Tesla reported its second quarter earnings after the bell on Monday. The electric carmaker crushed analysts’ expectations for the quarter, even as CEO Elon Musk warned against global chip shortage.
The company’s adjusted earnings for the quarter surged +230% from the year-ago quarter to $1.45, compared to the 98 cents per share expected by analysts polled by Refinitiv.
Revenue grew +98% year-over-year to a record $11.96 billion in the quarter, also exceeding analysts’ estimate of $11.30 billion.
Tesla’s overall automotive revenue came in at $10.21 billion, of which about 3.5% came from sales of regulatory credits. That’s a lower figure for credits than in any of the previous four quarters. Automotive gross margins were 28.4%, higher than in any of the last four quarters.
"Supply chain challenges, in particular global semiconductor shortages and port congestion, continued to be present in Q2," Tesla said.
"With global vehicle demand at record levels, component supply will have a strong influence on the rate of our delivery growth for the rest of this year," the company added. "We successfully launched Tesla Vision in Q2, which was mainly possible due to our ability to use data from over a million Tesla vehicles to source a large, diverse and accurate dataset. We continue to work hard to drive down costs and increase our rate of production to make electric vehicles accessible to as many people as possible. "