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  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    Oh I have a garage, but it is not electrified at the moment and it a bit of a distance from the house. Plus, the supercharger network has some large gaps on it right now that need to be filled. On my most recent road trip, I would have had to spend an extra $25 (the cost of about 11 gallons) of gas on tolls just to go the route that had a supercharger. Add in the fact that a stop for gas was just a 5 minute stop, and it is just not convenient.

    It's a niche product at the moment, one being valued on tremendous hope that things play out in a big way over the next few years.
    Aug 7, 2015. 11:25 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    Pretty sure it would be a lot more expensive when your garage is 30 feet or more away from the house, as you would need to dig up (trench) a huge section of driveway and such.

    Plus, the average person might hire someone to do it, so you probably can multiply that price by a few times.

    Plus, when you are out on the road, stuck in traffic, you can always get off at the next exit to find a gas station. Not the case with a Tesla.

    Plus, on my road trip, a stop for gas takes 5 minutes, and that's every 500 miles. Having to stop for 75 minutes at a time every 300 miles or so is quite tiresome on a long trip.
    Aug 6, 2015. 06:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    Yeah, route 80 isn't a major highway or anything. It only goes from one coast to coast.

    So how much would it cost to dig up a driveway, fully electrify the garage, and put the charging system in?

    Not worth it when gas is just over $2 a gallon.
    Aug 6, 2015. 04:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    So they missed last year, are going to miss on an even larger scale this year. Hmm...notice a pattern?
    Aug 6, 2015. 04:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    The complaint is the route I want to take wouldn't be possible in a tesla, and that it still is inconvenient anyway.
    Aug 6, 2015. 04:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    But that also assumes that you have a garage, including one with electricity. If not, that's another large expense to put.

    Plus, for the road trip I just took, it was a lot easier to go in a gas power car, especially since the major route I took doesn't have supercharger capabilities yet.

    Plus, for long trips, Teslas are inconvenient anyway. Gotta wait for them to charge up, and range is much less than most cars on the road.
    Aug 6, 2015. 03:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    Going into Tesla's Q1 2015 report, analysts were looking for the following in Q2:

    Non-GAAP revenues of $1.27 billion and a loss of $0.03.

    That's more than a small miss, when you look at what actually happened.
    Aug 6, 2015. 02:43 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    Stellar quarter? They guided down for the quarter first.

    They just lowered their yearly delivery guidance.

    They blew through cash and took on more debt, plus said they may need even more, after saying they would only need cash in an economic downturn.
    Aug 6, 2015. 02:25 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    When it comes to Tesla, the truth hurts.

    Supercharger network not exactly the most user friendly.
    Aug 6, 2015. 02:05 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    So if guidance shouldn't be listened to, why is it being provided?
    Aug 6, 2015. 02:04 PM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    I don't consider something a great car when I have to drive an hour or two to the nearest supercharger station...Gotta fix that.

    I think you missed the point of the article. Is Elon's next statement going to be colonization of the moon by 2018?
    Aug 6, 2015. 01:50 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    Well, when you add in Elon's tweeting, I've long since wondered about how to properly disclose information.
    Aug 6, 2015. 01:31 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    When you say "next year" and "per week", a normal person/investor would take that as 52 weeks in a year.

    Unless you are basically saying that Tesla doesn't use a 52 week year, in which case then you are just making up stuff to defend them.
    Aug 6, 2015. 01:16 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Tesla Management Have Any Credibility Left? [View article]
    I've been very positive on Tesla at times. I did not say to short the stock. I just questioned management's credibility, which is extremely poor.
    Aug 6, 2015. 01:14 PM | 34 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria: Updating My 2015 Dividend Raise Prediction [View article]
    And don't forget, the dividend is for the next 12 months, so they could be going off 80% of the next twelve month's EPS - if they expect more EPS gains next year, then yes, the higher amount could be very likely.
    Aug 5, 2015. 01:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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