Tesla Motors by the numbers: If Telsa (TSLA +1.1%) can meet its stated production and margin...

|About: Tesla Motors (TSLA)|By:, SA News Editor

Tesla Motors by the numbers: If Telsa (TSLA +1.1%) can meet its stated production and margin goals (a big if), SA author Smart Equity shows shares could float up to $42 based on valuation. The assumptions in play include gross margin of $475M in 2013 and expenses of $375M if everything goes according to plan. Though it's just pencil-on-napkin type analysis, it could give shorts (29.6M shares and counting) something to think about.