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Filed: 4 May 21, 4:08pm
Exhibit 99.1
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Lyft Announces First Quarter Results
First quarter revenue of $609.0 million grew 7% quarter-over-quarter
Strong Q1 results reflect ongoing recovery & exceeded outlook

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 4, 2021 - Lyft, Inc. (Nasdaq:LYFT) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

“The improvements we’ve made over the last year are paying off - we’ve built a much stronger business. As the recovery continues, we are confident that we will be able to deliver strong financial results” said Logan Green, co-founder and chief executive officer of Lyft. “We expect to build a significantly larger company by attacking the trillion dollar plus market opportunity in front of us.”

“We had an exceptionally strong Q1 as more people started moving again. Our results meaningfully exceeded our outlook driven by elevated demand across our network,” said Brian Roberts, chief financial officer of Lyft.

“With the pending sale of our Level 5 self-driving division, Lyft is set up to win the transition to autonomous through our hybrid network of human drivers and AVs, advanced marketplace tech, and leading fleet management capabilities,” said John Zimmer, co-founder and president of Lyft.

First Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights
Lyft reported Q1 revenue of $609.0 million versus $955.7 million in the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 36 percent year-over-year, but an increase of 7 percent from $569.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Net loss for Q1 2021 was $427.3 million versus a net loss of $398.1 million in the same period of 2020. Net loss for Q1 includes $180.7 million of stock-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses and $128.0 million related to changes to the liabilities for insurance required by regulatory agencies attributable to historical periods. Net loss margin for Q1 was 70.2 percent compared to 41.7 percent in the first quarter of 2020.
Adjusted net loss for Q1 2021 was $114.1 million versus an adjusted net loss of $97.4 million in the first quarter of 2020.
Lyft reported Contribution for Q1 2021 of $337.3 million versus $547.4 million in the first quarter of 2020, down 38 percent year-over-year but up 7 percent from $316.0 million in Q4 2020. Contribution Margin for Q1 2021 was 55.4 percent, which was down by 1.9 percentage points year-over-year but down by just 10 basis points quarter-over-quarter. Contribution Margin for Q1 2021 exceeded the Company's outlook of 51 to 51.5 percent1.
Adjusted EBITDA loss for Q1 2021 was $73.0 million, an improvement of $12.2 million compared to the first quarter of 2020 and an improvement of $77.0 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2020. The Adjusted EBITDA loss for Q1 2021 was approximately $62 million better than the Company's most recent outlook for its Adjusted EBITDA loss2. Adjusted EBITDA loss margin for Q1 2021 was 12.0 percent versus 8.9 percent in the first quarter of 2020 and versus 26.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Lyft reported $2.2 billion of unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments at the end of the first quarter of 2021.

1 Company outlook for Contribution Margin for the first quarter of 2021 as reported during the fourth quarter 2020 Financial Results Earnings Call on February 9, 2021.
2 Company outlook for Adjusted EBITDA loss for the first quarter of 2021 was $135 million as reported on Form 8-K filed March 2, 2021.




Active RidersRevenue per Active Rider
20212020YoY Growth Rate20212020YoY Growth Rate
(in thousands, except for dollar amounts and percentages)
Three Months Ended March 3113,494 21,211 (36.4)%$45.13$45.060.2%
Three Months Ended June 308,688 $39.06
Three Months Ended September 3012,513 $39.94
Three Months Ended December 3112,552 $45.40

Webcast
Lyft will host a webcast today at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss these financial results and business highlights. To listen to a live audio webcast, please visit the Company’s Investor Relations page at https://investor.lyft.com/. The archived webcast will be available on the Company’s Investor Relations page shortly after the call.

About Lyft
Lyft was founded in 2012 and is one of the largest transportation networks in the United States and Canada. As the world shifts away from car ownership to transportation-as-a-service, Lyft is at the forefront of this massive societal change. Our transportation network brings together rideshare, bikes, scooters, car rentals and transit all in one app. We are singularly driven by our mission: to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation.

