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Lyft Reported Strong Q1 Results As Ridehailing Demand Continues To Improve; Raising FVE to $61

Ali Mogharabi Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Ali Mogharabi |

Lyft’s first-quarter top- and bottom-line results came in better than the FactSet consensus estimates as demand for its ridehailing service continues to improve, indicated by a strong sequential increase in and steady monetization of riders. Combined with a slower recovery in supply, the increase in demand pushed prices much higher, further contributing to better-than-expected first-quarter net revenue. We think as supply increases prices likely will stabilize and come down in the second half of this year. Until then, Lyft and likely its peer, Uber, will continue to benefit from higher prices. Lyft management’s second-quarter net revenue guidance was higher than our internal projections. The firm also guided for adjusted EBITDA profitability beginning in the third quarter. We still expect full-year adjusted EBITDA profit in 2022 and GAAP profitability in 2024.

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Lyft is the second- largest ride-sharing service provider in the U.S., connecting riders and drivers over the Lyft app. Lyft recently entered the Canadian market in an effort to expand its market outside the U.S. Incorporated in 2013, Lyft offers a variety of rides via private vehicles, including traditional private rides, shared rides, and luxury ones. Besides ride-share, Lyft also has entered the bike- and scooter-share market to bring multimodal transportation options to users.

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185 Berry Street, Suite 5000
San Francisco, CA, 94107
T +1 844 250-2773
Sector Technology
Industry Software - Application
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Speculative Growth
Employees 4,675

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