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Canadian Solar Reports Record Results for the Third Quarter 2014

11/12/14

GUELPH, Ontario, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. ("Canadian Solar" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. 

Third Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • Solar module shipments were 770 MW, compared to 646 MW in the second quarter of 2014 and third quarter guidance in the range of 720 MW to 750 MW.
  • Net revenue was $914.4 million, compared to $623.8 million in the second quarter of 2014 and third quarter guidance in the range of $760 million to $810 million.
  • Net revenue from the total solutions business, as a percentage of total net revenue, was 53.8% compared to 32.6% in the second quarter of 2014.
  • Gross margin was 22.9%, compared to 19.0%, in the second quarter of 2014 and to third quarter guidance in the range of 19% to 21%.
  • Net income attributable to Canadian Solar in the third quarter of 2014 was $104.2 million, or $1.75 per diluted share, compared to $55.8 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2014.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash balances at the end of the quarter totaled $817.2 million, compared to $788.3 million at the end of the second quarter of 2014.
  • Net cash generated from operating activities was $ 204.1 million, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $44.3 million in the second quarter of 2014.
  • During the quarter, the Company closed the sale of five solar power plants in Ontario, Canada, valued at over C$306 million.

Third Quarter 2014 Results

Net revenue for the third quarter of 2014 was $914.4 million, up 46.6% from $623.8 million in the second quarter of 2014 and up 86.3% from $490.9 million in the third quarter of 2013. Total solar module shipments in the third quarter of 2014 were 770 MW, compared to 646 MW in the second quarter of 2014 and 478 MW in the third quarter of 2013. Solar module shipments in the third quarter of 2014 included 173 MW used in the Company's total solutions business, compared to 70 MW in the second quarter of 2014 and 60 MW in the third quarter of 2013.

By geography, in the third quarter of 2014, sales to the Americas represented 71.7% of net revenue, sales to Asia and other markets represented 20.9% of net revenue, and sales to Europe represented 7.4% of net revenue, compared to 55.5%, 29.8% and 14.7%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2014 and 46.9%, 43.6% and 9.5%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2013.


Q3 2014

Q2 2014

Q3 2013

US$M

%

US$M

%

US$M

%

The Americas

655.3

71.7

346.0

55.5

230.3

46.9

Asia and others

191.6

20.9

186.2

29.8

214.2

43.6

Europe

67.5

7.4

91.6

14.7

46.4

9.5

Total

914.4

100.0

623.8

100.0

490.9

100.0

Gross profit in the third quarter of 2014 was $209.3 million, compared to $118.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $100.2 million in the third quarter of 2013. The sequential increase in gross profit was primarily due to higher contribution from the Company's total solutions business. The year-over-year increase in gross profit was primarily due to higher revenue contribution from the Company's total solutions business, as well as higher module shipments and lower module manufacturing cost. Gross margin in the third quarter of 2014 was 22.9%, compared to 19.0%, in the second quarter of 2014 and 20.4% in the third quarter of 2013.

Total operating expenses were $53.2 million in the third quarter of 2014, up 5.3% from $50.5 million in the second quarter of 2014 and 18.4% from $44.9 million in the third quarter of 2013. 

Selling expenses were $35.4 million in the third quarter of 2014, up 20.0% from $29.5 million in the second quarter of 2014 and 66.4% from $21.2 million in the third quarter of 2013. The sequential increase in selling expenses was primarily due to the increase in sales commission, shipping and handling expenses as a result of higher shipment volume. The year-over-year increase in selling expenses was primarily due to higher labor costs and higher module shipment volume.

General and administrative expenses were $14.7 million in the third quarter of 2014, down 19.2% from $18.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 and 29.3% from $20.7 million in the third quarter of 2013. The sequential decrease in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to a $4.4 million reversal of bad-debt expense. The year-over-year decrease in general and administrative expenses was due to lower bad debt expense partially off-set by higher labor costs.

Research and development expenses were $3.2 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to $2.9 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $3.0 million in the third quarter of 2013.

