SunPower Company Profile (NASDAQ:SPWR)

About SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)

SunPower logoSunPower Corporation is a global energy company. The Company delivers complete solar solutions to residential, commercial, and power plant customers. The Company's segments include Residential Segment, Commercial Segment and Power Plant Segment. The Residential and Commercial Segments combined are referred to as Distributed Generation. The Company offers solar module technology and solar power systems that are designed to generate electricity over a system life over 25 years; Integrated Smart Energy software solutions that enable customers to manage and optimize the cooperation center of excellence (CCOE) measurement; Installation, construction, and ongoing maintenance and monitoring services; and financing solutions that provide customers a range of options for purchasing or leasing solar products at competitive energy rates. The Company offers a set of residential solutions that deliver value to homeowners and its dealer partners.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Semiconductor - Specialized
  • Sub-Industry: Semiconductors
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:SPWR
  • CUSIP: 86765240
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.15 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 139,427,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $7.00
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $7.07
  • 52 Week Range: $5.84 - $17.74
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 165.40
  • P/E Growth: 0.06
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.57 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.45
  • Book Value: $5.94 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.39
  • EBIDTA: ($30,840,000.00)
  • Net Margins: -16.95%
  • Return on Equity: 16.65%
  • Return on Assets: 4.66%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.18%
  • Current Ratio: 1.63%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.32%
  • Average Volume: 3.10 million shs.
  • Beta: 2.62
  • Short Ratio: 4.8

Frequently Asked Questions for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)

What is SunPower's stock symbol?

SunPower trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SPWR."

How were SunPower's earnings last quarter?

SunPower Co. (NASDAQ:SPWR) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company reported ($0.36) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.49) by $0.13. The firm earned $429.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $388.07 million. SunPower had a positive return on equity of 16.65% and a negative net margin of 16.95%. The company's quarterly revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.30) earnings per share. View SunPower's Earnings History.

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

17 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for SunPower's stock. Their forecasts range from $6.00 to $12.00. On average, they expect SunPower's share price to reach $9.09 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for SunPower.

What are analysts saying about SunPower stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about SunPower stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "SunPower is gradually shifting its revenue base from solar panel sales to the development of solar projects, power plants and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) systems. The company remains committed to provide high-performance solar power products to its customers. In the overseas, the company has plans to build six projects in many regions in Mexico with expected delivery dates of 2018 and 2019, and gross margin above 20%. However, rising cost is a major headwind for the company given the constant need to come up with new and innovative technology. This has been hurting the company’s profit margin and thus calls for management to improve the overall capital structure. SunPower lost more than the Zacks Categorized Solar industry’s loss during the last one year as it continues to face stiff competition from both established companies and new entrants in the market." (4/18/2017)
  • 2. Mizuho analysts commented, "We are adjusting our financial outlook and revising our price target to $8 per share. The downturn in the industry and limited visibility into the future leads to our reductions. SPWR's CEO believes the industry will recover in 2H17, but much of that may be in the hands of Congress as it contemplates tax reform (including renewables incentives)." (1/30/2017)

Are investors shorting SunPower?

SunPower saw a decrease in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 19,755,513 shares, a decrease of 8.8% from the April 28th total of 21,660,924 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,471,140 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.7 days. Currently, 33.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

Who are some of SunPower's key competitors?

Who owns SunPower stock?

SunPower's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (3.12%), Impax Asset Management LTD (1.85%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.00%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.93%), Impax Asset Management AIFM Ltd (0.72%) and DnB Asset Management AS (0.65%). Company insiders that own SunPower stock include Charles D Boynton, Douglas J Richards, Eric Branderiz, Howard Wenger, Lisa Marie Bodensteiner, Patrick Wood III and Thomas H Werner. View Institutional Ownership Trends for SunPower.

Who sold SunPower stock? Who is selling SunPower stock?

SunPower's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DnB Asset Management AS, Jane Street Group LLC, Baird Financial Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, KBC Group NV, Teachers Advisors LLC, Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc and ICM Asset Management Inc. WA. View Insider Buying and Selling for SunPower.

Who bought SunPower stock? Who is buying SunPower stock?

