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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 4:15:05 PM
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Summary

Ebay Misses

Ebay (EBAY) reported 2nd Quarter June 2016 earnings of $0.42 per share on revenue of $2.2 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.42 per share on revenue of $2.2 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.44 per share. Revenue fell 49.1% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said it expects third quarter non-GAAP earnings of $0.42 to $0.44 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion to $2.19 billion and 2016 earnings of $1.85 to $1.90 per share on revenue of $8.85 billion to $8.95 billion. The company's previous guidance was for 2016 revenue of $8.60 billion to $8.80 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.44 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2016 and $1.686 per share on revenue of $8.82 billion for the year ending December 31, 2016.

eBay Inc is a commerce platform and provides online marketplaces for sales of goods. The Company' business segments are Marketplaces, Payments and Enterprise.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.42
Earnings Whisper
$0.44
Consensus Estimate
$0.42
Reported Revenue
$2.23 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$2.17 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

eBay Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

Revenue of $2.2 billion

GAAP and Non-GAAP EPS per diluted share of $0.38 and $0.43, respectively, on a continuing operations basis

--Repurchased $500 million of common stock

--Board approves additional $2.5 billion stock repurchase authorization

--Raises full year 2016 revenue and EPS guidance

eBay Inc. (EBAY), a global commerce leader, delivered gross merchandise volume (GMV) for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 of $20.9 billion, increasing 6% on a foreign exchange (FX) neutral basis and 4% on an as-reported basis. Revenue for the quarter was $2.2 billion, up 7% on an FX-Neutral basis and 6% on an as-reported basis, driving GAAP net income from continuing operations of $437 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income from continuing operations of $496 million, or $0.43 per diluted share. During the quarter, the company generated $764 million of operating cash flow and $617 million of free cash flow from continuing operations while also repurchasing $500 million of its common stock.

"Q2 was another good quarter where we delivered strong results and had acceleration in growth," said Devin Wenig, President and CEO of eBay Inc. "We are now one year into executing our strategy to provide the best choice, the most relevance and the most powerful selling platform, and there are signs of momentum in our business. We continue to invest in our platforms to ensure eBay is a global commerce leader for years to come."

Underlying total eBay Inc. performance, the Marketplace platforms delivered $19.8 billion of GMV and $1.8 billion of revenue in the second quarter. Marketplace revenue was up 3% on an FX-Neutral basis and 1% on an as-reported basis, driven by accelerating GMV growth of 5% on an FX-Neutral basis and 3% on an as-reported basis as well as growth in Marketing Services & Other revenue. StubHub growth accelerated in the quarter, with GMV of $1.1 billion, up 35%, and revenue of $225 million, up 40%, aided by strength across multiple genres and the continued benefit from ongoing product innovation. The Classifieds platforms delivered another quarter of strong performance with revenue of $207 million, up 15%, primarily driven by the Automotive and Real Estate verticals across several key geographies, including Germany and Canada.

In the second quarter, eBay crossed the one billion live listings mark for the first time, underscoring efforts to expand the breadth of selection offered to consumers, while making progress on enhancing its shopping platform to improve discoverability. eBay also recently announced its intent to acquire several companies to strengthen its technology and expand its geographical footprint. Expertmaker, which closed in Q2, and SalesPredict will help contribute to eBay’s efforts to build the world’s most comprehensive product knowledge base, in addition to furthering capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning. TicketBis will strengthen StubHub’s international footprint, and Ticket Utils will provide sellers with enhanced tools to better manage their inventory.

Second Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights (presented in
millions, except per share data and percentages)
Second Quarter
2016
2015
Change
eBay Inc.
Net revenues
$2,230
$2,110
$120
6%
GAAP - Continuing Operations
Income from continuing operations
$437
$430
$7
2%
Earnings per diluted share from continuing operations
$0.38
$0.35
$0.03
8%
Non-GAAP - Continuing Operations
Net income
$496
$517
$(21)
(4)%
Earnings per diluted share
$0.43
$0.42
$0.01
2%

Other Selected Financial and Operational Results

Operating margin -- GAAP operating margin increased to 23.8% for the second quarter of 2016, compared to 20.3% for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating margin decreased to 29.1% in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 32.1% for the same period last year.

