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First Solar Inc (NAS:FSLR)
Enterprise Value
$2,182 Mil (As of Today)

Think of enterprise value as the theoretical takeover price. It is more comprehensive than market capitalization (market cap), which only includes common equity. Enterprise Value is calculated as the market cap plus debt and minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents.

EV/EBIT ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBIT. As of today, First Solar Inc's enterprise value is $2,182 Mil. First Solar Inc's earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $456 Mil. Therefore, First Solar Inc's EV/EBIT ratio for today is 4.78.

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, First Solar Inc's enterprise value is $2,182 Mil. First Solar Inc's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $692 Mil. Therefore, First Solar Inc's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 3.15.

EV/Revenue ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its Revenue. As of today, First Solar Inc's enterprise value is $2,182 Mil. First Solar Inc's revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $3,413 Mil. Therefore, First Solar Inc's EV/Revenue ratio for today is 0.64.


Definition

Enterprise Value is calculated as the market cap plus debt and minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents.

First Solar Inc's Enterprise Value for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Enterprise Value (A: Dec. 2015 )
=Market Cap+Preferred Stock+Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation
=6715.8023+0+251.325
+Current Portion of Long-Term Debt+Minority Interest-Cash and Cash Equivalents
+38.09+0-1830.28
=5,175

First Solar Inc's Enterprise Value for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

Enterprise Value (Q: Sep. 2016 )
=Market Cap+Preferred Stock+Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation
=4103.4059+0+161.131
+Current Portion of Long-Term Debt+Minority Interest-Cash and Cash Equivalents
+626.026+0-2090.204
=2,800

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

When an investor buy a company, the investor needs to pay not only the common shares, he/she also needs to pay the shareholders of Preferred Stocks. He also assumes the debt of the company, and receives the cash on the company's balance sheet.

If a company has more cash than debt, the investor actually pays less than the Market Cap because he immediately owns the cash once the transaction goes through.

The market value of Preferred Stock needs to be added to the market value of common stocks in the calculation of enterprise value.

For the companies with the same Market Cap, the smaller the Enterprise Value is, the cheaper the company is.

Enterprise Value can be negative when the company's net cash is more than its Market Cap. In this case the investor is basically getting the company for free and get paid for that.

1. EV/EBIT ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBIT.

First Solar Inc's EV/EBIT for today is

First Solar Inc's current Enterprise Value is $2,182 Mil.
First Solar Inc's Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 134.235 (Dec. 2015 ) + 203.974 (Mar. 2016 ) + 19.43 (Jun. 2016 ) + 98.713 (Sep. 2016 ) = $456 Mil.

2. EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA.

First Solar Inc's EV/EBITDA for today is:

First Solar Inc's current Enterprise Value is $2,182 Mil.
First Solar Inc's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 198.137 (Dec. 2015 ) + 262.349 (Mar. 2016 ) + 76.134 (Jun. 2016 ) + 155.855 (Sep. 2016 ) = $692 Mil.

3. EV/Revenue ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its Revenue.

First Solar Inc's EV/Revenue for today is:

EV/Revenue ratio=Enterprise Value (Today)/Revenue (TTM)
=2182.227/3413.218
=0.64

First Solar Inc's current Enterprise Value is $2,182 Mil.
First Solar Inc's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 942.324 (Dec. 2015 ) + 848.484 (Mar. 2016 ) + 934.381 (Jun. 2016 ) + 688.029 (Sep. 2016 ) = $3,413 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Related Terms

Market Cap, Preferred Stock, Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation, Cash and Cash Equivalents, Current Portion of Long-Term Debt


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

First Solar Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
ev 1,93220,46310,59310,92810,4752,9112,2483,8962,6955,175

First Solar Inc Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
ev 5,9655,6982,6954,7843,2642,7905,1755,4173,5282,800
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