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Tesla ROIC %

: 19.66% (As of Sep. 2021)
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ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. Tesla's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 19.66%.

As of today (2022-01-28), Tesla's WACC % is 16.52%. Tesla's ROIC % is 11.69% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Tesla earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Tesla ROIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Tesla's ROIC % 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 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
ROIC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -5.31 -7.33 -1.02 0.35 5.19

Tesla Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
ROIC % 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 7.28 5.92 5.35 14.12 19.66

Competitive Comparison

For the Auto Manufacturers subindustry, Tesla's ROIC %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROIC % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Tesla ROIC % Distribution

For the Vehicles & Parts industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Tesla's ROIC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Tesla's ROIC % falls into.



Tesla ROIC % Calculation

Tesla's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

ROIC % (A: Dec. 2020 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2019 ) + Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=1994 * ( 1 - 25.3% )/( (26640 + 30717)/ 2 )
=1489.518/28678.5
=5.19 %

where

Tesla's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

ROIC % (Q: Sep. 2021 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Jun. 2021 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=8220 * ( 1 - 11.85% )/( (35487 + 38210)/ 2 )
=7245.93/36848.5
=19.66 %

where

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) data.

* 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  (NAS:TSLA) ROIC % Explanation

ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. The reason book values of debt and equity are used is because the book values are the capital the company received when issuing the debt or receiving the equity investments.

There are four key components to this definition. The first is the use of operating income or EBIT rather than net income in the numerator. The second is the tax adjustment to this operating income or EBIT, computed as a hypothetical tax based on an effective or marginal tax rate. The third is the use of book values for invested capital, rather than market values. The final is the timing difference; the capital invested is from the end of the prior year whereas the operating income or EBIT is the current year's number.

Why is ROIC % important?

Because it costs money to raise capital. A firm that generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases, whereas a firm that earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital will destroy value as it grows.

As of today, Tesla's WACC % is 16.52%. Tesla's ROIC % is 11.69% (calculated using TTM income statement data).


Be Aware

Like ROE % and ROA %, ROIC % is calculated with only 12 months of data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.


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Tesla Business Description

Tesla logo
Industry
Consumer Cyclical » Vehicles & Parts NAICS : 336211 SIC : 3711
Address
3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 94304
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 mid-size sedans and crossover SUVs. The company also plans to begin selling more affordable sedans and small SUVs, a light-truck, semi-truck, and a sports car. Global deliveries in 2020 were roughly 500,000 units.
Executives
Baglino Andrew D officer: SVP Powertrain and Energy Eng. 3500 DEER CREEK ROAD FREMONT CA 94538
Kirkhorn Zachary officer: Chief Financial Officer 3500 DEER CREEK ROAD PALO ALTO CA 94304
Guillen Jerome M officer: President, Automotive 3500 DEER CREEK RD. PALO ALTO CA 94304
Taneja Vaibhav officer: Chief Accounting Officer 3500 DEER CREEK ROAD PALO ALTO CA 94304
Wilson-thompson Kathleen director PO BOX 3599 BATTLE CREEK MI 49016-3599
Musk Kimbal director C/O TESLA MOTORS, INC. 3500 DEER CREEK ROAD PALO ALTO CA 94304
Denholm Robyn M director 4150 NETWORK CIRCLE SANTA CLARA CA 95054
Mizuno Hiromichi director 1-2-33-A504, KOMAZAWA SETAGAYA TOKYO M0 154-0012
Gracias Antonio J. director C/O VALOR EQUITY PARTNERS 200 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, SUITE 1020 CHICAGO IL 60604
Musk Elon director, 10 percent owner, officer: CEO C/O TESLA MOTORS, INC. 3500 DEER CREEK ROAD PALO ALTO CA 94304
Ellison Lawrence Joseph director C/O DELPHI ASSET MGMT CORPORATION 5525 KIETZKE LANE, SUITE 200 RENO NV 89511
Jurvetson Stephen T director 2882 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 150 MENLO PARK CA 94025
Straubel Jeffrey B officer: Chief Technical Officer C/O TESLA MOTORS, INC. 3500 DEER CREEK ROAD PALO ALTO CA 94304
Ehrenpreis Ira Matthew director 100 SHORELINE HWY SUITE 282, BLDG. B MILL VALLEY CA 94941
Buss Brad W director 198 CHAMPION COURT SAN JOSE CA 95134

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