Why Elon Musk Isn't Bothered About Tesla's Junk Credit Rating

Tesla, Inc.'s TSLA credit rating is below investment grade, which, in other words, is referred to as junk or non-investible.

A Twitter user shared a screenshot of the summary of ratings of large-cap companies by both Moody's and S&P. The former has a Ba1 rating for Tesla and the latter has BB+ rating, both of which denote junk ratings.

The credit rating reflects financial strength, as measured by cash flow from operations and certain other debt-related ratios.

The user going by the Twitter handle @MmeAlexandraS raised the issue to highlight the fact Tesla's credit rating has deterred some actively-managed funds from picking the stock up. She also noted that this could change soon if a SEC proposal in the pipeline is realized, which would remove references to or requirement of reliance on credit ratings from the agency's rule and substitute an appropriate standard for creditworthiness.

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Meanwhile, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a different take on the company's credit rating. He suggested that credit ratings mean nothing for the EV maker as it doesn't rely on debt.

Price Action: In premarket trading Wednesday, Tesla shares were slipping 1.50% to $753.50, according to Benzinga Pro data.

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