Uber says it's profitable in the US - here's how much it makes per ride
Just how profitable? Citing previously undisclosed financial documents, Bloomberg pegs Uber's February US profit per ride at 19 cents (not including "interest, taxes, equity-based compensation for employees). Uber takes 25% of the average fare, but most of it goes toward things like marketing, customer support, and software development.
Uber says that it booked 50 million rides in the US and 169 million worldwide, according to Bloomberg.But Uber's (conditional) US profitability doesn't mean it's making money everywhere. Uber is burning money in China, where it says it's losing more than $1 billion per year. This has worked to grow market share, according to CEO Travis Kalanick, who said in March that Uber's China market share has growth from 1-2% in January 2015 to about 30%.
Uber is not globally profitable, and lost $1.7 billion dollars worldwide in the first three quarters of 2015, according to Bloomberg.
Uber was not immediately available for comment.