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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 ...
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 PV solar power systems that primarily use the modules it manufactures. Additionally, it provides operations and maintenance (“O&M”) services to system owners.
The company was founded in 1999 and incorporated in 2006. Formerly known as First Solar Holdings, LLC, the company changed its name to First Solar Holdings, Inc. and subsequently to First Solar, Inc. in 2006. First Solar operates through two operating segments:
Modules Segment: The segment is involved in the design, manufacturing and sale of solar modules. In April 2018, we commenced commercial production of our Series 6 module technology, which represents the latest generation of our flagship module. During 2019, it sold the majority of its solar modules to integrators and operators of systems in the United States and France, and such third-party module sales represented approximately 48% of its total net sales.
Systems Segment: The segment provides comprehensive PV solar power system solutions, which include project development, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, operation & maintenance (O&M) services and, when required, project financing. As of December 31, 2019, the company owned and operated a number of systems in various geographic markets, including Chile, India, the United States, and the Asia Pacific region.
First Solar Inc
350 WEST WASHINGTON STREET SUITE 600
TEMPE, AZ 85281
|Fiscal Year End||December|
|Last Reported Quarter||3/31/2020|
|Next EPS Date||8/6/2020|
|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
|52 Week High||69.24|
|52 Week Low||28.47|
|20 Day Moving Average||1,067,575.00|
|Target Price Consensus||57.50|
|Trailing 12 Months||16.74|
|vs. Previous Year||232.81%|
|vs. Previous Quarter||-57.92%|
|vs. Previous Year||0.03%|
|vs. Previous Quarter||-61.97%|
|Price / Sales||1.72|