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Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER)

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Previous close36.31
Bid35.28 x 2900
Ask35.43 x 2200
Day's range34.88 - 36.25
52-week range13.71 - 41.86
Avg. volume20,685,018
Market cap61.692B
Beta (5Y monthly)N/A
PE ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-4.05
Earnings date05 Nov 2020
Forward dividend & yieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-dividend dateN/A
1y target est41.69
  • Report: Uber Offering More Than $1 Billion for European Ridesharing Service Free Now
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    Report: Uber Offering More Than $1 Billion for European Ridesharing Service Free Now

    Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) is aiming to expand in Europe through a splashy acquisition, it seems. An article published Wednesday by Reuters cites a report in German business publication Manager Magazin saying that the ridesharing giant is offering over 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) for Free Now. This is a ridesharing business jointly owned by European auto giants Daimler (OTC: DDAIF) and BMW (OTC: BAMXF).

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    An Uber Outcast’s Blank-Check Company Goes Public

    (Bloomberg) -- Three years after he was ousted from Uber Technologies Inc. under a cloud of controversy, Emil Michael is back. His latest venture asks investors to buy shares in a company before knowing which business they’re actually backing.The new venture, DPCM Capital Inc., listed its shares Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. The offering raised about $300 million, higher than the $250 million initially expected. DPCM Capital plans to help fund one or more companies yet to be identified, but will likely target tech companies based in the U.S., valued in the $1 billion to $2 billion range, according to filings. Michael joins a rush of businesspeople, big-name investors and celebrities to start so-called blank-check companies, more formally known as special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs. More than 130 such deals have raised over $52 billion on U.S. exchanges this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s roughly 50% more than the total raised in all previous years combined. Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, former Facebook Inc. executive Chamath Palihapitiya and billionaire Peter Thiel each have blank-check companies of their own.The format asks investors to place a great deal of trust in the person running it. And it can be lucrative for the creator. The heads of these companies typically receive a stake of about 20%. But there are risks for investors. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has recently given the structure more attention, because it allows companies to go public with less scrutiny than in a typical initial public offering.DPCM Capital is led by Michael and is affiliated with another figure from Uber’s early days, Shervin Pishevar. Michael, the former chief business officer, helped manage Uber’s aggressive growth in the middle of last decade while finding himself at the center of several of the company’s biggest scandals, including once threatening to dig up dirt on critical journalists.Pishevar, an adviser to DPCM Capital, was an early investor in Uber. The ride-hailing company and some of Pishevar’s other ventures began distancing themselves from the venture capitalist in late 2017 after five women accused him of sexual misconduct. Pishevar and Michael were both close with Travis Kalanick, the Uber co-founder and former chief executive officer, who was ousted from the company by board in 2017 after a series of privacy scandals and culture controversies.Two other men with ties to Pishevar are involved in DPCM Capital. The chief financial officer, Ignacio Tzoumas, runs a scooter company backed by Pishevar, and the legal chief, Kyle Wood, whose LinkedIn profile lists him as “consigliere” and who is the chief legal officer at Sofreh Capital, co-founded by Pishevar.All of the men associated with the venture either declined to comment citing regulatory disclosure rules or didn’t respond to requests for comment.Other advisers to the company include Eric Schmidt, the former Alphabet Inc. chairman. Its board of directors is slated to include XPrize Foundation founder Peter Diamandis, Desiree Gruber of brand agency Full Picture and investor Denmark West.(Adds trading information in the second paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Holiday ‘Shipageddon’ Need Not Mean Doomsday for Retail

