JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. JKS reported a second-quarter 2022 loss per American Depositary Share (“ADS”) of $1.88, which lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate of earnings of 19 cents. The company reported earnings per ADS of 21 cents in the year-ago quarter, reflecting a significant decline from the prior-year figure.
In the quarter under review, JinkoSolar’s total revenues of $2.81 billion surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.25 billion by 24%. The top line increased 137.6% on a year-over-year basis due to an increase in solar module shipments.
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In the second quarter of 2022, JKS’ total solar module, cell and wafer shipments were 10,532 megawatts (“MW”) (10,183 MW for solar modules and 349 MW for cells and wafers).
The gross margin during the quarter under review was 14.7% compared with 17.1% in the prior-year quarter. The contraction in the margin was primarily due to an increase in the material cost of solar modules.
The company’s total operating expenses increased 205.2% year over year to $457 million. The year-over-year upside was primarily due to an increase in the shipping cost of solar modules, an increase in disposal and impairment loss on property, plant and equipment and share-based compensation expenses.
JinkoSolar incurred $13.1 million as interest expenses, down 44.1% year over year, as its interest-bearing debts decreased.
As of Jun 30, 2022, JKS' in-house annual mono wafer, solar cell and solar module production capacity was 43 gigawatts (“GW”), 42 GW (16.9 GW for N-type cells) and 50 GW, respectively.
As of Jun 30, 2022, JinkoSolar had cash and cash equivalents of $1.98 billion, up from $1.31 billion as of Dec 31, 2021.
Total interest-bearing debts as of Jun 30, 2022 were $3.84 billion compared with $4.02 billion as of Dec 31, 2021.
Q2 Business Developments
In April 2022, JinkoSolar achieved a major technical breakthrough for its 182 mm high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell, setting a new world record again with the maximum solar conversion efficiency of 25.7% for its large-size monocrystalline silicon TOPCon solar cell.
For the third quarter of 2022, JKS expects total shipments in the band of 9-10 GW. For 2022, JinkoSolar anticipates total shipments (including solar modules, cells and wafers) in the range of 35 GW-40 GW.
JinkoSolar expects its annual mono wafer, solar cell and solar module production capacity to reach 60.0 GW, 55.0 GW and 65.0 GW, respectively, by the end of 2022.
JinkoSolar currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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