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Tesla (LIM:TSLA) Cash Flow from Investing

: $-12,290 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2023)
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Cash Flow from Investing covers the cash a company gains or spends from investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries. It also includes the cash the company used for property, plant and equipment (PPE).

For the three months ended in Mar. 2023, Tesla spent $2,073 Mil on purchasing property, plant, equipment. It gained $0 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment. It spent $0 Mil on purchasing business. It gained $0 Mil from selling business. It spent $2,015 Mil on purchasing investments. It gained $1,604 Mil from selling investments. It paid $0Mil for net Intangibles purchase and sale. And it paid $0 Mil for other investing activities. In all, Tesla spent $2,484 Mil on investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries for the three months ended in Mar. 2023.


Tesla Cash Flow from Investing Historical Data

The historical data trend for Tesla's Cash Flow from Investing can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Tesla Annual Data
Trend Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22
Cash Flow from Investing
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -2,337.00 -1,436.00 -3,132.00 -7,868.00 -11,973.00

Tesla Quarterly Data
Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23
Cash Flow from Investing Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -2,167.00 -884.00 -2,791.00 -6,131.00 -2,484.00

Tesla Cash Flow from Investing Calculation

Cash Flow from Investing covers the cash a company gains or spends from investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries. It also includes the cash the company used for property, plant and equipment (PPE).

If a company spends cash on property, plant and equipment (PPE), this will reduce their cash position. This is called Capital Expenditures (CPEX).

Likewise, if a company buys another company for cash, this will reduce their cash position.

Tesla's Cash Flow from Investing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2022 is calculated as:

Tesla's Cash Flow from Investing for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 is calculated as:


Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2023 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $-12,290 Mil.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Tesla  (LIM:TSLA) Cash Flow from Investing Explanation

Cash flow from investing contains nine items:

1. Purchase Of Property, Plant, Equipment:
Purchase of PPE indicates the amount used to purchase property, plant, and equipment.

Tesla's purchase of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in Mar. 2023 was $-2,073 Mil. It means Tesla spent $2,073 Mil on purchasing property, plant, equipment.

In the capital spending for property, plant and equipment (PPE), some part of spending may be from the expansion of business. The business needs more property, plant and equipment (PPE) as it grows. Another part may be from replacement of the property, plant and equipment (PPE) of existing business. For some companies, the cash spent on replacing of the property, plant and equipment (PPE) of the existing business will be close to the depreciation of property, plant and equipment (PPE) reported in the income statement.

In Warren Buffett's definition of Owner's Earnings, he deducts the estimate of the cost of replacing the property, plant and equipment (PPE) of the existing business from cash flow from operations. The cash spent on the new property, plant, and equipment is not deducted. The reason is because these are not costs of the existing business. In his 1986 letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett wrote this about owner earnings:

"These represent (a) reported earnings plus (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization, and certain other non-cash charges...less (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment, etc. that the business requires to fully maintain its long-term competitive position and its unit volume....Our owner-earnings equation does not yield the deceptively precise figures provided by GAAP, since (c) must be a guess - and one sometimes very difficult to make. Despite this problem, we consider the owner earnings figure, not the GAAP figure, to be the relevant item for valuation purposes...All of this points up the absurdity of the 'cash flow' numbers that are often set forth in Wall Street reports. These numbers routinely include (a) plus (b) - but do not subtract (c)."

2. Sale Of Property, Plant, Equipment:
Sale of PPE indicates the amount gained from selling property, plant, and equipment.

Tesla's sale of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in Mar. 2023 was $0 Mil. It means Tesla gained $0 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment.

3.Purchase Of Business:
Purchase of business indicates the amount used to purchase business.

Tesla's purchase of business for the three months ended in Mar. 2023 was $0 Mil. It means Tesla spent $0 Mil on purchasing business.

4. Sale Of Business:
Sale of business indicates the amount gained from selling business.

Tesla's sale of business for the three months ended in Mar. 2023 was $0 Mil. It means Tesla gained $0 Mil from selling business.

5. Purchase Of Investment:
Purchase of Investments represents cash outflow on the purchase of investments in securities.

Tesla's purchase of investment for the three months ended in Mar. 2023 was $-2,015 Mil. It means Tesla spent {stock_data.stock.currency_symbol}}2,015 Mil on purchasing investments.

6. Sale Of Investment:
Sale of Investments represents cash inflow on the sale of investments in securities.

Tesla's sale of investment for the three months ended in Mar. 2023 was $1,604 Mil. It means Tesla gained $1,604 Mil from selling investments.

7. Net Intangibles Purchase And Sale:
Net Intangibles purchase and sale means the net cash inflow received by a company that comes from the purchase and sale of intangibles. It equals the cash received from sale of intangibles minus the cash spent on purchasing intangibles.

Tesla's net Intangibles purchase and sale for the three months ended in Mar. 2023 was $0 Mil. It means Tesla paid $0 Mil for net Intangibles purchase and sale.

8. Cash From Discontinued Investing Activities:
Cash from discontinued investing activities means the cash received by a company that comes from the discontinued investing activities.

Tesla's cash from discontinued investing activities for the three months ended in Mar. 2023 was 0 Mil. It means Tesla paid $0 Mil for discontinued investing activities.

9. Cash From Other Investing Activities:
Cash from other investing activities means the cash received by a company that comes from other investing activities.

Tesla's cash from other investing activities for the three months ended in Mar. 2023 was $0 Mil. It means Tesla paid $0 Mil for other investing activities.


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Tesla (LIM:TSLA) Business Description

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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. The company sells solar panels and solar roofs for energy generation plus batteries for stationary storage for residential and commercial properties including utilities. Tesla has multiple vehicles in its fleet, which include luxury and midsize sedans and crossover SUVs. The company also plans to begin selling more affordable sedans and small SUVs, a light truck, a semi truck, and a sports car. Global deliveries in 2022 were a little over 1.3 million vehicles.

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