Uber filing offers glimpse under its hood ahead of IPO

Uber filing offers glimpse under its hood ahead of IPO

The business is expected to attempt and increase about $10 billion and also expects a market value of $90 billion to $100 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed Uber had 91 million average monthly active users on its platforms, including for ride-hailing and Uber Eats, at the end of a year ago.

Uber thinks dockless e-bikes and scooters could drastically reduce passenger vehicle trips under three miles, but also acknowledges that it wields little control over the complex supply chain associated with bikes and scooters.

"Our mission is to ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion", the document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. "In addition, in March 2019, we announced our agreement to acquire Careem and the expansion of our Uber Freight offering into Europe. While we have had unparalleled growth at scale, we are just getting started".

Uber's sensitivity to regulation, as it prepares to go public later this year, highlights the tension between mobility companies that rely on big cities to power their businesses and elected officials in progressive meccas seeking to maintain more control over the rapidly changing transportation landscape.

The S-1 filing underscores Uber's rapid growth in the last three years but also how a string of public scandals and increased competition from rivals have weighed on its plans to attract and retain riders.

"We will not shy away from making short-term financial sacrifices where we see clear long-term benefits", Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO, states in the application.

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While Uber has often said that India is a high-growth market, the prospectus also pointed out that the country is among the few where average revenue per bookings is low, apart from facing stiff competition and regulation.

Even reporting on these incidents can hurt Uber's brand, the company says, which is why Uber is compiling its own "transparency report" on sexual assault and harassment in an effort to get ahead of the story.

Last year, a self-driving Uber vehicle ran over a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona - the first time a person had been killed by autonomous vehicle.

Among other things, Uber revealed the U.S. Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into a yearlong cover-up of a massive computer break-in during 2016 that heisted personal information belonging to millions of passengers and drivers. TOI previously reported Uber was looking to sell its food delivery business to Swiggy here, but the talks have paused for now due to regulatory and tax complexities. Uber's operating loss was $3bn a year ago, while revenue slowed at $11.3bn, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

"Investors should be ready for a lot of volatility" in Uber, said Scott Rostan, a former investment banker who is now an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina.

Uber will follow Lyft in going public. "But a good business doesn't necessarily mean a good investment".

Analysts argue that, that side of the business has rapidly gained market share and has established itself as a key part of the overall group, so it makes sense for bosses to plough more money into it.

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