Uber's IPO Registration Is Finally Happening--With an Expected $100 Billion Valuation

An Uber driver using the Uber app on her phone

An Uber driver using the Uber app on her phone

Franklin said investors' doubts over the future profitability of tech companies used to losing money in the interest of growth began to dampen some enthusiasm for new tech stocks.

Since its launch in 2009, Uber has aimed for global dominance of the ride-hailing industry through investor-subsidised fares and new ventures such as food delivery and self-driving vehicles.

The breakdown shows Uber has been generating the robust revenue growth that entices investors, but also racked up almost $8 billion in losses since its inception.

Uber continues to be heavily loss-making despite its significant growth and expansion into new businesses, the taxi app has revealed as it filed to go public in NY.

Uber said it had 91 million registered users on its platform through the end of 2018. According to Consumer Edge analyst Derek Glynn, the top queries from investors were Lyft's take rate - or revenue as a percentage of bookings, its fate in a world of self-driven cars, and the company's path to making profits.

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It made an operational loss of $3bn.

- Travis Kalanick, Uber's founder, owns 8.6%.

Lyft went public with a relatively strong operating position in the wake of the viral #DeleteUber campaign, and it claimed having about 40 per cent of the United States market share. Since then, the stock has been repeatedly beaten down to just over $63 a share on Wednesday morning.

Former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took over management of Uber in 2017 and has aimed to restore the company's standing with a more cautious approach to safety issues and acknowledgment of the company's faults. The company also acknowledged that its revenue growth has slowed in recent quarters, exacerbating concerns about whether Uber can be profitable given massive expenses.

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