Uber publicized that they are going for the valuation of £70bn ($90bn) in the flotation of its stock market. The firm of taxi-app stated that its share priced between forty-four dollars and fifty-dollars each, through the share issue set to increase around 10bn dollars. It is also the part of the deal that it will sell about shares of 500m dollars of worth to PayPal. In the start of this month Uber give the warning that this deal may never create a profit.
The price values of IPO for the company less than 100bn dollars some expected it to target for. Along with the original business of ride-hailing, Uber is making the driverless cars; also the food delivery business with the name of Uber Eats is already running. Along with the Initial Public Offering (IPO) details, Uber exposed its new quarterly figures. It reflects that the drivers of Uber mad about 1.5 billion passenger journeys during the 2019 first three months, on the other hand, the firm stated an overall loss of 1 billion US dollars.
Disappointment for Uber
In the start of the April, the shares in opponent United States taxi-hailing service Lyft started trading in NY. But after the influential start, the price of its shares drooped and now, it is 20% below the original amount that investors paid. Uber is in business for about ten years and is selling 180 million shares in the offering, with an additional 27 million sold by the insiders of the company. In the next ten days, the company will go to spend itself as marketing to investors, to mobilize the interest and avoid to follow the Lyft disappointing path.
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Moreover, PayPal and Uber have already a few high-profile stakeholders. Including these are Google parent, Japan’s Softbank, Alphabet and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. Travis Kalanick, the founder of Uber and the controversial businessman also has a significant stake. Recently, Uber offers appreciation awards about four million drivers in terms or cash or the form of new shares. In the seven cities of the United States, the Uber drivers are making plans to hold a protest to concur with the estimated start of share trading. It is their opinion that they are paid under minimum wage levels demands by some states and just about above national rates.