eBay Inc. operates the marketplace and classifieds platforms that connect buyers and sellers worldwide.
Mediocre balance sheet second-rate dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has eBay's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: EBAY has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Online Retail
1 Year Return
US Online Retail
Return vs Industry: EBAY underperformed the US Online Retail industry which returned 25.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EBAY underperformed the US Market which returned 19.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is eBay's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
21 hours ago | Simply Wall StRead This Before You Buy eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) Because Of Its P/E Ratio
1 week ago | Simply Wall StTrade Alert: The Senior VP & Chief People Officer Of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), Kristin Yetto, Has Sold Some Shares Recently
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StResults: eBay Inc. Beat Earnings Expectations And Analysts Now Have New Forecasts
Is eBay undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: EBAY ($37.69) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($28.57)
Significantly Below Fair Value: EBAY is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EBAY is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.9x) compared to the Online Retail industry average (33.2x).
PE vs Market: EBAY is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.9x) compared to the US market (18.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: EBAY is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: EBAY is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.5x) compared to the US Online Retail industry average (3.1x).
How is eBay forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: EBAY's forecast earnings growth (5.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: EBAY's earnings (5.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: EBAY's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: EBAY's revenue (0.09% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: EBAY's revenue (0.09% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if EBAY's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has eBay performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: EBAY has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: EBAY's current net profit margins (16.6%) are lower than last year (23.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EBAY has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: EBAY's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: EBAY had negative earnings growth (-29.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Online Retail industry average (15%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst EBAY's Return on Equity (62.44%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is eBay's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: EBAY's short term assets ($4.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: EBAY's short term assets ($4.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($11.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: EBAY's debt to equity ratio (269.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: EBAY's debt to equity ratio has increased from 37.2% to 269.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: EBAY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40.3%).
Interest Coverage: EBAY's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.6x coverage).
Inventory Level: EBAY has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: EBAY's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).
What is eBay's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: EBAY's dividend (1.7%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: EBAY's dividend (1.7%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.71%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether EBAY's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.
Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if EBAY's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (26.5%), EBAY's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: EBAY's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (17.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Scott Schenkel (51yo)
Mr. Scott F. Schenkel is Interim Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc. since September 2019. Mr. Schenkel served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at eBay Inc. since July 17, 2015 unt ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Scott's total compensation ($USD8.57M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.79M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Scott's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Interim Chief Executive Officer||0.4yrs||US$8.57m||0.039% $11.6m|
|Senior Vice President of Global Operations||3.3yrs||US$11.79m||0.0060% $1.8m|
|Senior VP & GM of Markets||4.6yrs||US$6.03m||0.029% $8.6m|
|Interim Chief Financial Officer||0.4yrs||no data||0.014% $4.3m|
|VP & Chief Accounting Officer||7.8yrs||no data||0.0045% $1.4m|
|Senior VP & CTO||0.6yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP of Legal Affairs||0yrs||US$7.75m||0.013% $4.0m|
|VP & Global Chief Marketing Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief People Officer||4.6yrs||no data||0.0070% $2.1m|
Experienced Management: EBAY's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||16.6yrs||US$371.75k||0.0045% $1.4m|
|Founder & Independent Director||23.8yrs||US$24.00k||4.14% $1.2b|
|Independent Director||4.6yrs||US$330.00k||0.038% $11.3m|
|Independent Director||4.4yrs||US$359.32k||0.0057% $1.7m|
|Independent Director||5.1yrs||US$358.00k||0.0051% $1.5m|
|Non Executive Chairman of the Board||4.6yrs||US$554.25k||0.0089% $2.7m|
|Independent Director||4.9yrs||US$344.25k||0.0035% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||5.1yrs||US$344.25k||0.0032% $963.1k|
|Independent Director||8.4yrs||US$369.25k||0.0031% $927.1k|
|Independent Director||3.7yrs||US$340.00k||0.0018% $531.1k|
Experienced Board: EBAY's board of directors are considered experienced (5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: EBAY insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
eBay Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: eBay Inc.
- Ticker: EBAY
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1995
- Industry: Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$30.004b
- Shares outstanding: 796.08m
- Website: https://www.ebayinc.com
Number of Employees
- eBay Inc.
- 2025 Hamilton Avenue
- San Jose
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|EBAY||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Sep 1998|
|EBAY *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Sep 1998|
|EBA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Sep 1998|
|EBAY||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Sep 1998|
|EBA||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Sep 1998|
|EBAY||SNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CL||USD||Sep 1998|
|EBAY-U||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Sep 1998|
|EBAY||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Sep 1998|
|EBAY34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 0.5 COM USD0.001||BR||BRL||Mar 2012|
|EBAY||BASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)||CEDEAR EA REP 1 SHR||AR||ARS||Jan 2014|
eBay Inc. operates the marketplace and classifieds platforms that connect buyers and sellers worldwide. Its Marketplace platform includes its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay suite of mobile apps; and Classifieds platform comprises a collection of brands, such as Mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen, and others that offer online classifieds to help people find what they are looking for in their local communities. Its platforms enable users to list, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels that include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/22 00:22|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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