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First Solar (NAS:FSLR) Days Inventory

: 216.83 (As of Sep. 2023)
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Days Inventory is also known as Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). First Solar's Average Total Inventories for the three months ended in Sep. 2023 was $1,010 Mil. First Solar's Cost of Goods Sold for the three months ended in Sep. 2023 was $425 Mil. Hence, First Solar's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2023 was 216.83.

The historical rank and industry rank for First Solar's Days Inventory or its related term are showing as below:

FSLR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.85   Med: 77.42   Max: 149.01
Current: 149.01

During the past 13 years, First Solar's highest Days Inventory was 149.01. The lowest was 47.85. And the median was 77.42.

FSLR's Days Inventory is ranked worse than
57.6% of 934 companies
in the Semiconductors industry
Industry Median: 133.155 vs FSLR: 149.01

First Solar's Days Inventory increased from Sep. 2022 (144.76) to Sep. 2023 (216.83). It might indicate that First Solar's sales slowed down.

Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. First Solar's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Sep. 2023 was 0.42.

Inventory-to-Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue. First Solar's Inventory-to-Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2023 was 1.26.


First Solar Days Inventory Historical Data

The historical data trend for First Solar's Days Inventory 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
Days Inventory
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 63.67 68.38 107.78 126.60 114.73

First Solar Quarterly Data
Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23
Days Inventory 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 144.76 84.79 179.36 171.59 216.83

Competitive Comparison

For the Solar subindustry, First Solar's Days Inventory, along with its competitors' market caps and Days Inventory 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 Days Inventory Distribution

For the Semiconductors industry and Technology sector, First Solar's Days Inventory distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where First Solar's Days Inventory falls into.



First Solar Days Inventory Calculation

Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory.

First Solar's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2022 is calculated as

Days Inventory (A: Dec. 2022 )
=Average Total Inventories / Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=( (Total Inventories (A: Dec. 2021 ) + Total Inventories (A: Dec. 2022 )) / count ) / Cost of Goods Sold (A: Dec. 2022 )*Days in Period
=( (819.403 + 783.296) / 2 ) / 2549.461*365
=801.3495 / 2549.461*365
=114.73

First Solar's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 is calculated as:

Days Inventory (Q: Sep. 2023 )
=Average Total Inventories / Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=( (Total Inventories (Q: Jun. 2023 ) + Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2023 )) / count ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2023 )*Days in Period
=( (949.789 + 1069.6) / 2 ) / 424.915*365 / 4
=1009.6945 / 424.915*365 / 4
=216.83

* 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.


First Solar  (NAS:FSLR) Days Inventory Explanation

Days Inventory indicates the liquidity of the inventory. Generally, a lower Days Inventory is preferred as it indicates a shorter duration to clear off the inventory. An increase of the ratio may indicate the company's sales slowed. Similar ratios related to Days Inventory are:

1. Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year.

First Solar's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Sep. 2023 is calculated as

2. Inventory-to-Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue.

First Solar's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2023 is calculated as

* 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.


Be Aware

A lot of business are seasonable. It makes more sense to compare Days Inventory from the same period in the previous year instead of from the previous quarter.


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First Solar (NAS:FSLR) Business Description

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