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Tesla (LIM:TSLA) Return-on-Tangible-Asset

: 11.97% (As of Mar. 2023)
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Return-on-Tangible-Asset is calculated as Net Income divided by its average total tangible assets. Total tangible assets equals to Total Assets minus Intangible Assets. Tesla's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 was $10,052 Mil. Tesla's average total tangible assets for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 was $83,998 Mil. Therefore, Tesla's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Asset for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 was 11.97%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Tesla's Return-on-Tangible-Asset or its related term are showing as below:

LIM:TSLA' s Return-on-Tangible-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.8   Med: -3.8   Max: 17.7
Current: 15.75

During the past 13 years, Tesla's highest Return-on-Tangible-Asset was 17.70%. The lowest was -12.80%. And the median was -3.80%.

LIM:TSLA's Return-on-Tangible-Asset is ranked better than
95.4% of 1240 companies
in the Vehicles & Parts industry
Industry Median: 2.82 vs LIM:TSLA: 15.75

Tesla Return-on-Tangible-Asset Historical Data

The historical data trend for Tesla's Return-on-Tangible-Asset 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
Return-on-Tangible-Asset
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -3.39 -2.73 1.69 9.86 17.70

Tesla Quarterly Data
Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23
Return-on-Tangible-Asset 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 21.28 13.67 18.59 19.10 11.97

Competitive Comparison

For the Auto Manufacturers subindustry, Tesla's Return-on-Tangible-Asset, along with its competitors' market caps and Return-on-Tangible-Asset 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 Return-on-Tangible-Asset Distribution

For the Vehicles & Parts industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Tesla's Return-on-Tangible-Asset distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Tesla's Return-on-Tangible-Asset falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the Return-on-Tangible-Asset's extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.



Tesla Return-on-Tangible-Asset Calculation

Tesla's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Asset for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2022 is calculated as:

Return-on-Tangible-Asset=Net Income/( (Total Tangible Assets+Total Tangible Assets)/ count )
(A: Dec. 2022 )  (A: Dec. 2021 )(A: Dec. 2022 )
=Net Income/( (Total Assets - Intangible Assets+Total Assets - Intangible Assets)/ count )
(A: Dec. 2022 )  (A: Dec. 2021 )(A: Dec. 2022 )
=12583/( (60414+81745)/ 2 )
=12583/71079.5
=17.70 %

Tesla's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Asset for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 is calculated as:

Return-on-Tangible-Asset=Net Income/( (Total Tangible Assets+Total Tangible Assets)/ count )
(Q: Mar. 2023 )  (Q: Dec. 2022 )(Q: Mar. 2023 )
=Net Income/( (Total Assets - Intangible Assets+Total Assets - Intangible Assets)/ count )
(Q: Mar. 2023 )  (Q: Dec. 2022 )(Q: Mar. 2023 )
=10052/( (81745+86250)/ 2 )
=10052/83997.5
=11.97 %

* 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.

In the calculation of annual Return-on-Tangible-Asset, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total tangible assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2023) net income data.


Tesla  (LIM:TSLA) Return-on-Tangible-Asset Explanation

Return-on-Tangible-Asset measures the rate of return on the average total tangible assets (total assets minus intangible assets). Tangible means physical in nature. Intangible Assets are assets that are not physical in nature, and typically "derive their value from legal or intellectual rights." Return-on-Tangible-Asset measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from its tangible assets. It shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. Return-on-Tangible-Assets can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, Return-on-Tangible-Asset should not be used to compare companies in different industries.


Be Aware

Like ROE and ROA, Return-on-Tangible-Asset is calculated with only 12 months 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. Return-on-Tangible-Asset can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by a company’s tax rate and its interest payment. Return-on-Tangible-Asset may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high Return-on-Tangible-Asset may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.


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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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