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Warning Signs for First Solar Inc

GuruFocus has conducted a thorough checkup on the financials and performances of First Solar Inc, and found 2 severe warning signs and 5 medium warning signs . These warning signs do not necessarily mean you should not invest in the stock. But you should be aware of them before you invest. Further reading: New Feature Announcement: The Warning Signs.

First Solar Inc Historical Price and P/E Range

Valuation bands displayed:

  1. Upper red line: P/E=460.6
  2. Lower red line: P/E=5
  3. White line: price. Current P/E ratio=15.60

Historically First Solar Inc (FSLR) stock has been traded between P/E ratios of 5 and 460.6. If the stock had always been traded at P/E of 5, its stock prices would have been where the lower red line is. Similarly, if the stock had always been traded at 460.6, its stock prices would have been where the upper red line is. The actual stock prices bounces between these two red lines.

Currently, the P/E ratio of First Solar Inc is 15.60

As always, it is always better if the stock prices is close to the lower red line, which implies that the stock is traded at the lower end of valuation.

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First Solar Inc Historical Price and P/B Range

Valuation bands displayed:

  1. Upper red line: P/B=22.3
  2. Lower red line: P/B=0.3
  3. White line: price. Current P/B ratio=1.50

Historically First Solar Inc (FSLR) stock has been traded between P/B ratios of 0.3 and 22.3. If the stock had always been traded at P/B of 0.3, its stock prices would have been where the lower red line is. Similarly, if the stock had always been traded at 22.3, its stock prices would have been where the upper red line is. The actual stock prices bounces between these two red lines.

Currently, the P/B ratio of First Solar Inc is 1.50

As always, it is always better if the stock prices is close to the lower red line, which implies that the stock is traded at the lower end of valuation.

You can find the stocks that are traded at close to its historical low P/B valuation here.

 

First Solar Inc Historical Price and P/S Range

Valuation bands displayed:

  1. Upper red line: P/S=60.5
  2. Lower red line: P/S=0.4
  3. White line: price. Current P/S ratio=1.78

Historically First Solar Inc (FSLR) stock has been traded between P/S ratios of 0.4 and 60.5. If the stock had always been traded at P/S ratio of 0.4, its stock prices would have been where the lower red line is. Similarly, if the stock had always been traded at 60.5, its stock prices would have been where the upper red line is. The actual stock prices bounces between these two red lines.

Currently, the P/S ratio of First Solar Inc is 1.78

As always, it is always better if the stock prices is close to the lower red line, which implies that the stock is traded at the lower end of valuation.

You can find the stocks that are traded at close to its historical low P/S valuation here.

 

Competitors Comparison of 10-Year Historical P/E ratios

Competitors Comparison

Symbol P/E(ttm) ratio P/E(ttm) ratio 10-Y Range Chart
FSLR 15.60
5.39
386.17
SPWR 26.60
9.05
5480.00
SOL 0.00
0.00
28.49

Industry Comparison

Industry Name FSLR P/E(ttm) ratio Rank # of Companies Chart
Solar Top 12% 164

Competitors Comparison of 10-Year Historical P/S ratios

Competitors Comparison

Symbol P/S ratio P/S ratio 10-Y Range Chart
FSLR 1.78
0.33
51.11
SPWR 2.24
0.17
16.17
SOL 0.15
0.11
4.58

Industry Comparison

Industry Name FSLR P/S ratio Rank # of Companies Chart
Solar Top 31% 164

Competitors Comparison of 10-Year Historical P/B ratios

Competitors Comparison

Symbol P/B ratio P/B ratio 10-Y Range Chart
FSLR 1.50
0.30
21.25
SPWR 4.20
0.39
12.96
SOL 1.70
0.20
6.33

Industry Comparison

Industry Name FSLR P/B ratio Rank # of Companies Chart
Solar Top 13% 164

Competitors Comparison of 10-Year Historical Price to Free Cash Flow ratios

Competitors Comparison

Symbol Price to Free Cash Flow ratio Price to Free Cash Flow ratio 10-Y Range Chart
FSLR 28.40
4.27
5418.00
SPWR 0.00
0.00
188.83
SOL 0.00
0.00
11.63

Industry Comparison

Industry Name FSLR Price to Free Cash Flow ratio Rank # of Companies Chart
Solar Bottom 49% 164

Competitors Comparison of 10-Year Historical Yield

Competitors Comparison

Symbol Historical Yield Historical Yield 10-Y Range Chart
FSLR 0.00
SPWR 0.00
SOL 0.00

Industry Comparison

Industry Name FSLR Historical Yield Rank # of Companies Chart
Solar Top 50% 164

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User Comments

Rrurban
ReplyRrurban - 2 months ago
Libertadpp,
depends on how you calc FCF. if you add-in changes in working capital,i.e using operating cash flow - capex, then FCF will be higher than net income if there were positive changes in working cap. also, if the company has a lot of goodwill (and thus goodwill amortization), FCF will be higher than net income. i would avoid companies with a lot of goodwill as they have done acquisitions and aren't growing organically (possible flawed biz model) and there is a risk they overpaid for an acquisition and will have to write down goodwill and eps will be hit as a result.
Libertadpp
ReplyLibertadpp - 3 months ago
How can Free Cash Flow be always bigger than net income?, because of high ROIC?
Steve Pomeranz
ReplySteve Pomeranz - 4 months ago
It would be nice if we could make adjustments to the dividend growth rate using the 3 year in addition to the 5 year, WFC is a good example because due to the crash, the 5 year is not a true picture of future dividend growth. Using only the 5 year growth rate for WFC, renders the yield on cost number to be of no use.

Otherwise this page is fantastic and a great tool. Thanks.



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