Tesla Holds Steady on Bitcoin Holdings, Ramps Up AI Investment in Q3 Earnings Report

Electric Vehicle Giant Maintains Crypto Assets Amid AI Expansion

In its Q3 2023 earnings report released on October 18, Tesla, the electric vehicle behemoth, demonstrated unwavering confidence in its Bitcoin holdings, maintaining its position for the fifth consecutive quarter. Despite a volatile crypto market, Tesla held onto $184 million worth of digital assets, a fraction of the $1.5 billion in Bitcoin it initially acquired in March 2021.

The latest financial results indicate that Tesla has neither added nor divested any Bitcoin since its significant sell-off in Q2 2022, where it offloaded 75% of its holdings, securing $936 million for over 30,000 BTC.

In a surprising move, Tesla has allocated additional resources towards the expansion of its artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. The company reported a significant uptick in its computing power, revealing that it had “more than doubled the size” of its computing capacity for AI projects. The decision was driven by the need to accommodate a growing training data set and a strategic shift in training its humanoid robot, Optimus, from coded software to AI.

Elon Musk, Tesla’s visionary CEO, shared insights into the company’s technological endeavors, stating, “We have commissioned one of the world’s largest supercomputers to accelerate the pace of our AI development, with compute capacity more than doubling compared to Q2.”

Despite these ambitious technological strides, Tesla’s Q3 earnings fell short of Wall Street expectations. The company reported total revenues of $23.35 billion, reflecting a nearly 9% increase from the same period last year but missing Zacks Investment Research’s estimate of $24.38 billion. Profits also failed to meet projections, with reported earnings per share (EPS) at $0.66 compared to Zack’s estimated $0.72 EPS.

Tesla’s commitment to bolstering AI capabilities underscores the company’s dedication to innovation, even as it navigates the challenges of the electric vehicle market. With Bitcoin holdings remaining untouched, Tesla continues to balance its crypto assets with strategic investments in cutting-edge technologies, setting the stage for an intriguing intersection of traditional finance and emerging tech in the quarters to come.


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