First Solar Inc (FSLR)
Technology | Semiconductor - Specialized
CEO: Mark R. Widmar
Unfortunately we don't have enough data to calculate First Solar Inc's tickrz rank.
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. First Solar Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/B ratio of 0.7x, a P/S ratio of 1.3x, .
WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
First Solar Inc ranks 488 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a weak score, meaning it ranks poorly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors.
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet.
First Solar Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 4 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of -26.75x, a debt/equity ratio of 5% and a Moat Rank of 308 translate to a weak Financial Strength score.
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors.The company has seen its stock fall by -41.71% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 492.
VALUE + YIELD
First Solar Inc currently does not pay a dividend so it ranks last among S&P 500 companies using our dividend ranking methodology.
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. 49.9% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 1.4% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 3.5% combine to produce this average score.