Taxes -- The GAAP effective tax rate for continuing operations for the second quarter of 2016 was 16.4%, compared to 22.1% for the second quarter of 2015. The non-GAAP effective tax rate for continuing operations for the second quarter of 2016 was 18.2%, compared to 19.5% for the second quarter of 2015.

Cash flow -- The company generated $764 million of operating cash flow from continuing operations and $617 million of free cash flow from continuing operations during the second quarter of 2016.

Stock repurchase program -- The company repurchased approximately $500 million of its common stock, or 20.8 million shares, in the second quarter of 2016. The company’s total repurchase authorization remaining as of June 30, 2016 was $0.3 billion.

Cash and cash equivalents and non-equity investments -- The company’s cash and cash equivalents and non-equity investments portfolio totaled $10.4 billion as of June 30, 2016.

Business Outlook

Third quarter 2016 -- The company expects net revenue between $2.16 billion and $2.19 billion, representing FX-Neutral growth of 6% - 7%, with non-GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations in the range of $0.42 - $0.44 and GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations in the range of $0.35 - $0.37.

Full year 2016 -- The company expects net revenue between $8.85 billion and $8.95 billion, representing FX-Neutral growth of 5% - 6%, with non-GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations in the range of $1.85 - $1.90 and GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations in the range of $1.60 - $1.65.

In July 2016, eBay’s board of directors authorized an additional $2.5 billion stock repurchase program, with no expiration from the date of authorization. The stock repurchase program is intended to programmatically offset the impact of dilution from our equity compensation programs and, subject to market conditions and other factors, to make opportunistic repurchases of our common stock to reduce our outstanding share count. Any share repurchases under our stock repurchase programs may be made through open market transactions, block trades, privately negotiated transactions (including accelerated share repurchase transactions) or other means at times and in such amounts as management deems appropriate and will be funded from our working capital or other financing alternatives.

Quarterly Conference Call and Webcast

eBay Inc. will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2016 results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. A live webcast of the conference call, together with a slide presentation that includes supplemental financial information and reconciliations of certain non-GAAP measures to their nearest comparable GAAP measures, can be accessed through the company’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.ebayinc.com. In addition, an archive of the webcast will be accessible for 90 days through the same link.

eBay Inc. uses its Investor Relations website at https://investors.ebayinc.com as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor, in addition to following press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls and webcasts.

About eBay

eBay Inc. (EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2015, eBay enabled $82 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.

Presentation

All growth rates represent year over year comparisons, except as otherwise noted. All amounts in tables are presented in U.S. dollars, rounded to the nearest millions, except as otherwise noted. As a result, certain amounts may not sum or recalculate using the rounded dollar amounts provided.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes the following financial measures defined as "non-GAAP financial measures" by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP effective tax rate and free cash flow. These non-GAAP financial measures are presented on a continuing operations basis. These measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information, which is not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, is not intended to be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures, see "Business Outlook," "Non-GAAP Measures of Financial Performance," "Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Margin to Non-GAAP Operating Margin," "Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income and Reconciliation of GAAP Effective Tax Rate to Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate" and "Reconciliation of Operating Cash Flow to Free Cash Flow" included in this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, the future performance of eBay Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries that are based on the company’s current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the future performance of eBay Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, including expected financial results for the third quarter and full year 2016 and the future growth in our business. Actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Other factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: changes in political, business and economic conditions, any regional or general economic downturn or crisis and any conditions that affect ecommerce growth or cross-border trade; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the company’s need to successfully react to the increasing importance of mobile commerce and the increasing social aspect of commerce; an increasingly competitive environment for our business; changes to the company’s capital allocation or management of operating cash the company’s ability to manage its indebtedness, including managing exposure to interest rates and maintaining its credit ratings; the company’s need to manage an increasingly large enterprise with a broad range of businesses of varying degrees of maturity and in many different geographies; the company’s need and ability to manage regulatory, tax, data security and litigation risks; whether the operational, marketing and strategic benefits of the separation of the eBay and PayPal businesses can be achieved; the company’s ability to timely upgrade and develop its technology systems, infrastructure and customer service capabilities at reasonable cost while maintaining site stability and performance and adding new products and features; and the company’s ability to integrate, manage and grow businesses that have been acquired or may be acquired in the future.

The forward-looking statements in this release do not include the potential impact of any acquisitions or divestitures that may be announced and/or completed after the date hereof.

