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First Solar Inc (FSLR)
Technology | Semiconductor - Specialized
CEO: Mark R. Widmar
Employees: 6350
firstsolar.com
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
Pure Value RankNOT AVAILABLEDividend RankNO DIVIDEND
Moat Rank308Financial Strength Rank413
Growth Rank167Momentum Rank492
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield0%
Payout RatioN/A
3 yr Dividend GrowthN/A
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratiox
P/B Ratio0.74x
P/S Ratio1.3x
EV/EBITDA Ratiox
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score4
Debt-to-Equity5%
Interest Coverage-26.75x
MOAT
ROE-9.93%
ROIC-24.91%
Net Margin-12.13%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth49.89%
5 yr SPS Growth1.41%
5 yr BPS Growth3.52%
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 tickrz summary
Unfortunately we don't have enough data to calculate First Solar Inc's tickrz rank.
 value
 pure value ranking Warren Buffett ranking
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, First Solar Inc ranks NOT AVAILABLE out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively not available score.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. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, First Solar Inc is probably not for you.

 quality
 moat financial strength
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. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Technology sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.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.


 momentum
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. Based on its 12 month stock performance, First Solar Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

 yield
 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. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

 growth
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. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value produce an average score. 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.

First Solar Inc (FSLR)
Technology | Semiconductor - Specialized
CEO: Mark R. Widmar
Employees: 6350
firstsolar.com


tickrz rank
D

VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratiox
P/B Ratio0.74x
P/S Ratio1.3x
EV/EBITDA Ratiox
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield0%
Payout RatioN/A
3 yr Dividend GrowthN/A
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score4
Debt-to-Equity5%
Interest Coverage-26.75x
MOAT
ROE-9.93%
ROIC-24.91%
Net Margin-12.13%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth49.89%
5 yr SPS Growth1.41%
5 yr BPS Growth3.52%

TICKRZ RANK
Unfortunately we don't have enough data to calculate First Solar Inc's tickrz rank.

PURE VALUE
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, First Solar Inc ranks NOT AVAILABLE out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively not available score.

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. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, First Solar Inc is probably not for you.

MOAT
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. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Technology sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
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.

MOMENTUM
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. Based on its 12 month stock performance, First Solar Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

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. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

GROWTH
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. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value produce an average score. 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.