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Tesla’s numbers show shoddy management, weak prediction, big loss

Tesla’s unconventional way of carrying out business continues to baffle the more traditional among us, who prefer to see things like the company actually meeting its forecasts, or at the very least not making further projections that it clearly cannot meet – old fashioned we know, but there it is. Revenues for the quarter were not awful, and mostly car related, $4.54 billion with $3.7 billion coming from its vehicles business, up $1 billion from this time last year, and just $324 million on energy generation and storage, down from $410 million this time last year. The solar business is not broken out in detail but the company deployed just 47 MW in Q1, down from 73 MW this time…

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