Hanwha SolarOne reports fourth quarter 2012 and full year 2012 results
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013
SHANGHAI, March 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. ("SolarOne" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: HSOL), a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic ("PV") cells and modules in China, today reported its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results at 8:00 am Eastern Time (8:00 pm Shanghai Time) on March 18, 2012. A slide presentation with details of the results will also be available on the Company's website prior to the call.
Chairman HONG continued " Our volumes in the fourth quarter did not reflect the improving demand environment of late as we chose to sacrifice sales at loss making prices and our profitability was impacted by a number of non-cash charges. However, we are well on track to achieving 50% improvement in first quarter 2013 shipment volume and over 50% for the full year. We have good visibility in South Africa and Japan for the first half of this year in particular, and continue to see growing opportunities in China, the US, the Middle East and other emerging markets of importance. Our funding for 2013 is proceeding as planned. Industry prices seem to have stabilized, and we see good opportunities to exploit synergies with our sister company Hanwha Q.CELLS, including a sizeable module tolling business. Profitability will remain challenging for most, if not all of 2013, but we feel confident that we are making good progress on the return to a path of profitability, aided by forecasted improvements in the operating environment and securing the company to challenge for industry leadership longer term."
About Hanwha SolarOne
Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HSOL) is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers, PV cells and modules. Hanwha SolarOne offers high-quality, reliable products and services at competitive prices. Partnering with third-party distributors, OEM manufacturers, and systems integrators, Hanwha SolarOne serves the utility, commercial, government, and residential markets. The Company maintains a strong presence worldwide, with employees located throughout Europe, North America and Asia, and embraces environmental responsibility and sustainability, with an active role in the voluntary photovoltaic recycling program. Hanwha Group, Hanwha SolarOne's largest shareholder, is active in solar project development and financing, and plans to produce polysilicon in the future. For more information, please visit: http://www.hanwha-solarone.com.
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