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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.35
TSLA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. TSLA: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
TSLA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.99 Max: 175.62
Current: 0.35
0.17
175.62
Equity-to-Asset 0.17
TSLA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
91% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. TSLA: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
TSLA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.86  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.17
-3.86
0.61
Debt-to-Equity 2.12
TSLA's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
86% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. TSLA: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
TSLA' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.02  Med: 1.29 Max: 7.06
Current: 2.12
-17.02
7.06
Debt-to-EBITDA 40.72
TSLA's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
92% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. TSLA: 40.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
TSLA' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.07  Med: -0.27 Max: 51.64
Current: 40.72
-8.07
51.64
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 1.37
Beneish M-Score: -0.42
WACC vs ROIC
6.57%
-14.95%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 5/10

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industry
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Operating Margin % -12.09
TSLA's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 1300 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. TSLA: -12.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
TSLA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -109497.26  Med: -70.89 Max: -3.04
Current: -12.09
-109497.26
-3.04
Net Margin % -13.09
TSLA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 1299 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. TSLA: -13.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
TSLA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -107064.38  Med: -72.84 Max: -3.68
Current: -13.09
-107064.38
-3.68
ROE % -31.64
TSLA's ROE % is ranked lower than
93% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.34 vs. TSLA: -31.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
TSLA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -227.22  Med: -63.16 Max: -18.69
Current: -31.64
-227.22
-18.69
ROA % -6.15
TSLA's ROA % is ranked lower than
89% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. TSLA: -6.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
TSLA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -224.35  Med: -44.82 Max: -4.19
Current: -6.15
-224.35
-4.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -8.14
TSLA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
89% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. TSLA: -8.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
TSLA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -650.5  Med: -97.85 Max: -4.57
Current: -8.14
-650.5
-4.57
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 42.30
TSLA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. TSLA: 42.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
TSLA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 42.3 Max: 132.8
Current: 42.3
0
132.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 69.80
TSLA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. TSLA: 69.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
TSLA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -8.6 Max: 79.1
Current: 69.8
0
79.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 96.20
TSLA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 1042 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. TSLA: 96.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
TSLA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.3 Max: 96.2
Current: 96.2
0
96.2
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

TSLA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 311,392 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,253 sh (+119.35%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,168,090 sh (+14.56%)
Ron Baron 1,577,529 sh (+1.39%)
Murray Stahl 2,015 sh (+0.80%)
Jana Partners 100,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 3,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 105 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 161,237 sh (unchged)
Spiros Segalas 1,067,186 sh (-6.06%)
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Q1 2017

TSLA Guru Trades in Q1 2017

George Soros 400 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 1,587 sh (New)
Jim Simons 677,792 sh (+117.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,579 sh (+10.02%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,215,640 sh (+4.07%)
Ron Baron 1,610,690 sh (+2.10%)
Spiros Segalas 1,089,497 sh (+2.09%)
Zeke Ashton 20,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 3,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 105 sh (unchged)
John Griffin Sold Out
Murray Stahl 1,623 sh (-19.45%)
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Q2 2017

TSLA Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Ronald Muhlenkamp 75 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 405 sh (+285.71%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,253 sh (+74.71%)
Spiros Segalas 1,266,741 sh (+16.27%)
Zeke Ashton 1,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 3,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,212,990 sh (-0.22%)
Ron Baron 1,602,106 sh (-0.53%)
Ken Fisher 1,334 sh (-15.94%)
Murray Stahl 1,063 sh (-34.50%)
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Q3 2017

