CHONGQING, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) ("Daqo New Energy" or the "Company"), a leading polysilicon manufacturer based in China, today revised its second quarter 2011 revenue guidance.
Due to the impact of price decline throughout the entire photovoltaic (PV) supply chains in the second quarter of 2011, the Company updates its revenue guidance for the second quarter of 2011 to the following:
For the second quarter of 2011, the Company expects its total revenue to be in the range of $70 million to $71 million, compared to a prior guidance of range of $92 million to $95 million. The Company expects to ship between 970 MT to 990 MT of polysilicon in the second quarter of 2011. The Company also expects to ship approximately 0.7 MW of wafer, 4 MW PV modules under its own brand and sales of approximately 8 MW PV modules outsourcing for its customers.
“We had experienced a substantial price decline in the second quarter of 2011, and as a result, we are revising our revenue guidance for the second quarter of 2011,” says Jimmy Lai, CFO of the company. “The reduction in revenue guidance is mainly due to the less shipment in the down-stream product, wafer and module.”
About Daqo New Energy Corp.
Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) is a leading polysilicon manufacturer based in China that aims to become a vertically integrated photovoltaic product manufacturer. Daqo New Energy primarily manufactures and sells high-quality polysilicon to photovoltaic product manufacturers. It also manufactures and sells photovoltaic wafers and modules. For more information about Daqo New Energy, please visit www.dqsolar.com.
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