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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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Cash to Debt 0.07
SCTY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. SCTY: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
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
SCTY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. SCTY: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
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
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.23
M-Score: -1.36
WACC vs ROIC
4.01%
-18.68%
WACC
ROIC
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
SCTY's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.57 vs. SCTY: -126.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
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
SCTY's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 vs. SCTY: -3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
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
SCTY's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. SCTY: -2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
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
SCTY's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. SCTY: -0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
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
SCTY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. SCTY: -15.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
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
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -22.70
SCTY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SCTY: -22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCTY' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -20.55 Max: -12.7
Current: -22.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.20
SCTY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. SCTY: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCTY' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -19.35 Max: 0.2
Current: 0.2
0
0.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -57.30
SCTY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SCTY: -57.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCTY' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -57.3 Max: -46.2
Current: -57.3
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

SCTY Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 14,628 sh (+102.21%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Murray Stahl 10,684 sh (-28.06%)
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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 225,000 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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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers    NAICS: 221114    SIC: 4911
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SolarCity Corp is engaged in designing, sale, engineering, installation, monitoring, maintenance and financing of solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers.

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Ratios

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P/B 2.11
SCTY's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. SCTY: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SCTY' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 7.08 Max: 19.57
Current: 2.11
1.74
19.57
P/S 3.39
SCTY's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SCTY: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SCTY' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 13.02 Max: 40.53
Current: 3.39
1.23
40.53
Current Ratio 0.58
SCTY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 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
88% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 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
95% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 29.22 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
73% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 57.15 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
84% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 71.66 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
68% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 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/Tangible Book 4.10
SCTY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SCTY: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SCTY' s Price/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/Median PS Value 0.26
SCTY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. SCTY: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SCTY' s Price/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) (%) -13.60
SCTY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SCTY: -13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCTY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.64  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: -13.6
-16.64
0

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $624.4
EPS (TTM) $ -0.28
Beta0.79
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 w/o NRI ($) -7.44 -7.75 -6.20
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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