Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is set to announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 financial results tomorrow, January 26, after the markets close. As usual, a conference call and Q&A with Tesla’s management are scheduled after the results.
This time things should be a bit different, as a product roadmap update is also expected.
Tesla Q4 2021 deliveries:
As usual, Tesla already disclosed its Q4 vehicle delivery and production numbers, which drives the vast majority of the company’s revenue.
Earlier this month, Tesla confirmed that it delivered 308,600 electric vehicles during the last quarter.
That’s a new record and brought the full-year total to over 936,000 vehicles delivered in 2021.
The deliveries were significantly above the Wall Street consensus this quarter and the firms have been updating their expectations for revenue and earnings over the month to adjust.
Delivery and production numbers are always slightly adjusted during earning results.
Tesla Q4 2021 revenue:
For revenue, analysts generally have a pretty good idea of what to expect thanks to the delivery numbers.
The Wall Street consensus for this quarter is $17.112 billion, and Estimize, the financial estimate crowdsourcing website, predicts a higher revenue of $17.416 billion.
Unsurprisingly, the market is expecting a significant quarter-over-quarter increase due to the rise in deliveries.
Tesla Q4 2021 earnings:
Tesla always attempts to be marginally profitable every quarter as it invests most of its money into growth, and it has been successful doing so over the last two years now.
For Q4 2021, the Wall Street consensus is a gain of $2.3 per share, while Estimize’s prediction is slightly higher with a profit of $2.51 per share.
The earnings are more of a hit-or-miss since it depends on how much Tesla is spending that quarter, and with supply chain issues and cost increasing at new factories being brought online, it could be not as profitable despite record revenues.
Or not. It’s hard to tell.
Other expectations for the TSLA shareholder’s letter and analyst call:
As we previously reported, this earnings call and shareholder’s letter is expected to be a bit different since Elon Musk said he will be returning to the call and bringing a “product roadmap update“.
That’s new because the CEO previously said that he doesn’t like to make product announcements on earnings calls.
We expect a lot of the focus of that will be on bringing Model Y to production at Gigafactory Texas and Berlin, updated Cybertruck design, specs, pricing, and timeline, and maybe a few more things if we are lucky.
Over the last few earnings call, Tesla has been using the website ‘Say‘ to gather questions from retail investors and respond to the top-voted ones.
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