Jefferies Adjusts Estimates on Tesla Motors (TSLA); Suggests Buying on Weakness

July 18, 2012 7:38 AM EDT
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Jefferies maintains a 'Conviction Buy' Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) price target of $39.00.

Analyst, Jesse Pichel, said, "We lower our 3Q estimates ahead of the Qtr to account for a slower ramp of production following our plant tour & discussions with TSLA mgmt at the recent Model S drive event. We expect 2Q12 to be in line with guidance of roughly flat revenue with 1Q12; however, we expect the Street will need to lower 3Q12 estimates. We believe that any weakness tied to a 3Q12 earnings expectation reset should be viewed as a buying opportunity."

"For 3Q12, we lower our revenue estimates to $87.2M from $152.7M and 4Q we increase our estimate to $432.2M from $366.6M." (FY12 raised from (2.59) to (2.53))

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