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About Vijay Govindan

Vijay Govindan Vijay Govindan is interested in sustainable living, financial education, and the intersection of astrophysics and climate change. Rick and Morty fan. Follow him on twitter @vgovindan17



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Tesla Model 3 vs. US Incumbents — Gun In A Knife Fight Or Fair Fight?

March 18th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

I recently ran a Twitter poll to decide what to write about next. The top article the voters asked me to write was an article on how the Tesla Model Standard Range (SR) competes against models from incumbent auto manufacturers. The wonderful thing is that Tesla is now price competitive, without incentives. It is very competitive on a total cost of ownership basis. With incentives and TCO factored in, the Model 3 is tough to beat. Let’s take a look


In Tesla Earnings Week, The FUD Strikes Back — #Pravduh About #Tesla Report 22

February 4th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

Last week was earnings weeks for Tesla. We are going to change up the report a bit this week and discuss the top 5 FUD headlines before going into the regular #Pravduh about #Tesla report. My "kudos" to CNBC for covering Tesla in every which way possible, some of which I didn't know existed or wanted to exist. I'll start with two CNBC pieces


Tesla Q4 Financial Estimates — Tesla Will See Profits, Just Not As Much

January 19th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

I received quite a few comments that running Tesla’s finances through a lemonade stand confused readers. I realized two things. People without a financial background loved it. People who fully read Tesla’s SEC filings for a mid-morning snack hated it, or at best tolerated it. ;)


Tesla’s “Impossible” Task #9: Paying Off Debt In 2018 & 2019

October 17th, 2018 | by Vijay Govindan

Recently, there was a misinformed article from Linette Lopez of Business Insider titled “Tesla needs over $1 billion in cash over the next 6 months, and Wall Street is going nuts figuring out where it's going to come from.” I am writing this piece to refute what was said


Tesla Q3 Financials Estimates & My 99.6% Accurate Delivery Estimate

October 4th, 2018 | by Vijay Govindan

In the last article I wrote on this topic ("Tesla Q3 Revenue, EPS, & Delivery Numbers: Estimates vs Reality"), I mentioned my overall delivery estimates along with my revenue and EPS for Q3 of 2018. I estimated Tesla would deliver 83,181 deliveries. I was decently close, 99.6% accurate, so I’ll give myself a goal on that


Bloomberg On Tesla — #Pravduh Gone Wild

September 19th, 2018 | by Vijay Govindan

On September 17th, as a person living on Earth, I was so happy to see Yusaku Maezawa and Elon Musk announce they were sending artists to orbit the Moon via SpaceX’s BFR. It gave me hope that one day my family could go to space! A positive and uplifting message. Reality intruded and led me to anger and despair


Tesla Q3 Revenue, EPS, & Delivery Numbers: Estimates vs Reality

September 9th, 2018 | by Vijay Govindan

When companies report earnings, the financial news mentions how the company’s revenue and earnings per Share (EPS) performed against professional estimates. If a company beats both, the stock price will usually go higher. And if they miss both, the stock price will go the opposite way, lower. If either misses, financial analysts will ask management questions on the conference call to get a better idea of how the underlying business is doing



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