Analyzing Complete Solaria (NASDAQ:CSLR) & First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLRGet Free Report) and Complete Solaria (NASDAQ:CSLRGet Free Report) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for First Solar and Complete Solaria, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Solar 0 3 22 0 2.88
Complete Solaria 0 0 2 0 3.00

First Solar presently has a consensus price target of $265.72, indicating a potential downside of 8.86%. Complete Solaria has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 300.00%. Given Complete Solaria’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Complete Solaria is more favorable than First Solar.

Volatility & Risk

First Solar has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Complete Solaria has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares First Solar and Complete Solaria’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Solar 28.75% 16.24% 10.61%
Complete Solaria N/A -1,171.67% -72.25%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.1% of First Solar shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.3% of Complete Solaria shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of First Solar shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Complete Solaria shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares First Solar and Complete Solaria’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First Solar $3.32 billion 9.40 $830.78 million $9.54 30.56
Complete Solaria $80.98 million 0.91 -$269.55 million N/A N/A

First Solar has higher revenue and earnings than Complete Solaria.


First Solar beats Complete Solaria on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About First Solar

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First Solar, Inc., a solar technology company, provides photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions in the United States, France, Japan, Chile, and internationally. The company manufactures and sells PV solar modules with a thin film semiconductor technology that provides a lower-carbon alternative to conventional crystalline silicon PV solar modules. It designs, manufactures, and sells cadmium telluride solar modules that converts sunlight into electricity. The company's residual business operations include project development activities, operations and maintenance services, and the sale of PV solar power systems to third-party customers. It serves developers and operators of systems, utilities, independent power producers, commercial and industrial companies, and other system owners. The company was formerly known as First Solar Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to First Solar, Inc. in 2006. First Solar, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

About Complete Solaria

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Complete Solaria, Inc. provides custom solar solutions in the United States. The company offers solar systems to homeowners and small to medium-sized commercial customers. It also provides HelioQuoteTM software system, a platform for residential solar designs, proposals, and engineering services. In addition, the company installs solar systems, as well as provides financing solutions. It offers its products and services through third party sales partners. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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