Operating margin was 17.1% in the third quarter of 2014, compared to 10.9% in the second quarter of 2014 and 11.3% in the third quarter of 2013.

Interest expense was $12.0 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to $12.8 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $11.8 million in the third quarter of 2013. The sequential decrease in interest expense was primarily due to lower interest rates and lower bank borrowings.

Interest income in the third quarter of 2014 was $3.7 million, compared to $3.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2013.

The Company recorded a gain on change in fair value of derivatives of $15.4 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to a loss on change in fair value of derivatives of $3.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 and a loss on change in fair value of derivatives of $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2013. Net foreign exchange loss in the third quarter of 2014 was $20.9 million compared to a net foreign exchange gain of $7.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 and a net foreign exchange gain of $2.3 million in the third quarter of 2013.

Income tax expense in the third quarter of 2014 was $34.4 million, compared to income tax expense of $8.3 million in the second quarter of 2014 and income tax expense of $12.4 million in the third quarter of 2013.

Net income attributable to Canadian Solar in the third quarter of 2014 was $104.2 million, or $1.75 per diluted share, compared to net income of $55.8 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2014, and net income of $27.7 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013.

Financial Condition

The Company had $817.2 million of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, as of September 30, 2014, compared to $788.3 million, as of June 30, 2014.

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts, at the end of the third quarter of 2014 were $347.3 million, compared to $382.8 million at the end of the second quarter of 2014. Accounts receivable turnover was 45 days in the third quarter of 2014, compared to 62 days in the second quarter of 2014.

Inventories at the end of the third quarter of 2014 were $390.5 million, compared to $441.7 million at the end of the second quarter of 2014. Inventory turnover was 56 days in the third quarter of 2014, compared to 77 days in the second quarter of 2014.

Accounts and notes payable at the end of the third quarter of 2014 were $751.7 million, compared to $756.2 million at the end of the second quarter of 2014.

Short-term borrowings at the end of the third quarter of 2014 were $718.1 million, compared to $876.3 million at the end of the second quarter of 2014. Long-term debt at the end of the third quarter of 2014 was $146.7 million, compared to $150.1 million at the end of the second quarter of 2014. Senior convertible notes totaled $150 million at the end of the third quarter of 2014, unchanged from the end of the second quarter of 2014.  Short-term borrowings and long-term debt directly related to utility-scale solar power projects totaled $163.1 million at the end of the third quarter of 2014, compared to $250.6 million at the end of the second quarter of 2014.

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, remarked: "Our results for the third quarter exceeded our expectations on all financial and operating metrics, led by the strength of our utility-scale solar energy business, combined with a robust performance from our module business, which continues to benefit from our Tier-1 brand, global scale, stable average selling price and broad-based growth in demand.  Our team was able to close and recognize the sale of five utility-scale solar power projects in Canada, exceeding our target of four projects.  We are pleased with our solid execution and expect our Canadian project pipeline will continue to deliver strong profit as we enter into 2015."

Michael G. Potter, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Solar, added: "This was an excellent quarter for Canadian Solar as our revenue, shipments, and net income all set quarterly records for the Company.  The five Canadian project sales, combined with better than expected module ASP, and the fact that we are running near full capacity, enabled us to achieve gross margin of 22.9% in the third quarter, compared to 19.0% in the second quarter.  This was well above our guidance for gross margin, which we expected to be in the range of 19% to 21%, and again demonstrates the leverage of our business model.  Separately, we were pleased that our hedging strategy significantly offset the immediate effect of the strengthening U.S. dollar in the third quarter.  We expect that the strength and differentiation of our business model, combined with our significantly improved balance sheet, will continue to afford us many more strategic options, as we work to build shareholder value."

Utility Scale Project Pipeline Update

At the end of October, the Company had a pipeline of late stage utility-scale solar projects totaling approximately 1.4 GW DC. These projects include owned and joint-venture projects as well as projects where the Company provides EPC services.