Available Information
Lyft announces material information to the public about Lyft, its products and services and other matters through a variety of means, including filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases, public conference calls, webcasts, the investor relations section of its website (investor.lyft.com), its Twitter accounts (@lyft and @Lyft_Comms), and its blogs (including: lyft.com/blog, lyft.com/hub, eng.lyft.com, medium.com/lyftself-driving, medium.com/sharing-the-ride-with-lyft and medium.com/@johnzimmer) in order to achieve broad, non-exclusionary distribution of information to the public and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or Lyft's future financial or operating performance. In some cases, you can identify forward looking statements because they contain words such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates,” “going to,” "could," "intends," "target," "projects," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue" or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions that concern Lyft's expectations, strategy, priorities, plans or intentions. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, Lyft’s beliefs regarding its financial position and operating performance, including the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the timing of recovery, and the related impact on Lyft’s business, financial position and Lyft’s future profitability and timing for achievement of profitability, as well as Lyft’s proposed sale of its Level 5 self-driving division and strategic objectives. Lyft’s expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including risks related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and operations, including business and government responses thereto, and risks regarding our ability to forecast our performance due to our limited operating history and the COVID-19 pandemic. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in Lyft's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the full




year 2020 and in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that will be filed with the SEC by May 10, 2021. The forward-looking statements in this release are based on information available to Lyft as of the date hereof, and Lyft disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

A Note About Metrics
Lyft defines Active Riders as all riders who take at least one ride during a quarter where the Lyft Platform processes the transaction. An Active Rider is identified by a unique phone number. If a rider has two mobile phone numbers or changed their phone number and such rider took rides using both phone numbers during the quarter, that person would count as two Active Riders. If a rider has a personal and business profile tied to the same mobile phone number, that person would be considered a single Active Rider. If a ride has been requested by an organization using our Concierge offering for the benefit of a rider, we exclude this rider in the calculation of Active Riders, unless the ride is accessible in the Lyft App.
Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2020, some riders were able to access their Concierge rides in the Lyft App if they already had a Lyft account. Accordingly, Lyft updated the definition of Active Riders to include Concierge riders if the rider’s phone number matches that of a verified Lyft account, allowing the rider to access their ride in the Lyft App. This update resulted in a 0.01% increase, or an additional 927 Active Riders in the fourth quarter of 2020. Prior to the fourth quarter of 2020, all Concierge riders were excluded from the calculation of Active Riders as Concierge rides could not be matched with verified rider accounts.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement Lyft's financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or GAAP, Lyft considers certain financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, including Adjusted Net Loss, Contribution, Contribution Margin, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin. Lyft defines Adjusted Net Loss as net loss adjusted for amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense (net of any benefit), payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation, changes to the liabilities for insurance required by regulatory agencies attributable to historical periods, and restructuring charges, as well as, if applicable, costs related to the transfer of certain legacy auto insurance liabilities and cost related to acquisitions; Lyft defines Contribution as revenue less cost of revenue, adjusted to exclude the following items from cost of revenue: amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation, changes to the liabilities for insurance required by regulatory agencies attributable to historical periods, and restructuring charges, as well as, if applicable, costs related to the transfer of certain legacy auto insurance liabilities; Lyft defines Contribution Margin for a period as Contribution for the period divided by Revenue for the same period. Lyft defines Adjusted EBITDA as net loss adjusted to exclude interest expense, other income (expense), net, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation, changes to the liabilities for insurance required by regulatory agencies attributable to historical periods, as well as, if applicable, restructuring charges, costs related to acquisitions and costs related to the transfer of certain legacy auto insurance liabilities. Adjusted EBITDA Margin is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA for a period by revenue for the same period.

In April 2020 and November 2020, we announced restructuring efforts to reduce operating expenses and adjust cash flows in light of the ongoing economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our business. We believe the costs associated with the restructuring do not reflect performance of our ongoing operations. We believe the adjustment to exclude the costs related to restructuring from Contribution, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Loss is useful to investors by enabling them to better assess our ongoing operating performance and provide for better comparability with our historically disclosed Contribution, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Loss amounts.





Lyft records historical changes to liabilities for insurance required by regulatory agencies for financial reporting purposes in the quarter of positive or adverse development even though such development may be related to claims that occurred in prior periods. For example, if in the first quarter of a given year, the cost of claims or our estimates for our cost of claims grew by $1 million for claims related to the prior fiscal year or earlier, the expense would be recorded for GAAP purposes within the first quarter instead of in the results of the prior period. Lyft believes these prior period changes to insurance liabilities do not illustrate the current period performance of Lyft’s ongoing operations since these prior period changes relate to claims that could potentially date back years. Lyft has limited ability to influence the ultimate development of historical claims. Accordingly, including the prior period changes would not illustrate the performance of Lyft’s ongoing operations or how the business is run or managed by Lyft. For consistency, Lyft does not adjust the calculation of Adjusted Net Loss, Contribution and Adjusted EBITDA for any prior period based on any positive or adverse development that occurs subsequent to the quarter end. Lyft believes the adjustment to exclude the historical changes to liabilities for insurance required by regulatory agencies from Adjusted Net Loss, Contribution and Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors by enabling them to better assess Lyft’s operating performance in the context of current period results.

