SolarEdge up 12% after hrs on second-quarter income and also strong profits-- despite Covid-19

Aug 4, 2020 01:58 PM ET
  • The inverter and also energy storage company was able to preserve its streak of rewarding quarters in what was expected to be a difficult period for solar and also the Israeli business said it sees "indicators of recovery in the U.S."
SolarEdge up 12% after hrs on second-quarter income and also strong profits-- despite Covid-19
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Israeli inverter and also power storage company SolarEdge was able to maintain its streak of rewarding quarters going in the second 3 months of the year despite a squeeze in income and earnings throughout a tough, Covid-hit duration for solar.

The company published higher-than-expected second-quarter earnings of $331.9 million with 94% of it originating from solar, all at a pressed gross margin of 31%. The company delivered 3.5 countless its solar energy optimizers in the duration, below 5 million in the January-to-March home window.

" This quarter, despite the challenges brought on by Covid-19, we maintained healthy productivity while generating money from operating activity," said CEO Zivi Lando. "Our international toughness, as well as specifically our faithful customer base in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy as well as Australia, softened the decrease in U.S. demand this previous quarter."


  • Profits of $332 million (down 23% quarter-on-quarter but up 2% from Q2 last year).
  • Profits from solar products of $310 million.
  • Gross margin of 31%.
  • Net income of $36.7 million, down 13% from the prior quarter.
  • Net diluted profits per share of $0.70, down from $0.81 in the prior quarter.
  • 1.44 GWac of inverters shipped.


Overhead was available in at $73 million, up 1% from $72.2 million in the previous quarter and 12% from $65.3 million in the same quarter of last year.

Operating earnings was $30 million, down 56% from $67.8 million in the previous quarter and 34% from $45.4 million in Q2 2019.

Since June 30, cash as well as equivalents amounted to $593 million, compared to $468 million on December 31.

Third-quarter advice.

SolarEdge gave the adhering to support for the current quarter:

  • Earnings of $325-350 million.
  • Non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) gross margin of 32-34%.
  • Earnings from solar items to be $305-325 million.

European rebound.

According to the company's presentation, "sales and also installments in Europe have returned, and in some nations [are] exceeding pre-Covid-19 [rates]" The company stated it sees "indicators of healing in the U.S.".

SolarEdge added, it saw "tracking signs such as regular brand-new orders, installment rates and also representative sell-outs all trending positively.".

The company stock was up 12% after hrs and 82% this year.

With SolarEdge co-founder Guy Sella having passed away last year, fellow creator as well as vice head of state for product style Lior Handelsman just recently revealed his separation from the business as well as has actually been complied with by public as well as media relations supervisor Jessica Fishman.