Chinese solar glass firm's figures show flourishing market

Jun 9, 2020 12:58 PM ET
  • Xinyi Solar today stated it is preparing for a bumper make money from the very first half of the year-- an announcement most likely to bring wry smiles at the board of parent business Xinyi Glass, which not long after introduced fairly the opposite prospects after liquidating shares in the PV subsidiary in 2019.
Chinese solar glass firm's figures show flourishing market
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If the publication of a 'positive earnings alert' by Chinese PV glass business Xinyi Solar today might have shocked some financiers, its appearance was described within three minutes, as parent business Xinyi Glass issued a first-half earnings warning.

The initial upgrade to appear on the Hong Kong exchange this afternoon heralded the fact the solar glass department of Xinyi expects its first-half combined net revenues attributable to shareholders to come in 35-50% more than the HK$ 953 million (US$ 123 million) banked in the initial six months of in 2014, with that said forecast based upon trading throughout the first 5 months of this year.

Xinyi Solar said the bumper earnings would certainly be driven by elevated need for solar glass for use in bifacial and double-glass components; by solar glass costs which remain greater than those recorded in the first fifty percent of last year, despite a dip during the present quarter; by decreased resources, power and other manufacturing costs; as well as by elevated production capacity committed by the firm to high-value products.

Covid effect

All of which is excellent information for Xinyi Solar. Moms and dad business Xinyi Glass, nevertheless, forecasted its solar fortunes would not be enough to prevent a 25-40% resort in investor net revenues after the HK$ 2.12 billion banked by the organisation in the very first fifty percent of in 2014.

The truth the major reason for the bad comparison is that Xinyi Glass banked a one-off HK$ 633 million windfall from the sale of shares in an enlarged Xinyi Solar company in the initial fifty percent of 2019 is barely most likely to placate investors in the parent, given the earlier upgrade.

Xinyi Glass included, depreciation of the Chinese renminbi currency as well as much-reduced sales of auto as well as float glass thanks to the Covid-19 crisis would certainly be anticipated to further dampen its first-half results, once again based on trading in the very first 5 months of this year.

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