Six to eight, I'd guess. They never say. Nor do they clearly indicate if these systems were bought at a market rate or provided at some partnership discount. And the full production that is supposed to begin in 2017 is surely contingent on certification, a process over which the Q has little control. This is a non-event, and the PPS today I think is reflective.
In the dozen plus years I've followed the Q I've never seen any data on price per unit or cost. They don't publicly give unit counts on orders either, so it's hard to even back-calculate.
I want to think you're paid to say these things because who would just say them? But who would pay you to say them either? That spike of a couple of weeks back was artifice and brought to you only by people who know how to make a silk purse from a pig's ear ... and sell it immediately thereafter and beat it out of town. KBIO was interesting, this notwithstanding. Now that he's the largest single owner, does he get the pipeline extra cheap? That Martin might be an evil man, but he's no dummy.
Is drying back up. Looks like the demon is off to inhabit a different body. The movements of the Q here on in will be its own, and not owe to a possession by spirits.
On the drive in today in my 18 mpg SUV (but it's 14 years old!) on the radio they were talking about CA initiatives and interviewed a Socal elected who said he's owned three EVs - a Tesla, a ... wait for it ... Coda (!) and a Leaf. He said he loved his Leaf. I smiled at the Coda part and thought that there's only a handful of frustrated Q investors that knew what he was talking about.
Or somebody is trying to keep the price from dropping further so they can at least get 0.50 before it drops to the floors below.
My brother got out when it was at 7 and me, like the optimist I am, only bailed after it sat 20 cents under my last buy for too long. I hold on for a spell longer than I should, for sure..
My work is such that I can visit Yahoo Finance way too frequently during the day. It's better than clicking on other things, certainly, but I probably should go to a clinic or something to break me of this habit.
I do. I miss my Q. That's why I stick around. I have held shares in this silly company since 1999. But I'm curious on your take as to when to get back in. I don't think the time is now. Prediction - de-listing notice comes by January. The orders in the pipeline don't start turning into checks fast enough to let the Q satisfy the listing requirement. 10:1 reverse split. One more shelf. PPS adjusts accordingly. At this point, I think it will be time to get in. This time next year. My humble opinion only. Alternative takes are invited and welcome.
I've never seen any report on motor margin. We probably have enough data presently to triangulate. Presently clearly in the negative per unit. I wonder what kind of volume they need to get to break-even, and what after that is required for a profit. Maybe it's linear. When the top line grows to 25M the bottom line will show a 60 cent per share loss. That would be sadness.
They hired a new PR firm a few months back. Dollars get you donuts these guys are all up in the engineer's grill begging them for something, anything. I guess the hiring of the new firm is reflective of something, but whether this was a management initiative or a Board member Hail Mary is hard to tell.
Not saying this is bad, just curious about from whence it has come. The proof will be in the pudding that's fixin' to come out of the oven in an hour.