Uber beats Q4 earnings expectations but misses on revenue $3.17 billion versus $3.58 billion




Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Financial Highlights for Third Quarter 2020

  • Gross Bookings declined to $14.7 billion, down 10% year-over-year, or 8% on a constant currency basis, with Mobility Gross Bookings declining 50% and Delivery Gross Bookings growing 135% year-over-year, respectively, on a constant currency basis.
  • Revenue declined 18% year-over-year, or 17% on a constant currency basis. Mobility Revenue declined 53% year-over-year and Delivery Revenue grew 125% year-over-year.
  • Adjusted Net Revenue (“ANR”) declined 20% year-over-year, Mobility ANR declined 52% year-over-year and Delivery ANR grew 190% year-over-year. Adjusted Net Revenue and segment Adjusted Net Revenue excludes the impact of COVID-19 response initiatives.
  • Net loss attributable to Uber Technologies, Inc. was $1.1 billion, which includes $183 million in stock-based compensation expense.
  • Mobility Adjusted EBITDA of $245 million, improved +$195 million quarter-over-quarter (-$386 million year-over-year), and delivered 17.9% margin as a percentage of Mobility ANR.
  • Delivery Adjusted EBITDA loss of $(183) million, improved +$49 million quarter-over-quarter (+$133 million year-over-year), and delivered (16.1)% margin as a percentage of Delivery ANR.
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss of $625 million, up $40 million year-over-year, and down $212 million quarter-over-quarter, and 22.2% margin as a percentage of ANR. Adjusted EBITDA excludes the impact of COVID-19 response initiatives.
  • Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $7.3 billion at the end of the third quarter.
  • COVID-19 response initiatives had an impact on GAAP net loss of $18 million, including an impact on GAAP revenue of $2 million and an impact on GAAP cost of revenue of $16 million (details and reconciliation below).

“Despite an uneven pandemic response and broader economic uncertainty, our global scope, diversification, and the team’s tireless execution delivered steadily improving results, with total company Gross Bookings down just 6% year-on-year in September,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO. “Mobility Gross Bookings nearly doubled from Q2 levels and Delivery surged again to 135% year-on-year growth thanks to an increasing pace of innovation, which saw us launch new industry-leading safety technology; extend delivery offerings into groceries and prescriptions; bring Uber Green to more than 50 cities; and expand both Uber Pass and Eats Pass membership plans.”

“As consolidated growth returns, it will return to a more profitable foundation,” said Nelson Chai, CFO. “Our Mobility segment generated $245 million in Adjusted EBITDA, up nearly $200 million quarter-over-quarter, while we also improved Delivery Adjusted EBITDA margins by more than 10 percentage points. Through continued strong execution and cost discipline, we remain confident in our ability to achieve quarterly Adjusted EBITDA profitability before the end of 2021.”

In its update to shareholders Wednesday, the company said that restaurants on Uber Eats exceeded 600,000 in the fourth quarter, with the addition of Union Square Hospitality Group establishments, Chipotle locations in the UK, Wings Etc. and many others.

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