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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.32
SCTY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. SCTY: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.52 Max: N/A
Current: 0.32
Equity to Asset 0.15
SCTY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. SCTY: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.05  Med: 0.15 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.15
-0.05
0.22
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.49
M-Score: -2.27
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -152.25
SCTY's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. SCTY: -152.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -131.59  Med: -97.02 Max: -61.27
Current: -152.25
-131.59
-61.27
Net-margin (%) -20.66
SCTY's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SCTY: -20.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -119.09  Med: -56.16 Max: 73.07
Current: -20.66
-119.09
73.07
ROE (%) -7.78
SCTY's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 5.15 vs. SCTY: -7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SCTY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -136.13  Med: -13.93 Max: -8.22
Current: -7.78
-136.13
-8.22
ROA (%) -1.35
SCTY's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. SCTY: -1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SCTY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.22  Med: -2.11 Max: 10.7
Current: -1.35
-9.22
10.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -15.57
SCTY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 9.21 vs. SCTY: -15.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCTY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.27  Med: -13.15 Max: -11.03
Current: -15.57
-22.27
-11.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -12.70
SCTY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. SCTY: -12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -18.50 Max: -12.7
Current: -12.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -8.90
SCTY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. SCTY: -8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCTY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -29.90 Max: -8.9
Current: -8.9
» SCTY's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SCTY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ron Baron 7,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,600 sh (New)
John Burbank 893,964 sh (+39.46%)
Steven Cohen 93,500 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
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Q3 2014

SCTY Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ron Baron 143,925 sh (+1819.00%)
John Burbank 1,265,274 sh (+41.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen 61,000 sh (-34.76%)
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Q4 2014

SCTY Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Murray Stahl 15,631 sh (New)
Jana Partners 5,158,150 sh (New)
Jana Partners 5,158,150 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank 1,248,771 sh (-1.30%)
Ron Baron 135,680 sh (-5.73%)
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Q1 2015

SCTY Guru Trades in Q1 2015

George Soros 550,794 sh (New)
John Burbank 2,440,797 sh (+95.46%)
Murray Stahl 16,539 sh (+5.81%)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jana Partners Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 6.70
SCTY's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. SCTY: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SCTY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.27  Med: 8.05 Max: 19.59
Current: 6.7
4.27
19.59
P/S 19.10
SCTY's P/S is ranked lower than
96% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SCTY: 19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SCTY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 20.69 Max: 41.44
Current: 19.1
1.12
41.44
EV-to-EBIT -17.78
SCTY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
163% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 15.54 vs. SCTY: -17.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SCTY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -51.2  Med: -23.60 Max: -5.2
Current: -17.78
-51.2
-5.2
Current Ratio 1.41
SCTY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. SCTY: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.41
0.97
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.07
SCTY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. SCTY: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.04 Max: 2
Current: 1.07
0.4
2
Days Inventory 370.96
SCTY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
97% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 78.55 vs. SCTY: 370.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 291.02  Med: 380.84 Max: 552.66
Current: 370.96
291.02
552.66
Days Sales Outstanding 36.07
SCTY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 59.98 vs. SCTY: 36.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.5  Med: 58.27 Max: 70.84
Current: 36.07
32.5
70.84

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 22.93
SCTY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. SCTY: 22.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.77  Med: 16.40 Max: 28.11
Current: 22.93
4.77
28.11
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
SCTY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SCTY: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.94
0.06
1.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -5.91
SCTY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SCTY: -5.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCTY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.91  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -5.91
-5.91
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Solar
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Traded in other countries:0SC.Germany, SCTY.Mexico, SCTY.Switzerland, 0QYX.UK,
SolarCity Corp was incorporated in June 2006 as a Delaware corporation. The Company is engaged in the design, 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. The Company's solar energy products include Solar Energy Systems, and SolarLease and power purchase agreement finance products. The Company's energy efficiency products and services include home energy evaluation and energy efficiency upgrades. The Company sells home energy efficiency evaluations to new solar energy system customers and existing customers. The Company offers its services to customers in 14 states and the District of Columbia, and operate in other locations as strategic opportunities and commercial projects arise.
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