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    Stimmung?


    *biggrin**dirol*


    Lorenz


    Hast noch vergessen, dass das Maskentheater eigentlich gratis sein sollte für die Bevöklerung. Bei Sars damals bekam jeder Haushalt eine Gratisschachtel vom Bund geschickt. Falls das kantonal geregelt werden müsste, na dann macht mal. Sonst kann man die Bons auch der Krankenversicherung schicken, die freuts bestimmt.


    Dem 7. Zwerg, der grad daheim bleiben möchte, wünsche ich schöne Ferien im Homeoffice.*drinks*


    Um noch beim Thema zu bleiben: Welche börsenkotierte Bude stellt die Dinger eigentlich her?

    SMI / Miese Stimmung

    Lorenz hat am 06.10.2020 09:27 geschrieben:

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    Die schweizer Börse bildet mal wieder das Schlusslicht der Welt.*crazy*


    Jetzt wo Trump den Schnupfen wieder los ist, bekommt ihn wohl die SIX?*cray2*

    Halllllo alter Freund - auch mal wieder hier?-


    Da geb ich dir Recht, alles geht up, aber der SMI klebt fest seit gestern, die schlafen halt gern.



    Spezell für Lorenz einen Salut again.



    U jetzä no äs Café

    FSLR-Q1/2019 am 2. May

    Info:


    Zahlen Q1/2019 sehen wir am 2. May, after market,


    https://investor.firstsolar.co…n-May-2-2019/default.aspx


    First Solar, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2019 Financial Results on May 2, 2019


    April 25, 2019


    Download this Press Release PDF Format (opens in new window)


    TEMPE, Ariz., April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) will report financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, after the market closes on Thursday, May 2, 2019. The Company will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss these results and the latest outlook for 2019 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Investors may access a live webcast of this conference call by visiting investor.firstsolar.com.


    An audio replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available through Thursday, May 9, 2019 and can be accessed by dialing 800-585-8367 if you are calling from within the United States or +1‑416-621-4642 if you are calling from outside the United States and entering the replay pass code 5479034. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the Investors section of the Company’s website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available for approximately 90 calendar days.

    PGHN, die Atie, die nie enttäuscht. Ich finde die auch sehr gut. Drum gehören die schon lang zu meiner spärlichen Sammlung der profitablen schweizer Titel.


    Aber sehr gut ist für die verwöhnten Schwitzzerli halt nicht gut genug. Jedenfalls freut mich die höhere Dividende. Alles Gute hier und ein Dankeschön mal an der Stelle für euer erfolgreiches Tun.


    U jetzä no äs Cafè *good*

    Q2/FSLR


    Hier kann man mal wieder was traden:



    https://www.pv-magazine.com/20…t-bookings-remain-strong/


    First Solar shares fall as production woes weigh on results

    Name Letzter Veränderung
    FIRST SOLAR ORD 53.67

    -0.37 (-0.68 *wacko*

    July 26 (Reuters) - Shares of First Solar Inc fell 6 percent on Thursday after the U.S. solar company reported a surprise quarterly loss and lower-than-expected revenue due to production challenges in its next-generation panel technology.


    The company also lowered its gross margin forecast for the year, but stood by its earnings outlook.


    First Solar lost $48.5 million, or 46 cents per share, during the second quarter, compared with earnings of $51.9 million, or 50 cents per share, in the same period a year ago. Wall Street analysts had been expecting earnings of 2 cents a share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.


    Revenue was $309 million, far lower than analysts' average forecast of $503.1 million.


    First Solar has been moving to ramp up manufacturing of its so-called Series 6 panels at factories in Ohio, Malaysia and Vietnam. The impact of production challenges is expected to be short term, executives said on a conference call with analysts.


    First Solar has benefited from having a technology that is not subject to the 30 percent tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on solar imports earlier this year. Its panels are made from cadmium telluride, while the tariffs apply only to traditional silicon solar products.


    The company's Series 6 product, which is low in cost and more efficient at generating power than its previous products, will be a competitive advantage in the industry, Chief Executive Mark Widmar said on the conference call.


    He said changes to China's solar incentive policies had caused "an almost immediate collapse in pricing across the crystalline silicon supply chain" that would lead to greater industry competition but lower solar power prices for customers.


