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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.39
EBAY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. EBAY: 1.39 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.39   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.39

Equity to Asset 0.46
EBAY's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. EBAY: 0.46 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.46

0.46
0.92
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.14
M-Score: -3.00
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 20.52
EBAY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. EBAY: 20.52 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 32.38
Current: 20.52

-1.5
32.38
Net-margin (%) 18.54
EBAY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. EBAY: 18.54 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.26   Max: 27.71
Current: 18.54

4.26
27.71
ROE (%) 12.50
EBAY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. EBAY: 12.50 )
EBAY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 177.5
Current: 12.5

1.12
177.5
ROA (%) 7.00
EBAY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. EBAY: 7.00 )
EBAY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 126.79
Current: 7

0.99
126.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 71.97
EBAY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. EBAY: 71.97 )
EBAY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.01   Max: 841.67
Current: 71.97

-3.01
841.67
Revenue Growth (%) 17.00
EBAY's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. EBAY: 17.00 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 95.3
Current: 17

7.3
95.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 21.40
EBAY's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. EBAY: 21.40 )
EBAY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -1   Max: 125.7
Current: 21.4

-1
125.7
EPS Growth (%) 2.80
EBAY's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. EBAY: 2.80 )
EBAY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -24   Max: 180.2
Current: 2.8

-24
180.2
» EBAY's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

EBAY Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 9,405 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 292,000 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 421,700 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 5,000 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 520,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 205,000 sh (+4559.09%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,050,880 sh (+364.64%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,367,926 sh (+254.81%)
Steven Cohen 2,822,967 sh (+59.18%)
Mario Gabelli 293,176 sh (+20.82%)
Ron Baron 62,551 sh (+10.52%)
Dodge & Cox 12,487,070 sh (+8.35%)
Murray Stahl 83,969 sh (+3.3%)
Steven Cohen 300,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 136,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 1,250,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 1,425,000 sh (-1.38%)
Ken Fisher 487,800 sh (-7.07%)
Eric Mindich 4,500,000 sh (-10%)
Pioneer Investments 912,737 sh (-12.33%)
Steve Mandel 10,922,795 sh (-29.6%)
RS Investment Management 103,740 sh (-45.15%)
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Q4 2013

EBAY Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mark Hillman 48,105 sh (New)
George Soros 160,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 33,590 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 5,727,415 sh (New)
Richard Perry 500,000 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 854,800 sh (New)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,200,000 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 79,500 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 35,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 107,250 sh (New)
Donald Yacktman 8,259,107 sh (+479.59%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,163,035 sh (+204.33%)
Yacktman Fund 3,670,000 sh (+193.6%)
PRIMECAP Management 600,100 sh (+105.51%)
Pioneer Investments 1,674,326 sh (+83.44%)
Dodge & Cox 18,774,269 sh (+50.35%)
Mario Gabelli 399,656 sh (+36.32%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,668,223 sh (+32.02%)
Robert Olstein 167,000 sh (+22.79%)
Ron Baron 68,877 sh (+10.11%)
Ken Fisher 516,945 sh (+5.97%)
Louis Moore Bacon 9,733 sh (+3.49%)
Eric Mindich 12,500,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 71,500 sh (unchged)
Richard Perry 675,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 83,476 sh (-0.59%)
Julian Robertson 383,800 sh (-8.99%)
Eric Mindich 2,435,000 sh (-45.89%)
Steven Cohen 114,349 sh (-95.95%)
» More
Q1 2014

EBAY Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 2,050,827 sh (New)
Jim Chanos 181,910 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 5,393,877 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 201,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 301,395 sh (New)
Carl Icahn 27,803,015 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 66,753 sh (+585.84%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,416,400 sh (+302.67%)
Richard Perry 1,927,000 sh (+285.4%)
Leon Cooperman 2,906,100 sh (+239.97%)
Mario Cibelli 97,000 sh (+177.14%)
Eric Mindich 3,735,000 sh (+53.39%)
George Soros 241,500 sh (+50.94%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,866,991 sh (+40.93%)
Joel Greenblatt 39,844 sh (+18.62%)
Mario Gabelli 450,885 sh (+12.82%)
Pioneer Investments 1,870,353 sh (+11.71%)
Dodge & Cox 20,456,804 sh (+8.96%)
Murray Stahl 87,621 sh (+4.97%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,200,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 6,000,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 3,670,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Perry 1,945,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 79,500 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 8,220,817 sh (-0.46%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,487,240 sh (-2.71%)
Ron Baron 59,451 sh (-13.69%)
Robert Olstein 136,000 sh (-18.56%)
Julian Robertson 312,300 sh (-18.63%)
Steven Cohen 89,031 sh (-22.14%)
Ken Fisher 286,699 sh (-44.54%)
Ray Dalio 21,250 sh (-80.19%)
» More
Q2 2014

