Singapore's Grab says revenue nearly back to pre-pandemic levels

    Grab president Ming Maa said the company's food business now generates more than 50% of its revenue, reflecting increased demand for food delivery.
    By REUTERS
    | Updated on Oct 22 2020, 02:03 PM IST
    Grab is one of the biggest start-ups in the region with a valuation of over $14 billion
    Grab is one of the biggest start-ups in the region with a valuation of over $14 billion (REUTERS)
    Grab is one of the biggest start-ups in the region with a valuation of over $14 billion
    Grab is one of the biggest start-ups in the region with a valuation of over $14 billion (REUTERS)

    Singapore's Grab, which has evolved from a ride-hailing app operator to offer services such as food delivery and insurance, said on Thursday its third-quarter group revenue had risen to more than 95% of pre-COVID-19 levels.

    "Our business recovery continues steadily, with Q3 group revenues climbing to over 95% of pre-COVID-19 levels," Ming Maa, president of Grab, said in an emailed newsletter update on the company's business.

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    Softbank-backed Grab, the region's biggest start-up with a valuation of over $14 billion, in June laid off around 360 employees or almost 5% of its headcount, after slashing discretionary spending.

    "Having laid this foundation, we will focus on expanding our financial services and merchant services business through the rest of the year and beyond," he said.

    Grab, which is yet to turn profitable, had received a $200 million investment from South Korean private equity firm STIC Investments, Maa said.

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    First Published Date: 22 Oct, 02:03 PM IST
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