Trina Solar Announces Updates to Third Quarter 2013 Guidance

Nov 05, 2013, 08:00 ET from Trina Solar Limited

CHANGZHOU, China, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, announced today the following updates to its previous guidance made for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

The Company estimates its solar module shipments in the third quarter of 2013 to be between 750 MW to 780 MW, compared to the Company's previous guidance of 650 MW to 680 MW. Additionally, for the third quarter of 2013, the Company estimates that its overall gross margin to be between 14.5% to 15.5%, compared to the Company's previous guidance of low double digits in percentage terms.

The Company expects its net earnings results in the third quarter of 2013 to be impacted by:

  • An incremental accounts receivable provision of between $9.5 million and $10.5 million.
  • A foreign currency exchange gain of $7.5 million to $8.5 million, net of change in fair value of derivative instruments.

As these selected estimated results are subject to the finalization of the Company's financial closing procedures, the Company's actual results may differ from its current estimates.

The Company will confirm or revise its previous module shipment guidance of between 2.3 GW to 2.4 GW for the full year 2013 during its third quarter 2013 earnings conference call.

The Company will announce its third quarter 2013 results via conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on November 19, 2013. Conference call details may be found via separate announcement, available at the Investors Center of the Company's website at

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The Company's industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit

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For further information, please contact:

Trina Solar Limited Terry Wang, CFO Phone: + (86) 519-8548-2008 (Changzhou)


Brunswick Group Ilse Schache Phone: + (86) 10-6566-2256 Email:

Yvonne  Young, Head of Investor Relations Phone: + (86) 519-8517-6878 (Changzhou) Email:  

SOURCE Trina Solar Limited