SunPower's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Rock Point Advisors LLC, Karp Capital Management Corp, Impax Asset Management LTD, SG Americas Securities LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Laurion Capital Management LP and Vanguard Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for SunPower.

How do I buy SunPower stock?

Shares of SunPower 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 SunPower stock cost?

One share of SunPower stock can currently be purchased for approximately $8.27.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 15 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $9.09 (9.96% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/16/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingNeutral$9.00 -> $8.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$10.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutral$7.00N/AView Rating Details
2/10/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/30/2017MizuhoReiterated RatingNeutral$25.00 -> $8.00N/AView Rating Details
12/6/2016GuggenheimDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$7.15 -> $7.22N/AView Rating Details
11/10/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHold$11.00N/AView Rating Details
11/10/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual WeightN/AView Rating Details
11/9/2016Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$20.00 -> $10.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2016Deutsche Bank AGSet Price TargetHold$9.00N/AView Rating Details
9/30/2016Williams CapitalInitiated CoverageHold$9.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2016JMP SecuritiesInitiated CoverageUnderperform$6.00N/AView Rating Details
8/12/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$27.00 -> $12.00N/AView Rating Details
8/10/2016Avondale PartnersDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
8/10/2016Citigroup IncDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
8/10/2016Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
6/1/2016Wells Fargo & CoInitiated CoverageMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
2/26/2016Northland SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOutperform$37.00N/AView Rating Details
2/18/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingBuy$43.00 -> $38.00N/AView Rating Details
1/5/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Boost Price Target$32.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
12/17/2015S&P Equity ResearchUpgradeBuy -> Strong-BuyN/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015MacquarieInitiated CoverageOutperformN/AView Rating Details
10/29/2015Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetOutperform$37.00 -> $32.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
Earnings by Quarter for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
Earnings History by Quarter for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/9/2017Q1 2017($0.49)($0.36)$388.07 million$429.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/15/2017Q416($0.45)($0.64)$1.06 billion$1.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2016Q316$0.38$0.68$777.94 million$729.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/9/2016Q216($0.24)($0.22)$344.97 million$420.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q1($0.20)($0.30)$328.53 million$433.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2016Q415$1.53$1.73$1.27 billion$1.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315($0.02)$0.13$428.85 million$441.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q215$0.17$0.18$513.07 million$376.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.09$0.13$415.50 million$430.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414$0.24$0.26$606.83 million$609.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.24$0.30$628.70 million$662.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.26$0.28$623.54 million$621.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.32$0.49$669.37 million$683.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2014Q413$0.28$0.47$707.93 million$758.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313$0.25$0.44$583.24 million$657.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.11$0.48$576.99 million$576.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$0.08($0.46)$507.73 million$635.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q4 2012$0.15$0.18$769.18 million$784.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312($0.11)$0.03$592.09 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012($0.09)$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012($0.15)($0.12)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012($0.11)$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-1.02 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.05 EPS


