Uber (NYSE: $UBER) Announces Results for Second Quarter 2022
- Gross Bookings reached an all-time high of $29.1 billion, up 33% year-over-year
- Net loss of $2.6 billion with a $1.7 billion net headwind relating to Uber's equity investments
- Adjusted EBITDA of $364 million
- Operating cash flow of $439 million; Free cash flow of $382 million
SAN FRANCISCO - August 2, 2022 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.
Financial Highlights for Second Quarter 2022
- Gross Bookings grew 33% year-over-year ("YoY") to $29.1 billion, or 36% on a constant currency basis, with Mobility Gross Bookings of $13.4 billion (+55% YoY or +57% YoY constant currency) and Delivery Gross Bookings of $13.9 billion (+7% YoY or +12% YoY constant currency). Trips during the quarter grew 24% YoY to 1.87 billion, or approximately 21 million trips per day on average.
- Revenue grew 105% YoY to $8.1 billion, or 111% on a constant currency basis, with Revenue growth significantly outpacing Gross Bookings growth due to a change in the business model for our UK Mobility business and the acquisition of Transplace by Uber Freight.
- Net loss attributable to Uber Technologies, Inc. was $2.6 billion, which includes a $1.7 billion net headwind (pre-tax) relating to Uber's equity investments, primarily due to aggregate unrealized losses related to the revaluation of Uber's Aurora, Grab, and Zomato stakes. Additionally, net loss includes $470 million in stock-based compensation expense.
- Adjusted EBITDA of $364 million, up $873 million YoY. Adjusted EBITDA margin as a percentage of Gross Bookings was 1.3%, up from (2.3)% in Q2 2021.
- Net cash provided by operating activities was $439 million, up $780 million YoY. Free cash flow, defined as net cash flows from operating activities less capital expenditures, was $382 million, up $780 million YoY.
- Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents were $4.4 billion at the end of the second quarter.
"Last quarter I challenged our team to meet our profitability commitments even faster than planned-and they delivered," said Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO. "Importantly, they delivered balanced growth: Gross Bookings up 36 percent to a $116 billion run-rate, Adjusted EBITDA significantly above our guidance, and $382 million in free cash flow, all on a platform that's larger than ever, with the number of consumers and earners using Uber now both at all-time highs."
"We became a free cash flow generator in Q2, as we continued to scale our asset-light platform, and we will continue to build on that momentum," said Nelson Chai, CFO. "This marks a new phase for Uber, self-funding future growth with disciplined capital allocation, while maximizing long-term returns for shareholders."
Outlook for Q3 2022
For Q3 2022, we anticipate:
- Gross Bookings of $29.0 billion to $30.0 billion
- Adjusted EBITDA of $440 million to $470 million
Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter 2022 (continued)
- Gross Bookings of $13.4 billion:Mobility Gross Bookings grew 57% YoY on a constant currency basis. On a sequential basis, Mobility Gross Bookings grew 25% quarter-over-quarter ("QoQ"), with growth in all geographic regions.
- Revenue of $3.6 billion:Mobility Revenue grew 120% YoY and 41% QoQ. The YoY increase was primarily driven by a $983 million net benefit related to a UK business model change that classifies most driver payments and incentives as cost of revenue and an accrual made for the resolution of historical claims in the UK relating to the classification of drivers in Q2 2022. Mobility Take Rate of 26.6% increased 790 bps YoY and 310 bps QoQ. The UK factors impacting revenue were a 740 bps net benefit to Take Rate in the quarter. Additionally, Mobility Take Rate was adversely impacted by pass-through fuel surcharges implemented through Q2 2022 in various markets globally.
- Adjusted EBITDA of $771 million:Mobility Adjusted EBITDA increased $592 million YoY and $153 million QoQ. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 5.8% of Gross Bookings compared to 2.1% in Q2 2021 and 5.8% in Q1 2022. Adjusted EBITDA margin improvement YoY was primarily driven by better cost leverage from higher volume, and a meaningful reduction in driver supply investments. On a QoQ basis, Adjusted EBITDA margin remained unchanged.
- Gross Bookings of $13.9 billion: Delivery Gross Bookings grew 12% YoY on a constant currency basis. Delivery Gross Bookings in US & Canada were up 21% YoY and in all other markets were up 3% YoY on a constant currency basis.