Lyft uses Adjusted Net Loss, Contribution, Contribution Margin, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin in conjunction with GAAP measures as part of Lyft’s overall assessment of its performance, including the preparation of Lyft’s annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts, to evaluate the effectiveness of Lyft’s business strategies, and to communicate with Lyft’s board of directors concerning Lyft’s financial performance. Adjusted Net Loss, Contribution and Contribution Margin are measures used by our management to understand and evaluate our operating performance and trends. Lyft believes Contribution and Contribution Margin are key measures of Lyft’s ability to achieve profitability and increase it over time. Adjusted Net Loss, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin are key performance measures that Lyft’s management uses to assess Lyft’s operating performance and the operating leverage in Lyft’s business. Because Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin facilitate internal comparisons of our historical operating performance on a more consistent basis, Lyft uses these measures for business planning purposes.

Lyft’s definitions may differ from the definitions used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited. In addition, other companies may not publish these or similar metrics. Furthermore, these metrics have certain limitations in that they do not include the impact of certain expenses that are reflected in our consolidated statement of operations that are necessary to run our business. Thus, Adjusted Net Loss, Contribution, Contribution Margin, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin should be considered in addition to, not as substitutes for, or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.


Contacts
Sonya BanerjeeMedia
investor@lyft.compress@lyft.com






Lyft, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except for share and per share data)
(unaudited)
 March 31,December 31,
20212020
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents$312,230 $319,734 
Short-term investments1,925,090 1,931,334 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets343,666 343,070 
Total current assets2,580,986 2,594,138 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents183,556 118,559 
Restricted investments940,415 1,101,712 
Other investments10,700 10,000 
Property and equipment, net308,405 313,297 
Operating lease right-of-use assets260,877 275,756 
Intangible assets, net61,282 65,845 
Goodwill182,693 182,687 
Other assets16,930 16,970 
Total assets$4,545,844 $4,678,964 
Liabilities, Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable$69,861 $84,108 
Insurance reserves1,058,416 987,064 
Accrued and other current liabilities1,038,369 954,008 
Operating lease liabilities — current54,203 49,291 
Total current liabilities2,220,849 2,074,471 
Operating lease liabilities252,026 265,803 
Long-term debt, net of current portion651,637 644,236 
Other liabilities12,470 18,291 
Total liabilities3,136,982 3,002,801 
Stockholders’ equity
Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value; 1,000,000,000 shares authorized as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020; no shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020— — 
Common stock, $0.00001 par value; 18,000,000,000 Class A shares authorized as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020; 320,510,647 and 314,934,487 Class A shares issued and outstanding, as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively; 100,000,000 Class B shares authorized, 8,802,629 Class B shares issued and outstanding, as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020
Additional paid-in capital9,136,881 8,977,061 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(255)(473)
Accumulated deficit(7,727,767)(7,300,428)
Total stockholders’ equity1,408,862 1,676,163 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$4,545,844 $4,678,964 





Lyft, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except for per share data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Revenue$608,960 $955,712 
Costs and expenses
Cost of revenue412,039 542,419 
Operations and support88,931 133,782 
Research and development238,218 258,739 
Sales and marketing78,620 196,437 
General and administrative207,594 238,440 
Total costs and expenses1,025,402 1,369,817 
Loss from operations(416,442)(414,105)
Interest expense(12,568)(1,507)
Other income, net3,605 19,169 
Loss before income taxes(425,405)(396,443)
Provision for income taxes1,934 1,630 
Net loss$(427,339)$(398,073)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(1.31)$(1.31)
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding used to compute net loss per share, basic and diluted326,165 304,502 
Stock-based compensation included in costs and expenses:
Cost of revenue$8,450 $9,724 
Operations and support4,888 4,133 
Research and development95,590 95,548 
Sales and marketing7,963 4,750 
General and administrative47,338 45,823 





