Last updated: 04:05 PM ET, Fri August 26 2016

REPORT: Uber Lost at Least $1.2 Billion in First Half of 2016

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | August 26, 2016

REPORT: Uber Lost at Least $1.2 Billion in First Half of 2016

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Officials from ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc.—including head of finance Gautam Gupta—have told shareholders that the company has lost at least $1.27 billion in the first half of 2016.

According to, the announcement took place during a conference call with shareholders where Uber officials revealed the company lost $520 million in the first quarter and $750 million in the second quarter of the year.

One of the biggest reasons behind Uber’s reported second quarter losses was its business in China, which was a contributing factor in the company’s decision to sell its China operations to rival Didi Chuxing. Uber still holds an 18 percent stake in Didi, though.

READ MORE: Didi Chuxing Struts Through Funding With $7 Billion

The move into China was a top priority for Uber, but CEO Travis Kalanick revealed in February that the ride-hailing service was losing $1 billion a year in the Chinese market.

As for the American market, Uber said it was profitable during the first quarter of 2016, but is reporting the company lost an estimated $100 million in the United States during the second quarter.


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