Exactly someone said: "Elon is Elon". Can't trust everything he says. That's what the bears been talking about. Now he just confirm it. Very disappointed. In one hand, "We don't need to raise cash", and then issue more shares.
@avoigt may have the specifics on this, but I believe German law allows starting the tree harvesting even before the final sale is done and they are planning to do just that. Of course Tesla could risk having to reimburse if the deal falls through, but on the other hand they have to finish by early March due to the birds and the bees and all.GF4 tree felling probably delayed by a week:
Tesla-Grundstück in Brandenburg: Gutachten zum Kaufpreis lässt auf sich warten - Berlin - TagesspiegelTranslation:
"Das Gutachten zum Grundstückswert des künftigen Tesla-Geländes in Grünheide bei Berlin kommt wohl erst kommende Woche. Das erklärte am Donnerstag Umweltminister Axel Vogel (Bündnis 90/Grüne) im Haushaltsausschuss des Landtags. Ursprünglich wollten die Parlamentarier über das unabhängige Gutachten beraten. Erst nach Unterzeichnung des Kaufvertrags am 16. Januar konnte ein vereidigter Gutachter beauftragt werden, berichtete Vogel. „Wir hätten uns gewünscht, dass das Gutachten früher vorliegt.“"
The appraisal of the property value of the future Tesla site in Grünheide near Berlin will probably only come next week. That said on Thursday Environment Minister Axel Vogel (Alliance 90 / Greens) in the budget committee of the state parliament. The parliamentarians originally wanted to advise on the independent report. Only after the purchase contract was signed on January 16, a sworn expert could be commissioned, Vogel reported. "We would have liked the report to be available earlier."
While this is a formality - I'd expect Tesla to pay EUR 50m too if that's the fair price - but Tesla owns the area only once they have paid the price, and there's a deadline when trees can be cut down, and if that is missed then GF4 would face a 6 months delay.
I picked up more in premarket at $728.80 and $726, respectively. No brainer.
Yep, the purpose is rather opaque:
"Tesla intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to further strengthen its balance sheet, as well as for general corporate purposes."
But I suspect we will learn more at Battery Day at Giga New York ...
Did anyone read about the subpoena from the SEC? I don’t want to give any of those articles any clicks....
Warranties at Tesla have generated controversy in the past.The 2019 warranty expense was $555 million, up from $544 in 2018. The 2019 figure is about 1.7% of 2019 sales, down from 2.2% of sales in 2018. The decrease is noteworthy, but it is hard to know all the inputs that go into calculating a warranty expense. No car company provides enough transparency to assess it in detail.
I do this sort of trading in options, and it just shot up way too fast this morning Found myself chasing a rocket up.
Now, if it goes higher, I could get to the point of re-selling previously bought-back options. But as things stand, it doesn't seem to want to do that either :Þ
The Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, issued a press release on February 11, 2020 on the new version of the directive on the promotion of electromobility. BAFA will shortly provide you with a new, much more convenient application procedure ...
And there it is!"we expect to recognize $751 million of (deferred) revenue in the next 12 months."
If nothing happens in the next 12 months that makes it clear why they raised this $2B in equity, I'd be quite disappointed. I just don't see why they need extra money just to strengthen their balance sheet. Tesla used to sit on $2-3B just twelve months ago, which admittedly was on the low side, but $6B in cash with much more cash flow to come in the coming quarters, seems like plenty to me.