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First Solar (FSLR)

First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar solutions, which use its advanced module and system technology. The company's integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar's renewable energy solutions protect and enhance the environment.

Company profile

Ticker
FSLR
Exchange
CEO
Mark Widmar
Employees
Incorporated
Location
Fiscal year end
Former names
FIRST SOLAR HOLDINGS LLC
SEC CIK
Subsidiaries
First Solar Electric, LLC • First Solar Electric (California), Inc. • First Solar Development, LLC • First Solar FE Holdings Pte. Ltd. • First Solar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. • First Solar Holdings GmbH • First Solar Manufacturing GmbH • First Solar GmbH • First Solar Vietnam Holdings Pte. Ltd. • First Solar Vietnam Manufacturing Co Ltd ...
IRS number
204623678

FSLR stock data

Calendar

28 Jul 22
1 Oct 22
31 Dec 22
Quarter (USD) Jun 22 Mar 22 Dec 21 Sep 21
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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
15 Sep 22 Kennedy R Craig Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 134.62 600 80.77K 19,185
18 Aug 22 Markus Gloeckler Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 118.74 465 55.21K 1,373
17 Aug 22 Markus Gloeckler Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 118.22 379 44.81K 1,838
17 Aug 22 Markus Gloeckler Common Stock Option exercise Acquire M No No 0 844 0 2,217
17 Aug 22 Markus Gloeckler Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 115.14 478 55.04K 1,373
17 Aug 22 Markus Gloeckler RSU Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M No No 0 844 0 843
15 Aug 22 Kennedy R Craig Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 117.41 600 70.45K 19,785
8 Aug 22 Byron Michael Jeffers Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 109.06 814 88.77K 0
5 Aug 22 Georges Antoun Common Stock Buy Acquire P No No 100.53 9,946 999.87K 37,300
13F holders Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 450 491 -8.4%
Opened positions 44 61 -27.9%
Closed positions 85 82 +3.7%
Increased positions 151 185 -18.4%
Reduced positions 148 141 +5.0%
13F shares Current Prev Q Change
Total value 36.8B 47.12B -21.9%
Total shares 78.34M 76.15M +2.9%
Total puts 8.52M 7.37M +15.6%
Total calls 5.77M 6.28M -8.3%
Total put/call ratio 1.5 1.2 +26.1%
Largest owners Shares Value Change
BLK Blackrock 15.77M $1.07B +10.8%
Vanguard 9.32M $635.05M +1.6%
Wellington Management 3.68M $250.58M +26.5%
Schroder Investment Management 3.39M $230.72M +27.6%
STT State Street 3.21M $218.38M -0.8%
IVZ Invesco 2.72M $185.34M -27.7%
BNP Paribas Asset Management Holding 2.23M $151.97M -3.4%
FMR 1.77M $120.82M +13.3%
Dimensional Fund Advisors 1.52M $103.82M +6.5%
Geode Capital Management 1.39M $94.86M -0.3%
Largest transactions Shares Bought/sold Change
BLK Blackrock 15.77M +1.54M +10.8%
IVZ Invesco 2.72M -1.04M -27.7%
Renaissance Technologies 0 -931K EXIT
Wellington Management 3.68M +770.2K +26.5%
Schroder Investment Management 3.39M +732.84K +27.6%
GS Goldman Sachs 665.94K -670.1K -50.2%
D. E. Shaw & Co. 1.01M +647.46K +179.3%
Point72 Asset Management 33.16K -349.62K -91.3%
Walleye Trading 911.53K +344.68K +60.8%
Group One Trading 589.53K +333.67K +130.4%

Financial report summary

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Management Discussion
  • Our primary segment is our modules business, which involves the design, manufacture, and sale of CdTe solar modules, which convert sunlight into electricity. Third-party customers of our modules segment include developers and operators of PV solar power systems. Our residual business operations include certain project development activities and O&M services, which are primarily concentrated in Japan, as well as the results of operations from PV solar power systems we own and operate in certain international regions.
  • For the year ended December 31, 2021, we changed our reportable segments to align with revisions to our internal reporting structure and long-term strategic plans. Following this change, our modules business represents our only reportable segment. We previously operated our business in two segments, which included our modules and systems businesses. Systems business activities primarily involved (i) project development, (ii) EPC services, and (iii) O&M services, which now comprise our residual business operations and are categorized as “Other” in the tables below. All prior year balances were revised to conform to the current year presentation.
  • We generally price and sell our solar modules on a per watt basis. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, we sold the majority of our solar modules to developers and operators of systems in the United States, and substantially all of our modules business net sales were denominated in U.S. dollars. We recognize revenue for module sales at a point in time following the transfer of control of the modules to the customer, which typically occurs upon shipment or delivery depending on the terms of the underlying contracts. Net sales from our residual business operations primarily consists of revenue recognized for sales of development projects or completed systems, including any modules installed in such systems and any revenue from energy generated by such systems. In certain prior periods, our residual business operations also included EPC services we provided to third parties.

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Patents

Utility
Ag-doped photovoltaic devices and method of making
20 Sep 22
A doped photovoltaic device is presented.
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Thin Film Stacks for Group V Doping, Photovoltaic Devices Including the Same, and Methods for Forming Photovoltaic Devices with Thin Film Stacks
8 Sep 22
According to the embodiments provided herein, a method for forming a photovoltaic device can include depositing a plurality of semiconductor layers.
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Thin-film Deposition Methods with Thermal Management of Evaporation Sources
18 Aug 22
An evaporation system comprises an evaporation chamber having an interior enclosed by one or more chamber walls; an evaporation source comprising (i) a source body for containing a feedstock material, and (ii) an evaporation port fluidly coupling the source body with an interior of the evaporation chamber; an insulation material; and a computer-based controller for configuring the insulation material in (i) a first configuration in which the insulation material is disposed snugly around the source body and (ii) a second configuration in which at least a portion of the insulation material is spaced away from the source body and at least a second portion of the insulation material is disposed snugly around the source body; wherein the insulation material does not cover an opening of the evaporation port in the first configuration and the second configuration.
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Photovoltaic devices and method of making
16 Aug 22
A photovoltaic device is presented.
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Solar cells and methods of making the same
21 Jun 22
Solar cells, absorber structures, back contact structures, and methods of making the same are described.