TSLA Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 233,092 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,507 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 405 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 3,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 50,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,602,011 sh (-0.01%)
Murray Stahl 1,052 sh (-1.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,091,340 sh (-10.03%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,210 sh (-16.68%)
Ken Fisher 760 sh (-43.03%)
Spiros Segalas 1,120,452 sh (-11.55%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TSLA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.01%$308.83 - $385 $ 337.89-2%1,602,011
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 Reduce -43.03%$308.83 - $385 $ 337.89-2%760
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$308.83 - $385 $ 337.89-2%0
Ron Baron 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.53%0.01%$278.3 - $383.45 $ 337.893%1,602,106
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Reduce -15.94%$278.3 - $383.45 $ 337.893%1,334
First Eagle Investment 2017-06-30 Add 285.71%$278.3 - $383.45 $ 337.893%405
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2017-06-30 New Buy0.01%$278.3 - $383.45 $ 337.893%75
George Soros 2017-06-30 Sold Out $278.3 - $383.45 $ 337.893%0
Ron Baron 2017-03-31 Add 2.10%0.05%$216.99 - $280.98 $ 337.8933%1,610,690
Ken Fisher 2017-03-31 New Buy$216.99 - $280.98 $ 337.8933%1,587
George Soros 2017-03-31 New Buy$216.99 - $280.98 $ 337.8933%400
Ron Baron 2016-12-31 Add 1.39%0.03%$181.45 - $219.74 $ 337.8971%1,577,529
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Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Manufacturers    NAICS: 336211    SIC: 3711
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Headquarter Location:USA
Tesla Inc is a vertically integrated sustainable energy company. It designs, develops, manufactures and sells high-performance fully electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components.

Founded in 2003 and based in Palo Alto, California, Tesla is a vertically integrated sustainable energy company that also aims to transition the world to electric mobility by making electric vehicles. It sells solar panels and solar roofs for energy generation plus batteries for stationary storage for residential and commercial properties including utilities. The Tesla Roadster debuted in 2008, the S in 2012, the X in 2015, and the 3 in 2017. Global deliveries in 2016 were 76,285 units. Tesla went public in 2010 and employs over 30,000 people.

Guru Investment Theses on Tesla Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Tesla - Jun 07, 2017

Shares of electric vehicle company Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) rose during the first quarter following its launch of GigaFactory, one of the world’s largest manufacturing facilities, which will potentially drive significant cost reduction. Tesla is on target for a July 2017 launch of its mass market Model 3, potentially the largest product cycle in history. Additionally, the company’s SolarCity merger is on track, showing less cash drain than initially feared by investors. We believe a pro-U.S. jobs administration is a tailwind for Tesla as it is one of North America’s fastest growing employers. The company also raised $1.4 billion from capital markets during the period. As importantly, we think, was an announcement by Tencent, the largest publicly owned company in China, that it had acquired 5% of Tesla for $1.8 billion. (Gilad Shany/Ishay Levin)



From the Baron Focused Fund first quarter 2017 shareholder letter.



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Ron Baron Comments on Tesla - Apr 25, 2017

During the first quarter of 2017, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s stock price increased 30.24% to $278.30 per share. Tesla is Baron Partners Fund’s largest holding and represented 14.2% of this focused Fund’s gross portfolio investments (18.2% of net assets) at quarter end. Until 2017, Tesla’s share price had been range bound principally between $200 and $250 per share since 2014. During that period, Baron Partners Fund purchased 1.1 million Tesla shares for an average cost of $213.35 per share. At the date of this letter, Tesla’s share price was above $300 per share.

Since 2013, Tesla has more than tripled its annual revenues to more than $7 billion. Demand for Tesla’s new and used Model S sedans and Model X crossover cars continue to exceed its production capacity and “for sale” used cars. Tesla’s $100,000 luxury “S” sedans and “X” crossovers already outsell Mercedes Benz’ luxury cars…even in Europe! While Tesla’s Models S and X represent about 8% of worldwide luxury car sales, luxury cars comprise less than 2% of worldwide automobile sales. We believe Tesla’s revenues will increase at an even faster rate following the introduction this summer of its mass market, $35,000, Model 3 sedan.

Tesla opened its first car assembly line in its Fremont, California plant in 2012. Tesla’s production capacity was then 1,000 cars per week. That year Tesla sold only 2,000 cars. In 2015, Tesla opened a second line in its Fremont factory, this one with the capacity to produce 3,000 Model “S” sedans and Model “X” crossover cars per week. In 2017 it sold 76,000 cars. In July 2017, Tesla plans to open its third production line in the Fremont facility. This line has planned capacity initially of 5,000 Model 3 cars per week which will eventually scale to 10,000 Model 3 cars per week.

