Sacramento’s Pacific Ethanol Inc., a producer of low-carbon renewable fuels, on Wednesday reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $15 million, or 36 cents per share, for the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30.
That compares with a profit of $3.7 million, or 15 cents a share, in the third quarter of 2014.
The company said its 2015 bottom line was affected by expenses related to its recent $192 million acquisition of Aventine Energy Holdings Inc. of Pekin, Ill. That acquisition is expected to double PEI’s production capacity.
Net third-quarter sales totaled $380.6 million, a 38 percent increase over $275.6 million in the third quarter of 2014.
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