Dividend History for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.06%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 30.80%
Insider Trades by Quarter for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
Insider Trades by Quarter for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/12/2016Howard WengerInsiderBuy10,000$7.74$77,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016Eric BranderizSVPSell6,365$25.00$159,125.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016Charles D BoyntonCFOSell42,373$22.74$963,562.02View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016Douglas J RichardsEVPSell47,348$22.73$1,076,220.04View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016Thomas H WernerCEOSell10,000$22.70$227,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Lisa Marie BodensteinerEVPSell11,000$22.91$252,010.00View SEC Filing  
2/23/2016Lisa Marie BodensteinerEVPSell11,079$20.99$232,548.21View SEC Filing  
9/11/2015Patrick Wood IIIDirectorSell30,000$22.97$689,100.00View SEC Filing  
9/10/2015Lisa Marie BodensteinerEVPSell4,800$23.74$113,952.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2015Eric BranderizSVPSell2,369$25.00$59,225.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2015Lisa Marie BodensteinerEVPSell13,400$24.20$324,280.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Lisa Marie BodensteinerEVPSell6,700$30.92$207,164.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015Eric BranderizSVPSell3,121$32.24$100,621.04View SEC Filing  
12/2/2014Thomas H WernerCEOSell25,000$25.85$646,250.00View SEC Filing  
10/10/2014Marty T NeeseCOOSell223,663$29.07$6,501,883.41View SEC Filing  
10/9/2014Marty T NeeseCOOSell64,311$29.76$1,913,895.36View SEC Filing  
10/8/2014Marty T NeeseCOOSell37,016$30.43$1,126,396.88View SEC Filing  
10/7/2014Howard WengerInsiderSell22,000$32.06$705,320.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2014Eric BranderizSVPSell1,594$37.27$59,408.38View SEC Filing  
9/15/2014Charles D BoyntonCFOSell8,358$37.54$313,759.32View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014Eric BranderizSVPSell2,072$36.85$76,353.20View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Douglas J RichardsEVPSell9,465$34.87$330,044.55View SEC Filing  
7/15/2014Charles D BoyntonCFOSell24,238$38.87$942,131.06View SEC Filing  
6/17/2014Douglas J RichardsEVPSell5,200$40.00$208,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2014Thomas H WernerCEOSell26,704$40.00$1,068,160.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014Douglas J RichardsEVPSell5,308$33.83$179,569.64View SEC Filing  
6/3/2014Eric BranderizSVPSell4,115$32.28$132,832.20View SEC Filing  
6/3/2014Thomas H WernerCEOSell25,000$31.94$798,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2014Thomas H WernerCEOSell25,000$32.70$817,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Eric BranderizSVPSell3,120$31.37$97,874.40View SEC Filing  
5/16/2014Marty NeeseCOOSell11,815$30.98$366,028.70View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014Catherine LesjakDirectorSell2,198$32.73$71,940.54View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Charles BoyntonCFOSell16,065$32.17$516,811.05View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Catherine LesjakDirectorSell9,130$33.86$309,141.80View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014Howard WengerInsiderSell8,500$31.26$265,710.00View SEC Filing  
1/17/2014Charles BoyntonCFOSell13,575$35.30$479,197.50View SEC Filing  
1/15/2014Howard WengerInsiderSell8,500$32.11$272,935.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2013Howard WengerInsiderSell8,500$28.85$245,225.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Howard WengerInsiderSell54,810$32.24$1,767,074.40View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Eric BranderizSVPSell2,080$24.34$50,627.20View SEC Filing  
9/5/2013Eric BranderizSVPSell4,162$22.40$93,228.80View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013Lisa Marie BodensteinerEVPSell8,000$21.60$172,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2013Eric BranderizSVPSell2,704$21.50$58,136.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013Charles BoyntonCFOSell5,000$21.38$106,900.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2013Thomas H WernerCEOSell100,000$21.43$2,143,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Eric BranderizSVPSell4,161$18.92$78,726.12View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Douglas J RichardsEVPSell31,930$18.61$594,217.30View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Douglas J RichardsEVPSell5,108$20.24$103,385.92View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Douglas J RichardsEVPSell4,782$19.28$92,196.96View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Charles D BoyntonCFOSell9,926$20.17$200,207.42View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Douglas J RichardsEVPSell2,218$20.17$44,737.06View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Thomas H WernerCEOSell100,000$20.62$2,062,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Eric BranderizSVPSell2,165$19.00$41,135.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Douglas J RichardsEVPSell13,003$17.40$226,252.20View SEC Filing  
9/4/2012Douglas J RichardsEVPSell7,035$4.43$31,165.05View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
Latest Headlines for SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR)
