Tesla feels the love in debut bond sale to fund Model 3

Share

It will also significantly increase the company's long-term debt through 2025, but as Musk discussed this week, the Model 3 program alone could generate ~$30 billion in revenue by that time with a demand for over 700,000 units per year.

Elon Musk is a master at generating headlines with his ambitious goals, surprisingly honest Twitter feed, and brilliant leadership moves.

While almost 63,000 orders have already been canceled, Tesla has announced that it will receive about 1,800 new bookings per day, prompting the firm to accelerate its production pace.

Moody's Investors Service projects that Tesla will produce 300,000 of the vehicles next year.

But now it seems that Tesla is stepping its steps back from its promise, by developing this new hardware suite and as reported by Electrek if its current Full Self-Driving Capability system falls short, the new device, dubbed "HW 2.5" will be pushed out to the market. They were asked about the status of their relationship at the time, but said nothing with Musk telling reporters about his love of Nutella-filled pastries instead. "It can get a little weird". "It made sense for Tesla - what they really need is a lot of cash".

The sale was managed by Goldman Sachs Group, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Bank of America Corp, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank AG and Royal Bank of Canada.

Musk, 46, brought his charm offensive to the debt market at a meeting for prospective bond buyers in Manhattan earlier this week. In addition, two pro-union employees recently spoke out about the potential dangers of the Model 3 production ramp.

The tactics worked, as noteholders are proving willing to overlook the company's negative cash flow and its repeated trips to capital markets to bolster its balance sheet. At Tesla's "Handover Party", the electric-car maker said the base Model 3 will still start at $35,000 and will offer an EPA-estimated 220-mile range.

"His analysis came after Tesla announced on its website that it will be offering "$1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of its senior notes due 2025".

The yield of 5.30 percent was slightly higher than the original guidance of 5.25 percent.

Share