Tesla Posts Profit in Q4 2018, Outlines Challenges for 2019


Musk wanted to drive Tesla in India in 2017 and Ahuja, who worked out of Tesla's San Carlos headquarters, quit the company in 2015 only to re-join in 2017, was tasked with achieving that. In the previous quarter, the company reached $2.90.

Rates sell, price target $210. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Tesla from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 3rd. But several analysts questioned whether the investment would pay off.

TSLA stock opened at $308.77 on Thursday.

Tesla shares fell 5.1 per cent to about US$293 per share as of 6:51 a.m.in NY. Musk elaborated on the earnings conference call (via CNBC), "Even if there's a global recession, we're expecting deliveries this year to be about 50 percent higher than last year".

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Looking ahead, Tesla projects a "very small" first-quarter profit-what it called an "optimistic target"-and positive net income, using standard accounting methods, and free cash flow in every quarter thereafter". The electric vehicle producer reported $1.93 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.00 by $0.93. For the quarter, the company posted $7.23 billion in revenue. During the same period a year ago, the business earned ($3.04) EPS. I have followed the auto sector for 26 years, and there is no industrial logic whatsoever for a 59% year-on-year decline in capex in a quarter in which unit volume increased by 233%.

The winding down of a US tax subsidy this year will make all Tesla cars more expensive and could hurt sales. "Lightning fast." Beyond service, Musk indicated that a new version of the company's Autopilot driver-assist function would be ready within a few weeks, pending regulatory approval, though it remained unclear which regulators Tesla sought approval for, as there is no regulatory approval needed to launch driver-assist features.

"The critical Model 3 cost structure appears to be improving with both scale and manufacturing experience, with the company expecting a 25 percent gross margin "at some point" during 2019" Canaccord Genuity analysts said. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $348.44, for a total value of $5,226,600.00. 1,657 are owned by Ballentine Prns Ltd Liability Company. Thursday, however, with the stock down about 1.5% in the first trading session-broader US indexes were mixed-after the company's latest quarterly earnings announcement, investors appeared not to be looking that far ahead.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Finally, G&S Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Tesla during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $62,000.