More information about factors that could affect the company’s operating results is included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in the company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the company’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.ebayinc.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. All information in this release is as of July 20, 2016. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which are based on information available to the company on the date hereof. The company assumes no obligation to update such statements.

eBay Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
June 30,
December 31,
2016
2015
(In millions, except par value amounts)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,001
$
1,832
Short-term investments
6,085
4,299
Accounts receivable, net
628
619
Other current assets
1,200
1,154
Total current assets
9,914
7,904
Long-term investments
3,541
3,391
Property and equipment, net
1,502
1,554
Goodwill
4,487
4,451
Intangible assets, net
74
90
Other assets
475
365
Total assets
$ 19,993
$
17,755
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
304
349
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
1,718
1,736
Deferred revenue
116
106
Income taxes payable
68
72
Total current liabilities
2,206
2,263
Deferred and other tax liabilities, net
2,204
2,092
Long-term debt
9,054
6,749
Other liabilities
76
75
Total liabilities
13,540
11,179
Total stockholders’ equity
6,453
6,576
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$ 19,993
$
17,755
eBay Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
(In millions, except per share amounts)
Net revenues
$
2,230
$ 2,110
$
4,367
$
4,171
Cost of net revenues (1)
493
434
970
845
Gross profit
1,737
1,676
3,397
3,326
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing (1)
622
588
1,160
1,107
Product development (1)
295
232
534
453
General and administrative (1)
218
353
427
655
Provision for transaction losses
64
65
116
134
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
7
10
15
20
Total operating expenses
1,206
1,248
2,252
2,369
Income from operations
531
428
1,145
957
Interest and other, net
(8 )
124
(31 )
134
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
523
552
1,114
1,091
Provision for income taxes
(86 )
(122 )
(195 )
(212 )
Income from continuing operations
$
437
$
430
$
919
$
879
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes (2)
(2 )
(347 )
(2 )
(170 )
Net income
$
435
$
83
$
917
$
709
Income (loss) per share - basic:
Continuing operations
$
0.38
$
0.35
$
0.80
$
0.72
Discontinued operations
--
(0.28 )
--
(0.14 )
Net income per share - basic
$
0.38
$
0.07
$
0.80
$
0.58
Income (loss) per share - diluted:
Continuing operations
$
0.38
$
0.35
$
0.79
$
0.72
Discontinued operations
--
(0.28 )
--
(0.14 )
Net income per share - diluted
$
0.38
$
0.07
$
0.79
$
0.58
Weighted average shares:
Basic
1,144
1,217
1,151
1,217
Diluted
1,149
1,225
1,159
1,227
(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:
Cost of net revenues
$
10
$
10
$
17
$
18
Sales and marketing
26
23
47
47
Product development
44
25
75
54
General and administrative
33
57
62
89
$
113
$
115
$
201
$
208
(2) Includes PayPal and eBay Enterprise financial results from
April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015 for Second Quarter. Includes PayPal
and eBay Enterprise financial results from January 1, 2015 to June
30, 2015 for the six months ended June 30, 2015.
eBay Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
(In millions)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income
$
435
$
83
$
917
$
709
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
2
347
2
170
Adjustments:
Provision for transaction losses
64
65
116
134
Depreciation and amortization
167
174
334
334
Stock-based compensation
113
115
201
208
Gain on sale of investments
(6 )
(102 )
(6 )
(102 )
Changes in assets and liabilities, and other, net of acquisition
(11 )
(136 )
(159 )
(406 )
effects
Net cash provided by continuing operating activities
764
546
1,405
1,047
Net cash provided by (used in) discontinued operating activities (1)
(1 )
610
(1 )
1,260
Net cash provided by operating activities
763
1,156
1,404
2,307
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment
(147 )
(201 )
(305 )
(297 )
Purchases of investments
(2,193 )
(930 )
(5,128 )
(3,350 )
Maturities and sales of investments
1,489
1,933
3,519
3,952
Other
(47 )
(2 )
(59 )
(3 )
Net cash provided by (used in) continuing investing activities
(898 )
800
(1,973 )
302
Net cash used in discontinued investing activities (1)
--
(2,497 )
--
(2,723 )
Net cash used in investing activities
(898 )
(1,697 )
(1,973 )
(2,421 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
45
108
52
146
Repurchases of common stock
(500 )
--
(1,501 )
(1,000 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
