Oil & GasAlternative Energy
  • Price (USD)35.31
  • Today's Change1.87 / 5.59%
  • Shares traded1.87m
  • 1 Year change-34.49%
  • Beta1.1617
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About the company

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.

  • Revenue in USD (TTM)3.06bn
  • Net income in USD-114.93m
  • Incorporated2003
  • Employees6.60k
  • Location
    First Solar Inc350 W Washington St Ste 600TEMPE 85281-1496United StatesUSA
  • Phone+1 (602) 414-9300
  • Fax+1 (602) 414-9400
  • Websitehttp://www.firstsolar.com
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Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Brooks Automation, Inc811.98m25.90m2.15bn2.98k82.321.8525.242.640.3546.0011.1715.740.53154.494.52272,111.601.700.55392.010.663840.5437.833.190.84291.972.850.0438601.1523.6410.09-75.4564.7434.023.30
Lattice Semiconductor Corp404.09m43.49m2.27bn747.0053.056.8829.595.610.31760.31762.962.450.6542.716.42540,954.507.04-7.858.16-9.2259.0056.4210.76-
II-VI, Inc.1.71bn-71.55m2.30bn12.49k--1.1126.941.34-0.673-0.67323.7622.710.48322.464.78137,099.70-2.026.13-2.287.0731.3938.63-4.188.501.620.44770.53020.0017.5814.8011.9922.9236.23--
Coherent, Inc.1.37bn24.07m2.33bn5.18k97.681.7917.051.710.98960.989656.6254.070.61391.914.83263,940.001.088.471.2610.0434.0341.751.7610.432.632.950.24060.00-24.8012.48-80.36-1.8528.92--
Semtech Corporation547.51m23.27m2.40bn1.39k105.983.5438.184.380.34360.46988.1410.290.51773.087.76394,461.
Power Integrations Inc420.67m193.47m2.47bn699.0012.943.3811.355.886.446.4414.1224.620.60422.4223.80601,815.4027.7914.0329.9115.3450.7350.3045.9920.328.93--0.0020.871.133.82220.9326.581.739.73
Jabil Inc26.34bn133.30m3.45bn200.00k26.881.983.710.13080.85060.8506169.4811.542.067.417.81131,699.
Silicon Laboratories837.55m19.27m3.53bn1.55k190.423.1446.674.220.4230.42318.9825.640.50774.4211.25542,
Cirrus Logic, Inc.1.24bn155.50m3.63bn1.55k24.052.8715.932.932.582.5820.6121.600.81613.867.81800,950.4010.2212.1011.5313.6152.5348.8212.5211.863.23--0.000.00-22.6310.66-59.46-3.6015.56--
Inphi Corporation365.64m-72.91m3.66bn685.00--10.53154.0110.02-1.62-1.628.097.550.39193.476.02533,773.80-7.82-6.05-9.66-6.7158.2159.65-19.94-16.191.72-1.420.5787--24.1630.6223.85--5.35--
Cree, Inc.1.01bn-147.65m3.68bn5.32k--1.85--3.65-1.39-4.309.5018.430.34782.856.12189,513.30-5.08-1.84-5.62-2.0132.2731.05-14.61-3.844.54-13.100.195--16.77-8.10-250.91---5.10--
Enphase Energy Inc624.33m161.15m3.71bn577.0024.6213.5321.145.941.221.224.942.211.1916.685.571,082,033.0030.603.8545.616.5535.4428.2225.812.572.3514.670.27940.0097.4712.671,485.98--2.22--
First Solar, Inc.3.06bn-114.93m3.74bn6.60k--0.730541.091.22-1.09-1.0929.0348.330.41856.054.92464,108.60-1.571.03-1.841.1817.9321.37-3.742.382.39--0.08470.0036.50-2.01-185.82--21.03--
Solaredge Technologies Inc1.43bn145.30m3.79bn2.43k26.734.6422.212.662.882.9028.3716.601.166.066.04586,450.0011.69--16.07--33.62--10.08--1.7416.750.022--52.11--13.93------
ON Semiconductor Corp5.52bn211.70m4.63bn34.80k22.361.405.740.83960.50410.504113.268.030.68922.887.93158,560.302.674.903.376.3335.7735.903.886.380.98314.580.5208---6.1311.78-63.452.2221.21--
Data as of Apr 02 2020. Currency figures normalised to First Solar Inc's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

30.00%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Dec 20196.97m6.61%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 31 Dec 20196.97m6.61%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 31 Dec 20194.60m4.36%
Artisan Partners LPas of 31 Dec 20193.19m3.02%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 31 Dec 20192.11m2.00%
Invesco Advisers, Inc.as of 31 Dec 20192.00m1.90%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 20191.70m1.61%
Dimensional Fund Advisors LPas of 31 Dec 20191.47m1.39%
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (Private Banking)as of 31 Dec 20191.42m1.35%
Mellon Investments Corp.as of 31 Dec 20191.21m1.15%
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