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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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Cash to Debt 1.39
TSLA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. TSLA: 1.39 )
TSLA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 175.62
Current: 1.39

0.17
175.62
Equity to Asset 0.28
TSLA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. TSLA: 0.28 )
TSLA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -3.86   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.28

-3.86
0.54
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 8.93
M-Score: -0.66
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) -3.04
TSLA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. TSLA: -3.04 )
TSLA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -109497.26   Max: -3.04
Current: -3.04

-109497.26
-3.04
Net-margin (%) -3.68
TSLA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. TSLA: -3.68 )
TSLA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -107064.38   Max: -3.68
Current: -3.68

-107064.38
-3.68
ROE (%) -11.09
TSLA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. TSLA: -11.09 )
TSLA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -317.73   Max: -11.09
Current: -11.09

-317.73
-11.09
ROA (%) -3.06
TSLA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1172 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. TSLA: -3.06 )
TSLA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -224.35   Max: -3.06
Current: -3.06

-224.35
-3.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -5.47
TSLA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. TSLA: -5.47 )
TSLA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -666.22   Max: -5.47
Current: -5.47

-666.22
-5.47
Revenue Growth (%) 94.30
TSLA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. TSLA: 94.30 )
TSLA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 94.3
Current: 94.3

0
94.3
EPS Growth (%) -41.10
TSLA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. TSLA: -41.10 )
TSLA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -22.5
Current: -41.1

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

TSLA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

John Burbank 63,020 sh (+262.18%)
John Griffin 200,000 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 1,758,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,991,390 sh (-2.43%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 218,760 sh (-3.52%)
Ron Baron 106,693 sh (-20.14%)
Columbia Wanger 550,000 sh (-35.29%)
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Q2 2013

TSLA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 177,800 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 215,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 32,283 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 3,208,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
John Griffin Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,621,690 sh (-18.56%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 112,950 sh (-48.37%)
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Q3 2013

TSLA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Griffin 500,000 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 1,844 sh (New)
Jim Simons 313,000 sh (+76.04%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,401,290 sh (-13.59%)
Ken Heebner 170,000 sh (-20.93%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 56,990 sh (-49.54%)
Steven Cohen 1,491 sh (-95.38%)
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Q4 2013

TSLA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Caxton Associates 8,929 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 29,309 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 8,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 14,274 sh (+857.34%)
Murray Stahl 3,678 sh (+99.46%)
John Griffin 500,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,341,190 sh (-4.29%)
Ken Heebner 130,000 sh (-23.53%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 19,030 sh (-66.61%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TSLA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Griffin 2013-09-30 New Buy1.2%$109.05 - $190.9 $ 198.1234%500000
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$40.5 - $110.334 $ 198.12163%0
John Griffin 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$40.5 - $110.334 $ 198.12163%0
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$40.5 - $110.334 $ 198.12163%0
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Add 262.18%0.07%$32.91 - $39.48 $ 198.12444%63020
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Reduce -20.14%0.01%$32.91 - $39.48 $ 198.12444%106693
PRIMECAP Management 2012-12-31 Add 23.71%0.02%$27.33 - $35.28 $ 198.12532%2041090
John Burbank 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$27.33 - $35.28 $ 198.12532%17400
John Griffin 2012-09-30 Reduce -65.22%0.18%$26.05 - $35.89 $ 198.12564%200000
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Add 692.49%0.07%$26.05 - $35.89 $ 198.12564%1649890
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Add 151.99%0.02%$26.05 - $35.89 $ 198.12564%138595
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 New Buy0.01%$27.52 - $37.35 $ 198.12526%55000
PRIMECAP Management 2011-09-30 Add 175.71%$22.3 - $29.73 $ 198.12663%180590
PRIMECAP Management 2011-06-30 New Buy$24.65 - $30.14 $ 198.12628%65500
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Baron Funds Comments on Tesla Motors Inc. - Aug 08, 2013

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) showed significant price appreciation during the second quarter as it continued to execute on its innovative electric vehicle (EV) business model in a nearly flawless manner. The company delivered its first profitable quarter, although we note that all of its profits came from sales of non-recurring regulatory zero-emission credits. More importantly, it appears the company is on track to achieve its 2013 goals for production and deliveries of its Model S premium EV sedan, as well as automotive gross margins. Management has also expressed confidence in reaching its longer-term goal of producing a smaller, more mainstream (less expensive) EV sedan within a few years. We sold the remainder of our Tesla shares during the quarter after the stock almost tripled against our average cost base, though in 20/20 hindsight our sale may have been too hasty as the stock has continued to work higher. We remain big fans of Elon Musk and Tesla, and plan to stay close to this pioneering company with an eye towards re-investing at a more attractive level. (Randy Gwirtzman)

From Ron Baron’s second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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P/B 36.50
TSLA's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. TSLA: 36.50 )
TSLA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.66   Max: 66.96
Current: 36.5

6.66
66.96
P/S 11.80
TSLA's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. TSLA: 11.80 )
TSLA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 24.33
Current: 11.8

2.11
24.33
EV-to-EBIT 41.70
TSLA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. TSLA: 41.70 )
TSLA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 41.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 36.40
TSLA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. TSLA: 36.40 )
TSLA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 12.22   Max: 31.07
Current: 36.4

12.22
31.07
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
TSLA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TSLA: 1.00 )
TSLA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.15
Current: 1

0.3
1.15

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Manufacturers
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Traded in other countries:TL0.Germany
Tesla Motors, Inc., is incorporated in the state of Delaware on July 1, 2003. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells high-performance fully electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components. It owns its sales and service network and has operationally structured its business in a manner that it believes will enable it to rapidly develop and launch advanced electric vehicles and technologies. The Company believes its vehicles, electric vehicle engineering expertise, and operational structure differentiates it from incumbent automobile manufacturers. It is the first Company to commercially produce a federally-compliant highway-capable electric vehicle, the Tesla Roadster, which combines a market-leading range on a single charge with attractive design, driving performance and zero tailpipe emissions. Its Tesla Roadster offers impressive acceleration and performance without producing any tailpipe emissions. The Tesla Roadster's proprietary electric vehicle powertrain system is the foundation of its business and, with design enhancements, will also form the basis for its Model S sedan, its Model X crossover, as well as future vehicles. In addition to developing its own vehicles, the Company provides services for the development of electric powertrain components and sells electric powertrain components to other automotive manufacturers. It has provided development services and powertrain components to Daimler AG (Daimler) for its Smart fortwo and A-Class electric vehicles. It has recently announced the receipt of an initial purchase order for the development of a full powertrain system for an additional Mercedes Benz vehicle from Daimler. The Company sells and services its Tesla Roadster though its company-owned sales and service network in the North America, Europe and Asia.

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