eBay Inc 2Q2016: $2.2 billion Revenue; GMV of $20.9 billion

San Jose, California, 2016-Jul-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), a global commerce leader, delivered gross merchandise volume (GMV) for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 of $20.9 billion, increasing 6% on a foreign exchange (FX) neutral basis and 4% on an as-reported basis. Revenue for the quarter was $2.2 billion, up 7% on an FX-Neutral basis and 6% on an as-reported basis, driving GAAP net income from continuing operations of $437 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income from continuing operations of $496 million, or $0.43 per diluted share. During the quarter, the company generated $764 million of operating cash flow and $617 million of free cash flow from continuing operations while also repurchasing $500 million of its common stock.

“Q2 was another good quarter where we delivered strong results and had acceleration in growth,” said Devin Wenig, President and CEO of eBay Inc. “We are now one year into executing our strategy to provide the best choice, the most relevance and the most powerful selling platform, and there are signs of momentum in our business. We continue to invest in our platforms to ensure eBay is a global commerce leader for years to come.”

Underlying total eBay Inc. performance, the Marketplace platforms delivered $19.8 billion of GMV and $1.8 billion of revenue in the second quarter. Marketplace revenue was up 3% on an FX-Neutral basis and 1% on an as-reported basis, driven by accelerating GMV growth of 5% on an FX-Neutral basis and 3% on an as-reported basis as well as growth in Marketing Services & Other revenue. StubHub growth accelerated in the quarter, with GMV of $1.1 billion, up 35%, and revenue of $225 million, up 40%, aided by strength across multiple genres and the continued benefit from ongoing product innovation. The Classifieds platforms delivered another quarter of strong performance with revenue of $207 million, up 15%, primarily driven by the Automotive and Real Estate verticals across several key geographies, including Germany and Canada.

In the second quarter, eBay crossed the one billion live listings mark for the first time, underscoring efforts to expand the breadth of selection offered to consumers, while making progress on enhancing its shopping platform to improve discoverability. eBay also recently announced its intent to acquire several companies to strengthen its technology and expand its geographical footprint. Expertmaker, which closed in Q2, and SalesPredict will help contribute to eBay’s efforts to build the world’s most comprehensive product knowledge base, in addition to furthering capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning. TicketBis will strengthen StubHub’s international footprint, and Ticket Utils will provide sellers with enhanced tools to better manage their inventory.

Second Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights (presented in millions, except per share data and percentages)
Second Quarter
2016 2015 Change
eBay Inc.
Net revenues $2,230 $2,110 $120 6%
GAAP – Continuing Operations
Income from continuing operations $437 $430 $7 2%
Earnings per diluted share from continuing operations $0.38 $0.35 $0.03 8%
Non-GAAP – Continuing Operations
Net income $496 $517 $(21) (4)%
Earnings per diluted share $0.43 $0.42 $0.01 2%

Other Selected Financial and Operational Results

  • Operating margin — GAAP operating margin increased to 23.8% for the second quarter of 2016, compared to 20.3% for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating margin decreased to 29.1% in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 32.1% for the same period last year.
  • Taxes — The GAAP effective tax rate for continuing operations for the second quarter of 2016 was 16.4%, compared to 22.1% for the second quarter of 2015. The non-GAAP effective tax rate for continuing operations for the second quarter of 2016 was 18.2%, compared to 19.5% for the second quarter of 2015.
  • Cash flow — The company generated $764 million of operating cash flow from continuing operations and $617 million of free cash flow from continuing operations during the second quarter of 2016.
  • Stock repurchase program — The company repurchased approximately $500 million of its common stock, or 20.8 million shares, in the second quarter of 2016. The company’s total repurchase authorization remaining as of June 30, 2016 was $0.3 billion.
  • Cash and cash equivalents and non-equity investments — The company’s cash and cash equivalents and non-equity investments portfolio totaled $10.4 billion as of June 30, 2016.

Business Outlook

  • Third quarter 2016 — The company expects net revenue between $2.16 billion and $2.19 billion, representing FX-Neutral growth of 6% – 7%, with non-GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations in the range of $0.42 – $0.44 and GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations in the range of $0.35 – $0.37.
  • Full year 2016 — The company expects net revenue between $8.85 billion and $8.95 billion, representing FX-Neutral growth of 5% – 6%, with non-GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations in the range of $1.85 – $1.90 and GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations in the range of $1.60 – $1.65.

In July 2016, eBay’s board of directors authorized an additional $2.5 billion stock repurchase program, with no expiration from the date of authorization. The stock repurchase program is intended to programmatically offset the impact of dilution from our equity compensation programs and, subject to market conditions and other factors, to make opportunistic repurchases of our common stock to reduce our outstanding share count. Any share repurchases under our stock repurchase programs may be made through open market transactions, block trades, privately negotiated transactions (including accelerated share repurchase transactions) or other means at times and in such amounts as management deems appropriate and will be funded from our working capital or other financing alternatives.

Quarterly Conference Call and Webcast
eBay Inc. will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2016 results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. A live webcast of the conference call, together with a slide presentation that includes supplemental financial information and reconciliations of certain non-GAAP measures to their nearest comparable GAAP measures, can be accessed through the company’s Investor Relations website. In addition, an archive of the webcast will be accessible for 90 days through the same link.

eBay Inc. uses its Investor Relations website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor, in addition to following press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls and webcasts.

