First Solar Company Profile (NASDAQ:FSLR)

About First Solar

First Solar logoFirst Solar, Inc. is a provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. The Company designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules with thin-film semiconductor technology, and also develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power solutions. The Company operates through two segments: components and systems. The Company's components segment designs, manufactures and sells solar modules, which convert sunlight into electricity. The Company's systems segment provides PV solar power systems or solar solutions for systems, which use the Company's solar modules. The Company provides operations and maintenance (O&M) services to plant owners that use solar modules manufactured by the Company or by other third-party manufacturers. The Company has approximately 30 manufacturing lines around the world and over 2.8 gigawatts (GW) of annual manufacturing capacity with lines having a production capability of approximately 2,500 modules per day.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Semiconductor - Specialized
  • Sub-Industry: Semiconductors
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: FSLR
  • CUSIP: 33643310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $37.83
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $33.59
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $35.36
  • 52-Week Range: $28.60 - $74.29
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 34.08
  • P/E Growth: -2.89
  • Market Cap: $3.94B
  • Outstanding Shares: 104,044,000
  • Beta: 1.92
  • Net Margins: 14.72%
  • Return on Equity: 9.58%
  • Return on Assets: 7.23%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.03%
  • Current Ratio: 2.46%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.20%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 16 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.08)
Consensus Price Target: $44.60 (17.89% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/23/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingMarket Perform$28.50 -> $35.50View Rating Details
2/23/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
2/22/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$40.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
2/22/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$29.00View Rating Details
2/10/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
1/24/2017MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralView Rating Details
1/24/2017JMP SecuritiesDowngradeMarket Perform -> Underperform$28.00View Rating Details
12/6/2016Roth CapitalReiterated RatingNeutral$27.00View Rating Details
12/6/2016MizuhoReiterated RatingNeutral$46.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
11/19/2016GuggenheimSet Price TargetBuy$45.00View Rating Details
11/17/2016Avondale PartnersDowngradeMarket Perform -> Underperform$20.00View Rating Details
11/4/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$44.00View Rating Details
11/3/2016Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$68.00 -> $48.00View Rating Details
10/10/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$43.00View Rating Details
9/30/2016Williams CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$50.00View Rating Details
9/28/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingHold$65.00 -> $53.00View Rating Details
9/6/2016Standpoint ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$54.00View Rating Details
8/31/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy -> Hold$36.75 -> $38.25View Rating Details
8/25/2016Barclays PLCDowngradeOverweight -> NeutralView Rating Details
8/5/2016S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeBuy -> Hold$75.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingNeutral$68.00 -> $61.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$63.00 -> $59.00View Rating Details
4/6/2016Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetBuy$90.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details
12/30/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$70.00 -> $75.00View Rating Details
11/1/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
8/6/2015Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetUnderperform$34.00 -> $38.00View Rating Details
5/7/2015Northland SecuritiesUpgradeMarket Perform$51.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/21/2017Q416$0.97$1.24$412.76 million$480.43 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$0.74$1.22$980.48 million$688.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$0.55$0.87$862.68 million$934.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$0.93$1.66$962.87 million$848.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2016Q415$0.77$1.60$929.80 million$942.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$1.55$3.38$1.11 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$0.36$0.93$751.72 million$896.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115($0.29)($0.62)$469.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414$0.76$1.89$1.28 billion$1.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.64$0.87$1.05 billion$889.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.37$0.04$795.88 million$544.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.56$1.10$837.90 million$950.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2014Q413$0.98$0.89$965.40 million$768.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$0.96$2.28$988.63 million$1.27 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q2 2013$0.53$0.39$721.08 million$520.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2013Q1 2013$0.75$0.69$725.26 million$755.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2013Q4 2012$1.74$2.04$1.33 billion$1.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$1.07$1.27$958.97 million$839.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$0.92$1.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.61($0.08)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2012$1.59$1.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$2.58$2.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.92$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$1.16$1.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011$1.76$1.80ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.35 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.11 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.53$1.09$0.81
Q2 20162$0.38$0.39$0.39
Q3 20162$0.36$0.78$0.57
Q4 20163$0.41$1.91$1.10
Q1 20172($0.09)($0.07)($0.08)
Q2 20172($0.27)($0.03)($0.15)
Q3 20173$0.13$0.29$0.22
Q4 20173$0.27$0.47$0.36
Q1 20181($0.09)($0.09)($0.09)
Q2 20181($0.04)($0.04)($0.04)
Q3 20181$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q4 20181$0.36$0.36$0.36
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 58.02%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/23/2017Paul J KaletaEVPSell8,492$33.69$286,095.48View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Alexander R BradleyCFOSell566$43.77$24,773.82View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Christopher BueterEVPSell29,384$44.23$1,299,654.32View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Georges AntounInsiderSell133,761$44.54$5,957,714.94View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016James Alton HughesDirectorSell180,448$44.43$8,017,304.64View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Philip DejongCOOSell67,251$44.28$2,977,874.28View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016James Alton HughesCEOSell12,884$55.43$714,160.12View SEC Filing  
4/14/2016Timothy Brian RebhornEVPSell18,335$60.98$1,118,068.30View SEC Filing  
4/13/2016Raffi GarabedianCTOSell2,467$61.25$151,103.75View SEC Filing  
4/7/2016Philip DejongCOOSell6,379$61.82$394,349.78View SEC Filing  
3/23/2016Raffi GarabedianCTOSell2,158$71.25$153,757.50View SEC Filing  
3/22/2016Bryan Robert SchumakerCAOSell5,001$70.64$353,270.64View SEC Filing  
3/22/2016Christopher BueterEVPSell4,716$70.63$333,091.08View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016Philip DejongCOOSell2,600$70.15$182,390.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Raffi GarabedianCTOSell2,468$70.25$173,377.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Georges AntounInsiderSell8,092$70.73$572,347.16View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Raffi GarabedianCTOSell1,342$68.06$91,336.52View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Georges AntounInsiderSell4,665$69.25$323,051.25View SEC Filing  
2/25/2016James Alton HughesCEOSell15,000$69.90$1,048,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2016Paul J KaletaEVPSell5,000$69.75$348,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2015Georges AntounInsiderSell8,663$64.85$561,795.55View SEC Filing  
12/16/2015Mark R WidmarCFOSell24,095$65.00$1,566,175.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2015Georges AntounInsiderSell2,324$61.66$143,297.84View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015Christopher BueterSVPSell16,667$55.02$917,018.34View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015James Alton HughesCEOSell95,899$55.43$5,315,681.57View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015Joseph KishkillinsiderSell21,208$55.44$1,175,771.52View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015Mark R. WidmarCFOSell88,333$55.07$4,864,498.31View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015Philip DejongCOOSell45,000$55.06$2,477,700.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Georges AntouninsiderSell88,333$55.29$4,883,931.57View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Paul J. KaletaEVPSell8,461$55.59$470,346.99View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Timothy Brian RebhornSVPSell16,525$55.59$918,624.75View SEC Filing  
7/6/2015Georges AntounInsiderSell9,497$44.27$420,432.19View SEC Filing  
5/20/2015Michael T SweeneyDirectorBuy4,000$55.30$221,200.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Georges AntounCOOSell8,150$59.68$486,392.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014Georges AntounCOOSell19,958$65.03$1,297,868.74View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014James Alton HughesCEOSell16,000$64.12$1,025,920.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014Mark WidmarCFOSell10,000$64.11$641,100.00View SEC Filing  
1/21/2014Carol CampbellEVPSell12,070$51.39$620,277.30View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Raffi GarabedianCTOSell2,362$37.03$87,464.86View SEC Filing  
8/9/2013Richard ChapmanDirectorBuy1,000$40.68$40,680.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Mary Elizabeth GustafssonEVPSell9,044$43.22$390,881.68View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Raffi GarabedianCTOSell5,404$45.17$244,098.68View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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What is First Solar's stock symbol?

