With these costs excluded, Lyft's net loss for the quarter was $ 211.5 million, a staggering amount of some standards, but about level with the $ 234 million lost in the same period the year before.
While keeping the losses largely in line with previous years, Lyft almost managed to double revenue. The promise had a turnover of $ 776 million in the quarter, an increase of 95% from the previous year.
The lifting material doubled 3% after trading after the profit and loss account.
"Let's not make it sugar, Lyft's share has been a scratching train wreck since IPO," writes Daniel Ives, an analyst with Wedbush, in an investor note this month.
Ives said investors chose to take a "wait and see approach" to advance in front of the revenue report, and with Uber set to make their Wall Street debut later this week.