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Company Profile of DiDi, 2018

  • ID: 4721219
  • Company Profile
  • December 2018
  • 70 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
A Mobility Service Provider With More Than 80% Share in Taxi e-hailing and Private Car Hailing in China


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From 2012 to 2017, DiDi received a total investment of $18.46 billion from different market participants. Approximately 80% of the investment was used for advanced technology and electric vehicle developments.

China is the fundamental business base of DiDi, which contributed to 96.5% of the profit revenue in 2018. DiDi’s business is dominated by private car hailing and taxi e-hailing, achieving a joint market share of 77.5%, globally. Thus, designated driving, bus services, ride sharing, and online-to-offline (O2O) take-away services are contributing to a combined market share of 18.0%.

The revenue generation of DiDi is from both business and end-user perspectives. Generators include commission bases (per service), monthly subscriptions, daily subscriptions, one-time subscriptions, and fixed charges, varying based on mobility solutions.

Domestically, DiDi highly relies on hailing services. It developed D-Alliance with key automotive participants to integrate the mobility solutions in China. Globally, DiDi has enlarged its business coverage through regional collaborations. It cooperated with Lyft, Ola, Grab, Careem, Taxify, and SoftBank and acquired 99 to expand mobility services in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa regions.

DiDi lost $585 million in just 6 months in 2018. High finance and operation costs are reducing the profit opportunities for DiDi. The company is likely to improve its profit generation from various mobility solution offerings in China.

Research Scope

The aim of this study is to provide a strategic overview of DiDi, with the intent of identifying and understanding the factors that contribute to the success of the organization.

Key Features

  • To provide an overview of the business segments of DiDi
  • To identify the revenue model of mobility solutions and the value-added services of DiDi
  • To analyze the influence of strategic partnerships on DiDi’s business globally
  • To explore and analyze the role of DiDi in autonomous driving, connected cars, and artificial intelligence in mobility
  • To evaluate and analyze the strategic investments of DiDi

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is DiDi’s business model and what are the factors that have contributed to DiDi’s success?
  • What are market opportunities for DiDi with mobility service providers overseas and how does the cooperation influence DiDi’s business?
  • What is the revenue model and gross profit for each of the business segments of DiDi?
  • How do advanced technologies (such as artificial intelligence, data analysis, and autonomous driving) influence DiDi’s mobility solutions?
  • Who are the investors of DiDi and what are the strategies employed?
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  • DiDi
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  • Lyft
  • Ola
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1 Executive Summary

  • Key Findings
  • DiDi’s Global Business Overview
  • Business Outlook in China
  • DiDi’s Business Structure
  • Funding Overview
  • Development Roadmap
  • SWOT Analysis

2 Research Scope, Objectives, and Methodology

  • Research Scope
  • Research Aims and Objectives
  • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Background

3 Definitions and Segmentation

  • Business Segmentation
  • Definitions

4 Business in China

  • Business Outlook in China
  • DiDi’s Profit Overview
  • Taxi (Taxi e-hailing) Service
  • Private Car Hailing Service-Premier
  • Private Car Hailing Service-Express
  • Enterprise Solutions
  • Ride Sharing Service
  • Designated Driving Service
  • Bus Services
  • Car Sharing Service
  • Bike Sharing Service
  • O2O Take-away Service
  • Case Study-Income Breakdown Analysis

5 Global Business

  • DiDi’s Global Business Overview
  • DiDi’s Business Partnership with Grab, Lyft, and Ola
  • DiDi’s Business Acquisition of 99
  • DiDi’s Business Partnership with Taxify
  • DiDi’s Business Partnership with Careem
  • DiDi’s Joint Venture Business in the Japanese Taxi Market

6 Technology Partnership and Collaboration

  • DiDi’s Collaboration with the Car Operators-D-Alliance
  • DiDi’s Collaboration in Electric Vehicles Market
  • DiDi’s Collaboration in AI
  • DiDi’s Collaboration in Autonomous Driving Technology

7 Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action

  • Growth Opportunity-Mobility Solutions Market
  • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

8 Conclusions and Future Outlook

  • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • The Last Word-Three Big Predictions
  • Legal Disclaimer

9 Appendix

  • Table of Anonyms Used
  • List of Exhibits
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  • 99
  • Careem
  • DiDi
  • Grab
  • Lyft
  • Ola
  • SoftBank
  • Taxify
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