JinkoSolar (JKS) Tops Q4 EPS Views; Issues Q1, FY15 Shipment Guidance
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) reported Q4 EPS of $1.24, $0.37 better than the analyst estimate of $0.87. Revenue for the quarter came in at $478.9 million versus the consensus estimate of $489 million.
Total solar product shipments to the third parties amounted to 838.2 megawatts ("MW"), consisting of 739.2 MW of solar modules, 53.1 MW of silicon wafers and 45.9 MW of solar cells. This represents an increase of 18.4% from 708.2 MW in the third quarter of 2014 and an increase of 43.0% from 586.3 MW in the fourth quarter of 2013. Total solar module shipments were 1,078.3 MW, which includes 339.1 MW to be used in the Company's downstream projects.
Operations and Business Outlook
First Quarter and Full Year 2015 Guidance
For the first quarter of 2015, the Company estimates total solar module shipments to be in the range of 710 MW to 780 MW, which includes 550 MW to 600 MW module shipments to third parties and 160 MW to 180 MW for its own downstream projects. Revenues will not be recognized for the modules shipped to its own downstream projects as required by U.S. GAAP.
For the full year 2015, the Company estimates total solar module shipments to be in the range of 3.3 GW and 3.8 GW which includes 2.7 GW to 3GW module shipments to third parties. Full year newly-added solar power project development scale is expected to be in the range of 600 MW to 800 MW.
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