In Canada, as previously announced, the Company closed the sale to investors of five solar power plants, Mighty Solar, Good Light, William Rutley, Liskeard 3 and Liskeard 4 totaling 50 MW AC and valued at over C$306 million. In addition, the Company substantially completed construction of two solar power projects, Taylor Kidd and Westbrook. These two projects have already been sold to investors, and most of the associated revenue from them has been recognized in the previous quarters. Currently, two of the Company's owned projects and an additional three projects being built by the Company under engineering, procurement and construction contracts are in commercial operation. The Company's late stage solar project pipeline in Ontario, Canada, now stands at approximately 386.9 MW DC, representing a revenue opportunity of approximately C$1.4 billion as the projects are built and revenue can be recognized under U.S. GAAP rules. The following table summarizes the status of the Company's solar projects in Ontario, Canada:

Canadian Solar Developed

MWDC

Status

Expected COD1

Liskeard 1

14.0

Commercial Operation

-

Alfred 

13.6

Permiting 

2015 Q4

Foto Light LP

14.0

In Construction

 2014 Q4

Illumination LP

14.0

Engineering

2015 Q3

Gold Light LP

14.0

In Construction

2015 Q1 

Beam Light LP

14.0

Engineering

2015 Q3

Earth Light LP

14.0

Engineering

2015 Q4 

Lunar Light LP

14.0

Engineering

2015 Q2 

Discovery Light LP

12.6

In Construction

2014 Q4 

Sparkle Light LP

14.0

In Construction

 2014 Q4

GlenArm LP

14.0

In Construction

2014 Q4 

Aria LP

14.8

Engineering

2015 Q4 

Ray Light LP

14.0

Commercial Operation

-

City Lights LP

14.0

In Construction 

2014 Q4 

Oro-Medonte 4

11.5

In Construction

2014 Q4 

Total  Canadian Solar Developed  (SALE NOT CLOSED)

206.5



3rdParty Developed (EPC) 

MWDC

Status


Penn Energy 1, 2 &3

39.0

Commercial Operation

-

Samsung Phase I

133.6

In Construction 

2015 Q2

Samsung Phase II

140.0

In Construction

2015 Q3

Total EPC Projects

312.6



MW Recognized into Revenue in Prior Quarters

132.2



Total Canadian Project Backlog 

386.9



(1) Commercial Operation Date.




In the United States, at the end of the third quarter of 2014, the Company's late stage, utility-scale solar power project pipeline totaled approximately 84.1 MW DC compared to 105.8 MW DC at the end of the second quarter of 2014. During the third quarter of 2014, the Company completed construction of solar projects totaling 21.7 MW DC in the U.S. The table below summarizes the status of the Company's late stage pipeline in the U.S.

US Late Stage Pipeline

 MWDC

State

Status

Expected COD

1

6.5

NC

Construction

2014-Q4

2

26.0

CA

Design and Permitting

2015-Q3

3

0.2

MA

Design and Permitting

2015-Q4

4

0.5

MA

Design and Permitting

2015-Q4

5

28.4

CA

Construction

2014-Q4

6

19.5

CA

Design and Permitting

2015-Q2

7

3.0

CA

Design and Permitting

2015-Q1

Total

84.1




In Japan, the Company is working to increase its utility-scale solar power project pipeline to at least 540 MW DC in the fourth quarter of 2014. The Company currently has one project connected to the grid in Shibushichocho, Kagoshima Prefecture. The 1.2 MW Shibushichocho plant is expected to generate approximately 1,533 MWh of solar electricity per year, to be purchased by Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. under a 20 year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of 40.00 yen($0.37) per kWh. In addition, construction of three solar power plants totaling 28.4 MW DC is underway. The Company currently has an additional 68MW DC that are ready to build and are expected to start construction in the fourth quarter of 2014 and through 2015.  The table below summarizes Company's project construction plan for Japan in the years ahead.  

