ReneSola Ltd. Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results Exceeds guidance with record solar wafer and module shipments of 533 MW

Achieves guidance with revenues of US$218.2 million

Expects solar module shipments to increase over 75% quarter over quarter in Q4 2012

JIASHAN, China, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola" or the "Company") (NYSE: SOL), a leading global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic ("PV") modules and wafers, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

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Third Quarter 2012 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Total solar wafer and module shipments in Q3 2012 were 532.8 megawatts ("MW"), exceeding Company guidance and representing an increase of 5.8% from 503.7 MW in Q2 2012.
  • Q3 2012 net revenues were US$218.2 million, meeting Company guidance and representing a decrease of 6.4% from US$233.0 million in Q2 2012.
  • Q3 2012 gross loss was US$39.2 million with a gross margin of negative 18.0%, which included a US$31.6 million write-down for inventory, compared to a gross profit of US$1.3 million with a gross margin of 0.6% in Q2 2012. 
  • Q3 2012 operating loss was US$82.8 million with an operating margin of negative 38.0%, compared to an operating loss of US$34.6 million with an operating margin of negative 14.9% in Q2 2012.
  • Q3 2012 net loss was US$78.6 million, representing basic and diluted loss per share of US$0.46 and basic and diluted loss per American depositary share ("ADS") of US$0.91.
  • Cash and cash equivalents plus restricted cash were US$335.2 million as of the end of Q3 2012, compared to US$394.2 million as of the end of Q2 2012.

"While we delivered record shipments in the third quarter, declining selling prices and the substantial supply-demand imbalance continued to have a large impact on our margins," said Mr. Xianshou Li, ReneSola's chief executive officer. "Nevertheless, we continued to drive down costs and improve efficiency through strong management and a dedicated R&D team. Over the year, we've leveraged our core competitive strength in wafer manufacturing and technology to develop highly efficient solar modules that have attracted customers in a number of markets, most notably Europe and Australia, and also the United States and China. Despite the difficult market conditions impacting the industry, we are confident in our ability to lower costs and develop superior technology that will grow our solar module business in both the near and long term."

Third Quarter 2012 Results

Solar Wafer and Module Shipments


3Q12

2Q12

3Q11

Q-o-Q%

Y-o-Y%

Total Solar Wafer and Module Shipments (MW)

532.8

503.7

328.5

5.8%

62.2%

Solar Wafer Shipments (MW)

387.5

344.0

294.8

12.6%

31.4%

Solar Module Shipments (MW)

145.3

159.7

33.7

(9.0%)

331.2%

The sequential increase in solar product shipments was mainly the result of an increase in the demand of the Company's high-efficiency solar wafers from Asia-Pacific customers.

Net Revenues


3Q12

2Q12

3Q11

Q-o-Q%

Y-o-Y%

Net Revenues (US$mln)

$218.2

$233.0

$189.1

(6.4%)

15.4%

Revenues in Q3 2012 decreased quarter over quarter due to a decrease in the average selling prices ("ASPs") of solar wafers and modules to US$0.28 per watt ("W") and US$0.67/W, respectively.

Gross Profit (Loss)


3Q12

2Q12

3Q11

Q-o-Q%

Y-o-Y%

Gross Profit (Loss) (US$mln)

($39.2)

$1.3

($7.7)

-

-

Gross Margin

(18.0%)

0.6%

(4.0%)

-

-

The sequential decrease in gross profit was primarily due to an inventory write-down of US$31.6 million to reflect the decline in the price of solar wafers and polysilicon.

Operating Income (Loss)


3Q12

2Q12

3Q11

Q-o-Q%

Y-o-Y%

Operating Expenses (US$mln)

$43.6

$35.9

$26.8

21.2%

62.3%

Operating Income (Loss) (US$mln)

($82.8)

($34.6)

($34.5)

-

-

Operating Margin

(38.0%)

(14.9%)

(18.2%)

-

-

The sequential increase in operating expenses was primarily due to (1) an increase in sales and marketing expenses in conjunction with the Company's expansion of its business outside of China, (2) an increase in general and administrative expenses as a result of a US$1.8 million bad debt provision for difficulty collecting receivables, (3) an impairment loss on long-lived assets of US$6.1 million related to the discontinuation of 200 MW of monocrystalline wafer furnace production capacity and (4) a goodwill impairment charge of US$5.8 million related to the Company's solar cell and module business acquired in 2009, offset by a decrease of US$5.6 million in research and development ("R&D") expenses in order to save costs. Operating expenses represented 20.0% of total revenues in Q3 2012, compared to 15.4% in Q2 2012.

