Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars. With instant torque, incredible power, and zero emissions, Tesla’s products would be cars without compromise. Each new generation would be increasingly affordable, helping the company work towards its mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport.

Tesla is not just an automaker, but also a technology and design company with a focus on energy innovation.

Company Growth (employees)
Palo Alto, US
Size (employees)
17,782 (est)+37%
Tesla was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, US

Key People at Tesla

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Chairman, Product Architect and CEO
Deepak Ahuja

Deepak Ahuja

JB Straubel

JB Straubel

Chris Lattner

Chris Lattner

Vice President of Autopilot
Eric Branderiz

Eric Branderiz

Chief Accounting Officer, VP & Controller

Tesla Office Locations

Tesla has offices in Palo Alto, Fremont, Sparks, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost and in 211 other locations
Palo Alto, US (HQ)
3500 Deer Creek Rd
Tokyo, JP
2 23 8, Minami Aoyama
Tilburg, NL
1 7 Asteriastraat
Amsterdam Zuid Oost, NL
122 Burgemeester Stramanweg
Sparks, US
Electric Ave
Fremont, US
45500 Fremont Blvd

Tesla Metrics

Tesla Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$7 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$1.6 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

($773 m)

Market capitalization (28-Apr-2017)

$50.8 b

Closing share price (28-Apr-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$3.4 b
Tesla's current market capitalization is $50.8 b.
Tesla's revenue was reported to be $7 b in FY, 2016 which is a 73% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$2 b$3.2 b$4 b$7 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$1.5 b$2.1 b$2.8 b$5.4 b

Gross profit

$530.2 m$1.1 b$1.2 b$1.6 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$517.5 m$1.1 b$1.6 b$2.3 b


($61.3 m)($186.7 m)($716.6 m)($667.3 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$32.9 m$100.9 m$118.9 m($198.8 m)

Interest income

$189 k$1.1 m$1.5 m$8.5 m

Pre tax profit

($71.4 m)($284.6 m)($875.6 m)($746.3 m)

Income tax expense

$2.6 m$9.4 m$13 m$26.7 m

Net Income

($74 m)($294 m)($888.7 m)($773 m)
Y, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


$69.6 m$99.6 m$255.3 m$201.9 m$845.9 m$1.9 b$1.2 b$3.4 b

Accounts Receivable

$49.1 m$226.6 m$169 m$499.1 m


$27.6 m$94.7 m$125.2 m$194.5 m

Current Assets

$1.3 b$3.2 b$2.8 b$6.3 b


$738.5 m$1.8 b$3.4 b$6 b

Total Assets

$2.4 b$5.8 b$8.1 b$22.7 b

Accounts Payable

$304 m$777.9 m$916.1 m$1.9 b

Current Liabilities

$675.2 m$2.1 b$2.8 b$5.8 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

$1.8 b$2.3 b$3.4 b$7.8 b

Retained Earnings

($1.1 b)($1.4 b)($2.3 b)($3 b)

Total Equity

$667.1 m$911.7 m$1.1 b$4.8 b

Financial Leverage

3.6 x6.4 x7.4 x4.8 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

($74 m)($294 m)($888.7 m)($773 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

$106.1 m$231.9 m$422.6 m$947.1 m

Accounts Receivable

($22 m)($180 m)$46.3 m($220 m)


($17 m)($61 m)($30 m)$56.8 m

Accounts Payable

($243 k)$252.8 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$258 m($57.3 m)($524.5 m)($123.8 m)

Purchases of PP&E

$38.8 m

Cash From Investing Activities

($249.4 m)($990.4 m)($1.7 b)($1.4 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

$635.4 m$2.1 b$1.5 b$3.7 b

Interest Paid

$9 m$20.5 m$32.1 m$38.7 m

Income Taxes Paid

$257 k$3.1 m$9.5 m

Tesla Operating Metrics

Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016

Vehicles Delivered

22.45 k35 k50.58 k76.23 k

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