Friday, March 19, 2010

No Fun in Sun at Solarfun Power Holdings

Solarfun Power Holdings’ (SOLF-$6.54) finance officer Gareth Kung stressed on the fourth-quarter earnings call that 50 percent of shipments to German-based customers were, in fact, installed in other European end markets. Contrary to expressed optimism, however, megawatt volumes installed in these other markets may prove too small to offset lost sales in Germany through (at a minimum) 2012.

In particular, proposals to decelerate subsidies or delayed feed-in-tariff initiatives in markets outside Germany signal less – not more – visibility in growth for channel demand of Solarfun’s PV modules:
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Editor David J Phillips does not hold a financial interest in any stocks mentioned in this article. The 10Q Detective has a Full Disclosure Policy.

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