Foreign Exchange Gain (Loss)

The Company had a foreign exchange net gain of US$2.1 million in Q3 2012, primarily due to the appreciation of the euro against the U.S. dollar and the depreciation of the U.S. dollar against the renminbi ("RMB"). The Company also recognized a US$0.3 million loss on derivatives in Q3 2012, compared to a loss of US$0.7 million in Q2 2012.

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Holders of Ordinary Shares


3Q12

2Q12

3Q11

Net Income (Loss) (US$mln)

($78.6)

($34.8)

($8.2)

Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share

($0.46)

($0.20)

($0.05)

Diluted Earnings (Loss) per ADS

($0.91)

($0.40)

($0.09)

Business Highlights

Research and Development

ReneSola continued to invest in R&D to enhance the technology behind its products and manufacturing with the primary goals of lowering cost and improving efficiency. The Company's Virtus II products are currently in full production, with average efficiencies of 15.7%. A 60-cell Virtus II module produces an average of 255 W. Additionally, the Company's microinverter, Micro Replus, successfully completed its initial testing phase in the United States, Australia and Europe. ReneSola has also began research on small-scale storage systems, with the aim of providing these products to the market by the middle of next year, as well as began R&D on developing its own AC-OC optimizer, with the aim of providing this product to the market by the end of next year.

Solar Module Business

ReneSola delivered 145.3 MW of solar modules, of which 101.7 MW were Virtus modules, in Q3 2012, down slightly quarter over quarter due to seasonality. For Q3 2012, the Company's total solar module selling cost was approximately US$0.65/W, slightly lower compared to Q2 2012. Gross margin for the Company's solar module business was approximately 1.0% in Q3 2012. The Company expects to continue to reduce its solar module manufacturing costs through improvements in its manufacturing methods as well as a reduction in material costs and capitalize on the module business's higher margins relative to solar wafer production. In Q4 2012, the Company expects its total solar module production cost to decrease to approximately US$0.57/W and its shipments to increase to a range of 250 MW to 270 MW.

Solar Wafer Business

ReneSola reached its year-end blended non-silicon solar wafer processing cost target of US$0.15/W in Q3 2012, a decrease from US$0.17/W in Q2 2012 as a result of the Company's continued cost-reduction efforts. As announced last quarter, the Company has began manufacturing Virtus A++ wafers, which use new proprietary manufacturing technology that allows the Company to produce a larger number of high-efficiency solar wafers per ingot, in its newest facilities. The Company expects non-silicon solar wafer processing cost in these new facilities to reach US$0.11/W by the end of 2012. Overall, the Company expects to further drive down its blended non-silicon solar wafer processing cost to US$0.12/W by the end of 2012.

Polysilicon Production

In Q3 2012, ReneSola produced approximately 1,175.7 metric tons ("MT") of polysilicon, an increase from approximately 1,119.4 MT in Q2 2012. At the end of Q3 2012, the Company had a polysilicon production capacity of 4,000 MT. The Company expects polysilicon production capacity to reach 10,000 MT by the end of Q1 2013 through the completion of Phase II of its polysilicon production plant. On November 1, 2012, the Company temporarily halted polysilicon production to upgrade its facilities and equipment, as well as integrate Phase II with Phase I. Trial production for Phase II is expected to begin in January 2013.

ReneSola's internal polysilicon production cost decreased to approximately US$23.57 per kilogram ("kg") at the end of Q3 2012, compared to approximately US$25.80/kg at the end of Q2 2012, as a result of improvements in the Company's manufacturing techniques. The Company expects its polysilicon production facilities to have a polysilicon production cost below US$18/kg by the end of Q1 2013.

Projects and Systems Business

To date, ReneSola has 40 MW of projects under construction in China and 6 MW of projects under construction in Romania. The Company will selectively evaluate and engage in solar project opportunities as they arise. China Development Bank has, in the past, indicated its support for the Company's additional solar power projects.

