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- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Q-Cells SE business.
About Q-Cells SE
Q-Cells SE engages in the development, manufacture and marketing of solar cells made of monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon. The company, through its subsidiaries, develops thin-film photovoltaic modules. It also engages in the planning and development of largescale plants.
The company supplies solar cells and thin-film modules to approximately 80 customers in 40 countries.
The company's product portfolio includes Q6LM, a 6-inch format solar monocrystalline cell; Q6LTT, Q6LTT3, and Q6LEP3, which are acid texturized solar cells.
Solibro GmbH: Solibro GmbH was established as a joint venture between Q-Cells SE (67.5%) and Solibro AB (Sweden). It offers copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film technology. with the Solibro production process, the micrometrethin, photoactive CIGS layer is applied by deposition onto molybdenum-coated substrate glass. For mechanical stabilization the coated substrate glass is laminated with a prestressed cover glass.
Flexcell: The company holds a stake of 57.1% in Flexcell. Flexcells flexible cell is based on research conducted by the Institute for Micro Technology at the University of Neuchâtel. It comprises an amorphous silicon layer which is applied to flexible substrates such as plastic films or textiles. The substrate is fed into the coating process from the roll. Finished modules are then wound up onto another roll (roll-to-roll mass production).
CSG Solar: Q-Cells has a stake of 18.63 % in CSG. CSG stands for Crystalline Silicon on Glass. In a special reactor, gas containing silicon is deposited on a glass substrate, which has been roughened and provided with an antireflective layer. In a follow-up heating process the deposit then crystallizes into a 2 μm thin film.
Q-Cells International GmbH: The companys wholly owned subsidiary Q-Cells International GmbH field of business is the planning and development of large ground mounted and roof-top facilities.
REC Renewable Energy Corporation: The company, in February 2007, acquired a stake in REC Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) with headquarters in Høvik/Norway. REC is the manufacturer of multicrystalline silicon and silicon wafers for solar cell production and one of Q-Cells main suppliers.
Sovello: Sovello AG is a joint venture in which Q-Cells SE, REC and Evergreen Solar Inc., Marlboro, Massachusetts, USA each hold an equal stake (33.33%). The company produces wafers, solar cells and solar modules on an integrated production line using the string ribbon process developed by Evergreen Solar.
Solaria: Q-Cells SE holds a stake in the Solaria Corporation (Solaria). The company uses a cell multiplication PV technology based on standard silicon solar cells. By guiding the sunlight with a simple plastic cover, 2 to 3 times more modules can be produced with the same quantity of silicon than is the case with conventional cells.
On July 24, 2009, Q-Cells SE has established a joint venture with MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. to build large solar parks in which each partner would have a 50% share. The first project would be a facility in Strasskirchen, Bavaria and Q-Cells International, a 100%-owned subsidiary of Q-Cells SE, has been commissioned to construct the facility.
Q-Cells SE was founded in 1999. It was formerly known as Q-Cells AG and changed its name to Q-Cells SE in October 2008.
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1. Q-CELLS SE 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. Q-CELLS SE 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. Q-CELLS SE SWOT ANALYSIS
4. Q-CELLS SE 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. Q-CELLS SE COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Q-Cells SE Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Q-Cells SE and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Q-Cells SE and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Q-Cells SE Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Semiconductors Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Q-Cells SE Industry Position Analysis
6. Q-CELLS SE NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. Q-CELLS SE EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. Q-CELLS SE ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. GERMANY 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. Q-CELLS SE IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. Q-CELLS SE PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. Q-CELLS SE VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Q-Cells SE Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Q-Cells SE Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Q-Cells SE Major Shareholders
Q-Cells SE History
Q-Cells SE Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Q-Cells SE Offices and Representations
Q-Cells SE 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
Q-Cells SE Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Q-Cells SE Capital Market Snapshot
Q-Cells SE 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
Q-Cells SE 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
Q-Cells SE 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
Q-Cells SE 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
Q-Cells SE 1-year Stock Charts
Q-Cells SE 5-year Stock Charts
Q-Cells SE vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Q-Cells SE vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Q-Cells SE 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?