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First Solar (NAS:FSLR) 5-Year ROIIC %

: 101.59% (As of Dec. 2022)
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5-Year Return on Invested Incremental Capital (5-Year ROIIC %) measures the change in earnings as a percentage of change in investment over 5-year. First Solar's 5-Year ROIIC % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2022 was 101.59%. High ROIIC is generally an indication that your business is capital efficient or has a higher operating leverage.

The industry rank for First Solar's 5-Year ROIIC % or its related term are showing as below:

FSLR's 5-Year ROIIC % is ranked better than
93.42% of 927 companies
in the Semiconductors industry
Industry Median: 7.35 vs FSLR: 101.59

First Solar 5-Year ROIIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for First Solar's 5-Year ROIIC % 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
5-Year ROIIC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 62.57 -58.52 -186.21 14.43 101.59

First Solar Quarterly Data
Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23
5-Year ROIIC % 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 - 101.59 - - -

Competitive Comparison

For the Solar subindustry, First Solar's 5-Year ROIIC %, along with its competitors' market caps and 5-Year ROIIC % 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 5-Year ROIIC % Distribution

For the Semiconductors industry and Technology sector, First Solar's 5-Year ROIIC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where First Solar's 5-Year ROIIC % falls into.



First Solar 5-Year ROIIC % Calculation

First Solar's 5-Year ROIIC % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2022 is calculated as:

5-Year ROIIC %=5-Year Incremental Net Operating Profit After Taxes (NOPAT)**/5-Year Incremental Invested Capital**
=( 1442.1411896 (Dec. 2022) - -180.734396 (Dec. 2017) )/( 4966.413 (Dec. 2022) - 3368.96 (Dec. 2017) )
=1622.8755856/1597.453
=101.59%***

* 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.

** Annual data of NOPAT and Invested Capital was used to calculate 5-Year ROIIC %.
*** Please be aware that the ROIIC (Return on Invested Capital) calculations are based on company-level data using the primary share class. The calculated data provided is for demonstration purposes and may slightly differ from the results displayed in the title due to potential variations caused by currency exchange rate differences throughout the year.


First Solar  (NAS:FSLR) 5-Year ROIIC % Explanation

Return on Incremental Invested Capital (ROIIC) is an extension of Return on Investment Capital (ROIC). ROIC % tells investors how efficiently that profitability is earned per dollar of company capital. ROIIC narrows the focus even further and shows how profitable each additional unit of capital investment could be. ROIIC % is a more powerful metric than ROIC because it measures how much money the company can generate going forward on future capital investments.

High ROIIC is generally an indication that your business is capital efficient or has a higher operating leverage.

Be Aware

It's important to keep in mind that when tracking ROIIC, the metric is better suited to forecasting the trend of future returns rather than measuring current return on investment.


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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