Yingli Says Margins Turn Negative After Shipments Drop 17%

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. said it expects a loss on its gross margin in the third quarter after shipments of its solar products fell 17 percent from the second quarter.

The company based in Baoding, China, said it expects a gross margin in the range of minus 22 percent to minus 24 percent, according to a statement released today. Yingli also expects to realize non-cash charges related to inventories and depreciation expenses and to reverse a provision it made in the first quarter related to duties in the U.S.

“We are inspired that our industry leadership continues to be solidified as we quickly expand our market share,” said Bryan Li, chief financial officer of Yingli.

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