Why These Uber Analysts Are Bullish Ahead Of Q4 Earnings

Zinger Key Points
  • Wall Street expects the ridesharing giant to issue a loss of 22 cents per share on quarterly revenues of $8.1 billion.
  • Analysts at BofA Global Research, Wedbush, and Needham & Co weigh in on the stock.

Uber Technologies Inc. UBER will issue its fourth-quarter 2022 earnings on Feb. 8 before market open, here’s what the Street is expecting.

Wall Street expects the ridesharing giant to issue a loss of 22 cents per share, on quarterly revenues of $8.1 billion, according to data from Benzinga Pro.

Uber's adjusted EPS has exceeded consensus estimates five times over the past 12 quarters, but only twice did the stock increase the following day.

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Although it topped expectations in May 2021, its average post-earnings move of +2.66% hides a nearly 9% fall in Aug. 2022 when it missed estimates by 400% and an 18.9% increase in May 2021.

Bank of America

Bank of America’s Justin Post reiterated a Buy rating on the stock and maintained a $43 price target. 

Post said in a note to investors Monday that the investment bank is expecting in-line bookings and revenues, and EBITDA above at $626 million versus the Street's estimate of $619 million for Uber's fourth-quarter earnings.

BofA notes that Uber has a better cost position compared to its peers, with limited layoffs, and expects mobility strength and tracking to over $5 billion in its 2024 EBITDA outlook to be positives for the call.

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Dan Ives maintained an Outperform rating with a $38 price target. 

Ives mentioned that Wedbush is expecting a confident and relatively bullish report and guidance for 2023 from Uber's management in a note to investors Monday. Wedbush is seeing strong trends for Uber, with driver supply bouncing back and activity in its major cities appearing very strong and balanced.

Ives believes that mobility will be the star of the quarter, with the company exceeding the Street's $30.6 billion gross bookings estimate for the quarter.


Needham’s Bernie McTernan maintained the firm's Buy rating for Uber with a $54 price target.

McTernan sees the current environment as constructive for both Uber and competitor Lyft Inc LYFT in the US, with low wait times, solid demand, and elevated pricing. However, Needham believes that Uber is outperforming, with the second half of January showing the strongest relative performance in its sample.

Following the holiday period, McTernan said Uber dominated with shorter wait times in 67% of its sample during the second half of January and 66% overall for the month.

UBER Price Action: Shares of Uber are trading 0.42% higher to $33.26, according to data from Benzinga Pro.

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