I don't see any evidence Tesla can produce a $40K battery powered car. Chevrolet can, Ford can, but Tesla?
You're happy that they're still saying two years (which they have been saying since 2012-13). You'll be less happy a year and a half from now when they're still saying two years.
If you're buying stock be sure to keep a record of Tesla's promises - they're the reason you bought the stock - right?
Our Q4 non-GAAP net loss was $114 million, or $0.87 per share, and our Q4 GAAP net loss was $320 million or a loss of $2.44 per share, both based on 131 million basic shares. For full year 2015, our net loss was $2.30 per share on a non-GAAP basis and a loss of $6.93 per share on a GAAP basis, both based on 128 million basic shares
They predicted 2016 sales of 80-90k vehicles says CNBC. That won't happen. I don't remember the last time Tesla made an accurate forecast. (But they never suffer any consequence from making inaccurate forecasts so why not)
"Tesla has made steady improvements in non-GAAP adjustments"
I like your word "improvements". Sort of like every Tesla expense is actually an "investment".
The Junes, which get you through the next two earnings releases, are $6.50. They may never go into the money but could appreciate nicely if Tesla hits $130 this month.
This works best for people who keep their car out in the barn. Most others walk into their garage through the house.
The original poster is probably young and lives in an urban area. He's not experienced enough to realize that cars are necessary for everyone else.
Let's see...At an average speed of 30 mph and used 15 hours a day the car would travel 165K miles per year. Yearly maintenance costs would skyrocket and cars would have a far shorter life span. Sure your transportation model will result in lower production?
Bears are looking at no model 3 until 2017-2018 and no way the car can sell for $30K and still be profitable. They're right. But Tesla could just buy Bolts from GM, rebadge them, change the sheet metal a little, let customers choose from an array of overpriced accessories. Then mark them up by $5K per car (after all they are Teslas now). Instant profits. And of course they would be delivered, prepped and serviced at Bolt dealers.
Tesla expects most of its buyers to live in California. Maybe Polar bear Jr. should just move someplace warm.
Yes - you wonder why Tesla didn't think that suing one vendor would have an impact on their other vendors. And the only thing Tesla as to gain from the suit is not paying Hoerbiger or paying them less (IF Tesla wins). It's not like Tesla is going to collect anything from Hoerbiger.