    First Solar shares were down 6.3 percent at $50.30 in after-hours trading after closing at $53.67 on the Nasdaq.


    (Reporting by Nichola Groom; Editing by Dan Grebler) ((nichola.groom@thomsonreuters.com))


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    26-07-2018 22:50


    DJ First Solar Shares Retreat 7% After Company Swings To Wider Loss -- MarketWatch

    Name Letzter Veränderung
    FIRST SOLAR ORD 53.67

    -0.37 (-0.68 *wacko*

    Shares of First Solar Inc. (FSLR) fell more than 7% late Thursday after the solar-power company swung to a quarterly loss and revenue fell 50% in the second quarter. First Solar said it lost $49 million, or 46 cents a share, in the quarter, versus earnings of $52 million, or 50 cents a share, a year ago. Sales fell to $309 million from $623 million a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected an adjusted loss of 3 cents a share on sales of $500 million. The company also narrowed the band for its 2018 revenue guidance, to between $2.5 billion and $2.6 billion, from a previous expectation between $2.45 billion and $2.65 billion. Gross margins for the year are expected to come in between 20.5% and 21.5%, from a prior guidance of 21.5% to 22.5%. First Solar shares had ended the regular trading day down 0.7%.


    -Claudia Assis


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    http://investor.firstsolar.com…er-2018-financial-results

    PGHN Zwischenbericht

    Mal sehen, was uns die Unerschütterlichen von Partners Group morgen berichten, ist stets mein Fels in der Brandung.


    Dear investors,


    You are cordially invited to a telephone conference with Partners Group’s senior management on 12 July 2018 at 9am CET in which they will provide information on the firm's estimated assets under management as of 30 June 2018. The presentation will be led by André Frei and Christoph Rubeli, Co-Chief Executive Officers, and myself.


    A press release will be published ahead of the call at 7am CET. Partners Group's complete semi-annual financial results will be announced on 11 September 2018.


    Should you be interested in participating in the telephone conference or listening to the recording, please reply to this e-mail and my colleague Milevka Grceva will provide you with the necessary access information in due course.


    We look forward to hearing from you.


    Kind regards,


    Philip


    Philip Sauer
    Co-Head Group Finance & Corporate Development

    Partners Group
    Zugerstrasse 57
    6341 Baar-Zug
    Switzerland

    T +41 41 784 66 60
    F +41 41 784 60 01
    philip.sauer@partnersgroup.com
    www.partnersgroup.com


    Get the latest Partners Group updates on Linkedin, follow us here: untitled

    Q1-FSLR


    Geübte Trader schauen hin:


    http://investor.firstsolar.com…er-2018-financial-results


    First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares were down following the company’s latest quarterly earnings results.


    [Blocked Image: https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/first-solar-fslr-stock-185.jpg]The solar energy company announced first-quarter net income of $82.95 million, or 78 cents per share, which was a considerable improvement compared to its year-ago earnings of $9.13 million, or 9 cents per share. The company’s revenue for the period came in at $567.27 million, declining about 36.4% compared to the year-ago quarter from the $891.79 million from the first quarter of fiscal 2017.


    For the full fiscal year, First Solar is projecting adjusted earnings in the range of $1.50 to $1.90 per share, while revenue is slated to be in the range of $2.45 billion to $2.65 billion. The company also announced the addition of a new U.S. Series 6 manufacturing plant, which will be located near an existing facility in northwest Ohio.


    The plant will have a nameplate capacity of 1.2GW, with initial production in the facility kicking off in early 2019. The expected capital expenditures of the plant are slated to be around $400 million.


    The move will help First Solar create more than 500 new high-quality manufacturing jobs. At the end of the quarter, the company had an ending net cash of $2.4 billion and it has 3.3GW booked in fiscal 2018 year-to-date.


    FSLR stock was down about 0.2% after the bell Thursday due to the company’s declining revenue, despite earnings coming in ahead of its year-ago mark.



    http://investor.firstsolar.com…ew-us-manufacturing-plant

    FSLR

    Freue sich wer hier grad am Traden ist:


    http://investor.firstsolar.com…ces-location-50-megawatts


    Vectren Selects Partner, Announces Location for 50 Megawatts of Renewable Energy in Southwestern Indiana


    March 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM EDT


    -Vectren chooses Spencer County for solar array


    EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 13, 2018-- Today, Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana (Vectren) and First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced that Vectren has selected First Solar to build the 50-megawatt (MW) solar array outlined last month as part of Vectren’s long-term electric generation transition plan.


