Shares of Uber, which rose on 16.7% since the beginning of the year, fell 2.65% after the close of trading on Thursday, in response to the results of the second quarter.
Uber management called the quarter “the hardest in history”, given the sharp drop in passenger traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the resumption of growth of the global business of the Uber taxi service will further depend on the ability of different countries to curb the incidence.
For the second quarter, which ended on June 30, Uber reported a loss of $ 1.02, which is $ 0.16 worse than analysts’ estimate of a loss of $ 0.86 per share. However, the rate is better than in the previous quarter and the corresponding quarter last year.
The total loss for the second quarter was $ 1.78 billion compared to a record loss of $ 3.17 billion in the second quarter of last year.
Total quarterly revenue fell by 30% and amounted $ 2.2 billion, that slightly exceeded the analytical estimates of $ 2.18 billion.
During the quarter Uber published balance of available cash and cash equivalents of $ 8.1 billion, compared to $ 13.7 billion year earlier.
The two main divisions of Uber showed very different results: general global taxi dropped by 73%, while overall order food delivery service Eats increased by 113%.
General ordering taxi was $ 3.05 billion., which is below the expected Wall Street $ 3.47 billion.
General order food serviced delivery of Eats totaled $ 6.96 billion., higher than the expected $ 6.57 billion.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that the pandemic “turned the service of food delivery from luxury to utilities”, stating that it does not expect a sharp drop in demand for Eats after the crisis, as consumers will have a habit of ordering food from home.
In Uber also noted the growing demand for local express delivery of small packages using UberX. According to the CEO, since its launch in early June, the service has made 3 million trips worldwide.
Concerning the global service taxi – in recent months, demand gradually recovering, but slowly. In the second quarter, travel in the leading US markets fell by 50-85%, but in leading European markets, including France, Spain and Germany, the number of trips decreased by only about 35% compared to last year.
To reduce the negative impact of the pandemic Uber closed or sold a business Eats in regions where the service does not bring profit, and dismissed about 14% of its staff (over 3500 employees). Uber has also sold its electric bicycle business Jump to a bicycle rental competitor called Lime, in which Uber is an investor.
Despite on the losses, Uber continued its expansion strategy, believing that broad international coverage would result in the company making a profit. In July, the company announced plans to buy Postmates, Eats’ competitor in the food delivery market, for $ 2.65 billion.
There is also a risk for Uber and its competitor Lyft of lawsuits that could force these companies to retrain their taxi drivers from contractors to employees, which will greatly increase companies’ labor costs and all the necessary benefits to their employees.
On Monday, December 7, Uber and startup Aurora Technologies announced an agreement under which Aurora will take over Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, which has been developing self-governing cars. Under the terms of the agreement, Uber will receive $ 400 million, 26% of Aurora shares, and the general director of the taxi service, Dara Khosrowshahi, will […]
The American oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil had one of the worst years in its history. Exxon shares have fallen by 45.36% since the beginning of 2020. The company has lost money for three quarters in a row, and in August they were excluded from the benchmark index of “blue chips” Dow Jones Industrial […]
Shares of Lyft, which fell 16.2% since the beginning of the year but jumped 37.4% over the past week, rose 5.8% amid investor reaction to the company’s quarterly report. Lyft reported a loss for the third quarter (ended September 30) at $ 1.46, which is worse than analysts’ forecasts at – $ 0.91 loss per […]
Shares of General Motors, down by 3.7% since the beginning of the year, rose by 3.9% in trading after the company announced the results of the 3rd quarter, which ended on September 30. General Motors reported earnings per share increase of 65% to $ 2.83, which was higher than analysts expected $ 1.38. The amount […]
AMC Entertainment Holdings, which owns the world’s largest network of cinemas, presented its financial report for the third quarter of 2020. His company ended with a net loss of $ 906.5 million – 16.5 times worse than last year. In the third quarter, the company’s cinemas began to reopen after a five-month of lockdown due […]
Shares of Alphabet, which rose 18.2% over the past 6 months, rose 9% after closing trading on Thursday when the global advertising giant announced significant improvements in the reporting quarter. Google’s parent financial report far exceeded analysts’ expectations and showed a resumption of advertising revenue growth after reporting a drop in revenue for the first […]
The net loss of the second largest American oil and gas company Chevron, which accounts for the parent company, in the first nine months of 2020 amounted to 4.878 billion dollars against a profit of 9.534 billion dollars a year earlier, the company said. The diluted loss per share was $ 2.63 against earnings of […]
On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase announced the launch of its mobile payment service QuickAccept, and on Wednesday, Visa launched its application called Tap to Phone. The purpose of both programs is to offer sellers an easy way to accept contactless payments from customers via a smartphone or tablet. According to Visa, in the context of the […]