    Holiday ‘Shipageddon’ Need Not Mean Doomsday for Retail

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- After months of extreme disruption and challenge, retailers badly need their holiday season to go right. Unfortunately, they might find themselves confounded by a thorny problem borne of pandemic-related safety concerns: A crush of e-commerce orders on a scale the industry has never seen, putting stress on their supply chains and those of their shipping partners. The result could be a multitude of late packages and frustrated customers, a potential mess that has been dubbed Shipageddon.Package carriers FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. say they’re prepared for the onslaught. They may not have envisioned the pandemic, but they’ve spent billions over the past few years preparing for a more e-commerce heavy world, including adding expanded weekend service and investing in automation tools. They’re also bulking up their staff: FedEx and UPS plan to hire a combined 170,000 seasonal workers this year. Even so, e-commerce growth is expected to be explosive this holiday season, and it will be especially difficult to predict purchasing rhythms this time around. The surge in online demand may result in an extra 7 million packages flowing through delivery channels each day, predicts Satish Jindel, president of ShipMatrix. That extra load will pressure the system: ShipMatrix estimates that on-time performance during peak season will drop to 90% for FedEx and 92% for UPS. That is lower than their on-time performances in both September 2020 and last year’s peak season. So retailers must take pains to ensure they’re not left in a lurch if logistics networks become strained. One way retailers are girding for this is by starting holiday deals earlier than usual, with some offering Black Friday-like sales in October. If they succeed at getting people to buy gifts early, it could have the dual benefit of spreading out orders over a longer stretch while allowing sellers to avoid some of the surcharges that carriers have put in place for the peak period. That will only take them so far because many consumers aren’t ready to get into Santa-mode just yet. But there are other things they can do.Throughout the season, but especially in the final weeks before Christmas, retailers would do well to steer customers to their curbside and in-store pickup options, in which the shopper effectively does last-mile delivery themselves. That means highlighting it in their marketing, an especially important step for chains that have added curbside pickup only since the pandemic, such as Macy’s Inc. or Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. They should also nudge people to choose this format at checkout by emphasizing it is often the fastest option. Shoppers should be receptive: Deloitte’s survey found that the reasons consumers are opting for pickup have shifted somewhat since the early days of the Covid-19 outbreak, with the perceived speed and convenience becoming more of a factor. Many retailers are fulfilling an increasing amount of online orders from stores amid the Covid-19-related drops in foot traffic. For these sellers, teaming up with a delivery partner — the way restaurants and grocery stores do — could be a good way to get purchases through that last mile. Sephora, for example, has started a partnership with Instacart for same-day delivery, while Uber Technologies Inc. has said it’s keen to expand Uber Eats beyond food to other local businesses. Such a setup might not be economical or practical for some chains year-round, but could make sense during the busy season.There are also behind-the-scenes tactics retailers can employ to keep networks from getting strained while also potentially helping with their own profitability. Scot Wingo — who introduced the term Shipageddon to my lexicon and is a board member at ChannelAdvisor, a company that helps merchants with online sales — says retailers can plan their deals and promotions with an eye toward consolidating orders. For instance, a store could offer a $10 gift card to shoppers who spend $100, instead of a blanket “10% off” discount, because that format would incentivize building a bigger shopping cart and result in potentially fewer shipments. Retailers also can use inventory analytics and management systems to make sure orders go out in as few boxes as possible, including trying to bundle together multiple orders from the same household that have come in a short time window. Smart retailers will prioritize communication. Customers will want to be kept informed about expected package arrival times from the time an order is placed through the delivery process, and they’re not going to be thrilled if they don’t get their items on time. But, at least if they have a reliable heads-up about a delivery date, they can make contingency plans — and maybe end up with a little less customer service animus toward either the store or the carrier. Some retailers will have a harder time than others in adapting to the seasonal boom in e-commerce. It will be difficult for those situated inside enclosed malls to get customers to embrace pickup options when they don’t have their own entrances for easy retrieval. That stands in contrast to chains such as Old Navy or Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., which tend to be in strip centers and can offer these services with relative ease. The effort to get packages on doorsteps is going to be nothing short of Herculean this year. Retailers that use all the options at their disposal will be the ones that customers stick with when this is all over. \--With assistance from Brooke Sutherland.This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Sarah Halzack is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the consumer and retail industries. She was previously a national retail reporter for the Washington Post.For more articles like this, please visit us at now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.