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  • Price (USD)69.96
  • Today's Change-1.93 / -2.68%
  • Shares traded1.27m
  • 1 Year change+73.38%
  • Beta1.3037
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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 and provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services to system owners. It operates through two segments: modules and systems. The modules segment is involved in the design, manufacture, and sale of CdTe solar modules, which convert sunlight into electricity. The systems segment provides power plant solutions in certain markets, which include project development, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services, and O&M services. Its customers include utilities, independent power producers, commercial and industrial companies, and other system owners.

  • Revenue in USD (TTM)2.98bn
  • Net income in USD517.32m
  • Incorporated2003
  • Employees5.10k
  • 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)
Semtech Corporation595.12m59.90m4.00bn1.39k67.875.7443.746.720.9070.9079.0110.730.55762.898.99426,913.205.586.086.186.8561.0960.4510.0010.923.5314.680.20410.008.693.9587.9539.1120.24--
Cirrus Logic, Inc.1.37bn217.34m4.38bn1.44k20.863.1619.263.203.623.6222.7923.930.804.1410.42--12.7013.0214.2514.4751.6650.6415.8713.753.13------6.883.2136.2711.95----
Allegro MicroSystems Inc591.21m17.95m4.63bn3.72k258.437.9169.757.830.09460.09463.123.09----------------47.18--3.06--2.9411.540.0409---9.06---51.44------
Amkor Technology, Inc.5.22bn394.06m4.67bn29.05k11.801.915.090.89321.621.6221.499.991.0615.505.71179,832.108.034.5710.646.1819.0217.407.584.731.378.020.30860.965624.6211.85179.7145.960.5532--
Power Integrations Inc552.39m95.09m4.68bn725.0049.635.4537.388.461.551.559.0414.140.62343.0017.58761,918.6010.7313.4511.4914.5749.1550.2117.2120.458.83--0.0021.8916.087.22-63.2112.7026.5511.84
Daqo New Energy Corp (ADR)675.60m129.34m5.55bn1.90k101.5735.9327.378.210.74290.7413.032.100.553711.24101,670.70356,330.2010.988.2315.9611.9134.6334.3419.8319.660.48617.300.23320.0093.0329.99354.4658.437.77--
Silicon Laboratories Inc927.31m23.80m5.78bn1.84k244.654.7965.336.240.52830.528320.8626.970.48285.1310.40504,518.501.243.301.473.7059.2059.992.576.045.182.730.2646--5.876.58-34.95-15.7912.63--
Lattice Semiconductor Corp426.52m58.04m6.37bn746.00113.8016.2678.4214.940.41020.41023.022.870.6313.105.65571,742.608.59-1.749.86-2.0560.5757.6213.61-2.903.4419.880.3037--0.99660.10598.96---7.82--
II-VI, Inc.3.04bn246.17m6.76bn22.97k28.272.3413.,534.104.653.115.223.5939.7737.368.764.443.2610.640.2551--74.6826.25-162.34--21.87--
Brooks Automation, Inc1.00bn93.61m6.83bn3.20k72.905.4043.376.821.261.2513.5217.040.63794.734.63313,323.405.961.446.981.7344.4039.689.342.302.2554.540.0387191.2414.9110.18294.3935.5319.850.00
First Solar, Inc.2.98bn517.32m7.64bn5.10k14.851.3410.072.564.844.8427.9253.570.42434.294.86584,820.007.390.17718.210.203625.9920.2617.410.45393.8622.110.04320.00-11.48-7.99446.60-7.6620.14--
Jabil Inc28.30bn368.87m7.97bn240.00k22.563.836.730.28162.372.37182.0213.992.057.567.62117,903.002.691.627.184.157.827.791.310.84320.63167.170.56529.747.858.78-80.31-28.700.40970.00
Sunrun Inc1.05bn-169.22m8.76bn3.80k--1.42--8.37-0.8292-0.82926.4330.290.10053.1711.50275,330.00-6.93-6.96-8.21-8.4817.0422.31-68.98-52.241.23-2.280.41740.007.4124.80-758.42--9.79--
Universal Display Corporation450.59m145.86m9.43bn349.0064.9010.0251.0620.933.083.089.5319.970.36831.075.181,291,089.0012.0111.2613.7012.7179.0878.9132.6030.505.16--0.0013.175.8517.55-3.5255.2540.61--
IPG Photonics Corporation1.30bn191.30m10.22bn6.06k53.783.8835.737.883.553.5524.0849.220.45811.915.72214,037.506.7712.147.3113.2546.2751.5614.7922.158.54--0.01380.00-8.665.91-11.46-8.004.58--
Cree, Inc.585.50m-235.60m10.77bn5.13k--4.79--18.39-2.12-3.755.2919.470.18752.614.78114,132.60-7.53-2.75-8.38-3.0229.3131.06-40.14-6.413.79-71.860.2684---16.31-11.15-231.09--1.60--
Data as of May 12 2021. Currency figures normalised to First Solar Inc's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

40.92%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 31 Dec 20208.85m8.32%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 31 Dec 20208.56m8.05%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Dec 20208.04m7.56%
Fidelity Management & Research Co. LLCas of 31 Dec 20204.34m4.08%
Invesco Capital Management LLCas of 31 Dec 20202.93m2.76%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 20202.90m2.73%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 31 Dec 20202.40m2.26%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 20202.38m2.24%
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 31 Dec 20201.56m1.47%
Invesco Advisers, Inc.as of 31 Dec 20201.53m1.44%
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Data from 31 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2020Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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