Number of Projects 

Total MWdc

FiT                            (Yen/kWh Average)

Expected COD

2 Projects

5.6

40.0

2014

29 Projects

79.4

36.6

2015

11 Projects

214.4

35.5

2016

7 Projects

239.1

36.2

2017

Total Pipeline

538.5



In China, the Company has started construction on several projects totaling approximately 100 MW DC in the fourth quarter of 2014.  In addition, the Company continues to pursue several strategic partnership opportunities which may lead to significant pipeline growth in 2015.

In Brazil, after the end of the third quarter of 2014, the Company won the right to develop three solar power plants totaling 114 MW DC in Vazante, in the state of Minas Gerais. Canadian Solar expects these solar power plants to be connected to the grid in 2016. Once connected to the grid, the electricity generated will be purchased by Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica, a Brazilian government entity, under a 20-year power purchase agreement at R$216.12/MWh ($86.42/MWh).

The Company is also active in pursuing project opportunities in several other regions, and have identified over 200 MW of near term opportunities in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, including 40 MW DC in the UK.

Capacity Expansion Plans

In order to meet expected strong growth in module demand from various markets, Canadian Solar plans to add 500 MW of solar module capacity at its Changshu and Luoyang plants in China. The Company expects the above mentioned module capacity to come online throughout the first quarter and second quarter of 2015. This will bring the Company's total module capacity to 3.5 GW. In addition, the construction of the Company's first 80 MW of high efficiency multi-crystalline cell line in Funing, Jiangsu Province, is progressing well and the Company expects to further expand this high efficiency cell facility to 400MW by the second quarter of 2015, bringing its total cell capacity to 1.9GW. The Company has also commenced the upgrade of its current cell lines in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, to bring the average cell efficiency of its multi-crystalline silicon solar cell above 18%. Meanwhile, the Company plans to upgrade the furnaces at its ingot and wafer plant in Luoyang, Henan Province, expanding total wafer capacity from 260MW to 400MW in 2015.

Business Outlook

The Company's business outlook is based on management's current views and estimates with respect to operating and market conditions, its current order book, global and local financing environment as well as uncertainty relating to final customer demand and solar project construction schedule.  Management's views and estimates are subject to change without notice.

For the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company expects module shipments to be in the range of approximately 810 MW to 860 MW.  Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2014 is expected to be in the range of $925 million to $975 million, with gross margin expected to be between 17% and 19%.  The gross margin guidance for the fourth quarter of 2014 factors in the impact of the U.S. trade case, the appreciation of the U.S. dollar, and the mix of project sales expected to close in Canada.

For full year 2014, the Company is increasing its annual module shipment guidance to be in the range of 2.73 GW to 2.78 GW, compared to a range of 2.5 GW to 2.7 GW previously.  The Company is also increasing its revenue guidance for 2014 to the range of approximately $2.93 billion to $2.98 billion, compared to a range of $2.7 billion to $2.9 billion previously.

The estimated commercial operation date ("COD") of all of the Company's late-stage projects in Canada, the US, Japan and China is subject to change without notice as a result of delays in permitting and construction, among other risk factors.  The acceptance testing and closing process for projects only starts after COD.  The length of acceptance testing may be affected by solar radiation levels and other weather conditions.  As a result, the transfer of ownership to end customers may not always occur in the same quarter as COD.  The Company's business outlook for the fourth quarter of 2014 includes the expectation of completion of sales and revenue recognition for at least five utility-scale power projects in Canada.  Due to the reasons noted, however, there is a risk that that actual results may differ from current management expectations.

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, remarked: "We are on-track to deliver the best year in the history of Canadian Solar, in terms of revenue and profitability and MW shipment.  We expect the global solar demand to continue its growth momentum in 2015.  With our strong cash and balance sheet position, and our captive pipeline of late stage utility-scale projects totaling approximately 1.4 GW DC and our global module sale coverage, we have the advantage of operating with greater visibility.  This is allowing us to more efficiently allocate our capital and resources to the markets and projects capable of delivering the best returns to our shareholders. As just one visible example, we recently announced that one of Canadian Solar's wholly owned subsidiaries entered into an MOU with Sichuan Development Investment Management Ltd. to establish an investment fund to finance the development, construction and ownership of solar power generation projects in China. We expect to develop similar partnerships    which will provide positive catalyst for us as we capture our share of attractive opportunities in China.  In addition, the expansion of our project pipeline in Japan to 497 MW and our recent 114 MW win in Brazil, give us added confidence in our ability to both replenish and expand our global project pipeline."

