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- Summarized income statements for the last 5 years.
- Summarized balance sheets for the last 5 years.
- Five years’ worth of over twenty common financial ratios presented with formulas, calculations, and analysis tips for each ratio.
- Line by line description, explanation, and analysis tip for most financial statement line items and financial ratios.
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- Professional financial analysis of important income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratio trends.
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Tesla Beginner’s Guide 2021
- Disclaimer 3
- Forward 4
- Income Statement 6
- Tesla’s Summarized Income Statements 6
- Revenues 6
- Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) 7
- Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses (SG&A 8
- Research and Development (R&D) 9
- Operating Expenses 10
- Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT 10
- Interest Expense 11
- Earnings Before Taxes (EBT) 11
- Taxes 12
- Net income 12
- Tax Rate 13
- Balance Sheet 14
- Tesla’s Summarized Balance Sheets 14
- Cash 14
- Short-Term Investments 15
- Accounts Receivables 16
- Inventory 16
- Current Assets 17
- Property, Plant, and Equipment (PP&E) 18
- Total Assets 19
- Accounts Payable 20
- Accrued Expenses 21
- Short-Term Debt 21
- Total Current Liabilities 22
- Long Term Debt (LT Debt) 23
- Total Liabilities 24
- Common Stock and Additional Paid-in Capital 25
- Treasury 26
- Retained Earnings 27
- Total Equity 27
- Financial Ratios 29
- Tesla’s Liquidity Ratios 30
- Current Ratio 30
- Quick Ratio 31
- Cash Ratio 32
- Tesla’s Asset Ratios 33
- Total Asset Turnover 34
- Fixed Asset Turnover 34
- Days Sales Outstanding 35
- Inventory Turnover 36
- Accounts Receivable Turnover 37
- Accounts Payable Turnover 38
- Other Asset Ratio Calculations 38
- Working Capital Turnover 38
- Average Days in Inventory 39
- Average Days Payable 39
- Tesla’s Profitability Ratios 40
- Return on Assets (ROA) 40
- Return on Equity (ROE) 41
- Net Profit Margin 42
- Gross Profit Margin 43
- Operating Profit Margin 43
- Tesla’s Debt Ratios 45
- Debt Ratio 45
- Debt to Equity Ratio 46
- Times Interest Earned 47
Tesla Financial Analysis and Report 2021
- Disclaimer 3
- Forward 4
- Income Statement 6
- Tesla’s Summarized Income Statements 7
- Revenues 7
- Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) 8
- Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses (SG&A 9
- Research and Development (R&D) 10
- Operating Expenses 11
- Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT 12
- Interest Expense 13
- Earnings Before Taxes (EBT) 14
- Taxes 14
- Net income 15
- Tax Rate 15
- Balance Sheet 17
- Tesla’s Summarized Balance Sheets 17
- Cash 19
- Short-Term Investments 20
- Accounts Receivables 20
- Inventory 21
- Current Assets 22
- Property, Plant, and Equipment (PP&E) 23
- Total Assets 24
- Accounts Payable 25
- Accrued Expenses 26
- Short-Term Debt 27
- Total Current Liabilities 28
- Long Term Debt (LT Debt) 29
- Total Liabilities 30
- Common Stock and Additional Paid-in Capital 31
- Treasury 32
- Retained Earnings 33
- Total Equity 33
- Financial Ratios 35
- Tesla’s Liquidity Ratios 36
- Current Ratio 36
- Cash Ratio 37
- Quick Ratio 38
- Tesla’s Asset Ratios 40
- Total Asset Turnover 41
- Fixed Asset Turnover 42
- Days Sales Outstanding 43
- Inventory Turnover 44
- Accounts Receivable Turnover 45
- Accounts Payable Turnover 46
- Other Asset Ratio Calculations 47
- Working Capital Turnover 47
- Average Days in Inventory 47
- Average Days Payable 48
- Tesla’s Profitability Ratios 49
- Return on Assets (ROA) 49
- Return on Equity (ROE) 50
- Net Profit Margin 51
- Gross Profit Margin 52
- Operating Profit Margin 53
- Tesla’s Debt Ratios 55
- Debt Ratio 55
- Debt to Equity Ratio 56
- Times Interest Earned 57
- Summary 59
- Tesla’s Strengths 59
- Tesla’s Weaknesses 59
- Tesla’s Final Grade 59
Sample Financial Report
Tesla: Brief Summary
Tesla Inc. has its global headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. The company competes in the auto manufacturing industry, specifically in the cyclical consumer sector. At present, the company employs approximately 70,000 people. Tesla’s main revenue generator is the design, development, and leasing of electric vehicles, as well as energy generation and storage devices.
