First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)
Shares of FSLR soared more than 13% in the extended session Thursday after the company delivered an impressive growth performance in its preliminary quarterly financial results with profit and revenue numbers well-above analysts’ forecasts.
For the third quarter 2015 (preliminary results), FSLRposted net sales of $1.27 billion, a 42.9% increase year over year, and net income of $346.2 million, or $3.38 per diluted share, compared to net income of $88.4 million, or $0.87 per diluted share in the same quarter the prior year, surpassing the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $1.62 earnings per share on revenues of $1.11 billion for the period
FSLR raised its 2015 earnings per share guidance to the range of $4.30 to $4.50 from the previous EPS guidance range of $3.30 to $3.60
FSLRis a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems which use its advanced module and system technology.
Columbia Sportswear Co. (COLM)
COLM shares climbed over 14% in after-hours trading Thursday following the release of the company's quarterly financial results, highlighted by record net sales and profits that illustrate the increasing earnings power of its brand portfolio
For the third quarter 2015, COLMposted net sales of $767.6 million, a 14% increase (18% constant-currency) year over year, and net income of $91.1 million, or $1.28 per diluted share, compared to net income of $65.6 million, or $0.93 per diluted share in the same quarter the prior year, topping the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $1.08 earnings per share on revenues of $738.81 million for the period
COLMexpects 2015 net sales growth of approximately 10.5% (14.5% constant-currency) to more than $2.3 billion, compared to 2014 net sales of $2.1 billion
COLMhas assembled a portfolio of brands that connect active people with their passions, making it a leader in the global active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment industry.
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