- Information shows that Uber is likely to lose about $1 billion in the year 2020
- The company has a growing customer base as well as growing revenue levels
- Its food delivery business, Uber Eats, is, however, facing challenges and relies on the mother company for support
Ride-hailing company, Uber Technologies Incorporated, is likely to lose about $1 billion in the year 2020.
This comes even in the wake of growing customers and revenue levels as the company strives to achieve profitability by the fourth quarter of 2020.
The company’s shares recently increased by 5% and the chief executive officer (CEO), Dara Khosrowshahi, revealed there is a likelihood of cutting costs, Briefly.co.za learnt.
The reason, it is believed, is because Uber wishes to generate more repeat-customer business as well as trying to increase the use of premium ride services.
Khosrowshahi went on to say that Uber is determined to accelerate growth as its loss-making food delivery business, Uber Eats, attempts to become the top player in most of its worldwide markets.
This would, therefore, lead to an eventual increase in segment margins, which are currently a drain on Uber’s earnings, venturebeat.com reports.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, Uber increased its global number of users to over 111 million.
However, high costs at Uber Eats means the company would continue to lose money as it tries to outspend competitors.
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