Tesla (TSLA) announces Q2 2017 earnings: revenue of ~$2.8 billion and loss of $2.04 per share

After market close today, Tesla released its financial results and shareholders letter for the second quarter 2017. Wall Street was expecting revenue of about $2.5 billion for the quarter and a loss of about $1.94 per share.

The company released the official results today delivered higher on revenue of ~$2.8 billion and missed on earnings with a loss of $2.04 per share (GAAP).

Despite the miss on a GAAP basis during the last quarter results, Tesla delivered higher on non-GAAP (loss of $1.33 per share) and gave several insights into the second half the year that the market is liking – stock price is up 4% aftermarket.

Tesla said that it expects to start making positive gross margins on Model 3 starting in Q4 2017 and it guides 25% gross margin in 2018

The company says that they are also seeing more Model S orders since the Model 3 event last week and a steady net gain of Model 3 reservations.

They spent almost $1 billion last quarter to support expansions for Model 3 and they are now down to a $3 billion cash position.

Here we will be posting our follow-up posts about the earnings to expand on the most important points (refresh the page to see the most recent posts):

Here’s the shareholder letter in full:

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