About eBay
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2015, eBay enabled $82 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands.
Presentation

All growth rates represent year over year comparisons, except as otherwise noted. All amounts in tables are presented in U.S. dollars, rounded to the nearest millions, except as otherwise noted. As a result, certain amounts may not sum or recalculate using the rounded dollar amounts provided.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes the following financial measures defined as “non-GAAP financial measures” by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP effective tax rate and free cash flow. These non-GAAP financial measures are presented on a continuing operations basis. These measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information, which is not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, is not intended to be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures, see “Business Outlook,” “Non-GAAP Measures of Financial Performance,” “Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Margin to Non-GAAP Operating Margin,” “Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income and Reconciliation of GAAP Effective Tax Rate to Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate” and “Reconciliation of Operating Cash Flow to Free Cash Flow” included in this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, the future performance of eBay Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries that are based on the company’s current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the future performance of eBay Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, including expected financial results for the third quarter and full year 2016 and the future growth in our business. Actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Other factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: changes in political, business and economic conditions, any regional or general economic downturn or crisis and any conditions that affect ecommerce growth or cross-border trade; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the company’s need to successfully react to the increasing importance of mobile commerce and the increasing social aspect of commerce; an increasingly competitive environment for our business; changes to the company’s capital allocation or management of operating cash the company’s ability to manage its indebtedness, including managing exposure to interest rates and maintaining its credit ratings; the company’s need to manage an increasingly large enterprise with a broad range of businesses of varying degrees of maturity and in many different geographies; the company’s need and ability to manage regulatory, tax, data security and litigation risks; whether the operational, marketing and strategic benefits of the separation of the eBay and PayPal businesses can be achieved; the company’s ability to timely upgrade and develop its technology systems, infrastructure and customer service capabilities at reasonable cost while maintaining site stability and performance and adding new products and features; and the company’s ability to integrate, manage and grow businesses that have been acquired or may be acquired in the future.

The forward-looking statements in this release do not include the potential impact of any acquisitions or divestitures that may be announced and/or completed after the date hereof.

More information about factors that could affect the company’s operating results is included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the company’s Investor Relations website. All information in this release is as of July 20, 2016. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which are based on information available to the company on the date hereof. The company assumes no obligation to update such statements.

Contact:

Investor Relations Contact:
Selim Freiha; Tina Todasco
ir@ebay.com

Media Relations Contact:
Abby Smith
press@ebay.com

Company News:
https://www.ebayinc.com/stories/news/

Investor Relations website:
https://investors.ebayinc.com

Source: eBay

Ticketbis will become part of eBay Inc.’s StubHub business

Serving fans across four continents, ticketbis will provide greater access and choice in ticketing for StubHub customers.

San Jose, California, 2016-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) today announced an agreement to acquire Ticketbis, an international ticket marketplace with a presence in 47 countries.  Ticketbis will become part of eBay Inc.’s StubHub business, the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S. With this acquisition, StubHub will grow its presence across Latin America and Europe and expand into Asia Pacific, becoming the global ticket marketplace leader, as measured by volume of transactions and international reach.

Today’s news builds on StubHub’s history of innovation and strong tradition of “firsts,” which include forging the first ticket guarantee that covered both buyers and sellers in 2006; launching the industry’s first ticketing app on iOS devices in 2010; being the first ticketing company with stadium naming rights in 2013; and now, becoming an international ticketing leader by adding the Ticketbis business to its offerings.

“In a world where the richest moments in life are becoming less about the things people have and more about the experiences they have to share, the acquisition of Ticketbis will allow us to connect millions more people with inspiring events,” said Scott Cutler, President of StubHub. “The only boundary to an incredible experience is access, and this acquisition will enable StubHub to offer more events on a global basis to fans and event-goers around the world, and to help them discover new ways to enrich their lives.”

“The acquisition of Ticketbis will enable us to significantly scale StubHub’s international footprint,” said Devin Wenig, President and CEO of eBay Inc. “eBay’s global presence will help StubHub acquire new customers as it expands into markets outside of the U.S. This deal reaffirms our commitment to investing in StubHub and helping fuel its momentum.”

“StubHub’s extensive assets will add tremendous value for ticketing patrons and sellers worldwide, especially as we continue our expansion into nascent markets,” said Ander Michelena, co-founder of Ticketbis. “Together, the StubHub and Ticketbis marketplaces represent tremendous value and opportunity for fans around the world to experience the events they love, whenever and wherever they are. We are thrilled to be a part of the eBay family, and we look forward to continuing our innovation in ticketing as part of the StubHub brand.”

The acquisition of Ticketbis is StubHub’s latest geographic expansion, preceded by the launches in Mexico in May 2016, Germany in September 2015 and the UK in March 2012.

The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in mid-2016. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.  The acquisition of Ticketbis is not expected to impact the second quarter 2016 or full year 2016 guidance that eBay provided most recently in its first quarter 2016 earnings announcement.

About StubHub
At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S., we enable fans to buy and sell tens of thousands of tickets, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub and StubHub Music apps for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and being the first ticketing company with stadium naming rights in 2013. Our business partners include more than 60 teams in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus ESPN, NBC Digital, AEG and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. Throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Germany, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience.  StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

About Ticketbis
Ticketbis is an online platform for the sale and purchase of tickets to events worldwide. The online secondary ticketing market has been around in the U.S for over a decade, however, in many countries, this type of business model is relatively new and unknown. Ticketbis is one of the first to successfully export the American-born business model to the regions of Southern Europe, Latin America and Asia. Ticketbis makes it easy for users to attend events all over the world.

Ticketbis, founded in 2009, is based in Bilbao and Madrid, Spain and became a market leader in Spain in its first year.  The company now has a presence in more than 40 countries and is a market leader in southern Europe and Latin America.

About eBay
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2015, eBay enabled $82 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, the future performance of eBay Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.  These statements are based on eBay’s current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties.   Actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied in this press release for a variety of reasons. You can find more information about risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect our operating results in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting eBay’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.ebayinc.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.  You should not rely on any forward-looking statements. All information in this press release is as of May 24, 2016, and we do not intend and undertake no duty to update this information.

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