EBAY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 497,782 sh (+73.63%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,587,262 sh (+16.96%)
Yacktman Fund 3,670,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,200,000 sh (unchged)
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Guru Investment Theses on eBay Inc

Weitz Investment Management Comments on eBay Inc. - May 06, 2014

Finally, eBay Inc. (EBAY) made its return to the Value Fund after a relatively brief period of ownership during 2008/2009. The company recently concluded a public battle with billionaire activist Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) over whether to separate its namesake online commerce platform eBay.com from PayPal, its rapidly growing mobile payments platform. We saw merit in both sides of the argument, but believed the two businesses were worth considerably more than where they were trading regardless of outcome. Both Marketplaces and PayPal have strong competitive positions and are reinvesting heavily to protect and extend their advantages. We believe EBAY shares are worth roughly $70 today

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2014 report.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 3.50
EBAY's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. EBAY: 3.50 )
EBAY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 12.15
Current: 3.5

1.2
12.15
P/S 4.00
EBAY's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. EBAY: 4.00 )
EBAY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 25.23
Current: 4

1.62
25.23
PFCF 14.60
EBAY's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 36.66 vs. EBAY: 14.60 )
EBAY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.96   Max: 88.91
Current: 14.6

5.96
88.91
EV-to-EBIT 18.16
EBAY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.27 vs. EBAY: 18.16 )
EBAY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 114.6
Current: 18.16

5.3
114.6
Shiller P/E 32.00
EBAY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EBAY: 32.00 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.09   Max: 296
Current: 32

14.09
296
Current Ratio 1.28
EBAY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. EBAY: 1.28 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 11.25
Current: 1.28

1.28
11.25
Quick Ratio 1.28
EBAY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. EBAY: 1.28 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 11.25
Current: 1.28

1.28
11.25

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 7.52
EBAY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. EBAY: 7.52 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.02   Max: 190.72
Current: 7.52

3.02
190.72
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.19
EBAY's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. EBAY: 1.19 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 7.69
Current: 1.19

0.49
7.69
Price/Median PS Value 0.84
EBAY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. EBAY: 0.84 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 15.23
Current: 0.84

0.41
15.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
EBAY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. EBAY: 5.50 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 18.8
Current: 5.5

0.9
18.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 24.24
EBAY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. EBAY: 24.24 )
EBAY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 14.3   Max: 78.8
Current: 24.24

14.3
78.8

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:EBA.Germany
EBay Inc was formed as a sole proprietorship in September 1995 and was incorporated in California in May 1996. In April 1998, it reincorporated in Delaware, and in September 1998, it completed the initial public offering of its common stock. The Company is a technology company that enables commerce through three reportable segments: Marketplaces, Payments and GSI. These segments provide online platform, services and tools to help individuals and small, medium and large merchants around the globe establish online and mobile commerce and payments. Its Marketplaces segment brings buyers and sellers together through fully automated and easy-to-use online websites and mobile applications that are available throughout the world at any time, including through localized eBay.com sites in many countries. The Company's payments segment provides efficient payment and settlement capabilities for consumers and merchants on and off eBay websites and other merchant websites. It has three main payment brands: PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online and through a broad range of mobile devices in approximately 190 markets worldwide; Bill Me Later, which enables U.S. merchants to offer, and U.S. consumers to obtain, credit at the point of sale for ecommerce and mobile transactions through Bill Me Later's relationship with a chartered financial institution; and Zong, acquired in August 2011, which enables users with a mobile phone to purchase digital goods and have the transactions charged to their phone bill. It also recently acquired BillSAFE, a provider of payment services for online merchants in Germany who offer their customers the ability to pay for purchases upon receipt of an invoice. Its GSI segment is a provider of ecommerce and interactive marketing services to enterprise clients that include some of the world's premier brands and retailers. It offers a suite of solutions designed to power merchants' online businesses and effectively integrate with their other sales channels. Its advanced technology, fulfillment, customer care and interactive marketing services are designed to enable its clients to elevate the consumer experience and cost-effectively sustain it over time. GSI operates two business units: Global eCommerce Services, or GeC, and Global Marketing Services, or GMS. Each business unit offers products and services that complement the other, which allows for cross-selling opportunities. The Company encounters vigorous competition in its businesses from numerous sources. The Company is subject to laws relating to the collection, use, retention, security and transfer of personally identifiable information about its users.
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