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How to buy Tesla (TSLA) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Tesla shares.

Tesla
NASDAQ: TSLA - USD
$699.20
+ $17.41 ( + 2.55%)
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Tesla (TSLA) is a global electric car maker headquartered in the US. Founded in 2003, Tesla is best known for its next-generation EV technology as well as for its enigmatic CEO Elon Musk. TSLA listed on Wall Street’s NASDAQ stock exchange in 2010 and its share price has since experienced massive growth.

How to buy shares in Tesla

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Tesla. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TSLA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Tesla reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$681.79, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Tesla, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Tesla. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Tesla stock price (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Use our graph to track the performance of TSLA stocks over time.

Tesla shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-05.
OpenUS$668.13
HighUS$698.8085
LowUS$648.5001
CloseUS$699.2
Previous closeUS$681.79
Change US$17.41
Change % 2.5536%
Volume 27,746,892
Information last updated 2022-07-04.
52-week rangeUS$620.46 - US$1243.49
50-day moving average US$760.4508
200-day moving average US$910.8584
Target priceUS$893.72
PE ratio 91.3928
Dividend yield US$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$7.46

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Is it a good time to buy Tesla stock?

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Tesla price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $699.2

1 week (2022-06-29) 2.00%
3 months (2022-04-06) -33.14%
6 months (2022-01-06) -34.33%
1 year (2021-07-06) 6.01%
2 years (2020-07-06) 154.89%
3 years (2019-07-05) 1,399.79%
5 years (2017-07-06) 1,032.01%

Is Tesla under- or over-valued?

Valuing Tesla stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Tesla's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Tesla's P/E ratio

Tesla's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 91x. In other words, Tesla shares trade at around 91x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Tesla's PEG ratio

Tesla's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7125. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Tesla's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Tesla's EBITDA

Tesla's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$12.7 billion (£10.6 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Tesla's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Tesla financials

Revenue TTM US$62.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.49%
Gross profit TTM US$13.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.12%
Return on equity TTM 28.26%
Profit margin 13.51%
Book value 32.901
Market capitalisation US$706.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Tesla's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Tesla.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Tesla's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.59

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Tesla's overall score of 27.59 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Tesla is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Tesla's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.25/100

Tesla's environmental score of 1.25 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tesla is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Tesla's social score

Social score: 17.81/100

Tesla's social score of 17.81 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tesla is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Tesla's governance score

Governance score: 10.53/100

Tesla's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Tesla is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Tesla's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Tesla scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Tesla hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Tesla Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 27.59
Total ESG percentile 60.92
Environmental score 1.25
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 17.81
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 10.53
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 3

Tesla share dividends

We're not expecting Tesla to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Tesla's shares ever split?

Tesla's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 30 August 2020. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Tesla shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Tesla shares which in turn could have impacted Tesla's share price.

Tesla share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tesla's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$620.46 up to US$1243.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TSLA.US volatility(beta: 2.13)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Tesla's is 2.132. This would suggest that Tesla's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Tesla overview

Tesla, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, leases, and sells electric vehicles, and energy generation and storage systems in the United States, China, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage. The Automotive segment offers electric vehicles, as well as sells automotive regulatory credits. It provides sedans and sport utility vehicles through direct and used vehicle sales, a network of Tesla Superchargers, and in-app upgrades; and purchase financing and leasing services. This segment is also involved in the provision of non-warranty after-sales vehicle services, sale of used vehicles, retail merchandise, and vehicle insurance, as well as sale of products to third party customers; services for electric vehicles through its company-owned service locations, and Tesla mobile service technicians; and vehicle limited warranties and extended service plans. The Energy Generation and Storage segment engages in the design, manufacture, installation, sale, and leasing of solar energy generation and energy storage products, and related services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers and utilities through its website, stores, and galleries, as well as through a network of channel partners. This segment also offers service and repairs to its energy product customers, including under warranty; and various financing options to its solar customers. The company was formerly known as Tesla Motors, Inc. and changed its name to Tesla, Inc. in February 2017. Tesla, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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