SunEdison Q4 loss widens to $286.4m

SunEdison's 19MW array at Kuala Lumpur International Airport
SunEdison’s fourth quarter net loss widened to $286.4m, or $1.07 per share, but investors drove the stock up almost 4% in New York after the company affirmed its strategy of retaining solar power projects to enhance long-term profitability.

Holding on to projects actually led to a larger loss, while sales slid 10% in the company’s semiconductor segment.

SunEdison says that retaining 127MW of projects on its balance sheet led it to relinquish roughly $100m in gross margin, but added more than one and one-half times that in value. 

The company lost $11.8m, or 5 cents a share, a year earlier. Third quarter net loss was $108m, or 47 cents a share.

Revenue last quarter was $551.2m versus $600.7m a year earlier and $611.5m in the third quarter.

The company’s solar unit in the fourth quarter had Log in to read complete article.

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