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2018 Tesla Model 3

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Tesla said last week that it had 455,000 net pre-orders for the Model 3, which has a $35,000 base price, and that the sedan was averaging 1,800 reservations per day since it launched late last month.

Forced to choose between issuing a bit more of Tesla's turbocharged stock or tapping the overheated junk-bond market to finance the Model 3 ramp-up, Mr. Musk, the company's founder, opted for the latter.

The company's stock has added about 67% for the year to date, after peaking at a year-to-date gain of almost 80% in mid-June. The convertibles give holders a chance to profit if Tesla succeeds, by letting them swap the bonds for stock.

Tesla aims for the large amount of money to help them bring their current production capacity of roughly 100,000 cars per year to an annual production rate of 500,000 by the end of next year.

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But that will cost money, and Tesla is burning through cash at a rapid rate.

Despite the improvement in performance, the long-range model detailed by the EPA is not the Model 3 Performance confirmed by Tesla's owner, Elon Musk. The credit rating agency also assigned Tesla a Corporate Family Rating (CFR) of B2, based on the expectation that Tesla can ramp the Model 3 and sell 300,000 units during 2018 at a gross margin of around 25%. "It's not like we're getting 10 percent to fund a negative-cash-flow company", said Flaherty, who hasn't decided if he'll participate. With a starting price roughly half the cost of the base Model S, the smaller sedan has racked up nearly half a million net reservations since the company began taking refundable deposits previous year.

Tesla has increased the value proposition of the Model X in other ways, too.

But last week, Musk clarified his comments, and said Tesla should be able to overcome any supplier issues and other potential obstacles.

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While Tesla said that it wouldn't raise more capital through equity, it opened the door to revisit another round of debt through convertible notes. "Obviously, that's like the promised land right there". If everything goes as planned, Tesla could be seeing revenue of over $20 billion per year. Tesla's revenue was up 119.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said a week ago that it was averaging 1,800 reservations for the new vehicle each day. Insiders sold 241,980 shares of company stock valued at $74,834,109 in the last quarter.

As long as Elon Musk keeps talking about solar roofs and more Gigafactories, cash burn could remain quite high.

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