"The Company anticipates reporting net sales of approximately $130.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2007 as compared to net sales of $80.6 million for the same period in 2006. The volume of ethanol sold by the Company in the fourth quarter of 2007 increased by approximately 82% as compared to the same period in 2006 and by approximately 16% as compared to the third quarter of 2007." It seems that Pacific Ethanol will beat the average analyst estimate of 122 million.
Good news for ethanol producers like ADM (ADM), Verasun (VSE) and Pacifc Ethanol (PEIX).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast that farmers will harvest 12.3 billion bushels of corn, up more than 570 million bushels from last month's estimate of 11.7 billion. That's down 6% from last year's record crop of 13.1 billion bushels, but 17% above the 2006 harvest.
Average corn prices this year are expected to drop to $4.90 to $5.90 per bushel, down 60 cents from last month's forecast of $5.50 to $6.50.
Corn prices soared to record levels near $8 after the floods, the worst to hit the Midwest in 15 years. But cooler, wetter weather since then will boost corn yields to 155 bushels per acre, up from last month's estimate of 148.4, the department said.
Corn prices have already dropped to almost $5 per bushel, though that is still higher than in 2006, when a bushel cost $2.
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