Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese solar cell specialist JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at JA Solar's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

JA Solar facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Shanghai, China (2005)

Market Cap

$598.9 million


Specialized semiconductor

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$575.8 million


Co-Founder/CEO Baofang Jin

CFO Ming-Wai Chung

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 2 Years)



$328.8 million / $368.5 million

Other Highly Rated Solar Stocks

Suntech Power (NYSE:STP)

Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE)

CAPS Members Bullish on JASO Also Bullish on

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)


CAPS Members Bearish on JASO Also Bearish on

Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ)

Solarfun Power (NASDAQ:SOLF)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,349 members who have rated JA Solar believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include topsecret09 and kodiakcowboy.

Late last month, topsecret09 kindly informed Fools that JA Solar "is currently developing silicon ink-based high efficiency solar cells at its R&D pilot line in Yangzhou, China with plans for initial commercialization in 2010." Our CAPS member concludes: "This looks like a potential game changer for the solar energy field. This may set a new standard with regard to how solar components are manufactured, and integrated into solar panels, and related equipment."

In a pitch from one week later, kodiakcowboy expands on why JA Solar is about to break through the clouds:

The cost of silicon has dropped dramatically which reflects the profits of the solar industry. [JA Solar] has positioned themselves to benefit dramatically from the lower pricing because of their efficiencies, partners, China subsidies, and new technology. They can mass produce their products, which will result in strong profits in the near future.

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