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Tesla’s Cash Story In 1 Chart — & How Narrow-Minded TSLA Media Coverage Scared You

November 25th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

You may remember months earlier this year when the financial press and certain analysts obsessed over Tesla's declining cash balance. Perhaps it was genuine, but my impression is it was "concern trolling," faux hysteria, and even an attempt to confuse and manipulate the public in the worst cases. This struck me yet again while looking at a chart that a CleanTechnica reader created and shared


A Tesla Financial Model & Shareholder Letter Walkthrough

August 9th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Last Wednesday, August 1, 2018, we got a ton of fresh information in the Tesla shareholder letter and conference call. The prediction of our financial model of the Tesla results, "Vijay’s SimTesla Game," was right within a few million, after correcting for the ignored restructuring costs. That's not because we got everything right, but because the mistakes cancelled each other out


The Tesla Short Thesis Just Collapsed — CNN, CNBC, Forbes, & Business Insider Are Still Lost In Shortsville

August 3rd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

We've covered the wild world of Tesla short sellers for a while. When the most shorted company on the stock market is a major cleantech company, CleanTechnica just has to dig into this stuff. To much better understand what short sellers are, who shorts Tesla, what the Tesla short theses have been (yes, they change from time to time), and why we've largely thought that shorting Tesla is idiotic, check out the 11 stories linked at the bottom of this article


A Sinister Cellar Of The TSLA Short Story?

July 5th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

The ongoing onslaught of anti-Tesla articles in the press surely stems from many sources, and yes, some of these are doubtless legitimate journalists who are simply describing the situation as they see it. However, it’s widely believed that much of the mud, especially the (seemingly hourly) articles that focus on financial and stock-market topics, originates with short sellers who stand to gain serious money if TSLA stock falls


Tesla Cash Burn or Bonfire of the Analysts? — Tesla Bankwuptcy Explained, Part 3

May 17th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

How did Tesla get into this hopeless situation? The short answer: “It did not.” The long answer is in 3 articles. The first one examined the problems 450,000 Tesla Model 3 reservations created. The second one gave a long look at the profitability of Tesla products. This third one finishes with the media madness about “Tesla Cash Burn.”


Tesla Model 3 Gross Margins

May 14th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

In the ongoing tug-of-war between Tesla bulls and bears, one of the most controversial subjects these days is the gross margin that Model 3 can generate at a 5,000 cars per week production rate as well as the rate when production lines have fully matured. Bears had previously focused on whether Tesla could successfully ramp up Model 3 production quickly enough so as to hit the 5,000 per week production number before Tesla’s cash position becomes compromised, but with the company now consistently turning out thousands of Model 3s per week and evidence of additional gains, the emphasis has shifted to the profitability of those cars produced, and this is where the concept of gross margin becomes key


Elon Slows Tesla Down … To Cut Out The Financial Trolls

May 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Maarten just wrote an epic piece on Elon Musk's apparent decision to drop Wall Street and drop a beat on the world via a more enlightened, independent, inspired, societally beneficial, long-term corporate approach than we are used to seeing — even from Tesla



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