Many investors worry about competition for Tesla from large, hundred year old automobile original equipment manufacturer (OEM) car makers. Those car companies have billions invested in plants that provide them with expertise and competitive advantage to make ICE cars (cars that use internal combustion engines instead of Tesla’s batteries). Those plants would become “stranded assets” if abandoned or converted to make electric cars. OEMs also have large, legacy, independent dealer networks reliant upon servicing cars with internal combustion engines. Electric cars need little servicing. Electric cars also don’t need gasoline and gasoline stations. Traditional ICE OEMs are also constrained by their entrenched legacy distribution channel that limits their abilities to offer services provided by Tesla’s efficient, direct to consumer sales organization.

General Motors (NYSE:GM) recently introduced Bolt, a compact, mass market, electric car. The Bolt is a necessity for GM to meet emission and mileage standards that will permit it to continue to sell its very profitable but low miles per gallon SUVs. GM has announced that it plans to sell 30,000 Bolt cars this year. It sold 3,000 in the first three months of 2017. Industry sources indicate Bolt sales have been disappointing and dealer inventories are high.

Tesla announced early last year that it would begin to manufacture and ship its Model 3 electric car in 2017. In the first six weeks following that announcement on May 18, 2015, Tesla received an astounding 373,000 orders for its Model 3! Customers placed those purchase orders with $1,000 deposits for a car buyers had never seen, had never sat in, had never driven and that would not be available for more than another year! We believe the reason for the enormous demand…with no advertising… is not just because the luxury Tesla S and X cars are beautiful, environmentally friendly, low maintenance and fun to drive. According to Department of Transportation statistics, Tesla cars are the safest cars ever made…and Tesla expects the Model 3 to be as praiseworthy.

Tesla has spent the past five years making substantial investments in infrastructure including hundreds of showrooms and maintenance facilities, thousands of charging stations, enormous battery and solar roof plants and a paint shop capable of painting 500,000 cars annually with capacity that can be doubled with modest additional investments.

I almost forgot. Panasonic is investing more than $1.5 billion in Tesla’s $5 billion Reno Giga battery factory, the same amount in an expansion of the Reno factory and has committed to make an additional $250-300 million investment in Tesla’s second Giga factory in Buffalo, New York. The Buffalo facility will produce solar roofs, a product about which we are also quite excited. We are also optimistic about Tesla batteries, its cars with autonomous driving capabilities, Tesla “mobility” services like Uber’s (Tesla could make your car available to others when you are not using it which will offset your car payments) and utility network services.

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2017 Baron Partners Fund commentary.

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Ron Baron Comments on Tesla - Apr 25, 2017

Shares of electric vehicle company Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) rose during the first quarter following its launch of GigaFactory, one of the world’s largest manufacturing facilities, which will potentially drive significant cost reduction. Tesla is on target for a July 2017 launch of its mass market Model 3, potentially the largest product cycle in history. Additionally, the company’s SolarCity merger is on track, showing less cash drain than initially feared by investors. We believe a pro-U.S. jobs administration is a tailwind for Tesla as it is one of North America’s fastest growing employers. The company also raised $1.4 billion from capital markets during the period. As importantly, we think, was an announcement by Tencent, the largest publicly owned company in China, that it had acquired 5% of Tesla for $1.8 billion. (Gilad Shany/Ishay Levin)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2017 Baron Partners Fund commentary.

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Baron Opportunity Fund 1st Quarter Shareholder Letter - Apr 20, 2017

Shares of electric vehicle company Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) rose during the first quarter on the back of several positive developments. In January, Tesla officially launched cell and battery production at the Gigafactory, one of the world’s largest manufacturing facilities, which will potentially drive significant electric battery cost reductions. On its fourth quarter earnings call, Tesla forecast 47,000 to 50,000 first half deliveries of its Model S and X vehicles, an increase of 65%. Moreover, Tesla announced that it remains on target for a 2017 launch of its mass market Model 3, potentially the largest product cycle in history, with initial production slated to begin this summer. In March, Tesla raised almost $1.4 billion of capital, strengthening its balance sheet to support investments ahead of the Model 3 launch. Additionally, the company’s SolarCity acquisition is on track, showing less cash drain than initially feared by investors. Finally, we believe a pro-U.S. jobs administration is a tailwind for Tesla as it is one of North America’s fastest growing employers. (Ishay Levin/Gilad Shany)



From the Baron Opportunity Fund first quarter 2017 shareholder letter.



