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First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)

(Delayed Data from NSDQ)

$55.01 USD

55.01
1,488,827

-0.87 (-1.56%)

Updated Oct 16, 2019 03:57 PM ET

After-Market: $55.00 -0.01 (-0.02%) 7:58 PM ET

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3
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5
S&P
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Buy
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500
24.50%
17.69%
9.28%
4.86%
1.63%
10.50%

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The Style Scores are a complementary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the user to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal trading style.

The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

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The detailed multi-page Analyst report does an even deeper dive on the company's vital statistics. In addition to all of the proprietary analysis in the Snapshot, the report also visually displays the four components of the Zacks Rank (Agreement, Magnitude, Upside and Surprise); provides a comprehensive overview of the company business drivers, complete with earnings and sales charts; a recap of their last earnings report; and a bulleted list of reasons to buy or sell the stock. It also includes an industry comparison table to see how your stock compares to its expanded industry, and the S&P 500.

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Fiscal Year End for First Solar, Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 2,547 2,989 1,955 1,830 1,991
Receivables 586 386 472 560 212
Notes Receivable 0 20 15 1 12
Inventories 388 172 363 380 505
Other Current Assets 338 265 981 574 469
Total Current Assets 3,860 3,833 3,787 3,346 3,190
Net Property & Equipment 1,756 1,155 629 1,284 1,402
Investments & Advances 322 644 614 734 662
Other Non-Current Assets 153 162 155 126 125
Deferred Charges 78 51 253 358 222
Intangibles 89 95 102 195 204
Deposits & Other Assets 865 925 1,327 1,275 918
Total Assets 7,121 6,865 6,867 7,316 6,724
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 233 120 149 338 215
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 6 13 28 38 52
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 442 367 263 409 388
Income Taxes Payable 21 20 5 1 2
Other Current Liabilities 144 131 455 174 345
Total Current Liabilities 845 650 900 961 1,001
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 0 0 0 0 0
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 461 380 160 251 165
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 602 735 594 556 531
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 1,909 1,766 1,655 1,768 1,697
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 0 0 0 0 0
Capital Surplus 2,825 2,799 2,759 2,743 2,698
Retained Earnings 2,442 2,297 2,463 2,790 2,280
Other Equity -54 2 -10 15 50
Treasury Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity 5,212 5,099 5,213 5,548 5,027
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 7,121 6,865 6,867 7,316 6,724
Total Common Equity 5,212 5,099 5,213 5,548 5,027
Shares Outstanding 104.80 104.40 103.90 100.90 100.20
Book Value Per Share 49.74 48.84 50.17 54.99 50.17

Fiscal Year End for First Solar, Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents NA 2,029 2,117 2,547 2,730
Receivables NA 398 669 586 563
Notes Receivable NA 0 0 0 21
Inventories NA 587 459 388 296
Other Current Assets NA 399 417 338 276
Total Current Assets NA 3,412 3,663 3,860 3,886
Net Property & Equipment NA 2,006 1,859 1,756 1,671
Investments & Advances NA 0 0 322 3
Other Non-Current Assets NA 149 142 153 124
Deferred Charges NA 77 78 78 109
Intangibles NA 84 86 89 89
Deposits & Other Assets NA 1,410 1,428 865 1,212
Total Assets NA 7,138 7,257 7,121 7,095
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Notes Payable NA 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable NA 243 222 233 155
Current Portion Long-Term Debt NA 28 12 6 3
Current Portion Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses NA 422 408 442 433
Income Taxes Payable NA 15 8 21 50
Other Current Liabilities NA 136 187 144 228
Total Current Liabilities NA 843 837 845 868
Mortgages NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income NA 0 0 0 0
Convertible Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt NA 453 558 461 463
Non-Current Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities NA 733 602 592
Minority Interest (Liabilities) NA 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities NA 2,003 2,128 1,909 1,924
Shareholders Equity 9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Preferred Stock NA 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) NA 0 0 0 0
Capital Surplus NA 2,827 2,814 2,825 2,817
Retained Earnings NA 2,355 2,374 2,442 2,389
Other Equity NA -47 -59 -54 -35
Treasury Stock NA 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity NA 5,135 5,129 5,212 5,171
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity NA 7,138 7,257 7,121 7,095
Total Common Equity 0 5,135 5,129 5,212 5,171
Shares Outstanding 105.40 105.40 105.30 104.80 104.80
Book Value Per Share 0.00 48.72 48.71 49.74 49.34