Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has claimed that it shipped 21,821 cars in 2014, but an Ohio based market research firm Hedges & Co. has published a report which has caused a stir around the internet. According to this report, in the US, only 9331 people got their Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) electric cars registered. The curious case of 12,000 vanished cars is making everyone dubious. Discussing this enigma in a program on Bloomberg, Businessweek’s Kyle Stock and Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson said that this is an issue of great significance and must be looked into keenly. Stocks said that there are two theories to answer this mystery. The first one touts that the missing cars were shipped outside the US, which is believable because Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has a user base outside the US. The second theory states that there is a mismatch of figures because the channelization between dealers and companies is weak.
Cory Johnson said that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has to keep up its numbers each quarter. He thinks that Wall Street don’t give any importance to profits, losses and other metrics for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). The most important factor for investors in Tesla is the number of cars it makes every year. Johnson said that if Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) gets more numbers, its gross margins get increased. He said that Tesla is facing some problems. Its growth rate is shrinking and the company is not frank about its numbers.
Elon Musk, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s CEO said that demand is not an issue for the company, supply is. But this is not the case according to Johnson.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) shareholders includes Daniel Benton’s Andor Capital Management which reported owning 1.25 million shares in the company by the end of the second quarter.