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  • Price (USD)60.84
  • Today's Change1.29 / 2.17%
  • Shares traded774.80k
  • 1 Year change-8.69%
  • Beta1.4360
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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 USD43.37m
  • 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)
Revenue
(YOY change %)
Revenue
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
Dividend
(5 yr growth rate)
Power Integrations Inc445.11m204.47m3.63bn699.0017.864.7715.758.156.796.7914.7825.420.60392.2623.22636,784.0027.7414.0330.2015.3450.8650.3045.9420.327.31--0.0020.871.133.82220.9326.581.739.73
Semtech Corporation548.86m28.21m3.73bn1.39k136.235.6357.336.790.41980.41988.2110.160.52862.839.47395,432.302.675.312.946.0061.2560.195.059.613.887.170.22380.00-12.70-0.3747-55.452.66-6.84--
Brooks Automation, Inc850.29m46.39m4.03bn2.98k86.463.4336.534.730.63126.1711.5715.930.56754.514.63284,949.103.100.55393.550.663840.9537.835.460.84292.35281.280.0425601.1523.6410.09-75.4564.7434.023.30
Lattice Semiconductor Corp401.61m46.32m4.20bn747.0092.9411.5855.0110.460.33580.33582.912.690.62142.736.13537,631.907.17-7.858.28-9.2259.4856.4211.53-13.103.0610.530.3189--1.331.99265.23-2.198.71--
Cirrus Logic, Inc.1.29bn173.09m4.35bn1.44k25.963.4218.643.382.872.8721.2821.790.82563.5110.36890,813.6011.1212.6912.2814.1552.8349.8713.4712.773.01--0.000.008.066.9377.2423.65-10.08--
Silicon Laboratories Inc865.14m30.32m4.51bn1.55k151.773.8951.285.210.67790.677919.4926.430.49064.7612.12559,962.401.723.971.864.4760.4359.943.506.876.283.350.3306---3.546.18-75.46-12.718.07--
Sunrun Inc874.81m12.24m4.87bn4.80k460.955.48--5.560.08630.08637.227.260.16084.0014.03182,251.00-7.61-7.82-9.39-9.6323.5921.73-47.29-50.350.9483-1.280.6340.0012.9734.02-1.21--14.47--
II-VI, Inc.2.00bn-90.26m5.27bn12.49k--2.3464.622.64-0.9846-0.984625.2722.130.56652.885.33159,887.00-2.566.13-2.897.0732.8638.63-4.528.501.692.080.53430.0017.5814.8011.9922.9236.23--
Jabil Inc26.54bn38.86m5.30bn200.00k151.103.256.320.19990.23320.2332172.1310.842.047.617.31132,699.400.32022.200.89165.397.667.980.15691.150.56835.130.61724.6314.429.9119.76--10.010.00
First Solar, Inc.3.06bn43.37m6.44bn6.60k151.601.2525.112.100.40130.401328.9448.800.43135.165.67464,130.800.61341.030.68951.1820.8721.371.422.383.10--0.08370.0036.50-2.01-185.82--21.03--
Inphi Corporation422.84m-70.45m6.52bn685.00--17.73206.8715.42-1.54-1.549.277.630.44163.336.99617,287.60-7.36-6.05-9.25-6.7156.5059.65-16.66-16.190.9785-1.400.5787--24.1630.6223.85--5.35--
Cree, Inc.949.47m-186.82m7.58bn5.32k--3.91--7.99-1.74-2.678.8517.930.33693.876.10178,505.50-6.61-1.84-7.39-2.0130.1431.05-19.63-3.844.22-6.170.2009--16.77-8.10-250.91---5.10--
Enphase Energy Inc729.73m227.32m7.66bn577.0036.2424.2131.7110.501.691.695.452.531.0819.388.241,264,693.0033.683.8546.036.5536.8128.2231.152.573.07--0.55590.0097.4712.671,485.98--2.22--
Universal Display Corporation429.69m143.88m8.35bn309.0057.949.9546.3119.433.063.069.1317.810.40831.336.381,390,579.0013.7810.1015.7911.2078.0077.3233.7427.155.40--0.009.6763.7616.23140.4926.8037.70--
Solaredge Technologies Inc1.59bn172.08m8.61bn2.43k51.999.3142.895.413.343.3630.8518.651.135.167.59654,812.0012.15--16.18--33.01--10.79--2.0019.470.0162--52.11--13.93------
ON Semiconductor Corp5.41bn83.60m8.71bn34.80k107.892.7112.361.610.19690.196913.067.840.63692.857.98155,436.801.014.901.246.3334.8035.901.596.381.603.460.5938---6.1311.78-63.452.2221.21--
Data as of Aug 03 2020. Currency figures normalised to First Solar Inc's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

35.14%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 30 Jun 202011.03m10.42%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Mar 20207.09m6.69%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 31 Mar 20206.90m6.51%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 31 Mar 20202.12m2.00%
Lansdowne Partners (UK) LLPas of 31 Mar 20202.09m1.98%
Invesco Advisers, Inc.as of 31 Mar 20202.00m1.89%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 20191.70m1.61%
Dimensional Fund Advisors LPas of 31 Mar 20201.47m1.39%
BNP Paribas Asset Management USA, Inc.as of 31 Mar 20201.43m1.35%
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (Private Banking)as of 31 Mar 20201.39m1.31%
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