Rank #1: Tesla Q3 2019 Earnings & CC Analysis 📊📞
Full analysis and recap of Tesla's Q3 '19 financial results and conference call. So much news! Model Y is confirmed to arrive early (Summer 2020), Gigafactory 3 Shanghai is already building prototype Model 3s, and there will be a solar roof announcement tomorrow! Financially, the results were also impressive. A strong sequential improvement in gross margin, and tight cost control led to positive operating income of $261M, and free cash flow of $371M. With more cash than ever, and an epic product pipeline, Tesla's future has never been brighter.
Oct 24 2019
Rank #2: Tesla's Autonomy Thesis w/ Tasha Keeney
HyperChat with ARK Invest analyst Tasha Keeney. We discuss Tesla's self-driving strategy, and how its unique vertically integrated approach could lead to significant advantages. From its custom FSD chip, to a fleet of ~500K vehicles training its neural net, Tesla technology is improving rapidly. Will Elon Musk succeed in being a first-mover in the robotaxi race?
*correction* - Tasha refers to the NHTSA as a company, when it is government agency.
LINK - Tasha Keeney's research: https://ark-invest.com/research/autho...
May 21 2019
Rank #3: Tesla & The REVolution w/ Sam Korus
I sat down with Sam Korus, analyst at ARK Invest, to discuss all things EV and Tesla. From vertical integration into battery cell production, to China's goal to become an EV exporter, this is a deep dive into the REVolution!
**All statements made by Sam Korus regarding companies or securities are strictly beliefs and points of view held by ARK and are not endorsements or recommendations by ARK to buy, sell or hold any security**
LINK - Sam Korus' research for ARK: https://ark-invest.com/research/autho...
LINK - Sam Korus on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skorusark?lang=en
Jul 03 2019
Rank #4: Tesla Q2 2019 Earnings & CC Analysis 📊📞
Analysis and recap of Tesla's Q2 2019 shareholder letter & conference call. With $5B in cash, and a rapidly growing business, Tesla's financial health has never been stronger. The company reported revenue of $6.3B (+59%), with an operating loss of $167, and free cash flow of $614B.
LINK - Tesla Q2 2019 Shareholder Letter: https://ir.tesla.com/static-files/1e7...
LINK - Tesla on HyperCharts: https://www.hypercharts.co/tsla
Jul 25 2019
Rank #5: The Snap Bull Thesis w/ Turner Novak
HyperChat #11. Turner Novak, expert Snap analyst, breaks down the company's future potential and augmented reality vision. From Spectacles 3, to AR Lenses, to Discover, Snapchat is quietly building a camera operating system for Gen Z. Do you think the company will be succesful in competing against the Zuck empire (Instagram & Facebook)?
Aug 27 2019
Rank #6: Tesla Raising ~$2B In Equity/Debt 💰
Finally! Tesla has anounced that it's raising $2B in a combination of equity & a convertible note. I've been hoping for this for almost a year! Now Tesla can accelerate its growth plans (Model Y + Semi), while having a much bigger cash cushion in the bank. I think this is a very positive development, even though the price is lower than some of us would have hoped for. What do you think?!
LINK - Tesla PR about capital raise: https://ir.tesla.com/news-releases/ne...
LINK - My podcast from July 2018 saying Tesla WILL raise cash in 2019: https://youtu.be/WBfmDgTVFRY
LINK - Tesla HyperCharts: https://www.hypercharts.co/tsla
May 02 2019
Rank #7: Cathodes & Building 1M Mile Batteries w/ Dan Blondal
HyperChat #13 🎙️- An interview with Dan Blondal, the CEO of Nano One Materials, a battery manufacturing technology company. The company's patented process allows for faster, cheaper and more efficient production of cathodes (22% of lithium-ion batteries). Will this Canadian startup have success with some of its big name partners like Volkswagen & Pulead in bringing this tech to market?
Sep 30 2019
Rank #8: The Future of Personal Mobility w/ Mark Frohnmayer
HyperChat #14 - Arcimoto has began production of its 3-wheel EV, the Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV). This marks a major milestone for the Eugene, Oregon based startup, that has been developing this technology/product for over a decade now. In this episode I talk with CEO/Founder Mark Frohnmayer about Arcimoto's vision for the future or personal mobility.
