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Tesla Inc (TSLA) (Q1FY24) – Driving profitable growth through operational efficiency

The electric vehicle (EV) industry faces challenges amidst declining global sales, with automakers showing a preference for hybrid vehicles over pure EVs.
Daimler Truck Holding
The company places a strong emphasis on its European retail network, as evidenced by the recent opening of a new facility in Stuttgart. This location is future-proofed with equipment for servicing next-generation electric and hydrogen vehicles.
The company significantly increased production and deliveries in 2023, more than doubling both metrics and exceeding initial production targets.
The company had been facing some challenges in addition to its positive developments. First, the broader economic climate with higher interest rates impacted their market performance.
PACCAR Parts achieved record revenue and profits in 2023. Their annual revenue grew 11% to $6.4bn, and pretax profit increased by 18% to $1.7bn. Parts gross margins also improved, reaching 31.9% compared to 30.4% the previous year.
Ford’s global hybrid sales surged 20% last year and are projected to grow another 40% this year. The company boasts the number one and two best-selling hybrid trucks in the US, with the Maverick leading the pack.
Electronic Arts
In the digital era, Electronic Arts, known for blockbuster titles such as Need for Speed and The Sims, has discovered a successful strategy.
Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies, a global leader in scientific products and services, has witnessed a surge in its stock price, driving valuations to unprecedented levels.
General Motors
General Motors- Chevrolet boasts continued success in various automotive segments. Their Bolt EV and EUV models achieved record sales, while the brand secured the top spot in J.D. Power’s initial quality rankings for the second consecutive year.
Tesla company achieved record production and deliveries exceeding 1.8mn vehicles, solidifying its position as a leader in the electric vehicle industry. The company produced 560,000 units at its Fremont factory alone. Model Y was the best selling vehicle with over 1.2mn units delivered.
Caterpillar Order rates have moderated as anticipated, with both dealers and customers exhibiting a willingness to wait longer before placing orders. This was expected, and alongside the previously discussed transition to CAT engines, there has been a reduction in dealer orders for Building Construction Products.
Toyota Motor
The Toyota Motor Corporation achieved impressive sales results for the period, with consolidated vehicle sales reaching 4.74mn units. This represented a substantial 114.1% increase compared to the same period in the previous fiscal year.