Recent Business Developments

  • In November 2012, ReneSola announced that its high-wattage 300 W poly module passed the potential-induced degradation ("PID") test performed by TUV SUD, a leading provider of testing, inspection and certification solutions.
  • In November 2012, ReneSola announced that its solar PV modules sold in the United States are not subject to tariffs on PV modules made with Chinese-manufactured solar cells, as the Company sources its cells from countries other than China.
  • In November 2012, ReneSola introduced its new Virtus II multicrystalline modules to the Indian market at the 6th Renewable Energy India 2012 Expo and announced the Company had started providing locally produced PV modules to the Indian market with the expectation of providing 250 MW of India-made PV modules over a two-year period.
  • In November 2012, ReneSola announced that its customer Solar Planet Power Inc. ("Solar Planet"), a U.S. company specializing in PV system solutions for commercial properties including system due diligence, financing, design and installation, commissioned several ground and rooftop projects composed entirely of ReneSola modules at elementary and high schools in West Jefferson and Blacklick, Ohio.
  • In October 2012, ReneSola invited several of its U.S. customers to tour its Yixing manufacturing facilities, which include solar cell and module production lines, in China's Jiangsu province.
  • In October 2012, ReneSola established its Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa regional sales headquarters in Singapore.
  • In October 2012, ReneSola announced that, as a result of the Company's diversified supply chain, its products will not be subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce on a range of solar imports originating in China.
  • In October 2012, ReneSola shipped 10 MW of its high-quality solar modules to saferay GmbH, a leading large-scale PV power plant installer in Germany.
  • In October 2012, ReneSola launched its new solar module series products, the Virtus II solar module, the optimized Virtus II Plus 250 solar module and the Micro Replus microinverter, to the Australian market at All Energy Australia 2012.
  • In September 2012, ReneSola announced Segen Ltd, the UK's leading value-added distributor of solar PV products, would be adding a new range of quality PV panels from ReneSola to its comprehensive portfolio.
  • In September 2012, ReneSola contracted to sell 512 kilowatts ("kW") of its high-quality, high-efficiency solar modules to Cummings Properties, one of the most prominent full-service commercial real estate development and property management organizations in Massachusetts, for use on the rooftop solar system of Cummings Center, a two-million square foot corporate campus and retail center in Beverly, Massachusetts.
  • In September 2012, ReneSola announced its high-wattage 300 W and 305 W 72-cell poly line was ready for shipment from its east and west coast warehouses in the United States.
  • In September 2012, ReneSola released its microinvertor, Micro Replus, which is available as a standalone microinverter or integrated with a ReneSola panel as a turnkey AC module.
  • In August 2012, ReneSola agreed to sell 4.6 MW of its 255 W poly modules to Solar Planet.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Net cash outflow from operating activities was US$46.0 million for Q3 2012, compared to net cash inflow of US$14.2 million in Q2 2012. Net cash and cash equivalents plus restricted cash were US$335.2 million at the end of Q3 2012, compared to US$394.2 million at the end of Q2 2012.

Total debt was US$850.3 million at the end of Q3 2012, compared to US$821.3 million at the end of Q2 2012, excluding US$111.6 million of convertible notes due March 15, 2018, unless repurchased or converted at an earlier date. Short-term borrowings were US$715.8 million in Q3 2012, an increase from US$691.1 million in Q2 2012.

Capital expenditures were US$30.6 million for Q3 2012, primarily for the Company's PV project business, as well as expanding its polysilicon production capacity and improving its manufacturing processes.

2012 Capacity Expansion Plans and Related CAPEX

The Company expects to spend approximately US$14.8 million in Q4 2012 to expand its polysilicon production capacity and integrate Phase II of its Sichuan polysilicon production plant, as well as build up its horizontal and project businesses.

Amendment of 2007 Employee Stock Option Plan to Establish New Exercise Price

In Q3 2012, ReneSola's board of directors approved the amendment of 7,835,600 stock options previously granted under the 2007 employee stock option plan to establish a new exercise price for such stock options held by current employees equal to $1.47 per ADS, which was the closing price of the Company's ADSs on August 8, 2012.

