We can say with certainty that Elon Musk will be under close scrutiny by the media and by investors as Q2 unfolds, with particular attention being paid to the continued production ramp for Model 3. "The reality is, you're not a real company until you are". "That's our focus right now".
Tesla advised shareholders in its earnings statement today that it will plan to halt production at its Fremont factory for a total of about 10 days this quarter in order to improve processes so it can achieve its Model 3 production goals.
Shares of Tesla were volatile in after-hours trading. He then allowed multiple questions from a person via YouTube. Tesla reported sales of $2.70 billion in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 17.4%.
But the robot did a poor job of handling the material, which Musk described as "fluff", so it made more sense for a human to take on that task.
"They're killing me", Musk said after an analyst asked what percentage of Tesla 3 reservation holders have started to configure options for their cars, an indicator of how much profit Tesla will be able to wring from the vehicles. Swirling about him are Model 3 production issues, three investigations between two federal organizations, and a near never-ending cycle of new, grander ideas and plans that often buoy the stock in the short term, while threatening to further sap the company of much-needed cash down the line.
The move may prove to be "a mistake" given the importance of the Model 3 build out, said Jonas. "We're going to scrub barnacles on that front", he said.
"In particular the number of third-party companies we're using has gotten out of control".
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Tesla's service and gross loss increased to $118 million U.S. and operating expenses increased by to $1.05 billion, up 14% from the first quarter of 2017 and up 2% from the most recent quarter. Goldman Sachs decreased their target price on shares of Tesla from $205.00 to $195.00 and set a "sell" rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. Revenue rose to $3.41 billion from $2.7 billion a year ago, and outpaced an estimate of $3.22 billion. It is expected that the company may report lower-than-expected results in its first quarter report expected to be announced on Wednesday.
The company reported a smaller first-quarter loss than expected, while revenue also beat estimates.
Tesla burned through $700 million in cash last quarter.
Tesla's capital expenditures declined in the quarter and the company cut its spending forecasts for 2018, saying it would spend less than $3 billion.
"Elon Musk famously said they wouldn't need to raise money by the end of the year".
At the end of 2017, Tesla had $9.4 billion in outstanding debt, requiring hundreds of millions of dollars in annual interest payments. And his stated intention of being free cash flow positive by Q3 of this year "seems more aspirational than actual guidance".
But that could slow future product development.