|Wed July 16 2014 15:25:55|
eBay Releases Second Quarter 2014 Earnings, Revenue up 13 Percent
By: Ina Steiner
eBay's conference call with analysts is at 5:00 pm EST today, here is the company's press release announcing second quarter 2014 earnings, you can view the full release with tables on eBay's investor relations website.
eBay Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results
Global commerce platform and payments leader eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) today reported that revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 increased 13% to $4.4 billion, compared to the same period in 2013. GAAP earnings increased to $676 million or $0.53 per diluted share, and non-GAAP earnings increased to $868 million or $0.69 per diluted share driven by strong enabled commerce volume growth.
eBay Inc.'s commerce ecosystem continued to gain share, with total company enabled commerce volume (ECV) increasing 26% in the second quarter to $62 billion. Mobile ECV advanced 68% to $12 billion representing 20% of volume. Mobile downloads since inception were 260 million and attracted 6.6 million new customers in the quarter. Cross-border trade grew 26%, representing $13 billion, or 22%, of total company ECV.
"In a challenging second quarter, our commerce and payments platforms delivered strong enabled commerce volume growth of 26 percent," said eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe. "PayPal generated another strong quarter while eBay's growth was hampered by its global password reset for all users. We continued our momentum in the four competitive commerce battlegrounds of mobile, local, global and data. We delivered new experiences for PayPal and eBay customers, extended PayPal and eBay into new markets, made it simple and easy for developers to integrate PayPal and offered new ways to help merchants grow."
PayPal net total payment volume (TPV) grew 29% with Merchant Services volume up 35% and on-eBay volume up 13%. Revenue grew to $1.9 billion. PayPal gained 4.0 million new active registered accounts to end the quarter at 152 million, up 15%. Global on-eBay penetration increased to 79.8%. PayPal signed a deal with GE to extend its relationship offering a dual branded retail credit card and committed to purchase the loan portfolio in 2016 for an estimated $1 billion, based on the size of the portfolio at that time. This provides PayPal with flexibility to expand its credit offerings to consumers and merchants while improving its ability to manage transaction expense and reinvest back into the business to accelerate payment volume growth.
eBay Marketplaces gross merchandise volume (GMV) grew 12%, with the U.S. up 10% and International up 14%. Revenue grew to $2.2 billion. Marketplaces gained 3.8 million new buyers to end the quarter with 149 million active buyers, up 14%. Top rated sellers in the company's three largest markets grew their same-store sales 14% and offered free shipping on 56.4% of transactions across those markets. The selection of items available on Marketplaces grew to over 700 million listings, including both platform and non-platform offerings, reflecting the success of improved selling initiatives, particularly on mobile.
eBay Enterprise gross merchandise sales (GMS) grew 15%. Revenue grew to $267 million. Enterprise enabled its clients to grow same-store sales 14%.
Other Selected Financial and Operational Results
Operating margin — GAAP operating margin decreased to 18.2% for the second quarter of 2014, compared to 19.3% for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating margin decreased to 24.4% in the second quarter, compared to 26.3% for the same period last year.
Taxes — The GAAP effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2014 was 15.8%, compared to 15.3% for the second quarter of 2013. For the second quarter of 2014 and 2013, the non-GAAP effective tax rate was 19.4% and 19.2%, respectively.
Cash flow — The company generated $1.5 billion of operating cash flow and $1.2 billion of free cash flow during the second quarter of 2014.
Stock repurchase programs — The company repurchased 32.4 million shares of its common stock for approximately $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2014. As of June 30, 2014, the company's remaining share repurchase authorization was approximately $2.2 billion.
Cash and cash equivalents and non-equity investments — The company's cash and cash equivalents and non-equity investments portfolio totaled $12.4 billion at June 30, 2014, down from $12.8 billion at December 31, 2013.
Third quarter 2014 — The company expects net revenues in the range of $4,300 - $4,400 million with GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $0.51 - $0.53 and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $0.65 - $0.67.
Full year 2014 — The company expects net revenues in the range of $18,000 - $18,300 million with GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $0.04 - $0.09 and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $2.95 - $3.00.
Quarterly Conference Call and Webcast
eBay Inc. will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2014 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 at http://investor.ebayinc.com. In addition, an archive of the webcast will be accessible for 90 days through the same link.
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Update: See Thursday's Newsflash newsletter.