First Solar

First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems which use its advanced thin-film modules. 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 collection and recycling, First Solar’s renewable energy systems protect and enhance the environment.
Company Growth (employees)
Tempe, US
Size (employees)
5,400 (est)-14%
First Solar was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tempe, US

Key People at First Solar

James A. Hughes

James A. Hughes

CEO & Board of Directors
Georges Antoun

Georges Antoun

Chief Operating Officer
James F. Nolan

James F. Nolan

Independent Director
Richard Chapman

Richard Chapman

Independent Director
Sharon Allen

Sharon Allen

Independent Director
Michael Ahearn

Michael Ahearn

Chairman of the Board of Directors

First Solar Office Locations

First Solar has office in Tempe
Tempe, US

First Solar Metrics

First Solar Summary

Market capitalization

$3.1 b

Closing share price

First Solar's current market capitalization is $3.1 b.

First Solar Financials

First Solar's revenue is $3.3 b in FY, 2013
FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$3.3 b$3.4 b$3.6 b$3 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$1.4 b$1.8 b$2.5 b$2.4 b$2.6 b$2.7 b

Gross profit

$862.8 m$827.1 m$919.3 m

Operating expense total

$494.2 m$402.9 m$402.6 m


$368.5 m$424.2 m$516.7 m

Interest expense

$6 k$100 k$13.9 m$1.9 m$2 m$7 m

Income tax expense

$97.9 m($14.2 m)$56.5 m$30.1 m$31.2 m($6.2 m)

Net Income

$353 m$396.9 m$546.4 m($358 m)

Operating cash flow

$423.8 m$157 m($355.2 m)

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