eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY ) is expected to report Q3 earnings around Oct. 16. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict eBay's revenues will expand 14.8% and EPS will grow 12.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.40 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.
Last quarter, eBay booked revenue of $3.40 billion. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.76 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.56. GAAP EPS of $0.53 for Q2 were 141% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 71.0%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.5%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.4%, 1,010 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $14.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.34.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,706 members out of 4,271 rating the stock outperform, and 565 members rating it underperform. Among 1,180 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,091 give eBay a green thumbs-up, and 89 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on eBay is outperform, with an average price target of $44.31.
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