Press release via Yahoo Finance:
First Solar, Inc. (NASQAQ: FSLR) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended, December 27, 2008. Quarterly revenues were $433.7 million, up from $348.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and up from $200.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007. Revenues for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2008 were $1,246.3 million, up from $504.0 million in fiscal year 2007.
Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was $132.8 million or $1.61 per share on a fully diluted basis, compared to net income of $99.3 million or $1.20 per share on a fully diluted basis for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 was $62.9 million or $0.77 per share on a fully diluted basis.
Net income for fiscal 2008 was $348.3 million or $4.24 per share on a fully diluted basis compared to net income of $158.4 million for fiscal 2007 or $2.03 per share on a fully diluted basis.
First Solar will discuss these results and expected results for fiscal 2009 in a conference call scheduled for today at 2:30 p.m. MST (4:30 p.m. EDT). Investors may access a live audio web cast of this conference call in the Investors section of the company’s website at http://www.firstsolar.com. An audio replay of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available until Friday, February 26, 2009 at 9:59 p.m. MST (11:59 p.m. EDT) and can be accessed by dialing 888-266-2081 if you are calling from within the United States or 703-925-2533 if you are calling from outside the United States and entering access ID number 1325337. A replay of the web cast will be available for 90 calendar days, approximately two hours after the conclusion of this call.