EBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) Net Tops Analysts Guidance on Record Holiday Sales – EBAY, AMZN, LINTA, OSTK

The San Jose, California based EBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) announced on Wednesday that fiscal Q4 revenue that surpassed few analysts’ forecasts, assisted by strong holiday sales on the Web and mobile gadgets.

EBay, operator of the world’s biggest online marketplace, reported in a statement that sales moved up 18% to $3.99 billion. That surpassed the $3.98 billion median analysts’ forecasts gathered by Bloomberg. Profit before special items was 70 cents per share, matching forecasts.

Sales at EBay’s unit PayPal moved up 24% to $1.54 billion and active accounts surged 15% to 123 million.

Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) fell -1.09% to settle at $268.93, Liberty Interactive (Interactive group) (NASDAQ:LINTA) moved down -0.33% to end at $20.96 while Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) plunged -3.01% to finish at $14.17 on Wednesday.

eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) last session’s volume of 22.25 million shares was higher than its average volume of 9.14 million shares. The stock after opening at $52.93 hit high price of $53.46 and then closed at $52.90 by scoring +0.75%.

EBAY generated revenue of $13.46 billion in the previous twelve months and earned $3.84 billion. The Company showed a positive 28.52% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin which remained at 20.57%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was 14.31%.

The EBAY’s past twelve months’ price to sales ratio was 5.09 and price to cash ratio remained 7.51. As far as the returns are concerned, EBAY’s return on equity was recorded as 21.28% and return on investment increased 17.37% while its return on asset stayed at 13.37%.

The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 0.27% which was maintained for the month at 5.04%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as 10.55% and for the year was 72.76% while the YTD performance remained at 3.73%.

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