SeekingAlpha  1 hr ago  Comment 
By Options Calling: Amidst the fresh announcement of the cheaper mass-market car's name, analysts and stockholders alike seem to be carried away with Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3. As romantic as the idea of a cheap, good-looking and...
Clusterstock  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Tesla is getting serious about its next vehicle, the highly anticipated Model X. So serious that the company is shutting down production of the Model S sedan for two weeks at its factory in Fremont, Calif. to install new equipment. Tesla CEO...
newratings.com  Jul 22  Comment 
Motley Fool  Jul 22  Comment 
Tesla Motors is spending $100 million to upgrade its California plant, while an analyst reaffirmed Ford stock as a buy.
MarketWatch  Jul 22  Comment 
Tesla Motors Inc. is likely to deliver 7,800 electric cars in the second quarter, J.P. Morgan analysts said in a note Tuesday. That's slightly above the company's guidance of about 7,500 cars delivered in the quarter. The investment bank also...
TheStreet.com  Jul 22  Comment 
Editor's Note: This article was originally published at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Real Money on June 21. Sign up for a free trial of Real Money. Corporate managers have an obligation to deploy appropriate technologies. They should avoid falling in love...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 22  Comment 
By Jason Russ: A Rebuttal A recent article on SA titled, "Tesla's Fuel Cell Threat" makes almost no mention of the lack of infrastructure needed to make fuel cell automobiles viable. The author's position is that car companies have higher...
TheStreet.com  Jul 22  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. are up 0.89% to $222.50 in pre-market trade after it was reported that the company stopped production at its Fremont, CA assembly plant as it adds robots to accelerate production of electric...
USAToday.com  Jul 21  Comment 
Edmunds.com team uses Tesla fast-recharge stations to cross U.S. in record 67 hours, 21 minutes


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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