Outlook

For Q4 2012, the Company expects total solar wafer and module shipments to be in the range of 635 MW to 675 MW, with solar module shipments expected to be in the range of 250 MW to 270 MW. Revenues are expected to be in the range of US$240 million to US$260 million and gross margin is expected to be positive in Q4 2012.

For the full year of 2012, the Company expects total solar wafer and module shipments to be close to 2.2 GW.

Conference Call Information

ReneSola's management will host an earnings conference call on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8 am U.S. Eastern Time (9 pm Beijing/Hong Kong time).

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

U.S. / International:

+1-718-354-1231

Hong Kong:           

+852-2475-0994

Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call. The passcode is "ReneSola Call".

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until December 7, 2012:

International:

+1-646-254-3697

Passcode:

73036035

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of ReneSola's website at http://www.renesola.com.

About ReneSola

Founded in 2005, ReneSola (NYSE: SOL) is a leading global manufacturer of high-efficiency solar PV modules and wafers. Leveraging its proprietary technologies, economies of scale and technical expertise, ReneSola uses in-house virgin polysilicon and a vertically integrated business model to provide customers with high-quality, cost-competitive products. ReneSola solar modules have scored top PVUSA Test Conditions (PTC) ratings with high annual kilowatt-hour output, according to the California Energy Commission (CEC). ReneSola solar PV modules can be found in projects ranging in size from a few kilowatts to multi-megawatts in markets around the world, including the United States, Germany, Italy, Belgium, China, Greece, Spain and Australia. For more information, please visit www.ReneSola.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that constitute ''forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Whenever you read a statement that is not simply a statement of historical fact (such as when the Company describes what it "believes," "expects" or "anticipates" will occur, what "will" or "could" happen, and other similar statements), you must remember that the Company's expectations may not be correct, even though it believes that they are reasonable. The Company does not guarantee that the forward-looking statements will happen as described or that they will happen at all. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual report on Form 20-F. The Company undertakes no obligation, beyond that required by law, to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made, even though the Company's situation may change in the future.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Mr. Tony Hung
ReneSola Investor Relations
Tel: +86-573-8473-9011
Email: ir@renesola.com

Mr. Derek Mitchell
Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
Tel: +86-10-8520-3073
Email: sol@ogilvy.com

In the United States:

Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen
Ogilvy Financial, New York
Tel: +1-646-460-9989
Email: sol@ogilvy.com

 

RENESOLA LTD

 Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet

 (US dollars in thousands)



Sep 30,


Jun 30,


 Sep 30,


2012


2012


2011

 ASSETS






 Current assets:






 Cash and cash equivalents 

265,421


314,229


406,280

 Restricted cash 

69,749


79,939


43,999

 Available-for-sale investment

-


-


1,837

 Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts

139,473


211,184


107,856

 Inventories

236,477


209,765


218,777

 Advances to suppliers-current

17,757


26,694


29,674

 Amounts due from related parties

828


1,358


352

 Value added tax recoverable

50,270


43,953


62,499

 Income tax recoverable

1,689


2,614


4,991

 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 

27,801


15,056


13,330

 Project assets

21,622


18,527


-

 Prepayment for investment

1,298


-


-

 Deferred convertible bond issue costs-current

784


784


923

 Derivative assets

269


24


6,676

 Assets held-for-sale

-


6,103


3,248

 Deferred tax assets-current

28,725


20,535


22,636

 Total current assets 

862,163


950,765


923,078







 Property, plant and equipment, net

1,021,147


1,003,293


911,190

 Prepaid land use right

48,883


48,488


49,937

 Deferred tax assets-non-current

45,032


39,195


11,256

 Deferred convertible bond issue costs-non-current

1,922


2,118


3,189

 Advances to suppliers-non-current

10,191


12,490


22,128

 Advances for purchases of property, plant and equipment 

43,198


46,305


25,103

 Other long-term assets

11,570


10,597


6,253

 Goodwill

324


6,041


5,642

 Total assets 

2,044,430


2,119,292


1,957,776







 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY












 Current liabilities:






