In the worst quarter of the epidemic, Uber bookings more than quadrupled. Yet the firm still posted an adjusted loss of $509 million, according to its latest earnings.
Gross accruals for the brand’s mobility, shipping and transport segments were $21.9 billion in the second quarter. And from these more than $1.28 billion in cash has consumed.
“We made significant progress in the second quarter by investing in drivers,” said CEO Dara Khosrovshahi in a statement. Consumers who are worrying about mobility and delivery now account for over half of our company’s total gross orders, he said.
$21.9 billion in gross bookings has announced by Uber for the second quarter of 2020, more than twice as much as it was in 2019.
However, the company posted an adjusted profit loss of $509 million and cash outflows of $1.28 billion.
The company’s CFO said provisions should increase but losses would continue for the next quarter.
Khosrowshahi also highlighted that more than 420,000 active drivers and couriers have added to the network. And this is happening on per month basis from February to July. And the company said driver profit growth outpaced sales by 30 percentage points.
CFO Nelson Chai said in a statement that losses are expected to continue into the next quarter. We are in hopes of shrinking gross provisions to between $22 billion and $24 billion to $100 million.
In a sign of a broader recovery from the pandemic, Uber is reporting seven times more airport trips this year than last year. The Insider Inc., parent company, Axel Springer, is an Uber investor.