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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.84
SPWR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. SPWR: 0.84 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.3   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.84

Equity to Asset 0.30
SPWR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. SPWR: 0.30 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.3

0.26
0.86
Interest Coverage 1.46
SPWR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 767.50 vs. SPWR: 1.46 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 10.56
Current: 1.46

0.46
10.56
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.74
M-Score: -2.89
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.34
SPWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. SPWR: 6.34 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -260.46   Max: 10.74
Current: 6.34

-260.46
10.74
Net-margin (%) 3.81
SPWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. SPWR: 3.81 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -290.61   Max: 11.21
Current: 3.81

-290.61
11.21
ROE (%) 8.56
SPWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. SPWR: 8.56 )
SPWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -48.15   Max: 10.78
Current: 8.56

-48.15
10.78
ROA (%) 2.45
SPWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SPWR: 2.45 )
SPWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -238.28   Max: 5.29
Current: 2.45

-238.28
5.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.73
SPWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 6.55 vs. SPWR: 13.73 )
SPWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -50.58   Max: 19.54
Current: 13.73

-50.58
19.54
Revenue Growth (%) -4.90
SPWR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. SPWR: -4.90 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 74.1
Current: -4.9

-4.9
74.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -20.70
SPWR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. SPWR: -20.70 )
SPWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -68.4   Max: 369.5
Current: -20.7

-68.4
369.5
EPS Growth (%) -25.10
SPWR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. SPWR: -25.10 )
SPWR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.1   Max: 146.1
Current: -25.1

-25.1
146.1
» SPWR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

SPWR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Hussman 1,175,000 sh (+108.7%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 795,353 sh (-44.29%)
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Q3 2013

SPWR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 246,200 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 740,053 sh (-6.95%)
John Hussman 700,000 sh (-40.43%)
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Q4 2013

SPWR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 177,674 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 442,500 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 428,053 sh (-42.16%)
John Hussman 400,000 sh (-42.86%)
Steven Cohen 109,600 sh (-55.48%)
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Q1 2014

SPWR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Leon Cooperman 1,396,729 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,241,300 sh (+1032.57%)
John Hussman 400,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Chuck Royce 387,553 sh (-9.46%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SPWR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.6%$29.14 - $35.895 $ 38.6619%1396729
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.13%$29.14 - $35.895 $ 38.6619%0
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -42.86%0.43%$26.74 - $34.39 $ 38.6626%400000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.13%$26.74 - $34.39 $ 38.6626%177674
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -40.43%0.44%$20.58 - $28.1 $ 38.6662%700000
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 108.7%0.57%$9.41 - $22.7 $ 38.66139%1175000
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -28.37%0.03%$5.62 - $13.39 $ 38.66287%563000
John Hussman 2012-06-30 Reduce -70.89%0.23%$4.69 - $6.4 $ 38.66620%786000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.60
SPWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 91.20 vs. SPWR: 26.60 )
SPWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.05   Max: 5480
Current: 26.6

9.05
5480
P/B 4.30
SPWR's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. SPWR: 4.30 )
SPWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 12.96
Current: 4.3

0.39
12.96
P/S 2.30
SPWR's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SPWR: 2.30 )
SPWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 16.17
Current: 2.3

0.17
16.17
EV-to-EBIT 20.52
SPWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 49.68 vs. SPWR: 20.52 )
SPWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13   Max: 21809.4
Current: 20.52

13
21809.4
Current Ratio 1.35
SPWR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. SPWR: 1.35 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 7.8
Current: 1.35

1.13
7.8
Quick Ratio 1.20
SPWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. SPWR: 1.20 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 7.35
Current: 1.2

0.93
7.35

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.10
SPWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. SPWR: 4.10 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 17.39
Current: 4.1

0.48
17.39
Price/DCF (Projected) 24.30
SPWR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SPWR: 24.30 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 20.05   Max: 20.29
Current: 24.3

20.05
20.29
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
SPWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. SPWR: 1.40 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 8.35
Current: 1.4

0.13
8.35
Price/Graham Number 2.50
SPWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. SPWR: 2.50 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 30.32
Current: 2.5

0.57
30.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.70
SPWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SPWR: 4.70 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 7.7
Current: 4.7

0.2
7.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.08
SPWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SPWR: -2.08 )
SPWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -25.7   Max: -2.3
Current: -2.08

-25.7
-2.3

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Solar
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Traded in other countries:S9P2.Germany
SunPower Corporation was originally incorporated in California in 1985 and subsequently reincorporated in Delaware during 2005. The Company is a vertically integrated solar products and services company that designs, manufactures and delivers high-performance solar electric systems worldwide for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power plant customers. The Company operates in three regional segments: the Americas Segment, the EMEA Segment, and the APAC Segment. The Americas Segment includes both North and South America. The EMEA Segment includes European countries, as well as the Middle East and Africa. The APAC segment includes all Asia-Pacific countries. The Company's products includes: Solar Cells, Solar Panels, Inverters, Solar Power Systems, and Other System Offerings. The Company provides its solar power plant customers end-to-end management of the project lifecycle, from early stage site assessment, financing support, and project development, including full-scale environmental and construction permitting, through engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning. Its projects are built incorporating industry-leading standards for safety, quality, performance, and reliability. Once a site is operational, its plant O&M organization provides customers with field-based preventative maintenance services, 'utility-quality' data collection, performance monitoring, diagnostic and performance reporting services, as well as lifecycle asset planning and management with software applications. Its solar power systems are designed to generate electricity over a system life typically exceeding 25 years. The Company provides commissioning, warranty, administration, operations, maintenance, and performance monitoring services with the objective of optimizing its customers' electrical energy production. Commissioning services include testing to verify that equipment and system performance meet design requirements and specifications. It also passes through to customers long-term warranties from the original equipment manufacturers ('OEMs') of certain system components. It provides warranties of 25 years for its solar panels, which is standard in the solar industry. Its O&M personnel has access to a powerful set of tools developed on industry information technology platforms that facilitate the management of its global fleet of residential, commercial, and utility scale photovoltaic power plants. The Company sells its products through its regional segments including North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Its customers typically include investors, financial institutions, project developers, electric utilities, and independent power producers, commercial and governmental entities, production home builders, and residential owners and small commercial building owners who are served by its third-party global dealer network. The Company's main competitors includes Canadian Solar Inc., JA Solar Holdings Co., Kyo
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