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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 0.42
SCTY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. SCTY: 0.42 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.42

Equity to Asset 0.16
SCTY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. SCTY: 0.16 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.05   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.16

-0.05
0.22
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.58
M-Score: -2.33
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -131.59
SCTY's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. SCTY: -131.59 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -131.59   Max: -61.27
Current: -131.59

-131.59
-61.27
Net-margin (%) -21.97
SCTY's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. SCTY: -21.97 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -119.09   Max: 73.07
Current: -21.97

-119.09
73.07
ROE (%) -8.48
SCTY's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.89 vs. SCTY: -8.48 )
SCTY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -136.13   Max: -8.22
Current: -8.48

-136.13
-8.22
ROA (%) -1.59
SCTY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. SCTY: -1.59 )
SCTY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.22   Max: 10.7
Current: -1.59

-9.22
10.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -15.07
SCTY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. SCTY: -15.07 )
SCTY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.27   Max: -11.03
Current: -15.07

-22.27
-11.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -12.70
SCTY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
101% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. SCTY: -12.70 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -12.7
Current: -12.7

EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -8.90
SCTY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
141% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 vs. SCTY: -8.90 )
SCTY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -8.9
Current: -8.9

» SCTY's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

SCTY Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 24,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 39,100 sh (New)
John Burbank 641,023 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 500,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

SCTY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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

SCTY Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ron Baron 143,925 sh (+1819%)
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)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank 1,248,771 sh (-1.3%)
Ron Baron 135,680 sh (-5.73%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SCTY

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Add 41.54%0.32%$60.4 - $75.63 $ 51.36-26%1265274
Ron Baron 2014-09-30 Add 1819%0.03%$60.4 - $75.63 $ 51.36-26%143925
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Add 39.46%0.31%$47.71 - $70.87 $ 51.36-8%893964
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 New Buy$47.71 - $70.87 $ 51.36-8%7500
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy1.1%$56.82 - $86.14 $ 51.36-28%641023
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 6.61
SCTY's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SCTY: 6.61 )
SCTY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.27   Max: 19.59
Current: 6.61

4.27
19.59
P/S 19.02
SCTY's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. SCTY: 19.02 )
SCTY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 41.44
Current: 19.02

1.12
41.44
EV-to-EBIT -18.49
SCTY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 37.40 vs. SCTY: -18.49 )
SCTY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -51.2   Max: -5.2
Current: -18.49

-51.2
-5.2
Current Ratio 1.77
SCTY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. SCTY: 1.77 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.77

0.98
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.38
SCTY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. SCTY: 1.38 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2
Current: 1.38

0.4
2
Days Inventory 316.46
SCTY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 90.27 vs. SCTY: 316.46 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 291.02   Max: 552.66
Current: 316.46

291.02
552.66
Days Sales Outstanding 32.50
SCTY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 71.40 vs. SCTY: 32.50 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.5   Max: 70.84
Current: 32.5

32.5
70.84

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 23.89
SCTY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. SCTY: 23.89 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.77   Max: 28.11
Current: 23.89

4.77
28.11
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
SCTY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SCTY: 0.93 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.93

0.06
1.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -5.40
SCTY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SCTY: -5.40 )
SCTY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -5.6   Max: 0
Current: -5.4

-5.6
0

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Solar
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Traded in other countries:0SC.Germany, SCTY.Switzerland,
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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