Motley Fool  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Toyota says batteries are old news. Tesla says hydrogen is for fools. Who's right?
Clusterstock  5 hrs ago  Comment 
There’s no stock on the market that sparks more debate than  Tesla Motors  (TSLA). Naysayers have been bashing Tesla for years calling it a bubbly cult stock. Cheerleaders on the other side have been praising the infallibility of wunderkind...
TheStreet.com  7 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tesla Motors are up 1.42% to $228.21 ahead of the company's second quarter earnings results which will be reported tomorrow after the market close. The electric car company will probably report record electric...
Motley Fool  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Headed into Tesla earnings, here are five quotes from the "real-life Iron man" to ponder.
StreetInsider.com  7 hrs ago  Comment 
The Trading Radar highlights key earnings and economic announcements for the next trading session: Before Markets Open: Economics: 7:30am EDT Challenger Job Cuts - no Street consensus 8:30am EDT Initial Claims - Street sees 310K Continuing...
TheStreet.com  7 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) –– Tesla Motors second-quarter results may show that there's continued healthy demand around the world for the Model S, but the electric carmaker's upcoming plans for its Gigafactory are where investors should...
MarketWatch  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Tesla Motors Inc. is the only U.S. auto maker with "meaningful upside," analysts at Morgan Stanley said in a note late Tuesday. Investors would do well in reducing exposure to the auto sector despite the recent strong results by Ford Motor Co. ...
Benzinga  Jul 30  Comment 
In a report issued Wednesday morning, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jones said he expects Tesla's (NASDAQ: TSLA) second quarter earnings report to contain some items that may weigh on the company's shares. Jones wrote, "The market's more...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 30  Comment 
By Options Calling: What's Happening at Tesla Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), the manufacturer of electric cars as an alternative to gasoline driven cars, created a stir last month by making all its patents relating to design and...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 30  Comment 
By Don Dion: Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) electric car continues to speed past its rivals. The company's Model S beat its closest luxury competitor, Mercedes's S class by 30 percent in the United States. In addition, Tesla topped Mercedes in the...


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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