Tesla, Inc.
Tesla, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 03/15/2017 16:47:42)












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 15, 2017




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Item 8.01. Other Events

On March 15, 2017, Tesla, Inc. issued a press release announcing the concurrent public offerings of approximately 1 million shares of common stock and $750 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2022. The press release announcing the public offerings is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


  (d) Exhibits.




Exhibit Description

99.1    Press Release of Tesla, Inc., dated March 15, 2017.
99.2    Certain Unaudited Pro Forma Financial Information of Tesla, Inc.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 15, 2017     By:  

/s/ Deepak Ahuja

      Name:   Deepak Ahuja
      Title:   Chief Financial Officer





Exhibit Description

99.1    Press Release of Tesla, Inc., dated March 15, 2017.
99.2    Certain Unaudited Pro Forma Financial Information of Tesla, Inc.

Exhibit 99.1


Tesla today announced offerings of $250 million of common stock and $750 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due in 2022 in concurrent underwritten registered public offerings. In addition, Tesla has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of each offering. Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, will participate by purchasing $25 million of common stock.

The aggregate gross proceeds of the offerings, including the options granted to the underwriters, is expected to be approximately $1.15 billion. Tesla intends to use the net proceeds from the offerings to strengthen its balance sheet and further reduce any risks associated with the rapid scaling of its business due to the launch of Model 3, as well as for general corporate purposes.

The notes in this offering will be convertible into cash and/or shares of Tesla’s common stock at Tesla’s election. The interest rate, conversion price and other terms of the notes are to be determined. With respect to the notes, Tesla intends to enter into convertible note hedge transactions and warrant transactions to limit dilution of its common stock. In connection with establishing their initial hedge of the convertible note hedge and warrant transactions, the hedge counterparties or their affiliates expect to enter into various derivative transactions with respect to Tesla’s common stock concurrently with or shortly after the pricing of the notes, including with certain investors in the notes.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., Deutsche Bank Securities, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley are acting as lead joint book-running managers for the offering, with Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse acting as additional book-running managers.

An effective registration statement relating to the securities was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 18, 2016. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of prospectus supplements and the accompanying prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplements and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316, or email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, telephone: 800-503-4611, or email: prospectus.cpdg@db.com; from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: 800-831-9146; from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; from Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: 888-603-5847, or email: barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; from BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; or from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, telephone: 800-221-1037, email: newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the registration statement, the prospectus contained therein or the prospectus supplements.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the proposed public offerings of common stock and notes, the convertible note hedge and warrant transactions, and Tesla’s intended use for the proceeds of the offerings, are “forward-looking statements” that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, and as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Please refer to the registration statement on Form S-3 on file with the SEC and the prospectus and prospectus supplements included or incorporated by reference therein, as well as the other documents Tesla files on a consolidated basis from time to time with the SEC, specifically Tesla’s most recent Form 10-K. These documents contain and identify important factors that could cause the actual results for Tesla on a consolidated basis to differ materially from those contained in Tesla’s forward-looking statements. Tesla disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements.

Investor Relations Contact:

Jeff Evanson

Investor Relations


Press Contact:

David Arnold



Exhibit 99.2


On November 21, 2016 (the “Acquisition Date”), we completed our acquisition of SolarCity Corporation (“SolarCity”). As of the Acquisition Date, our CEO was the chair of SolarCity’s Board of Directors. Pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, each issued and outstanding share of SolarCity common stock was converted into 0.11 (the “Exchange Ratio”) shares of Tesla common stock. SolarCity options and restricted stock unit awards were assumed by Tesla and converted into corresponding equity awards in respect of Tesla common stock based on the Exchange Ratio, with the awards retaining the same vesting and other terms and conditions as in effect immediately prior to the acquisition.

The Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations is derived from the historical financial statements of Tesla which includes the financial results of SolarCity subsequent to the Acquisition Date through December 31, 2016 and SolarCity for the period of January 1, 2016 through the Acquisition Date, as adjusted to give effect to the acquisition. The Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the year ended December 31, 2016 updates the previously filed pro forma condensed financial statement included in our Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus dated October 12, 2016. Accordingly, the Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the year ended December 31, 2016 gives effect to the acquisition as if it had occurred on January 1, 2015.

The Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations has been prepared using the acquisition method of accounting for business combinations under U.S. GAAP. The acquisition method of accounting is dependent upon certain valuations and other studies that are in progress. The final determination of fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed could result in material changes to the Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

The Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not purport to represent what the Company’s actual consolidated results of operations would have been had the acquisition occurred on the date assumed, nor are they indicative of the Company’s future consolidated results of operations. The actual results reported in periods following the acquisition may differ significantly from those reflected in this Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Statements for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, differences between the assumptions used to prepare this Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Statement and actual amounts, cost savings or associated costs to achieve such savings from operating efficiencies, synergies, debt refinancing, or other restructuring that may result from the acquisition. Non-recurring items related to the acquisition were not included in the Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.

This pro forma financial information is unaudited and presented for illustrative purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of the operating results that would have occurred if the acquisition of SolarCity and the other transactions contemplated by this acquisition had been completed as of January 1, 2015, nor is it necessarily indicative of the future operating results of Tesla and SolarCity on a combined and consolidated basis.



Tesla, Inc.

Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations

For the year ended December 31, 2016

(in thousands, except per share data)


     Tesla     SolarCity     Pro Forma
(Note 2)
        Pro Forma




   $ 5,589,007     $ —       $ —         $ 5,589,007  

Automotive leasing

     761,759       —         —           761,759  













Total automotive revenue

     6,350,766       —         —           6,350,766  

Energy generation and storage

     181,394       629,754       (93,010   (a),(b)     718,138  

Services and other

     467,972         —           467,972  













Total revenues

     7,000,132       629,754       (93,010       7,536,876  

Cost of revenues



     4,268,087       —         —           4,268,087  

Automotive leasing

     481,994       —         —           481,994  













Total automotive cost of revenues

     4,750,081       —             4,750,081  

Energy generation and storage

     178,332       414,630       (5,064   (c),(d),(e),(j)     587,898  

Services and other

     472,462                 472,462  













Total cost of revenues

     5,400,875       414,630       (5,064       5,810,441  













Gross profit

     1,599,257       215,124       (87,946       1,726,435  

Operating expenses


Research and development

     834,408       112,363       72     (e)     946,843  

Selling, general and administrative

     1,432,189       697,240       (47,675   (e),(k)     2,081,754  













Total operating expenses

     2,266,597       809,603       (47,603       3,028,597  













Loss from operations

     (667,340     (594,479     (40,343       (1,302,162

Interest income

     8,530       —         —           8,530  

Interest expense

     (198,810     (136,324     (9,604   (f)     (344,738

Other income (expense), net

     111,272       (15,890     (88,727   (l)     6,655  













Loss before income taxes

     (746,348     (746,693     (138,674       (1,631,715

Provision for income taxes

     26,698       (754     (461   (g)     25,483  













Net loss

     (773,046     (745,939     (138,213       (1,657,198

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests

     (98,132     (903,886     47,688     (h)     (954,330













Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

   $ (674,914   $ 157,947     $ (185,901     $ (702,868













Net loss per share of common stock attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

   $ (4.68         $ (4.56 )(i) 







Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share of common stock, basic and diluted

     144,212         9,878         154,090 (i) 












Note 1. Preliminary estimated purchase price allocation

We accounted for the acquisition using the purchase method of accounting for business combinations under ASC 805,  Business Combinations . The total purchase price is allocated to the tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired and liabilities and noncontrolling interests assumed based on their estimated fair values as of the Acquisition Date.

Fair Value of Consideration Transferred

The Acquisition Date fair value of the consideration transferred totaled $2.1 billion, which consisted of the following (in thousands, except for share and per share amounts):


Total fair value of Tesla common stock issued (11,124,497 shares issued at $185.04 per share)

   $ 2,058,477     

Fair value of replacement Tesla stock options and restricted stock units for vested SolarCity awards








Total purchase price

   $ 2,145,977     







In addition, we also assumed unvested SolarCity awards of $95.9 million which will be recognized as stock-based compensation expense over the remaining requisite service period. Per ASC 805, Business Combinations , the replacement of stock options or other share-based payment awards in conjunction with a business combination represents a modification of share-based payment awards that must be accounted for in accordance with ASC 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation. As a result of our obligation to issue replacement awards, a portion of the fair-value-based measure of replacement awards is included in measuring the purchase consideration transferred in the business combination. To determine the portion of the replacement awards that is part of the purchase consideration, we measured the fair value of both the replacement awards and the historical awards as of the Acquisition Date, in accordance with ASC 718. The fair value of the replacement awards, whether vested or unvested, was included in the purchase consideration to the extent that pre-acquisition services had been rendered.