    During the past few months, Vectren has been working with Orion Renewable Power Resources, LLC, a joint venture between Orion Renewable Energy Group and MAP®Renewable Energy, to select, secure and eventually develop the Troy, Ind. property.


    The solar array will be situated on approximately 300 acres and will consist of about 150,000 solar panels. The array will be mounted on a single-axis tracking system, which enables the panels to automatically pivot to enhance energy generation as the sun’s rays move across the surface of the Earth. The facility, which should be fully operational in the fall of 2020, is expected to generate enough power to meet the needs of more than 11,000 households per year.


    “This significant renewable resource will be connected to our system to serve our local customers,” said Carl Chapman, chairman, president and CEO of Vectren. “We are confident First Solar and Orion are the right partners for this scale of a project, which will bring one of the largest single-sited solar farms in the Midwest to southern Indiana.”


    Construction will begin after the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission authorizes the project; a decision is expected in the first half 2019. The initial construction phase will require establishing a sub-station to interconnect with Vectren’s power grid and will begin immediately upon regulatory approval. The construction of the solar array will begin in mid-late 2019.


    “First Solar’s expertise in design and construction of solar power plants aligns perfectly with Vectren’s Smart Energy Future strategy. Using our high performance Series 6 thin film modules and a plant design approach tailored to utility ownership values, we will contribute significantly to Vectren’s commitment to deliver clean, reliable and reasonably-priced energy to its customers,” said Eran Mahrer, Vice President – Markets, Origination and Government Affairs for First Solar. “It is exciting to be a part of enabling utility scale solar in Indiana.”


    During construction, the project will provide up to 250 jobs, many of which will be union labor.


    “Orion wishes to thank the landowners, the Spencer County Council, and the Lincolnland Economic Development Corporation for their support of the project,” said Tim Lasocki, Vice President, Origination and Finance for Orion. “We are pleased to be working with Vectren and First Solar to create a construction-ready project for utility ownership.”


    About Vectren


    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind. Vectren’s energy delivery subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to more than 1 million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and about 20 percent of Ohio, primarily in the west central area. Vectren’s nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates currently offer energy-related products and services to customers throughout the U.S. These include infrastructure services and energy services. To learn more about Vectren, visit www.vectren.com.


    About First Solar, Inc.


    First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems 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 systems protect and enhance the environment. For more information about First Solar, please visit www.firstsolar.com.


    About Orion:


    Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC, headquartered in Oakland, California, is a pioneer in the development, finance, construction, and operation of renewable energy projects throughout the United States. Our team has developed over 5,000 Megawatts worldwide. For further information, please visit www.orionrenewables.com.


    For First Solar Investors:


    This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the construction of a 50 MW solar array. These forward-looking statements are often characterized by the use of words such as “estimate,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “believe,” “forecast,” “foresee,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “goal,” “target,” “might,” “will,” “could,” “predict,” “continue” and the negative or plural of these words and other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and our projections about future events and therefore speak only as of the date of this release. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the matters discussed under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations” of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and our subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as supplemented by our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



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    Source: First Solar, Inc.


    Media Contact-Vectren:
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    nhedde@vectren.com
    or
    Media Contact-First Solar:
    Steve Krum, (602) 427-3359
    steve.krum@firstsolar.com

    annual results

    Danke, hätte ich fast vergessen. Habe aber den Reminder erhalten *smile* *dirol*


    Dear investors,


    Partners Group cordially invites you to participate in the presentation of its annual results for the full-year 2017 on 20 March 2018. The presentation will be led by Dr. Peter Wuffli, Chairman of Partners Group’s Board of Directors, André Frei and Christoph Rubeli, Co-Chief Executive Officers, and Philip Sauer, Co-Head Group Finance & Corporate Development.


    The event will take place as follows:


    Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018


    Time: 9.00 am CET – approx. 10.30 am CET


    Place: SIX ConventionPoint, Pfingstweidstrasse 110, 8005 Zürich


    You may either attend the presentation in person or by dialing in to the conference call. There will also be a playback of the conference call available for 36 hours after the call.


