Uber's fourth-quarter loss narrows to $1.1 billion

The ride-hailing company’s quarterly revenue rose 11.8 per cent to $2.2 billion from its previous quarter


Reuters February 14, 2018
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Uber narrowed its fourth-quarter loss to $1.1 billion from a loss of $1.46 billion in the previous quarter, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The ride-hailing company’s quarterly revenue rose 11.8 per cent to $2.2 billion from its previous quarter, the source said.

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Silicon Valley-based Uber’s quarterly gross bookings rose 14 per cent to $11.1 billion from the third quarter, the person said.

The company had previously reported a third-quarter net loss of $1.46 billion on net revenue of $2 billion. Uber had gross bookings of $9.7 billion in the previous quarter.

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