Thursday, November 4, 2010

Yingli Green (NYSE:YGE) Sales Rising, Costs Lowering

Yingli Green Energy Holding (NYSE:YGE) earnings per share estimate was upwardly revised by Auriga on expected higher sales over the next two quarters, and on remaining committed to being a low-cost leader.

"We raise Yingli's 3Q10 and 4Q10 estimates on higher sales, better than expected cost control, and currency tailwinds. Yingli's price-leader sales strategy stoked its channel while cost programs have run ahead of industry price declines. Yingli's near-term results clearly benefit from current industry trends, and we expect this to continue into 2011. We maintain our 2011 estimates ahead of the 3Q10 report and look for more clarity from the call before adjusting our 2011 view in-line with recent trends...We raise near-term estimates to reflect industry trends and increase 2010 Sales/GM%/EPS to $1.78b/32%/$1.30 from $1.67b/30.6%/$1.00, but maintain our prior 2011 estimates and $15 target," said Auriga.

They maintain their "Buy" rating on Yingli, which closed Wednesday down at $11.90, losing $0.06, or 0.50 percent. A price target of $15 was placed on Yingli by Auriga.

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