Brian Yacktman – “…we’re not big fans of Tesla because it doesn’t fit into our story of a global dominant company that has enduring pricing power. Think of all the competitors and entrants that can come in over time driving down prices. It’s going to become where cars become more like technological good almost like an iPhone. Right, an iPhone if there was no inflation would be a million dollars. But today the prices have driven it down to where you can have one for less than a thousand dollars in your pocket, right? So it doesn’t fit into that story, and then think of all the capital Tesla needs, we like low capital needs, Tesla is going to require an enormous amounts of infrastructure to build out. It’s an interesting story, but it doesn’t fit with our philosophy and strategy. …we’ll tend to shy away from something that’s a very capital intensive industry. So we wouldn’t normally play in the auto maker space. But if I had to, one that I like today would be Ferrari…I view Ferrari not as an auto company but really a luxury goods company.”
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