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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.49
JASO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. JASO: 0.49 )
JASO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.49

Equity to Asset 0.37
JASO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. JASO: 0.37 )
JASO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.37

0.3
0.96
Interest Coverage No Debt
JASO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
80% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 464.62 vs. JASO: No Debt )
JASO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

0.4
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.42
M-Score: -3.54
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Revenue Growth (%) -100.00
JASO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. JASO: -100.00 )
JASO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 56.4
Current: -100

0
56.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -38.00
JASO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. JASO: -38.00 )
JASO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38   Max: 72.4
Current: -38

-38
72.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

JASO Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 470,460 sh (-7.18%)
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Q2 2013

JASO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Caxton Associates 10,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 37,460 sh (-92.04%)
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Q3 2013

JASO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Q4 2013

JASO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 46,090 sh (New)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with JASO

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 $ 10.15501%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $5.02 - $6.94 $ 10.1571%0
George Soros 2011-03-31 Reduce -40%0.02%$6.31 - $8.515 $ 10.1541%300000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 0.60
JASO's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 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 0.40
JASO's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. JASO: 0.40 )
JASO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 9.36
Current: 0.4

0.1
9.36
EV-to-EBIT 2.60
JASO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
98% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. JASO: 2.60 )
JASO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 623.9
Current: 2.6

2.2
623.9

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.40
JASO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. JASO: 4.40 )
JASO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 76.05
Current: 4.4

0.69
76.05
Price/Tangible Book 0.60
JASO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 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/Median PS Value 0.50
JASO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. JASO: 0.50 )
JASO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 11.95
Current: 0.5

0.19
11.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 38.70
JASO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
98% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. JASO: 38.70 )
JASO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 45.1
Current: 38.7

0.2
45.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -26.23
JASO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
51% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. JASO: -26.23 )
JASO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.7   Max: -0.4
Current: -26.23

-2.7
-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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