(eBay article updated with additional information for earnings and stock movement.)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- eBay's ( EBAY) fourth-quarter earnings topped Wall Street's expectations as online shopping buoyed the holiday season. During the quarter the e-commerce company earned $559 million, or 42 cents a share, compared with $1.36 billion, or 1.02 a share in the year-ago period. Excluding costs related to the sale of its Skype business, eBay actually earned 52 cents a share. Revenue climbed 5% to $2.5 billion. Analysts were calling for a profit of 47 cents a share on revenue of $2.48 billion. This marks the 18th consecutive quarter eBay surpassed EPS estimates. Shares are up more than 3% in after hours trading. eBay has been working to revamp its marketplace site to woo buyers and sellers with a redesigned homepage and cutting upfront fees.