May 30, 2019

Uber reports earnings for first time since going public

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Uber on Thursday reported first-quarter revenue of $3.1 billion, which was near the high end of an estimated range in the company's IPO registration papers — sending shares higher in aftermarket trading.

The bottom line: The company has not been able to revisit its $45 per share IPO price since going public on May 10, closing trading today at $39.76 per share.

The vast majority of Uber's revenue is in ride-hail, where it averages 17 million trips per day, with nearly $2.4 billion. But ride-hail revenue growth is just 9% year-over-year, whereas its food delivery business, Uber EATS, is growing at 89%.

  • Uber reported a $1.01 billion net loss for the quarter, which was at the low end of its estimated range.
  • It also maintained the "gross bookings" metric, which rival Lyft chose not to include in its first post-IPO earnings release.

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Major League Soccer embarks on its 25th season

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As Major League Soccer begins its 25th season, the league is financially stable and surging in popularity, and its 26 teams have gorgeous facilities and rapidly increasing valuations.

  • It also continues to expand, with David Beckham's Inter Miami and Nashville SC set to debut this season as the 25th and 26th teams. Plans are in place to reach 30 franchises by 2022 — triple the number from 2004.
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Wall Street falls 3% as coronavirus correction worsens

raders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images

Stocks fell more than 3% on Friday morning, pushing stocks further into correction territory.

Why it matters: It continues the ugly stretch for Wall Street that began after a spike in coronavirus cases around the world. The S&P is over 12% below its recent peak, edging closer to the mark that would technically end the market’s decade-long rally.

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Coronavirus updates: First case in sub-Saharan Africa confirmed

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

Nigeria confirmed its first novel coronavirus case in an Italian who flew to Lagos from Milan — the first known case in sub-Saharan Africa. The World Health Organization has been working to prepare Africa's health care systems to be ready for the outbreak, which is now also confirmed in Algeria and Egypt.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,850 people and infected over 83,700 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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