Tesla said the total proceeds of the offerings could be about $2.3 billion if underwriters fully exercise their option to purchase additional securities. The decision to raise capital comes almost a week after the company announced a $702 million first quarter loss.
Tesla's shares had lost 30 percent of their value so far in 2019, as of May 1, giving the company a market capitalization of $41 billion.
The company also boosted the size of the 2.00% convertible senior note due 2024 issue to $1.60B.
Founder Elon Musk has previously dismissed the idea of raising more money but in the last earnings call said: "There's merit to the idea of raising capital at this point".
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Although it isn't available on the website, the good news for Canadian buyers is that the mere existence of the vehicle in Tesla's model lineup means that the related and better-equipped Model 3 Standard Range Plus is also eligible for the rebate, since the cap references only the base price of eligible cars. It now costs about $1.5 million upfront to insure $10 million of Tesla bonds against a default for five years, down from $1.7 million Wednesday.
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The lower cash balance primarily reflected one-time events-paying off a $920 million loan and having a bunch of cars in transit to customers at the end of the quarter.
Tesla expects capital expenditures of $2 billion to $2.5 billion this year and about $2.5 billion to $3 billion annually for the next two fiscal years.
In recent months the auto firm has revealed better step forward as it is moved from physical store-based sales to online sales and Tesla has avail major markets like Europe with large margins. It ended its first quarter with $2.2 billion in cash. With respect to the notes, Tesla intends to enter into convertible note hedge transactions and warrant transactions to limit dilution of its common stock.
However, Tesla investors appeared to welcome news of the fundraising yesterday. BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse are the additional book-running managers.
Tesla's junk and convertible bonds opened roughly unchanged from Thursday's close, with the bonds of its SolarCity unit higher, according to Refinitiv data.
In a sign of Wall Street's concern about Tesla, Goldman Sachs recommended selling Tesla shares in an April 25 report, putting a 12-month price target of $200.