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1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
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3. Altman Z-score.

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SCTY Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Murray Stahl 19,097 sh (+78.74%)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers    NAICS: 221114    SIC: 4911
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Traded in other countries:0SC.Germany, SCTY.Mexico, SCTY.Switzerland, 0QYX.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
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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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $624.39
EPS (TTM) $ -0.28
Short Percentage of Float20.68%
52-Week Range $16.20 - 58.87
Shares Outstanding (Mil)100.74

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 782 883 1,280
EPS ($) -7.44 -7.75 -6.20
EPS without NRI ($) -7.44 -7.75 -6.20
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