eBay's Press Release announcing 2nd quarter earnings, via BusinessWire: SAN JOSE, Calif.--eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. The ecommerce company posted second quarter revenue of $2.10 billion, a $97.7 million year-over-year decrease. The year-over-year revenue growth of PayPal and Skype was offset by the effects of the stronger dollar and a modest decline in the Marketplaces business. The company recorded net income on a GAAP basis of $327.3 million or $0.25 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income of $478.6 million or $0.37 per diluted share.
GAAP operating margin decreased to 19.6% for the quarter, compared to 24.8% for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating margin decreased to 28.7% for the quarter, compared to 31.9% for the same period last year. The decrease in operating margins was caused primarily by the impact of the stronger dollar and the company’s continuing shift to faster growing, lower margin businesses, partially offset by strong cost controls.
eBay Inc. generated $730.7 million of operating cash flow during the second quarter. Free cash flow during the quarter was $602.3 million.
“We drove solid second quarter results, with strong momentum and market share gains at PayPal and continued stabilization in our core eBay business,” said eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe. “We are managing our business with focus and discipline, delivering on our commitments while investing in our growth priorities. I’m pleased with our pace, our progress and our performance.”
Financial Highlights (presented in millions, except per share data and percentages)
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| || || 2008 || || 2009 || || |
| Net revenue || || $2,196 || || $2,098 || || ($98) || || (4%) |
| GAAP || || || || || || || || |
| Net income || || $460 || || $327 || || ($133) || || (29%) |
| Earnings per diluted share || || $0.35 || || $0.25 || || ($0.10) || || (28%) |
| Non-GAAP || || || || || || || || |
| Net income || || $568 || || $479 || || ($89) || || (16%) |
| Earnings per diluted share || || $0.43 || || $0.37 || || ($0.06) || || (14%) |
Quarterly Business Unit Discussion
The Payments business unit reported a strong quarter with $669.3 million in revenue, an increase of 11% year over year. Net total payment volume (TPV) for the quarter was $16.71 billion, an increase of 12%. The revenue and TPV growth was driven by continued momentum in PayPal Merchant Services and the contribution made by Bill Me Later. Continued increases in PayPal penetration on eBay helped offset the negative impact of lower addressable gross merchandise volume (GMV) on revenue and TPV. Active registered accounts reached 75.4 million, an increase of 20% year over year. The Payments business will continue to focus on the acquisition of new merchants, greater penetration into the Marketplaces business and the integration of Bill Me Later.
The Marketplaces business unit, which consists of eBay, Shopping.com, StubHub, Kijiji and other ecommerce sites, recorded $1.26 billion in revenue, a 14% year-over-year decline. The revenue drop was attributable to the impact of the stronger dollar and the impact of challenging macroeconomic conditions. eBay Marketplaces continues to make progress in stabilizing its core business as the year-over-year decline in revenue slowed versus the prior quarter. Approximately 57% of Marketplaces revenue came from markets outside of the U.S. GMV (excluding vehicles) was $11.13 billion for the quarter, a decrease of 10%, compared to the second quarter of 2008. Online classifieds revenue increased 19% year over year. A focus on geographic, format and category expansion combined with improving trust, value and selection for customers are expected to drive future revenue.
Skype contributed $170.0 million in revenue for the quarter, representing 25% year-over-year growth. Skype added 37.3 million registered users during the quarter and ended the period with more than 480.5 million registered users. In addition to growing its user base, Skype is focused on product strategies to enhance customer engagement.
Other Selected Financial Results
- Taxes — The GAAP effective tax rate for the quarter was 20%, compared to 19% for the second quarter of 2008. The non-GAAP effective tax rate was 20% for the second quarter of 2009, compared to 22% for the second quarter of 2008.
- Cash and cash equivalents — The company’s cash and cash equivalents totaled $2.57 billion at June 30, 2009, compared to $3.19 billion at December 31, 2008. The acquisition of Gmarket for $1.21 billion was completed on June 15, 2009.
- Third quarter 2009 — eBay expects net revenues in the range of $2.050 to $2.150 billion with GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $0.22 to $0.24 and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $0.34 to $0.36.
Quarterly Conference Call
eBay will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 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 web site at http://investor.ebay.com. In addition, an archive of the webcast will be accessible through the same link.
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