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TRINA SOLAR LIMITED
No. 2 Tian He Road
Electronics Park, New District
Changzhou, Jiangsu 213031
Peoples Republic of China
(Address of principal executive offices)
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|TRINA SOLAR LIMITED|
|Title:||Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|
Date: October 17, 2008
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Trina Solar Announces Selected Estimated Third Quarter Results
CHANGZHOU, China, Oct. 15, 2008 Trina Solar Limited (Trina Solar or the Company), a leading integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced its selected estimated unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2008.
For the third quarter of 2008, the Company expects its net revenues to be in the range of approximately $285 million to $294 million, exceeding its previously forecasted range of $250 million to $265 million. The new range, which includes non-module income, represents an approximately 40% to 44% increase from its net revenues in the second quarter of 2008. During the quarter, the Company shipped approximately 66 MW of PV modules, compared to its previously forecasted range of 62 MW to 66 MW. As guided previously, the Companys gross margin for the third quarter is expected to be in the range of approximately 23.0% to 25.0%, and its operating margin is expected to be in the range of approximately 15.0% to 17.0%.
We are very pleased with our continued strong growth in the third quarter, reflecting our increasingly recognized brand and strong sales distribution capabilities in existing and new markets, said Mr. Jifan Gao, Trina Solars Chairman and CEO. We expect to strengthen our operating cash flows over the third and fourth quarters of 2008, which combined with the proceeds from our senior convertible notes offering, will greatly enhance our cash position for future operations.
As these selected estimated results are subject to the Companys normal, quarter-end closing procedures, the Companys actual results may differ from its current estimates.
Based on customer commitments in signed contracts and the Companys current operating and market conditions, the Company believes it is on track to meet or exceed its full year 2008 targeted total net revenues of between $850 million and $900 million.
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a well recognized manufacturer of high quality modules and has a long history as a solar PV pioneer since it was founded in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is one of the few PV manufacturers that has developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high quality modules. Trina Solar's products provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for a growing variety of end-user applications worldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solar's website at http://www.trinasolar.com
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, Trina Solars ability to raise additional capital to finance its activities; the effectiveness, profitability, and marketability of its products; the future trading of the securities of the Company; the ability of the Company to operate as a public company; the period of time for which its current liquidity will enable the Company to fund its operations; the Companys ability to protect its proprietary information; general economic and business conditions; the volatility of the Companys operating results and financial condition; the Companys ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the companies and the industry. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, they cannot assure you that their expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.