Tesla (TSLA) reported fourth-quarter results, beating on EPS and revenues. The declining margins on the most valuable car company in the world aren’t good enough. Wall Street analysts have reduced their expectations in the past weeks. Here are the key points:
Tesla Earnings came at $1.19 above the estimates of $1.13
The Revenue came at $24.32 billion slightly above the expectations of $24.16 billion
TSLA regulatory credits up 49% Y/Y from $314MM to $467MM
The company says it is planning to grow production as quickly as possible in alignment with the 50% AGR target they began guiding to in early 2021.
In 2022, Tesla produced and delivered 1.3M+ vehicles
Tesla now has 42,420 Supercharger connectors active worldwide
Cybertruck remains on track to begin production later this year at gigafactory Texas; the Next-Gen vehicle platform is under development.
Tesla’s bitcoin holdings were unchanged in Q4.
Tesla entered a credit pact with Citibank on January 20 for a revolving credit line of up to $5 billion.
In the fourth quarter, Tesla produced over 439,000 vehicles and delivered over 405,000 vehicles. In 2022, vehicle deliveries grew 40% YoY to 1.31 million while production grew 47% YoY to 1.37 million.
The delivered vehicle’s number is a record for the EV company but came below the analyst’s expectations of 420,760. The Model S/X deliveries were 17,147 also below the forecasts of 18,577.
The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.05 per share in line with expectations and the revenue came up to $21.45 billion slightly below the consensus, of $22 billion, but 26.8% and 55% above the second quarter and 2021 third quarter respectively. This is the first revenue miss for the company since the third quarter of 2021.
Earlier today, Morgan Stanley cut Tesla’s price target from $250 to $220 while JP Morgan reiterated the stock at Underweight and cut the price target from $125 to $120.
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