Trading was muted this morning after a lackluster jobs report was released. The economy added just 194,000 jobs in September, well below the 500,000 that economists expected. A bleaker jobs picture could stall the Federal Reserve as it prepares to taper its $120 billion-per-month bond-buying program.
“This jobs number could call into question the starting point for taper later this year,” said Jamie Cox, Managing Partner for Harris Financial Group.
Solar energy stocks are rebounding following the recent increase in global oil and gas prices. In today’s stock pick, we’ll focus on one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry.
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Founded in 2001, Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and a provider of solar energy solutions. The company operates primarily through two segments — Energy and Module and system solutions (MSS). CSIQ has delivered roughly 52 GW of solar modules to thousands of customers in more than 150 countries through the end of 2020, reaching approximately 13 million households. Canadian Solar derives roughly 47% of its revenue from Asia, 35% from the Americas, and 18% from Europe and everywhere else.
The company has been growing its revenue steadily over the years. In the second quarter, its revenue grew 105% over the pandemic-affected Q2 last year.
The company’s net revenue has grown at a CAGR of 4.4% over the past three years, while its EBITDA increased at a CAGR of 40.5% over the same period. Also, its EPS has grown at a CAGR of 112.5% over the past three years. CSIQ had generated 30% growth in shipments since 2013 and has generated nearly $1.4 billion in cash since 2013.
Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry, having been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2006. The company has the potential to advance in the upcoming months based on its continued business growth, favorable earnings, and revenue outlook.
CSIQ has an impressive earnings surprise history, with the company beating consensus EPS estimates in each of the trailing four quarters. Its EPS is expected to grow at a rate of 20% per annum over the next five years.
The 6 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Canadian Solar Inc have a median target of $51, representing a 59% increase from its last price. The current consensus among 7 polled investment analysts is to Hold CSIQ. There are 3 Buy ratings for the stock, 4 Hold ratings, and 1 Sell ratings for the stock.
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