Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) stock price obtained much-needed support from its third-quarter results. This is because of its unexpected move towards profitability and strong deliveries in Q3. TSLA shares tumbled significantly this year amid traders’ concerns over profitability and trade war tension.
TSLA shares had hit $170 level at the end of the first half of this year. Tesla stock price is currently trading around $250, down significantly from an all-time high of $380 that it had hit at the beginning of this year.
Q3 Surprise Profit Supports Tesla Stock Price
The company has topped earnings estimates by a wide margin of $2.17 per share. The company’s strategy of cost reductions helped it in beating estimates.
Its adjusted EBITDA stood around $876 million in the third quarter, higher considerable from the consensus estimate for $646M. The EBITDA margin grew to 13.9% in Q3, up from 5.8% in the previous quarter.
Higher deliveries have also added to the trader’s confidence. The electric vehicle company has delivered 17,483 Model S/X vehicles in Q3 and 79,703 Model 3 units. Its total vehicle production came in at record level of 96k and deliveries of 97k.
Moreover, the TSLA has started production on a trial basis from its new $2B factory in Shanghai. The company says “We are already producing full vehicles on a trial basis, from the body, to paint and to the general assembly, at Gigafactory Shanghai.”
Solid Outlook Adds to TSLA Shares
The electric vehicle company is planning to extend momentum in the following quarters. It anticipates delivering almost 360K vehicles this year.
Its strong cash position supports growth strategies. It generated $371 million in free cash flows during the third quarter. The company says it is on the path to generate positive quarterly free cash flow in the final quarter this year. Tesla plans to launch Model Y by summer 2020; the company seeks to release Tesla Semi trucks next year. Overall, the trader’s sentiments are improving for Tesla stock price following Q3 results.