eBay reported its fourth-quarter earnings today, including revenue of $4.5 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.81. The company’s revenue was up 13 percent from the same quarter last year, while its earnings per share rose 16 percent.
It’s a fairly temperate showing from eBay, as analysts have been expecting eBay to report a 16 percent profit increase on revenue of $4.5 billion and $0.80 EPS (non-GAAP). The main drivers of eBay’s fourth quarter results have expected to be a decline in its marketplaces and auctions segment, with a boost from PayPal.
In its most recent sequential quarter, eBay reported revenue of $3.9 billion, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.64. While the consensus estimates for the fourth quarter were around $0.80, many expected the reality to be slightly lower thanks to a relatively tepid following eBay’s somewhat tepid sales during the holiday season.
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