Benzinga  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Analysts at Pacific Crest remain bullish on Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), and see electric vehicle struggles do not apply to Tesla. Brad Erickson stated, “Given Tesla's high degree of differentiation from all other OEM strategies around...
DailyFinance  7 hrs ago  Comment 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/18/14 -- Matica Enterprises Inc. (CSE: GRF)(FRANKFURT: 39N) ("Matica" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has signed a definitive agreement to complete the LOI previously announced on January 14,...
SeekingAlpha  8 hrs ago  Comment 
By Dan Strack: Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) gigafactory is ready to begin construction and is estimated to be operational sometime in 2017. This massive facility will be around 10 million square feet and will become the largest lithium battery factory in...
Wall Street Journal  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Tesla's Elon Musk and SolarCity's Lyndon Rive are cousins—and business partners. If they can achieve their shared vision, the result will be a transformation of energy infrastructure, Christopher Mims writes.
Benzinga  Sep 18  Comment 
Tesla Motors Inc's (NASDAQ: TSLA) stock has had quite a ride of late. A near-seven percent decline over the past week has forced investors, traders and analysts to think a bit harder about what the electric vehicle-maker's future...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 18  Comment 
By AtonRa Partners: In an interview yesterday with the Wall Street Journal, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk commented that Tesla would start generating "free cash flow beginning in Q3 of 2015" and could self-finance the construction of the...
Benzinga  Sep 18  Comment 
In a note dated September 17, Barclays provided insight into the implications of Tesla Motors Inc's (NASDAQ: TSLA) second-quarter deliveries results. The firm noted Tesla beat its expectations for deliveries to Asia, but underperformed for...
Forbes  Sep 18  Comment 
Tesla’s planned gigafactory is enormous, but it is dwarfed by the scale of U.S. and world energy needs; maybe it “changes Nevada forever” but not much of anything else.
StreetInsider.com  Sep 18  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/China%27s+Ministry+of+Industry%27s+Statement+on+Tesla+%28TSLA%29+/9842863.html for the full story.
SeekingAlpha  Sep 18  Comment 
By Syncubate: Editor's note: Originally published on September 3, 2014 Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) have been on quite the roller coaster ride over the past several years. Beginning in 2013, TSLA took Wall Street by storm with its epic...


Tesla Motors (TSLA) (NASDAQ:TSLA) designs, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles. Its first product, Tesla Roadster, is the first federally compliant electric vehicle that can travel on on the highway. The company has intellectual property in its electric powertrain technology. The company has a distribution network of 12 stores in North America and Europe. The company plans to release the Model S later on in the year. [1]

Electric automobile industry is an attractive industry. With the success of the hybrid vehicles, consumer tastes are changing. Furthermore, with government intervention, Tesla was able to receive a $465.0 million long-term loan under the United States Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program. According to Frost & Sullivan, a business research and consulting firm, the market for electric-based vehicles, which include hybrids and plug-in hybrid cars, is expected to grow from 1.75 million, 3% of new cars sold, in 2008 to 10.6 million worldwide, 14% of new cars sold, by 2015. [1]

The company's initial public offering of stock filed on the NASDAQ and went public on 29 June 2010. It was priced at $17, above the initial price range of $14-$16. The major shareholders include VantagePoint Venture Partners, Bay Area Equity Fund, and others. Toyota also made a $50 million private placement. [2] [1]

For FY2009 with year ended 31 December 2009, the company reported total revenues of $111.94 million, a large increase from $14.74 million in total revenue for FY2008. Furthermore, the company had a net loss of $55.74 million for FY2009, an increase from $82.78 million in net loss for FY2008. [1]


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