Canadian Solar (CSIQ) now expects Q1 revenue of $460M-$470M, above prior guidance of $415M-$430M and a $422.8M consensus.
Module shipments are now expected to total 490MW-500MW, above prior guidance of 470MW-490MW. Gross margin is expected to be in the lower half of a prior range of 14%-16%.
Q1 results arrive on May 16. Canadian's guidance hike comes in spite of warnings from Yingli and Trina - two other module providers with heavy Chinese exposure. JinkoSolar affirmed its Q1 guidance yesterday.