Tesla is best automotive industry performer – analyst | Automotive Industry News

Tina W. Doyle

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Tesla is the automotive industry’s prime company performer according to evaluation undertaken by investigation business GlobalData.

Tesla tops GlobalData’s ‘Thematic Screen’ which ranks automotive firms according to themes that make any difference most to the industry, making a top indicator of upcoming general performance. 

“For some time now, Tesla has outperformed the sector in phrases of measures this kind of as sector capitalisation,” says Calum MacRae, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData. 

“Our latest analysis retains Tesla firmly at the best of the worldwide automobile firm rankings. Though Tesla quantity is tiny relative to lengthy set up car or truck companies this kind of as Toyota, it possesses a quantity of attributes that indicate it will keep on to outperform the sector.” 

Tesla also scored very in GlobalData’s evaluation of manufacturing potential utilisation across the world auto business. Tesla experienced a manufacturing potential utilisation fee in excess of 90% in 2019. 

“The capability utilisation evaluation reflects relative effectiveness and evidently Tesla electric automobiles are in superior demand globally and mostly sourced from a single plant in the US, generating an exceptionally superior fee of ability utilisation. It is now bringing new capacity on stream in Shanghai and a further plant is coming in Berlin which will alter the international ability dynamic for Tesla above the up coming five many years,” MacRae says.   

“All round, the outlook for Tesla is pretty optimistic and it is also emerging as reasonably unscathed from the present-day disaster. It has a favourable combine of impending products and solutions, substantial levels of engineering experience, present day facilities as well as retail and advertising and marketing strengths that will mark it out as a winner in the write-up-COVID-19 small business landscape,” MacRae maintains. 

The GlobalData investigation of manufacturing ability utilisation in 2019 also reveals Honda, Toyota, Geely and BMW as sector leaders, with underperformers which include Ford, Renault, Nissan, Tata Motors and Zotye. 

“The automotive business has always operated with a degree of oversupply so that output can be modified for general demand from customers swings, aggressive gains and shifting design combine. Having said that, excess and very long-term structural overcapacity is a drag on profitability and poses a quite severe problem for some firms,” provides MacRae. 

GlobalData Thematic Screen Prime Ten (September 2020)

1. Tesla

2. Geely

3. Toyota

4. BYD

5. Common Motors

6. BMW

7. Nissan

8. Volkswagen

9. Honda

10. Hyundai Motor

Capacity ‘leaders and laggards’ (centered on 2019 facts*)


  • Leaders: Tesla and GM 
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  • Laggards: Ford and FCA
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European OEMs

  • Leaders: Daimler and BMW
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  • Laggards: PSA and Renault
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Japan/Korea OEMs

  • Leaders: Honda, Toyota and Subaru 
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  • Laggards: Isuzu, Nissan and Hyundai 
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Chinese/India OEMs

  • Leaders: Geely, BYD, SAIC GM Wuling 
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  • Laggards: Hawtai, Tata Motors, Zotye
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*Source: GlobalData investigation

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