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  • Canadian Solar’s Competitive Advantage
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    Canadian Solar’s Competitive Advantage

    Canadian Solar (CSIQ) derives its competitive advantage from its strategic positioning in the downstream market, its broad range of crystalline silicon solar power products, and its technology.

    By Saania Malik
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    Canadian Solar Beat Analysts’ 3Q17 Revenue Estimates

    Canadian Solar’s revenues from the sale of electricity in 3Q17 totaled $9.6 million, which was marginally lower than $9.8 million in 2Q17.

    By Alexis Tate
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    Analyzing JA Solar’s Leverage and Liquidity Position

    JA Solar Holdings (JASO) reported $12.1 million as interest expense for 3Q17 compared to $12.4 million in 2Q17 and $11.3 million in 3Q16.

    By Alexis Tate
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    Understanding Canadian Solar’s Business Model

    A significant proportion of Canadian Solar’s revenue comes from its top five customers, a structure that’s not uncommon in the industry.

    By Saania Malik
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    First Solar faces some must-know challenges

    While First Solar has traditionally been manufacturing thin-film CdTe modules, which don’t require polysilicon, their prices have fallen in recent years.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Solar Stocks and ETFs Drop Following EU Decision

    The European Union decided to review a minimum import price agreement for Chinese solar panels, pulling the solar stocks down.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Why Did Yingli Solar’s Shipments Fall in 3Q16?

    Yingli Solar (YGE) reported about 365 MW of solar (TAN) module shipments for 3Q16, as compared to 662 MW in 2Q16 and 460 MW in 3Q15.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    JA Solar’s Costs in 3Q17 and How That Affected Its Bottom Line

    JA Solar’s total cost of sales for 3Q17 was $575.4 million compared to $778.9 million in 2Q17 and $539.3 million in 3Q16.

    By Alexis Tate
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    Analysts Expect Yingli Solar’s Revenue to Rise in 3Q17

    In 3Q16, Yingli Solar (YGE) posted nearly $218.9 million in total revenues. Analysts estimate that it will report ~$242 million in revenues in 3Q17.

    By Alexis Tate
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    Yingli Solar Stock Has a ‘Sell’ Rating before Its 3Q17 Results

    Currently, only one analyst is covering Yingli Solar (YGE) stock. The analyst gave the company a “sell” (or 100%) rating.

    By Alexis Tate
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    How JA Solar Beat Analysts’ 3Q17 Revenue Estimates

    In 3Q17, JA Solar reported total revenues of $652.6 million compared to $878.2 million in 2Q17 and $624.3 million in 3Q16.

    By Alexis Tate
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    Why JA Solar Stock Fell after Its 3Q17 Earnings Release

    On November 15, 2017, after market hours, JA Solar Holdings (JASO) announced its 3Q17 results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

    By Alexis Tate
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    Why Canadian Solar’s Stock Price Fell after Its 3Q17 Results

    Canadian Solar (CSIQ) reported its 3Q17 earnings results on November 9. CSIQ declared earnings per share of $0.22, slightly below the analyst consensus estimate of $0.26.

    By Alexis Tate
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    Why Vivint Solar Stock Fell after 3Q17 Results

    Vivint Solar posted $75.1 million in revenues in 3Q17, up by 82% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Alexis Tate
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    First Solar: A Guide to Valuation

    Relative valuation PE (price-to-earnings) and EV-to-EBITDA multiples are commonly used to determine relative valuation. The forward PE multiple considers a company’s equity based on earnings forecasts for the next 12 months. On September 29, 2017, First Solar’s forward PE multiple was reported to be 21.9x. This PE multiple was higher than JA Solar’s (JASO) 9.1x and Canadian Solar’s […]

    By Alexis Tate
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    First Solar’s Strong Balance Sheet Sets It Apart from Peers

    Debt profile As of December 31, 2016, First Solar (FSLR) had total debt of $188.4 million, lower than its debt of $289 million at the end of 2015. The company’s debt is denominated in various currencies, including the US dollar, Malaysian ringgit, and euros. Credit metrics With a net worth of over $5 billion and $555.8 […]

    By Alexis Tate
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    First Solar’s Components Segment Offsets Fall in Systems Revenue

    Revenue trend First Solar’s (FSLR) revenue is primarily from turn-key projects, project maintenance, project sales, PV (photovoltaic) module sales to third parties, and PPAs (power purchase agreements) for sale of electricity. In this part, we’ll examine First Solar’s financial performance. As we discussed previously, First Solar has two main business segments: Components and Systems. The design, […]

    By Alexis Tate
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    First Solar’s Global Market Strategy

    The Americas The US PV (photovoltaic) market made up ~83% ($2.9 billion) of First Solar’s (FSLR) revenue. The United States has typically been First Solar’s largest market, and where many of its prominent projects and customers are located. First Solar has completed the construction of Del Sur, a 26 MW (megawatt) solar project in Honduras. It commenced […]

    By Alexis Tate
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    Behind First Solar’s Operations

    Operating segments Previously, we looked at First Solar’s (FSLR) history. The photovoltaic module manufacturer operates two business segments: Components and Systems. The Components segment First Solar is a manufacturer of solar (TAN) photovoltaic (or PV) modules. First Solar also designs and sells these modules. They manufacture thin-film PVs, in which the semiconductor material used is […]

    By Alexis Tate
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    A Look at Trina Solar’s Capacity Expansion and Financial Position

    Trina Solar’s interest expenses have consistently been on the rise over the last two years. For 3Q16, they were $28.6 million compared to $26.0 million in 2Q16.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    How Did Trina Solar Stock React to Its 3Q16 Results?

    Trina Solar (TSL) announced its 3Q16 earnings results before market hours on November 23, 2016. In this series, we’ll take a look at the results and compare them with analysts’ expectations.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why You Should Consider Canadian Solar

    Canadian Solar (CSIQ) is vertically integrated across the solar value chain. It’s a Canada-based firm but most of its manufacturing takes place in China.

    By Saania Malik
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SunPower’s Solar Components Business Model: How Does It Work?

    SunPower uses solar cells to produce solar panels at its facilities in the Philippines, Mexico, and France. It has a total solar panel capacity of 1.7 GW.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    First Solar’s strong Systems segment offsets a fall in Components

    In this part of our series, we’ll focus on First Solar’s (FSLR) operating and financial performance. First Solar (FSLR) has multiple revenue streams.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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