What eBay (EBAY) Investors Need to Know Today

Large-cap consumer discretionary company eBay has moved -2.7% this afternoon, reaching $39.66 per share. In contrast, the average analyst target price for the stock is $45.6.

eBay Inc. operates marketplace platforms that connect buyers and sellers in the United States and internationally. The company is based in the United States. eBay currently returns an annual dividend yield of 0.6%.

What to Consider if You Are Thinking of Buying eBay:

  • eBay has moved -1.0% over the last year.

  • EBAY has a forward P/E ratio of 9.5 based on its EPS guidance of 4.17.

  • Over the last 6 years, earnings per share (EPS) have been growing at a compounded average rate of -1.5%.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.36.

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 3.56

eBay Has Irregular Cash Flows

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023 2,867,000 1,388,000 1,479,000 780.36
2022 2,627,000 2,459,000 168,000 -93.66
2021 3,093,000 444,000 2,649,000 4.25
2020 3,004,000 463,000 2,541,000 -2.49
2019 3,114,000 508,000 2,606,000 28.06
2018 2,658,000 623,000 2,035,000

eBay's free cash flows have a decent average of $1.91 Billion over the last 6 years, but they are highly variable since their coefficient of variability is 300.7%. The compounded average growth rate over this period is -5.2%.

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