First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price decreased -1% during latest trading session.
Profitability Ratio Analysis; To measure firm’s performance and profitability, we focus on ordinary profitability ratio, FSLR has gross profit margin of 23.90% for trailing twelve months and operating margin is calculated as -17%, these are a better detectors to find consistency or positive/negative trends in a firm’s earnings. Following in trace line, returns on investment amplify the findings, the First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR)’s ROI concludes as -10.40%; it gives idea for personal financial decisions, to compare a firm’s profitability or to compare the efficiency of different investments. The returns on assets of firm also on noticeable level, it has ROA of -4.80%, which signifies how profitable a firm is relative to its total assets.
Experts’ Critical Views
Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked FSLR in recent few months. In ratings table the FSLR given BUY ratings by 5 analysts in current phase and 1 analyst suggest it as overweight security. The 3 number of analyst/s have SELL recommendation for current month on FSLR. While 14 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommends it as Hold security.
The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $-0.07 at current month while compared with $0.07 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $-0.02 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $0.34 as compared to one month ago of $0.42, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $1.03.
First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) holds price to book ratio of 0.57 that presents much better indicator to find market price of a share price over its book value of equity for investment valuation.
Taking look on ratio analysis, FSLR has forward price to earnings ratio of 24.24. The co is presenting price to cash flow as 1.52, the low single digit may indicate stock is undervalued and vice versa. On other hand, keeping in mind stable cash flows but few growth prospects make traders to value lower.
To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 3.80, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has debt to equity ratio of 0.04, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio. The firm has price volatility of 4.76% for a week and 4.27% for a month. Its beta stands at 2.30 times. Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was -13.34% and monthly performance was -14.86%.