Tesla to Cut Over 10% of Workforce Amid Declining Sales, Stock Dips in Premarket
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Tesla to Cut Over 10% of Workforce Amid Declining Sales, Stock Dips in Premarket

Tesla announces layoffs affecting 14,000 employees amid production challenges and declining sales.
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Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has announced significant layoffs affecting more than 10% of its global workforce, according to Electrek, translating to at least 14,000 employees. This decision comes amidst a challenging period for the electric vehicle manufacturer, which has been grappling with production adjustments, executive changes, and declining sales, particularly in the crucial Chinese market.

Tesla to Streamline Operations, Announces Layoffs Affecting 10% of Global Workforce

Before the layoff announcement, Tesla had already streamlined its operations, including instructing managers to identify essential team members, pausing some stock rewards, and canceling certain employee reviews.

The company also reduced production at its Gigafactory Shanghai and planned to shorten Cybertruck production shifts at Gigafactory Texas, signaling a shift in its manufacturing strategy.

A poor quarterly delivery report and a significant year-over-year reduction in sales, particularly in China, where the company faces rising competition from local EV manufacturers, paints a picture of a company navigating a challenging landscape.

Tesla Expected to be Profitable in Next Quarterly Report, Expected $0.50 EPS

Despite the layoffs and the current difficulties, Tesla is expected to remain profitable, with estimated earnings of around 50 cents per share for the next quarterly report.

However, this represents a notable decrease from the 85 cents per share reported a year earlier, underscoring the impact of the current challenges on the company’s financial performance.

As news of the layoffs broke, Tesla’s stock price continued to face pressure, reflecting the broader market sentiment surrounding the company.

In premarket trading, Tesla shares stood at $171.05, experiencing a decrease of $3.55 or 2.03% from the previous session. This decline is part of a larger trend, with Tesla shares falling by 31.16% since the beginning of the year and underperforming the S&P 500 over the past year.

As the company navigates this difficult period, analysts’ future price target estimates for Tesla stock range from a low of $24.33 to a high of $320.00, indicating the uncertainty surrounding its future market position.

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