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Tesla's Earnings Report Draws More Attention to Output Than Loss

  • Analysts eager for details on Model X SUV production progress
  • Company had set target of at least 50,000 deliveries in 2015
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Tesla Motors Sees 2015 Deliveries 50,000-52,000

When Tesla Motors Inc. releases third-quarter financial results after the market closes Tuesday, analysts and investors will be focused on how production of the Model X sport utility vehicle is going -- and if it is increasing fast enough to get Tesla to its ambitious target of delivering at least 50,000 autos this year.

The Palo Alto, California-based maker of electric cars and energy-storage devices may report an adjusted loss of 56 cents a share, the average of 16 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Revenue is projected to rise to $1.24 billion, a 33 percent increase from a year earlier.