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      05-01-2021, 06:06 PM   #551
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so they sold regulatory credits and bitcoin while other automakers made their profits from selling cars I'll post this again.
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Unfortunately the guy moved to my state. Hopefully competition the next couple of years will put him where he needs to be. Looking at the PE it is pretty obvious the company valuation is still driven by emotional people who may be surprised in the not to distant future and not in a good way.

As the rest of the industry gets established in the EV world will it not be pretty for the tick symbol T. Only time will tell.
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so they sold regulatory credits and bitcoin while other automakers made their profits from selling cars I'll post this again.
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As the rest of the industry gets established in the EV world will it not be pretty for the tick symbol T. Only time will tell.
(1.) Tesla's regulatory credit revenue is GOING UP
This is your key sign that not only is the rest of the industry NOT getting established, they're going backwards, thus they have to pay Tesla for regulatory credits because their BEVs aren't selling (or don't exist). (e.g., Tesla sells every BEV it can make; VW sells 1.5 production days/month of BEVs)

(2.) Tesla doesn't just sell cars
But, for now, let's ignore the $1.4B in non-auto revenue and think about just automotive revenue for a sec:

• Ford, as an example, earns revenue primarily from sales to dealerships.

• Tesla is the automaker, the dealership, the service center, the gas station, the parts suppliers, the software vendor, and the insurance company. This means Tesla is truly vertical: they own the customer relationship and they control all their manufacturing, and especially important, they make their own batteries with their own patented tech. Tesla is one of the few companies on the planet set up to be a trillion $ company. But, if China crushes them, they won't be.


Anyway, I'll post this again with some revenue highlights for scale:

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interesting...automotive revenues 8.5 bn and cost of revenue 8.2 billion so is there any profit in the automating sector despite all the vertical integration etc.
On the other hand I read this
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazo...201758948.html
That's what real profit sounds like a few tesla millions sounds like loose change no?
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interesting...automotive revenues 8.5 bn and cost of revenue 8.2 billion so is there any profit in the automating sector despite all the vertical integration etc.
On the other hand I read this
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazo...201758948.html
That's what real profit sounds like a few tesla millions sounds like loose change no?
Totally - Tesla had an ok quarter, but definitely not the quarter it should've (i.e., given they're an upstart in hyper growth mode).

Any reasonable investor (and I think it's reasonable to be in TSLA with a non-negligible % of your portfolio) should be re-thinking the thesis and taking some profits to rebalance - this just wasn't the quarter TSLA should've had, despite being perfectly fine for a normal company. It brings into the question management and if they're truly managing revenue, manufacturing, and operations ... because this looks like a phone-it-in quarter and that's not cool for a hyper-growth company.

If I owned TSLA directly, I'd be taking down exposure.
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Unfortunately the guy moved to my state. Hopefully competition the next couple of years will put him where he needs to be. Looking at the PE it is pretty obvious the company valuation is still driven by emotional people who may be surprised in the not to distant future and not in a good way.

As the rest of the industry gets established in the EV world will it not be pretty for the tick symbol T. Only time will tell.
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Looking at the PE it is pretty obvious the company valuation is still driven by emotional people
If by "emotional people" you mean self-made millionaire investors, then ok.

The "buh buh buh the P:E" talking point for a growth company is ridiculous - it's the reverse of expecting GM to have the market growth of TSLA - i.e., "cats sleep w dogs right?"

As an example, here's a comparo of Amazon & TSLA's CAGR - spoiler alert: Tesla is growing faster than Amazon, 73% CAGR vs Amazon's 53%.



*though I believe TSLA's growth comes with much more risk as it's global consumers vs US consumers ... though that also means more upside if they make it through the chinese gauntlet.
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With this mega ongoing thread about Musk and Tesla, I'm surprised none of you have started a new thread for SpaceX. That is an incredible story and I find it interesting that Elon Musk "competes" with Amazon's Bezos and his company Blue Origin, though I don't see any competition per se. I suppose that enterprise will be more focused on consumers flying to space compared to Musk's infatuation with traveling to Mars? GrussGott's last entry about TSLA and AMZN reminded me of this subject.

Anyway, carry on. Lol.
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I'm surprised none of you have started a new thread for SpaceX.
Tesla has always attracted the Culture Separatists who endlessly attempt to push easily disproven business talking points whereas SpaceX provides no such attractive nuisance.

