Motley Fool  3 hrs ago  Comment 
The Tesla CEO suggests shares may currently be overvalued -- after trolling shorts just last month.
Clusterstock  11 hrs ago  Comment 
This week's topics include: Tesla was downgraded from "overweight" to "equal-weight" by notorious Tesla bull Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley. We dive deep into his assumptions to determine how realistic his price targets are. JCPenney seems to...
MarketWatch  May 18  Comment 
Elon Musk once chose to sleep on Tesla’s factory floor to show his employees that he worked harder and put in even more hours than they did, “because that’s what I think a manager should do.” But he’s not the only one on the ground.
Benzinga  May 18  Comment 
The race toward building a fully functioning large-scale fleet of autonomous vehicles intensified this week after Lyft struck a new partnership with Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL)'s Waymo unit. The question on many investors' minds...
Clusterstock  May 18  Comment 
Mercedes-Benz is taking a direct shot at Tesla's solar push and battery business. The luxury carmaker announced on Thursday it would partner with Vivint Solar to sell a smart solar ecosystem to California residents, aiming to challenge Tesla's...
guardian.co.uk  May 18  Comment 
Exclusive: CEO Elon Musk defends workplace, saying ‘[we are not] just greedy capitalists who skimp on safety’ – and declares his $50bn company overvalued When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk...
Clusterstock  May 17  Comment 
Ford’s first fully electric, long-range car is on schedule to arrive by 2020 and will boast an affordable price tag. But it’s going to have some serious competition. Ford first announced it was planning to launch a long-range, all-electric...
Clusterstock  May 17  Comment 
Over the past few months, a grim narrative has dominated reporting about the US auto industry. The sky is about to fall. Profitless Tesla is on the verge of eating Ford and General Motors' lunch, even as both legacy carmakers make billions, even...
Forbes  May 17  Comment 
As America's solar industry is collapsing into a commodity business, Musk offers up a new luxury item. Good luck with that.


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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