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

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR): $145.38

1.20 (+0.83%)

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FSLR Price/Volume Stats

Current price $145.38 52-week high $232.00
Prev. close $144.18 52-week low $129.21
Day low $142.59 Volume 4,314,100
Day high $153.24 Avg. volume 2,318,778
50-day MA $150.08 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $183.33 Market Cap 15.53B

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  • FSLR scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 92.9% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for FSLR is in Sentiment, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • FSLR's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 2.92% of US stocks).

FSLR Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $17,126,058,741, FIRST SOLAR INC has a greater market value than 88.38% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 92.35%, FIRST SOLAR INC's debt growth rate surpasses 90.96% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, FIRST SOLAR INC is reporting a growth rate of 166.59%; that's higher than 92.82% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to FSLR, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are OTEX, ONTO, FF, CBAT, and ILMN.
  • FSLR's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit FIRST SOLAR INC's official web site, go to

FSLR Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Technology stock, FSLR's price/sales ratio is 116.67% higher, now standing at 5.2.
  • FSLR's price/sales ratio has moved down 12.7 over the prior 207 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FSLR.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FSLR 2023-11-28 5.2 2.6 34.9 30.1
FSLR 2023-11-27 5.2 2.6 34.9 30.0
FSLR 2023-11-24 5.2 2.6 34.8 30.0
FSLR 2023-11-22 5.4 2.7 36.0 31.1
FSLR 2023-11-21 5.4 2.7 35.8 30.9
FSLR 2023-11-20 5.4 2.7 35.9 31.0

FSLR Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 108.35%.
  • The 5 year price growth rate now stands at 27.85%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -58.29%.
FSLR's revenue has moved down $538,870,000 over the prior 33 months.

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
2022-09-30 2,524.247 112.621 94.752
2022-06-30 2,478.818 288.967 189.123
2022-03-31 2,487.043 378.198 215.767
2021-12-31 2,923.377 237.559 468.693
2021-09-30 2,625.29 389.41 453.026
2021-06-30 2,969.351 291.986 562.86

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 66.61% of graded US stocks.
  • FSLR's asset turnover comes in at 0.417 -- ranking 156th of 208 Electronic Equipment stocks.
  • APH, BELFA, and JCS 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 1.84 (Hold)

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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Latest FSLR News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about FIRST SOLAR INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate FSLR as an investment opportunity.

First Solar raised at Morgan Stanley after recent selloff

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After Solar Sell-Off, Morgan Stanley Sees Upside For Panel Manufacturer First Solar

Morgan Stanley says slump for panel manufacturing company First Solar has created a buying opportunity for FSLR stock.

Yahoo | December 8, 2023

Solar stocks poised for comeback in 2024

Rate cuts in 2024 could give solar stocks a boost after a difficult year.

Yahoo | December 8, 2023

First Solar’s Selloff Should Be Over, Analyst Says. Why He Thinks the Stock Can Bounce Back.

Morgan Stanley analyst Andrew Percoco upgraded shares of First Solar to Overweight from Equal Weight.

Yahoo | December 8, 2023

Will solar energy stocks see the light in 2024?

Solar energy stocks have been hurting in 2023 amid higher interest rates and alterations to adoption incentives in states like California. Coming off of 2023 headwinds, analysts are now expecting solar stocks to rebound on increased solar panel installations in 2024. Yahoo Finance’s Ines Ferré take a deep dive into the energy sector, breaking down solar energy forecasts from Citi and Morgan Stanley, and crude oil market outlooks going into an election year. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.

Yahoo | December 8, 2023

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FSLR Price Returns

1-mo 8.56%
3-mo -18.95%
6-mo -25.82%
1-year -3.70%
3-year 67.99%
5-year 242.47%
YTD -2.94%
2022 71.86%
2021 -11.89%
2020 76.77%
2019 31.81%
2018 -37.12%

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