Following a warning earlier on, Tesla now published its Q3 financial report and the numbers are below expectations.
The warning caused analysts' estimate to vary greatly - from 440,000 to 490,000 units. However the actual number was even below the bottom end of that range. In total Tesla made 435,000 deliveries for the quarter.
Now, let's break down these numbers:
In total, Tesla churned out 430,488 vehicles and managed to deliver 435,059, with 4% of these subjected to operating lease accounting.
The number caused Tesla stock down 4% in pre-market trading, but it subsequently rebounded during the day. After all the company still managed a record delivery count for any third quarter in its history, overshooting the previous record by nearly 100,000 units. So, perhaps the glass is still half full.
Tesla says it was actually factory upgrades that caused the dip as the lines had to be taken offline as those were installed.
The ambitious automaker remains undeterred. It says it still aims to deliver 1.8 million vehicles in 2023.