Recent Developments

On November 10, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. will provide 4 megawatt ("MW") / 2.76 megawatt/hour ("MWh") of stationary on-grid bulk energy storage to Independent Electricity System Operator to support the Ontario grid.

On November 6, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that it won three solar photovoltaic projects totaling 114 megawatts (MW) In Vazante, in the state in Minas Gerais in Brazil. Canadian Solar, in partnership with Solatio, will develop, build and own the solar power plants which, once connected to the grid, will sell the electricity generated to the Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica, a Brazilian government entity, under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement at R$216.12/MWh ($86.42/MWh).

On October 30, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that it completed the supply of 3.1 MW of CS6X-300P modules to a solar power project in Tipitapa, Nicaragua. This plant, named Planta Solar Zona Franca Astro Nicaragua, will power 26 companies and supply approximately 30% of total energy consumption for the Zona Franca Astro Nicaragua industrial park.

On October 20, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that it would introduce a new, groundbreaking Diamond module at the Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition. The Diamond module, also known as the double glass module, utilizes heat-strengthened glass instead of the traditional polymer backsheet. The Diamond module is Potential Induced Degradation ("PID") free with anti-PID cells and encapsulated material. With no metal module frame, the Diamond glass module does not require grounding, thereby eliminating the cause of PID.

On October 15, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that it had executed a sales contract to supply photovoltaic modules to two utility-scale projects totaling 146.4 MWp in Honduras.

On October 13, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that it has closed a sales agreement with EDF Renewable Energy, to supply photovoltaic modules to the 24.3 MWp Catalina Solar 2 project during the first quarter of 2015.

On October 9, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that it supplied Conti / SunDurance with 10 MW of photovoltaic modules during the third quarter of 2014.

On October 8, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that Manufacturer's Life Insurance Company had agreed to provide approximately C$51 million (US$46 million) in construction and term financing to Canadian Solar for the RayLight solar power plant located in Wyebridge, Ontario. The RayLight project will be acquired by Concord Green Energy Inc. after commercial operation.

On October 2, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., closed the sale of three solar power plants, William Rutley, Liskeard 3 and Liskeard 4, totaling 30 MW AC and valued at over C$180 million ($161.2 million) to TransCanada Corporation

On September 23, 2014, Canadian Solar announced the completion of the 1.2 MW DC solar photovoltaic power plant at Shibushichocho, Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. Powered by Canadian Solar CS6P-255P modules, the plant will generate approximately 1,533 MWh of clean, emission-less solar electricity per year. The electricity generated from the project will be purchased by Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. under a 20 year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of 40.00 yen($0.37) per kWh.

On September 16, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that it was awarded a photovoltaic module supply agreement to provide 1.5 MW of photovoltaic ("PV") modules to Kawar Energy for a rooftop solar power project located in a university in Amman, Jordan.

On September 10, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., completed the sale of the 10 MW AC Mighty Solar power plant valued at over C$60 million($54.9) to One West Holdings Ltd., an affiliate of Concord Green Energy. The Mighty Solar 10 MW AC solar power plant is located in the town of Chesterville, Ontario.

On September 8, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company had entered into an agreement with Sichuan Development Investment Management Ltd. to establish an investment fund to finance the development, construction and ownership of solar power generation projects in China.

On September 2, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that it supplied Conti / SunDurance with 11 MW of photovoltaic modules during the second quarter of 2014.

