How Tesla’s Q2 Earnings Could Impact NIO Stock

Tesla will likely release its second-quarter results today after the market close. The company’s results could offer insights into NIO’s outlook.

Anuradha Garg - Author

Aug. 12 2020, Updated 9:30 a.m. ET

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Tesla will likely release its second-quarter results today after the market close. The company’s results could offer insights into other EV-makers’ outlook.  

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Tesla’s Q2 results

Tesla will likely report its second-quarter results after the market closes today. The company’s results are very important for several reasons. If the company is able to turn profitability this quarter as well, it will be a fourth consecutive quarter of profitability. Despite overtaking Toyota Motors as the most valuable automaker in the world, Tesla still is not part of the S&P 500. The company’s profitability in the second quarter could catapult it into the S&P 500. The stock is already rising due to expectations of possible inclusion in the S&P 500.

EV-makers rising in tandem in 2020

Tesla’s results are important for other EV-makers as well. Most of the EV-makers have been rising in tandem in 2020. Investors want investments that offer the promise of a cleaner and sustainable future. EVs will likely replace internal combustion engines in the long term. Due to these expectations, most of the EV stocks have seen a huge run this year. Tesla’s 275 percent run-up this year has helped other EV stocks. Workhorse stock and Nikola stock have also seen triple-digit returns this year.

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NIO stock and Tesla’s surge

Along with improving fundamentals, NIO stock is also benefiting from Tesla’s surge. The stock has gained 220 percent this year. Tesla’s results could help NIO. Tesla will also report its China sales, which could provide clues for NIO’s deliveries as well. Despite an overall decline in China’s NEV sales, premium EVs from NIO and Tesla sold well.

Tesla’s outlook and impact on NIO

While Tesla and NIO are competitors in China, a surge in Tesla’s sales and a positive outlook for the Chinese EV market could mean an overall positive macro environment. During the management call, the company will likely provide its outlook on the Chinese EV market, which could also provide insight into NIO’s outlook.

Apart from a read-through on China, Tesla’s results and stock price reaction could also rub off on NIO stock. As a result, investors should keep an eye on Tesla’s results.


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