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daggidoodle 14 posts  |  Last Activity: Nov 22, 2015 8:33 AM Member since: Feb 23, 1999
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  • Next big event is the Global Climate Change Conference in Paris commencing Monday Nov 30.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • GUELPH, Ontario, Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it has won 3 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 110 megawatts (MWp) in Pirapora, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Canadian Solar will develop and build the solar power plants. Once connectd to the grid, the electricity genereated will be sold to CCEE (Camara de Comercializacao de Energia Eletrica), under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement at R$300/MWh (approximately US$78.8/MWh). The three projects are targeted to reach commercial operation by late 2018.

    "We are very excited to announce another win in Brazil, that increases our pipeline to 384MWp in this important emerging market," commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. "It is another testament of our strong capabilities in developing global solar power projects and further strengthens our position as a tier 1 global player in the solar energy business."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • daggidoodle daggidoodle Nov 19, 2015 5:30 PM Flag

    The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 will be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11. It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "GE is a widely respected renewable energy investor and we are proud to begin this partnership for the Astoria project," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. "It is also a privilege to continue our work with this group of lenders as our team continues a long history of successful solar development in Southern California."
    "We are pleased to invest in our first solar project alongside Recurrent Energy and Canadian Solar and to support a world class solar project employing technology supplied by GE Power Conversion," said Kevin Walsh, managing director and head of renewable energy at GE Energy Financial Services.
    The Astoria project is GE Energy Financial Services' latest renewable energy investment. The company committed over $2 billion in nearly two gigawatts of solar power projects worldwide and continues to invest $1 billion annually.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Third Quarter 2015 Highlights

    Total shipments were 1,126.8 megawatts ("MW"), an increase of 43.5% y/y and 42.5% sequentially
    Shipments of modules and module tolling were 1,073.8 MW, an increase of 54.8% y/y and 49.7% sequentially
    Shipments of cells and cell tolling were 53.0 MW, a decrease of 42.3% y/y and 27.8% sequentially
    Net revenue was RMB 3.8 billion ($601.0 million), an increase of 26.4% y/y and 41.0% sequentially
    Gross margin was 17.7%, an increase of 270 basis points y/y and 130 basis points sequentially
    Operating profit was RMB 299.1 million ($47.1 million), compared to RMB 189.6 million ($29.8 million) in the third quarter of 2014, and RMB 156.1 million ($24.6 million) in the second quarter of 2015
    Net income was RMB 258.6 million ($40.7 million), compared to RMB 155.4 million ($24.5 million) in the third quarter of 2014, and RMB 136.0 million ($21.4 million) in the second quarter of 2015
    Earnings per diluted ADS were RMB 4.42 ($0.70), compared to RMB 2.55 ($0.40) in the third quarter of 2014, and RMB 2.26 ($0.36) in the second quarter of 2015
    Cash and cash equivalents were RMB 1.8 billion ($289.4 million), an increase of RMB 90.6 million ($14.3 million) during the quarter
    Non-GAAP earnings1 per diluted ADS were RMB 4.35 ($0.68), compared to RMB 1.30 ($0.20) in the third quarter of 2014, and RMB 1.67 ($0.26) in the second quarter of 2015

    Mr. Baofang Jin, chairman and CEO of JA Solar, commented, "We are pleased to report strong financial results for the third quarter of 2015 as total shipments of 1.1 GW exceeded the high end of our previous expectations. Strong demand in China continued to drive shipment growth, as China represented 53% of our total shipments during the quarter. We also made great progress on our new cell manufacturing facility in Malaysia during the quarter, and are very excited to have announced the facility's launch in late October.

    "Due to relatively strong demand in the second half, we have allocated additional shipments from our downstream projects to meet customer demand. As a result, we now expect shipments to our own downstream projects to be under 100 MW in 2015.

