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  • evsavant evsavant Feb 20, 2013 4:40 PM Flag

    But for Q1 13 profit proclamation...

    This is a disastrous quarter. But Elon's profit promise will give everyone hope for the future, of course.

    Wanna bet they do another secondary?

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    • Not sure in what part of Fantasyland these touters reside? But the harsh reality is, as I said many times, Tesla can't make money. IMO, the only way this company shows a profit next quarter is Musk demands 2 shifts 7 days per week to pump out 6-7,000 4drs. Even at that I doubt Tesla could break even.

      The difficulty here is Tesla can't sustain an order flow commensurate with the 20,000 production demand. With the current orders in hand, this will be, IMO, THE only time Tesla can make haste, because next quarter will be a disaster based on the production runout of the high-priced 4drs. The next wave of 4drs will never see positive gross margins, guaranteed.

      What continues on for Tesla is the continued blue-sky forward comments from Musk. My thoughts are, it can't happen! He's almost out of runway!

    • It was a great qtr - the achievement are truly wonderful and impressive.

      This maybe the first Trillion $ company - if GOOG takes another 5 years to move a $100

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