TheStreet.com  36 min ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tesla Motors  fell Tuesday, the last day the electric automaker could sell its cars directly to customers. Tesla filed a notice with the state appellate division in late March to sue the state of New Jersey over the...
SeekingAlpha  55 min ago  Comment 
By Jim Kelleher: Welcome to the Icarus market. Stocks that formerly performed loop-de-loops around the sun are melting in the heat and crashing to earth. High-flyers such as Tesla (TSLA) and Netflix (NFLX), but also proven growth names such as...
TheStreet.com  2 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Long-term Tesla  investors have endured a rough ride this month. The best performing stock of 2013, got taken down a peg in April, falling more than 14% in the past thirty days. And a majority of investors on...
Yahoo  4 hrs ago  Comment 
According to research firm Markit, Tesla was the most shorted name on the Nasdaq 100 over the past month, and they're all wrong says Zor Capital's Joe Fahmy.
Forbes  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Ten years ago there were 2 or 3 major regulators that most big companies had to deal with; now there are hundreds, creating a global patchwork of complex, often contradictory corporate compliance hurdles for multinational companies. For those of...
Forbes  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Yesterday, I received a WeChat message with a link to a Chinese media report about Elon Musk’s planned visit to Beijing on April 19—just one day before China's Auto Show begins. The story says he'll attend the opening ceremony of the show and...
SeekingAlpha  11 hrs ago  Comment 
author name submits: If you turn on a television, the types of companies that you typically hear about are Tesla (TSLA), Netflix (NFLX), Amazon (AMZN), and so on. It's easy to understand why they command a lot of attention. Roughly this time last...
TechCrunch  Apr 14  Comment 
 Hold on to your hat. The Tesla Model S is about to get more breezy thanks to a drop-top conversion by Newport Convertible Engineering. Both hard and soft top conversions are now available -- they don't come cheap, though. A soft-top conversion...
Wall Street Journal  Apr 14  Comment 
Tesla Motors will remain blocked from selling cars at company-owned dealerships in Arizona for at least another year because a bill that would have made it possible died in the state senate.
TheStreet.com  Apr 14  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tesla Motor are up 1.63% to $207.10 in pre-market trade. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in China for talks with China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. to build charging facilities in their nationwide service-station network,...


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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