The company announced yesterday (Monday) that it found an accounting error relating to its overhead expenses and now has to restate its 2012 and 2013 financial results. The earnings are expected to be released on March 18.
Company officials stated that total overhead costs will remain unchanged. The cost of solar system sales will increase by $16 million to $20 million for the first nine months of 2013. For the full year 2012, that figure will increase $20 million to $23 million total.
This is the second time that SolarCity delayed its Q4 earnings. The company initially targeted Feb. 24 as its earnings release date.
Analysts are estimating that SCTY will report a GAAP earnings per share loss of $0.55 on revenue of $44.8 million.
While the second delay of earnings could cause concern for investors, there are numerous bullish indicators for SCTY stock today…
Strong Growth for SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY)
SolarCity stock ended Monday down 2% following the delayed earnings news, but quickly rebounded on Tuesday morning, up 2.8%. The stock currently trades near $86 per share.
SCTY is one of the hottest solar stocks, up nearly 50% in 2014 and 367% in the last 12 months. By comparison, competitors SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR) and First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) are up 19% and 6% in 2014, respectively.
While investors are waiting on the final earnings report, SolarCity has released some of its Q4 financial information.
The Elon Musk owned company is the U.S.'s largest provider of residential solar power. In Q4 the company accounted for 32% of the U.S. residential solar market. According to the company, that's the same percentage as the next largest 14 companies combined.
SolarCity deployed 280 megawatts (MW) of solar power in 2013, which was up from 157 MW in 2012. The company expects to deploy between 475 to 525 MW in 2014.
And that growth is reflected in the company's revenue figures.