Last week eBay Inc. reported its first quarter results for 2015. What does this mean for sellers?
Here’s the headline takeaway: Revenue of $4.4B, up 4%. Payments revenue of $2.1B, up 14% and eBay revenue of $2.1B, down 4%.
That shows that PayPal is continuing to be a strong performer but the eBay marketplace piece of the business is still struggling a bit. For eBay’s official report on the Q115, find it here.
Forbes offers an approachable digest and says: “This performance was driven by solid growth across the payments business, as the marketplaces segment continued to be beset by various challenges.” In particular, currency problems, especially with the Euro, affected performance.
The Nasdaq looks at the positives: eBay Q1 Results Top Estimates
For serious earnings wonks, Seeking Alpha has the full transcript verbatim of the earnings call with comments from eBay Inc. executives.
But, as ever, if you want to take in the results from a seller’s perspective, ChannelAdvisor’s Scot Wingo always wins for insight and pith:
And this time he’s giving some additional perspectives: eBay Q1 2015 Results I/II – eBay Reveals Post-Split Strategy
And there is also a seller orientated detailed digest: Part II/II -eBay Q1 2015 Results – Seller-oriented Deep Dive.
There’s plenty to read but it’s well worth it. So pour yourself a drink and pull up a pew.