BNN — Canadian Solar Inc.’s shares plunged Wednesday morning after the company said it might abandon its plans to spin off a dividend-paying “yieldco” that would hold a portfolio of its wind farm assets.
The stock fell more than 18 percent in early trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
In a conference call with analysts late Tuesday, Canadian Solar chief executive officer Shawn Qu said the company hopes to launch the spinoff by the end of this year or early next year.
But chief financial officer Michael Potter said the company also has “alternative plans” to the yieldco, because the market has “recently experienced volatility around yieldco valuations.”
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