Tesla TSLA Reports Q3 2022 Earnings Results: $1.05 EPS & Revenue of $21.45B

Tesla TSLA Reports Q3 2022 Earnings Results: $1.05 EPS & Revenue of $21.45B

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) reported Adj EPS (non-GAAP) of US $1.05, and revenue of US $21.45 billion for Q3 2022. After Tesla trading officially closed on October 19, 2022, the company released its Earnings Report before its Q3 2022 Earnings Call. Tesla management will hold a live question and answer webcast today at 4:30 p.m. Central Time (5:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the Company’s financial and business results and outlook.



  • Operating cash flow less capex (free cash flow) of $3.3B in Q3
  • $2.2B increase in our cash and marketable securities' in Q3 to $21.1B


  • $3.7B GAAP operating income; 17.2% operating margin in Q3
  • $3.3B GAAP net income; $3.7B non-GAAP net income (ex-SBC2) in Q3
  • 27.9% GAAP Automotive gross margin in Q3


  • Record Energy Storage deployments of 2.1 GWh in Q3
  • Initiated transition to smoother delivery and production mix



Total revenue grew 56% YoY in 03 to $21.58. YoY. revenue was impacted by the following items:
+ growth in vehicle deliveries
+ increased ASP YoY; ASP declined sequentially as the prior quarter’s ASP was driven by limited Shanghai production in Q2
+ growth in other parts of the business
- negative FX impact


Our operating income Improved YoY to $3.78 in 03, resulting in a 172% operating margin. YoY, operating income was primarily impacted by the following items:
+ increased ASP
+ growth in vehicle deliveries
+ profit growth in other parts of the business
- higher raw material, commodity, logistics, warranty and expedite costs
- negative FX impact of ~$250M
- cost of production ramp at Gigafactory Texas and Berlin-Brandenburg and ramp of 4680 cells (material margin impact,
smaller profit impact)


Quarter-end cash, cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities increased sequentially by $2.28 to $21.1B in Q3, driven mainly by free cash flow of $3.38, partially offset by debt repayments of $0.98.

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