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Yingli Green Energy's Short-Term Weakness Isn't a Big Problem

August 26, 2014 | About:

Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) is a Chinese solar player that is not in good shape. As of late, Yingli shares crashed at the end of the day after news rose that the Chinese government may cut its 2014 solar installation targets.

Concerns to watch

This news has disturbed Yingli's performance this year. On the other hand, it shouldn't be overlooked that Yingli is employing its exchange a fast-developing solar business and is one of the heading suppliers of PV modules. As indicated by a press release, it was positioned as the strongest solar PV module mark in 2013.

So, will Yingli have the capacity to profit by its development to get once more on track? In any event not in the short term.

In the first quarter, the industry saw a customarily slow season, prompting arrangement of 630 megawatts of PV modules, down 33% from the final quarter of 2013. Frail interest from China, coupled with more prominent postponement associated with specific projects in Algeria prompted this drop.

Notwithstanding, Yingli enhanced its fiscal performance, headed by a slight increase in the normal selling prices of PV modules, and the organization's progressing efforts with respect to cost lessening.

Better times ahead

Going ahead, the organization expects a solid nature, determined by China and developing markets such as , Southeast Asia, South America and Africa from the earliest starting point of the second quarter. Yingli expects this pattern to proceed in the second a large portion of 2014 as well. In this manner, administration expects the organization's shipments to be in the scope of 870 megawatts to 950 megawatts, and maintains its yearly shipment direction.

Moreover, Yingli is proceeding with development of interest diversification, with strong interest from Japan and other developing markets. It is also seeing steady development in the U.S. what's more stabilization in Europe. For instance, Yingli's shipments in Japan increased more than half quarter-over-quarter, and its customer base quadrupled, fundamentally determined by the developing acknowledgement of Yingli's products as the essential decision for both business and residential segments.

Also, the organization is generally positioned for robust development provided for its strong relationships with utility-scale venture developers and several EPC contractors. Also, Yingli is progressing strongly to diversification, as the U.S. also Europe represented 35% of the organization's aggregate shipments in the first quarter, up from 16% in the final quarter of 2013.

Strategies to drive development

Yingli is also actualizing an adjusted downstream strategy through various different projects for augmenting profitability, furthermore diminishing risk associated with downstream advancement. The organization has a strong pipeline as well.

The solar force major has started the construction of two ground-mounded PV plants, which are relied upon to be finished by the second from last quarter of 2014. These plants will have an aggregate limit of 25 megawatts found in the Hebei region.

The organization expects to construct give or take 400 megawatts to 600 megawatts of PV projects before the end of 2014, based on the current venture improvement status and the desire progress of undertaking pipelines.


At long last, from a valuation and development perspective, Yingli could be a decent purchase. The organization trades at a forward P/E of just 30, and its PEG proportion is also low at 0.04. In spite of the fact that the organization is confronting sure close term risks because of vulnerability around solar deployments in China, its long haul prospects seem strong. Analysts also seem to have a similar assumption, as Yingli's bottom line is required to hop 68% this year, emulated by an outstanding bounce of 122% one year from now.

Thus, considering the fast developments in Yingli's business and the opportunity in solar, it may end up being a decent purchase on the drop.

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