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Important points in eBay’s Q3 earnings report

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on Oct 28, 2021
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  • eBay Inc beats Wall Street estimates in its fiscal third quarter.
  • The eCommerce firm gave weak sales guidance for the holiday season.
  • Shares of the company fell more than 5.0% in extended trading.

eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) reported its financial results for the third quarter on Wednesday that beat Wall Street estimates. Shares of the eCommerce firm, however, fell more than 5.0% in extended trading on weaker-than-expected guidance for the holiday season.

Q3 financial performance

eBay said its income printed at $283 million in Q3 that translates to 43 cents per share. In the comparable quarter of last year, it had earned $605 million or 86 cents per share. On an adjusted basis, eBay earned 90 cents per share versus the year-ago figure of 85 cents per share.

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The American multinational generated $2.50 billion in revenue – an increase from last year’s $2.26 billion. According to FactSet, experts had forecast 89 cents of adjusted EPS on $2.46 billion in revenue.

Gross merchandise volume

eBay said its gross merchandise volume (GMV) of $19.5 billion topped the FactSet consensus for $19.1 billion but was down 10% compared to the same quarter last year.

Revenue from “Promoted Listings” climbed by 12% in the recent quarter, as per the earnings press release.

Active buyers

According to the NYSE-listed firm, over 18 million sellers have so far switched to managed payments, which made up 71% of its global on-platform volume in Q2 but jumped to more than 90% in the third quarter.

eBay had 19 million active sellers in Q3, unchanged from 2020. 154 million active buyers, however, represent a year-over-year decline of 5.0%.

Q4 guidance

For Q4, eBay forecasts up to $1.01 of adjusted EPS on $2.57 billion to $2.62 billion in revenue. In comparison, analysts are calling for $1.00 of adjusted per-share earnings on $2.65 billion in revenue.