Lyft, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Cash flows from operating activities
Net loss$(427,339)$(398,073)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities
Depreciation and amortization34,449 35,474 
Stock-based compensation164,229 159,978 
Amortization of premium on marketable securities1,542 486 
Accretion of discount on marketable securities(361)(7,826)
Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs8,471 — 
Loss on sale and disposal of assets, net289 3,228 
Other2,881 87 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net effects of acquisition
Prepaid expenses and other assets242 (83,653)
Operating lease right-of-use assets14,966 20,257 
Accounts payable(11,123)500,004 
Insurance reserves71,352 (403,330)
Accrued and other liabilities71,391 (25,338)
Lease liabilities(10,453)(8,220)
Net cash used in operating activities(79,464)(206,926)
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of marketable securities(981,743)(1,179,343)
Purchase of non-marketable security— (10,000)
Purchases of term deposits(75,000)(75,000)
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities17,099 406,508 
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities1,169,796 1,661,458 
Proceeds from maturity of term deposit36,000 30,000 
Purchases of property and equipment and scooter fleet(10,685)(34,476)
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired(12,440)
Sales of property and equipment5,653 960 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities161,123 787,667 
Cash flows from financing activities
Repayment of loans(9,984)(6,087)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options and other common stock issuances3,244 2,372 
Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards(7,652)(6,762)
Principal payments on finance lease obligations(9,894)(6,167)
Net cash provided by financing activities(24,286)(16,644)
Effect of foreign exchange on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents34 (120)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents57,407 563,977 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents
Beginning of period438,485 564,465 
End of period$495,892 $1,128,442 





Lyft, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents to the consolidated balance sheets
Cash and cash equivalents$312,230 $597,889 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents183,556 529,091 
Restricted cash, included in prepaid expenses and other current assets106 1,462 
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents$495,892 $1,128,442 
Non-cash investing and financing activities
Purchases of property and equipment, and scooter fleet not yet settled$26,616 $11,049 
Right-of-use assets acquired under finance leases1,824 — 
Right-of-use assets acquired under operating leases3,177 19,861 
Remeasurement of finance and operating lease right of use assets for lease modification(3,582)— 
Settlement of pre-existing right-of-use assets under operating leases in connection with acquisition of Flexdrive— 133,088 
Settlement of pre-existing lease liabilities under operating leases in connection with acquisition of Flexdrive— 130,089 




Lyft, Inc.
Calculations of Key Metrics and
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(in millions)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Contribution
Revenue$609.0 $955.7 
Less cost of revenue(412.0)(542.4)
Adjusted to exclude the following (as related to cost of revenue):
Amortization of intangible assets2.8 2.8 
Stock based compensation expense8.4 9.7 
Payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation1.1 0.7 
Changes to the liabilities for insurance required by regulatory agencies attributable to historical periods128.0 58.4 
Transfer of certain legacy auto insurance liabilities 62.5 
Contribution$337.3 $547.4 
Contribution Margin55.4 %57.3 %

Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Adjusted EBITDA
Net Loss$(427.3)$(398.1)
Adjusted to exclude the following:
Interest expense(1)
12.9 1.5 
Other income (expense), net(2)
(3.6)(19.1)
Provision for income taxes1.9 1.6 
Depreciation and amortization34.4 35.5 
Stock-based compensation expense164.2 160.0 
Payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation16.5 9.9 
Changes to the liabilities for insurance required by regulatory agencies attributable to historical periods128.0 58.4 
Costs related to acquisitions— 0.4 
Transfer of certain legacy auto insurance liabilities— 64.7 
Adjusted EBITDA$(73.0)$(85.2)
Adjusted EBITDA Margin(12.0 %)(8.9 %)
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(1) Includes interest expense for Flexdrive vehicles and the convertible senior notes and $0.3 million related to the interest component of vehicle related finance leases.
(2) Includes interest income which was reported as a separate line item on the condensed consolidated statement of operations in periods prior to the second quarter of 2020.





Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Adjusted Net Loss
Net Loss$(427.3)$(398.1)
Adjusted to exclude the following:
Amortization of intangible assets4.5 7.3 
Stock-based compensation expense164.2 160.0 
Payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation16.5 9.9 
Changes to the liabilities for insurance required by regulatory agencies attributable to historical periods128.0 58.4 
Costs related to acquisitions— 0.4 
Transfer of certain legacy auto insurance liabilities— 64.7 
Adjusted Net Loss$(114.1)$(97.4)