 Short-term borrowings 

715,825


691,065


523,530

 Accounts payable 

395,637


404,021


209,493

 Advances from customers-current

35,574


46,714


59,810

 Amounts due to related parties 

3,291


9,455


-

 Other current liabilities 

105,795


108,756


112,327

 Income tax payable

1,472


2,784


3,611

 Deferred tax liabilities

1,057


1,099


3,438

 Derivative liabilities

1,766


765


6,657

 Total current liabilities 

1,260,417


1,264,659


918,866







 Convertible bond payable-non-current

111,616


111,616


130,800

 Long-term borrowings 

134,451


130,237


167,830

 Advances from customers-non-current

38,668


43,486


57,389

 Warranty 

8,124


7,006


12,137

 Deferred gain

29,925


29,093


-

 Other long-term liabilities 

12,171


12,234


39,624

 Total liabilities 

1,595,372


1,598,331


1,326,646







 Shareholders' equity






   Common shares 

421,452


420,370


422,314

   Additional paid-in capital 

4,628


4,666


3,150

   Treasury stock

-


-


(1,944)

   Retained earnings (accumulated losses)

(48,745)


29,862


141,553

   Accumulated other comprehensive income 

71,200


65,709


66,057

 Total equity attribute to ReneSola Ltd

448,535


520,607


631,130

 Noncontrolling interest

523


354


-

 Total  shareholders' equity

449,058


520,961


631,130







 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 

2,044,430


2,119,292


1,957,776

 

 

RENESOLA LTD

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of  Income Data

(US dollar in thousands, except ADS and share data)



Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended


Sep 30, 2012


Jun 30, 2012


Sep 30, 2011


Sep 30, 2012


Sep 30, 2011











Net revenues

218,155


233,038


189,062


662,678


797,588

Cost of revenues

(257,381)


(231,735)


(196,716)


(708,634)


(658,165)

Gross profit (loss)

(39,226)


1,303


(7,654)


(45,956)


139,423

GP%

(18.0%)


0.6%


(4.0%)


(6.9%)


17.5%











Operating (expenses) income:










Sales and marketing

(9,741)


(7,169)


(5,064)


(22,549)


(11,746)

General and administrative

(14,985)


(11,260)


(12,157)


(38,808)


(30,281)

Research and development

(8,087)


(13,690)


(12,152)


(33,490)


(35,509)

Other operating  income (expenses)

1,116


(3,539)


2,525


(2,280)


2,343

Impairment of long-lived assets

(6,104)


(291)


-


(6,395)


-

Goodwill impairment

(5,783)


-


-


(5,783)


-

Total operating expenses

(43,584)


(35,949)


(26,848)


(109,305)


(75,193)











Income (loss) from operations

(82,810)


(34,646)


(34,502)


(155,261)


64,230











Non-operating (expenses) income:










Interest income

1,668


1,264


3,587


5,738


5,675

Interest expense

(12,821)


(12,550)


(10,018)


(37,679)


(26,148)

Foreign exchange  gain (loss)

2,054


(4,523)


(865)


(1,668)


4,796

Other-than-temporary impairment loss on 
  available-for-sale investment

-


-


(1,705)


-


(4,371)

Gain on repurchase of convertible bonds

-


-


20,153


-


20,153

(Loss) gain on derivative, net

(302)


(669)


10,055


(935)


(19,092)

Total non-operating (expenses) income

(9,401)


(16,478)


21,207


(34,544)


(18,987)

Income (loss) before income tax, 
  noncontrolling interests

(92,211)


(51,124)


(13,295)


(189,805)


45,243

Income tax benefit (expense)

13,586


16,321


5,145


36,156


(8,218)

Net income (loss)

(78,625)


(34,803)


(8,150)


(153,649)


37,025











Less: Net loss attributed to noncontrolling interests

(18)


(16)


-


(45)


-

Net income (loss) attributed to holders of 
  ordinary shares

(78,607)


(34,787)


(8,150)


(153,604)


37,025











Earnings per share










  Basic

(0.46)


(0.20)


(0.05)


(0.89)


0.21

  Diluted

(0.46)


(0.20)


(0.05)


(0.89)


0.19











Earnings per ADS










  Basic

(0.91)


(0.40)


(0.09)


(1.78)


0.43

  Diluted

(0.91)


(0.40)


(0.09)


(1.78)


0.37











Weighted average number of shares used in computing 
  earnings per share









  Basic

172,773,664


172,773,664


173,752,298


172,773,664


173,914,549

  Diluted

172,773,664


172,773,664


173,752,298


172,773,664


198,308,624












 

