eBay Inc (EBAY) is a leading internet retail business based in the US. It opened the day at $57.09 after a previous close of $57.25. During the day the price has varied from a low of $56.97 to a high of $58.85. The latest price was $58.79 (25 minute delay). eBay is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 13,300 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, eBay's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $56.46, which is 32.34% up on its pre-crash value of $38.2 and 116.99% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $26.02.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of eBay shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $765.97 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,641.86.
|52-week range||$25.7689 - $60.6902|
|50-day moving average||$52.5315|
|200-day moving average||$53.2129|
|Wall St. target price||$62.71|
|Dividend yield||$0.64 (1.13%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.21|
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|1 week (2021-01-19)||3.18%|
|1 month (2020-12-24)||17.30%|
|3 months (2020-10-26)||10.22%|
|6 months (2020-07-24)||6.66%|
|1 year (2020-01-24)||66.26%|
|2 years (2019-01-25)||74.35%|
|3 years (2018-01-26)||43.78%|
|5 years (2016-01-26)||120.60%|
Valuing eBay stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of eBay's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
eBay's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, eBay shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
However, eBay's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the internet retail industry or those of similar companies.
eBay's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8183. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into eBay's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider eBay's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
eBay's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a eBay's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put eBay's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$11.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||25.55%|
|Gross profit TTM||$8.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||10.15%|
|Return on equity TTM||80.97%|
|Market capitalisation||$38.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 25.0 million eBay shares held short by investors – that's known as eBay's "short interest". This figure is 3.5% down from 25.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting eBay shares can be evaluated.
eBay's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of eBay shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of eBay shares traded daily (recently around 6.7 million). eBay's SIR currently stands at 3.71. In other words for every 100,000 eBay shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3710 shares are currently held short.
To gain some more context, you can compare eBay's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.
However eBay's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of eBay shares, or, against the total number of tradable eBay shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case eBay's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 eBay shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0382% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable eBay shares, roughly 38 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against eBay.
Find out more about how you can short eBay stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like eBay.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 28.44
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and eBay's overall score of 28.44 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 32nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like eBay is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
To gain some more context, you can compare eBay's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 7.2/100
eBay's environmental score of 7.2 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that eBay is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 17.66/100
eBay's social score of 17.66 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that eBay is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12.59/100
eBay's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that eBay is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, eBay scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that eBay has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||28.44|
|Total ESG percentile||32.28|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 18.23% of net profits
Recently eBay has paid out, on average, around 18.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), eBay shareholders could enjoy a 1.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In eBay's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.
While eBay's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that eBay is investing more in its future growth.
eBay's most recent dividend payout was on 18 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
eBay's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
eBay's shares were split on a 2376:1000 basis on 20 July 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2376 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your eBay shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 57.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for eBay shares which in turn could have impacted eBay's share price.
Over the last 12 months, eBay's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.7689 up to $60.6902. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while eBay's is 1.2353. This would suggest that eBay's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put eBay's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
eBay Inc. operates the marketplace and classifieds platforms that connect buyers and sellers worldwide. Its Marketplace platform includes its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay suite of mobile apps; and Classifieds platform comprises a collection of brands, such as Mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen, and others that offer online classifieds to help people find what they are looking for in their local communities. Its platforms enable users to list, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels that include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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