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eBay Inc (NAS:EBAY)
Net Income
\$1,807 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

Net Income is the net profit that a company earns after deducting all costs and losses including cost of goods, SGA, DDA, interest expenses, non-recurring items and tax. eBay Inc's net income for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$413 Mil. Its net income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$1,807 Mil.

Net Income is linked to the most popular earnings per share (EPS) number. eBay Inc's diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$0.36.

Definition

Net Income is the net profit that a company earns after deducting all costs and losses including cost of goods, SGA, DDA, interest expenses, non-recurring items and tax.

Net Income
= Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold - Selling, General, & Admin. Expense - Research & Development - Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization - Interest Expense - Non-Recurring Items (NRI) - Tax Expense + Others
= Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization - Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization - Interest Expense - Non-Recurring Items (NRI) - Tax Expense + Others
= Operating Income - Interest Expense - Non-Recurring Items (NRI) - Tax Expense + Others
= Pre-Tax Income - Tax Expense + Others

eBay Inc's Net Income for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

 Net Income (A: Dec. 2015 ) = Pre-Tax Income + Tax Provision + Other Income (Minority Interest) + Net Income (Discontinued Operations) = 2406 + -459 + 256 + -222 = 1,981

eBay Inc's Net Income for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

 Net Income (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = Pre-Tax Income + Tax Provision + Other Income (Minority Interest) + Net Income (Discontinued Operations) = 533 + -115 + 0 + -5 = 413

eBay Inc Net Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 477 (Dec. 2015 ) + 482 (Mar. 2016 ) + 435 (Jun. 2016 ) + 413 (Sep. 2016 ) = \$1,807 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

Net income is the most widely cited number in reporting a companys profitability. It is linked to the most popular earnings-per-share (EPS) number through:

eBay Inc's Earnings Per Share (EPS) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

 Earnings Per Share (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (413 - 0) / 1139.000 = 0.36

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Although Net Income and Earnings-per-Share (EPS) are the most widely used parameter in measuring a companys profitability and valuation, it is the least reliable. The reason is that reported earnings can be manipulated easily by adjusting any numbers such as Depreciation, Depletion and Amotorization and non-recurring items.

EPS is most useful for companies that have:

 Consistent accounting methods
 And few restructurings

The dividend paid to preferred stocks needs to be subtracted from the total net income in the calculation of EPS because common stock holders are not entitled to that part of the net income.

Be Aware

Warren Buffett looks for consistency and upward long term trend. Because of share repurchase it is possible for net earnings trend to differ from EPS trend. He preferred net income over EPS. The companies with durable competitive advantage companies report higher % net earnings to total revenues.

Important: If a company is showing net earnings history greater than 20% on total revenues, it is probably benefiting from a long term competitive advantage.

If net earnings is less than 10%, likely to be in a highly competitive business.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

eBay Inc Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Net Income 1,126 348 1,779 2,389 1,801 3,229 2,609 2,856 46 1,725

eBay Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Net Income 676 673 1,023 626 83 539 477 482 435 413
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