Tesla shares dip as analysts say investor day was short of details By Investing.com
By Scott Kanowsky
Investing.com — Shares in Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:) fell in premarket trade on Thursday after analysts said plans laid out by the electric car maker at its latest investor day lacked details.
At an event held at Tesla’s factory in Texas, executives at the Elon Musk-owned company said it was on pace to roll out a cheaper version of its non-combustion engine vehicle, thanks to cost cuts and efficiency measures.
Musk himself also noted at the gathering on Wednesday that a recent decision to lower the price tag for its cars had a “big impact on demand,” adding that “affordability” was key to expanding Tesla’s appeal to a bigger market.
Tesla is aiming to boost sales to 20 million by 2030, which would amount to a marked surge from the 1.3 million it sold last year.
But analysts at Citi said Tesla’s roadmap to its long-term objectives had fewer specifics than had been initially hoped. In particular, they argued that while the firm confirmed it would work to reduce expenses by 50% in its so-called “next-generation” electric vehicle, it did not deliver further plans for the platform.
Oddo analysts agreed, highlighting that Tesla executives did not provide a timeline or price for its proposed less expensive model. Therefore, they said, the investor day disappointed expectations.