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Wed Jan 8 2020 12:00:15

eBay to Reveal 2019 Financial Performance in 3 Weeks

By: Ina Steiner

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How did eBay perform in 2019? We'll find out on January 28th when the company releases earnings for the fourth quarter (October, November, and December) and full year.

eBay's Scott Schenkel, who took over as interim CEO after Devin Wenig's abrupt departure on September 25th, may have some interesting things to say in light of all the changes at eBay. Here's a look at some questions and issues he may address:

- The progress of eBay's search for a new CEO.

- More color on what eBay will do with the $4.05 billion from the sale of StubHub. (In November, he said the proceeds would be put toward stock buybacks, dividends and M&A investing.)

- Current thinking on the potential sale of eBay Classifieds.

- Progress of eBay's transition to Managed Payments.

If eBay executives don't volunteer much information during the call, will analysts probe?

Sellers look at earnings calls differently than Wall Street and will be looking for signs that eBay is doing something to provide a stable platform that will bring in buyers - with no unpleasant surprises in 2020.

Feel free to post *your* questions for eBay.

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by: ebayout This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 9 15:00:47 2020

ebay stock is fully flat for the last 3 months.
You can just feel the investor excitement.

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by: Frank Abagnale This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 9 15:09:52 2020

Ebay closing stock price Feb 4, 2019-- $35.05
Current Ebay stock price Jan 9, 2020--$35.02

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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 9 15:54:04 2020

Don't worry, Schenkel is pumping money to the balance sheets big time with Wenig's and Temkin's Good til canceled automated fee churning script that will generate billions in fraudulent billing until the government steps in and puts a stop to eBay's criminal activity.

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by: Geetar This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 9 16:15:07 2020

"https://seekingalpha.com/news/3530642-jefferies-turns-bearish-on-ebay
?"

They
are loosing a big chunk of the biz. The had the world at one point, but it seems they angered too many people. And others took advantage of that (AMAZON).

Because of things like this; (check next post)

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by: Geetar This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 9 16:15:29 2020

here we go! More bs. My listings saying same day shipping, I dont have it that way, I have 1 day handling. Went to change, already says 1 day. Called CS, gave me run around, "we will give it to tech team". You mean same one that has open tickets from 3 years ago?

I asked, am I going to have late shipments because of it. He said no.

I have 0 out of 2488 late shipments.

0 transaction defects
0 closed with out seller resolution.

All of a sudden I saw no fast and free logo. I saw no guaranteed delivery logo.

I refresh my listings "just go thru bulk edit w no changes". The fast and free comes back, and guaranteed del comes back.

20 min later its all gone again.

In that 20 min I get 6 orders. Nothing for hours before and nothing since/ 1 hr.

WTH is going on.

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by: thievesBay This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 9 17:50:17 2020

Analysts should have been saying eBay is losing relevance a decade ago. They're just now noticing? Those that should know have had their heads buried in the sand for years. What happens when more come to the same realization? eBay is irrelevant and it's not going to get better.

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This user has validated their user name. by: NoMoreEbay

Thu Jan 9 18:12:15 2020

2019 Nasdaq gain 35.2%

2019 ebay gain 14%. Underperformed the Nasdaq by 21.2% in one of the most profitable years across the financial spectrum of companies.

Boggles my mind how Wall Street can take seriously anything these corporate clowns report.

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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 9 18:28:28 2020

Wall Street and apparently the Board of Directors do not care if they engage in criminal activities of all types, as long as these acts generate cash flow, this is why Wenig and Schenkel say very little and do not answer any questions since their statements can be used against them.

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by: ebayout This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 9 20:05:34 2020

ebay has no assets save a few buildings and some cash...
It rents pixels. How is "worth" $28B?

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 9 22:41:29 2020

Company's experiencing "sluggish growth as e-commerce competition intensifies in new and used goods," - %10000000000000000000000 (unless you are looking for a certain persons used v8 engine)

Is this the year that the curtain goes up on the eBay fake news (posted numbers)?? (hint its called the Emperors New Clothes)

"saying the online auction company is "losing relevance for consumers." I guess not if you are making a fat paycheck off stealing from sellers - otherwise - it sure is!



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by: Silver Ice King This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 9 23:51:01 2020

@Ebayout

Don't forget they have Walkers West and to Wenig that must have been priceless, so what is a mere $28 Billion in Worth?  

Ebay will never get rid of GTC, Mangled Payments nor promoted listings as those are key components that Elliott considered important in their growth going forward.  Mangled Payments in particular is going to be a huge money maker in their eyes, until they start realizing that after the initial jump in revenue from it, even that will flatline unless they increase the fees or holding times so they once again show growth.  Ebay realizes that they are never going to get their platform working good enough to entice back all of the buyers and sellers they have chased off, so the only way to grow is to keep screwing over the sellers and taking more and more from what little they continue to sell on Ebay.

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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jan 10 09:40:52 2020

You don't fire the CEO if the company is doing good,,,,,,,,,,,

it's been a rough year for ebay, they continue to lose market share every day, the new CEO just like the old one, will need to raise fee's from the never ending dwindling of sales, you can bet the farm he will increase fee's on managed payments after the initial startup, sellers that still remain will again pay a hefty price to use ebay,

ebay is now known for and filled to the brim with cheap stuff from china, and you just cannot profit from fee's on a $ 0.76 cent item, I would guess it costs ebay more in server storage then what they make on some of the millions of low cost duplicated items from china.

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by: ebayout This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jan 10 09:52:13 2020

Looks like they did a 2.5M share buyback yesterday.
No help...down again today.

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by: plcombs This user has validated their user name.

Sun Jan 12 09:42:56 2020

eBay has a lot of problems right now. The stock is about where it was in June of 2017, the Affiliate Program commissions have been slashed to bits resulting in an exodus of "Partners" who don't want to work for half of what they were getting just a couple years ago. Sellers are furious about the GTC policies that have further eroded tight margins and all the problems facing management as a company with no apparent clear vision where they are going.  Right now the company is being run by "Nickel and Diming" everything within arms reach based on a short term Q To Q financial model.  

None of inspires confidence among investors....so why risk it?  

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by: ebayout This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jan 13 15:44:34 2020

1/13: ANOTHER 2.5M share buyback. 2nd in 3 trading days.

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