Fair Value of Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed

The preliminary allocation of the purchase price is based on management’s estimate of the acquisition-date fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed, as follows (in thousands):


Assets acquired:


Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 213,523  

Accounts receivable




Solar energy systems, leased and to be leased


Property, plant and equipment


MyPower notes, net of current portion


Restricted cash


Intangible assets


Prepaid expenses and other assets, current and non-current





Total assets acquired

   $ 8,513,110  




Liabilities assumed:


Accounts payable

   $ 230,078  

Accrued liabilities


Debt and capital leases, current and non-current


Financing obligations


Deferred revenue, current and non-current





Other liabilities





Total liabilities assumed

   $ 5,215,349  




Net assets acquired

   $ 3,297,761  




Noncontrolling interests redeemable and non-redeemable

   $ 1,066,517  

Capped call options associated with 2014 convertible notes





Total net assets acquired

   $ 2,234,704  

Gain on acquisition of SolarCity Corporation





Total purchase price

   $ 2,145,977  




As we finalize the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed, additional purchase price adjustments may be recorded during the measurement period (a period not to exceed 12 months) in 2017. Fair value estimates are based on a complex series of judgments about future events and uncertainties and rely heavily on estimates and assumptions. The judgments used to determine the estimated fair value assigned to each class of assets acquired and liabilities assumed, as well as asset lives and the expected future cash flows and related discount rates, can materiality impact our results of operations. Specifically, we used a discounted cash flows model to value the acquired solar energy systems, leased and to be leased, as well as the noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries. Significant inputs used for the model included the amount of cash flows, the expected period of the cash flows and the discount rates. The finalization of the purchase accounting assessment may result in a change in the valuation of asset acquired, liabilities assumed and taxes may have a material impact on our results of operations and financial position.

The following is a discussion of the valuation methods used to determine the fair value of SolarCity’s significant assets and liabilities in connection with the preparation of the Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations:

Solar energy systems, leased and to be leased : The fair value of solar energy systems, leased and to be leased, has been determined primarily through the use of the discounted cash flow method



under the income approach as corroborated with the cost approach. Specifically, the cash flows utilized in the analysis reflect the current market contract rate for electricity generated from the solar energy systems and recent forecast of energy production, and discounted at a risk adjusted rate of return.

Intangible assets and liabilities : The preliminary identifiable intangible assets consist of anticipated intangibles derived from developed technology, trade name and unfavorable power purchase agreements and leases, net. The preliminary identification of these intangible assets are based on consideration of historical experience and a market participant’s view. The intangible assets and liabilities are valued primarily through the use of the cost to recreate method and discounted cash flow method under the income approach.

These identifiable intangible assets are finite-lived intangible assets and the estimated amortization related to these intangible assets is reflected as a pro forma adjustment in the Unaudited Pro Forma Statement of Operations.

Deferred revenue, deferred income and deferred costs : Deferred revenue in the context of a business combination represents an obligation to provide future products or services to a customer when payment for such products or services has been made prior to the products being delivered or services being rendered. The fair value is primarily estimated using either the discounted cash flow method under the income approach, or the expected fulfillment obligation plus a reasonable profit component under the cost approach. Any related deferred costs associated with deferred revenue that do not have a future performance obligation will also be eliminated upon purchase accounting.

Debt, including convertible senior notes, solar bonds and solar asset-backed notes : The fair value of SolarCity’s debt has been estimated based on available market information and rates currently offered for instruments with similar maturities and terms. The fair value is determined using various models including a discounted cash flows model using inputs including market yield and projected interest and principal payments over the remaining contractual terms of the instrument. The convertible senior notes are priced using market traded prices when available or pricing models, such as the binomial model, using market inputs including stock price, dividend yield and implied volatility.

Other assets and liabilities : Tesla also made certain adjustments to other assets and liabilities, such as deferred income and credits and income tax related prepaid assets, to reflect the fair value at the Acquisition Date.

