Vivint Solar Company Profile (NYSE:VSLR)

About Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)

Vivint Solar logoVivint Solar, Inc. offers distributed solar energy, electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at or near customers' locations, to residential customers. Through investment funds, the Company owns solar energy systems it installs and provides solar electricity pursuant to long-term contracts with its customers. The Company also sells solar energy systems outright to customers. The Company deploys its direct-to-home sales force to provide in-person professional consultations to prospective customers to evaluate the feasibility of installing a solar energy system at their residence. The Company's systems use communication gateways and monitoring services to collect performance data. The Company operates in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Utah. The Company purchases solar panels directly from multiple manufacturers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Semiconductor - Specialized
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:VSLR
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $342.79 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 110,576,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $2.91
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $2.94
  • 52 Week Range: $2.50 - $4.06
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 5.87
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -1.97
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $171.05 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.00
  • Book Value: $5.20 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.60
  • EBIDTA: ($84,910,000.00)
  • Net Margins: -14.02%
  • Return on Equity: -33.88%
  • Return on Assets: -11.92%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.03%
  • Current Ratio: 1.10%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.05%
  • Average Volume: 393,144 shs.
  • Beta: -0.4
  • Short Ratio: 27.76

Frequently Asked Questions for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)

What is Vivint Solar's stock symbol?

Vivint Solar trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "VSLR."

How were Vivint Solar's earnings last quarter?

Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE:VSLR) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company reported ($0.50) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.48) by $0.02. The business had revenue of $53.11 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $47.09 million. Vivint Solar had a negative return on equity of 33.88% and a negative net margin of 14.02%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 208.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.65) earnings per share. View Vivint Solar's Earnings History.

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

6 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Vivint Solar's stock. Their predictions range from $2.00 to $9.00. On average, they expect Vivint Solar's share price to reach $5.25 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Vivint Solar.

What are analysts saying about Vivint Solar stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Vivint Solar stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Vivint Solar Inc. is a provider of residential solar energy systems in the United States. It designs, installs, and maintains cost-effective solar energy systems. The Company also offers photovoltaic installation software products and devices. Vivint Solar, Inc. is headquartered in Provo, Utah. " (5/11/2017)
  • 2. Deutsche Bank AG analysts commented, "With the tax equity environment for VSLR improving, we believe the company remains in a strong position to achieve its 2016 installation targets. Additionally, after a slow seasonal start, fundamentals in the US resi market are improving," analyst Vishal Shah wrote in a note.Shah said Vivint has 514MW of operating assets in the current portfolio, which he believes are worth about $5/share (assuming 8 percent discount rate). This implies that at current levels, shares are assuming the devco is worth ($2.50)/share.Related Link: Gordon Johnson On Trina Solar: Time To Press The Shorts"Even if we do not include renewals, VSLR's operating assets are worth ~$3.50/share which would mean ~($0.90) value for devco," Shah noted.The analyst highlighted that the most recent tax equity round enables the company sufficient tax equity funds through Aug '16 time frame. Shah said company needs $2.60–2.80/W of project financing, of which $1.50–1.70/W is in the form of tax equity financing. The analyst noted that additional financing announcements are likely as the company had said it was working on $200 million worth of tax equity transactions. "We believe the amount of capital needed to achieve 2016 objectives is easily achievable and more importantly, the shares are clearly not discounting this amount of capital raise at current valuation levels," (5/27/2016)

Who are some of Vivint Solar's key competitors?

Who owns Vivint Solar stock?

Vivint Solar's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Blackstone Group L.P. (74.69%), FMR LLC (8.78%), Vanguard Group Inc. (1.28%), Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (0.18%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.14%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.14%). Company insiders that own Vivint Solar stock include Dana C Russell, David Bywater and Shawn J Lindquist. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Vivint Solar.

Who sold Vivint Solar stock? Who is selling Vivint Solar stock?

Vivint Solar's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Vivint Solar stock in the last year include Dana C Russell and David Bywater. View Insider Buying and Selling for Vivint Solar.

Who bought Vivint Solar stock? Who is buying Vivint Solar stock?

Vivint Solar's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp, IPG Investment Advisors LLC, Morgan Stanley, Geode Capital Management LLC, Teachers Advisors LLC and Vanguard Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Vivint Solar.

How do I buy Vivint Solar stock?

Shares of Vivint 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 Vivint Solar stock cost?

One share of Vivint Solar stock can currently be purchased for approximately $3.10.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.17)
Consensus Price Target: $5.25 (69.35% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/8/2017Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetHold$4.00MediumView Rating Details
3/18/2017JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
2/10/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/9/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$6.00N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2016Bank of America CorpSet Price TargetSell$2.00N/AView Rating Details
8/9/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$7.00N/AView Rating Details
5/5/2016Avondale PartnersReiterated RatingMarket Perform$8.00N/AView Rating Details
7/21/2015Northland SecuritiesDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$20.00 -> $16.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
Earnings by Quarter for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
Earnings History by Quarter for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/9/2017Q1 2017($0.48)($0.50)$47.09 million$53.11 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/16/2017Q4 2016($0.45)($0.41)$41.71 million$41.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2016Q316($0.46)($0.36)$43.48 million$41.26 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/8/2016Q216($0.58)($0.49)$24.98 million$34.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2016Q1($0.61)($0.65)$17.60 million$17.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/14/2016Q4 15($0.71)($0.50)$19.26 million$16.03 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/17/2015Q315($0.97)($0.47)$19.20 million$22.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/16/2015Q3($0.57)($0.47)$21.78 million$22.47 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/11/2015Q2($0.61)($0.85)$15.20 million$16.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2015Q115($0.38)($0.57)$8.10 million$9.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/4/2015Q414($0.37)($0.36)$6.01 million$6.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/10/2014Q314($0.27)($0.66)$7.49 million$8.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-1.74 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-1.57 EPS


