Trina Solar Adjust 2013 Q4 and Full Year Financial Results

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CHANGZHOU, China, March, 2014. — Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, has announced it has received US.4 million from a customer in an arbitration settlement involving an outstanding account balance under a solar module purchase agreement. The arbitration panel determined that Trina Solar was entitled to US.4 million, which included the full amount of the outstanding accounts receivable of US.4 million sought by the Company, plus sales tax and accrued interests.

Ms. Teresa Tan, CFO of Trina Solar, said,

We are pleased to see that our efforts to pursue outstanding accounts receivable in overseas markets are delivering positive results. Sound financial management is a key focus for Trina Solar. We remain strongly committed to maintaining a healthy balance sheet to support Trina’s long-term growth.

The arbitration fund was received subsequent to the Company’s fourth quarter and full year 2013 earnings results. As a result, the accounts receivable provision of US$5.7 million for bad debt previously accrued has been reversed in the fourth quarter of 2013. Consequently, related financial numbers previously stated in the Company’s fourth quarter and full year 2013 earnings release are being adjusted to reflect this event.

For a comparison of the difference in the financial numbers, please refer to the tables below. To access the Company’s full adjusted financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013, please refer to the full income statements and balance sheets attached at the end of this press release.

Trina Solar Limited
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(US dollars in thousands, except ADS and share data)
For the Three Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
For Year Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Line ItemsAdjustedPreviousAdjustedPrevious
General and administrative expenses19,74125,445103,523109,228
Total operating expenses59,31465,018256,273261,978
Operating income (loss)19,80714,103(38,079)(43,784)
Income (loss) before income taxes14,1248,420(85,266)(90,971)
Net income (loss)15,2589,554(72,236)(77,940)
Net income (loss) attributable to Trina Solar Limited15,4649,760(72,026)(77,730)

Earnings (loss) per ADS
















Trina Solar Limited
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(US dollars in thousands)
For the Three Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
For Year Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Line ItemsAdjustedPrevious



Net income (loss)15,2589,554(72,236)(77,940)
Comprehensive income (loss)18,11412,410(66,039)(71,743)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Trina Solar Limited18,32112,617(65,830)(71,534)


Trina Solar Limited
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets Dec. 31, 2013
(US dollars in thousands)
Line ItemsAdjustedPrevious
Accounts receivable, net435,092429,387
Total Currents assets1,521,7011,515,996
TOTAL ASSETS2,567,2292,561,525
Retained earnings143,369137,665
Total Trina Solar Limited shareholder’s equity822,196816,492
Total equity822,479816,775

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company’s industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit

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