Ride sharing and on demand delivery service Uber (NYSE: UBER) reported results ahead of analyst expectations in the Q2 FY2022 quarter, with revenue up 105% year on year to $8.07 billion. Uber made a GAAP loss of $2.6 billion, down on its profit of $1.11 billion, in the same quarter last year.
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Uber (UBER) Q2 FY2022 Highlights:
- Revenue: $8.07 billion vs analyst estimates of $7.37 billion (9.49% beat)
- EPS (GAAP): -$1.33
- Free cash flow of $382 million, up from negative free cash flow of $47 million in previous quarter
- Gross Margin (GAAP): 36.1%, up from 35.5% same quarter last year
- Monthly Active Platform Consumers: 122 million, up 21 million year on year
“Last quarter I challenged our team to meet our profitability commitments even faster than planned—and they delivered,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO.
Born out of a winter night thought: "What if you could request a ride from your phone?" Uber (NYSE: UBER) operates a global network of on demand services, most prominently ride hailing and food delivery, and freight.
The iPhone changed the world, ushering in the era of the “always-on” internet and “on-demand” services - anything someone could want is just a few taps away. Likewise, the gig economy sprang up in a similar fashion, with a proliferation of tech-enabled freelance labor marketplaces, which work hand and hand with many on demand services. Individuals can now work on demand too. What began with tech enabled platforms that aggregated riders and drivers has expanded over the past decade to include food delivery, groceries, and now even a plumber or graphic designer are all just a few taps away.
Uber's revenue growth over the last three years has been very strong, averaging 38.8% annually.
This quarter, Uber beat analyst estimates and reported a very impressive 105% year on year revenue growth.
Ahead of the earnings results the analysts covering the company were estimating sales to grow 31.5% over the next twelve months.
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As a gig economy marketplace, Uber generates revenue growth by a combination of the volume of services users order and how much commission it earns.
Over the last two years the number of Uber's paying users, a key usage metric for the company, grew 17.7% annually to 122 million users. This is a solid growth for a consumer internet company.
In Q2 the company added 21 million paying users, translating to a 20.7% growth year on year.
Key Takeaways from Uber's Q2 Results
With a market capitalization of $48.3 billion, more than $4.39 billion in cash and with free cash flow over the last twelve months being positive, the company is in a very strong position to invest in growth.
We were impressed by the strong free cash flow Uber delivered this quarter. And we were also excited to see that it outperformed Wall St’s revenue expectations. Zooming out, we think this impressive quarter should have shareholders feeling very positive. The company is up 15.4% on the results and currently trades at $28.4 per share.
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