Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is scheduled to release their first quarter earnings after the markets close on Wednesday the 6th of May and many analysts have started getting excited about the pending report. The company’s shares closed 4.79%, or $10.03 higher at $219.44 on Friday.
Brian Johnson, an analyst from Barclays said in a note to clients that Tesla is currently in a very interesting place as it ventures into non-automotive areas which is will announce this week while no surprises are expected out of China. Added to this, the company has been creating much excitement over the new Model X crossover due for release this summer.
Johnson is neutral on the stock and further added that the first quarter saw Tesla mostly deliver to the US and Europe, saying that this momentum, and additional Asia sales will most likely continue into the second quarter.
The Barclays analyst also thinks that the company looks able to stick to their guidance indicator by delivering 12,000 cars in the 2nd quarter. He is also more confident that Tesla can move 55,000 cars into the hands of customers as expected next year.
Meanwhile, some uncertainty crept in on Norway’s possible pullbacks in subsidies related to electric-cars as well as the dilemma that is continuing in China and any production issues that could show up around the new Model X. Added to this is an indication from buyers that they prefer a well-equipped new Model S sedan entry-level version instead of a performance version that carries a higher price-tag. The big question now is will Tesla’s earnings impress?
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