Tesla Motors Inc.'s Greatest Weakness

Will this weakness stand in the way of Tesla's audacious aspirations?

Feb 12, 2014 at 8:59AM

In the video below, Fool contributor Daniel Sparks and industrials bureau chief Blake Bos take a close look at Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock using a SWOT analysis. A SWOT analysis is a great way to analyze a company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. In this segment, Daniel and Blake look at Tesla's greatest weakness: production bottlenecks.

In a years time, Tesla went from producing hundreds of cars per year to thousands per year -- 22,450, in fact. While Tesla's progress on production so far can be seen as a strength, proving that the company can execute, it is also a weakness when the scale of Tesla's production is viewed in relation to its well capitalized U.S. peers. Even more, considering that Tesla's market capitalization already equals about one-third of Ford's, the market has already priced in nearly perfect execution on production.

Check out the video below to learn more about Tesla's greatest weakness.

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