Tesla’s next risk moment is its next capital raise


“we do not believe that we face a significant risk of default” TESLA  10Q



Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2017, we had $3.53 billion of cash and cash equivalents. Balances held in foreign currencies had a U.S. dollar equivalent of $535.4 million and consisted primarily of Chinese yuan, euros and Norwegian kroner. Our sources of cash are predominately from our deliveries of vehicles, proceeds from debt facilities, proceeds from financing funds and sales and installations of our energy storage products and solar energy systems. 

Our sources of liquidity and cash flows enable us to fund on-going operations, research and development projects, investments in tooling and manufacturing equipment for the production ramp of our Model 3 vehicle, the continued construction of Gigafactory 1 and the continued expansion of our retail stores, service centers, mobile repair services and Supercharger network. We are growing our vehicle manufacturing capacity primarily to fulfill Model 3 production at 5,000 vehicles per week and in a later phase to 10,000 vehicles per week. We expect to invest approximately $1.0 billion in capital expenditures during the fourth quarter of 2017. We continually evaluate our capital expenditure needs and may raise additional capital to fund the rapid growth of our business in the coming years. 

We have an agreement to spend or incur approximately $5.0 billion in combined capital, operational expenses, costs of goods sold and other costs in the State of New York during the 10-year period following full production at Gigafactory 2. We anticipate meeting these obligations through our operations at Gigafactory 2 and other operations within the State of New York, and we do not believe that we face a significant risk of default


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