Tesla Inc.'s (TSLA) earnings call on Wednesday, May 2, was eventful, to say the least. CEO Elon Musk urged investors to "sell our stock and don't buy it" during an extraordinary conference call following the release of the electric carmaker's first-quarter results.
At one point during the call, Musk skipped past analysts' questions in favor of a Youtuber who owned stock in the company.
While some Tesla supporters enjoyed hearing from a stockholder instead of analysts, others took to Twitter to share their opinions of the call and Musk's behavior during it.
Here's a roundup:
tesla la la pic.twitter.com/rBhTfOLDvZ— zerohedge (@zerohedge) May 2, 2018
Elon just made the entry to Guinness World Records. Category: Most expensive phone call. (appr. $2.5B) $TSLA— Exhibit 31.2 (@Bar2lucci) May 2, 2018
Elon is melting down. Fantasy financial projections. No capital raise. Treating the market the way he treats his employees. It's over. $TSLA— skabooshka (@skabooshka) May 2, 2018
Elon is basically having a Reddit AMA on the earnings call of a publicly traded company. $TSLA— Gary (@gverlz) May 2, 2018
That conference call was like asking your parents for a pony for Christmas and unwrapping Secretariat$TSLA— TeslaCharts (@TeslaCharts) May 2, 2018
Cramer: "$SNAP conference call was like a SNL parody" ...
Musk: "Hold my beer..."$TSLA— Oliver Liu (@idlenoodle) May 2, 2018
@elonmusk Mr. Musk, the last time I remember a CEO cutting off analysts on an #earnings call for nonsense and being creative with accounting terms, Enron destroyed thousands of lives. What are you doing? $tsla #tesla— Benny Late (@BennyLate) May 3, 2018
Did I say the Model 3 was going to be manufacturing revolution, I meant the Model Y $TSLA— Dart (@Yeomen23) May 2, 2018
A millennial whose holdings consist of 54 $TSLA shares plus some crypto dominates the call, while Musk gives the back of his hand to analysts, who might have asked about why negative working capital more than doubled to -$2.3B. https://t.co/C7G5Gtr5vA— Montana Skeptic (@MontanaSkeptic1) May 2, 2018
CEO of "The Boring Company" cuts off question on $TSLA conference call for being "boring"— Quoth the Raven (@QTRResearch) May 3, 2018