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Open

56.15

Previous Close

56.27

Volume (Avg)

1.44M (2.34M)

Day's Range

55.13-56.93

52Wk Range

47.04-74.84

Market Cap.

5.65B

Dividend Rate ( Yield )

-

Beta

1.91

Shares Outstanding

100.19M

P/E Ratio (EPS)

15.17 (3.72)

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Fundamentals
  • Key statistics
  • Growth
  • Profitability
  • Financial health
  • Price ratios
  • Trading statistics
Industry Solar
Highlights
Analyst Recommendation: Outperform
    • Revenue

    • 3.31B

    • Net Income

    • 353.04M

    • Market Cap.

    • 5.65B

    • Enterprise Value

    • -

    • Net Profit Margin %

    • 10.68

    • PEG (Price/Earnings Growth) Ratio

    • -

    • Beta

    • 1.91

    • Forward P/E

    • 11.40

    • Price/Sales

    • 1.62

    • Price/Book Value

    • 1.21

    • Price/Cash flow

    • 15.55

      • EBITDA

      • 614.47M

      • Return on Capital %

      • 5.59

      • Return on Equity %

      • 8.54

      • Return on Assets %

      • 5.59

      • Book Value/Share

      • 46.59

      • Shares Outstanding

      • 100.19M

      • Last Split Factor (Date)

      • -

      • Last Dividend (Ex-Date)

      • -

      • Dividend Declaration Date

      • -

      Analyst Recommendation
      10/21/2014
      Outperform
        • 1 Year Price Target

        • 74.33

        • Credit Rating

        • -

        • Analysts

        • 5

        • EPS Estimate

        • 4.98

        • Cashflow Estimate

        • 6.38

        Morningstar Consensus estimate data
        • Growth Rate (%)

        • Company

        • Industry

          • Sales (Revenue)

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 4.70

          • 6.55

          • Net Income

            YTD/YTD (last year)

          • -

          • -122.98

          • Net Income

            Q/Q (last year)

          • -86.50

          • 830.24

          • Sales (Revenue)

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 21.57

          • -

          • Net Income

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 0.30

          • 18.38

          • Dividends

            5-Year Annual Average

          • -

          • -18.41

          • Profit Margins (%)

          • Company

          • Industry

            • Gross Margin

            • 25.02

            • 22.92

            • Pre-Tax Margin

            • 11.74

            • 4.42

            • Net Profit Margin

            • 10.68

            • 6.91

            • Average Gross Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 36.70

            • 30.68

            • Average Pre-Tax Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 14.30

            • 8.66

            • Average Net Profit Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 12.70

            • 13.15B

            • Financial Ratios

            • Company

            • Industry

              • Debt/Equity Ratio

              • 0.03

              • 0.26

              • Current Ratio

              • 2.62

              • 1.76

              • Quick Ratio

              • 1.78

              • 1.06

              • Interest Coverage

              • 260.03

              • 6.18

              • Leverage Ratio

              • 1.42

              • 2.20

              • Book Value/Share

              • 46.59

              • 6.11

              • Price Ratios

              • Company

              • Industry

                • Current P/E Ratio

                • 15.17

                • 1,250.00

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year High

                • 47.14

                • 501.94

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year Low

                • 3.07

                • -39.21

                • Price/Sales Ratio

                • 1.62

                • 1.18

                • Price/Book Value

                • 1.21

                • 2.14

                • Price/Cash Flow Ratio

                • 15.55

                • 23.98

                • Key Metrics

                • Company

                • Industry

                  • Return on Equity %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 8.54

                    (11.50)

                  • 7.70

                    (7.69)

                  • Return on Assets %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 5.59

                    (8.70)

                  • 3.46

                    (5.40)

                  • Return on Capital %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 8.16

                    (10.60)

                  • 5.57

                    (6.54)

                  • Income/Employee

                  • 77.70k

                  • 468.37

                  • Inventory Turnover

                  • 7.35

                  • 6.15

                  • Asset Turnover

                  • 0.52

                  • 0.50

                  Current Historical
                  Financials
                  • Income Statement
                  • Balance Sheet
                  • Cash Flow
                  Operating Income
                  368.53M
                  Operating Margin
                  11.14
                  Total Equity
                  -
                  Retained Earnings
                  -
                  Free Cashflow
                  -
                  Price/Cashflow
                  15.55
                  Ownership

                  Institutional Ownership

                  88.91%

                  Top 10 Institutions

                  55.27%

                  Mutual Fund Ownership

                  34.60%

                  Float

                  73.18%

                  5% / Insider Ownership

                  0.47%

                  Corporate insiders or major stockholders reporting trading activity in the stock.

