eBay Inc. beats by $0.01, misses on revenue

eBay Inc. (EBAY): Q4 EPS of $0.81 beats by $0.01.

Revenue of $4.53B (+13.5% Y/Y) misses by $30M.

Shares +9.1%.

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  • HackFab
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    Amazon is eating eBay's lunch. And I purchase on both.


    However, eBay has to compete with Amazon Prime. Two day shipping, seldom any issues with sellers. And I won't get into the amount of revenue that they are losing because they won't allow PayPal to be used for firearm purchases.
    22 Jan 2014, 04:59 PM Reply Like
  • Illuminati Investments
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    I don't think eBay really cares if AMZN eats their lunch with the unprofitable strategy of trying to always be the low cost provider of everything despite assuredly higher fixed costs than WMT or big box stores.


    eBay would rather focus on profitable ventures like Enterprise, where they make money managing the logistics for other online retailers rather than trying to put them all out of business like AMZN.
    22 Jan 2014, 05:33 PM Reply Like
  • june1234
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    No trying about it.I think of them as Wallmart of online space, Like WallMart when AMZN shows up somewhere everybody else disappears. Ask companies formally known as Circuit City,CompUSA, Best Buy etc etc .Tweeting Carl is a smart guy who knows what he's doing thats for sure
    23 Jan 2014, 04:16 AM Reply Like
  • Illuminati Investments
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    Yeah, but WalMart did it while remaining profitable. It's a fallacy to assume that once AMZN drives everyone out of business they can stop spending and crank up prices without worrying that other competitors will pop up, just like what's happening with WMT currently losing share to COST, TGT, WFM, etc. now that they've stopped spending as much to expand aggressively.
    23 Jan 2014, 12:36 PM Reply Like
  • omarbradley
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    Carl Icahn is a CRAZY man. E-bay is awesome...huge move obviously. I believe it was his son who suggested Netflix...where they collected...what was it?....a billion in profits in six months?!!! incredible. "next stop some Planet somewhere."
    22 Jan 2014, 05:16 PM Reply Like
  • Seeker137
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    There's a major social media backlash taking place against ebay, mainly fueled by former ebay sellers who were wrongfuly purged by ebay. Visit the group, Former Ebay Sellers, on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Jktyo4
    22 Jan 2014, 05:59 PM Reply Like
  • bananaman
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    I think eBay is well positioned to make tons of money in digital payment alternatives to credit cards. Think PayPal on steroids. they are way down the curve on this technology and should do great with it. Amazon is the world's greatest non-profit company, masquerading as a for-profit entity. God Bless Jeff Bezos for saving us all a ton of money that would otherwise have gone as profit to those ugly capitalists!
    23 Jan 2014, 01:44 AM Reply Like
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