eBay is an online auction and e-commerce marketplace, enabling people and businesses to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and services. The platform connects millions of buyers with sellers globally utilizing PayPal to ensure secure transactions. eBay products can be sold either via a silent auction in which users are able to input the maximum price they are willing to pay and for which the site will automatically increase bids as necessary up to that maximum, or via the Buy It Now feature that enables its users to purchase items at a set price. Its featured products are categorized as fashion, home and garden, electronics, motors, collectibles, antiques and visual art, stationery, electronics and more.

Company Growth (employees)
San Jose, US
Size (employees)
12,600 (est)
eBay was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, US

Key People at eBay

Devin Wenig Wenig

Devin Wenig Wenig

President & CEO
Scott  Schenkel

Scott Schenkel

Kris  Miller

Kris Miller

Chief Strategy Officer
RJ  Pittman

RJ Pittman

Chief Product Officer
Jay  Lee

Jay Lee

Regional VP, Asia Pacific
Marie  Oh Huber

Marie Oh Huber

SVP & General Counsel
Steve  Fisher

Steve Fisher

Dan  Tarman

Dan Tarman

Chief Communications Officer
Paul  Todd

Paul Todd

SVP Europe
Wendy  Jones

Wendy Jones

VP Global Operations
Kristin  Yetto

Kristin Yetto

Chief People Officer

eBay Office Locations

eBay has offices in San Jose, King of Prussia, Louisville, Draper and in 55 other locations
San Jose, US (HQ)
2065 Hamilton Avenue
Bangalore, IN
Pritech Park (Insider RMZ Ecospace) Building 11, 9th Floor
Dublin, IE
Atrium Building, Blanchardstown15
Kleinmachnow, DE
Marktplatz 1
Bellevue, US
One Bellevue Center411-108th Avenue NE, Sutes 200, 300 & 400
Draper, US
583 W eBay Way
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eBay Data and Metrics

eBay Financial Metrics

eBay's revenue was reported to be $2.2 b in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

2.2 b

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

1.7 b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %


Net income (Q1, 2017)

1 b

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

546 m

Market capitalization (15-Aug-2017)

38.5 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

2 b
eBay's current market capitalization is $38.5 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


16 b17.9 b8.6 b9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

5 b5.7 b1.8 b2 b

Gross profit

11 b12.2 b6.8 b7 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

2.4 b

R&D expense

1.1 b

General and administrative expense

900 m

Operating expense total

7.6 b8.7 b4.6 b4.6 b


3.4 b3.5 b2.2 b2.3 b

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

3.5 b3.5 b2.4 b3.7 b

Income tax expense

(610 m)(3.5 b)(459 m)3.6 b

Net Income

2.9 b46 m1.7 b7.3 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


4.4 b4.4 b2.1 b2.1 b2.2 b2.2 b2.2 b

Cost of goods sold

1.5 b1.3 b433 m477 m493 m498 m515 m

Gross profit

3 b3 b1.7 b1.7 b1.7 b1.7 b1.7 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

794 m836 m565 m538 m622 m600 m562 m

R&D expense

485 m485 m241 m239 m295 m288 m278 m

General and administrative expense

665 m683 m207 m209 m218 m224 m245 m

Operating expense total

1.9 b2 b1 b986 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b


732 m741 m578 m614 m531 m542 m546 m

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

740 m867 m665 m591 m523 m533 m558 m

Income tax expense

(114 m)(185 m)(120 m)(109 m)(86 m)(115 m)477 m

Net Income

626 m83 m539 m482 m435 m413 m1 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


4.5 b6.3 b1.8 b1.8 b

Accounts Receivable

899 m797 m619 m592 m

Current Assets

23.3 b26.5 b7.9 b8.9 b


2.8 b2.9 b1.6 b1.5 b


9.3 b9.1 b4.5 b4.5 b

Total Assets

41.5 b45.1 b17.8 b23.8 b

Accounts Payable

309 m401 m349 m283 m

Total Debt

4.1 b6.8 b6.8 b7.5 b

Current Liabilities

12.6 b17.5 b2.3 b3.8 b

Total Liabilities

13.3 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

13 b13.9 b14.5 b14.9 b

Retained Earnings

18.9 b18.9 b7.7 b15 b

Total Equity

23.6 b19.9 b6.6 b10.5 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.2 x0.3 x1 x0.7 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.1 x0.2 x0.4 x0.3 x

Financial Leverage

1.8 x2.3 x2.7 x2.3 x
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


5.5 b5 b2.4 b2.7 b2 b1.8 b2 b

Accounts Receivable

703 m662 m595 m599 m628 m626 m592 m

Current Assets

26.5 b28.5 b8.3 b9.7 b9.9 b9.8 b8.5 b


2.9 b2.8 b1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b


9 b7.9 b4.4 b4.5 b4.5 b4.7 b4.6 b

Total Assets

44.8 b45.7 b18.3 b19.6 b20 b20.5 b24.8 b

Accounts Payable

393 m368 m175 m275 m304 m278 m296 m

Current Liabilities

17.6 b17.1 b4.4 b2.1 b2.2 b3.8 b4.4 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

14.1 b14.3 b14.4 b14.6 b14.7 b14.8 b15 b

Retained Earnings

19.5 b19.6 b7.3 b8.2 b8.6 b9 b16 b

Total Equity

19.5 b19.8 b6.5 b6.3 b6.5 b6.8 b11.6 b

Financial Leverage

2.3 x2.3 x2.8 x3.1 x3.1 x3 x2.1 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

2.9 b46 m1.7 b7.3 b

Depreciation and Amortization

682 m

Accounts Receivable

(123 m)16 m(105 m)(48 m)

Accounts Payable

7 m87 m226 m(28 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

5 b5.7 b4 b2.8 b

Purchases of PP&E

(1.3 b)(668 m)(626 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(6 b)(2.7 b)(3.6 b)(2 b)

Long-term Borrowings

(850 m)(20 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(1.4 b)(1 b)(4.6 b)(744 m)

Interest Paid

99 m99 m175 m220 m

Income Taxes Paid

466 m343 m256 m492 m
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

626 m83 m539 m482 m435 m413 m1 b

Accounts Receivable

703 m662 m595 m599 m628 m626 m592 m

Accounts Payable

393 m368 m175 m275 m304 m278 m296 m
USDY, 2017


176 k

Financial Leverage

2.1 x

eBay Operating Metrics

eBay's Active Customers was reported to be 169 m in Q1, 2017
Q3, 2015Q4, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2016Q1, 2017

Active Customers

159 m162 m162 m164 m165 m167 m169 m

Gross Merchandise Volume

21.86 b$20.45 b$20.85 b19.6 b$22.34 b20.9 b

eBay Market Value History

eBay Revenue Breakdown

eBay Median Salaries

Source: 2.9 k public H-1B filings from eBay

Traffic Overview of eBay

eBay Online and Social Media Presence

eBay News and Updates

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