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Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) - 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.HighlightsCanadian Solar Inc. (Canadian Solar) is a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and a provider of solar energy solutions. It designs, develops and manufactures solar photovoltaic modules. The product portfolio of the company includes solar ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules, solar power systems and specialized solar products. Canadian Solar also conducts solar power project development and sales, and provides EPC services, O&M services and sales of solar system kits. The company has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects. It has manufacturing facilities in Canada and China. The company markets its products to diverse customers in various markets including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Czech Republic, China, the US, Canada, Japan and India. Canadian Solar is headquartered in Ontario, Canada.Canadian Solar Inc. Key Recent DevelopmentsJul 19, 2016: Canadian Solar Launches New Field-Installable T4 PV Connector for Faster, Lower-Cost PV InstallationsJul 11, 2016: Canadian Solar Launches New 1500-Voltage Crystalline Solar Module Portfolio at 2016 Intersolar North AmericaJun 24, 2016: Asia Clean Capital and Canadian Solar to Co-Develop 200 MW Solar PipelineJun 24, 2016: Canadian Solar Announces that a Tornado Damaged Its Funing Cell Factory in ChinaJun 22, 2016: Brazil rejects extension for projects under 2014 solar energy auctionKey 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 6Canadian Solar Inc. - Key Facts 6Canadian Solar Inc. - Key Employees 7Canadian Solar Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8Canadian Solar Inc. - Major Products and Services 9Canadian Solar Inc. - History 10Canadian Solar Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 22Head Office 22Other Locations & Subsidiaries 22Joint Venture 24Section 2 – Company Analysis 25Canadian Solar Inc. - Business Description 25Business Description - Energy 25Energy - Overview 25Canadian Solar Inc. - Corporate Strategy 26Canadian Solar Inc. - SWOT Analysis 27SWOT Analysis - Overview 27Canadian Solar Inc. - Strengths 27Strength - Focused R&D Initiatives 27Strength - Cost-Effective Operations in China 27Strength - Business Model: Vertically-Integrated 27Canadian Solar Inc. - Weaknesses 28Weakness - Net Working Capital Deficit 28Weakness - Cost Efficiency 28Canadian Solar Inc. - Opportunities 29Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 29Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Solar PV: the US 29Opportunity - Strategic Agreements and Contracts 29Opportunity - Business Acquisition 29Canadian Solar Inc. - Threats 30Threat - Volatility in Prices of Silicon Raw Materials 30Threat - Growing Market for Other Energy Alternatives 30Threat - Competition 30Canadian 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 38Canadian Solar Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 38Canadian Solar Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 39Canadian Solar Inc., Recent Deals Summary 40Section 5 – Company's Recent Developments 41Jul 19, 2016: Canadian Solar Launches New Field-Installable T4 PV Connector for Faster, Lower-Cost PV Installations 41Jul 11, 2016: Canadian Solar Launches New 1500-Voltage Crystalline Solar Module Portfolio at 2016 Intersolar North America 42Jun 24, 2016: Asia Clean Capital and Canadian Solar to Co-Develop 200 MW Solar Pipeline 43Jun 24, 2016: Canadian Solar Announces that a Tornado Damaged Its Funing Cell Factory in China 44Jun 22, 2016: Brazil rejects extension for projects under 2014 solar energy auction 45Jun 21, 2016: ANEEL dismissed the claims filed by six companies to change the deployment schedules of Solar power plants 46Jun 17, 2016: Canadian Solar develops 350MW solar panel factory in Brazil 47Jun 07, 2016: Scotland energy minister opens 13MW solar power facility in Tayside 48May 23, 2016: Canadian Solar to Showcase Dymond Module and SuperPower Module at 2016 SNEC 49May 11, 2016: Canadian Solar Appoints Dr. Huifeng Chang as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 50Section 6 – Appendix 51Methodology 51Ratio Definitions 51About GlobalData 55Contact Us 55Disclaimer 55List of TablesCanadian Solar Inc., Key Facts 6Canadian Solar Inc., Key Employees 7Canadian Solar Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8Canadian Solar Inc., Major Products and Services 9Canadian Solar Inc., History 10Canadian Solar Inc., Other Locations 22Canadian Solar Inc., Subsidiaries 22Canadian Solar Inc., Joint Venture 24Canadian Solar Inc., Key Competitors 31Canadian Solar Inc., Ratios based on current share price 32Canadian Solar Inc., Annual Ratios 33Canadian Solar Inc., Interim Ratios 36Canadian Solar Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 38Canadian Solar Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 39Canadian Solar Inc., Recent Deals Summary 40Currency Codes 51Capital Market Ratios 51Equity Ratios 52Profitability Ratios 52Cost Ratios 53Liquidity Ratios 53Leverage Ratios 54Efficiency Ratios 54List of FiguresCanadian Solar Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 35Canadian Solar Inc., Ratio Charts 37Canadian Solar Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 38Canadian Solar Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 39