SeekingAlpha  6 hrs ago  Comment 
By Orange Peel Investments: By Scott Tzu In our first piece on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), we acknowledged that we like the company and the progress that they've made, but in this geopolitical climate, we're a little edgy about jumping into a...
SeekingAlpha  11 hrs ago  Comment 
By Michael Schulte: Objective analysis is currently losing the competition against human emotion in the case of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA). One far extreme is cemented in their position that Tesla is destined to fail while the other extreme...
WA Business News  Sep 1  Comment 
The uncertain outlook for the state’s power sector has triggered the departure of Tesla Holdings founding managing director Ben Tan.
Forbes  Aug 31  Comment 
The state of California wasn't included in Tesla Motors' original list of four Southwestern states that were finalists to land its $5 billion gigafactory. But after officials appealed to CEO Elon Musk for the opportunity to make their case, he...
Forbes  Aug 31  Comment 
Motley Fool  Aug 31  Comment 
Electric vehicle production is soaring, but just how much market share will EVs be able to secure?
Motley Fool  Aug 31  Comment 
Over a year ago, Tesla announced a way owners could have a full charge in less than 90 seconds: battery swapping. But the technology hasn't yet made its debut. Here is the latest look at why Tesla may be delaying the project.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 31  Comment 
By Douglas Ehrman: Shares of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) traded up to an all-time high during the Friday holiday trading session heading into the Labor Day weekend, largely driven by news that the electric car maker had struck a deal with China...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 31  Comment 
By The Specialist: I recently ran across a Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) article entitled, Tesla: The Short Of The Decade? which was published on Tuesday morning, August 19, coincidently at around $252 per share. It was virtually the exact low almost to the...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 30  Comment 
By Paulo Santos: Thursday, AtonRa Partners published an article titled "Tesla: $421 Or $36? Pick Your Scenario". In it, AtonRa describes three sets of assumptions which, when plugged into a DCF, give us three different possible values for...
Forbes  Aug 30  Comment 
Tesla plans a $5 billion gigafactory to produce battery packs for as many as 500,000 cars by 2020. How the project is coming together.


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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