Wednesday, December 19, 2012

When Will The Tesla Investment Unravel?

With the SolarCity Corp (SCTY) IPO last week, investors got another reminder of the time demands of Tesla Motors (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk. Not only is he busy attempting to make Tesla into a force in the auto sector, but also he is busy launching rockets to Mars via SpaceX and now prominently involved with another public company.

If anything highlighted the issues with his time, it had to be the IPO interview on CNBC. In general, it is odd for the chairman to be involved in the post-IPO interview. On top of that, the interviewers kept attempting to steer the questions towards Tesla. That isn't necessarily the fault of Musk, but it does highlight the issues that the stock market will place on his priorities now that he runs two public companies.

While all three of his companies are revolutionary and worthy of attention, none of the companies are exactly more than developmental at this point. Tesla, as a prime point, has been public for over two years yet the market became excited based on a tweet about being cash flow positive for a week.


Read the full article at Seeking Alpha.


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