PVTIME – On March 29, JA Solar released its first financial report since its return to the Chinese stock market. In 2019, the company realized operating income of 21.155 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7.67%; net profit of 1.252 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 74.09%; and surpassed the 10GW milestone for module shipments for the first time.
During the reporting period, the company’s module shipments reached 10.26GW, a year-on-year increase of 27.26%. Overseas module shipments were 7.55GW, a year-on-year increase of 55.35%, and accounted for 73.61% of the total, an increase of 13.31% from the previous reporting period.
JA Solar also calculates that, by the end of 2020, the company’s module production capacity will exceed 16GW, and the silicon wafer and solar cell production capacities will reach about 80% of the module production capacity. At the same time, in accordance with the needs of overseas markets, JA Solar will advance the technological transformation and expansion of its overseas production capacity, improve the company’s global supply chain, establish strategic partnerships with upstream suppliers to ensure the continuous supply of raw materials, and provide customers and partners with a stable supply of products and services.
The company also specifically pointed out the risks associated with potential changes in domestic industrial policies, “presently, domestic photovoltaic industry policy orientation has shifted from highlighting the scale of development to the orderly development and improvement in quality and efficiency. In this context, the state has introduced new guidelines for industrial upgrading, rational investments, market-based transactions, promoting consumption. and subsidies. Policy changes in these areas will impact the entire photovoltaic industry and bring certain uncertainty to the operations of photovoltaic enterprises. “
JA Solar’s operating and net profit targets for 2020 are 23 billion and 1.3 billion yuan respectively.