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EBay beats quarterly profit estimates, forecasts current-qtr sales above expectations

Revenue rose to $2.61 billion from $2.08 billion, beating analysts' average estimate of $2.48 billion. Net income from continuing operations rose to $621 million, or 88 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept.

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 29-10-2020 02:55 IST | Created: 29-10-2020 01:58 IST
EBay beats quarterly profit estimates, forecasts current-qtr sales above expectations
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EBay Inc's quarterly profit topped Wall Street expectations on Wednesday and the e-commerce company forecast fourth-quarter sales above estimates, as people staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic took to online shopping.

The company's shares rose 2% in extended trade. Ebay said it expects fourth-quarter revenue in the range of $2.64 billion and $2.71 billion, while analysts were expecting $2.54 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

E-commerce firms and retailers with a strong online presence have witnessed a spike in demand as the COVID-19 pandemic has led more people to shop online. Revenue rose to $2.61 billion from $2.08 billion, beating analysts' average estimate of $2.48 billion.

Net income from continuing operations rose to $621 million, or 88 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $210 million, or 25 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, eBay earned 85 cents per share, above estimates of 77 cents per share.


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