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About GT Solar International, Inc.
GT Solar International, Inc. provides polysilicon production technology, crystalline ingot growth systems, and related photovoltaic manufacturing services for the solar industry.
The companys principal products are chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactors and related equipment used to produce polysilicon, the key raw material used in silicon-based solar wafers and cells; and directional solidification systems (DSS) furnaces and related equipment used to cast multicrystalline ingots by melting and cooling polysilicon in a precisely controlled process. These ingots are used to make photovoltaic (PV) wafers which are, in turn, used to make solar cells.
The company operates through two segments, Polysilicon Business and Photovoltaic Business.
Polysilicon Business offers CVD reactors and related equipment engineering services, such as trichlorosilane (TCS) and silane engineering services to existing polysilicon producers and new market entrants. The companys CVD reactors utilize the non-proprietary Siemens process, a used and polysilicon production process.
CVD reactors: The company sells CVD reactors that produce polysilicon. It markets its CVD reactors under the names SDR200 and SDR300. Its SDR200 CVD reactors are producing at levels of approximately 200 MT of polysilicon annually and its SDR300 CVD reactors.
Customers for its polysilicon products include chemical companies and power generation companies that are entering the polysilicon market and solar wafer and cell manufacturers that are vertically integrating the production of polysilicon into their operations. All of the components for its CVD reactors are manufactured by third parties using its designs.
Polysilicon services, parts and other: In addition to CVD reactors for polysilicon manufacturing, the company also provides technology and engineering services for the commissioning, start-up and optimization of its equipment and technology. The company provides the basic engineering packages and process licenses for the production and purification of trichlorosilane and silane. The company offers hydrochlorination technology.
Photovoltaic Business manufactures and sells DSS crystallization furnaces and ancillary equipment required in the operation of DSS crystallization furnaces to cast multicrystalline silicon ingots.
DSS Crystallization Furnaces: The companys DSS furnace is a specialized furnace used to melt polysilicon and cast multicrystalline ingots. Polysilicon is placed into a quartz crucible and the crucible is then loaded into the chamber of the DSS furnace where it is cast into multicrystalline ingots under precise heating and cooling conditions. Multicrystalline ingots are used to produce solar wafers, which ultimately become solar cells. The company has developed proprietary control software systems to automate the operation of the furnace during all stages of the crystal growth process. The company markets its DSS crystallization furnaces under the names DSS240, DSS450, and DSS450HP.
All of the components and assemblies for its DSS furnaces are manufactured by third parties using its designs. It also provides engineering and product design, quality control, process engineering and engineering services related to the operation of its DSS furnaces.
Ancillary equipment: The companys capacity DSS furnaces, the DSS450 and DSS450HP are capable of producing ingots that weigh up to 450 kilograms. Its ancillary equipment provides operators with material handling assistance during the preparation of the crucible before it is loaded with silicon and during the loading and unloading of the crucible into the DSS furnace chamber at the start of the growth process and out of the DSS furnace chamber at the conclusion of the ingot growth process. The companys ancillary equipment includes crucible coating stations, crucible manipulators, extraction tools and other material handling systems required to safely transport material during the ingot growth process. The company reports ancillary equipment revenue as other PV equipment.
Photovoltaic Parts and Services: The company sells replacement parts and consumables used in its DSS furnaces and other PV equipment. It also offers a range of services in connection with the sale of equipment, including facility design, equipment installation and integration, technical training, and manufacturing process optimization.
Turnkey Integration Services: The company offers integration services, using third party wafer, cell and module production equipment designed to produce a specified level of output. These services are sold to new market entrants in connection with the construction of new PV manufacturing facilities.
The company sells its products and services globally to polysilicon producers and solar wafer, cell and module manufacturers. Its major customer is LDK Solar Co., Ltd. The companys customers include solar companies as well as companies in the chemical industry.
Polysilicon Business: The companys CVD reactor products and other related services face direct competition from a small number of new entrants to the polysilicon production market. These competitors include MSA Apparatus Construction for Chemical Equipment Ltd, Centrotherm Elektrische Anlagen GmbH & Co., Morimatsu Industry Co. Ltd., and Poly Plant Project, Inc. It also faces indirect competition from companies that produce polysilicon primarily for the semiconductor industry. These indirect competitors include Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, Wacker Chemie AG, Tokuyama Corporation, MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., Renewable Energy Corporation ASA, and M Setek Company Ltd.
Photovoltaic Business: The companys competitors include ALD Vacuum Technologies AG, JYT Corporation, Ferrotec Corporation, PVA TePla AG, Centrotherm Elektrische Anlagen GmbH & Co., and Jing Gong Technology.
GT Solar International, Inc. was founded in 1994.
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1. GT SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. GT SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. GT SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. GT SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. GT SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. GT Solar International, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of GT Solar International, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of GT Solar International, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. GT Solar International, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Semiconductors Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. GT Solar International, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. GT SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. GT SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. GT SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. GT SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. GT SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. GT SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
GT Solar International, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
GT Solar International, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
GT Solar International, Inc. Major Shareholders
GT Solar International, Inc. History
GT Solar International, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
GT Solar International, Inc. Offices and Representations
GT Solar International, Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
GT Solar International, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
GT Solar International, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
GT Solar International, Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Semiconductors Industry Statistics
GT Solar International, Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
GT Solar International, Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
GT Solar International, Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
GT Solar International, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
GT Solar International, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
GT Solar International, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
GT Solar International, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
GT Solar International, Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?