| Tesla designs, develops, manufactures, sells and leases electric vehicles and energy generation and storage systems, and provides services related to its products. Co. operates as two reportable segments: automotive, which includes the design, development, manufacturing, sales, and leasing of electric vehicles as well as sales of automotive regulatory credits; and energy generation and storage, which includes the design, manufacture, installation, sales, and leasing of solar energy generation and energy storage products, services related to such products, and sales of solar energy system incentives. We show 46 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our TSLA shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute TSLA market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing Tesla market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Tesla's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of Tesla versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Tesla market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like Tesla can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Tesla by allowing them to research the Tesla market cap history.