TheStreet.com  4 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tesla Motors  investors are pretty passionate about the company and put its CEO Elon Musk on the same pedestal as other visionary thinkers and doers of the past 20 years. Musk appears on cover of the Sept. 7 issue of...
TheStreet.com  9 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tesla stock is gaining by 6.44% to $239.32 in mid-morning trading on Thursday, after one of its vehicles was given a 103 out of 100 rating by Consumer Reports. The magazine rated the all-wheel-drive, battery-powered...
Automotive World  Aug 27  Comment 
BY MEGAN LAMPINEN. Tesla has been big on promises and a short on profits, but investors have not been deterred The post COMMENT: A journey of faith for Tesla investors appeared first on Automotive World.
MarketWatch  Aug 26  Comment 
Norwegian claims he squeezed 453 miles out of one charge on his Model S, extending its range by about 80%.
Financial Times  Aug 26  Comment 
To profit from the electric car race, you have to back the winner. Missing out is costlier, writes Philip Delves Broughton
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 26  Comment 
After Tuesday’s trading in Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms uncovered a trade that offers a 8.98% return or 64.24% on an annualized basis (for comparison purposes only), while providing 8.25% downside...
TechCrunch  Aug 25  Comment 
 Tesla’s Model S, a “premium performance” sedan with dual-motor, all-wheel drive, is advertised as having a 265-mile range, according to the company. But Bjørn Nyland, a programmer at the University of Oslo who lovingly calls his...
Clusterstock  Aug 25  Comment 
Tesla has been making waves in the automotive world for a few years now. But as the electric automaker expands its scale, sales, and brand reputation, the company's mainstream counterparts are beginning to take notice. Recently, both Audi and...
Forbes  Aug 25  Comment 
Though the top-shelf Tesla Model S is not among them, astute shoppers can get a money-saving two-year-old used electric car for as little as a third of its original cost.


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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