Ebay forecasts first-quarter revenue above estimates

Ebay forecasts first-quarter revenue above estimates



Ebay on Wednesday forecast first-quarter revenue above Wall Street estimates on hopes that cost-conscious shoppers would be attracted towards its used and refurbished product category in the face of a looming recession.


Shares of the San Jose, California- based company rose nearly 2% in trading after the bell.
The company forecast current-quarter revenue between $2.46 billion and $2.50 billion. Analysts are expecting $2.37 billion.

Ebay’s innovation, which includes a shift to expanded categories of collectibles, refurbished products as well as luxury goods such as watches, handbags and sneakers is helping it to drive sales at a time when economic uncertainty is weighing on most businesses. The company has also raised its game by investing in motors parts and accessories.

However, gross merchandise volume (GMV), a widely watched figure for the e-commerce industry’s performance, fell 12% to $18.2 billion in the fourth quarter.

Ebay posted revenue of $2.51 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with analysts’ estimate of $2.47 billion, according to Refinitiv IBES data.

Net income fell to $672 million, or $1.23 per share for the Sept-Dec period, from $1.97 billion, or $3.25 per share, a year earlier.

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