Airbnb: Key Financials & Business Metrics

Last updated: May 4th, 2022. Updated Quarterly. 

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Airbnb Overview

  • Ticker: $ABNB
  • Industry: Hotels, Restaurants, and Leisure
  • CEO: Brian Chesky
  • Year Founded: 2018
  • IPO Date: December 10th, 2020
  • Website:

Airbnb's Revenue, Gross Profit, EBITDA, and Free Cash Flow

Last twelve month's (LTM) data

Quarterly data

How Airbnb Makes Money (Its Business Model)

Airbnb is a marketplace business model like eBay or Amazon. It makes money by taking a cut from each transaction.

And recently, it's pushing into business travel management, but it doesn't break out this segment in its financial statements.

There's a lot of spending up for grabs. Here are a two stats from Allied Market Research about the business travel market:

  • The global business travel market size was valued at $695.9 billion in 2020.
  • It's expected to reach $2 trillion by 2028; that's a 13% CAGR from 2021 to 2028.

Airbnb's Key Business Metrics

Airbnb tracks three metrics to measure the health of its business.

  • Number of nights and experiences booked
  • Gross booking value (GBV)
  • Average daily rate (ADR)

Number of nights and experiences booked

  • Number of nights and experiences booked: The total number of nights booked for stays and the total number of seats booked for experiences, net of cancellations.

Gross booking value (GBV)

  • GBV (gross booking value): The dollar value of each booking on Airbnb's platform during a specified period. The amount includes host earnings, service fees, cleaning fees, and taxes, net of alterations and cancellations.

Average daily rate (ADR)

  • Average daily rate (ADR): The average price for stay during a quarter.

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