Tesla is one of the world’s 20 fastest-growing companies for 2022, Fortune reported, adding that last year was a record for growth and recovery across its Top Global 500 list. Although many of the companies on the list reported revenue gains, only a few grew by “leaps and bounds.”
20 fastest growing companies and $1.2 trillion in combined revenue
This growth enabled them to climb higher up the ranks. This year’s list of the 20 fastest-growing companies was measured by how many spots they jumped ahead. These companies advanced by around 126 spots and recorded an average 70.8% revenue growth. Altogether, these 20 companies held a combined $1.2 trillion in revenue and $102 billion in profits.
“Tesla was the fastest-growing big company in the U.S., climbing up 150 spots due to 71% revenue growth. The electric vehicle company helmed by CEO Elon Musk debuted on the Global 500 last year at No. 392. “ 🧵/
@Tesla @elonmusk $TSLA https://t.co/IjPdJQLEbe
— Gail Alfar (Texas) (@GailAlfarATX) August 4, 2022
Although Chinese companies were the fastest growing, Tesla was the fastest growing company in the U.S. Last year, it was 392 out of 500. This year, it jumped up to 242 on the Fortune Global 500 list.
Tesla’s true competition is energy companies
Out of the top 20 fastest growing companies, Tesla was number 4 on the list following China National Coal Group, CMA CGM, and Ansteel Group. A quick look at the industries shows that automotive as a sector is growing rapidly.
It also reflects what Elon Musk said about Tesla’s real competition being fossil fuel companies such as Aramco. When Elon Musk said that he thinks Tesla has the potential to become the most valuable company ever, he noted that for this to happen Tesla’s market cap would have to exceed Aramco’s.
Indeed I did.
However, I also think that Tesla has the potential to be the most valuable company ever.
When Tesla’s market cap, making sustainable energy products, exceeds that of Aramco, producing fossil fuels, you know the future will be good for Earth.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 25, 2022
2021 ARK Prediction: Tesla share price $3,000 by 2025
In 2021, I wrote this article in CleanTechnica. Cathie Wood of ARK Invest said that she believed that Tesla’s share price would reach the $3,000 mark by 2025. When this happens, its market cap would reach as high as $4 trillion in their best-case scenario.
ARK used a Monte Carlo simulation mode with 34 inputs to come to this conclusion. And it included a worst-case scenario which has Tesla’s 2025 price target at $1,500.
Although I am not a stock analyst, it doesn’t take a genius to see how quickly Tesla is growing. And as it grows, it’s pushing the automotive industry to grow with it. Ford, General Motors, Volkswagen, and many others are now producing and marketing EVs.
Once, long ago, it was thought that this would be impossible.
Disclaimer: Johnna is long Tesla.