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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
SCTY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.22 vs. SCTY: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SCTY' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.50 Max: N/A
Current: 0.11
Equity to Asset 0.11
SCTY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
91% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 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: 2
Z-Score: -0.24
M-Score: -1.12
WACC vs ROIC
7.01%
-25.81%
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -161.77
SCTY's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.73 vs. SCTY: -161.77 )
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: -53.52
Current: -161.77
-162.1
-53.52
Net-margin (%) -13.59
SCTY's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. SCTY: -13.59 )
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: -13.59
-119.09
73.07
ROE (%) -7.55
SCTY's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SCTY: -7.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SCTY' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.97  Med: -11.08 Max: -7.18
Current: -7.55
-87.97
-7.18
ROA (%) -0.95
SCTY's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. SCTY: -0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SCTY' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.96  Med: -1.52 Max: 10.7
Current: -0.95
-5.96
10.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -17.67
SCTY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.53 vs. SCTY: -17.67 )
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: -8.87
Current: -17.67
-22.27
-8.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -23.00
SCTY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. SCTY: -23.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCTY' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -20.70 Max: 36.5
Current: -23
0
36.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 13.90
SCTY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. SCTY: 13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCTY' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.95 Max: 42.4
Current: 13.9
0
42.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -48.90
SCTY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SCTY: -48.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCTY' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -48.90 Max: -46.2
Current: -48.9
» SCTY's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-29)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

SCTY Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 50,001 sh (New)
John Burbank 2,842,817 sh (+16.47%)
Murray Stahl 16,089 sh (-2.72%)
George Soros 274,816 sh (-50.11%)
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Q3 2015

SCTY Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 7,234 sh (New)
John Burbank 3,681,160 sh (+29.49%)
George Soros Sold Out
Murray Stahl 14,851 sh (-7.69%)
Steven Cohen 35,000 sh (-30.00%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers
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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.

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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P/B 2.40
SCTY's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SCTY: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SCTY' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.94  Med: 7.31 Max: 19.57
Current: 2.4
1.94
19.57
P/S 4.64
SCTY's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. SCTY: 4.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SCTY' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 16.59 Max: 40.53
Current: 4.64
1.23
40.53
Current Ratio 0.69
SCTY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. SCTY: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCTY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.26 Max: 2.33
Current: 0.69
0.69
2.33
Quick Ratio 0.44
SCTY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SCTY: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCTY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.93 Max: 2
Current: 0.44
0.4
2
Days Inventory 310.96
SCTY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
94% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 29.86 vs. SCTY: 310.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SCTY' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 291.02  Med: 364.08 Max: 552.66
Current: 310.96
291.02
552.66
Days Sales Outstanding 32.70
SCTY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 58.43 vs. SCTY: 32.70 )
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: 69.87
Current: 32.7
31.05
69.87
Days Payable 311.94
SCTY's Days Payable is ranked higher than
90% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 62.99 vs. SCTY: 311.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SCTY' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 295.59  Med: 474.43 Max: 1258.99
Current: 311.94
295.59
1258.99

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.79
SCTY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SCTY: 5.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SCTY' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.76  Med: 15.74 Max: 28.1
Current: 5.79
4.76
28.1
Price/Median PS Value 0.29
SCTY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. SCTY: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SCTY' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.65
Current: 0.29
0.08
1.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -14.05
SCTY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SCTY: -14.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCTY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.64  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -14.05
-16.64
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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $454.7
EPS (TTM) $ -0.63
Beta1.64
Short Percentage of Float51.24%
52-Week Range $16.31 - 61.72
Shares Outstanding (Mil)98.30

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 673 964 1,467
EPS ($) -7.09 -7.83 -6.32
EPS w/o NRI ($) -7.09 -7.83 -6.32
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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