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Apple have a cash hoard of $250 billion and enough software know-how to build great self-driving car technology

Apple is a big company with a market cap of $783,07 billion, and most of its success is coming from its flagship iPhone. CEO Tim Cook in May noted a «pause» in iPhone sales but Apple is expected to come out with a new and expensive iPhone in a few months.

It will be a super premium tenth-anniversary iPhone costing $1,000 or more, but that will not help the sales of their iPhone at the moment. In addition, the pause could also be delayed. Maybe into a new fiscal year.

 

 

What is an electric car actually? It is a smart phone with four wheels, because there aren`t much difference from an electric car and a smart phone. And who can enter the auto industry better than Apple?

Apple have everything they need to design a brand new electric car. They have more than enough much-needed software know-how and the company is already working with car companies on CarPlay. They have $150 billion of net cash and $50 billion of free cash flows annually.

Apple compete with Google and Microsoft and it will be very disruptive when they all enters the car industry with its brand new electric cars.

Whats funny to see is that these companies are not car companies but rather software companies. It speaks for itself. Apple is a strong brand with many fans worldwide, and Apple Car can take a large share in the auto market.

Tim Cook said in June this year that Apple has autonomous car ambitions. Apple is working to build self-driving car technology, referring to the endeavor as “the mother of all AI projects”.

But it seems like Google are leading. In December, Google launched Waymo, wich is “a new way forward in mobility.” So far, they have more than 2 million miles of public-roadway testing for its vehicles.

What will happen if Apple buy Tesla? They could quickly become a leader, but Elon Musk laughs off the idea of Apple buying Tesla. But earlier this year, Musk said “Never say never to Apple buying Tesla”.

Apple have a cash hoard of more than $250 billion, and that is giving them the opportunity to spend some of it for acquisitions or buybacks.

We know that Elon Musk earlier this year had a meeting with acquisitions chief at Apple and news regarding this case would be a bomb in the stock market.

Apple Inc is expected to report earnings on Tuesday August 01 after market close. Earnings forecast for the quarter is $1,57 versus $1,42 for the same quarter last year.

 

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Tesla will deliver 30 Model 3 units on Friday 28 and 100 cars in August

Tesla is now ready to deliver Model 3 to customers, and Elon Musk will deliver 30 Model 3 units today, friday 28th. Musk has also said he will deliver 100 cars in August and about 1,500 in September. In the long run, Tesla are planning to deliver about 20,000 Model 3 units a month.

Volume is the question here. Are they able to deliver what they have promised? Annual production was said to be 500,000 units by 2020, but Tesla said last year that they will reach that goal in 2018 which is a big jump in production from today`s annual 100,000 units.

 

 

Tesla launched Model X last year but have so far seen a lot of challenges. The SUV was late to the market, and had a lot of problems with its technology. This made it difficult to produce Model X fast enough.

They have learned for that and built a new model that is much more easy to build which will give them the opportunity to reach their volume goal much faster. Can they make it? Investors will follow very closely.

Tesla Model 3 is a low-cost $35,000 vehicle. The question is: Will the demand for Model X and Model S decrease as the demand for Model 3 will rise?

It can be a bumpy road for Tesla, but the launch of Model 3 looks like a great growth plan for the company.

Tesla is expected to report earnings next week on August 2 after market close, and the report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2017. Earnings forecast for the quarter is $-2 which is worse than last years $-1,54 for the same quarter.

 

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Tesla wants to sell solar panels, batteries, and electric cars under the same umbrella

Tesla is reporting Q2 this week, and big things have happened lately. On Monday we can see that Tesla`s share price is falling, so why is the shares falling this time? CEO Elon Mush have made a deal with SolarCity.

Tesla and SolarCity are both cash-burning companies, and the agreement to merge gives Tesla`s shareholders more risk. The shareholders at SolarCity will receive 0,11 Tesla shares for each SolarCity shares if the deal goes through.

 

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I used the terms «goes through» because the deal is not done yet. This is why investors should be cautious about this deal right now. The deal must be approved by a majority of shareholders in both firms.

Elon Musk and Tesla said on Monday that SolarCity and Tesla can offer residential, commercial and grid-scale integrated solar and energy storage products. These products will «improve the way that energy is generated stored and consumed,» Tesla said.

Tesla also said on Monday that combining Tesla and SolarCity could save $150 million or more in its first full year after closing.

The deal was first announced in late June, and this is a $2,6 billion deal. We have super-humans on this planet and Elon Musk is one of them. What is he thinking with this acquisition? He will try to create a company that sells solar panels, batteries, and electric cars under the same umbrella.

