Uber reveals finances as it gears up for IPO

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FILE- In this June 21, 2017, file photo a man walks into the building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Documents released Thursday, April 11, 2019, offered the most detailed view of the world's largest ride-hailing service since its inception a decade ago. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market.

Documents released Thursday offered the most detailed view of the world’s largest ride-hailing service since its inception a decade ago. The unveiling comes four months after Uber took its first step toward its initial public offering with a confidential filing.

The breakdown shows Uber has been generating the robust revenue growth that entices investors, but also racked up nearly $8 billion in losses since its inception.

Uber’s revenue totalled $11.3 billion in 2018, a 42 per cent increase from $7.9 billion in 2017.

Cathy Bussewitz And Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press


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