Kill Any Hopes for an 11th Hour Resurrection of Evergreen Solar in the U.S.

I thought I had written my last piece on Evergreen Solar when it filed for bankruptcy in August. Perhaps this one will truly be the last. On October 11, Hilco Industrial, a company that provides industrial capital asset acquisition and disposition services, announced that a bankruptcy judge has granted the company permission to auction off … Read more

Evergreen Solar Steps Into Bankruptcy

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece.) “On August 15, 2011, Evergreen Solar, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), pursuant to the provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”), filed a voluntary petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court … Read more

Evergreen Solar Takes One More Step Closer to Bankruptcy

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece.) On Friday, July 15, Evergreen Solar (ESLR) filed a Form 8-K with the SEC to announce that the company has suspended payment of $4.1M in interest on some of its debt. If interest remains unpaid … Read more

Evergreen Solar Confirms Its Scramble to Avoid Bankruptcy

(This is a partial excerpt from an article I published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece.) When Evergreen Solar (ESLR) issued a dire earnings warning, I speculated that the company is flirting with bankruptcy. Tonight, ESLR reported quarterly earnings for the quarter ending April 2, 2011 and confirmed that it is … Read more

Evergreen Solar Retrenches

During the last earnings conference call for Evergreen Solar (ESLR), management claimed that the company had the resources to meet its liquidity needs and had enough cash to sustain current and planned burn rates. A little over two months later, ESLR has announced that it is retrenching and shutting down its manufacturing facility in Devens, … Read more

Recapitalization Plan Sinks Evergreen Solar

Evergreen Solar’s balance sheet is a common concern in nearly every earnings conference call. After reviewing earnings on November 4, I concluded that Evergreen Solar (ESLR) “remains a very speculative bet on survival.” After Monday’s announcement of a major recapitalization plan, it is clear that ESLR’s balance sheet remains in precarious shape. The recapitalization plan … Read more

Solar Swings: Sept Soaring to Oct Peaking to Nov Selling

After the stock market’s sharp rally off the March, 2009 lows, most solar stocks stopped appreciating by that summer. For the remainder of the year, they experienced wild swings up and down in price in quick succession. In the summer of 2010, it appeared prospects had finally turned around for the better for solar stocks … Read more

Fresh Opportunities in Solar Stocks As They Reverse September’s Heady Gains

Rallies in solar stocks would be more exciting if they were not so fleeting. In early September, I noted a “stealth rally” was underway in solar stocks. In early October, I wrote breathlessly about a “soaring September” for solar stocks. Just three weeks later I had to warn that selling volume was picking up in … Read more

Evergreen Solar Remains A Very Speculative Bet On Survival

Evergreen Solar’s sudden resurgence in October remains a mystery to me. Nothing in the recent third quarter earnings report explains the sudden return of enthusiasm to the stock. On the other hand, there was just enough reassurance in the report to once again suspend fears of the worst outcomes. ESLR remains a speculative play on … Read more