New $2 billion providing eliminates money worries
“It is a good, strategic transfer,” Ives stated on “Squawk Field.” “It takes any doomsday situation round money crunch … off the desk.”
Shares of Tesla, which have skyrocketed just lately, had been below some stress on Thursday after the corporate stated before-the-bell that it is planning a $2 billion widespread inventory providing. It comes simply two weeks after CEO Elon Musk stated Tesla wouldn’t elevate extra capital.
Musk is about to purchase as a lot as $10 million of inventory on this providing, whereas Tesla board member Larry Ellison will even buy as much as $1 million. The corporate will provide 2.65 million Tesla shares by means of underwriters Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
Tesla stated it plans “to additional strengthen its stability sheet” with the providing’s proceeds. “It is actually concerning the money crunch. Now they’ve solidified the stability sheet by deliveries going up into the precise,” Ives stated.
Ives has a baseline worth goal of $710 per share, and maintains his impartial ranking on the inventory. He additionally set a $1,000-per-share bull case on the inventory.
Tesla at present has somewhat greater than 180 million shares excellent.
Shares of Tesla have been on a wild journey in current classes.
Particularly final week, when the inventory jumped almost 20% on Feb. three and elevated 13.7% the following day. On Feb. 5, it dropped 17.2%. It has been bouncing up and down since. Up to now six months, Tesla shares have surged about 220%.
Tesla at one level earlier within the month reached as excessive as $968.99.
Additionally reacting to Tesla’s secondary providing, Ark Funding Administration founder and notable Tesla bull Catherine Wooden stated on Twitter on Thursday that the transfer is sensible.
Throughout final week’s ups-and-downs, Wooden advised CNBC that she stands by her newest five-year worth goal of $7,000 per share for Tesla.
Ark’s most up-to-date best-case situation is greater than double that at $15,000 per share by the tip of 2024, whereas the agency’s bear case is $1,500, which might nonetheless be about double present ranges.