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First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.The profile contains critical company information including:- Business description - A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.- Corporate strategy - Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.- SWOT Analysis - A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.- Company history - Progression of key events associated with the company.- Major products and services - A list of major products, services and brands of the company.- Key competitors - A list of key competitors to the company.- Key employees - A list of the key executives of the company.- Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives' employment history.- Key operational heads - A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.- Important locations and subsidiaries - A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years - The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods - The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.HighlightsFirst Solar, Inc. (First Solar) is a provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. It designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules with an advanced thin-film semiconductor technology; and also develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power systems. The company uses its CdTe thin-film technology for manufacturing its solar modules and develops crystalline silicon modules from high-efficiency N-Type Mono cells. The company offers its solar modules to solar project developers and system integrators and operators of renewable energy projects. First Solar also offers solar PV power system solutions, including project development, EPC services and O&M services. The company has manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany, Malaysia and Vietnam. First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US.First Solar, Inc. Key Recent DevelopmentsFeb 21, 2017: First Solar, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2016 Financial ResultsFeb 16, 2017: Photosol selects First Solar technology for utility-scale PV plants in FranceFeb 14, 2017: GameChange 27MW System In North Carolina With First Solar Modules Nears CompletionFeb 14, 2017: First Solar, Zorlu Holding sign PV modules distribution dealFeb 13, 2017: First Solar selected for 63MW Kidston solar project in AustraliaKey benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- The profile analyzes the company's business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.Understand and respond to your competitors' business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- The company's core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies' strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6First Solar, Inc. - Key Facts 6First Solar, Inc. - Key Employees 7First Solar, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8First Solar, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9First Solar, Inc. - History 10First Solar, Inc. - Company Statement 20First Solar, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 21Head Office 21Other Locations & Subsidiaries 21Joint Venture 24Section 2 - Company Analysis 25First Solar, Inc. - Business Description 25Business Description - Components 25Components - Overview 25Components - Production 25Components - Financials 25Business Description - Systems 25Systems - Overview 25Systems - Financials 26First Solar, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 27SWOT Analysis - Overview 27First Solar, Inc. - Strengths 27First Solar, Inc. - Weaknesses 28First Solar, Inc. - Opportunities 29First Solar, Inc. - Threats 30First Solar, Inc. - Key Competitors 31Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 32Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 32Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 33Performance Chart 35Financial Performance 35Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 36Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 37Section 4 - Company's Power Financial Deals and Alliances 38First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 38First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 39First Solar, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 40Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 41Feb 21, 2017: First Solar, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2016 Financial Results 41Feb 16, 2017: Photosol selects First Solar technology for utility-scale PV plants in France 42Feb 14, 2017: GameChange 27MW System In North Carolina With First Solar Modules Nears Completion 43Feb 14, 2017: First Solar, Zorlu Holding sign PV modules distribution deal 44Feb 13, 2017: First Solar selected for 63MW Kidston solar project in Australia 45Feb 08, 2017: First Solar Awarded 140MW Module Supply Contract for Australia's Largest Solar Project 46Feb 07, 2017: Prime Road Group and First Solar Complete 18MW of Solar Farms in Thailand 47Jan 14, 2017: IDC: Construction of 100MW Lusaka solar project in Zambia to start in March 2017 48Jan 04, 2017: Executives of CLEAResult, First Solar, Lockheed Martin Energy, Nexant, NEXTracker, and Pattern Energy Join Board to Accelerate Growth of $200 Billion U.S. Market 49Dec 20, 2016: GameChange 28MW Tracker Installing With First Solar Modules 51Section 6 - Appendix 52Methodology 52Ratio Definitions 52About GlobalData 56Contact Us 56Disclaimer 56List of TablesFirst Solar, Inc., Key Facts 6First Solar, Inc., Key Employees 7First Solar, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8First Solar, Inc., Major Products and Services 9First Solar, Inc., History 10First Solar, Inc., Other Locations 21First Solar, Inc., Subsidiaries 22First Solar, Inc., Joint Venture 24First Solar, Inc., Key Competitors 31First Solar, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 32First Solar, Inc., Annual Ratios 33First Solar, Inc. (Cont...1), Annual Ratios 34First Solar, Inc., Interim Ratios 36First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 38First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 39First Solar, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 40Currency Codes 52Capital Market Ratios 52Equity Ratios 53Profitability Ratios 53Cost Ratios 54Liquidity Ratios 54Leverage Ratios 54Efficiency Ratios 55List of FiguresFirst Solar, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 35First Solar, Inc., Ratio Charts 37First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 38First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 39