- Revenue of $2.7 billion: DeliveryRevenue grew 37% YoY and 7% QoQ. Take Rate of 19.4% grew 420 bps YoY and grew 130 bps QoQ. Business model changes in some countries that classify certain payments and incentives as cost of revenue benefited Delivery Take Rate by 510 bps in the quarter (compared to 330 bps benefit in Q2 2021 and 400 bps benefit in Q1 2022).
- Adjusted EBITDA of $99 million:Delivery Adjusted EBITDA grew $260 million YoY and $69 million QoQ, driven by higher volumes, increased Ads revenue, and improved network efficiencies. Delivery Adjusted EBITDA margin as a percentage of Gross Bookings reached 0.7%, compared to (1.2)% in Q2 2021 and 0.2% in Q1 2022.
- Revenue of $1.8 billion:Freight Revenue grew 426% YoY and remained stable QoQ. Freight Revenue includes contributions from the acquisition of Transplace which closed on November 12, 2021.
- Adjusted EBITDA of $5 million: Freight Adjusted EBITDA grew $46 million YoY and $3 million QoQ. Freight Adjusted EBITDA margin as a percentage of Gross Bookings improved 12.1 percentage points YoY to 0.3% driven by increased marketplace efficiency on our digital platform and strong sales momentum in our Transportation Management business.
- Corporate G&A and Platform R&D: Corporate G&A and Platform R&D expenses of $511 million, compared to $486 million in Q2 2021, and $482 million in Q1 2022. On a YoY basis, Corporate G&A and Platform R&D decreased as a percentage of Gross Bookings due to cost control and improved fixed cost leverage.
GAAP and Non-GAAP Costs and Operating Expenses
- Cost of revenue excluding D&A: GAAP cost of revenue equaled non-GAAP cost of revenue and was $5.2 billion, representing 17.7% of Gross Bookings, compared to 9.6% and 15.2% in Q2 2021 and Q1 2022, respectively. On a YoY basis, non-GAAP cost of revenue as a percentage of Gross Bookings increased due to the classification of certain Delivery and Mobility payments as cost of revenue attributable to business model changes in some countries and the acquisition of Transplace.
- GAAP and Non-GAAP operating expenses (Non-GAAP operating expenses exclude certain amounts as further detailed in the "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures" section):
- Operations and support: GAAP operations and support was $617 million. Non-GAAP operations and support was $577 million, representing 2.0% of Gross Bookings, compared to 1.8% and 2.0% in Q2 2021 and Q1 2022, respectively. On a YoY basis, non-GAAP operations and support as a percentage of Gross Bookings increased due to higher headcount costs and higher driver background check costs.
- Sales and marketing: GAAP sales and marketing was $1.2 billion. Non-GAAP sales and marketing was $1.2 billion, representing 4.1% of Gross Bookings, compared to 5.6% and 4.7% in Q2 2021 and Q1 2022, respectively. On a YoY basis, non-GAAP sales and marketing as a percentage of Gross Bookings decreased due to improved cost leverage with Gross Bookings growth outpacing sales and marketing expense growth. Additionally, Gross Bookings mix shifted towards Mobility, which carry lower associated sales and marketing costs.
- Research and development:GAAP research and development was $704 million. Non-GAAP research and development was $427 million, representing 1.5% of Gross Bookings, compared to 1.5% and 1.5% in Q2 2021 and Q1 2022, respectively.
- General and administrative: GAAP general and administrative was $851 million. Non-GAAP general and administrative was $459 million, representing 1.6% of Gross Bookings, compared to 2.1% and 1.9% in Q2 2021 and Q1 2022, respectively. On a YoY basis, non-GAAP general and administrative as a percentage of Gross Bookings decreased due to improved fixed cost leverage.
Operating Highlights for the Second Quarter 2022
- Trips of 1.87 billion:Trips on our platform grew 24% YoY and 9% QoQ, with strong sequential growth in Mobility trips and stable Delivery trips.
- Monthly Active Platform Consumers ("MAPCs") reached 122 million:MAPCs grew 21% YoY and 6% QoQ to 122 million.
- Membership:Launched our single cross-platform membership program, Uber One, in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, Uber and Disney+ partnered to offer Uber Eats members in the US two free months of The Disney Bundle.
- Supporting earners:Drivers and couriers earned an aggregate $10.8 billion during the quarter, with earnings up 37% YoY, outpacing Uber's Gross Bookings growth of 33% YoY.
