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: $40.87
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $38.04
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $46.22
  • 52-Week Range: $33.74 - $74.29
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 6.02
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.08
  • P/E Growth: -0.52
  • Market Cap: $4.18B
  • Outstanding Shares: 102,359,000
  • Beta: 1.54
  • Net Margins: 17.45%
  • Return on Equity: 13.78%
  • Return on Assets: 10.50%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.03%
  • Current Ratio: 3.23%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.83%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 14 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.38)
Consensus Price Target: $56.07 (37.20% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/21/2016Deutsche Bank AGSet Price TargetHold$44.00View Rating Details
10/10/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Initiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$43.00View Rating Details
10/7/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
9/30/2016Williams CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$50.00View Rating Details
9/28/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHold$65.00 -> $53.00View Rating Details
9/17/2016JMP SecuritiesSet Price TargetSell$32.00View 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
8/10/2016MizuhoLower Price TargetNeutral -> Neutral$67.00 -> $46.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Roth CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$70.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$56.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeBuy -> Hold$75.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingNeutral$68.00 -> $61.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingNeutral$65.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingBuy$89.00 -> $68.00View Rating Details
8/4/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$60.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$63.00 -> $59.00View Rating Details
6/27/2016Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
6/1/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Initiated CoverageMarket Perform$73.62 -> $40.25View Rating Details
4/13/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$77.00View Rating Details
4/10/2016Avondale PartnersReiterated RatingMarket Perform$74.00View 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
11/6/2015MacquarieInitiated CoverageOutperform$58.33 -> $64.35View 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 10/25/2014 forward)


Earnings History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/27/2016$0.74N/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: $4.31 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.26 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 20162$1.19$1.64$1.42
Q1 20171$0.40$0.40$0.40
Q2 20171$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q3 20171$0.61$0.61$0.61
Q4 20171$0.65$0.65$0.65
(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: 57.33%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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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First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) Chart for Tuesday, October, 25, 2016

Last Updated on 10/25/2016 by Staff