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€54.17
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€54.34
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€54.26
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52 Week High
09/12/14 - €56.69
52 Week Low
12/17/14 - €32.69
Market Cap
5.4B
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first solar inc (F3A) Details

First Solar, Inc. provides solar energy solutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Components and Systems. The Components segment designs, manufactures, and sells solar modules that convert sunlight into electricity. This segment manufactures cadmium telluride and crystalline silicon modules for project developers and system integrators, as well as owners and operators of photovoltaic (PV) solar power systems. The Systems segment provides turn-key PV solar power systems or solar solutions, such as project development; engineering, procurement, and construction; operating and maintenance; and project finance services to investor owned utilities, independent power developers and producers, commercial and industrial companies, and PV solar power system owners. The company was formerly known as First Solar Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to First Solar, Inc. in 2006. First Solar, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

6,060 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/25/15
Founded in 1999

first solar inc (F3A) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $750.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting ...
Total Annual Compensation: $550.0K
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $550.0K
Chief Commercial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $215.4K
Chief Technology Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $401.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

first solar inc (F3A) Key Developments

First Solar Seeks Acquisitions

First Solar, Inc. (NasdaqGS:FSLR) will continue to develop early-to-mid stage project pipeline and evaluate acquisitions of projects to continue to add to advanced-stage utility-scale project pipeline.

First Solar, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter of 2015

First Solar, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $1,007,993,000 against $768,437,000 a year ago. Operating income was $199,221,000 against $60,322,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates was $206,132,000 against $62,492,000 a year ago. Net income was $191,959,000 or $1.89 per diluted share against $65,260,000 or $0.64 per diluted share a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $0.64 against $1.74 a year ago. The company reported a fourth quarter GAAP earnings per fully diluted share of $1.89, compared to earnings of $0.87 in the prior quarter. The increase in net income compared to the prior quarter was due to higher profit from the sale of the solar gen 2 project and project cost improvements. For the full year, the company reported net sales of $3,391,814,000 against $3,308,989,000 a year ago. Operating income was $424,163,000 against $368,529,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates was $431,991,000 against $378,380,000 a year ago. Net income was $396,918,000 or $3.91 per diluted share against $353,038,000 or $3.70 per diluted share a year ago. Cash flow from operations was $928 million compared to cash flow used in operations of $47 million in third quarter. Free cash flow was $858 million compared to negative free cash flow of $107 million in the prior quarter. Capital expenditures totaled approximately $73 million, a slight increase from $71 million in the prior quarter. The company provided earnings guidance for the first quarter of 2015. For the quarter the company expected net sales to be in the range of $550 million to $650 million, LPS of $0.25 to $0.35 per fully diluted share and expects cash used in operating activities to range from $400 million to $500 million.

SunPower Corporation Announces Intention to Form Joint YieldCo Vehicle with First Solar, Inc

SunPower Corporation announced that the company is in advanced negotiations to form a joint YieldCo vehicle with First Solar, Inc. into which each company expects to contribute a portfolio of selected solar generation assets. The company believes that this joint venture will drive significant long-term value for shareholders and the company will provide additional details about the joint venture when they are finalized.

 

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