- Uber Australia TWU agreement:Signed an Australia-first deal with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) that will protect the flexibility of gig workers and support the creation of minimum standards and benefits for those working in the on-demand economy.
- Uber for Business ("U4B"):U4B Gross Bookings of $1.3 billion in Q2, up 41% YoY. Managed U4B, which is the actively managed portion of the business through Uber's account managers and sales team, represented 29% of U4B Gross Bookings, compared to 25% in Q2 2021.
- Ads:Announced the launch of our Ads business in Australia and New Zealand, and the creation of a local sales team to develop relationships with merchants and other brands. Active advertising merchants grew to over 230K, nearly doubling YoY.
- Annual ESG and People & Culture Reports: Published our annual ESG Report in July, which highlights our perspectives on the ESG issues that matter most to the people who earn on, move on, or invest in our platform. We also published our annual People & Culture Report in July, which highlights our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Airport recovery:Airport Gross Bookings represented 15% of Mobility Gross Bookings in Q2 2022 (vs. 15% pre-pandemic), growing 139% YoY and 49% QoQ, outpacing the overall Mobility segment's recovery as consumer travel trends improved.
- Taxis:Signed a partnership with IT Taxi, the largest taxi dispatch service in Italy, that will see 12,000 drivers across 80 cities join the Uber platform.
- Uber Reserve at Airports Global Expansion:Announced a global expansion of Reserve at Airports, now available at 55 airports throughout the world.
- UberX Share US launch:Launched new shared rides product, UberX Share, in a number of US cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, San Diego, Portland, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.
- India Amazon Prime Partnership:Amazon Prime members in India can redeem exclusive benefits on select Uber rides by paying with their Amazon Pay balance.
- Hertz Electric Vehicle (EV) partnership expansion:Announced the expansion of our partnership with Hertz into Canada, where rideshare drivers who use the Uber platform can sign up to rent a Tesla on a weekly basis from Hertz in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.
- Released US Safety Report:Published the second comprehensive publication, sharing details on Uber's safety progress and data related to reports of the most serious safety incidents occurring on our platform.
- Reopening impact:Delivery demonstrated stable consumer, merchant and courier metrics against tough YoY comps as COVID-19 restrictions continued to ease around the world. Delivery MAPCs, basket size and order frequency grew 1% YoY, 3% YoY and 2% YoY, respectively, and were stable QoQ. Active merchants grew 12% YoY to exceed 843K in Q2. Globally, active couriers grew 19% YoY, and grew 53% YoY in the U.S.
- Grocery Product Relaunch:Introduced our native grocery experience on Uber Eats with new features to make shopping more convenient, intuitive, and reliable.
- Albertsons Partnership Expansion:Announced the expansion of the partnership to include more than 2,000 stores nationwide through Uber Eats.
- UK partnerships with Tesco and One Stop:Announced an Uber Direct partnership with Tesco in the UK, through which orders made via the Tesco home delivery service will be fulfilled by couriers on the Uber Eats app. In addition, we announced a new partnership with retail convenience retailer, One Stop, that will see over 500 One Stop stores available on the Uber Eats app by year-end.
- US Nationwide Shipping:Announced nationwide shipping, a new delivery product that allows US consumers to order from beloved merchants in NYC, Miami and Los Angeles initially.
- Japan Delivery Partnership:Partnered with AEON MALL, one of the largest shopping mall operators in Japan, giving Uber Eats customers access to over 60 AEON malls nationwide.
- Autonomous Trucking Partnerships:Executed a first-of-its-kind, long-term strategic industry partnership with Waymo Via, combining the power of Waymo's autonomous driving technology with the scale of Uber Freight's network and our leading marketplace technology. This partnership, coupled with last year's multi-phase pilot agreement with Aurora Driver, will enable Uber Freight to lead the way in designing the future of supply chains and accelerating access to autonomous trucks.
- Uber Freight and Transplace Integration:Integration efforts continue to progress; leveraging Uber Freight's 1.6 million trucks across our digital carrier network is continuing to fuel procurement momentum across the combined businesses.
Webcast and conference call information
A live audio webcast of our second quarter ended June 30, 2022 earnings release call will be available at https://investor.uber.com/, along with the earnings press release and slide presentation. The call begins on August 2, 2022 at 5:00 AM (PT) / 8:00 AM (ET). This press release, including the reconciliations of certain non-GAAP measures to their nearest comparable GAAP measures, is also available on that site.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
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