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TSLA stock is “egregiously overvalued”, Roth says

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Following another disappointing quarter, Roth MKM analyst Craig Irwin says there’s little to excite investors about Tesla (Tesla Stock Quote, Chart, News, Analysts, Financials NASDAQ:TSLA) in 2024.

The analyst summarized TSLA’s Q423, which he described as “weak”.

“TSLA posted 4Q23 Rev/adj-EPS of $25.2bn/$0.71 vs. ROTHe of $24.8bn/$0.65 and the $25.6bn/$0.74 consensus,” he noted. “Non-GAAP auto gross margins were 17.3% and compare to 16.3% and 24.3% in 3Q23 and 4Q22, respectively, and were inline with the StreetAccount consensus. Reg credits were $433m vs. $554m and $467m reported in 3Q23 and 4Q22, respectively, or a $0.12 benefit to 4Q23 EPS. TSLA incurred a one-time $5.9bn non-cash tax benefit for the release of
valuation allowance on certain DTA’s. Mgmt now expects Tesla’s tax rate to be in-line with S&P 500 peers moving forward (around 20%).”

In a research update to clients January 25, Irwin maintained his “Neutral” rating and price target of $85.00 on TSLA.

The analyst thinks Tesla will generate EPS of $3.13 on revenue of $96.8-nillion in fiscal 2023. He expect EPS of $3.30 on a topline of $1.15-billion in fiscal 2024.

“Mgmt is now leaning on a next-gen vehicle, presumably the MiniCar, to re-initiate growth in ’25 where the new modular manufacturing approach broadly elevates platform execution risk,” Irwin added. “We expect multiple compression considering 3.5% rev growth Y/Y including a headwind of (15%) from mix and price cuts that likely stay negative. We continue to see Tesla’s stock as egregiously overvalued.”

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