RENESOLA LTD

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

(US dollar in thousands)




Three Months ended


Nine Months Ended



Sep 30, 2012


Jun 30, 2012


Sep 30, 2011


Sep 30, 2012


Sep 30, 2011

Net income (loss)


(78,625)


(34,803)


(8,150)


(153,648)


37,025

Other comprehensive income, net of tax











Foreign exchange translation adjustment


5,490


(5,466)


10,575


(446)


26,805

Change in fair value of available for sale investment


-


-


-


-


2,330

Changes in fair value of cash flow hedges


-


-


-


-


1,603

Other comprehensive income, net of tax


5,490


(5,466)


10,575


(446)


30,738












Comprehensive income (loss)


(73,135)


(40,269)


2,425


(154,094)


67,763

Less: comprehensive income (loss) attributable to
  non-controlling interest


(18)


(16)


-


(45)


-

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable
  to ReneSola


(73,117)


(40,253)


2,425


(154,049)


67,763

 

 

RENESOLA LTD

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

(US dollar in thousands)




Nine Months Ended



Sep 30, 2012


Sep 30, 2011











Operating activity:





  Net income (loss)


(153,648)


37,025

  Adjustment to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:

-


-

  Inventory write-down


58,606


22,747

  Depreciation and amortization


69,612


59,338

  Amortization of deferred convertible bond issuances costs and premium


588


669

  Allowance of doubtful receivables and advance to suppliers and prepayment
    for purchases of property, plant and equipment

1,819


(1,324)

  Loss on derivatives


935


18,900

  Share-based compensation


1,599


3,399

  Impairment of long-lived assets


6,395


192

  Loss on disposal of long-lived assets


226


331

  Impairment of goodwill


5,783


-

  Other-than-temporary impairment loss on available-for-sale investment


-


4,371

  Gain on repurchase of convertible bonds


-


(20,153)

  Reversal of purchase commitment


(3,940)


-

  Provision for litigation


1,726


-






Changes in assets and liabilities:





  Accounts receivable


(29,173)


(35,407)

  Inventories


(140,572)


(65,130)

  Project assets


(21,622)


-

  Advances to suppliers


5,856


(9,743)

  Amounts due from related parties


3,736


25

  Value added tax recoverable


(8,315)


(16,540)

  Prepaid expenses and other current assets


(6,545)


3,276

  Prepaid land use rights


201


1,597

  Accounts payable


159,823


(17,228)

  Advances from customers


(32,047)


(18,439)

  Income tax payables


3,613


-

  Other current liabilities


(3,782)


(11,111)

  Other long-term liabilities


(708)


-

  Deferred tax assets


(34,854)


(6,712)

  Accrued warranty cost


(4,704)


3,072

Net cash (used in)  operating activities


(119,392)


(46,845)






Investing activities:





  Purchases of property, plant and equipment


(88,194)


(84,491)

  Advances for purchases of property, plant and equipment


(26,921)


(16,564)

  Purchases of other long-lived assets


(1,064)


(121)

  Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment


95


-

  Cash received from government subsidy


1,448


1,070

  Changes in restricted cash


(11,268)


(8,864)

  Cash consideration for acquisition, net of cash received


(1,298)


(1,102)

  Net proceeds from (pay to) settlement of derivatives


1,449


(8,388)

Net  cash used in investing activities


(125,753)


(118,460)






Financing activities:





  Proceeds from bank borrowings


839,380


648,194

  Repayment of bank borrowings


(706,355)


(498,319)

  Cash paid for issuance costs


-


(7,150)

  Proceeds from exercise of stock options


-


148

  Contribution from noncontrolling interests


411


-

  Cash paid for repurchase of convertible bonds


-


(46,714)

  Cash paid for ADSs repurchase


-


(1,944)

  Proceeds from issuance of convertible bonds


-


200,000

  Refund (purchase) of conversion spread hedges


-


(23,842)

Net cash provided by financing activities


133,436


270,373






Effect of exchange rate changes


(1,909)


10,510






Net (decrease) increase  in cash and cash equivalents


(113,618)


115,578

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year


379,039


290,702

Cash and cash equivalents, end of year


265,421


406,280

 

SOURCE ReneSola Ltd.



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