"Excuse me. Next, next", an irritated Musk said on the conference call with analysts who follow the company.
The outspoken executive did admit that it would have been better to simply exclude both analysts from the call or answer their questions live.
The call was moving along relatively smoothly until Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi asked about the electric auto maker's capital requirements. This means that some are betting Tesla's shares will fall, and they stand to gain if the share price drops. "They are actually on the opposite side of investors", Musk tweeted earlier Friday.
Musk said people would have full ownership of their cars and loan them out when not using them, similar to Airbnb, or share them like Uber and Lyft drivers do.
He gave the remaining portion of the earnings call to Tesla investor Galileo Russel, host of the "HyperChange TV" YouTube channel "We're gonna go to YouTube". First of all, even though short sellers take the position that a stock is headed lower, by most definitions, they are "investors".
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"There is incremental concern when, on an analyst financial quarterly call, the CEO doesn't appear to want to talk about important financial metrics", Sacconaghi said Thursday on Bloomberg Television.
"Please ignore this thread unless you're interested in a tedious discussion about Tesla stock", Musk starts. "Please sell our stock and don't buy it". "Do not buy it if volatility is scary". Next, next. Boring questions are not cool.
There's an easy solution to Tesla CEO Elon Musk's cash-burning problem, according to analyst Gene Munster: He needs to end the Model 3 production problems that have plagued the Silicon Valley automaker.
"Reason RBC question about Model 3 demand is absurd is that Tesla has roughly half a million reservations, despite no advertising & no cars in showrooms". By the time Spak had the floor and inquired about the number of reservations for Tesla's Model 3 vehicle, Musk shut it down by saying he simply didn't want to answer "dry" questions.