The company also broke out some figures for Uber Eats to the press for the first time, saying it accounted for $2.1 billion in gross bookings in Q3. That’s an increase of 150 percent from the same quarter a year ago, Uber says.
Uber is rapidly expanding its food delivery business and is investing in new mobility offerings, such as bikes and e-scooters. Last month Uber announced it would expand its food delivery business to cover 70 percent of the U.S. population. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC at the time that Uber Eats growth ultimately drives growth back to Uber’s ride-hailing business.
Uber CFO Nelson Chai told CNBC the company had another strong quarter for a business of its size and global scope. “As we look ahead to an IPO and beyond, we are investing in future growth across our platform, including in food, freight, electric bikes and scooters, and high-potential markets in India and the Middle East where we continue to solidify our leadership position,” Chai said.
As it heads toward an IPO next year, Uber wants investors to know it’s more than ride-hailing, but some bankers say that could make it harder tovalue the company in an IPO.