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Baron Opportunity Fund Comments on Tesla Motors - Feb 21, 2017

The shares of electric-vehicle pioneer Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) grew in the fourth quarter after its shareholders approved the SolarCity merger, aligning the company with management’s long-term vision. Tesla also started to enjoy the benefits of its multi-year investment in the Gigafactory as it becomes operational and provides a competitive advantage in scale and battery prices. We believe that Tesla, as an important U.S.-based auto manufacturer, can potentially benefit from a pro-“U.S. jobs” administration. (Gilad Shany/ Ishay Levin)





From Baron Funds' Baron Opportunity Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Tesla Motors - Nov 14, 2016

Shares of electric vehicle company Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) fell during the third quarter as the market continued to evaluate the potential merger with SolarCity. An investigation into a fatal accident involving Tesla’s autopilot and the possibility of an additional equity round by year end also pressured the stock. We feel good about the brand Tesla has built and its ability to bring substantial innovation to its products. Tesla has received over 370,000 Model 3 reservations, representing close to $18 billion in backlog and the largest product launch in history. (Gilad Shany)



From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)'s Barons Partners Fund third-quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Tesla Motors - Oct 11, 2016

Our second largest position is electric vehicle company Tesla Motors,Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA). The company is run by someone we believe to be a true visionary, Elon Musk. We think Tesla has first mover advantage, the best talent pool in the industry, scale, and brand.

While paving the way for transformation of the automotive industry in areas like electrification, safety, self-driving, connectivity, and more, Tesla has built an impressive brand awareness that will serve it for years to come, in our view. Tesla has invested in highly automated manufacturing facilities for its cars and batteries, innovations such as automated driving technology and a networked fleet, and other key initiatives aimed at building the world’s leading electric vehicle company. We believe that over the next decade, electric vehicles will be cheaper, better, and safer. Tesla is enabling the ride to this future; and with its first mover advantage, human capital, and a visionary leader, we believe it will take a significant share of the secular shift from gas-powered to electric vehicles.



From Baron Funds' fall 2016 newsletter.



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Baron Funds Comments on Tesla Motors - Aug 08, 2016

Shares of electric vehicle company Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) fell during the second quarter, due to concerns over the Model X ramp and execution risk of its significant growth plan. The market also appeared skeptical of Tesla’s announced intent to buy Solar City. We believe Tesla’s brand is strong; the company’s S sedan and X crossover vehicles are unusually attractive; and its production of Model X is increasing. Further, Tesla has received over 370,000 reservations for the $35,000 – $40,000 Model 3 which represented nearly $18 billion in backlog. We are favorably inclined to the Tesla acquisition of Solar City but are still evaluating the transaction. (Gilad Shany)



Baron Focused Growth Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Tesla Motors - May 17, 2016

We had an opportunity to add to our investment in Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) earlier this year. We had never previously invested in a car manufacturer. Tesla is not a traditional car manufacturer. We think that the Model 3 launch that occurred several weeks ago can show you why. On the last day of the quarter, Tesla launched Model 3, a car intended to bring the EV promise to the mass market. Its starting price is $35,000. One of our analysts attended the event and returned eager to own one. During the first week, Tesla received 325,000 orders for this car with no sales and marketing efforts. The number now is closer to 400,000 (or $18 billion of order backlog). This is equivalent to 24 million people around the world ordering an iPhone they will get in two years and never had an opportunity to see first hand. This is the biggest product launch in history. It is rare to find a company that is transforming the face of a large industry and Tesla is doing just that, taking the car industry into the 21st century, making cars better, safer and cheaper all at once. (Gilad Shany)



From the Baron Focused Growth Fund first quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Partners Fund Commentary on CoStar Group - May 09, 2016

We had an opportunity to add to our investment in Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) earlier this year. We had never previously invested in a car manufacturer. Tesla is not a traditional car manufacturer. We think that the Model 3 launch that occurred several weeks ago can show you why. On the last day of the quarter, Tesla launched Model 3, a car intended to bring the EV promise to the mass market. Its starting price is $35,000. One of our analysts attended the event and returned eager to own one. During the first week, Tesla received 325,000 orders for this car with no sales and marketing efforts. The number now is closer to 400,000 (or $18 billion of order backlog). This is equivalent to 24 million people around the world ordering an iPhone they will get in two years and never had an opportunity to see first hand. This is the biggest product launch in history. It is rare to find a company that is transforming the face of a large industry and Tesla is doing just that, taking the car industry into the 21st century, making cars better, safer and cheaper all at once. (Gilad Shany)



From Baron Partners Fund first quarter 2016 commentary.



