Tesla announces a “split” by 3 of its nominal!

(Boursier.com) — The current stock market storm has sent Tesla shares down 34% since the start of the year, but that hasn’t deterred its boss Elon Musk from carrying out a stock split, a subject that had was pre-announced last March.

Friday evening, after the close of Wall Street, the American manufacturer of electric vehicles thus confirmed in its annual report filed with the American stock market authorities, its intention to divide the par value of the security by three, without indicating the precise date of the operation. The measure will in any case be proposed to the vote of the shareholders during the Tesla’s next Annual General Meeting, scheduled for August 4.

While the Tesla stock ended at around $697 on Friday, it would be worth around $232.33 after dividing by three, knowing that the number of shares held by each investor will therefore be multiplied by 3. Since its inception, Tesla has proceeded to a single further division of its nominal value, by 5, in August 2020, when the price of a share had exceeded $2,200, making it inaccessible to small holders.

Larry Ellison to step down from Tesla board

In its annual report, Tesla also indicated that Larry Ellison, the co-founder of giant software companies Oraclewill not seek re-election as a member of Tesla’s board of directors at the next AGM.

The departure comes as Elon Musk launched a $44 billion takeover bid in April for Twitter, in which Larry Ellison agreed to participate financially. In early May, Elon Musk said he had raised just over $7 billion from investors, including Larry Ellison and Saudi prince and businessman Al-Walid bin Talal.

But in mid-May, the offer was frozen by Elon Musk, who disputes the number of fake Twitter accounts communicated by Twitter management. Tesla’s stock price has suffered in recent weeks from these uncertainties, analysts fearing that Musk could be distracted by the Twitter file and neglect the management of the automotive group.

Lower the amount of the entry ticket for small holders

Regarding the “split” project, Tesla said “our success depends on our ability to attract and retain excellent talent”, adding that “highly competitive” compensation packages with stock awards to each employee help the group to be attractive. “We believe that a split in the nominal of our share would help adjust the market price of our securities so that our employees have more flexibility in managing their securities”the group added.

Several technology companies listed on Wall Street have recently announced “splits”, operations which theoretically have no impact on the valuation of the group, but which in practice often result in a rise in prices in the following months. the “split”. A more modest nominal value makes the value more accessible to investors, in particular to individual shareholders, by lowering the amount of the entry ticket.

Amazon was the latest to proceed with a split, with a division by 20 of the title, applied since last Monday, June 6. Last February, AlphabetGoogle’s parent company, announced a split equivalent to 20 to 1, which will take effect on July 15. GameStop also mentioned last March a plan to split its name, but did not detail the terms

As for Applethe apple firm has carried out 5 splits since its IPO in 1980, the last of which took place in August 2020 (division by 4).

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