JinkoSolar (JKS) Tops Q1 EPS by 48c
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) reported Q1 EPS of $0.88, $0.48 better than the analyst estimate of $0.40. Revenue for the quarter came in at $443.5 million versus the consensus estimate of $372.17 million.
Total solar product shipments to the third parties amounted to 789.2 megawatts ("MW"), consisting of 703.5 MW of solar modules, 53.3 MW of silicon wafers and 32.4 MW of solar cells. This represents a decrease of 5.8% from 838.2 MW in the fourth quarter of 2014 and an increase of 35.8% from 581.2 MW in the first quarter of 2014. Total solar module shipments were 753.8 MW, which includes 50.3 MW earmarked for use in the Company's downstream projects.
Operations and Business Outlook
Second Quarter and Full Year 2015 Guidance
For the second quarter of 2015, the Company estimates total solar module shipments to be in the range of 850 MW to 950 MW, which includes 750 MW to 800 MW module shipments to third parties and 100 MW to 150 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 3.0 GW module shipments to third parties. The Company expects to grid-connect solar power projects with a total capacity of 600 MW – 800 MW in 2015.
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