Tesla has spent a lot of time and money on producing its Model S and Model X cars, and now they are spending a lot of time and money on its Gigafactory outside of Reno, Nevada. Elon Musk has earlier said that he thinks Tesla and SolarCity could create a trillion-dollar company.

The deal is expected to be close in Q4 this year if the deal is approved by regulators and independent shareholders.

Tesla have underperformed the S&P 500 so far in 2016. While S&P 500 is up 6%, Musk`s company is down 4%. Tesla is down about $2% on Monday, while SolarCity have plummeted about $7%.

The company reported a loss of 48 cents in the same period last year, and analysts reports an adjusted loss of 56 cents this time, which is much more than last time.

The sales are expected to reach $1,60 billion in the quarter, compared with $1,20 billion in the same period last year, but they are still burning cash.

Tesla will report Q2 earnings on Wednesday after the market closes.

 

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Tesla is driving down the road along with its equities

2016 is so far terrible for Elon Musk. Tesla is down nearly 40%, trading at $148,25. Not only that. His SolarCity is down about 30% from start today. GM look even better at the moment, which is down only 16% YTD.

Barclays maintained an Underweight rating on Tesla and its new price target is $165. Analyst at Barclays Brian Johnson said; «Although we expect an inline 16 guide, so we think the slow ramp may challenge deliveries, cash burn, and margins, while also reminding us of risks in the years ahead to Tesla`s aggressive growth ambitions.»

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Estimize calls for EPS of $0,04, which is 4 cents higher than Wall Street while revenue estimates of $1,8B (up 69% from last year) are right in line with the Street. Estimize is bearish on Tesla`s profitability, moving EPS estimates down 58% this quarter, but still expecting impressive YoY growth of 130%!

Tesla delivered a record 50,580 vehicles but failed to meet volume expectations Tesla set earlier in the year. Investors sent the stock down over concerns that Tesla won`t be able to execute on its ambitions growth plans.

Given operation expenses account for almost 50% of the company`s revenue, missing volume forecasts put a severe damper on margins. Tesla have spent a lot of money in launching its first SUV and building out a sustainable battery.

If the Model X SUV sales are missing like the sales of the Model S sedan, it could have a huge effect on the stock price this year. It is a bearish sentiment on Tesla`s ability to turn a profit in Q4, and analysts have recently downgraded Tesla from a hold to sell rating.

10 out of 15 brokerage firms now say Tesla is a «hold» or worse, but Barclays’ Johnson also said the shares could see a short-term rebound after the March unveiling of the Model 3, especially with an unwinding of current bearish sentiment.

Tesla will report after the bell on Wednesday.

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Volkswagen`s dead is Tesla`s bread

Volkswagen`s dead can be Tesla`s bread. As you may know, Volkswagen`s stock has plummeted, while Tesla is so far up for the year.

Volkswagen are spewing nitrogen oxide that is 40 times more than acceptable level, according to regulators. That`s not good for the environment because it contributes to pollution. In worst case it can lead to lung disorders, asthma and bronchitis.

At least 12 million cars is so far affected by the diesel scandal, and that is good news for EV producers like Tesla. We can see a trend in the market; people are looking for clean energy. They are looking for green energy.

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So, what is the option as the battery get cheaper? People will sooner or later dump diesel and go for battery anyway. For me it is clear; Volkswagen should have started to produce and sell EV`s long time ago, and not cheat with their «clean diesel» engines.

Volkswagen didn`t listen to the market, and cheated. For all I know, maybe they would start to have huge problems with the demand anyway?

Tesla published a letter to shareholders in the beginning of August 2015, telling them that Tesla Model X will be launched in September. I haven`t seen any news about the release yet, but I think it will be just around the corner.

This is great news for Model X buyers who have been waiting a long time for the new crossover SUV. Elon Musk said that the Model X is going to be «something quite special.» Who doesn`t want something special?

It`s a long waiting list for Tesla`s electric SUV, and that means if you want that car and put in an order for your Model X today, the order will fulfilled next year. Tesla already has about 24,000 Model X reservations.

Model X had about 12,000 reservations but I think Tesla is well more known now than three years ago, and their supercharger network is much more extensive than a few months ago. In addition, SUV is for many customers is more appealing and practical than a sedan.

The price for Model X will be similar to the Model S at a range between $132,000 and $144,000. Model X will have a battery range of roughly 215 miles to 217 miles, which is also similar to Model S. The difference, however, is the «falcon wing» doors on the brand new Model X.

Tesla will continue bo build out its Gigafactory in Nevada on top of the new release of a new Model X. All in all, this is bullish signals, despite the drop of the stock yesterday. Tesla is trading at $248,43, down -3,30%.

Elon Musk expect to reach the delivery goal of 50,000 to 55,000 EV`s for the full-year 2015.

 

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