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FSLR - First Solar Inc Share Price

$63.43 2.1  3.5%

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Large Cap
Market Cap £5.10bn
Enterprise Value £4.25bn
Revenue £2.45bn
Position in Universe 948th / 6400
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Year End 31st Dec 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
3,391 4,113 2,905 2,941 2,244 3,063 2,666 2,974 -2.0%
-13.7 +49.6 -80.6 +126.4 -50.6 -9.0 +149.2 +22.3
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 30 June 2020, First Solar, Inc. revenues increased 5% to $1.17B. Net income totaled $127.6M vs. loss of $86.1M. Revenues reflect Solar Module increase of 79% to $765.2M. Net Income reflects Derivatives - Hedging - Gain/Loss decrease of 75% to $2.4M (expense), Interest Cost Incurred - Balancing value decrease of 59% to $4.7M (expense), Derivatives - Hedging - Gain/Loss decrease of 90% to $275K (expense).
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Profile Summary

First Solar, Inc. is a provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. The Company designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules with a thin-film semiconductor technology. The Company also develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power systems that primarily use the modules it manufactures. It operates through two segments: components and systems. The components segment is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar modules, which convert sunlight into electricity. The systems segment includes the development, construction, operation and maintenance of PV solar power systems, which primarily use its solar modules. In addition, the Company provides operations and maintenance (O&M) services to system owners that use solar modules manufactured by it or by third-party manufacturers. The Company's solar modules had an average rated power per module of approximately 114 watts, as of December 31, 2016.

Last Annual December 31st, 2019
Last Interim June 30th, 2020
Incorporated May 15, 2003
Public Since November 17, 2006
No. of Shareholders: 46
No. of Employees: 6,600
Sector Energy
Industry Renewable Energy
Index S&P 400 Mid Cap , Nasdaq Composite , S&P Composite 1500 ,
Exchange NASDAQ Global Select Market
Shares in Issue 105,967,668
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Frequently Asked Questions for First Solar Inc
What is the First Solar Inc share price?

As of 7:56pm, shares in First Solar Inc are trading at $63.43, giving the company a market capitalisation of £5.10bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the First Solar Inc share price performed this year?

Shares in First Solar Inc are currently trading at $63.43 and the price has moved by -8.64% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the First Solar Inc price has moved by -15.96% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for First Solar Inc?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for First Solar Inc, there are there are currently 3 "buy" , 4 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for First Solar Inc is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will First Solar Inc next release its financial results?

First Solar Inc is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-06-30
What is the First Solar Inc dividend yield?

First Solar Inc does not currently pay a dividend.

Does First Solar Inc pay a dividend?

First Solar Inc does not currently pay a dividend.

When does First Solar Inc next pay dividends?

First Solar Inc does not currently pay a dividend.

How do I buy First Solar Inc shares?

To buy shares in First Solar Inc you'll need a share-dealing account with an online or offline stock broker. Once you have opened your account and transferred funds into it, you'll be able to search and select shares to buy and sell. You can use Stockopedia’s share research software to help you find the the kinds of shares that suit your investment strategy and objectives.

What is the market cap of First Solar Inc?

Shares in First Solar Inc are currently trading at $63.43, giving the company a market capitalisation of £5.10bn.

Where are First Solar Inc shares listed? Where are First Solar Inc shares listed?

Here are the trading details for First Solar Inc:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NSQ
Ticker Symbol: FSLR
What kind of share is First Solar Inc?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, First Solar Inc is currently classified as a Super Stock. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a First Solar Inc share price forecast 2020?

Shares in First Solar Inc are currently priced at $63.43. At that level they are trading at 12.14% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering First Solar Inc currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 2.864 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the First Solar Inc share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like First Solar Inc. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 39.61%. At the current price of $63.43, shares in First Solar Inc are trading at 15.77% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the First Solar Inc PE Ratio?

The First Solar Inc PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 19.12. The shares are currently trading at $63.43.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of First Solar Inc?

First Solar Inc's management team is headed by:

Michael Ahearn - NEC
George Hambro - IND
Mark Widmar - CEO
Raffi Garabedian - CTO
Richard Chapman - IND
Sharon Allen - IND
Paul Kaleta - EVP
Georges Antoun - OTH
Philip DeJong - COO
Alexander Bradley - CFO
Molly Joseph - IND
Byron Jeffers - CAO
Caroline Stockdale - EVP
Who are the major shareholders of First Solar Inc?

Here are the top five shareholders of First Solar Inc based on the size of their shareholding:

Wellington Management Company, LLP Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 10.41% (11.0m shares)
The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 6.71% (7.11m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 6.6% (6.99m shares)
Ebrahimi (Farhad Fred) Individual Investor
Percentage owned: 6.58% (6.98m shares)
Walton (Lukas T) Individual Investor
Percentage owned: 4.9% (5.19m shares)
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