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First Solar (NAS:FSLR) Operating Cash Flow per Share

: $7.84 (TTM As of Sep. 2023)
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First Solar's operating cash flow per share for the three months ended in Sep. 2023 was $1.54. First Solar's operating cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2023 was $7.84.

During the past 12 months, the average Operating Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of First Solar was 647.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Operating Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 70.50% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the OCF Growth Rate using Operating Cash Flow per Share data.

The historical rank and industry rank for First Solar's Operating Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

FSLR' s 3-Year OCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -70   Med: 3.2   Max: 279.7
Current: 70.5

During the past 13 years, First Solar's highest 3-Year average Operating Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 279.70% per year. The lowest was -70.00% per year. And the median was 3.20% per year.

FSLR's 3-Year OCF Growth Rate is ranked better than
91.92% of 656 companies
in the Semiconductors industry
Industry Median: 9.85 vs FSLR: 70.50

First Solar Operating Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for First Solar's Operating Cash Flow per Share can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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First Solar Annual Data
Trend Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22
Operating Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -3.08 1.65 0.35 2.22 8.20

First Solar Quarterly Data
Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23
Operating Cash Flow per Share Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.21 7.46 -0.32 -0.84 1.54

Competitive Comparison

For the Solar subindustry, First Solar's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow, along with its competitors' market caps and Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


First Solar Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Distribution

For the Semiconductors industry and Technology sector, First Solar's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where First Solar's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow falls into.



First Solar Operating Cash Flow per Share Calculation

Operating Cash Flow per Share is the amount of Cash Flow from Operations per outstanding share of the company's stock.

First Solar's Operating Cash Flow per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2022 is calculated as

Operating Cash Flow per Share (A: Dec. 2022 )=Cash Flow from Operations (A: Dec. 2022 )/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) (A: Dec. 2022 )
=873.369/106.551
=8.20

First Solar's Operating Cash Flow per Share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2022 is calculated as

Operating Cash Flow per Share (Q: Sep. 2023 )=Cash Flow from Operations (Q: Sep. 2023 )/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) (Q: Sep. 2023 )
=165.427/107.498
=1.54

Operating Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2023 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $7.84

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


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First Solar (NAS:FSLR) Business Description

Industry
Address
350 West Washington Street, Suite 600, Tempe, AZ, USA, 85281
First Solar designs and manufactures solar photovoltaic panels, modules, and systems for use in utility-scale development projects. The company's solar modules use cadmium telluride to convert sunlight into electricity. This is commonly called thin-film technology. First Solar is the world's largest thin-film solar module manufacturer. It has production lines in Vietnam, Malaysia, the United States, and India.
Executives
Georges Antoun officer: Chief Operating Officer C/O FIRST SOLAR, INC., 350 WEST WASHINGTON ST., SUITE 600, TEMPE AZ 85281
Kuntal Kumar Verma officer: Chief Mfg. Engineering Officer 28101 CEDAR PARK BLVD., PERRYSBURG OH 43551
Alexander R. Bradley officer: Chief Financial Officer 77 RIO ROBLES, SAN JOSE CA 95134
Markus Gloeckler officer: Co-Chief Technology Officer 28101 CEDAR PARK BLVD., PERRYSBURG OH 43551
R Craig Kennedy director 1844 "R" STREET, NW, WASHINGTON DC 20009
Mark R Widmar officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD, 12900 SNOW ROAD, PARMA OH 44130
Michael T Sweeney director GOLDNER HAWN, 3700 WELLS FARGO CENTER, 90 SOUTH 7TH ST, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402
William J Post director 400 NORTH FIFTH STREET, ., PHOENIX AZ 85004
Paul H Stebbins director C/O WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORP, 9800 N.W. 41ST STREET, SUITE 400, MIAMI FL 33178
Byron Michael Jeffers officer: CAO, Interim 350 WEST WASHINGTON ST., TEMPE AZ 85281
Richard D Chapman director 350 WEST WASHINGTON STREET, SUITE 600, TEMPE AZ 85281
Jason E. Dymbort officer: General Counsel, Interim 77 RIO ROBLES, SAN JOSE CA 95134
Norman L. Wright director 26335 N. 104TH WAY, SCOTTSDALE AZ 85255
Patrick James Buehler officer: Chief Quality and Rel. Officer 28101 CEDAR PARK BLVD., PERRYSBURG OH 43551
Michael Koralewski officer: Chief Mfg. Operations Officer 28101 CEDAR PARK BLVD., PERRYSBURG OH 43551