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Tesla Motors: Stock Price Analysis

Tesla Motors shares were initially offered to investors at $17. Three years later, the price was over $90 per share. What was the compound annual return that Tesla investors owned over this period? Given that Tesla paid no dividends and was not expected to start paying dividends anytime soon, what method might analysts have used to value the company's shares in 2013? The company sold 13.3 million shares in its IPO with a par value of $0.001 per share. How much paid-in capital did Tesla record on its balance sheet as a result of the IPO? Do you think that the highly favorable Consumer Reports review of the Model S boosted Tesla's stock primarily because the review reduced the company's risk or because it boosted expected cash flows?

Solution Summary

Given the growth in the stock price of Tesla Motros, compute for the compound annual growth rate. Evaluate the impact of the favorable review of the company's Model S.