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After revenues trebled, US firm Solar3D Inc (NASDAQ:SLTD) posted a net profit of USD 1.4 million (EUR 1.3m) in the third quarter of 2015, versus a USD-13.7-million loss a year earlier.
The company installs solar systems with a focus on the agricultural and commercial segments. Its quarterly revenue grew by 207.8% year-on-year to USD 19.7 million. Nine-month revenue also rose to USD 36.4 million so Solar3D said it is confident it will surpass the high end of its guidance for full-year revenue of USD 40 million-45 million.
More details on the company’s performance are available in the table.
Results in USD
Net profit (loss)
-- per diluted share
Total sales back log
In August Solar3D agreed to buy solar systems provider Elite Solar for USD 7.15 million. Yesterday it said the deal is expected to wrap up by December 1. Its revenue in the reporting period came from two other acquired solar businesses -- SUNworks and MD Energy.
Before expanding to the solar installation field, Solar3D was solely focused on the development of a three-dimensional solar cell technology.