Here’s how the company did:
- Loss per share: 55 cents vs. 89 cents per share expected by LSEG, formerly known as Refinitiv
- Revenue: $725 million vs. $768 million expected by LSEG
For its coming fourth quarter, the solar producer reported expected revenue of between $300 million to $350 million. For the overall solar sector, it expects revenue to be between $275 million and $320 million.
SolarEdge CEO Zvi Lando said in a Wednesday statement that the third-quarter disappointment is a reflection of “a slow market environment, which has resulted in high inventory of our products in the distribution channels—in particular in Europe.”
SolarEdge warned Wall Street in October that its third-quarter earnings would come in below expectations, which sent its stock plummeting 30%. At the time, Lando said that installation rates for solar panels had declined, though installation rates typically increase during the third quarter.
SolarEdge is based in Israel, but Lando said in October that the Israel-Hamas war has not impacted manufacturing.
The solar sector has faced headwinds over the past year as rising interest rates weigh on the demand for solar energy. A possible cut to solar incentive programs in California, one of the country’s biggest solar markets, also has the potential to deepen the demand decline.