In 2021, Russia’s Gazprom supplied 20.3 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey, which is the maximum figure in less than nine months. This was reported by the company’s press service following a meeting of its chairman Alexei Miller with Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez on Monday, September 20. At the […]Next
Two of the biggest telecom operator in France, recently reported about their intentions to merge. The amount of the transaction and its details were not disclosed at the moment. This is not the first attempt to conclude an agreement on the merger, talks between the parties were conducted in the past year, but companies could […]Next
Significant strengthening of the hryvnia against the dollar is due to four main factors. Vasyl Furman, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the National Bank of Ukraine, said this on the air of Ukraine 24 TV channel. “This is primarily an increase in prices in commodity markets, on the one hand, although, on the other […]Next
Since the beginning of February, the market value of the American electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc. decreased by 34%. So, before the stock quote Tesla Inc. decreased following the fifth trading session in a row, losing a total of 21% during this period. The price of Tesla securities peaked on January 26, when the capitalization […]Next
Automotive sports car maker Aston Martin has introduced a new Aston Martin supercar Valkyrie Spider. “Aston Martin Valkyrie is a product of incredible innovation and technology, but above all, it’s about emotions. At Valkyrie Spider, we take that passion and emotion to the next level. The driving experience promises to be truly sensational,” said CEO […]Next
On Wednesday, the 24th of November, 2015 The Securities and Exchange Commission told that the information was stolen for illegal insider trading profits. Promising young man whose name is Yue Khan (also he calls himself John Khan), came to work to one of the largest investment banks in the world in late 2014. His task […]Next
Apple has announced that it will hold a presentation of new products next week – the third since the beginning of 2020. According to the company’s website, the event will be broadcast from the head office in California on Tuesday, November 10. The company announces the event with the words “One More Thing”. This phrase, […]Next
U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a decree banning Washington from investing in 60 Chinese companies that the White House says are undermining U.S. security. “This executive order allows the United States to ban investments in Chinese companies that undermine the security or democratic values of the United States and our allies,” the document […]Next
Since the end of 2016 year it has been observed in Ukraine a negative surge of activity among sole proprietorships. It is talking about a mass liquidation of FOP associated with the innovations of the taxation system in Ukraine. Thus, according to the legislation since January 1st of this year, every natural persons-entrepreneurs are undertaken […]Next
Special isothermal containers have been developed for the transportation and storage of the new coronavirus vaccine by the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech. This was announced by Pfizer CEO Albert Burla in an interview with The New York Times on Tuesday, November 17. “These containers are equipped with GPS sensors and thermometers inside so that […]Next
The American pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that it will buy biotech MyoKardia for $ 13.1 billion. Quotes of the MyoKardia at the previous trading increased by 59%. Bristol will pay $ 225 for each share of the MyoKardia, corresponding to 61% premium to the value of the company’s securities at the close of trading […]Next
A subsidiary of Alibaba Group – Ant Group – plans to attract $ 35 billion in the course on the Shanghai and the Hong Kong exchange. This was reported by Bloomberg. The IPO could be the largest in history, the agency emphasizes. The previous record holder, Saudi oil company Aramco, raised $ 29.4 billion. The […]Next
German airline Lufthansa made its first flight to Lviv on April 30, after a one-year break. 79 passengers arrived in Lviv, which is almost 100% of the aircraft load. It is reported that in the first month the airline will fly three times a week, and in June the number of flights will increase to […]Next
At the Tesla Battery Day event, its founder Elon Musk announced the plans to build a budget electric car for $ 25,000 using a much cheaper battery. If the plans will be realized, the new car will be the most budgetable in the Tesla line. Nowadays the company’s cheapest model – sedan Model 3 – […]Next
Lego plans to open 120 new stores in 2020, according to Retail Gazette. The company reported sales growth in the first half of the year. In quarantine kits were very popular, in particular, among adult consumers. “About 80 new outlets will be located in China. Now the company has 612 stores worldwide,” – said Lego […]Next
Antimonopoly regulator of EU approved the agreement of 16.2 billion euro merger with French group for the production of luxury goods LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) and transnational jewelry company Tiffany. This was reported by Reuters. According to the information, the merger agreement was approved without additional conditions for the companies. Earlier, Tiffany reported that […]Next