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- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is a designer and developer of electric vehicles. It manufactures and sells high-performance fully electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla also designs and manufactures electric vehicle powertrain components for its partners such as Toyota, Daimler and to other automotive manufacturers. The company is currently manufacturing and selling the Model S sedan, a four door, five-passenger premium sedan. It offers development services for electric powertrain systems and components, and sells electric powertrain components to other automotive manufacturers. Tesla provides services through its wholly-owned subsidiaries and also through its sales and service networks operating across North America, Europe and Asia. Tesla is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the US.

Tesla Motors, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Dec 12, 2013: Tesla Motors unveils two new vehicle charging stations in Indiana
Dec 10, 2013: Tesla Motors to install vehicle charging station in Lumberton city, US
Nov 05, 2013: Tesla Motors to establish lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in North America
Oct 30, 2013: Panasonic and Tesla Reach Agreement to Expand Supply of Automotive-Grade Battery Cells
Oct 20, 2013: AT&T provides high-speed wireless service to all electric vehicles of Tesla Motors

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Table Of Contents

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
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Section 1 - About the Company 6
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Tesla Motors, Inc. - History 10
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Company Statement 14
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 - Company Analysis 19
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Business Description 19
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 20
Tesla Motors, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Strengths 21
Strength - Focused Research and Development Activities 21
Strength - Robust Powertrain Technology 21
Strength - Tesla Supercharger Network 21
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Higher Cost Structure 22
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electric Vehicles (the US) 23
Opportunity - Network Expansions 23
Opportunity - Vehicles in Pipeline 23
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Threats 24
Threat - Raw Material Price Risk 24
Threat - Competitive Scenario 24
Threat - Dependence on Suppliers 24
Tesla Motors, Inc. - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Section 4 - Company's, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 31
Tesla Motors, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Tesla Motors, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Tesla Motors, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 33
Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 34
Oct 21, 2014: Tesla Announces Release Date for Third Quarter Financial Results 34
Oct 14, 2014: Tesla Motors installs EV charging stations at Oakhurst Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia 35
Sep 09, 2014: Tesla Motors Inc. Opens Supercharger Station at Kimco's Gateway at Donner Pass Shopping Center 36
Sep 09, 2014: Pure Energy Welcomes Tesla Motors Nevada Decision 37
Sep 04, 2014: Nevada Selected As Official Site for Tesla Battery Gigafactory 38
Aug 12, 2014: Tesla Opens 50th Supercharger Site in Europe 39
Jul 31, 2014: Panasonic and Tesla Sign Agreement for the Gigafactory 40
Jul 23, 2014: Tesla Motors suspends production at California assembly plant to upgrade capacity 41
Jun 19, 2014: CarCharging Intends to Integrate Tesla Motors' Electric Vehicle Charging Technology into its Blink Network 42
Jun 12, 2014: Tesla: All our Patents belong to you 43
Section 6 - Appendix 44
Methodology 44
Ratio Definitions 44
About GlobalData 48
Contact Us 48
Disclaimer 48

List of Tables

Tesla Motors, Inc., Key Facts 6
Tesla Motors, Inc., Key Employees 7
Tesla Motors, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Tesla Motors, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Tesla Motors, Inc., History 10
Tesla Motors, Inc., Other Locations 17
Tesla Motors, Inc., Subsidiaries 17
Tesla Motors, Inc., Key Competitors 25
Tesla Motors, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 26
Tesla Motors, Inc., Annual Ratios 27
Tesla Motors, Inc., Interim Ratios 29
Tesla Motors, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Tesla Motors, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Tesla Motors, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 33
Currency Codes 44
Capital Market Ratios 44
Equity Ratios 45
Profitability Ratios 45
Cost Ratios 46
Liquidity Ratios 46
Leverage Ratios 47
Efficiency Ratios 47

List of Figures

Tesla Motors, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28
Tesla Motors, Inc., Ratio Charts 30
Tesla Motors, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Tesla Motors, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32

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