Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] global bookings are projected to rise nearly threefold to $10.84 billion this year and reach $26.12 billion the next, according to a recent presentation for potential investors seen by Reuters.
The ride-hailing service, which operates in over 50 countries, keeps 20 percent of booking revenue, showed a confidential slideshow prepared by Chinese bankers with input from Uber, aimed at soliciting investment in a fund participating in Uber's Series F financing.
Based on those figures, 2015 revenue would be roughly $2 billion, according to a Reuters calculation.
Uber links passengers and drivers via apps, earning revenue Chief Executive Travis Kalanick last year said was doubling every six months.
Bookings reached $2.91 billion last year and $687.8 million in 2013, according to the presentation, which does not feature expenses or say whether Uber is profitable.
The slideshow also said state-owned China Life Insurance Co (601628.SS) (2628.HK) and China Taiping Insurance (0966.HK) invested in Uber in the past year, adding to a shareholder base numbering India's Tata group and Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd.
China Life confirmed the investment. China Taiping declined to comment.
The presentation was prepared for potential investors in a fund holding shares of Uber Global and Uber China, a separate company formed for the mainland where it competes with Didi Kuaidi. It contained operational data for both entities but did not break out financial details of Uber China.
Uber is widely believed to be losing money as it offers financial incentives to drivers to gobble up market share. It is also dealing with numerous legal and regulatory issues and bans in countries including France, Spain and Thailand.
But backers ranging from Silicon Valley venture capitalists Benchmark and New Enterprise Associates to institutional investors Fidelity and the Qatar Investment Authority have poured in close to $5 billion to support Kalanick, who has said he aims to build a computerized logistics network.
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