Don't Buy PayPal (PYPL) Before Checking Its Fundamentals!

Shares of Large-cap consumer discretionary company PayPal moved -1.1 this evening, and are now trading at $60.98 per share. On the other hand, the average analyst target price for the stock is $80.63.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates a technology platform that enables digital payments on behalf of merchants and consumers worldwide.

Potential PayPal Investors Should Analyze the Following:

  • PayPal has moved -37.0% over the last year.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.82. A number between 0 and 1 could mean that the market is undervaluing PayPal's estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 3.42

Understanding PayPal's Operating Margins

Date Reported Total Revenue ($ k) Operating Expenses ($ k) Operating Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2023-02-10 27,518,000 -9,729,000 20 -4.76
2022-02-03 25,371,000 -9,672,000 21 -12.5
2021-02-05 21,454,000 -8,351,000 24 4.35
2020-02-06 17,772,000 -6,812,000 23 -4.17
2019-02-07 15,451,000 -6,093,000 24 -4.0
2018-02-07 13,094,000 -5,405,000 25

PayPal's operating margins have averaged 22.8% over the last 6 years, which is significantly higher than the Business Services industry average of 9.03%. The firm's margins exhibit a relatively stable growth trend of -3.3%.

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