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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 : 5/10

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industry
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Cash-to-Debt 0.49
NAS:TSLA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 1241 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. NAS:TSLA: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:TSLA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1 Max: N/A
Current: 0.49
Equity-to-Asset 0.20
NAS:TSLA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 1235 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NAS:TSLA: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:TSLA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.86  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.2
-3.86
0.61
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.64
Beneish M-Score: -0.48
WACC vs ROIC
8.71%
-13.76%
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 : 6/10

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Operating Margin % -7.91
NAS:TSLA's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. NAS:TSLA: -7.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:TSLA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -109497.26  Med: -70.89 Max: -3.04
Current: -7.91
-109497.26
-3.04
Net Margin % -8.46
NAS:TSLA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.01 vs. NAS:TSLA: -8.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:TSLA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -107064.38  Med: -72.84 Max: -3.68
Current: -8.46
-107064.38
-3.68
ROE % -22.72
NAS:TSLA's ROE % is ranked lower than
95% of the 1220 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. NAS:TSLA: -22.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:TSLA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -227.22  Med: -63.16 Max: -18.69
Current: -22.72
-227.22
-18.69
ROA % -4.44
NAS:TSLA's ROA % is ranked lower than
89% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. NAS:TSLA: -4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:TSLA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -224.35  Med: -44.82 Max: -4.19
Current: -4.44
-224.35
-4.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -5.68
NAS:TSLA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
90% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.15 vs. NAS:TSLA: -5.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:TSLA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -650.5  Med: -97.85 Max: -4.57
Current: -5.68
-650.5
-4.57
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 42.30
NAS:TSLA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 1091 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. NAS:TSLA: 42.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:TSLA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 42.3 Max: 132.8
Current: 42.3
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132.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 69.80
NAS:TSLA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. NAS:TSLA: 69.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS: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
NAS:TSLA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. NAS:TSLA: 96.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS: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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Q2 2016

TSLA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

John Griffin 191,237 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,886 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 4,967 sh (+91.41%)
Ron Baron 1,444,655 sh (+1.96%)
First Eagle Investment 105 sh (unchged)
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Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
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First Eagle Investment 105 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Q4 2016

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Industry: Autos » Auto Manufacturers    NAICS: 336211    SIC: 3711
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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, and the X in 2015. Global deliveries in 2016 were 76,285 units. Tesla went public in 2010 and employs about 30,000 people.

Guru Investment Theses on Tesla Inc

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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Ron Baron Comments on Tesla - Nov 02, 2015

One benefit of investing with Baron Funds is that before, during, and after we invest in businesses, we “Question Everything.” In fact, questioning everything is so integral to our investment process that we have made “Question Everything” the theme of our annual conference this year that will take place on November 6, 2015. Questioning everything is what gives us confidence to “invest in people,” another tenet of our investment process. For example, we have made a significant effort to understand Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s culture by tirelessly questioning its executives. As a result, it is unimaginable to me that if a car part or an assembly process wasn’t exactly “right” and potentially compromised the safety of Tesla passengers, that Elon Musk would lie about it. This is regardless of whether it cost his business millions to correct a problem or he had to miss projected car deliveries in a quarter and Tesla’s stock price would be negatively impacted for a period.

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)'s Baron Funds shareholder letter Q3 2015.

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Baron Funds Comments on Tesla Motors Inc. - Aug 24, 2015

Shares of electric vehicle company Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) rose on an upbeat first quarter earnings report that included strong early results from the launch of Tesla Energy, its new commercial battery business. The early success of the entry level 70D model launch also helped boost Tesla’s share price. As a higher performing vehicle versus the lower-priced 60 model, which it replaced, we believe the 70D significantly expands Tesla’s addressable market. We also look forward to Tesla’s upcoming launch of the Model-X SUV. (Gilad Shany)



From Baron Funds' second quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Tesla Motors Inc. - Aug 19, 2015

Shares of electric vehicle company Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) rose during the second quarter after an upbeat first quarter earnings call and strong initial customer response to the launch of Tesla Energy, its new energy storage business. The early success of the new entry level Model S – the 70D – also contributed to the positive momentum in Tesla’s shares. The market is now also looking forward to Tesla’s upcoming launch of its Model X sports utility vehicle, due out before the end of the summer. We continue to believe that Tesla’s talent pool, first-mover advantage, track record of innovation, scale and brand will enable it to disrupt the automobile market and take market share for years to come. (Gilad Shany, Ishay Levin)





From Baron Funds’ second quarter 2015 commentary.



