LDK Solar Downside Guidance (LDK)

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LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK) has issued guidance of $960 million to $1 Billion in revenues, although First Call has consensus at $1.05 Billion. 

It now sees wafer shipments at 510-530 MW and polysilicon production between 100 to 350 metric tons in 2008, with 2009 levels of 1,050 to 1,150 MW and polysilicon production between 5,000 to 7,000 metric tons.  LDK also put gross margins at 26% to 31% of revenue for 2008 and 52% to 50% for 2009.

We’ll have to see how traders treat this news since it is below consensus.  This is indicated up 4% pre-market around $48.90 with almost 2 hours until the open, although we have not seen any real trades in the third market.  The 52-week trading range is $22.72 to $76.75 and its market cap is $5 Billion.

Jon C. Ogg
January 2, 2008