Dividend History for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 93.68%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/12/2017Dana C RussellCFOSell149,500$2.76$412,620.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2017David BywaterCEOSell201,200$2.84$571,408.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2015Shawn J LindquistInsiderSell55,148$13.93$768,211.64View SEC Filing  
12/2/2014Gregory S ButterfieldCEOBuy5,000$8.56$42,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014Gregory S ButterfieldCEOBuy50,000$12.22$611,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/6/2014Dwain A KinghornInsiderBuy4,350$16.00$69,600.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
Latest Headlines for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR)
DateHeadline logoVivint Solar: It's Just The Beginning - Seeking Alpha - May 24 at 8:20 AM logoClean-energy jobs seen rising to 24 million by 2030, international energy agency says - May 24 at 8:20 AM logoStorage Wars: Mercedes-Benz Takes on Tesla's Powerwall - May 20 at 8:57 AM logoMercedes and Vivint Solar team up to power homes - May 19 at 6:41 PM logoDaimler, Vivint Solar in exclusive deal on U.S. home batteries - Nasdaq - May 19 at 1:39 PM logoMercedes just made a huge play that could threaten Tesla's home-battery business - May 18 at 10:10 AM logoMercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Team Up to Bring Automotive Battery Innovation to the U.S. Residential Solar Market - May 18 at 10:10 AM logoMercedes-Benz and Vivint Solar partner to compete with Tesla in home energy - May 18 at 10:10 AM logoMercedes-Benz bringing home battery storage to California - May 18 at 10:10 AM logoDaimler, Vivint Solar in exclusive deal on U.S. home batteries - May 18 at 10:10 AM logoInsider Selling: Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR) CFO Sells 149,500 Shares of Stock - May 15 at 10:35 PM logoVivint Solar Inc (VSLR) CEO Sells $571,408.00 in Stock - May 12 at 7:41 PM logoVivint Solar Launches Retail Sales Channel - May 12 at 4:14 AM logoVivint Solar, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VSLR-US : May 11, 2017 - May 12 at 4:14 AM logoVivint Solar Inc (VSLR) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy - May 11 at 1:06 PM logoEdited Transcript of VSLR earnings conference call or presentation 9-May-17 9:00pm GMT - May 11 at 3:18 AM logoState-of-the-Art Lighting Solutions Present Growth Opportunities Across Several Industries - May 10 at 9:55 AM logoVivint Solar Announces First Quarter 2017 Results - May 10 at 9:55 AM logoVivint Solar reports quarterly profit on lower costs - May 10 at 9:55 AM logoVivint Solar Inc (VSLR) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - May 9 at 9:42 PM logoVivint Solar misses 1Q profit forecasts - May 9 at 5:44 PM logoCredit Suisse Group AG Reiterates $4.00 Price Target for Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR) - May 9 at 2:34 PM logoBrokerages Set Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR) Target Price at $5.00 - May 8 at 11:33 PM logoSolar Stocks to Report Earnings on May 9: SPWR, SEDG, VSLR - Nasdaq - May 8 at 8:58 AM logoSolar Stocks to Report Earnings on May 9: SPWR, SEDG, VSLR - May 8 at 8:58 AM logoVivint Solar Inc (VSLR) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday - May 7 at 7:24 AM logoVivint Solar Inc (VSLR) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 5 at 11:52 AM logoSolarCity performance points to rockier outlook for rooftop solar - Nasdaq - May 4 at 9:44 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $48.31 Million - May 3 at 3:38 PM logoVivint Solar Brings Affordable Residential Solar Power to Rhode Island - May 3 at 9:51 AM logoVivint Solar, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:VSLR) : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 6:39 PM logoVivint Solar (VSLR) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds - May 2 at 1:18 PM logoAlternative Energy Stock Outlook - May 2017 - May 1 at 7:41 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR) to Post -$0.44 EPS - May 1 at 11:29 AM logoVivint Solar, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VSLR-US : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 10:16 AM logoIs a Beat in Store for First Solar (FSLR) in Q1 Earnings? - April 28 at 10:33 AM logoVivint Solar to Report First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - April 26 at 8:20 AM logoVivint Solar (VSLR) Receiving Positive News Coverage, Study Shows - April 24 at 10:20 AM logoVivint Solar (VSLR) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.44 - April 20 at 3:07 PM logoVivint Solar (VSLR) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.57 - April 17 at 8:52 AM logo[$$] Solar Installers Struggle as Panels Become Cheap Enough to Own - April 15 at 6:07 AM logoVivint Solar (VSLR) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 14 at 12:34 PM logo[$$] Solar Installers Struggle as Panels Become Cheap to Own - April 14 at 8:38 AM logoSunPower Installs 8.8 MW Solar System at Toyota Headquarters - April 12 at 10:44 AM logoVivint Solar Inc (VSLR) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - April 10 at 12:18 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR) Will Post Earnings of -$0.44 Per Share - April 10 at 11:00 AM logoCredit Suisse Group AG Reiterates Hold Rating for Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR) - April 7 at 9:32 PM logoETFs with exposure to Vivint Solar, Inc. : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 6:42 PM logoVivint Solar, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VSLR-US : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 1:25 PM logoVivint Solar Appoints Maggie Heile as Vice President of Marketing - April 3 at 8:41 PM



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