However, losses have widened from $682.8m in 2016 to $688.3m the year after and $911.3m in the last 12 months.
Another reason why Lyft is poised to have a successful public debut is that it is focused primarily on the USA ridesharing market, which is a much cleaner growth story to investors compared to Uber's strategy of pursuing lower-margin worldwide markets along with untested markets like food delivery. The company had just over $8 billion in bookings past year, 76 per cent more than in 2017 and more than four times the number from 2016.
The SEC prohibits ride-sharing services from giving stock grants to drivers. So Lyft will be giving cash bonuses to certain drivers with "good standing". These bonuses are expected to be paid to eligible drivers on or about March 19, 2019.
Hiroshi "Mickey" Mikitani's e-commerce group Rakuten owns 13.1% of the ride-hailing company's Class A shares, offering documents show. "We believe that the strength of our brand, our trusted relationships with riders and our expertise in operating a ridesharing network at scale, as well as our two-pronged strategy to bring autonomous vehicles to market, will be competitive advantages that will enable us to capture value in the emerging autonomous vehicle ecosystem", the statement said. According to information from the Silicon Valley branch service The Information, Lyft aims at revenue of one to three billion dollars at an overall rating of between $ 20 and $ 25 billion. Besides offering transit directions and encouraging carpooling through shared rides, Lyft acquired bike-share firm Motivate a year ago and has committed to investing in expanding networks in member cities.
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Lyft's filing says that its co-founders - CEO Logan Green, 35, and President John Zimmer, 34 - will keep significant control of the company after it goes public and "will be able to significantly influence any action requiring the approval of our stockholders", including the election of board members, a merger, asset sales or other major corporate transactions. The same multiple would suggest a roughly $135 billion valuation for Uber, whose IPO is likely still several weeks out.
Some of Lyft's biggest investors include Rakuten, General Motors, Fidelity, Andreessen Horowitz, and Google's parent company Alphabet.
The US dispatchers mediator Lyft steers with rapid growth, but also with high losses, to its IPO.
That would be worth about US$2 billion if Lyft goes public with a valuation in the middle of its anticipated range of US$20 billion to US$25 billion, according to calculations by Bloomberg. "Although we recognize the growth potential for Uber's business, we remain more confident in Lyft given its more focused business model", Hussain said. And Lyft recently achieved 40% market share in the US, up from 35% a year ago - meaning it took away market share from Uber.