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Uber filing offers glimpse under its hood ahead of IPO

15 April 2019, 05:35 | Hattie Nash

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Uber narrows losses growth slows on the road to IPO

Last year, its revenue rose 42 per cent to US$11.3 billion from a year earlier. 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.

Ride-hailing rivals Lyft won the race to an initial public offering but the firm's share price has taken a heavy hit since going public, which may cause Uber to reevaluate their own expectations.

The filing contained a "placeholder" amount of $1 billion to be raised but that figure is expected to increase ahead of the initial public offering (IPO) expected in May. The company posted net income of $997 million in 2018, but a loss of $1.85 billion.

Reaching profitability has proven to be a challenge for both Uber and Lyft.

The company noted that as of December 31, 2018, it had 91 million or 9.1 crore monthly active platform users.

Uber is giving a look in the.

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The company is also in the midst of lawsuits surrounding working conditions for Uber drivers, who are considered contractors and not employees.

"We have incurred significant losses since inception, including in the United States and other major markets". The company has won some key court cases, and settled others, but still faces regulatory efforts in many markets around the world that could result in the reclassification of drivers.

The company has pointed at risks linked to use of cash too.

Several alleged sexual assaults involving Bronx Uber drivers and passengers have been reported in recent years. Riders also can engage in criminal activity, and Uber admits there's little it can do about it.

Google's parent firm, alphabet, owns 5 percent of Uber, even as it competes on technology Uber.

Uber said in its filing that rehabilitating the company's image will require a change to its corporate culture.

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Uber is now in the process of trying to build itself into a one-stop shop for many different modes of transportation, including bikes, scooters, auto sharing, and public transportation.

Waymo, in its lawsuit, had said one of its former engineers who became chief of Uber's self-driving vehicle project took with him thousands of confidential documents.

"We expect certain competitors to commercialise autonomous vehicle technologies before we do", the firm said in its filing. The company has high hopes for the new service as it readies to take on Netflix and Amazon in the streaming industry.

The company is much more than just a ride-hailing hailing service, with it also made up of Uber Eats and Uber Freights, two fast-growing segments.

"We depend on a limited number of suppliers for our dockless e-bikes, and on a single supplier for our e-scooters that also supplies our primary competitors", the filing says. The setbacks have included rampant internal sexual harassment and allegations it stole self-driving auto technology.

But now many of those people stand to make millions - if not billions - of dollars as the company roars onto the stock exchange.

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The blowback in the problems assisted Lyft pickup soil in the USA and contributed to the ouster of both Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick CEO in 2017.



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