    "As we continue into the final quarter of 2015, we expect demand to remain strong in our key markets, especially China. Although we expect ASPs to remain stable, rising wafer prices may pressure margins slightly in the remainder of the year. We also continue to focus on capturing greater market share in the Americas, and are very pleased with the addition of Mr. Robert Petrina to our management team as we enhance our presence in the U.S. Growing our market share in the U.S. and several emerging markets remains our focus to drive growth in the remainder of the year and beyond."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • daggidoodle daggidoodle Nov 12, 2015 6:43 AM Flag

    today's conference should add some positive transparency to Breitburn's financial direction....enjoy

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Al-Mazrouei didn't elaborate on how global oil prices would rise, other than to say OPEC wouldn't be able to do it alone.

    "Don't ask me how big (it will be), the market will decide that," he said. "Everyone has a role to play."

    The energy minister also said the UAE plans to increase its output to 3.5 million barrels.

    "It's not to over-flood the market, but to balance the market when needed," he said.

    The UAE will have that 3.5 million barrel production in the "next two to three years," said Abdulla Nasser al-Suwaidi, the director-general of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • from over $14 per share yesterday to just over $8 per share today ???

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • 1 1/4 million shares traded already boosting our pps..

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    CSIQ post initial YieldCo IPO docs with SEC

    by radiusboy Nov 4, 2015 6:15 AM
    daggidoodle daggidoodle Nov 4, 2015 6:19 AM Flag

    Canadian Solar Announces Confidential Submission of YieldCo Registration Statement
    PR Newswire Canadian Solar Inc.

    GUELPH, Ontario, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar, Inc. (CSIQ), today announced that it confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed initial public offering of common equity of a YieldCo vehicle. The number of securities to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The initial public offering is subject to the SEC review process, market and other conditions.

    This news release is being made pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135 under the Securities Act of 1933 and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • on your excellant 3rd quarter results

  • First Solar Inc. announced record sales of $1.3 billion in its third-quarter, although those numbers may change.
    The Tempe-based solar panel maker issued preliminary results while it completes its analysis of an income tax matter related to a foreign jurisdiction.The company believes the tax matter could have an adverse financial impact of up to $40 million.
    Tempe-based First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) reported net income of $346 million, or $3.38 per share, on revenue of $1.3 billion, for the quarter ended Sept. 30. This compares with net income of $88.4 million, or 87 cents per share, on revenue of $889 million, for the same quarter in 2014.
    "We had tremendous execution in the third quarter from both a financial and bookings perspective," First Solar CEO Jim Hughes said in a statement. "We have now exceeded our book-to-bill target for the year, booked over 1GWdc (gigawatts) of volume with deliveries after 2016, achieved strong quarterly earnings and have significantly raised our full-year earnings guidance. We remain confident in our long term strategy and our ability to execute successfully."
    The increase in sales resulted primarily from initial revenue on the sale of a majority interest in the partially-constructed Desert Stateline project in California.
    First Solar signed a deal Sept. 3 to sell its controlling interest to Southern Power, an affiliate of the utility Southern Co.
    The 300-megawatt project will be built on 1,685 acres of federally managed public land in San Bernardino County with 3.2 million of First Solar’s thin-film photovoltaic solar modules.

    The facility, expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2016, will li

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • In connection with the term loan, Canadian Solar issued the lenders warrants to purchase up to 1,348,040 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $24.48 per share. The warrants will expire two years from the date of the closing, on October 25, 2017. The term loan facility may be increased by up to an additional $100.0 million, subject to customary conditions. The term loan is being used to retire a bridge loan used to finance the acquisition of Recurrent Energy LLC and for general corporate purposes.

    "We thank Credit Suisse for their continued confidence and support," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. "This credit facility increases our financial flexibility as we continue the build-out of our high-quality utility-scale project pipeline in the U.S."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Glad that I didn't buy yesterday, but...

    by mtay515 Oct 27, 2015 10:07 AM
    daggidoodle daggidoodle Oct 27, 2015 6:32 PM Flag

    The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, CANADIAN SOLAR INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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