Oct 06 2019
Rank #9: Will Disney+ Crush Netflix?
Disney is set to launch its new streaming service (Disney+) in the US on November 12th. Stacked with new original content, and combined with Hulu & ESPN+ for just $12.99/month, will this impact Netflix's streaming dominance?
LINK - Disney's financial data on HyperCharts: https://www.hypercharts.co/dis
LINK - Disney+ website: https://preview.disneyplus.com/
LINK - Disney bundling streaming services: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/6/207...
Aug 21 2019
Rank #10: Tesla Launches Solar Panels As A Service ☀️
Tesla re-launches its residential solar service with revamped panels, and simplified pricing. Consumers can choose a Small, Medium or Large system depending on home size. Prices start at $50/month with service, installation & maintenance included. Will this reverse the trend of Tesla's falling solar deployments?
LINK - Get Tesla solar panels: https://www.tesla.com/energy/design
LINK - Electrek article about launch: https://electrek.co/2019/08/16/tesla-...
LINK - SolarCity S-1: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/da...
LINK - NREL residential solar report: https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy19osti/73...
LINK - SEIA residential solar report: https://www.seia.org/research-resourc...
Aug 19 2019
Rank #11: Dandelion's Geothermal Systems Electrify Heating & Cooling w/ Kathy Hannun
Google X moonshot Dandelion, is electrifying residential heating & cooling with geothermal heat pumps. I sat down with CEO/Founder Kathy Hannun to discuss the companies ambitious plans to reduce fossil fuel consumption & bring geothermal into the mainstream.
LINK - Dandelion's website: https://dandelionenergy.com/
LINK - CNBC article about Dandelion spinout from Google X: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/06/googl...
LINK - Google X/Dandelion site: https://x.company/projects/dandelion/
Apr 14 2019
Rank #12: Maxwell Could Be Worth BILLIONS To Tesla 🔋💸
Tesla has completed its ~$240M all-stock acquisition of Maxwell Technologies! This could have huge implications for the company's battery technology roadmap. Maxwell's Dry Battery Electrodes offer a cheaper, more efficient and more sustainable way to produce lithium-ion cells. This means cheaper EVs, with more range! According to my research, this will put Tesla EVEN FURTHER ahead in battery technology, compared to legacy OEMs.
LINK - Latest MXWL presentation w/ DBE slide: http://s21.q4cdn.com/566123494/files/...
LINK - HyperCharts battery forecast: https://www.hypercharts.co/tsla/forecast
LINK - My last video on MXWL: https://youtu.be/v4y8kam__Yg
May 16 2019
Rank #13: Tesla Shareholder Roundtable w/ Rob Maurer & Matt Joyce
HyperChat #8, with Rob Maurer of Tesla Daily & Matt Joyce of Toom Dips. This hour conversation with two of the smartest bulls I know, covers everything from Tesla's valuation, electric airplanes/VTOL jets, Maxwell Technology/battery cell production, to the FUD & so much more!! Filmed 07/07/2019 Somewhere In Wisconsin.
1:12 Tesla Q2 Production & Deliveries Report & Potential S&P 500 inclusion
4:20 Short Position In Tesla/Short-Squeeze Theory
12:34 What happens when Autonomy/Tesla Network hits
15:02 Why did Matty Mogul by FSD?
25:50 ICE is Tesla’s Real Competition
26:47 Maxwell & Tesla’s Battery Cell Scaling Solution
31:58 Elon's Electric VTOL jet
32:55 The Cheaper the Battery Tech, The More Industries Tesla Will Disrupt
36:56 Will Tesla launch a commercial electric plane?/Master Plan Part Trois
38:59 Tesla Insurance
43:44 Valuation of Cruise Automation Vs Tesla
45:02 Media, FUD & TSLAQ
51:30 Gigafactory 3 Shanghai/Tesla’s China Opportunity
59:54 Closing Comments, Big Picture Summary
Jul 16 2019
Rank #14: Sandy Munro, Maxwell & Being A TeslaTuber w/ Sean Mitchell
HyperChat #12. I bring on Sean Mitchell, Denver real-estate agent/TeslaTuber to discuss his recent Sandy Munro interview, Tesla's acquisition of Maxwell Technologies, and his life creating EV content for YouTube.
