| First Solar is a provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. Co. designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules with a thin film semiconductor technology, and also develops and sells PV solar power systems that mainly use the modules it manufactures. Co. also provides operations and maintenance (O&M) services to system owners. Co.'s modules segment involves the design, manufacture and sale of cadmium telluride solar modules, which convert sunlight into electricity. Co.'s second segment is its systems segment, through which it provides power plant solutions, which include project development, engineering, procurement, and construction services and O&M services. We show 46 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our FSLR shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute FSLR market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing FSLR market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing FSLR's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of FSLR versus a peer is one thing; comparing
FSLR market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like FSLR can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching FSLR by allowing them to research the FSLR market cap history.