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First Solar Q4 Earnings: Conference Call Play-By-Play Recap

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First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) is set to report earnings this Tuesday afternoon. Below is a live blog of the events.

05:23:33pm: The conference call has concluded.

05:14:44pm: "We have high hopes for TetraSun technology, and we believe that we can drive improvements...over time."

05:10:10pm: On first quarter gross margins: "We're not going to provide those numbers."

04:59:13pm: Executives reiterate: The company is not giving 2015 bookings guidance yet.

04:56:12pm: As costs continue to go down, we're seeing "great and greater adoption." What's best, is this is because consumers are recognizing solar "represents a compelling value opportunity," not due to anything policy related.

04:53:33pm: ...And the results summary.

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04:48:55pm: ...And next, highlights Q1 guidance.

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04:46:12pm:

04:45:55pm: First Solar highlights its Q4 operations overview.

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04:39:11pm:The $848 million California Flats project with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is the largest contributor to that growth

04:38:33pm: "Strength of bookings and increased demand is a testament to our increased" competitiveness

04:34:00pm: Both First Solar and SunPower plan to eventually put their proposed YieldCo through the IPO process

04:07:28pm: First Solar Sees Q1 GAAP Loss of $0.35-$0.25/Share

04:06:23pm: First Solar Sees Q1 Sales $550M-$650M

04:05:39pm: First Solar Reports Q4 GAAP EPS $1.89 May Not Compare to $0.76 Est., Sales $1.01B vs $1.28B Est.

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