Yingli Green (YGE) Disappoints

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (YGE) reported fourth quarter EPS of ($0.47) before the opening bell Wednesday, compared to the consensus estimate of ($0.15). Revenues decreased 9.4% from last year to $555.5 million. Analysts expected revenues of $591.82 million. Gross margins rose to 16.8% from 12.2% from the corresponding period in 2013, the company said. Total cost of revenue fell 14.2% to $462.2 million.

For the full-year 2014, the solar panel maker reported total net revenues of $2,083.5 million. On an adjusted non-GAAP basis, net loss was $203.2 million and loss per ordinary share and per ADS was $1.17.

On valuation measures, Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. ADS shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 1.55 million shares, trade at a P/E to growth ratio of 0.02. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $2.00 with a high target of $3.00. Currently ticker has no ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 2 ’Holds’ and 1 ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, YGE has a t-12 profit and operating margin of (11.57%) and (4.62%), respectively. The $425.33 million market cap company reported $171.3 million in cash in its most recent quarter.

YGE currently prints a one year loss of 49.35% and a year-to-date loss of 0.43%.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last 52 weeks.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. ADS is a designer and developer of photovoltaic products in the People’s Republic of China. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Baoding, China.

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