NASDAQ:FSLR - First Solar Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$49.60 +0.05 (+0.10 %)
(As of 09/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$49.55
Today's Range$48.93 - $50.35
52-Week Range$45.26 - $81.72
Volume887,700 shs
Average Volume1.98 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.05 billion
P/E Ratio19.15
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.48
First Solar logoFirst Solar, Inc. provides photovoltaic solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Components and Systems. The Components segment designs, manufactures, and sells cadmium telluride solar modules that convert sunlight into electricity. This segment offers its products to integrators and operators. The Systems segment provides turn-key photovoltaic solar power systems or solar solutions, such as project development; engineering, procurement, and construction; and operating and maintenance services to utilities, independent power producers, commercial and industrial companies, and other system owners. The company was formerly known as First Solar Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to First Solar, Inc. in 2006. First Solar, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Semiconductors & related devices
Sub-IndustrySemiconductors
SectorOils/Energy
SymbolNASDAQ:FSLR
CUSIP33643310
Phone602-414-9300

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.09
Current Ratio4.89
Quick Ratio4.60

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio19.15
Forward P/E Ratio29.52
P/E Growth1.8

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.94 billion
Price / Sales1.77
Cash Flow$3.8213 per share
Price / Cash12.98
Book Value$48.82 per share
Price / Book1.02

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.59
Net Income$-165,610,000.00
Net Margins-8.35%
Return on Equity4.12%
Return on Assets3.09%

Miscellaneous

Employees4,100
Outstanding Shares104,800,000
Market Cap$5.05 billion

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is First Solar's stock symbol?

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

How were First Solar's earnings last quarter?

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 26th. The solar cell manufacturer reported ($0.46) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.43. The solar cell manufacturer earned $309 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $509.19 million. First Solar had a positive return on equity of 4.12% and a negative net margin of 8.35%. First Solar's quarterly revenue was down 50.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.64 earnings per share. View First Solar's Earnings History.

When is First Solar's next earnings date?

First Solar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for First Solar.

What guidance has First Solar issued on next quarter's earnings?

First Solar issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.50-1.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.72. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.5-2.6 billion (Prior $2.45-2.65 billion), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.55 billion.

What price target have analysts set for FSLR?

17 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for First Solar's stock. Their predictions range from $42.00 to $94.00. On average, they expect First Solar's stock price to reach $70.6667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 42.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for First Solar.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for First Solar?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Solar in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for First Solar.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about First Solar stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about First Solar stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "First Solar ended second quarter 2018 on a disappointing note, with both its bottom and top line having missed the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate. Nevertheless, the company has installed more than 7.5 GW installed worldwide, making it the leading global provider of PV energy solutions. Currently, the company is undergoing a significant transition which involves replacement of its legacy manufacturing fleet, over the next several years, with the technologically advanced Series 6 module. However, First Solar faces intense competition from manufacturers of crystalline-silicon solar modules, and other types of solar modules and PV systems with respect to reliability and selling price per watt. It is also exposed to various geopolitical and other risks and extensive regulations as it has an international presence. Moreover, the company underperformed the industry in the last one year." (8/2/2018)
  • 2. JMP Securities analysts commented, "CL’s 1Q print was disappointing w/org sales of +1.5% (vs. +3% Street) – on 0.5%/2.5% EM/DM growth – and modest GM% downside, offset by lower total SG&A, driving a low-quality EPS beat ($0.74 vs. $0.73). CL lowered its org sales guide to +low-single-digits % (vs. +low-to-mid % prior), though reaffirmed its EPS guide of +low-double-digits (~$3.16-$3.21 vs. Street $3.17). Shares should trade lower and, at 20.5x P/E (25% prem. to staples), CL’s multiple is at risk. Low-quality 1Q beat highlighted by org sales miss, lower SG&A: CL reported sales of $4.0B, ~0.5% below Street est., including soft +1.5% org sales growth (vs. Street +3.1%). GM% of 60.3% was down -35 bps YoY and modestly (-15 bps) below Street estimates. Ex-pension accounting change, we est. total SG&A was ~115 bps better (35.7% vs. Street 36.8%), incl A&M below our f-cast (10.4% vs. 10.9%), driving a +3% pretax profit beat. Below-the-line items were a ~$0.02 drag vs. our model, driving EPS of $0.74, $0.01 ahead of Street/JEF $0.73." (4/27/2018)

Who are some of First Solar's key competitors?

Who are First Solar's key executives?

First Solar's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Mark R. Widmar, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Alexander R. Bradley, Chief Financial Officer (Age 37)
  • Mr. Philip Tymen deJong, Chief Operating Officer (Age 58)
  • Mr. Raffi Garabedian, Chief Technology Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Georges J. Antoun, Chief Commercial Officer (Age 55)

Has First Solar been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about FSLR stock has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Solar earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the solar cell manufacturer an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for First Solar.

Who are First Solar's major shareholders?

First Solar's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.05%), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1.92%), Luminus Management LLC (1.23%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.12%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.00%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.00%). Company insiders that own First Solar stock include Alexander R Bradley, Bryan Robert Schumaker, George A Hambro, Georges Antoun, J Thomas Presby, Mark R Widmar, Paul J Kaleta, Philip Dejong and Raffi Garabedian. View Institutional Ownership Trends for First Solar.

Which major investors are selling First Solar stock?

FSLR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Putnam Investments LLC, First Quadrant L P CA, DnB Asset Management AS, Mackay Shields LLC, Columbus Circle Investors, Russell Investments Group Ltd., BlueMountain Capital Management LLC and Pinebridge Investments L.P.. Company insiders that have sold First Solar company stock in the last year include Alexander R Bradley, Bryan Robert Schumaker, Georges Antoun, Mark R Widmar, Paul J Kaleta, Philip Dejong and Raffi Garabedian. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Solar.

Which major investors are buying First Solar stock?

FSLR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Luminus Management LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Calamos Advisors LLC, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Lansdowne Partners UK LLP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Gendell Jeffrey L and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have bought First Solar stock in the last two years include George A Hambro and J Thomas Presby. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Solar.

How do I buy shares of First Solar?

Shares of FSLR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is First Solar's stock price today?

One share of FSLR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $49.60.

How big of a company is First Solar?

First Solar has a market capitalization of $5.05 billion and generates $2.94 billion in revenue each year. The solar cell manufacturer earns $-165,610,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $2.59 on an earnings per share basis. First Solar employs 4,100 workers across the globe.

How can I contact First Solar?

First Solar's mailing address is 350 WEST WASHINGTON STREET SUITE 600, TEMPE AZ, 85281. The solar cell manufacturer can be reached via phone at 602-414-9300 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for First Solar (NASDAQ FSLR)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  819 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,207 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,026
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This page was last updated on 9/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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