From a financial perspective, the company has a market capitalization of $580 billion. The company has a beta of 2.0. This indicates to investors that the company stock is substantially riskier as compared to the overall market. In the last several years, Tesla has yet to pay any dividends. This means that the firm is continually finding ways to re-invest its profits. As for the stock price range, in the last 52 weeks, the organization’s stock was between $187.43 to $900.40.
Section 1: Tesla Income Statement Analyzed
In this section, I walk through a broad definition of what an income statement is and why it is important. From this, I then discuss and define income statement line items, such as revenues, gross profits, etc. in detail. After each line item is defined and discussed, I finally offer a summary analysis of Tesla's important income statement line item trends from 2016 to 2020, in most cases.
Tesla Revenue Growth.
In the last five years, Tesla’s revenues have grown annually, on average, at a 49% rate. For a multinational organization, this annual growth rate is astounding. However, a concerning trend for the organization’s revenue growth rate is that it has been haphazard. For example, between 2017 and 2018, the firm’s growth rate was 82.5%. Also, between 2020 and 2021, the organization’s growth rate was 70.7%. However, from 2018 to 2019, the firm’s growth rate was only 14.5%. A better strategy would be for the organization to implement operational strategies to ensure consistent revenue growth year over year.
Analyst Grade: A
Tesla 2021 Summarized Income Statement
|R & D||
|Total Operating Expenses||
Section 2: Tesla Balance Sheet Analyzed
For Tesla's balance sheet, I again go through each important line item from the balance sheet. In reviewing each line item, I will define their balance sheets line items, such as cash, property, plant and equipment, and liabilities. Next, I then offer a summary analysis of their important balance sheet line items.
Tesla’s cash position ended 2017 at $3.3 billion. In the next two years, the organization’s cash balance would increase moderately, ending 2019 at $6.2 billion. However, in the next year, the firm’s cash position would balloon to $19.3 billion. This cash increase may be due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the organization’s wish to have a substantial cash buffer through the pandemic. However, the organization’s cash balance remained elevated in 2021, ending the year at $17.5 billion.
A better strategy would be for the firm to divest some of the cash into short-term investments or reinvest the funds into operational growth opportunities. In my opinion, this shows the mismanagement of short-term assets.
Analyst Grade: C
Tesla 2021 Summary Balance Sheet
|Short Term Investment||
|LT Debt - Current||
|Total Current Liabilities||
|Total Equity & Liability||
Section 3: Tesla Financial Ratios Analyzed
For this section, I have chosen several different financial ratios to review for Tesla. In reviewing each of their financial ratios, I first start with defining the financial ratio. Next, I supply the financial formula for calculating the specific ratio. Finally, I offer a brief analysis of their important Financial ratios.
Tesla Total Asset Turnover.
Tesla’s total asset turnover ended 2016 at .28. In the next two years, the organization’s total asset turnover would improve, ending 2018 at .62. However, the firm would become less efficient over the last two years ending in 2020 at .52. The inefficiency in this ratio is again mind-boggling. From my experience, if an organization grows exponentially, the company inevitably benefits from the economy of scale concept. However, with the company’s total asset turnover falling in the last two years, this indicates that the firm is not taking advantage of the opportunity. The main reason could be their poor use of current assets, specifically cash.
Tesla Return on Assets.
Tesla’s return on assets ended 2016 at a -3.4%. In the next year, the organization’s return on assets would fall, ending 2017 at -7.8%. However, from this point, the firm would continually improve its return on assets ending 2020 at 1.6%. This indicates that the firm is better at utilizing assets used to generate revenues. To further improve this trend, the firm needs to focus on improving its current asset utilization, specifically its cash reserves.
Tesla's Liquidity Ratios
|Net Working Capital||7,395||12,469|
Tesla's Asset Utilization
|Total Asset Turnover||0.87||0.60|
|Fixed Asset Turnover||2.85||2.47|
|Days Sales Outstanding||12.88||18.58|
|Inventory Turnover (Using Sales)||10.92||8.24|
|Inventory Turnover (Using COGS)||8.16||6.51|
|Accounts Receivable Turnover||28.34||19.65|
|Working Capital Turnover||7.28||2.53|
|Average Days Inventory||44.73||56.08|
|Average Days Payable||70.07||70.42|
Tesla's Profitability Ratios
|Return on Assets||9.08%||1.65%|
|Return on Equity||18.70%||3.88%|
|Net Profit Margin||10.49%||2.73%|
|Gross Profit Margin||25.28%||21.02%|
|Operating Profit Margin||12.12%||6.32%|
|Basic Earning Power||10.50%||3.82%|
Tesla's Debt Ratios
|Times Interest Earned||17.58||2.67|