UBER Stock Alert: 8 Things to Know as Uber Slashes Spending

Uber (NYSE:UBER) stock is making news Monday following an email about the company planning to cut spending.

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Let’s take a look at everything holders of UBER stock need to know about this news below!

  • A recent email from Uber that was sent out to employees goes over the changes.
  • In it, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi details the plans to reduce spending on marketing.
  • The company will also be reducing incentives and will treat hiring as a privilege.
  • This will see it being more deliberate about when and where it hires new workers.
  • The Uber CEO says that this will help the company in its goal to achieve profitability.
  • These changes come as Khosrowshahi explains a major shift is coming to the market.
  • That follows the Covid-19 pandemic and easing restrictions afterward boosting some stocks higher.
  • However, the rally seems to be over with the stock market going through a rough period of late.

Here are a few snippets of the email the Uber CEO sent to employees, as collected from CNBC.

  • “After earnings, I spent several days meeting investors in New York and Boston. It’s clear that the market is experiencing a seismic shift and we need to react accordingly.”
  • “We have to make sure our unit economics work before we go big. The least efficient marketing and incentive spend will be pulled back.”
  • “We have made a ton of progress in terms of profitability, setting a target for $5 billion in Adjusted EBITDA in 2024, but the goalposts have changed. Now it’s about free cash flow. We can (and should) get there fast.”

UBER stock is down 2% as of Monday morning and is down 41.9% since the start of the year.

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