Tesla TSLA Announces Stellar Q1 2021 Earnings Results, $0.93 EPS Beats $0.79 Estimate

Tesla TSLA Announces Stellar Q1 2021 Earnings Results, $0.93 EPS Beats $0.79 Estimate

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), the California EV maker reported Adj EPS (non-GAAP) of US $0.93 per share, and record total revenues of US $10,389 billion for Q4 2020, exceeding Wall Street's average estimate ($0.79). After Tesla trading officially closed on April 26, 2021, the company released its Shareholder Letter before its Q1 2021 Earnings Call, which will be hosted today at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time (5:30 p.m. Eastern Time).


  • Operating cash flow less capex (free cash flow) of $293M in Q1
  • Debt and finance lease reduction of $1.2B in Q1
  • Net cash outflow of $1.2B related to Bitcoin in Q1
  • In total, $2.2B decrease in our cash and cash equivalents in Q1 to $17.1B


  • $594M GAAP operating income; 5.7% operating margin in Q1
  • $438M GAAP net income; $1.1B non-GAAP net income (ex-SBC1) in Q1
  • SBC expense of $614M in Q1


  • Model 3 was the best-selling premium sedan in the world
  • Production ramp of Model Y in Shanghai progressing well
  • Record vehicle production and deliveries in Q1 

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