Sales of solar panels at JinkoSolar Holdings (JKS) are experiencing rapid expansion worldwide. Shares of the company rose more than 10% over the past 12 months. In assessing JinkoSolar’s prospects, it is important to take advantage of the manufacturer’s strengths and consider potential risks.
Solar panel manufacturer JinkoSolar is among the most significant solar panel manufacturers in the world. The company has manufacturing facilities in China, Malaysia, and the United States. Aside from production facilities, JinkoSolar has also diversified its sales channels. Only 18% of Total Revenue for 2019 came from China, but the data for 2020 has not yet been published. Global markets provided the rest. The company’s revenue in 2019 came primarily from North America, followed by Europe, which accounted for about 18%, and the Asia-Pacific region contributed about 25%.
During the past ten years, JinkoSolar Holdings (JKS) sales have grown on average by 26.7, and thanks to this steady growth, JinkoSolar’s revenues have now exceeded those of some of its competitors. According to the company, its global market share increased from 12 % in 2019 to 15% in 2020.
Nonetheless, JinkoSolar faces certain risks, namely a decline in profitability compared to the competition. Also, there are reputational risks related to JinkoSolar. Recently, a test for forced labor was conducted at a company’s factory in Xinjiang, China. Although JinkoSolar is opposed to forced labor in its factories, the company has turned away planned US shipments from its Xinjiang-based plant.
Furthermore, investors face risks from less stringent disclosures in China, less transparent accounting requirements, and different regulatory standards. Due to this, JinkoSolar’s shares will probably continue to trade lower than similar companies, especially if competing companies from other countries, such as the United States, does.
JinkoSolar Holdings (JKS) has a relatively low ratio of market value to annual earnings per share, despite its strong financial performance. This may indicate its undervaluation. The investment attractiveness of the company will likely rise if it can minimize those risks.
Recent research indicates that JinkoSolar Holding Co (JKS) has traded at -39.83% below the company’s three-month highs. On the other hand, the stock is also trading +17.59% above its three-month low. JKS trades -39.83% below its 52-week high price and 349.56% above its 52-week low price from a broader perspective.