Benzinga  3 hrs ago  Comment 
UBS analyst Colin Langan gave an earnings preview for the U.S. auto sector Monday. Langan forecasted that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) will report Q4 EPS of $0.34, above consensus of $0.31. The Q4 outlook was based on 33,000 FY14...
Forbes  6 hrs ago  Comment 
This is an interesting little story: Elon Musk has been deliberately and specifically hiring people away from Apple to go work with him at Tesla. It's interesting on two levels. The first being the simple business point, that Apple treats its...
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Motley Fool  8 hrs ago  Comment 
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The story behind the revolution compelling 150 Apple employees to leave for Tesla.


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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