    Should you wish to participate, please reply to this email and indicate whether you will attend in person, via the conference call or by accessing the playback. We will provide you with all relevant details closer to the date.


    A press release containing the key figures from the annual results will be published together with the full annual report before the presentation, at 7.00 am CET on Tuesday 20 March 2018.


    We look forward to hearing from you.



    Kind regards,
    Philip


    Philip Sauer
    Co-Head Group Finance & Corporate Development

    Partners Group
    Zugerstrasse 57
    6341 Baar-Zug
    Switzerland

    T +41 41 784 66 60
    F +41 41 784 60 01
    philip.sauer@partnersgroup.com
    www.partnersgroup.com

    Selector zu FSLR


    Ja, das Q4 ist hier stets am schwächsten. Möglicherweise geht es mit dem Kurs mal über 75.-. Allerdings dünkt mich, dass dort stets absichtlich abgeblockt wird. Man kann es aber versuchen, wem es noch nicht verleidet ist. Einige $ lagen ja auch beim letzten Trade schon drin. Ob sich die mal wieder erholen, resp. einen anständigen Kurs erreichen (Chart) wird wohl eine wirtschaftspolitische Frage sein (die Zukunft der Kinder der Kinder wird denen aber bestimmt voll am A...vorbei gehen, mehr Dreck ist geil) man vergesse aber auch nicht die Hedger.


    https://www.sec.gov/Archives/e…74494-18-000011-index.htm

    Ja wirklich, die sind drüber, 70.- ist Vergangenheit, FSLR ist ausgebrochen. Haben sogar andere bemerkt. Die Prognosen bei der letzten Zahlenpräsentation waren ja ok. So kann man hier mal wieder was wagen, so man will und gespannt sein, was die Zahlen im Februar bringen.



    Jan 12, 2018, 7:25 am EST January 12, 2018


    Trade of the Day: First Solar, Inc. Scores the Long-Awaited Breakout


    FSLR stock just did what bulls love to see most


    By Serge Berger, InvestorPlace Chief Technical Analyst


    http://bit.ly/2D3vJMm


    Shares of solar energy firm First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) rallied nearly 10% on Thursday and by so doing accomplished an important technical breakout. Barring any immediate bearish reversal and outside news FSLR stock now looks poised to push well higher again as the next up-leg is underway.


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    So you know, I have offered profitable trading ideas on FSLR stock in this column several times over the past eight months as the stock began building a sound base and pushed well higher since May of 2017.
    The Thursday rally in FSLR stock as well as in other U.S. solar-related stocks came on the back of renewed hopes that the Donald Trump administration on Jan. 26 may chose to impose tariffs on imported solar modules and solar cells.
    More specifically for First Solar, its stock saw positive comments from analysts. All of this together really got the animal spirits going for one beauty of a breakout rally.


    FSLR Stock Charts


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    Moving averages legend: red – 200 week, blue – 100 week, yellow – 50 week
    Looking at the multiyear weekly chart, we see that the Jan. 11 rally finally pushed FSLR stock above a simple horizontal line around the low $70s, that has been a source of technical resistance since 2014.

    Although the stock has traveled far and in a steep slope since May of 2017, it has along the way also routinely had healthy consolidation phases. The latest consolidation phase began on Dec. 11, allowing the stock to rest … until the powerful breakout came to fruition on Jan. 11.
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    Moving averages legend: red – 200 day, blue – 100 day, yellow – 50 day
    On the daily chart we see the sequence of consolidation periods since last May a little better. This type of pattern, i.e. rally followed by sideways consolidation, followed by another rally, is healthy to say the least. The difference between the previous rallies from 2017 and the one that just took place on Jan. 11 however is that this new one also broke FSLR stock above the aforementioned multi-year line of resistance.
    Theoretically this latest breakout should see more traders and investors jump aboard and be able to push the stock higher toward the low to mid $80s as a next upside target.
    Additionally, if the Trump administration were to impose tariffs on foreign-made solar cells, this could get more analysts to release upgrades on the stock and really get the animal spirits going.
    Check out Anthony Mirhaydari’s Daily Market Outlook for Jan. 12.
    Tell us what you think about this article! Drop us an email at editor@investorplace.com, chat with us on Twitter at @InvestorPlace or comment on the post on Facebook. Read more about our comments policy here.
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    Shares of solar energy firm First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) rallied nearly 10% on Thursday and by so doing accomplished an important technical breakout. Barring any immediate bearish reversal and outside news FSLR stock now looks poised to push well higher again as the next up-leg is underway.


