Bird continues to face challenges

Bird sold a vision of micro-mobility and got me excited. I thought it would really worked out initially. In the next year I saw their vehicles trashed into lakes, vandalized and I encountered one that isn’t functional. I realized this wasn’t going to work out. Not in Oakland and San Francisco at least.

Bird Stock Plummets After Electric Scooter Firm Gives Weak Guidance

Bird rents electric scooters and bikes in over 400 cities in more than 30 countries. It also sells its micro-electric vehicles to consumers. Last year, those hardware sales made up 9% of total revenue.

In the December quarter, Bird lost an adjusted $21.5 million on sales of $54 million. Wall Street was modeling a loss of $31 million on sales of $50.8 million.

For the full-year, Bird lost an adjusted $66.9 million on sales of $205 million. Analysts were projecting Bird to lose an adjusted $77 million on sales of $201.9 million in 2021, according to FactSet.

In 2021, Bird’s sales rose 117% year over year due to easy comparisons to the Covid-hampered 2020. Compared with 2019, sales were up 60%.

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