SHANGHAI, China, April 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:JASO) ("JA Solar" or the "Company"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced preliminary results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014.
Based on preliminary financial information, JA Solar currently expects total shipment volume in the first quarter of 2014 to exceed 620 MW, ahead of its previously announced guidance of 580 MW to 610 MW. The Company also expects sequential gross margin improvement in the first quarter of 2014.
Furthermore, the Company reiterates its full year cell and module shipments guidance of between 2.7 GW and 2.9 GW, which includes 200 MW of module shipments to the Company's downstream projects.
"We are proud that solid execution in the quarter enabled us to exceed our previously issued guidance," said Baofang Jin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JA Solar.
First quarter 2014 preliminary results are subject to change based on the completion of the Company's normal quarter-end review process. The Company expects to report first quarter 2014 results sometime in the first two weeks of May.
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About JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products that convert sunlight into electricity for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power generation. The Company is one of the world's largest producers of solar power products. Its standard and high-efficiency product offerings are among the most powerful and cost-effective in the industry. The Company distributes products under its own brand and also produces on behalf of its clients. The Company shipped 2.1 GW of solar power products in 2013. JA Solar is headquartered in Shanghai, China, and maintains production facilities in Shanghai, as well as Hebei, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces.
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