During the 2007 financial crisis, former Citigroup CEO Charles Prince famously said: “When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance.”
Looking at the bike-sharing business in China today, you see a lot of such dancing. You see a nice simple business that has been deluged with hype and money.
But most importantly, you also see a lot of very questionable, non-economic behavior that will probably end badly, especially for investors. For example:
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You have painted the true picture of the business model. In fact, what in your view is a better way of addressing this challenging business model. Can the pricing model of per km used by all cab service providing companies work for this industry. Please suggest. Thanks.
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@Jeffrey Towson good analysis but don't forget users pay deposit 300 RMB almost $43.47 and their millions of peopple are using Mobike and these deposit the company used to invest in another business.I just heard saturday the company become like a bank .They have such huge asset then their lending money to people for startup.Also the Mobike price from Manufacture is less than 300 rmb I heard cuz paying $290 for such bike in china is ridiculous
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