    [Blocked Image: https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/fslrmsn-300x165.jpg]


    Source: U.S. Department of the Interior via Flickr


    So you know, I have offered profitable trading ideas on FSLR stock in this column several times over the past eight months as the stock began building a sound base and pushed well higher since May of 2017.


    The Thursday rally in FSLR stock as well as in other U.S. solar-related stocks came on the back of renewed hopes that the Donald Trump administration on Jan. 26 may chose to impose tariffs on imported solar modules and solar cells.


    More specifically for First Solar, its stock saw positive comments from analysts. All of this together really got the animal spirits going for one beauty of a breakout rally.


    FSLR Stock Charts


    [Blocked Image: https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/fslrweekly-300x158.png]
    Click to Enlarge


    Moving averages legend: red – 200 week, blue – 100 week, yellow – 50 week


    Looking at the multiyear weekly chart, we see that the Jan. 11 rally finally pushed FSLR stock above a simple horizontal line around the low $70s, that has been a source of technical resistance since 2014.


    Although the stock has traveled far and in a steep slope since May of 2017, it has along the way also routinely had healthy consolidation phases. The latest consolidation phase began on Dec. 11, allowing the stock to rest … until the powerful breakout came to fruition on Jan. 11.


    [Blocked Image: https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/fslrdaily-300x232.png]
    Click to Enlarge


    Moving averages legend: red – 200 day, blue – 100 day, yellow – 50 day


    On the daily chart we see the sequence of consolidation periods since last May a little better. This type of pattern, i.e. rally followed by sideways consolidation, followed by another rally, is healthy to say the least. The difference between the previous rallies from 2017 and the one that just took place on Jan. 11 however is that this new one also broke FSLR stock above the aforementioned multi-year line of resistance.


    Theoretically this latest breakout should see more traders and investors jump aboard and be able to push the stock higher toward the low to mid $80s as a next upside target.


    Additionally, if the Trump administration were to impose tariffs on foreign-made solar cells, this could get more analysts to release upgrades on the stock and really get the animal spirits going.


    Check out Anthony Mirhaydari’s Daily Market Outlook for Jan. 12.


    Tell us what you think about this article! Drop us an email at editor@investorplace.com, chat with us on Twitter at @InvestorPlace or comment on the post on Facebook. Read more about our comments policy here.


    Take Serge’s quiz to find out which trading strategy best suits your personality.

    Diese Aussichten sind wirklich ausgezeichnet und auch das Bisherige darf sich sehen lassen. Das ist eben der Finanzler, der nie enttäuscht hat bisher. *i-m_so_happy*

    FSLR

    Ja danke, das sind ganz interessante Prognosen. Es ist zu wünschen, dass alles gut gelingt.


    http://investor.firstsolar.com/index.php/investor-relations



    http://www.semiconductor-today…c/firstsolar_061217.shtml


    6 December 2017


    First Solar unveils first functional Series 6 CdTe PV module after Perrysburg factory retooling


    © Semiconductor Today Magazine / Juno Publishing


    First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA has unveiled the first functional Series 6 thin-film photovoltaic module off its new production line in Perrysburg, OH.


    Presented during a meeting with investment analysts at the Perrysburg facility, the large-area cadmium telluride (CdTe) glass-on-glass module was part of the first batch of material run completely through the recently activated line, marking a milestone in a factory retooling that began just under a year ago and included about $177m in capital investment.


    In late November 2016, as a response to the highly competitive and dynamic PV market environment and customer demand for higher-efficiency modules, First Solar made a strategic decision to accelerate development and production of Series 6. The new product, still based on First Solar’s thin-film CdTe PV technology, increases physical dimensions and performance characteristics while adding an under-mount frame that allows simple, high-velocity installation of the product in the field. With superior temperature coefficient, spectral response and shading behavior, Series 6 modules can generate significantly more energy than conventional crystalline silicon modules, the firm says.


