Tesla (TSLA) Tops Q4 EPS by 42c, Revs Beat

January 29, 2020 4:20 PM EST

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Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) reported Q4 EPS of $2.14, $0.42 better than the analyst estimate of $1.72. Revenue for the quarter came in at $7.38 billion versus the consensus estimate of $7.02 billion.

  • Model Y production ramp started in January 2020, ahead of schedule
  • Record vehicle deliveries of 112,095 in Q4

From the company: "2019 was a turning point for Tesla. We demonstrated strong organic demand for Model 3, returned to GAAP profitability in 2H19 and generated $1.1B of free cash flow for the year. We achieved strong cash generation through persistent cost control across the business. Our pace of execution has also improved significantly, as we have incorporated many learnings from our experience launching Model 3 in the United States. As a result, we were able to start Model 3 production in Gigafactory Shanghai in less than 10 months from breaking ground and have already begun the production ramp for Model Y in Fremont. None of this would be possible without strong demand for our products. For most of 2019, nearly all orders came from new buyers that did not hold a prior reservation, demonstrating significant reach beyond those who showed early interest. Amazingly, this was accomplished without any spend on advertising. As more people drive our cars and as the industry rapidly validates electrification, interest in our products will continue to grow. Higher volumes driven by Model Y and Gigafactory Shanghai, continued improvements in operating leverage, and further cost efficiencies should allow Tesla to ultimately reach an industry-leading operating margin."

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