Canadian Solar Inc. - common shares (CSIQ): Price and Financial Metrics

Canadian Solar Inc. - common shares (CSIQ): $36.71

0.43 (+1.19%)

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  • Value is the dimension where CSIQ ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 91.45% of US stocks.
  • CSIQ's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 51 weeks.
  • CSIQ ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 12th percentile.

CSIQ Stock Summary

  • For CSIQ, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 84.29% of US equities we're observing.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.62, Canadian Solar Inc has a higher such ratio than only 12.61% of stocks in our set.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for CSIQ comes in at -26.47% -- higher than that of just 10.7% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Canadian Solar Inc are EML, CSL, TNC, VERO, and CNMD.
  • CSIQ's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Canadian Solar Inc's official web site, go to

CSIQ Valuation Summary

  • CSIQ's price/sales ratio is 0.6; this is 88.99% lower than that of the median Technology stock.
  • CSIQ's price/earnings ratio has moved up 176.8 over the prior 180 months.
  • Over the past 180 months, CSIQ's price/sales ratio has gone down 10.8.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CSIQ.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CSIQ 2021-09-01 0.6 1.4 15.3 16.1
CSIQ 2021-08-31 0.6 1.4 15.1 16.0
CSIQ 2021-08-30 0.6 1.4 15.2 16.1
CSIQ 2021-08-27 0.6 1.4 15.0 16.0
CSIQ 2021-08-26 0.6 1.4 14.8 15.8
CSIQ 2021-08-25 0.6 1.4 14.8 15.8

CSIQ Growth Metrics

  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at 211.33%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -120.09%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -38.12%.
Over the past 24 months, CSIQ's revenue has gone down $268,017,000.

The table below shows CSIQ's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2020-12-31 3,476.495 -120.541 146.703
2019-12-31 3,200.583 600.111 171.585
2018-12-31 3,744.512 216.28 237.07
2017-12-31 3,390.393 203.92 99.572
2016-12-31 2,853.078 -278.073 65.249
2015-12-31 3,467.626 413.658 171.861

CSIQ's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • CSIQ has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 40.53% of graded US stocks.
  • CSIQ's asset turnover comes in at 0.579 -- ranking 129th of 205 Electronic Equipment stocks.
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The table below shows CSIQ's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2020-12-31 0.579 0.198 0.055
2019-12-31 0.618 0.224 0.085
2018-12-31 0.695 0.207 0.111
2017-12-31 0.600 0.188 0.066
2016-12-31 0.581 0.146 0.045
2015-12-31 0.926 0.166 0.123

CSIQ Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CSIQ, see our CSIQ price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $46.38 Average Broker Recommendation 1.71 (Moderate Buy)

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CSIQ Price/Volume Stats

Current price $36.71 52-week high $67.39
Prev. close $36.28 52-week low $31.40
Day low $36.05 Volume 993,200
Day high $37.18 Avg. volume 1,685,990
50-day MA $35.97 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $42.98 Market Cap 2.20B

Canadian Solar Inc. - common shares (CSIQ) Company Bio

Canadian Solar designs, develops, manufactures, and sells solar wafers, cells, and solar power products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Module and Energy. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in West Guelph, Canada.

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OpenPR | October 8, 2021

Canadian Solar Inc Shares Approach 52-Week Low - Market Mover

Canadian Solar Inc (CSIQ) shares closed today at 1.3% above its 52 week low of $31.68, giving the company a market cap of $1B. The stock is currently down 37.7% year-to-date, down 11.1% over the past 12 months, and up 131.7% o

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CSIQ Price Returns

1-mo -0.70%
3-mo -3.90%
6-mo -17.51%
1-year -3.32%
3-year 144.41%
5-year 136.38%
YTD -28.36%
2020 131.86%
2019 54.11%
2018 -14.95%
2017 38.42%
2016 -57.94%

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