While Uber reported a downturn in revenue during the pandemic, chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi said that the last 3 months of 2022 was the company’s “strongest quarter ever.” Khosrowshahi added that the company expects even more momentum in 2023.
Uber reported $8.6 billion in revenue from the last quarter of 2022, which is a 49% increase from the previous year due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 limiting travel options. In 2020, during the lockdown at the start of the pandemic, Uber cut around 7,000 employees. However, according to Khosrowshahi, the pandemic is no longer impacting Uber’s operations. In fact, during the last quarter of 2022, active drivers hit an all-time high.
Khosrowshahi claims that the current economic inflation is working to Uber’s benefit in that 70% of drivers say that it is the reason that they join Uber’s platform. As Uber exceeded Wall Street analysts’ estimates for the end of 2022, their stock rose 5.5% in trading at the beginning of February 2023.