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First Solar Inc (FSLR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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    SWOT Analysis

  • 60 Pages
  • May 2024
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 1290477
First Solar Inc (FSLR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by the analyst to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

  • Business description - A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
  • Corporate strategy - Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
  • SWOT Analysis - A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
  • Company history - Progression of key events associated with the company.
  • Major products and services - A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
  • Key competitors - A list of key competitors to the company.
  • Key employees - A list of the key executives of the company.
  • Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
  • Key operational heads - A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
  • Important locations and subsidiaries - A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
  • Detailed financial ratios for the past five years - The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
  • Interim ratios for the last five interim periods - The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

First Solar Inc (First Solar) is a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. It designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules. The company produces solar systems using cadmium telluride (CdTe) technology. First Solar also offers solar PV power systems, and operational and maintenance services to system owners. First Solar's proprietary, vertically integrated process converts glass sheets into solar panels. The company serves utilities, commercial and industrial companies, independent power producers, and other system owners in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. The company has solar module manufacturing facilities in the US, Malaysia, and Vietnam. First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US.

First Solar Inc Key Recent Developments

  • May 01, 2024: First Solar Announces First Quarter 2024 Financial Results
  • May 01, 2024: MN8 Energy Sources 457 MW of American Solar Modules from First Solar
  • Apr 30, 2024: American Solar: Birch Creek Energy Orders 547 MW of First Solar Modules
  • Apr 22, 2024: First Solar and ZSW collaborate on thin-film PV t

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Table of Contents

Section 1 - About the Company
  • First Solar Inc - Key Facts
  • First Solar Inc - Key Employees
  • First Solar Inc - Key Employee Biographies
  • First Solar Inc - Major Products and Services
  • First Solar Inc - History
  • First Solar Inc - Company Statement
  • First Solar Inc - Locations And Subsidiaries
  • Head Office
  • Other Locations & Subsidiaries
Section 2 - Company Analysis
  • Company Overview
  • First Solar Inc - Business Description
  • Business Segment: Modules
  • Overview
  • Performance
  • Key Stats
  • Business Segment: Other
  • Overview
  • Performance
  • Key Stats
  • Geographical Segment: All other foreign countries
  • Performance
  • Geographical Segment: Chile
  • Performance
  • Geographical Segment: France
  • Performance
  • Geographical Segment: Japan
  • Performance
  • Geographical Segment: The US
  • Performance
  • R&D Overview
  • First Solar Inc - Corporate Strategy
  • First Solar Inc - SWOT Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis - Overview
  • First Solar Inc - Strengths
  • First Solar Inc - Weaknesses
  • First Solar Inc - Opportunities
  • First Solar Inc - Threats
  • First Solar Inc - Key Competitors
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios
  • Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
  • Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
  • Performance Chart
  • Financial Performance
  • Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
  • Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts
Section 4 - Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances
  • First Solar Inc, Power, Deals By Year, 2018 to YTD 2024
  • First Solar Inc, Power, Deals By Type, 2018 to YTD 2024
  • First Solar Inc, Recent Deals Summary
Section 5 - Company’s Recent Developments
  • May 01, 2024: First Solar Announces First Quarter 2024 Financial Results
  • May 01, 2024: MN8 Energy Sources 457 MW of American Solar Modules from First Solar
  • Apr 30, 2024: American Solar: Birch Creek Energy Orders 547 MW of First Solar Modules
  • Apr 22, 2024: First Solar and ZSW collaborate on thin-film PV tech
  • Apr 18, 2024: ZSW and First Solar Announce Strategic Research Partnership on Thin Film Photovoltaics
  • Mar 28, 2024: NSG Group Sign a PPA for Solar Power in Maizuru Plant, Japan
  • Feb 07, 2024: SolAmerica Energy procures 205 MW of First Solar’s American Solar Modules
  • Jan 30, 2024: First Solar, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results and 2024 Financial Guidance on February 27, 2024
  • Jan 12, 2024: First Solar unveils 3.3GW PV manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu
  • Jan 04, 2024: First Solar Signs PPA with Cleantech Solar to Power India Manufacturing Facility
Section 6 - Appendix
  • Methodology
  • Ratio Definitions
  • About the Analyst
  • Contact the Publisher
  • Disclaimer
List of Tables
  • First Solar Inc, Key Facts
  • First Solar Inc, Key Employees
  • First Solar Inc, Key Employee Biographies
  • First Solar Inc, Major Products and Services
  • First Solar Inc, History
  • First Solar Inc, Subsidiaries
  • First Solar Inc, Key Competitors
  • First Solar Inc, Ratios based on current share price
  • First Solar Inc, Annual Ratios
  • First Solar Inc, Interim Ratios
  • First Solar Inc, Power, Deals By Year, 2018 to YTD 2024
  • First Solar Inc, Power, Deals By Type, 2018 to YTD 2024
  • First Solar Inc, Recent Deals Summary
  • Currency Codes
  • Capital Market Ratios
  • Equity Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Cost Ratios
  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Leverage Ratios
  • Efficiency Ratios
List of Figures
  • First Solar Inc, Performance Chart (2019 - 2023)
  • First Solar Inc, Ratio Charts
  • First Solar Inc, Power, Deals By Year, 2018 to YTD 2024
  • First Solar Inc, Power, Deals by Type, 2018 to YTD 2024

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