Shares of SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. ( SEDG Quick Quote SEDG - Free Report) decline 16% to reach $218.57 on May 3, reflecting investors’ skepticism following its first-quarter results. It reported first-quarter 2021 adjusted earnings of 98 cents per share, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.01 by 3%. The bottom-line figure, however, improved 3% from 95 cents reported in the prior-year quarter. Barring one-time adjustments, the company posted GAAP earnings of 55 cents per share compared with 81 cents in the year-ago quarter. Revenues
SolarEdge’s revenues of $405.5 million in the first quarter surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $396 million by 2.4%. The top line, however, declined 6% from the year-ago quarter’s $431.2 million.
SolarEdge shipped a total of 1.69 Gigawatts (AC) of inverters in the reported quarter.
Gross profit totaled $140 million in the first quarter of 2021. Total operating expenses rose 32.8% year over year to $95.9 million. The uptick in expenses can be attributed to higher research and development, sales and marketing, and general and administrative expenses. Operating income during the quarter totaled $44.1 million, down from $67.8 million in the year-ago quarter. SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise Financial Performance
SolarEdge had $685.1 million of cash and cash equivalents as of Mar 31, 2021, down from $827.1 million at the end of 2020.
Cash flow from operating activities amounted to $24.1 million at the end of first-quarter 2021, down from $107.7 million a year ago. Long-term liabilities were $966.9 million at the end of the first quarter compared with $915.2 million as of Dec 31, 2020. Guidance
For second-quarter 2021, SolarEdge expects to generate revenues of $445-$465 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the same is pegged at $458.2 million, which lies above the midpoint of the company’s guided range.
Additionally, revenues from solar products during the second quarter are projected in the range of $405-$420 million. While the company’s GAAP gross margins are expected to be 32-34%, gross margins from the sale of solar products are anticipated to be 36-38%. Zacks Rank
SolarEdge currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see
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