eBay Reports Stronger Volume Growth and Raises Revenue and GAAP and Non-GAAP EPS Guidance for Q2 2020
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world, today is announcing that its business is performing significantly better than expectations shared in its earnings release on April 29, 2020. Due to the magnitude of this change, eBay is providing the following information as a one-time update:
Buyer and Seller Investments
eBay continues to provide sellers the platform, solutions and support needed to grow their business and thrive. The Company is deploying investments in order to support sellers during this time, including:
Supporting Our Communities
The Company is not updating full year guidance at this time, but management currently expects that full year performance will likely be above the ranges announced on April 29, 2020. The Company expects to update full year guidance in connection with its Q2 2020 earnings announcement after evaluating business dynamics in June.
eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity for all. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, eBay is one of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. For more information about the Company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, the future performance of eBay Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company") that are based on the Company's current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include, but are not limited to, the future performance of the Company, including expected financial results for the second quarter and full year 2020 and statements regarding continuing growth trends and buyer and seller investments. Actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: changes in political, business and economic conditions, the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of COVID-19 on our business and operations and on the general economy, including effects on our sellers and customers, any regional or general economic downturn or crisis and any conditions that affect ecommerce growth or cross-border trade; the Company's ability to realize growth opportunities in payments intermediation and advertising; the outcome of the strategic portfolio reviews; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the Company's need to successfully react to the increasing importance of mobile commerce and the increasing social aspect of commerce; an increasingly competitive environment for its business; changes to the Company's capital allocation, including the timing, declaration, amount and payment of any future dividends or levels of the Company's share repurchases, or management of operating cash; the Company's ability to increase operating efficiency to drive margin improvements and enable reinvestments; the Company's ability to manage its indebtedness, including managing exposure to interest rates and maintaining its credit ratings; the Company's need to manage an increasingly large enterprise with a broad range of businesses of varying degrees of maturity and in many different geographies; the ability to successfully intermediate payments on the Company's marketplace platform; the Company's need and ability to manage regulatory, tax, data security and litigation risks; the Company's ability to timely upgrade and develop its technology systems, infrastructure and customer service capabilities at reasonable cost while maintaining site stability and performance and adding new products and features; and the Company's ability to integrate, manage and grow businesses that have been acquired or may be acquired in the future.
The forward-looking statements in this release do not include the potential impact of any acquisitions or divestitures that may be announced and/or completed after the date hereof.
More information about factors that could adversely affect the Company's operating results is included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the Company's Investor Relations website at https://investors.ebayinc.com or the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update such statements.
The guidance figures provided below and elsewhere in this press release are forward-looking statements, reflect a number of estimates, assumptions and other uncertainties, and are approximate in nature because the Company's future performance is difficult to predict. Such guidance is based on information available on the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update it.
The Company's future performance involves risks and uncertainties, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from the information below and elsewhere in this press release. Some of the factors that could affect the Company's operating results are set forth under the caption "Forward-Looking Statements" above in this press release. More information about factors that could affect the Company's operating results is included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting eBay's investor relations website at https://investors.ebayinc.com or the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
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