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

Date: March 29, 2016
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First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
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. The company 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

Mar 10, 2016: First Solar Reaches 5GW of O&M Assets
Mar 10, 2016: First Solar Publishes 2015 Sustainability Report
Feb 29, 2016: First Solar, Thien Tan Group sign MOU targeting utility scale projects in Vietnam
Feb 29, 2016: HopSol Selects First Solar
Feb 23, 2016: First Solar EPC Surpasses 6GW of Global Installed Capacity

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Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
SECTION 1 - ABOUT THE COMPANY

First Solar, Inc. - Key Facts
First Solar, Inc. - Key Employees
First Solar, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies
First Solar, Inc. - Key Operational Employees
First Solar, Inc. - Major Products and Services
First Solar, Inc. - History
First Solar, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries
First Solar, Inc. - Key Manufacturing Facilities
Joint Venture

SECTION 2 – COMPANY ANALYSIS

First Solar, Inc. - Business Description
Business Description - Components
Components - Overview
Components - Production
Components - Financials
Business Description - Systems
Systems - Overview
Systems - Financials
First Solar, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
First Solar, Inc. - Strengths
Strength - Operational Performance
Strength - Vertically Integrated Capability
Strength - Module Manufacturing Costs
First Solar, Inc. - Weaknesses
Weakness - Business Performance: Systems
First Solar, Inc. - Opportunities
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Solar PV: the US
Opportunity - Business Agreements
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Solar PV: India
First Solar, Inc. - Threats
Threat - Volatility in Prices of Silicon Raw Materials: Global
Threat - Growing Market for Other Energy Alternatives
Threat - Competition
First Solar, Inc. - Key Competitors

SECTION 3 – COMPANY FINANCIAL RATIOS

Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts

SECTION 4 – COMPANY’S POWER FINANCIAL DEALS AND ALLIANCES

First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016
First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016
First Solar, Inc., Recent Deals Summary

SECTION 5 – COMPANY’S RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Mar 10, 2016: First Solar Reaches 5GW of O&M Assets
Mar 10, 2016: First Solar Publishes 2015 Sustainability Report
Feb 29, 2016: First Solar, Thien Tan Group sign MOU targeting utility scale projects in Vietnam
Feb 29, 2016: HopSol Selects First Solar
Feb 23, 2016: First Solar EPC Surpasses 6GW of Global Installed Capacity
Feb 23, 2016: First Solar Achieves Yet Another Cell Conversion Efficiency World Record
Feb 23, 2016: First Solar, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2015 Financial Results
Jan 26, 2016: First Solar, Al Watania Agricultural Co. Pilot Solar-Powered Irrigation Project in Saudi Arabia
Jan 20, 2016: SOLV and First Solar to Team on O&M Services
Jan 19, 2016: First Solar, California Utility Sign Agreements for 500MW

SECTION 6 – APPENDIX

Methodology
Ratio Definitions
About GlobalData
Contact Us
Disclaimer

LIST OF TABLES

First Solar, Inc., Key Facts
First Solar, Inc., Key Employees
First Solar, Inc., Key Employee Biographies
First Solar, Inc., Key Operational Employees
First Solar, Inc., Major Products and Services
First Solar, Inc., History
First Solar, Inc., Other Locations
First Solar, Inc., Subsidiaries
First Solar, Inc., Key Manufacturing Facilities
First Solar, Inc., Joint Venture
First Solar, Inc., Key Competitors
First Solar, Inc., Ratios based on current share price
First Solar, Inc., Annual Ratios
First Solar, Inc., Interim Ratios
First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016
First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016
First Solar, Inc., Recent Deals Summary
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios

LIST OF FIGURES

First Solar, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)
First Solar, Inc., Ratio Charts
First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016
First Solar, Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016
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