Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER), one of the leading ride-hailing companies, is set to join the prestigious S&P 500 index later this month, as announced by S&P Dow Jones Indices on Friday. This move highlights Uber’s significant growth and solidifies its position as a major player in the market.
Uber’s inclusion in the S&P 500 index is a testament to its success and potential for further growth. The company has consistently posted positive GAAP earnings for four consecutive quarters, including the most recent quarter. This achievement, along with its strong performance in the market, has propelled Uber’s stock to more than double in value this year.
The addition of Uber to the S&P 500 is part of a quarterly rebalance that aims to ensure each index is more representative of its market capitalization range. In addition to Uber, Jabil Inc (JBL) and Builders FirstSource Inc. (BLDR) will also be included in the index, replacing Sealed Air Corp. (SEE), Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK), and SolarEdge Technologies Inc. (SEDG) respectively.
Uber’s inclusion in the S&P 500 is expected to have a positive impact on its stock performance. The index is widely tracked by institutional investors and serves as a benchmark for the overall market. Being part of the S&P 500 will increase Uber’s visibility and attract more investors, potentially driving its stock price even higher.
In the last reported quarter, Uber recorded an Adjusted EBITDA of $1.09 billion, driven by its Mobility segment. The company also held $5.2 billion in cash and equivalents and generated $905 million in free cash flow. For the fourth quarter, Uber expects gross bookings of $36.5 billion to $37.5 billion and an adjusted EBITDA of $1.18 billion to $1.24 billion.
Uber’s inclusion in the S&P 500 is a significant milestone for the company, showcasing its growth and success in the ride-hailing industry. As it joins the ranks of other major corporations in the index, Uber has the potential to attract more investors and solidify its position as a market leader.
Investors and market analysts will be closely watching Uber’s performance in the coming months as it transitions to become a member of the S&P 500. With its strong financials and continuous growth, Uber is well-positioned to capitalize on its inclusion in the prestigious index and deliver value to its shareholders.