If Tesla Raises Capital or is Not Free Cash Flow Positive This Year, the SEC Should Go After Elon Musk

Elon Musk once again stopped his company's stock from breaching under the $300 level today by Tweeting last night - at 1AM PST and 4AM EST - that the company would be cash flow positive by Q3 or Q4 of this year. This comes in addition to his statements earlier this month that the company will not need a capital raise in 2018. If either of these statements turn out to be untrue, I explain why I believe regulators should go after Elon Musk and Tesla for misleading shareholders and the public.

 

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Comments

jcaz Arnold Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:51 Permalink

Elon has been operating beyond the bounds for quite awhile.

When he makes these claims about profitability, he is required to do so according to SEC regulations-  he has routinely violated such regulations,  yet nothing has happened to him. 

Clearly,  Elon has been pumping the stock in order to keep it above $300- there must be some reason why $300,  and again, illegal for him to do so;

This is a rigged game.   These games always work until they don't.   Elon better start thinking about an exit strategy to Mars, because Tesla will make Enron look like a 3-card Monte game on the corner.

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Farqued Up jcaz Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:36 Permalink

He’s a snot nosed puppet. The incompetent crooks in the CIA are the Chairman, CEO, and Board of Tesla. Forget the actual giga-losses Musk has stenched over, what insurance company would insure a $100 million satellite on a maiden voyage? That confirmed to me that the forgoing is true.

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gregga777 Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:25 Permalink

The US SEC (US Swindler Enabling Commissars) would only go after Tesla or Elon Musk if they were behind on their bribes, er, I mean campaign contributions, to the political parasites. Otherwise, he's in like Flynn. 

gregga777 wwwww Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:40 Permalink

Ah, a slang term from the past referring to a different Flynn. 

 

Generally, to be quickly or especially successful, often when referring to seduction or other sexual adventures. Traditionally said to refer to classic film star and notorious womanizer Errol Flynn, though that isn't definitive.

Relax. You're there. She's practically eating out of your handJust buy her another drink and you'll be in like Flynn.

The Urban Dictionary

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El Hosel Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:35 Permalink

Tesla is toast regardless of the current storyline. Someday TESLA will be priced like a car company.... Turn out the lights when that happens.

TOASTLA - out

divingengineer tangent Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:27 Permalink

Yes, this is as good as it gets now.

Next year will not be like this year, I think the entire country missed the fact that this WAS the recovery and we are now teetering on the edge of recession again.

The rich will be bailed out again, be assured. The poor will be fine, welfare checks will not stop. The working class....there will be much pain.

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silverer Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:14 Permalink

Apparently, Musk realized there was an asshole for every seat, especially in the US. I think people wanted to believe Musk, because in their hearts they look around and see a once proud nation in decline. It would have been a morale booster had he pulled it off. People want to feel good about something in the US, and "feel good" certainly does NOT come from US leadership anymore. They failed to recognize Musk was mainly self stroking his own ego and wasn't really being honest about results. But that's the US mindset. Sacrifice nothing for others, and every man for himself. So saddle up your unicorn folks, and head for the next big bullshitter's party.

Dr_Snooz Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:39 Permalink

Agreed. Definitely put Tesla on the list of hucksters to be investigated. But the tip-top slot on that list can only be reserved for Amazon. How any company can burn through as much money as that company has in 24 years is beyond imagination. How it can simultaneously create a monopoly that's crushing entire market sectors is unconscionable.

HoPewGassed Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:43 Permalink

Screw the SEC.  If they were worth superfund dirt, they'd have jailed dozens of bankers and their political marionettes years ago. 

The market will take care of Elon - let the shorts have their day.