DateHeadline logoSunPower Bets on China to Drive Profitable Growth - May 23 at 7:22 PM logoWhat Will SunPower Be Worth in 2020? - May 23 at 9:41 AM logoIMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Khang & Khang LLP Announces a Securities Class Action Lawsuit against SunPower Corporation and Encourages Investors with Losses Over $100,000 to Contact the Firm - May 23 at 9:11 AM logoSunPower Breaks Ground on 28-Megawatt Solar Power System at Vandenberg Air Force Base - May 23 at 9:11 AM logoBrower Piven Hereby Gives Notice of the Re-opening of the Lead Plaintiff Selection Process in the Securities Class Action Lawsuit Pending Against SunPower Corporation - May 22 at 6:59 PM logoEQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Notifies SunPower Corporation Investors of Important Deadline in Class Action – SPWR - May 22 at 6:59 PM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT - Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Class Action Against SunPower Corporation (SPWR) & Lead Plaintiff Deadline - July 21, 2017 - May 22 at 6:59 PM logoINVESTOR ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against SunPower Corporation - May 22 at 6:59 PM logoWill Solar Tariffs Help or Hurt Industry Leaders? - May 22 at 6:59 PM logoGPM Notifies Investors of the July 21, 2017 Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against SunPower Corporation - May 22 at 6:59 PM logoIMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: Lundin Law PC Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit against SunPower Corporation and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm - May 22 at 6:59 PM logoSafirstein Metcalf LLP Notifies Investors of SunPower Corporation about the Lead Plaintiff Deadline of July 21, 2017 in the Class Action - SPWR - May 22 at 6:59 PM logoHow SunPower's 5 GW Chinese Joint Venture Can Add Value - May 22 at 3:28 PM logoHow SunPower's China Strategy Could Fuel Major Growth - May 20 at 8:48 AM logoBankruptcies Continue in Solar Industry - May 19 at 12:47 PM logoEdited Transcript of SPWR earnings conference call or presentation 9-May-17 8:30pm GMT - May 16 at 7:56 PM logoHow to Trade SunPower Amid Sales Slump - May 15 at 7:11 PM logoETFs with exposure to SunPower Corp. : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 7:11 PM logo3 Solar Stocks That Are Sizzling Trades Right Now - May 15 at 11:16 AM logoSunPower Corp. :SPWR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 12, 2017 - May 13 at 1:00 AM logoSunPower Co. (SPWR) Short Interest Update - May 12 at 7:04 AM logoSunPower Corporation Lays Out Growth Plans After Tough Quarter - May 11 at 9:18 AM logoSunPower Is Taking Steps To Address A Maturing Solar Market - May 11 at 1:08 AM logoSunPower (SPWR) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - May 10 at 10:40 AM logoSolarEdge Earnings Prove It's an Outlier in a Bearish Market - May 10 at 10:40 AM logoSunPower Co. (SPWR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $513.25 Million - May 10 at 10:28 AM logoSunPower Co. (SPWR) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.13 EPS - May 9 at 11:03 PM logoInvestor Network: SunPower Corporation to Host Earnings Call - May 9 at 7:27 PM logoSunPower Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - May 9 at 7:27 PM logoSunPower sees bigger-than-expected 2nd-qtr loss, shares fall - May 9 at 7:27 PM logoSunPower reports 1Q loss - May 9 at 7:27 PM logoSunPower Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SPWR-US : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 10:23 AM logoUtilities and Solar Finally Finding Ways to Work Together - May 8 at 7:27 PM logoSunPower Co. (SPWR) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.66 Per Share - May 8 at 6:24 PM logoWhy SunPower Corporation's Shares Jumped 14% in April - May 8 at 11:07 AM logoWhy SunPower Corporation's Shares Jumped 14% in April - May 8 at 9:37 AM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Impact SunPower (SPWR) Share Price - May 4 at 8:22 PM logoSunPower Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:SPWR) : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 7:10 PM logoSunPower Co. (SPWR) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 1 at 2:32 PM logoSomewhat Negative Media Coverage Likely to Affect SunPower (SPWR) Share Price - April 30 at 3:47 PM logoSunPower Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SPWR-US : April 28, 2017 - April 28 at 4:12 PM logoSunPower (SPWR) Earning Very Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds - April 27 at 7:54 AM logoShort Sellers Pulling Out of Solar, Alternative Energy Stocks - April 26 at 9:14 AM logoSunPower to Announce First-Quarter Results on May 9, 2017 - April 25 at 9:42 AM logoFavorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect SunPower (SPWR) Share Price - April 24 at 3:40 PM logoSunPower to Supply Equipment Solutions to Global Solar Power Plant Market - April 24 at 11:23 AM logoMacy's Celebrates Completion of 21 SunPower Solar Systems During Earth Week Dedication Events - April 21 at 7:44 PM logoSomewhat Negative News Coverage Very Likely to Affect SunPower (SPWR) Share Price - April 21 at 5:47 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect SunPower Co. (SPWR) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $391.13 Million - April 19 at 9:30 AM logoISE Group, Total and SunPower Start Up the Nanao Solar Power Plant in Japan - April 19 at 9:07 AM



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