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First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)

(Delayed Data from NSDQ)

$49.88 USD


+0.79 (1.61%)

Updated Jul 2, 2020 04:00 PM ET

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Company Summary

Headquartered in Tempe, AZ First Solar, Inc. is a leading global provider of comprehensive PV solar energy solutions and specializes in designing, manufacturing, and selling solar electric power modules using a proprietary thin-film semiconductor technology. The company's solar modules employ a thin layer of cadmium telluride semiconductor material to convert sunlight into electricity. It sells its products to project developers, system integrators and renewable energy project operators primarily in Europe and Germany in particular. First Solar also engages in designing and deploying commercial solar projects for utilities. The company also develops and sells ...

General Information

First Solar Inc


TEMPE, AZ 85281

Phone: 602-414-9300

Fax: 602-414-9400



Industry Solar
Sector Oils-Energy
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 3/31/2020
Next EPS Date 8/6/2020

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 0.30
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 2.86
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 11.10
Next EPS Report Date 8/6/2020

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 49.09
52 Week High 69.24
52 Week Low 28.47
Beta 1.26
20 Day Moving Average 1,067,575.00
Target Price Consensus 57.50


% Price Change
4 Week 0.54
12 Week 23.31
YTD -10.87
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week -0.02
12 Week 9.91
YTD -9.04
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 105.91
Market Capitalization (millions) 5,282.65
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date NA
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Annual Dividend $0.00
Payout Ratio 0.00
Change in Payout Ratio 0.00
Last Dividend Payout / Amount NA / $0.00

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 17.45
Trailing 12 Months 16.74
PEG Ratio 1.58
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 232.81%
vs. Previous Quarter -57.92%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 0.03%
vs. Previous Quarter -61.97%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 1.02
Price/Cash Flow 14.50
Price / Sales 1.72
6/30/20 NA
3/31/20 6.13
12/31/19 3.06
6/30/20 NA
3/31/20 4.40
12/31/19 2.17
Current Ratio
6/30/20 NA
3/31/20 3.75
12/31/19 2.73
Quick Ratio
6/30/20 NA
3/31/20 3.10
12/31/19 2.39
Operating Margin
6/30/20 NA
3/31/20 10.30
12/31/19 5.13
Net Margin
6/30/20 NA
3/31/20 1.42
12/31/19 -3.75
Pre-Tax Margin
6/30/20 NA
3/31/20 -1.62
12/31/19 -3.92
Book Value
6/30/20 NA
3/31/20 48.81
12/31/19 48.35
Inventory Turnover
6/30/20 NA
3/31/20 4.65
12/31/19 4.87
6/30/20 NA
3/31/20 0.08
12/31/19 0.09
Debt to Capital
6/30/20 NA
3/31/20 7.03
12/31/19 8.18