Why JinkoSolar (JKS) Is Up Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- JinkoSolar  (JKS) was rising 12.6% to $34.59 at 11:37 a.m. on Tuesday after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings that surpassed analysts' expectations.

JinkoSolar reported earnings per American Depositary Share of $1.28, which equated to adjusted earnings per share of 32 cents and beat the Zacks consensus estimate of 86 cents. This marked a year-over-year increase from an adjusted loss per ADS of $5.06, or adjusted loss of $1.26 per share. Each ADS represents one share.

Earnings for the full fiscal year 2013 were $2.84 per ADS, or adjusted earnings per share of 71 cents, which beat the Zacks consensus estimate of $1.09. This marked an increase from a loss per ADS of $10.23, or adjusted earnings per share of $2.56, in 2012.

Gross margin was 24.7%, up from 22.3% in the third quarter and 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates JINKOSOLAR HOLDING CO as a "sell" with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate JINKOSOLAR HOLDING CO (JKS) a SELL. This is driven by multiple weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins.

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