Fact of the Day: Tesla Motors Worth Half of GM's Value!

We are more than aware that this doesn't mean squat in the real world, but nevertheless it's something worth noting. Last Wednesday's announcement that Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG's paid $50 million US or about €37 million to acquire a 10 percent stake in Tesla Motors, means that the value of the California-based maker of electric cars is $550 million US, or 47 percent of what General Motors is worth today based on the firm's current stock price ($1.17 billion US)! Needless to say, GM's stocks have taken a deep plunge lately as the June 1 government-imposed bankruptcy deadline looms.

"It's sort of amusing to see the valuation being half of General Motors," remarked Tesla co-founder Martin Eberhard in an interview today. "There always seems to be this huge disparity between the stock price of high-growth Silicon Valley companies and blue-chip companies that are reasonably mature."

Via: Bloomberg