First Solar trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FSLR."

Where is First Solar's stock going? Where will First Solar's stock price be in 2017?

24 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for First Solar's shares. Their predictions range from $20.00 to $85.00. On average, they expect First Solar's stock price to reach $44.60 in the next twelve months.

When will First Solar announce their earnings?

First Solar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April, 25th 2017.

Who owns First Solar stock?

First Solar's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Franklin Resources Inc. (6.03%), State Street Corp (2.87%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.50%), Guggenheim Capital LLC (1.89%), Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC (1.85%) and Allianz Asset Management AG (0.35%). Company insiders that own First Solar stock include Alexander R Bradley, Bryan Robert Schumaker, Christopher Bueter, Georges Antoun, James Alton Hughes, Joseph Kishkill, Mark R Widmar, Michael T Sweeney, Paul J Kaleta, Philip Dejong, Raffi Garabedian and Timothy Brian Rebhorn.

Who sold First Solar stock? Who is selling First Solar stock?

First Solar's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Allianz Asset Management AG, Credit Agricole S A, Oslo Asset Management AS, Van ECK Associates Corp, FMR LLC and Baird Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold First Solar stock in the last year include Alexander R Bradley, Bryan Robert Schumaker, Christopher Bueter, Georges Antoun, James Alton Hughes, Paul J Kaleta, Philip Dejong, Raffi Garabedian and Timothy Brian Rebhorn.

Who bought First Solar stock? Who is buying First Solar stock?

First Solar's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, State Street Corp, Lansdowne Partners UK LLP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Luminus Management LLC.

How do I buy First Solar stock?

Shares of First Solar can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of First Solar stock cost?

One share of First Solar stock can currently be purchased for approximately $37.83.

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) Chart for Tuesday, February, 28, 2017

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Last Updated on 2/28/2017 by Staff