May 19, 2022
Grab Revenue Rises, Loss Narrows on Rising Ride-Hailing Demand
(Bloomberg) -- Grab Holdings Ltd. said revenue rose 6% in the first quarter after the ride-hailing and delivery company won back consumers as the pandemic recedes in Southeast Asia.
Revenue increased to $228 million from $216 million a year earlier, the Singapore-based company said in a statement on Thursday. That was more than the $139.2 million analysts were expecting, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Grab’s net loss narrowed to $435 million, as the company fights to gain profitability following years of heavy spending in pursuit of market share.
Grab has struggled since becoming a publicly listed company in the U.S. through a merger with a blank-check company in December. Mounting losses, coupled with a broad tech selloff, have weighed on its shares, which have lost more than 70% since the startup went public.
The company said it expects full-year revenue to reach $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion.
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- Grab shares dropped 7.3% to $2.53 in New York on Wednesday.
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