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SAN DIEGO, March 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. announces that lawsuits are pending in Delaware on behalf of holders of shares of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) in connection with the takeover of SolarCity by Tesla Motors. Investors who purchased shares of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at [email protected] or call 1(858) 779 - 1554. In June 2016, Tesla Motors, Inc. proposed to the Board of Directors of SolarCity Corporation a potential acquisition of SolarCity by Tesla Motors. Several lawsuits were filed in Delaware over alleged breaches of fiduciary duties by certain Tesla Motors directors. More specifically, the plaintiffs claim that certain members of Tesla Motors Inc’s board of directors breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the SolarCity acquisition. The plaintiffs allege that Tesla Motors Inc has offered to pay too much for allegedly failing SolarCity Corporation in a conflicted transaction that could weaken Tesla Motors Inc and jeopardize its shareholder value. Furthermore, the plaintiffs claim that if SolarCity fails, certain Tesla and SolarCity directors, including Elon Musk and his family and friends, will lose millions of dollars that they invested in SolarCity Corporation and in order to prevent these losses Elon Musk, Tesla Motors’ CEO, Chairman and controlling stockholder, and the other Tesla Motors Inc and SolarCity Corporation directors forced Tesla Motors Inc to acquire SolarCity Corporation. The plaintiffs claim that Elon Musk and his family and friends will collect nearly $1 billion of SolarCity Corporation’s purported $2.6 billion equity value while saddling Tesla Motors Inc with more than $3 billion of SolarCity Corporation’s debt. Those who purchased Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares should contact the Shareholders Foundation, Inc. by e-mail at [email protected] or call 1 (858) 779-1554. The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is a professional portfolio legal monitoring and a settlement claim filing service, which does research related to shareholder issues and informs investors of securities class actions, settlements, judgments, and other legal related news to the stock/financial market. The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is not a law firm. The information is provided as a public service. It is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon.
CONTACT: Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
Michael Daniels
1 (858) 779-1554
[email protected]
3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 423
San Diego, CA 92108

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PB Ratio 10.36
TSLA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. TSLA: 10.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
TSLA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.15  Med: 24.96 Max: 66.78
Current: 10.36
6.15
66.78
PS Ratio 5.75
TSLA's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 1220 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. TSLA: 5.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
TSLA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.85  Med: 8.88 Max: 24.28
Current: 5.75
3.85
24.28
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 699.40
TSLA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. TSLA: 699.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
TSLA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 64.04  Med: 118.11 Max: 717.02
Current: 699.4
64.04
717.02
EV-to-EBIT -97.88
TSLA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.17 vs. TSLA: -97.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TSLA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -775.5  Med: -40.65 Max: -8.5
Current: -97.88
-775.5
-8.5
EV-to-EBITDA 97.43
TSLA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
98% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.05 vs. TSLA: 97.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TSLA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5079.6  Med: -13.7 Max: 659.6
Current: 97.43
-5079.6
659.6
Current Ratio 1.13
TSLA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. TSLA: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TSLA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.45 Max: 3.48
Current: 1.13
0.36
3.48
Quick Ratio 0.77
TSLA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. TSLA: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TSLA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.91
Current: 0.77
0.17
2.91
Days Inventory 98.35
TSLA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
80% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 57.00 vs. TSLA: 98.35 )
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: 98.35
71.06
85491.11
Days Sales Outstanding 18.80
TSLA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 61.70 vs. TSLA: 18.80 )
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: 18.8
8.9
295
Days Payable 115.92
TSLA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
87% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 55.61 vs. TSLA: 115.92 )
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: 115.92
53.77
217742.78

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 18.20
TSLA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
96% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 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 -9.40
TSLA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. TSLA: -9.40 )
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: -9.4
-13.7
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 11.34
TSLA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. TSLA: 11.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
TSLA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.86  Med: 25.67 Max: 52.94
Current: 11.34
7.86
52.94
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.65
TSLA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1091 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. TSLA: 0.65 )
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: 0.5  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.39
Current: 0.65
0.5
2.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.03
TSLA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
88% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.83 vs. TSLA: -1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
TSLA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.4  Med: 0 Max: 500
Current: -1.03
-1.4
500

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,549
EPS (TTM) $ -4.73
Beta1.15
Short Percentage of Float30.01%
52-Week Range $178.19 - 327.66
Shares Outstanding (Mil)164.26

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 11,221 20,424 26,779
EPS ($) -4.67 -0.03 5.47
EPS without NRI ($) -4.67 -0.03 5.47
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
35.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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