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First Solar Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF Historical Data

The historical data trend for First Solar's Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF can be seen below:

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First Solar Annual Data
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First Solar Quarterly Data
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Competitive Comparison

For the Solar subindustry, First Solar's Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF, along with its competitors' market caps and Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF 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 Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF Distribution

For the Semiconductors industry and Technology sector, First Solar's Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where First Solar's Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF falls into.



First Solar Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF Calculation

Like the Shiller PE Ratio, the Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF takes the Free Cash Flow per Share from the past 10 years, adjusts it for inflation, and then calculates the average. This average is then used for the P/FCF calculation. Because it considers this 10-year average, it's often referred to as the CAPFCF Ratio.

The Shiller PE Ratio was first used by professor Robert Shiller to measure the valuation of the overall market. The similar calculation is applied by GuruFocus to calculate the Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF.

First Solar's Cyclically Adjusted FCF per Share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 is calculated as:

For example, First Solar's adjusted Free Cash Flow per Share data for the three months ended in Sep. 2023 was:

Adj_FreeCashFlowPerShare=Free Cash Flow per Share/CPI of Sep. 2023 (Change)*Current CPI (Sep. 2023)
=-1.124/129.8595*129.8595
=-1.124

Current CPI (Sep. 2023) = 129.8595.

First Solar Quarterly Data

Free Cash Flow per Share CPI Adj_FreeCashFlowPerShare
201312 1.342 98.326 1.772
201403 -3.624 99.695 -4.721
201406 0.550 100.560 0.710
201409 -1.166 100.428 -1.508
201412 8.957 99.070 11.741
201503 -4.782 99.621 -6.234
201506 -0.484 100.684 -0.624
201509 -0.236 100.392 -0.305
201512 0.606 99.792 0.789
201603 0.315 100.470 0.407
201606 -1.369 101.688 -1.748
201609 -1.253 101.861 -1.597
201612 2.066 101.863 2.634
201703 3.641 102.862 4.597
201706 -2.603 103.349 -3.271
201709 4.578 104.136 5.709
201712 2.247 104.011 2.805
201803 -2.098 105.290 -2.588
201806 -0.628 106.317 -0.767
201809 -4.363 106.507 -5.320
201812 -2.974 105.998 -3.643
201903 -4.309 107.251 -5.217
201906 -1.567 108.070 -1.883
201909 -4.710 108.329 -5.646
201912 5.915 108.420 7.085
202003 -5.803 108.902 -6.920
202006 0.370 108.767 0.442
202009 0.951 109.815 1.125
202012 0.905 109.897 1.069
202103 -3.458 111.754 -4.018
202106 0.811 114.631 0.919
202109 1.316 115.734 1.477
202112 -1.498 117.630 -1.654
202203 -2.759 121.301 -2.954
202206 -1.034 125.017 -1.074
202209 -0.884 125.227 -0.917
202212 4.393 125.222 4.556
202303 -3.785 127.348 -3.860
202306 -4.403 128.729 -4.442
202309 -1.124 129.860 -1.124

Add all the adjusted free cash flow per share together and divide 10 will get our Cyclically Adjusted FCF per Share.

Please note that we use the CPI data of the country/region where the company is headquartered. If the CPI data for that country/region is not available, then we will use the CPI data of the United States as default.


First Solar  (NAS:FSLR) Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF Explanation

Compared with the regular Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow, which works poorly for cyclical businesses, the Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF smoothed out the fluctuations of free cash flow during business cycles. Therefore it is more accurate in reflecting the valuation of the company.

If a company has consistent business performance, the Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-FCF should give similar results to regular Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow.


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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