Tesla: Is it Overvalued?
Tesla has a market capitalization of above $800 billion, which is more than the $246 billion combined market capitalization of General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Ford.
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Shahid is a business graduate, with a knack for writing on business and finance topics.
2021-01-19 10:54

Tesla’s ($692.86|-3.56%) stock has had a tremendous gain of above 700 percent in the outgoing year 2020, which lead many investors to believe that the stock is overvalued. On the contrary, some analysts believe that the stock might go further up. In this article, we will discuss the key factors that can impact the price of Tesla stock.

Tesla has a market capitalization of above $800 billion, which is more than the $246 billion combined market capitalization of General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Ford. Analysts believe that the demand for electrical vehicles is going to jump to around 10% of the total auto sales in the next four to five years from the current 3 percent, which can be a big positive for the electric vehicle leader Tesla for the next few years. In its first year of operations in China, Tesla has sold more than 150,000 vehicles from its Giga 3 China factory. It is expected that China will account for 40 percent of Tesla's sales by 2022. With Tesla's battery innovations coming out of its Shanghai factory, the case of Tesla growing further in the coming years is augmented. 

In 2022, Tesla's sales are expected to cross 1 million units. Based on the forecasts, Wedbush's analyst Dan Ives has set the base price target of $950 and the bullish price forecast of $1,250. Tesla also plans to increase its sales to 20 million units annually during the next decade from the current 500,00 units annually. As a step in this direction, Tesla has started the production of its Model Y crossover in its China-produced factory. The car is priced at $53,376 in China whereas the competitors such as Volkswagen and Daimler are offering similar cars at 9 times the price of Tesla's Model Y. The regional manufacturers such as NIO and BYD Company are also facing tough competition from Tesla in the electric vehicle market.

Conclusion

Tesla is taking all the right moves to continue its growth trajectory. The company's expansion plans in China as well as in the other markets will go a long way in keeping its stock buoyant. Many analysts are also upbeat about the stock, raising their target price forecast. While it seems that Tesla's stock is overvalued after it gained 700 percent in 2020, the positive news and the growth opportunities ahead are excellent news for Tesla's investors.


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