Non-controlling interest s: The fair value of non-controlling interests, or third-party investors’ equity interests in various financing funds with SolarCity, is primarily determined based on the income approach. Forecasted cash flows employed in the income approach may, depending on the vintage and the terms of the financing funds, consist of the following forecast: (i) taxable income allocated to investors; (ii) cash distributions to investors; and (iii) investment tax credits allocated to investors.

Gain on acquisition

The accounting guidance requires that a gain resulting from the fair value of acquired net assets being greater than the consideration paid to acquire the net assets be recorded as a gain included in the results of operations on the acquisition date. We recognized a gain on acquisition of $88.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, which is recorded in other income (expense), net on our Consolidated Statements of Operations.

We reassessed the recognition and measurement of identifiable assets and liabilities acquired and concluded that all acquired assets and liabilities were recognized and that the valuation procedures and resulting estimates of fair values were appropriate. The primary factor contributing to



the gain relates to the change in the overall price of our common stock from the time that the acquisition Agreement was executed on July 31, 2016 to the acquisition date. During this time, our stock price decreased from $230.01 to $185.04, which in turn reduced the fair value of the consideration.

Note 2. Adjustments to the Pro Forma Statement of Operations


(a) Reflects the elimination of transactions between Tesla and SolarCity prior to the acquisition. The pro forma adjustments reflect the elimination of historical purchases and sales between Tesla and SolarCity prior to the acquisition. The historical loss from operations of Tesla included revenue of $10 million for sales of energy products to SolarCity for the period from January 1, 2016 through the acquisition date. As SolarCity generally sells these products as part of its leasing arrangement, the impact to SolarCity’s cost of revenues in the corresponding periods was immaterial.


(b) For the year ended December 31, 2016, revenue from energy generation and storage was reduced by $77 million as a result of the fair value adjustment to deferred revenue as well as a decrease of $6 million in revenue from the amortization of power purchase agreement and lease intangible liabilities, net.


(c) Reflects the decrease in depreciation expense of the solar energy systems, leased and to be leased, net, as a result of the fair value adjustment. This decrease to cost of revenues associated with operating leases and solar energy systems incentives was $5 million the year ended December 31, 2016.


(d) Reflects the increase in cost of revenues of $15 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 as a result of the elimination of certain deferred income and credits.


(e) Reflects the elimination of historical amortization expense related to SolarCity’s existing intangible assets and additional amortization of acquired intangible assets based on the preliminary estimated fair value and useful lives expected to be recorded as a result of the acquisition.


Net increase (decrease) to expense

(in thousands)

   Year Ended
December 31,

Cost of revenues

   $ (8,025

Research and development


Selling, general and administrative



(f) Reflects additional interest expense as a result of the change in the fair value of SolarCity’s debt and the amortization of the related debt discount or premium using the effective interest rate method.


(g) Reflects the income tax effect of unaudited pro forma adjustments using the statutory tax rates in each jurisdiction, less any applicable valuation allowances, which resulted in the elimination of federal and state income tax expense.


(h) Reflects the impact in the Unaudited Pro Forma Statement of Operations attributable to third party interests in the net assets under certain joint venture financing funds, as a result of the fair valuation of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities.



(i) The following table shows the calculation of pro forma combined basic and diluted net loss per share of common stock, after giving effect to the estimated number of shares of Tesla Common Stock issued in exchange for the SolarCity outstanding stock calculated using the Exchange Ratio, for the year ended December 31, 2016 as if the acquisition has taken place as of January 1, 2015 (in thousands, except per share amounts):


     Year Ended
December 31,

Pro forma net loss attributable to stockholders

   $ (702,868




Pro forma weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted (1)





Pro forma net loss per share of common stock – basic and diluted

   $ (4.56





  (1)   Note that no adjustment has been made for the impact of replacement awards as their inclusion would have been anti-dilutive.


(j) Reflects the decrease in cost of revenues of $7 million from the fair value adjustment to deferred costs associated with MyPower deferred revenue.


(k) Reflects acquisition related transaction costs of $45 million.


(l) Reflects the decrease in other income (expense), net for the bargain purchase gain related to the acquisition of SolarCity.