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Uber reports $5.2 bn loss in Q2

Uber reports $5.2 bn loss in Q2

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Aug 2019 7:32 AM GMT

San Francisco: Struggling after a lacklustre initial public offering (IPO) in May, global ride-hailing

major Uber has posted its quarter two (Q2) results which is of $5.2 billion, the biggest loss that the company has ever


The firm reportedly attributed more than half of its loss to expenses related and to stock compensation paid to

staffers after its IPO.

“Our platform strategy continues to deliver strong results, with Trips up 35 per cent and Gross Bookings up 37 per

cent in constant currency, compared to the second quarter of last year,” Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber said in a


In July, the platform reached over 100 million Monthly Active Platform Consumers for the first time.

“While we will continue to invest aggressively in growth, we also want it to be healthy growth and this quarter we

made good progress in that direction,” Uber Chief Financial Officer Nelson Chai said.

“In Q2, Adjusted Net Revenue grew 26 per cent year-over-year in constant currency and excluding our Driver

Appreciation Award, which is an acceleration from Q1,” added Chai.

Uber had a slow growth in Q1 and lost its $1 billion. The ride-hailing giant had a rocky start after it became a

publicly-traded company. When it issued its initial public offering in May, its stock fell by nearly 8 per cent. (IANS)

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