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Tesla (TSLA) crushes Wall Street’s Q2 estimates with over 90k deliveries

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Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has released its second quarter vehicle production and delivery report, posting a total production of 82,272 and total deliveries of 90,650. This is a remarkable accomplishment for the electric car maker, considering that the second quarter took the brunt of the US lockdowns that resulted from the pandemic.

The company’s Q2 numbers comprise 6,326 Model S and Model X, and 75,946 Model 3 and Model Y produced. Deliveries stood at 10,600 Model S and Model X, as well as 80,050 Model 3 and Model Y.

By posting over 90,000 vehicles delivered, Tesla has completely crushed Wall Street’s estimates, which stood at 72,000 deliveries as of July 1, 2020 according to FactSet. Estimates from analysts regarding Tesla’s Q2 results varied, and there were even off-field estimates from firms like Credit Suisse, which recently published an estimate of 90,000-100,000 vehicle deliveries despite its traditionally bearish stance on TSLA.

As it turns out, even Credit Suisse’s seemingly overly high estimate was met by the electric car maker.

Following is Tesla’s release on its Q2 2020 vehicle production and deliveries report.

Tesla Q2 2020 Vehicle Production & Deliveries

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the second quarter, we produced over 82,000 vehicles and delivered approximately 90,650 vehicles.

Production Deliveries Subject to lease accounting
Model S/X 6,326 10,600 14 %
Model 3/Y 75,946 80,050 4 %
Total 82,272 90,650 5 %

While our main factory in Fremont was shut down for much of the quarter, we have successfully ramped production back to prior levels.

Our net income and cash flow results will be announced along with the rest of our financial performance when we announce Q2 earnings. Our delivery count should be viewed as slightly conservative, as we only count a car as delivered if it is transferred to the customer and all paperwork is correct. Final numbers could vary by up to 0.5% or more. Tesla vehicle deliveries represent only one measure of the company’s financial performance and should not be relied on as an indicator of quarterly financial results, which depend on a variety of factors, including the cost of sales, foreign exchange movements and mix of directly leased vehicles.

Disclosure: I have no ownership in shares of TSLA and have no plans to initiate any positions within 72 hours.

Tesla (TSLA) crushes Wall Street’s Q2 estimates with over 90k deliveries
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