Sep 01 2019
Rank #15: Investing In A Bright Future & Tesla w/ Ross Gerber
I sat down with Ross Gerber, the Co-Founder of Gerber Kawasaki to discuss investing & Tesla. From social media, to climate change, to self-driving cars, we discuss how new technologies are changing the world around us. Interview was recorder on June 5th 2019, in Los Angeles.
LINK - Follow Ross on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GerberKawasaki
LINK - Gerber Kawasaki's website: https://gerberkawasaki.com/
Jun 08 2019
Rank #16: WeWork & Adam Neumann, Bubble or Visionary? #IPO
WeWork's S-1 IPO filing has been met with huge skepticism. From rapidly growing losses and weak gross margins, to self-dealing real-estate & IP deals with CEO/Founder Adam Neumann, The We Company is a fascinating case study. The company is rumored to be cutting its valuation in half (or more) after tepid demand from Wall Street. What are your thoughts on the IPO? Are we at peak startup bubble, or is this a disrupter??
Sep 09 2019
Rank #17: Tesla's Vertical Autonomy Stack
Deep-dive analysis on Tesla's autonomous strategy, from the self-driving chip, to the neural network. Tesla's vertically integrated, vision-based approach continues to prove itself in the real-world, and be validated by industry academics. When will Wall St wake up and realize the value what Tesla has been developing?
LINK - Full Tesla Autonomy Investor Day video: https://youtu.be/Ucp0TTmvqOE
LINK - Anthony Levandowski says Elon is right: https://youtu.be/fNgEG5rCav4
May 16 2019
Rank #18: Analysis of Tesla's 2019 Shareholder Meeting
Full recap of Tesla's 2019 shareholder meeting. Elon Musk updates us on demand, Model Y ramp, Cyberpunk Pickup truck and drops key hints about an upcoming battery investor day. Huge shoutout to all the Tesla fans/shareholders I met at the event!
LINK - Full video of Tesla Shareholder meeting: https://youtu.be/Va5i42D13cI
Jun 14 2019
Rank #19: Amazon Should Buy Rivian
Amazon continues to vertically integrate in the shipping/logistics space, but has yet to make a hardware play. Is a February, ~$700M investment into Rivian a pre-cursor of what is to come? My Moonshot is that Amazon fully acquires Rivian (for $5-10B) and begins building on top of the company's electric skateboard technology (launching electric trucks, cars & delivery vehicles).
LINK - OG Moonshot Monday, 'Ford Needs To Buy Rivian': https://youtu.be/DBDSir3Fu9M
LINK - Rivian/Amazon PR: http://media.rivian.com/rivian-announ...
LINK - Rivian/Ford PR: http://media.rivian.com/rivian-announ...
LINK - Rivian website: https://www.rivian.com/
Jul 02 2019
Rank #20: Starlink 🛰️ SpaceX Is Becoming An ISP
SpaceX has successfully launched its first 60 satellites for project Starlink. This marks the begining of SpaceX's journey to offer low-orbit (high-bandwidth, low latency) satellite internet service has begun! According to leaked documents found by the WSJ, SpaceX believes Starlink will be its major revenue (and earnings) driver, long-term. This makes it a key piece of Mars puzzle piece. What do you think about Starlink's potential? Will this moonshot become a reality?
LINK - Starlink website: https://www.starlink.com/
LINK - SpaceX worth $30B: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/18/space...
LINK - SpaceX revenue estimated at $2B for 2018: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/space...
LINK - WSJ leaks SpaceX's internal projections: https://www.wsj.com/articles/exclusiv...
LINK - Amazon's low-orbit satellite plans: https://qz.com/1587506/jeff-bezos-ama...
May 24 2019