By now, you’ve probably heard about Tesla and its stock market cap of $20.4 billion, or roughly a quarter of the total U.S. stock market capitalization.
But you probably didn’t know that one of the companies that makes the electric car that has sold millions of cars over the last few years, is also owned by Walmart.
In fact, Tesla’s stock market value is up more than 1,000% in the past year.
That means the company has almost $200 billion in cash and $200 trillion in market cap.
And, while Tesla does not disclose its total cash holdings, it’s pretty clear that it has a significant portion of its cash in Tesla stock, as of December 2016.
That means Tesla has roughly $2 trillion in cash on hand.
That’s roughly half of what Walmart’s entire market cap was in December 2016, and more than a quarter the total of all U.s. corporations combined.
Now, this is the part where you probably need to stop reading and ask yourself what this means.
It means that Walmart is now the third-largest shareholder of Tesla.
In fact, Walmart has about $1.7 trillion in total cash, while the Tesla brand itself has a value of $5.5 trillion.
So, it seems clear that Walmart owns almost half of the market cap on Tesla.
This means that, by the end of the year, Walmart’s market cap could easily reach $2.8 trillion.
That is, if you take the $200bn of cash and put it into Tesla’s coffers.
But that’s not what you need to know.
Before we get to the math, let’s take a look at how much Walmart’s total cash has been growing in the last year.
Walmart has been steadily increasing its cash reserves, and that trend has been increasing at an almost exponential rate.
For example, Walmart is spending $15.4bn in the first quarter of 2017.
That money is coming from sales of $9.3bn, and the remainder of the cash reserves will be spent in the following months.
Walmart is also on track to have a cash reserve of $4.7bn for the year.
And that’s before you factor in its $1 trillion in credit card debt.
So, when you see that Walmart’s cash has grown by about 1,200% over the past few years , the fact that it’s on track for nearly half of its total stock market valuation in the year 2020 is a pretty big deal.
In this case, Walmart owns $2,800 per Tesla in terms of value, and, because of its massive cash hoard, it has more than twice as much cash as Walmart’s combined market cap, or $2 billion.
So what’s the story here?
The answer is that Walmart has an enormous amount of cash.
Walmart’s stock value is about $18 trillion, and while that means the total value of the company is roughly $1,800 for every Tesla in the world, Walmart also owns about $500 billion worth of Tesla stock.
So in other words, the Walmart’s entire stock value could potentially grow by $2 million per Tesla each year, and then some.
If you add up the cash that Walmart could potentially have, it would grow to more than $4 trillion in 2020, or about 15% of the entire stock market.
So if you’re thinking about buying a Tesla Model S or Model X in 2020 for the price of a $3,000 Model S, then you’re likely to get the best deal.
If, however, you’re looking to buy a Model S in 2020 at $1 million, you could be getting more than half of your total purchase price back.
The key to understanding how Walmart could grow its Tesla cash is understanding that Tesla has a large cash hoard.
In the first six months of 2017, Walmart had about $4 billion in the bank, and it had almost $1 billion in Tesla cash.
By the end the year that cash was almost $3 billion.
And it would be even more if you factor back the $1-billion Tesla credit card, which has already grown by more than 10 times the amount of the stock value of Walmart’s overall stock market in the same time period.
So why is it so important for Tesla to have such a large balance sheet?
If you think about it, it makes perfect sense.
After all, a company like Walmart can’t just put its money in the stock market to invest in its own business, but also to make money on its stock buybacks.
So the more cash that Walmarts cash hoard is, the more opportunities it has to invest it.
The other reason that Walmart needs to keep its cash hoard under control is that its stock price has been trending down in recent months.
So while it may seem like Walmart is losing money every quarter, the reality is