    The new line is expected to begin producing commercial product in early second-quarter 2018, and will have an annualized output of 600MWdc when operating at full capacity.


    Series 6 is expected to enter the commercial market with a power rating of 420-445W and conversion efficiency of more than 17%. Measuring about 2m by 1.2m, the modules will provide more watts per lift than comparable crystalline silicon solar panels, and can be installed on virtually any ground-based PV mounting system, says First Solar.


    “Last November, we were in full Series 4 production mode,” says CEO Mark Widmar. “Since our decision at the end of 2016 to rapidly transition to Series 6, we’ve hit every incremental target with precision,” he adds.


    First Solar will continue to maintain some Series 4 production at its plant in Kulim, Malaysia, as long as economic global demand calls for the product.


    Also during the analysts’ meeting, First Solar announced that it is expanding its production facility in Vietnam, doubling capacity of the initial site (which is still under construction). Annualized production capacity in Vietnam, when fully operational, will be 2.4GWdc. In combination with Perrysburg and facilities in Kulim, this will give First Solar a total Series 6 manufacturing capacity of about 5.4GWdc by 2020, and represents about $1.4bn in capital investment.


    Tags: First Solar Thin-film photovoltaic CdTe


    Visit: www.firstsolar.com

    Ja, man hat sich gut geschlagen und es schaut ganz sauber aus, jedenfalls wesentlich besser als ich es erwartete: *smile* *dirol*


    Gratulation!


    Cray Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

    Company anticipates revenue growth in 2018


    SEATTLE, Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2017.


    All figures in this release are based on U.S. GAAP unless otherwise noted. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is included in the financial tables in this press release.


    Revenue for the third quarter of 2017 was $79.7 million, compared to $77.5 million in the third quarter of 2016. Net loss for the third quarter of 2017 was $10.2 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $23.0 million, or $0.58 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP net loss was $13.3 million, or $0.33 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2017, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $19.5 million, or $0.49 per diluted share for the same period of 2016.


    Overall gross profit margin on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for the third quarter of 2017 was 36%. Overall gross profit margin on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for the third quarter of 2016 was 30% and 31%, respectively.


    Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2017 were $54.7 million, compared to $52.1 million for the third quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP operating expenses for the third quarter of 2017 were $43.9 million, compared to $49.3 million for the third quarter of 2016. GAAP operating expenses for the third quarter of 2017 included $7.7 million in restructuring charges associated with our recent workforce reduction.


    As of September 30, 2017, cash, investments and restricted cash totaled $183 million. Working capital at the end of the third quarter was $337 million, compared to $342 million at the end of the second quarter.


    “The third quarter was highlighted by several exciting customer wins and strategic developments,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “We completed our recently announced strategic transaction with Seagate to broaden our storage portfolio and deepen our presence in the storage market. In supercomputing, our CS500 cluster was selected by KISTI, a leading research institution in South Korea. And just last week we announced that we are partnering with Microsoft to deliver an integrated cloud services offering which will allow customers unique access to our high-performance supercomputers in the Microsoft Azure cloud -- expanding our reach to new customers through the cloud and adding a complementary offering to our product set. While a slow-down in our primary target market has continued, I remain positive about our recent activity levels, win rates, and development efforts and I’m excited about our long-term prospects to drive growth.”


    Outlook
    A wide range of results remains possible for 2017. Several acceptances are planned for completion late in the fourth quarter, some of which will be challenging. Assuming Cray is able to complete these acceptances before year-end, Cray expects revenue for 2017 to be in the range of $400 million. GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins for the year are expected to be in the low- to mid-30% range. Non-GAAP operating expenses for 2017 are expected to be in the range of $180 million. For 2017, GAAP operating expenses are anticipated to be about $21 million higher than non-GAAP operating expenses, driven by share-based compensation, restructuring, and costs related to the Seagate transaction.


    While a wide range of results remains possible and it is still early in the planning process, Cray expects 2018 annual revenue to grow in the range of 10% compared to Cray’s current 2017 outlook. Revenue is expected to be about $75 million in the first quarter of 2018.


    Actual results for any future periods are subject to large fluctuations given the nature of Cray’s business.


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