Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has announced the date for the release of its Full Year and Q4 2018 financial results report; as well as its following earnings call. In a recent announcement on its Investor Relations page, Tesla stated that it would be posting its financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year ending December 31, 2018 after the market closes on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
The company would be issuing a brief advisory with a link to its Q4 and Full Year 2018 Update Letter after Wednesday’s close, which would be accessible from Tesla’s Investor Relations website. A live Q&A session is set for 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time (5:30 p.m. Eastern Time), to discuss the electric car and energy company’s financial and business results and outlook.
Tesla’s Q4 and Full Year 2018 earnings call comes at a time after the company completed yet another record quarter in terms of Model 3 production and deliveries. During Q4 2018, Tesla manufactured a total of 86,555 electric cars including 61,394 Model 3 and 25,161 Model S and X — an increase of 8% compared to the company’s prior all-time high in the third quarter. Tesla’s deliveries also showed an 8% increase from Q3 2018’s ATH, with a total of 90,700 vehicles comprised of 63,150 Model 3, 13,500 Model S, and 14,050 Model X. By the time the fourth quarter ended, 1,010 Model 3 and 1,897 Model S and X were in transit to customers.
Tesla’s production and deliveries for the full year also reached new heights. The company delivered a total of 245,240 vehicles, comprised of 145,846 Model 3 and 99,394 Model S and X over 2018. Putting these numbers in perspective, the electric car maker delivered almost as many vehicles in 2018 as the company did since it started producing the original Tesla Roadster more than 10 years ago.
Since ending the fourth quarter on a strong note, Tesla has been showing signs that it is ready to bring the Model 3 to the international market. In January alone, Tesla registered more than 39,000 Model 3 VINs that were designated for foreign territories. Reports from local European media have also suggested that Tesla is aiming to ship 3,000 Model 3 per week to the region. In China, the Model 3 configurator has been opened to reservation holders, with expected deliveries for the vehicle starting on March.
In a recent email to employees, Elon Musk noted hinted at another GAAP profitable quarter. Seemingly setting expectations early, Musk pointed out that the fourth quarter’s profit would likely not be as much as Q3 2018.
“In Q3 last year, we were able to make a 4% profit. While small by most standards, I would still consider this our first meaningful profit in the 15 years since we created Tesla. However, that was in part the result of preferentially selling higher priced Model 3 variants in North America. In Q4, preliminary, unaudited results indicate that we again made a GAAP profit, but less than Q3,” Musk said.
Tesla is facing yet another challenging year this 2019, as the company is expected to introduce and produce some of its most ambitious projects to date. Among these are the production of the $35,000 Standard Range Model 3, the introduction of the Model Y, the manufacturing ramp of the Solar Roof tiles, and the possible start of production for the Tesla Semi. Updates on other vehicles such as the Tesla Roadster and the Tesla pickup truck are also expected to be held sometime this year.
Tesla’s announcement for its Q4 and Full Year 2018 earnings call can be accessed here.
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