First Solar, Inc. (FSLR): Price and Financial Metrics

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR): $90.95

-0.20 (-0.22%)

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  • FSLR scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 97% of US stocks.
  • FSLR's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 48 weeks.
  • FSLR's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 9.9% of US stocks).

FSLR Stock Summary

  • FSLR's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 0.65 -- higher than only 4.08% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -39.9%, First Solar Inc's debt growth rate surpasses just 13.06% of about US stocks.
  • Over the past twelve months, FSLR has reported earnings growth of 2,723.54%, putting it ahead of 99.25% of US stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to First Solar Inc are APPF, AVEO, TDC, NTGR, and YY.
  • Visit FSLR's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

FSLR Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Technology stock, FSLR's price/earnings ratio is 54.36% lower, now standing at 17.8.
  • Over the past 180 months, FSLR's price/sales ratio has gone down 14.5.
  • FSLR's price/sales ratio has moved down 14.5 over the prior 180 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FSLR.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FSLR 2021-09-01 3.4 1.7 17.8 14.3
FSLR 2021-08-31 3.4 1.7 17.8 14.3
FSLR 2021-08-30 3.4 1.8 18.1 14.6
FSLR 2021-08-27 3.4 1.7 17.8 14.4
FSLR 2021-08-26 3.4 1.7 17.7 14.3
FSLR 2021-08-25 3.4 1.7 17.7 14.3

FSLR Growth Metrics

  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -94.43%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 1064.28%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 1092.81%.
Over the past 70 months, FSLR's revenue has gone down $675,313,000.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 2,969.351 291.986 562.86
2021-03-31 2,982.582 262.506 517.322
2020-12-31 2,711.332 37.12 398.355
2020-09-30 3,501.477 632.495 223.244
2020-06-30 3,120.718 106.976 98.829
2020-03-31 3,063.263 -27.223 43.37

FSLR'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.
  • FSLR has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 66.37% of graded US stocks.
  • FSLR's asset turnover comes in at 0.417 -- ranking 158th of 208 Electronic Equipment stocks.
  • BELFA, JCS, and REKR are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with FSLR.

The table below shows FSLR's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.417 0.273 0.116
2021-03-31 0.422 0.260 0.104
2020-12-31 0.386 0.251 0.058
2020-09-30 0.491 0.244 0.033
2020-06-30 0.437 0.224 0.004
2020-03-31 0.428 0.209 -0.005

FSLR Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of FSLR, see our FSLR 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 $98.05 Average Broker Recommendation 1.75 (Moderate Buy)

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FSLR Price/Volume Stats

Current price $90.95 52-week high $112.50
Prev. close $91.15 52-week low $63.93
Day low $90.95 Volume 1,174
Day high $90.95 Avg. volume 2,215,943
50-day MA $93.22 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $88.32 Market Cap 9.67B

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Company Bio

First Solar designs, manufactures and sells photovoltaic solar modules, and also develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power solutions. The Company operates through two segments: components and systems. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Tempe, Arizona.

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Yahoo | September 25, 2021

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The Tribune | September 24, 2021

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Intrado Digital Media | September 24, 2021

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Yahoo | September 24, 2021

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FSLR Price Returns

1-mo -3.70%
3-mo -1.86%
6-mo 4.18%
1-year 44.25%
3-year 87.84%
5-year 132.73%
YTD -8.06%
2020 76.77%
2019 31.81%
2018 -37.12%
2017 110.41%
2016 -51.37%

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