First Solar (FSLR). “CramersPosse” Sam Young Mike Kaufman Andrew Ticzon Chris Botros. Company Profile. Solar Module Producer Founded in 1999 Began commercial production in 2002 IPO in 2006 Largest market cap ($16.13 B) of solar companies Offices in USA, Germany, and Malaysia
Rationale: First Solar stands out in its industry because of its competitive advantages. Also, the solar industry is expected to continue growing strongly over the next few years. However, such growth prospects do not guarantee short-run stock appreciation.