Which brings us to what investors call revenue versus loss. Alongside the record revenues, Tesla posted a second-quarter loss of $58.9 million, a drop of roughly 53 cents a share. According to Mercury News, since Wall Street analysts predicted Tesla to lose only 51 cents a share, the automaker's stock plummeted after closing Wednesday at $27.20. Stock prices are currently at $24.71. The electric automaker chalked up the increased loss to massive investments for the upcoming Model S and Model X.This was the best quarter in Tesla's history. It was just phenomenal across the board.
Despite Tesla's significant second-quarter loss, Andrea James, analyst with Dougherty and Company, remains bullish in regards to Tesla's future:
Here's to Tesla's electrified future.This is not a typical company, where you look at earnings quarter to quarter, or even from last year. It's a company that's building and growing, and we really look ahead to what Tesla will do in 2012 and 2013.