The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), eBay met expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins expanded, net margins expanded.
eBay chalked up revenue of $3.75 billion. The 33 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $3.77 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.28 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.63. The 36 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.62 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q1 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.55 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q1 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 69.3%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.3%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.1%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.95 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.65.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $16.39 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.75.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,846 members out of 4,408 rating the stock outperform, and 562 members rating it underperform. Among 1,233 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,152 give eBay a green thumbs-up, and 81 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 $60.69.
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