On August 20, 2014, Canadian Solar announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., completed the sale of Good Light, a 10 MW AC solar power plant located in the town of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, valued at over C$66.0 million ($60.3 million) to a BluEarth Renewables Inc. subsidiary.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold will hold a conference call on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time (9:00 p.m., November 12, 2014 in Hong Kong) to discuss its third quarter results and business outlook. The dial-in phone number for the live audio call is +1-866-515-2912 or +1-617-399-5126, with passcode 27250159. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on Canadian Solar's website at www.canadiansolar.com.

A replay of the call will be available 4 hours after the conclusion of the live call until 11:00 p.m. on November 19, 2014, U.S. Eastern Standard Time (12:00 p.m., November 20, 2014 in Hong Kong) and can be accessed by dialing +1-617-801-6888 or +1-888-286-8010 and entering the passcode 39040310.  A webcast replay will also be available at www.canadiansolar.com.

About Canadian Solar Inc.

Founded in 2001 in Ontario, Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has an industry leading and geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale solar power projects as well as a track record of successful solar deployment boasting over 7 GW of premium quality modules installed in over 70 countries during the past decade. Canadian Solar is committed to providing high-quality solar products and solar energy solutions to customers around the world. For more information about our company, products and projects please visit www.canadiansolar.com.

Safe Harbor/Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this press release regarding the Company's expected future shipment volumes, gross margins, business prospects and future quarterly or annual results, particularly the management quotations and the statements in the "Business Outlook" section, are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These statements are made under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by such terms as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," the negative of these terms, or other comparable terminology. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include the risks regarding the previously disclosed SEC investigation as well as general business and economic conditions and the state of the solar industry; governmental support for the deployment of solar power; future available supplies of high-purity silicon; demand for end-use products by consumers and inventory levels of such products in the supply chain; changes in demand from significant customers; changes in demand from major markets such as Germany, Japan, the U.S. and China; changes in customer order patterns; changes in product mix; capacity utilization; level of competition; pricing pressure and declines in average selling prices; delays in new product introduction; delays in utility-scale project approval process; delays in utility-scale project construction; continued success in technological innovations and delivery of products with the features customers demand; shortage in supply of materials or capacity requirements; availability of financing; exchange rate fluctuations; litigation and other risks as described in the Company's SEC filings, including its annual report on Form 20-F filed on April 28, 2014. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All information provided in this press release is as of today's date, unless otherwise stated, and Canadian Solar undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW


Canadian Solar Inc. 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations 

(In Thousands of US Dollars, Except Share And Per Share Data And Unless Otherwise Stated) 



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,


June 30,


September 30,


September 30,


September 30,



2014


2014


2013


2014


2013












Net revenues

$  914,381


$ 623,769


$   490,897


$  2,004,474


$ 1,134,888

Cost of revenues

705,090


505,539


390,686


1,608,345


960,448











      Gross profit

209,291


118,230


100,211


396,129


174,440











Operating expenses:










      Selling expenses

35,362


29,466


21,248


89,574


59,969

      General and administrative expenses

14,660


18,152


20,722


47,552


20,500

      Research and development expenses

3,182


2,913


2,968


8,643


8,452

Total operating expenses

53,204


50,531


44,938


145,769


88,921












Income  from operations

156,087


67,699


55,273


250,360


85,519

Other income (expense):










      Interest expense

(11,984)


(12,790)


(11,769)


(36,805)


(36,296)

      Interest income

3,729


3,565


2,749


10,134


9,197

      Gain (loss) on change in foreign currency derivatives

15,376


(3,173)


(1,608)


4,796


1,828

      Foreign exchange gain (loss)

(20,902)


7,585


2,279


(12,444)


(32,938)

      Others

486


601


-


1,134


-

Other expense, net

(13,295)


(4,212)


(8,349)


(33,185)


(58,209)












Income before income taxes and equity in
earnings (loss) of unconsolidated investees

142,792


63,487


46,924


217,175


27,310

Income tax expense

(34,357)


(8,251)


(12,383)


(49,953)


(3,952)

Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated investees

86


(114)


(1,188)


493


(1,848)

Net income

108,521


55,122


33,353


167,715


21,510












Less: Net income (loss) attributable to
non-controlling interests

4,320


(661)


5,661


3,948


10,798












Net income attributable to Canadian Solar Inc.

