Uber just reported massive losses that were larger than Wall Street expected - and the stock is tanking
- Uber on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings that missed Wall Street expectations.
- The ride-hailing giant lost $4.72 per share on revenues of $3.17 billion.
- A big chunk of Uber's massive, $5.24 billion loss was due to stock-based compensation from its IPO earlier this year.
Uber on Thursday reported second-quarter losses that were larger than Wall Street's expectations. The stock was down as much as 12% in after-hours trading.
Here are the important numbers:
- Revenue: $3.17 billion versus
- Earnings per share: $-4.72 versus $-3.23 expected
- Net loss: $5.24 billion, in-line with estimates
In other efforts to stem its cash burn, Uber recently laid off 400 marketing employees at the end of July. Those savings, which mostly affected brand marketing and weren't limited to any one geographic area, won't be seen until next quarter.
"While we will continue to invest aggressively in growth, we also want it to be healthy growth, and this quarter we made good progress in that direction," chief financial officer Nelson Chai said in a press release.
Shares of Uber fell dramatically, as much as 12%, in after-hours trading following the earnings report. The stock has struggled to remain above its first trading price since the May IPO, but got a major boost on Thursday following Lyft's earnings report on Wednesday afternoon.
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