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Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

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Analysis of Income Taxes

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Income Tax Expense (Benefit)

Tesla Inc., income tax expense (benefit), continuing operations

US$ in millions

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Federal
State
Foreign
Current
Federal
State
Foreign
Deferred
Provision for income taxes

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

Item Description The company
Current Amount of current income tax expense (benefit) pertaining to taxable income (loss) from continuing operations. Tesla Inc.’s current decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.
Deferred Amount of deferred income tax expense (benefit) pertaining to income (loss) from continuing operations. Tesla Inc.’s deferred increased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly decreased from 2018 to 2019.
Provision for income taxes Amount of current income tax expense (benefit) and deferred income tax expense (benefit) pertaining to continuing operations. Tesla Inc.’s provision for income taxes increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Effective Income Tax Rate (EITR)

Tesla Inc., effective income tax rate (EITR) reconciliation

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Statutory federal tax rate
Effective tax rate, before effect of U.S. tax law change
Effective tax rate

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

Item Description The company
Effective tax rate, before effect of U.S. tax law change Percentage of current income tax expense (benefit) and deferred income tax expense (benefit) pertaining to continuing operations. Tesla Inc.’s effective tax rate, before effect of U.S. tax law change decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Components of Deferred Tax Assets and Liabilities

Tesla Inc., components of deferred tax assets and liabilities

US$ in millions

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Net operating loss carry-forwards
Research and development credits
Other tax credits
Deferred revenue
Inventory and warranty reserves
Depreciation and amortization
Stock-based compensation
Operating lease right-of-use liabilities
Financial instruments
Investment in certain financing funds
Accruals and others
Deferred tax assets
Valuation allowance
Deferred tax assets, net of valuation allowance
Depreciation and amortization
Investment in certain financing funds
Operating lease right-of-use assets
Other
Financial instruments
Deferred tax liabilities
Deferred tax assets, net of valuation allowance and deferred tax liabilities

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

Item Description The company
Deferred tax assets Amount before allocation of valuation allowances of deferred tax asset attributable to deductible temporary differences and carryforwards. Tesla Inc.’s deferred tax assets increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Deferred tax assets, net of valuation allowance Amount after allocation of valuation allowances of deferred tax asset attributable to deductible temporary differences and carryforwards. Tesla Inc.’s deferred tax assets, net of valuation allowance increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Deferred tax assets, net of valuation allowance and deferred tax liabilities Amount, after allocation of valuation allowances and deferred tax liability, of deferred tax asset attributable to deductible differences and carryforwards, without jurisdictional netting. Tesla Inc.’s deferred tax assets, net of valuation allowance and deferred tax liabilities decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjustments to Financial Statements: Removal of Deferred Taxes

Tesla Inc., adjustments to financial statements

US$ in millions

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Adjustment to Total Assets
Total assets (as reported)
Less: Noncurrent deferred tax assets, net
Total assets (adjusted)
Adjustment to Total Liabilities
Total liabilities (as reported)
Less: Noncurrent deferred tax liabilities, net
Total liabilities (adjusted)
Adjustment to Stockholders’ Equity
Stockholders’ equity (as reported)
Less: Net deferred tax assets (liabilities)
Stockholders’ equity (adjusted)
Adjustment to Net Loss Attributable To Common Stockholders
Net loss attributable to common stockholders (as reported)
Add: Deferred income tax expense (benefit)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders (adjusted)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).


Tesla Inc., Financial Data: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Financial Ratios: Removal of Deferred Taxes (Summary)

Tesla Inc., adjusted financial ratios

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Net Profit Margin
Reported net profit margin
Adjusted net profit margin
Total Asset Turnover
Reported total asset turnover
Adjusted total asset turnover
Financial Leverage
Reported financial leverage
Adjusted financial leverage
Return on Equity (ROE)
Reported ROE
Adjusted ROE
Return on Assets (ROA)
Reported ROA
Adjusted ROA

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

Financial ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by total revenue. Tesla Inc.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Tesla Inc.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Tesla Inc.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Tesla Inc.’s adjusted ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted total assets. Tesla Inc.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Tesla Inc., Financial Ratios: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Net Profit Margin

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders
Revenues
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Adjusted for Deferred Taxes
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders
Revenues
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted net profit margin2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

2019 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net loss attributable to common stockholders ÷ Revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted net profit margin = 100 × Adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders ÷ Revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by total revenue. Tesla Inc.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Total Asset Turnover

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Revenues
Total assets
Activity Ratio
Total asset turnover1
Adjusted for Deferred Taxes
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Revenues
Adjusted total assets
Activity Ratio
Adjusted total asset turnover2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

2019 Calculations

1 Total asset turnover = Revenues ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted total asset turnover = Revenues ÷ Adjusted total assets
= ÷ =

Activity ratio Description The company
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Tesla Inc.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Financial Leverage

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Total assets
Stockholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Financial leverage1
Adjusted for Deferred Taxes
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted total assets
Adjusted stockholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Adjusted financial leverage2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

2019 Calculations

1 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted financial leverage = Adjusted total assets ÷ Adjusted stockholders’ equity
= ÷ =

Solvency ratio Description The company
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Tesla Inc.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Equity (ROE)

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders
Stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Adjusted for Deferred Taxes
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders
Adjusted stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROE2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

2019 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net loss attributable to common stockholders ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROE = 100 × Adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders ÷ Adjusted stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Tesla Inc.’s adjusted ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Assets (ROA)

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Adjusted for Deferred Taxes
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders
Adjusted total assets
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROA2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

2019 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net loss attributable to common stockholders ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROA = 100 × Adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders ÷ Adjusted total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted total assets. Tesla Inc.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.