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EBay Inc. Reports Strong Second Quarter 2012 Results

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eBay Inc., a global commerce platform and payments company (Nasdaq: EBAY), today reported that revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 increased 23% to $3.4 billion, compared to the same period of 2011. The company reported second quarter net income on a non-GAAP basis of $730 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, up 16% year over year primarily due to strong top-line growth partially offset by increased investment in the shopping experience and the impact of acquisitions. GAAP net income of $692 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, reflected a gain on the divestiture of a business in 2012 and increased significantly year over year due to a loss from the divestiture of certain GSI businesses and GSI transaction-related expenses in the second quarter of 2011.

"We delivered a great second quarter, driven by eBay Marketplaces' best performance in years, strong growth at PayPal and strong same-store-sales growth for GSI's large retail customers," said John Donahoe, eBay Inc. President and CEO. "Our entire company is strong, but we're particularly pleased with eBay Marketplaces, which delivered its strongest organic growth in gross merchandise volume, excluding vehicles, since 2006. And mobile continues to be a game changer. We now expect eBay and PayPal mobile to each transact $10 billion in volume in 2012 -- that's more than double 2011, a staggering surge in mobile shopping and payments on devices that did not exist just a few years ago. Retail is at an inflection point, and we are helping to reshape how people around the world shop and pay."

PayPal delivered a strong second quarter performance. PayPal ended the quarter with 113.2 million active registered accounts, a 13% increase over the second quarter of 2011. PayPal revenue increased 26% year over year, driven primarily by increased penetration on eBay as well as continued merchant and consumer adoption and strong growth in Bill Me Later. PayPal's net total payment volume (TPV) grew 20% year over year to $34.5 billion. PayPal continues to focus on innovation, delivering on its vision of anytime, anywhere payments and growing its business in mobile and point of sale. This quarter, the company announced a joint venture with SoftBank in Japan, extending its global expansion strategy for small business payment solution PayPal Here. Sixteen large brand-name U.S. retailers have announced their intent to work with PayPal on point of sale initiatives. The PayPal point of sale payment solution, which gives shoppers the opportunity to pay using just their mobile phone number or PayPal payment card and PIN, was rolled out in Abercrombie & Fitch and Jos. A. Bank stores in the U.S. beginning in the quarter.

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