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Amazon India is in early stage talks to acquire Uber Eats India

Investors lifted Lyft yesterday. Will they do the same with Uber Technologies which is expected to report earnings on Thursday after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2019. The consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $-3,30.

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission votes to extend the cap on the number of permitted Uber drivers in the city for an additional 12 months. Earlier this year, NYC enacted minimum wage rules for ride-hail drivers.

Uber thinks it`s unlikely to receive a five-year license to operate in London, but the ride-hail company expects Transport for London to award a another fifteen-month, short-term license.

Amazon India is interested in entering the food delivery business so that it can add it to the list of services it provides and Amazon is in early stage talks to acquire Uber Eats India, according to Business Standard.

Deliveroo which is backed by Uber and Amazon are planning to acquire the Spanish food delivery startup Glovo. The company was last valued at $950 million and they are planning to go public in 2020.

GrubHub and Just Eat are planning to compete with Uber Eats and Amazon-backed Deliveroo, and they`re in the early stages of a $10 billion merger.

Street consensus calls for revenue of $3,3 billion which is up from Uber`s first-quarter revenue of $3,1 billion with an adjusted Ebitda loss of $869 million. Some investors are worried by Uber`s competiton in the global market and they are concerned about the ability to ever reach profitability.

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Uber and Bolt will compete in London and they have both a licence valid for 15 months

Uber is not alone in the market. Today, on Tuesday, Estonia-based Bolt launced in London. Uber will also face competition from Indian rival Ola which is backed by Softbank and a start-up backed by Chinese competitor Didi Chuxing.

Bolt, which is also know as Taxify have so far 20,000 registered drivers. In addition; the French app Kapten which is often called Chauffeur Privè, has also entered the market in London. Uber have huge competition with Ola in India and CEO and founder of Bolt, Markus Villig said Uber`s monopoly i London has come to an end.

Bolt are charging drivers much less to use its platform than Uber and that will be a huge challenge for Uber. Bolt will take 15% commission while Uber will take 25% commission for most drivers.

Bolt raised $175 million in funding from Daimler last year, along with funding from Transferwise and Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing.

The competition in the market can be seen in Uber`s revenue growth which have stalled over the past year. Lyft went public in March this year and Uber will face huge competiton in the U.S market.

The Softbank-backed food delivery company DoorDash has also been a national market share leader, and Uber have launched a pilot of its free-floating bike service called Junp in London. A food-delivery service called Uber Eats.

Uber won back a 15-month licence last year and so did Bolt. Uber was banned in London in 2017 because it was found to not be a «fit and proper» operator. The car-hailing app Bolt was also banned by Transport for London in 2017 because it did not have a licence. Bolt waited 18 months for its licence and now it is valid for 15 months.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has defended the citys right to cap the number of Uber vehicles, and hes faced a lawsuit from drivers who are claiming racial descrimination over the city`s plans to charge them a daily congestion charge.

Forget about expensive taxi rides and slow public transport and move around fast and affordably. Your driver arrives in minutes.

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Uber is offering 180 million shares for $44 and $50 and that will value the company at about $84 billion

The stock market is declining while the IPO market is hotter than ever this week. At least 15 IPO deals are expected to be priced this week and this is the biggest week since 2015. What most investors are focusing on now is Uber which is the biggest U.S company deal since Facebook in 2012.

Uber is finish with its roadshow in London, Boston and San Francisco, and the company is expected to price the sale on Thursday this week. The demand for the stock is strong and investors have put in orders for at least three times the amount of stock on offer.

Uber can raise as much as $9 billion and if that happen it will be the largest this year. It`s not clear what the price for stock will be but I think that the turmoil in the market at the moment will have an impact of the price range.

Uber is offering 180 million shares for $44 and $50 and that will value the company at about $84 billion. They have $11 billion in revenue and about $50 billion in gross bookings. Like Lyft, they have big operating losses.

Last year, Uber lost $3,03 billion in the 12 months through March. This is the largest loss ever for a U.S startup in the year before an IPO, and they have a lot of challenges.

More than 82% of the revenue comes from ridesharing while 13% comes from food delivery. Uber has a deal with McDonalds and used to get a 20% commission on deliveries. McDonalds renegotiatied the deal, and now Uber gets a 15% commission.

Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi is trying to sell Wall Street his vision that Uber will become the dominant force in all forms of transportation. But the competition is intense in many places around the globe.

China have its own Didi Chuxing while India has Zomato and Swiggy for food delivery. Didi is also in Latin America where they compete with Doordash, and all of them in the food delivery business.

Uber and Lyft drivers are planning a strike from 7 am to 9 am on Wednesday to protest their wages, their treatment as independent contractors rather than employees, and the lack of regulation governing the new sector.

Drivers have challenged the ride-sharing companies many times for refusing to deem them employees, which means they are responsible for maintenance of their own vehicles as well as gas and insurance, which greatly reduces the amount they can earn per hour.

Their competitor Lyft went public in April this year and entered the market with its IPO price of $72 per share. The stock soared on their debut but it came down again as IPO`s usually does, and now the stock is trading about 16 percent below its IPO price.

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Lyft is kicking off its IPO road show and expects to raise as much as $2,1 billion

A lot of unicorns are coming into the market and Lyft is the next to go public. It is an on-demand transportation company primarily providing ride-haling services like Uber. The company was launched in June 2012 and operates in approximately 300 U.S cities.

Lyft is kicking off its IPO road show this month and their goal is to get on the public market in April. The valuation is about $23 billion for Lyft and thats way beyond Ubers valuation of $150 billion. Lyft will be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker LYFT:

Lyft expects to raise as much as $2,1 billion through the sale of stock in a price range between $62 and $68. Not all of their shares will be sold to the public and they will hold less than half the votes among shareholders. So far, Lyft has collected about $5 billion in total private equity investment to date.

Revenue last year came in at $2,2 billion and their growth have skyrocketed by about 500 percent since 2016. Their losses are also skyrocketing while the loss last year reached $911,3 million. Lyft lose twice as much as their competitor Uber.

The venture capitalists have so far funded the company and now it is the publics turn. And Lyft need cash now. The companys cash and cash equivalents fell 53 percent to about $518 million during the course of 2018.

Lyft is like Uber disrupting the taxi industry but also the way people move around. The taxi industry as we know it today will change dramatically. Lyft and Uber`s business model will change the way people think about a vehicle and how they move around.

Not only that. We are not far away from self-driving cars, and that will be a huge game changer. And when that day comes, what will be the difference between Lyft and Uber? On top of that; they will face a lot of competition from established automakers.

You can imagine how it will be in the market if automakers like Tesla are joining the business by selling people rides to the people instead of selling them cars? What car do you prefer on your ride?

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