JA Solar Holdings First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. JA Solar Holdings designs, manufactures and markets high-performance solar cells, which are made from specially processed silicon wafers.

JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 15 cents per share, up from net income of 37 cents in the year-earlier quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 11 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 15 cents during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: For the past three quarters, the company’s quarterly results have come in below analyst’s expectations. Last quarter, the company reported net loss of 12 cents per share versus a mean estimate of a loss of 10 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a decline of 57.8% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $234.6 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bearish on JA Solar Holdings, as six analysts rate it as a sell, one rates it as a buy and five rate it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company swung to a loss of $68.6 million (41 cents a share) from a profit of $121.1 million (72 cents) a year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue fell 45.4% to $329.2 million from $603 million.

Stock Price Performance: Between March 5, 2012 and May 30, 2012, the stock price fell 80 cents (-46%), from $1.74 to 94 cents. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 6, 2012 and March 13, 2012, when shares rose for six straight days, increasing 6.9% (+12 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between September 7, 2011 and September 20, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight days, dropping 37.9% (-$1.22) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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