                  Top Mutual Fund Owners

                  Top Institutional Owners

                  Mutual Fund Name

                  Institution Name

                  • Mutual Fund Name

                  • Shares Held

                  • % Change

                  • % Outstanding

                  • Fidelity® Growth Company Fund

                  •  

                    5,207,863

                  • 3.66

                  • 5.20

                  • Vanguard Small Cap Index

                  •  

                    1,305,272

                  • -0.30

                  • 1.30

                  • Fidelity® Series Growth Company Fund

                  •  

                    1,272,139

                  • 4.76

                  • 1.27

                  • Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx

                  •  

                    1,223,912

                  • 0.48

                  • 1.22

                  • Fidelity® Blue Chip Growth Fund

                  •  

                    1,192,100

                  • 4.36

                  • 1.19

                  • Vanguard Explorer Fund

                  •  

                    965,468

                  • -13.73

                  • 0.96

                  • Vanguard Five Hundred Index Fund

                  •  

                    780,118

                  • 6.00

                  • 0.78

                  • Vanguard Institutional Index Fund

                  •  

                    762,227

                  • 4.85

                  • 0.76

                  • SPDR® S&P 500 ETF

                  •  

                    749,889

                  • 1.42

                  • 0.64

                  • Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund

                  •  

                    700,262

                  • 1.34

                  • 0.70

                  • Institution Name

                  • Shares Held

                  • % Change

                  • % Outstanding

                  • JCL FSLR Holdings LLC

                  •  

                    24,957,907

                  • 0.00%

                  • 24.93

                  • Vanguard Group, Inc.

                  •  

                    5,194,134

                  • +1.65%

                  • 5.18

                  • Wellington Management Company, LLP

                  •  

                    3,292,231

                  • -22.62%

                  • 3.29

                  • State Street Corp

                  •  

                    2,475,393

                  • +1.28%

                  • 2.47

                  • BlackRock Fund Advisors

                  •  

                    2,187,245

                  • +4.70%

                  • 2.18

                  • Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc.

                  •  

                    1,979,924

                  • +0.92%

                  • 1.98

                  • Majedie Asset Management Ltd

                  •  

                    1,850,357

                  • +56.84%

                  • 1.85

                  • JTW Trust No. 1 UAD 9/19/02

                  •  

                    1,600,000

                  • 0.00%

                  • 1.60

                  • Systematic Financial Management L.P.

                  •  

                    1,252,810

                  • +124.79%

                  • 1.25

                  Company Profile

                  Sector

                  Technology

                  Industry

                  Solar

                  Type

                  Speculative Growth

                  Style

                  Mid Value

                  First Solar Inc was incorporated as a Delaware corporation on February 22, 2006. First Solar Holdings, LLC was formed as a Delaware limited liability company in May 2003 to act as the holding company for First Solar, LLC, which was f...moreormed in 1999 and renamed First Solar US Manufacturing, LLC in the second quarter of 2006, and other subsidiaries formed during 2003 and later. On February 22, 2006, First Solar Holdings, LLC was incorporated in Delaware as First Solar Holdings, Inc. and, also during the first quarter of 2006, was renamed First Solar, Inc. The Company manufactures and sells solar modules with an advanced thin film semiconductor technology, and it designs, constructs and sells photovoltaic (PV) solar power systems. The Company operations constitute of two segments: systems and components....more The components segment involves the design, manufacture, and sale of solar modules which convert sunlight into electricity. Through systems segment, the Company provides complete turn-key PV solar power systems, or solar solutions that draw upon the capabilities, which include (i) project development, (ii) EPC services, (iii) operating and maintenance (“O&M”) services, and (iv) project finance expertise. It may provide full EPC service or any combination of individual products and services within the EPC capabilities depending upon the customer and market opportunity. Its systems business is dependent upon successful completion of project development activities including: site selection and acquisition, obtaining in a timely manner the requisite interconnection and transmission studies, environmental and land use permits, maintaining effective site control, and entering into a power purchase agreement with an off-taker of the power to be generated by the project. The renewable energy, solar energy and solar module sectors are highly competitive and continually evolving as participants strive to distinguish themselves within their markets and compete within the larger electric power industry. The Company also faces competition from other EPC companies and joint ventures between EPC companies and solar companies. The Company is subject to various federal, state, local and international laws and regulations.lessless

                  Key People

                  Mr James A. Hughes

                  CEO/Director

                  Michael J. Ahearn

                  Chairman of the Board/Director

                  Mark R. Widmar

                  CFO/Chief Accounting Officer

                  Paul J. Kaleta

                  Executive VP/General Counsel

                  Mr. J. Thomas Presby

                  Director

                  • First Solar Inc

                  • 350 West Washington Street

                  • Tempe, 85281

                  • USA.Map

                  • Phone: +1 602 414-9300

                  • Fax: +1 602 414-9400

                  • firstsolar.com

                  Incorporated

                  2006

                  Employees

                  4,850

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