Excerpt from Bloomberg quoting DataTrek’s Nick Colas:
…. “A $3 trillion market cap has to be a function of both the promise of a technology and some very tangible proof that its economic model is profitable, and deeply profitable,” said Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research. “So you don’t get to $1 trillion, let alone $3 trillion by just talking. You get there by showing the numbers, by showing the profitability.”
And while Apple has a solid track record of strong profit generation, Tesla is still in the early stages of that.
“Tesla has yet to prove remarkable profitability. And it doesn’t exactly operate in a sector that has remarkable profitability. I understand why it has the valuation it has today — breaking through on EVs and making them a mass-market concept is worth this valuation. However, getting a triple out of it, requires that you then show that that business model is profitable,” Colas added”….
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