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GREEN PLAINS 2011 ANNUAL REPORT
Three-year
annual growth
rate (%)
Rank
RANK
2011 2010
SXC HEALTH SOLUTIONS
6
65
28
68.2
151
2
2,593.9
105
4
39.2
1
GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS
2
69
25
113.0
63
9
1,912.4
120
1
62.3
2
HI-TECH PHARMACAL
234
3
41.5
51
11
190.9
42 23
7.9
3
BAIDU
78
20
619.7
65
7
1,363.8
65 11
59.2
4
MEDIFAST
29
87
15
21.1
49
14
271.3
65 10
10.4
5
ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS
82
17
102.9
75
5
589.5
37 33
60.4
6
GREEN PLAINS RENEWABLE ENERGY
102
10
40.2
299
1
2,518.7
22 61
9.3
8
HOME INNS & HOTEL MANAGEMENT
94
13
51.6
46
16
464.6
26 53
49.2
9
STURM RUGER
67
848
1
27.9
24
70
262.4
49 20
17.9
10
CIRRUS LOGIC
340
2
203.5
24
68
369.6
42 24
12.3
11
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS
79
19
788.0
105
3
3,855.0
28 48
17.8
7
EARNINGS PER SHARE
Three-year
annual growth
rate (%)
Rank
NET INCOME
Past four quarters
($ millions)
REVENUE
Past four quarters
*
($ millions)
P/E Current
fiscal year
(est.)
REVENUE
Three-year
annual growth
rate (%)
Rank
TOTAL RETURN
Lisle, Ill.
Waterbury, Vt.
Amityville, N.Y.
Beijing
Owings Mills, Md.
Cheshire, Conn.
Silver Spring, Md.
Omaha
Shanghai
Southport, Conn.
Austin
GREEN PLAINS RE EWABLE EN RGY
102
10
40.2
29
2,518.7
2 61
9.3
8
Omaha
Pursuing a harvest up and down the value chain brings us
the diversification from the products we can produce and
provides consistent results while avoiding “bet the farm”
kinds of strategies.
Green Plains has grown purposefully into business segments
that play to the core competencies of the company’s people.
We are accomplished at handling, storing, merchandising,
marketing and distributing agricultural and energy outputs.
This combined, focused pursuit of extracting energy bolsters
our value-generating capabilities.
Our course of business development, based on the strategy
of having the right technology in the right location and at
the right price, has produced over $345 million in earnings
before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization over
the last three years. With a core competency built on
managing risk and a demonstrated record as a cost-efficient
producer, our earnings have proven to be stable even with
the cyclicality of the ethanol industry.
To Green Plains, the concept of harvesting moves far beyond
traditional boundaries.
Growth is an indication that a firm is doing something right.
We believe our growth is the result of doing many things
right. We have a fundamental philosophy that is being
applied to a variety of opportunities within our reach. This
allows us to leverage our core competencies toward the task
of creating, capturing and sustaining value for our company,
our shareholders, our customers and our people.
This year, our efforts were recognized when
Fortune
magazine put Green Plains on the 100 fastest-growing
companies in America list at #8. As noted in the chart, our
three-year growth rate for revenue, earnings per share
and total return landed us in the top tier of solid, growing
companies. Our inclusion on the list is a testament to our
hard-working employees whose commitment made this
achievement possible.
We were certainly honored to be named to the list and while
this is a worthy statement of what we have accomplished, it
also serves as a challenge. Size and scale offer opportunities
that we are in a position to seize, but we always focus on
sustainability and profitability.
The Harvest
Sustainable Growth
Courtesy:
Fortune
magazine, The 100 Fastest-Growing Companies. Volume 164, Number 5.
Rapid Growth
Fortune
Magazine, The 100 Fastest-Growing Companies 2011