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Maintaining $600 FVE as Tesla Moves Into Texas Retail Energy Business; Shares Slightly Overvalued

Seth Goldstein, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Seth Goldstein, CFA |

On Aug. 16, Tesla applied to become a retail energy provider in Texas. We think the Public Utility Commission of Texas will approve the company's application later this year as Tesla meets the minimum retail energy provider requirements. After reviewing the filing, we think Tesla's plan will be to sell energy to customers who already own a Tesla vehicle. The move is in line with our view that Tesla will average double-digit annual revenue growth and see margin expansion over the next decade. As such, we maintain our $600 fair value estimate. Our narrow moat rating is also unchanged. At current prices, we view the shares as slightly overvalued, trading in 3-star territory but roughly 20% above our fair value estimate.

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Founded in 2003 and based in Palo Alto, California, Tesla is a vertically integrated sustainable energy company that also aims to transition the world to electric mobility by making electric vehicles. The company sells solar panels and solar roofs for energy generation plus batteries for stationary storage for residential and commercial properties including utilities. Tesla has multiple vehicles in its fleet, which include luxury and mid-size sedans and crossover SUVs. The company also plans to begin selling more affordable sedans and small SUVs, a light-truck, semi-truck, and a sports car. Global deliveries in 2020 were roughly 500,000 units.

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3500 Deer Creek Road
Palo Alto, CA, 94304
T +1 650 681-5000
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Industry Auto Manufacturers
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 70,757

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