First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2017 |    No of Pages: 56 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.

Highlights

First 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 Developments

Feb 21, 2017: First Solar, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2016 Financial Results
Feb 16, 2017: Photosol selects First Solar technology for utility-scale PV plants in France
Feb 14, 2017: GameChange 27MW System In North Carolina With First Solar Modules Nears Completion
Feb 14, 2017: First Solar, Zorlu Holding sign PV modules distribution deal
Feb 13, 2017: First Solar selected for 63MW Kidston solar project in Australia

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents  2
List of Tables  4
List of Figures  5
Section 1 - About the Company  6
First Solar, Inc. - Key Facts  6
First Solar, Inc. - Key Employees  7
First Solar, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies  8
First Solar, Inc. - Major Products and Services  9
First Solar, Inc. - History  10
First Solar, Inc. - Company Statement  20
First Solar, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries  21
Head Office  21
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  21
Joint Venture  24
Section 2 - Company Analysis  25
First Solar, Inc. - Business Description  25
Business Description - Components  25
Components - Overview  25
Components - Production  25
Components - Financials  25
Business Description - Systems  25
Systems - Overview  25
Systems - Financials  26
First Solar, Inc. - SWOT Analysis  27
SWOT Analysis - Overview  27
First Solar, Inc. - Strengths  27
First Solar, Inc. - Weaknesses  28
First Solar, Inc. - Opportunities  29
First Solar, Inc. - Threats  30
First Solar, Inc. - Key Competitors  31
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios  32
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios  32
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios  33
Performance Chart  35
Financial Performance  35
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios  36
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts  37
Section 4 - Company's Power Financial Deals and Alliances  38
First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017  38
First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017  39
First Solar, Inc., Recent Deals Summary  40
Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments  41
Feb 21, 2017: First Solar, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2016 Financial Results  41
Feb 16, 2017: Photosol selects First Solar technology for utility-scale PV plants in France  42
Feb 14, 2017: GameChange 27MW System In North Carolina With First Solar Modules Nears Completion  43
Feb 14, 2017: First Solar, Zorlu Holding sign PV modules distribution deal  44
Feb 13, 2017: First Solar selected for 63MW Kidston solar project in Australia  45
Feb 08, 2017: First Solar Awarded 140MW Module Supply Contract for Australia's Largest Solar Project  46
Feb 07, 2017: Prime Road Group and First Solar Complete 18MW of Solar Farms in Thailand  47
Jan 14, 2017: IDC: Construction of 100MW Lusaka solar project in Zambia to start in March 2017  48
Jan 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  49
Dec 20, 2016: GameChange 28MW Tracker Installing With First Solar Modules  51
Section 6 - Appendix  52
Methodology  52
Ratio Definitions  52
About GlobalData  56
Contact Us  56
Disclaimer  56

List of Tables
First Solar, Inc., Key Facts  6
First Solar, Inc., Key Employees  7
First Solar, Inc., Key Employee Biographies  8
First Solar, Inc., Major Products and Services  9
First Solar, Inc., History  10
First Solar, Inc., Other Locations  21
First Solar, Inc., Subsidiaries  22
First Solar, Inc., Joint Venture  24
First Solar, Inc., Key Competitors  31
First Solar, Inc., Ratios based on current share price  32
First Solar, Inc., Annual Ratios  33
First Solar, Inc. (Cont...1), Annual Ratios  34
First Solar, Inc., Interim Ratios  36
First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017  38
First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017  39
First Solar, Inc., Recent Deals Summary  40
Currency Codes  52
Capital Market Ratios  52
Equity Ratios  53
Profitability Ratios  53
Cost Ratios  54
Liquidity Ratios  54
Leverage Ratios  54
Efficiency Ratios  55

List of Figures
First Solar, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  35
First Solar, Inc., Ratio Charts  37
First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017  38
First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2011 to YTD 2017  39


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