One doesn't have to like Musk, Teslas, TSLA, or SpaceX to be impressed by what Musk has accomplished ... if you're principled.
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Tesla has always attracted the Culture Separatists who endlessly attempt to push easily disproven business talking points whereas SpaceX is provides no such attractive nuisance.

One doesn't have to like Musk, Teslas, TSLA, or SpaceX to be impressed by what Musk has accomplished ... if you're principled.
Ha, very true. I don't think anyone can say shit about SpaceX because it's extremely impressive what they have accomplished and there is very little competition per se. This most recent return of astronauts from the ISS is just the beginning. I don't think anyone could have imagined the ability to re-use rocket engines and then to realize it and put it into practice with such stunning success just speaks volumes.

I can't think of anyone that matches up with Elon Musk in terms of the vast range of accomplishments he has demonstrated with such different business entities. Can't even imagine what the future will look like with that other crazy stuff he's developing with AI and Neuralink. Dude is a genius, period.
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Dude is a genius, period.
Maybe he's a genius, though my read on him having talked to people who've worked with him is, he's into 1st principles and the details of engineering problems ... combine that with a willingness to take extreme risk and you get to his accomplishments. Many forget he literally put every dollar he had into Tesla and got very close to broke - few are willing to absorb that level of personal financial risk.

Said differently, none of Musk's accomplishments are unbelievable engineering accomplishments, they're just really hard problems solved by someone with the grit, tenacity, and risk tolerance to do it ... and few have that.

End of the day, all great business strategy can be summed up in 4 words: do something very hard.

Which makes Musk the ultimate business strategist.
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so they sold regulatory credits and bitcoin while other automakers made their profits from selling cars I'll post this again.
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As the rest of the industry gets established in the EV world will it not be pretty for the tick symbol T. Only time will tell.
(1.) Tesla's regulatory credit revenue is GOING UP
This is your key sign that not only is the rest of the industry NOT getting established, they're going backwards, thus they have to pay Tesla for regulatory credits because their BEVs aren't selling (or don't exist). (e.g., Tesla sells every BEV it can make; VW sells 1.5 production days/month of BEVs)

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I think we should retire "buh buh regulatory credits", here's why:

(a.) Insignificant #

(b.) Balance sheet game

Said differently, the CFO could tweak any of 50 things and replace that line item while changing nothing else ... it's the media's favorite go-to Tesla story ... wait, no that's wrong.

The media's favorite Tesla story is:

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Well BMW numbers

But, yeah, those X5 45e (and other hybrids) are selling like hotcakes and BMW is an SUV company now ... I'd love to see the model breakdown (such as it is) if it's out there ...
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Well BMW numbers

But, yeah, those X5 45e (and other hybrids) are selling like hotcakes and BMW is an SUV company now ... I'd love to see the model breakdown (such as it is) if it's out there ...
details are sketchy but good profit.
2,3,5,7,x1,x2,x3,x5 all have hybrid options.
Ix3 available I3 and I8 available but soon not to be.
ix i4 ix1 etc in the horizon.
Nomenclature is confusing.
i= petrol in bmw
530e = hybrid
but i4 =electric
only real grumble.
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details are sketchy but good profit.
2,3,5,7,x1,x2,x3,x5 all have hybrid options.
Ix3 available I3 and I8 available but soon not to be.
ix i4 ix1 etc in the horizon.
Nomenclature is confusing.
i= petrol in bmw
530e = hybrid
but i4 =electric
only real grumble.
Ya know I've finally caught up on Sandy's review of the Mach-e and I think Tesla's got some trouble there ... Ford is serious and has cut through a lot of politics (I'd wager) to make a damn good first attempt at an EV - it's product that a company that's been making cars for 100 years should be able to deliver.

The Bolt and ID.4 are frankestein cars pulled together from the part bin & political infighting - company killers.

in any event, the Mach-e seems to be a really good car and the next iteration might even be a great car ... if they can get the charger network pinned down, they'll be real competition for Tesla!

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But, yeah, those X5 45e (and other hybrids) are selling like hotcakes and BMW is an SUV company now ...
You mean SAV company, lol.
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You mean SAV company, lol.
Somewhere inside BMW's Silicon Valley Mountain View office:



Back @ the tower in Munich ...

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