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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

eBay Inc Valuation – December 2016 $EBAY

Benjamin Graham taught that Intelligent Investors must do a thorough fundamental analysis of investment opportunities to determine their intrinsic value and inherent risk.  This is best done by utilizing a systematic approach to analysis that will provide investors with a sense of how a specific company compares to another company or by reviewing the 10 Stocks for Using A Benjamin Graham Value Investing Strategy – December 2016.  By using the ModernGraham method one can review a company’s historical accomplishments and determine an intrinsic value that can be compared across industries.  What follows is a stock analysis showing a specific look at how eBay Inc (EBAY) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): eBay Inc. (eBay) is a commerce company, which operates through its Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. The Company helps in enabling commerce on its platforms for buyers and sellers online. The Company has an open source platform that provides software developers and merchants an access to its application programming interfaces for developing software and solutions for commerce. Its Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace located at www.ebay.com, localized counterparts and the eBay mobile applications. Its StubHub platforms include its online ticket platform located at www.stubhub.com and the StubHub mobile applications. Its StubHub platforms provide customers with a place to purchase tickets to the games, concerts and theater shows and also enable owners to sell the tickets. Its Classifieds platforms offer online classifieds with a collection of brands, such as Mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Classifieds and others.

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Premium members can view a full ModernGraham valuation of the company and have access to download a PDF version of the valuation for easy reference. Recent valuations of the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average are available for free members, including this one of Microsoft Corporation.  In addition, here is a post detailing what can be found within each individual company’s valuation.

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2016
Total Current Assets $9,783,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $3,763,000,000
Long-Term Debt $7,582,000,000
Total Assets $20,502,000,000
Intangible Assets $4,844,000,000
Total Liabilities $13,683,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,139,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.67
Dec2015 $1.42
Dec2014 $0.04
Dec2013 $2.18
Dec2012 $1.99
Dec2011 $2.46
Dec2010 $1.36
Dec2009 $1.83
Dec2008 $1.36
Dec2007 $0.25
Dec2006 $0.79
Dec2005 $0.78
Dec2004 $0.57
Dec2003 $0.34
Dec2002 $0.22
Dec2001 $0.08
Dec2000 $0.04
Dec1999 $0.01
Dec1998 $0.01
Dec1997 $0.01

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.37
Dec2015 $1.35
Dec2014 $1.41
Dec2013 $2.05
Dec2012 $1.93
Dec2011 $1.75
Dec2010 $1.30
Dec2009 $1.18
Dec2008 $0.82
Dec2007 $0.55
Dec2006 $0.64
Dec2005 $0.51
Dec2004 $0.34
Dec2003 $0.19
Dec2002 $0.10
Dec2001 $0.04
Dec2000 $0.02

Recommended Reading:

Other ModernGraham posts about the company

5 Speculative and Overvalued Companies to Avoid – August 2015
Ebay Inc. Analysis – August 2015 Update $EBAY
30 Companies in the Spotlight This Week – 5/23/15
eBay Inc. Quarterly Valuation – May 2015 $EBAY
17 Companies in the Spotlight This Week – 5/10/14

Other ModernGraham posts about related companies

Facebook Inc Valuation – July 2016 $FB
Salesforce.com Valuation – January 2016 Update $CRM
Facebook Inc Valuation – January 2016 Update $FB
Netflix Inc Valuation – November 2015 Update $NFLX
Facebook Inc. Analysis – August 2015 Update $FB
Ebay Inc. Analysis – August 2015 Update $EBAY
Facebook Stock Analysis – Quarterly Update May 2015 $FB
eBay Inc. Quarterly Valuation – May 2015 $EBAY
Facebook Inc. Quarterly Valuation – February 2015 $FB
Salesforce.com Inc. Annual Valuation – 2014 $CRM


The author did not hold a position in any company mentioned in this article at the time of publication and had no intention of changing that position within the next 72 hours.  See my current holdings here.  This article is not investment advice; any reader should speak to a registered investment adviser prior to making any investment decisions.  ModernGraham is not affiliated with the company in any manner.  Please be sure to review our detailed disclaimer.

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