Can Tesla Bounce Back From Disastrous Model 3 Launch?

03 November, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Manuel Hopkins
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Battery pack sales (including stationary storage Powerwalls and grid-tied Powerpacks) brought in $317 million in revenue, but the sector only cost the company $237 million.

The Tesla Network, which accounts for billions of dollars in long-term revenue in many analyst models, is supposed to be unveiled this year. The figure also surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.92 billion.

About 500,000 Model 3 cars have been ordered worldwide, but only 260 were built in the third quarter.

Third-quarter vehicle deliveries, which were announced at the beginning of October, were up about 5% year over year and 19% sequentially.

The most significant news was that Tesla is pushing back its production rate target of 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week due to aforementioned bottlenecks. Tesla now has more than 400,000 advance reservations for the Model 3, but how long potential buyers will wait to take delivery is uncertain - all the more so UBS analysts wrote, because "competing EVs are coming, and a long delay could reduce (Tesla's) market share opportunity".

Demand for Tesla's vehicles continues to be strong. Some observers believe the Chevy model has been picking up customers who have begun writing off Tesla.

Model 3 production is "steadily increasing".

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Model 3 reservation holders were previously given rough 3-month windows for their delivery based on several factors, like date of the reservation, market where the auto will be delivered, the configuration of the car's powertrain, and whether or not the reservation holder is already a Tesla owner. It now expects to achieve this rate by "late Q1", compared to a previous aim for the end of the year.

The problem arose in Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada, where the battery modules are built.

For its fourth quarter, Tesla maintained its guidance to deliver about 27,000 combined Model S and X deliveries.

"Now that the foundation of the Tesla vision neural net is right, which was an exceptionally hard problem, as it must fit into far less computing power than is typically used, we expect a rapid roll-out of additional functionality over the next several months and are progressing rapidly towards our goal of a coast-to-coast drive with no one touching the controls", reads the letter.

Tesla estimates about 100,000 Model S and Model X cars will be delivered in 2017. But while boss Elon Musk had hoped to be making 5,000 cars per week by now, the firm's third-quarter results reveal fewer than 300 Model 3s have left the factory. The shares were sold at an average price of $340.36, for a total transaction of $15,240,299.72. Also, the company expects to achieve the target gross margin level of 25% in 2018.

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Those problems have pushed Tesla's stock down by more than 20 percent from its June high, including a decline approaching 8 percent in early afternoon trading on Thursday. That's right - they think these 10 stocks are even better buys. Munster sums up his view by calling Tesla "the biggest opportunity in tech over the next five years", per CNBC. Exane Derivatives owns 10,409 shares.

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