Tesla reports $721 mn in earnings, first annual profit

Tesla reports $721 million in 2020 earnings, first profitable year

But shares fell nearly five per cent in after-hours trading after fourth-quarter earnings missed estimates

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Tesla Motors reported its first annual profit Wednesday, but shares fell after Elon Musk's electric car company scored lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.

Tesla, a soaring stock for much of the last year, reported 2020 profits of $721 million, reflecting the company's strong ramp-up in production and deliveries despite a hit from Covid-19. Tesla had reported a 2019 loss of $862 million.

But shares fell nearly five per cent in after-hours trading after fourth-quarter earnings missed estimates.