FIRST SOLAR INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, underperforming compared to the average company in its industry. FIRST SOLAR INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.89 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.63% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||469.21||950.16|
|Net Income ($mil)||-62.29||112.01|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1484.58||1379.73|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6674.67||6376.35|
|Total Debt ($mil)||242.51||198.89|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||8.31||31.31|
|Return on Assets||3.33||6.36|
|Return on Equity||4.46||8.76|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||100.79||100.1|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||49.48||46.29|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2949780.0||2540320.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.65 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.38. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.21 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.70. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, FIRST SOLAR INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|FSLR 27.37||Peers 27.65||FSLR NA||Peers 17.92|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
FSLR is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|FSLR 16.61||Peers 17.98||FSLR NM||Peers 1.32|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
FSLR is trading at a premium to its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
FSLR's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|FSLR 1.21||Peers 5.70||FSLR -46.18||Peers 98.98|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
FSLR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, FSLR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|FSLR 2.07||Peers 4.32||FSLR -16.93||Peers 14.97|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
FSLR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
FSLR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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