Uber Files for an IPO: What You Should Know

In IPO filing, Uber calls out Seattle and warns ‘regulatory risks’ in big cities could impact bottom line

However, Uber losses declined from $4 billion in 2017 in 2018, suggesting it could be heading in the right direction.

Uber Technologies Inc. has said it will list on the New York Stock Exchange, in a deal likely to value the US ride-hailing firm at up to $100 billion. The company said in the filing that it lost US$1.8 billion previous year, excluding certain transactions, on revenue of US$11.3 billion.

Uber faces questions over how it will navigate any transition toward self-driving vehicles, a technology seen as potentially dramatically lowering costs but which could also disrupt its business model.

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The S-1 filing underscores Uber's rapid growth in the last three years but also how a string of public scandals and increased competition from rivals have weighed on its plans to attract and retain riders.

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The ride-hailing service revealed that in 2018, gross bookings climbed to $49.8 billion, a 45 percent increase from the $34.4 billion generated a year earlier. The positive result stemmed from a windfall that Uber generated from the sale of its operations in Russian Federation and Southeast Asia.

Profitability has been demonstrated to be a challenge for both Lyft and Uber.

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Media reports this week said the San Francisco-based company seeks to sell about $10 billion worth of stock, valuing the stock between $90 billion and $100 billion.

"Our continued success will come from stellar execution and the strength of the platform we have worked so hard to build", CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a letter in the filing.

Lyft beat Uber to the stock exchange last month with an IPO that raised $2.3 billion, but its shares have been backsliding following an early run-up.

Analysts argue that, that side of the business has rapidly gained market share and has established itself as a key part of the overall group, so it makes sense for bosses to plough more money into it.

The ridesharing giant is also working on self-driving robots that should work on food deliveries for UberEats, additionally planning on expanding the business to food and freight delivery on bicycles and motorcycles.

Travis Kalanick, the former CEO who stepped under stress in 2017 in the board, is one of Uber's biggest shareholders, owning nearly 9% of the company's stock. But in 2017, it has more than doubled compared to 2016.

"We believe that autonomous vehicle technologies will enable a product that competes with the cost of personal vehicle ownership and usage, and represents the future of transportation", Uber's filing said.

Daniel Ives of Wedbush Securities noted that the ride-hailing firms will face competition from other autonomous driving firms including the former Google vehicle unit Waymo. Officials also possesses approximately 5 percent of Uber equal Lyft's inventory.