There are many reasons to both buy and sell First Solar (NAS: FSLR) , but in this video, our analysts discuss a few reasons investors should look into selling this solar company.

Operationally, First Solar is becoming less efficient. Its competitors are catching up technologically, and revenues have been slipping while costs have been rising. Seeing a net loss over the past seven quarters has to be a cause for worry among existing shareholders and should be noted when looking at this company as a possible investment.

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Two of the three points are not really true:

GM declining - true, going into project development will decrease margins.
Cash conversion - not true, project development increases this cycle and its not indication for accounting and fundamental conversion deficiency.
BOS cost reduction - not true, the more BOS cost falls the more lower efficiency module become competitive as BOS relates directly to efficiency penalty.

November 04 2012 at 6:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply