Online retailer eBay
Shares rose more than 6.6% in after-hours trading after falling 0.58% on Wednesday.
First-quarter revenue increased 29% to $3.28 billion. That beat Bloomberg's average analyst estimate of $3.2 billion. "Profit excluding some items was" $0.55 per share, "compared with the average" $0.52 expectation.
PayPal's revenue increased 32% and volume increased 24% in the first quarter. It accounted for 43% of last year's sales. eBay says it is expanding beyond its online auction site into mobile shopping on smartphones and tablets. The company projects mobile-payment volume will increase 75% and add $7 billion in revenue.
"We see enormous opportunity for PayPal, online, on mobile devices, and increasingly in the offline environment as well," eBay CEO John Donahoe said in a conference call with analysts.
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