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Eddie Lampert Comments on Tesla - Feb 26, 2016

Some innovative companies like Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) are heavily subsidized by government policy (either directly or through purchases made by their customers) while existing car companies are forced to comply with mandates to produce cars that people may not want at enormous cost. These companies rely heavily on continued financing (Tesla raised over $1 billion in equity and over $2.5 billion in debt over the past four years) and favorable capital market conditions and valuations while companies viewed through a more traditional lens, like Sears Holdings, are met with skepticism even though we have an enormous asset base and a proven history of monetizing these assets and raising additional capital to fund our obligations and transformation.

From Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio)'s 2015 annual letter for Sears Holdings.

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Ratios

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PB Ratio 11.92
TSLA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. TSLA: 11.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
TSLA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.17  Med: 23.23 Max: 66.78
Current: 11.92
6.17
66.78
PS Ratio 5.09
TSLA's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 1264 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. TSLA: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
TSLA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.85  Med: 8.47 Max: 24.28
Current: 5.09
3.85
24.28
EV-to-EBIT -51.58
TSLA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.79 vs. TSLA: -51.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TSLA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -775.5  Med: -44.8 Max: -8.5
Current: -51.58
-775.5
-8.5
EV-to-EBITDA 261.72
TSLA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
96% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. TSLA: 261.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TSLA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5079.6  Med: -13 Max: 659.6
Current: 261.72
-5079.6
659.6
EV-to-Revenue 5.97
TSLA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
93% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. TSLA: 5.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
TSLA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 10.3 Max: 32.5
Current: 5.97
4.7
32.5
Current Ratio 1.09
TSLA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. TSLA: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TSLA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.33 Max: 3.48
Current: 1.09
0.36
3.48
Quick Ratio 0.71
TSLA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. TSLA: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TSLA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.91
Current: 0.71
0.17
2.91
Days Inventory 92.38
TSLA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 59.41 vs. TSLA: 92.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TSLA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 71.06  Med: 126.15 Max: 85491.11
Current: 92.38
71.06
85491.11
Days Sales Outstanding 20.62
TSLA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 61.73 vs. TSLA: 20.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TSLA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.9  Med: 22.35 Max: 295
Current: 20.62
8.9
295
Days Payable 102.01
TSLA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
84% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 56.26 vs. TSLA: 102.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TSLA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.77  Med: 124.29 Max: 217742.78
Current: 102.01
53.77
217742.78

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 18.20
TSLA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
97% of the 1718 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. TSLA: 18.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
TSLA' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 18.2
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -9.50
TSLA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. TSLA: -9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
TSLA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.7  Med: -6.3 Max: 0
Current: -9.5
-13.7
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 13.13
TSLA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
95% of the 1225 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. TSLA: 13.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
TSLA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.89  Med: 25.09 Max: 52.94
Current: 13.13
7.89
52.94
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.60
TSLA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. TSLA: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
TSLA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1 Max: 2.5
Current: 0.6
0.53
2.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.93
TSLA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
86% of the 1309 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.27 vs. TSLA: -1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
TSLA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.8  Med: -2.2 Max: -0.1
Current: -1.93
-11.8
-0.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $10,755.13
EPS (TTM) $ -8.52
Beta0.73
Short Percentage of Float29.72%
52-Week Range $180.00 - 389.61
Shares Outstanding (Mil)168.07

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 11,546 19,963 26,214 39,197
EPS ($) -8.48 -4.21 2.68 13.47
EPS without NRI ($) -8.48 -4.21 2.68 13.47
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
35.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 33
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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