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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 : 3/10

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industry
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Cash-to-Debt 0.07
NAS:SCTY's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.22 vs. NAS:SCTY: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:SCTY' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.46 Max: N/A
Current: 0.07
Equity-to-Asset 0.11
NAS:SCTY's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. NAS:SCTY: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:SCTY' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.05  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.11
-0.05
0.22
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: -0.23
Beneish M-Score: -1.36
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 : 2/10

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Operating Margin % -126.89
NAS:SCTY's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
95% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.01 vs. NAS:SCTY: -126.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:SCTY' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -162.1  Med: -102.86 Max: -61.27
Current: -126.89
-162.1
-61.27
Net Margin % -3.62
NAS:SCTY's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
75% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.19 vs. NAS:SCTY: -3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:SCTY' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -119.09  Med: -34.05 Max: 73.07
Current: -3.62
-119.09
73.07
ROE % -2.55
NAS:SCTY's ROE % is ranked lower than
75% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.96 vs. NAS:SCTY: -2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:SCTY' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -136.13  Med: -11.08 Max: -2.55
Current: -2.55
-136.13
-2.55
ROA % -0.29
NAS:SCTY's ROA % is ranked lower than
70% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. NAS:SCTY: -0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:SCTY' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.22  Med: -1.52 Max: 10.7
Current: -0.29
-9.22
10.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -15.03
NAS:SCTY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
93% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.21 vs. NAS:SCTY: -15.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:SCTY' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.27  Med: -14.58 Max: -11.03
Current: -15.03
-22.27
-11.03
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -22.70
NAS:SCTY's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NAS:SCTY: -22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:SCTY' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -20.55 Max: -12.7
Current: -22.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 0.20
NAS:SCTY's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. NAS:SCTY: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:SCTY' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -19.35 Max: 0.2
Current: 0.2
0
0.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -57.30
NAS:SCTY's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
96% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. NAS:SCTY: -57.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:SCTY' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -57.3 Max: -46.2
Current: -57.3
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

SCTY Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Murray Stahl 19,097 sh (+78.74%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2016

SCTY Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Caxton Associates 30,000 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 20,399 sh (+6.82%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 450,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2016

SCTY Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Murray Stahl 22,447 sh (+10.04%)
Steven Cohen 225,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 350,000 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners 100,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Q4 2016

SCTY Guru Trades in Q4 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers    NAICS: 221114    SIC: 4911
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Traded in other countries:0SC.Germany, SCTY.Mexico, SCTY.Switzerland, 0QYX.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
SolarCity Corp is engaged in designing, sale, engineering, installation, monitoring, maintenance and financing of solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers.

SolarCity Corp was incorporated as a Delaware corporation on June 21, 2006. The Company is engaged in the design, manufacture, installation and sale or lease of solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers, or sale of electricity generated by solar energy systems to customers. Its customers include residential, commercial and government. The residential customers are individual homeowners who want to switch to cleaner, more affordable energy. Residential customers also include homeowners within communities developed by home builders the company is partnered with. The Commercial customers represent diverse business sectors, including technology, retail, manufacturing, agriculture and nonprofits, including customers such as Walmart, eBay, HP, Walgreens, Intel, and Safeway, Mexican businesses such as Tiendas Soriana, and thousands of other businesses across the United States, including SMBs. For government the company has installed solar energy systems for various federal, state and municipal government entities, including the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy, the City of Lancaster, the City of San Jose, the City of Sacramento, the Department of Homeland Security and a number of schools and universities. The Company market and sell its products and services through a national sales organization that includes a direct outside sales force, a door-to-door sales force, call centers, a channel partner network and a robust customer referral program. It purchases components such as solar panels and inverters directly from multiple manufacturers. The Company's competitors include Vivint Solar Inc., Sunrun Inc., NRG Home Solar, Sungevity, Inc., Trinity Solar, Verengo, Inc., SunPower Corporation, SunEdison LLC, Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., G&S Solar Installers, Cenergy Power and numerous other companies. The Company's operations are subject to stringent and complex federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the occupational health and safety of its employees, wage regulations and environmental regulations.

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Ratios

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PB Ratio 2.11
SCTY's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. SCTY: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SCTY' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 7.08 Max: 19.57
Current: 2.11
1.74
19.57
PS Ratio 3.39
SCTY's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SCTY: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SCTY' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 13.02 Max: 40.53
Current: 3.39
1.23
40.53
EV-to-EBIT -7.36
SCTY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.65 vs. SCTY: -7.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SCTY' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47  Med: -17.35 Max: -3.8
Current: -7.36
-47
-3.8
EV-to-EBITDA -11.19
SCTY's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.17 vs. SCTY: -11.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SCTY' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.1  Med: -24.45 Max: -4.8
Current: -11.19
-65.1
-4.8
Current Ratio 0.58
SCTY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. SCTY: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCTY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.33
Current: 0.58
0.56
2.33
Quick Ratio 0.40
SCTY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SCTY: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCTY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.73 Max: 2
Current: 0.4
0.35
2
Days Inventory 231.59
SCTY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
96% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 29.60 vs. SCTY: 231.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SCTY' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 231.59  Med: 364.08 Max: 552.66
Current: 231.59
231.59
552.66
Days Sales Outstanding 38.06
SCTY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 51.15 vs. SCTY: 38.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SCTY' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.05  Med: 51.26 Max: 70.84
Current: 38.06
31.05
70.84
Days Payable 210.11
SCTY's Days Payable is ranked higher than
88% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 64.60 vs. SCTY: 210.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SCTY' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 210.11  Med: 474.43 Max: 1258.99
Current: 210.11
210.11
1258.99

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -10.20
SCTY's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: -4.60 vs. SCTY: -10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SCTY' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -119.7  Med: -49.1 Max: 0
Current: -10.2
-119.7
0

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.10
SCTY's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SCTY: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SCTY' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.95  Med: 14.87 Max: 28.1
Current: 4.1
3.95
28.1
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.26
SCTY's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SCTY: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SCTY' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.12
Current: 0.26
0.11
2.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -13.59
SCTY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
93% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.62 vs. SCTY: -13.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SCTY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.59  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: -13.59
-13.59
0

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $624.4
EPS (TTM) $ -0.28
Short Percentage of Float20.68%
52-Week Range $16.20 - 58.87
Shares Outstanding (Mil)100.74

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 782 883 1,280
EPS ($) -7.44 -7.75 -6.20
EPS without NRI ($) -7.44 -7.75 -6.20
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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