LONGi profits increase despite 'moderate' ability exercise rate adjustments in H1

Aug 31, 2021 05:18 PM ET
  • LONGi Solar recorded a 21% leap in net profit in the first fifty percent of the year despite what it referred to as a "moderate" adjustment to capacity utilisation rates following market demand.
LONGi profits increase despite 'moderate' ability exercise rate adjustments in H1
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The 'Solar Module Super League' (SMSL) supplier reported total module shipments in the very first half of the year of 17GW, yet said it had actually adjusted the capacity exercise rate of its center and adjusted total result in order to fulfill much-discussed market need.

As upstream resources and component prices-- together with delivery as well as logistic prices-- has skyrocketed because the beginning of the year, end market need has actually contracted rather with many programmers reporting project pushbacks in anticipation of normalised rates. Nevertheless current weeks have actually seen costs increase slightly one more time, with demand anticipated to rebound from September onwards.

Coverage its H1 2021 results today, LONGi said downstream demand remained "under pressure", creating the SMSL member to respond by changing its result.

Need upstream, nonetheless, continued to be strong, with the sale of solar wafers increasing by 36.5% year-on-year to 38.36 GW, around 18.8 GW of which was for exterior customers. Earlier this month LONGi validated a boost in the price of its wafers as rates volatility continued right into Q3.

Overall group profits on the other hand increased by 75% year-on-year to RMB35 billion (US$ 5.4 billion), while overall gross margin stood at 22.73%, a boost on that reported in H1 2020.

Overseas sales represented virtually half of its sales in the very first fifty percent of the year.

Web profit attributable to shareholders climbed by 21% year-on-year to simply under RMB5 billion (US$ 773 million).

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