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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.53
JASO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. JASO: 0.53 )
JASO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.53

Equity to Asset 0.38
JASO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. JASO: 0.38 )
JASO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.38

0.3
0.96
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.94
M-Score: -4.03
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -1.27
JASO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. JASO: -1.27 )
JASO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.43   Max: 18.85
Current: -1.27

-21.43
18.85
Net-margin (%) -5.98
JASO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. JASO: -5.98 )
JASO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -24.74   Max: 18.44
Current: -5.98

-24.74
18.44
ROE (%) -9.29
JASO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. JASO: -9.29 )
JASO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.97   Max: 65.6
Current: -9.29

-33.97
65.6
ROA (%) -3.61
JASO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. JASO: -3.61 )
JASO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.66   Max: 26.05
Current: -3.61

-12.66
26.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.69
JASO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1023 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. JASO: -1.69 )
JASO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -23.19   Max: 37.21
Current: -1.69

-23.19
37.21
Revenue Growth (%) -17.30
JASO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. JASO: -17.30 )
JASO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 56.4
Current: -17.3

0
56.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -45.70
JASO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 vs. JASO: -45.70 )
JASO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -45.7   Max: 72.4
Current: -45.7

-45.7
72.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

JASO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2013

JASO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 46,090 sh (New)
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Q1 2014

JASO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

RS Investment Management 361,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 705,150 sh (+1429.94%)
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Q2 2014

JASO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 124,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 586,300 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 188,600 sh (-47.83%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with JASO

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2012-03-31 Sold Out $1.32 - $2.2 $ 9.25447%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $5.02 - $6.94 $ 9.2556%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.60
JASO's P/B is ranked higher than
97% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. JASO: 0.60 )
JASO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 9.19
Current: 0.6

0.14
9.19
P/S 0.30
JASO's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. JASO: 0.30 )
JASO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 9.36
Current: 0.3

0.1
9.36
EV-to-EBIT 14.95
JASO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 51.77 vs. JASO: 14.95 )
JASO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 623.9
Current: 14.95

2.2
623.9
Current Ratio 1.28
JASO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. JASO: 1.28 )
JASO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 24.5
Current: 1.28

1.04
24.5
Quick Ratio 0.95
JASO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. JASO: 0.95 )
JASO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 23.77
Current: 0.95

0.89
23.77

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.60
JASO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
97% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. JASO: 0.60 )
JASO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 6.98
Current: 0.6

0.19
6.98
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
JASO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. JASO: 0.90 )
JASO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.51
Current: 0.9

0.52
2.51
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
JASO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. JASO: 0.50 )
JASO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 12.96
Current: 0.5

0.2
12.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
JASO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. JASO: 6.70 )
JASO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 45.1
Current: 6.7

0.2
45.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.25
JASO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. JASO: -14.25 )
JASO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3   Max: -0.4
Current: -14.25

-3
-0.4

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Solar
Compare:FSLR, SPWR, SOL, CSSXF, TSL » details
Traded in other countries:YI2A.Germany
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd is a China-based manufacturer of high-performance solar cells. It is focused on solar cell design and manufacturing, a stage in the solar power industry value chain. JA Solar designs, manufactures and markets high-performance solar cells, which are made from specially processed silicon wafers. The company's solar cells are assembled and integrated into solar modules and systems that convert sunlight into electricity through a process known as the photovoltaic effect. Solar cells are the key components of solar modules. In 2008, it sold solar cells with a total power output of approximately 271 MW. The company also provides cell processing services to some of its customers who supply it with their own wafers and it process these wafers into solar cells that are sold back to them. In 2008, the company produced approximately 33 MW of solar cells under this arrangement. Solar modules and systems that incorporate its products are distributed globally, including to end-customers in China, Germany, Spain, South Korea and the United States. In the global market, the Company's competitors include photovoltaic divisions of conglomerates, such as Sharp Corporation and Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., specialized cell and module manufacturers such as Motech Industries, Inc. and Q-Cells AG, as well as integrated manufacturers of photovoltaic products such as SolarWorld AG.
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