$   104,201


$  55,783


$     27,692


$   163,767


$      10,712












Earnings per share - basic

$   1.89


$   1.02


$   0.58


$   3.02


$   0.24

Shares used in computation - basic

54,987,668


54,814,478


47,435,751


54,155,634


44,895,360

Earnings per share - diluted

$   1.75


$   0.95


$   0.56


$   2.83


$   0.22

Shares used in computation - diluted

60,239,140


60,058,364


49,567,538


59,038,133


47,699,641
















Canadian Solar Inc.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

(In Thousands of US Dollars)


 Three Months Ended


 Nine Months Ended


 September 30,


 June 30,


 September 30,


 September 30,


 September 30,


2014


2014


2013


2014


2013

Net Income

108,521


55,122


33,353


167,715


21,510

Other comprehensive income, net of tax:










Foreign currency translation adjustment          

(17,048)


7,867


5,369


(21,166)


5,298

Comprehensive income

91,473


62,989


38,722


146,549


26,808

Less: comprehensive income (loss)
attributable to non-controlling interests

5,608


(619)


5,908


5,075


10,333

Comprehensive income attributable to
Canadian Solar Inc.

85,865


63,608


32,814


141,474


16,475

 

 

Canadian Solar Inc.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(In Thousands of US Dollars)



September 30,


December 31,



2014


2013

ASSETS




Current assets:




       Cash and cash equivalents

$                   408,149


$                      228,250

       Restricted cash

368,105


451,153

       Accounts receivable trade, net

347,274


280,694

       Accounts receivable, unbilled

71,264


13,947

       Amounts due from related parties

4,510


4,689

       Inventories

390,491


231,158

       Value added tax recoverable

26,088


15,705

       Advances to suppliers - current

41,221


42,028

       Foreign currency derivative assets

9,911


7,323

       Project assets - current

395,093


344,162

       Prepaid expenses and other current assets

144,519


100,247

Total current assets

2,206,625


1,719,356

Restricted cash

40,964


-

Property, plant and equipment, net

364,436


407,605

Deferred tax assets, net

72,477


62,950

Prepaid land use rights

13,293


18,776

Investments in affiliates

34,092


34,070

Intangible assets, net

6,524


5,657

Project assets - non-current

113,756


160,836

Other non-current assets

47,329


44,485

TOTAL ASSETS

$                2,899,496


$                  2,453,735





LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS AND  EQUITY 

Current liabilities:




       Short-term borrowings

$                    718,054


$                           778,513

       Accounts and notes payable

751,693


639,376

       Amounts due to related parties

17,162


19,872

       Other payables

114,980


101,266

       Advances from customers

46,328


75,328

       Foreign currency derivative liabilities

891


597

       Other current liabilities

187,849


163,407

Total current liabilities

1,836,957


1,778,359

Accrued warranty costs

51,238


40,605

Convertible notes

150,000


-

Long-term borrowings

146,682


151,392

Liability for uncertain tax positions

15,635


17,192

Deferred tax liabilities - non-current

6,140


24,044

Loss contingency accruals

27,284


29,698

TOTAL LIABILITIES

2,233,936


2,041,290






Redeemable non-controlling interests

2,597


10,948






Equity:




         Common shares

675,114


561,242

         Additional paid-in capital

(28,216)


(32,121)

         Accumulated deficit

(28,736)


(192,503)

         Accumulated other comprehensive income

31,615


53,910

Total Canadian Solar Inc. shareholders' equity

649,777


390,528

Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries

13,186


10,969

TOTAL EQUITY

662,963


401,497






TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NON-CONTROLLING
INTERESTS AND EQUITY

$                2,899,496


$                     2,453,735











 

SOURCE Canadian Solar Inc.

Ed Job, CFA, Director, Investor Relations, Canadian Solar Inc., Investors@canadiansolar.com; or David Pasquale, Global IR Partners, +1-914-337-8801, csiq@globalirpartners.com