JA Solar Holdings Goes Negative
JA Solar Holdings (NAS: JASO) reported earnings on June 5. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), JA Solar Holdings beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.
Margins dropped across the board.
JA Solar Holdings logged revenue of $254.4 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $234.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 54% lower than the prior-year quarter's $556.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at -$0.20. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged -$0.16 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.20 for Q1 against $0.42 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 2.1%, 1,520 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -9.9%, 2,490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -15.7%, 2,860 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $278.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.14.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.52.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,622 members out of 1,730 rating the stock outperform, and 108 members rating it underperform. Among 237 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 203 give JA Solar Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 34 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on JA Solar Holdings is underperform, with an average price target of $1.79.
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