How is Teslas balance sheet impacted by its

How is Teslas balance sheet impacted by its

How is Teslas balance sheet impacted by its issuance of common stock and convertible five-year notes? Original blog posting (April 5, 2017 ) Copyright 2017 by Dr. Wendy Tietz. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Tesla, Inc. Preparing to begin production of Tesla Model 3 An all-electric, four-door compact luxury sedan starting at $35,000 By mid-March 2017, 325,000 Model 3 cars ordered Issued common stock and convertible bond to raise $1.15 billion in cash to finance production

Tesla, Inc. $250 million of common stock $850 million in convertible notes

Issue date: March 22, 2017 Maturity date: March 15, 2022 Principal: $850 million 2.375% interest payable semiannually on March 15 and September 15 If certain conditions are met, convertible into Tesla common stock at a rate of 3.0534 shares of common stock per $1,000 note

principal Question 1 How will Teslas balance sheet be impacted by the common stock issuance? Question 2 How will Teslas balance sheet be impacted by the note issuance?

Question 3 Assuming the notes are not converted into common stock, how much will Tesla have to pay its note holders in 2022 (ignore interest.) Compare this amount to the amount Tesla received on the date of note issuance. Why could this

Question 4 Assume it is March 14, 2022. At what common stock price would it be profitable for the note holders to convert their notes into shares of common stock? Explain. Question 5 If you were an investor, why would a convertible feature on

a note be attractive? Question Recap 1. How will Teslas balance sheet be impacted by the common stock issuance? 2. How will Teslas balance sheet be impacted by the note issuance? 3. Assuming the notes are not converted into common stock, how much will Tesla have to pay its note holders in 2022 (ignore interest.) Compare this amount to the amount Tesla

received on the date of note issuance. Why could this difference exist? 4. Assume it is March 14, 2022. At what common stock price would it be profitable for the note holders to convert their notes into shares of common stock? Explain. For additional news stories to use in the accounting classroom, see the Accounting in the Headlines blog at http://accountingintheheadlines.com/

Questions or comments? Contact Dr. Wendy Tietz at [email protected] Copyright 2017 by Dr. Wendy Tietz. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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