3
20
4
40
Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of restricted
(69 )
(129 )
(77 )
(180 )
stock units and awards
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net
--
--
2,216
--
Repayment of debt
(6 )
--
(6 )
--
Other
(10 )
--
(3 )
--
Net cash provided by (used in) continuing financing activities
(537 )
(1 )
685
(994 )
Net cash provided by discontinued financing activities (1)
--
8
--
16
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
(537 )
7
685
(978 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(13 )
48
53
(249 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(685 )
(486 )
169
(1,341 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
2,686
5,473
1,832
6,328
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
2,001
4,987
2,001
4,987
Less: Cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations
--
2,578
--
2,578
Cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations at end of period
$
2,001
$
2,409
$
2,001
$
2,409
(1) Includes PayPal and eBay Enterprise financial results from
April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015 for Second Quarter. Includes PayPal
and eBay Enterprise financial results from January 1, 2015 to June
30, 2015 for the six months ended June 30, 2015.
eBay Inc.
Unaudited Summary of Consolidated Net Revenues
Net Revenues by Type
Three Months Ended
June 30,
March 31,
December 31,
September 30,
June 30,
2016
2016
2015
2015
2015
(In millions, except percentages)
Net Revenues by Type:
Net transaction revenues:
Marketplace
$
1,521
$
1,500
$
1,584
$
1,459
$
1,524
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
--
%
(2
)%
(5
)%
(5
)%
(3
)%
Percent from international
62
%
61
%
63
%
62
%
62
%
StubHub
225
177
232
200
161
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
40
%
34
%
34
%
17
%
8
%
Percent from international
1
%
2
%
1
%
2
%
2
%
Total net transaction revenues
1,746
1,677
1,816
1,659
1,685
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
4
%
1
%
(1
)%
(3
)%
(2
)%
Percent from international
54
%
55
%
55
%
54
%
56
%
Marketing services and other revenues:
Marketplace
277
274
326
266
251
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
10
%
17
%
4
%
--
%
(5
)%
Percent from international
46
%
44
%
47
%
44
%
47
%
Classifieds
207
186
183
178
180
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
15
%
15
%
2
%
(3
)%
(4
)%
Percent from international
100
%
100
%
100
%
100
%
100
%
Corporate and other
--
--
(3 )
(4 )
(6 )
Total marketing services and other revenues
484
460
506
440
425
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
14
%
17
%
4
%
(2
)%
(6
)%
Percent from international
69
%
67
%
66
%
67
%
70
%
Total net revenues
$
2,230
$
2,137
$
2,322
$
2,099
$
2,110
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
6
%
4
%
--
%
(2
)%
(3
)%
eBay Inc.
Unaudited Supplemental Operating Data
Three Months Ended
June 30,
March 31,
December 31,
September 30,
June 30,
2016
2016
2015
2015
2015
(In millions, except percentages)
Active Buyers (1)
164
162
162
159
157
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
4
%
4
%
5
%
5
%
6
%
Gross Merchandise Volume (2)
Marketplace
$ 19,790
$ 19,581
$
20,676
$ 18,674
$ 19,273
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
3
%
1
%
(1
)%
(3
)%
(2
)%
StubHub
$
1,060
$
869
$
1,184
$
927
$
788
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
35
%
29
%
30
%
10
%
1
%
Total GMV
$ 20,850
$ 20,450
$
21,860
$ 19,601
$ 20,061
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
4
%
1
%
--
%
(2
)%
(2
)%
(1)
All buyers who successfully closed a transaction on our Marketplace
and StubHub platforms within the previous 12-month period. Buyers
may register more than once, and as a result, may have more than one
account.
(2)
Total value of all successfully closed transactions between users on
our Marketplace and StubHub platforms during the period regardless
of whether the buyer and seller actually consummated the
transaction. We believe that GMV provides a useful measure of the
overall volume of closed transactions that flow through our
platforms in a given period, notwithstanding the inclusion in GMV of
closed transactions that are not ultimately consummated.

eBay Inc. Business Outlook (In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)

The guidance figures provided below and elsewhere in this press release are forward-looking statements, reflect a number of estimates, assumptions and other uncertainties, and are approximate in nature because the company’s future performance is difficult to predict. Such guidance is based on information available on the date of this press release, and the company assumes no obligation to update it.

The company’s future performance involves risks and uncertainties, and the company’s actual results could differ materially from the information below and elsewhere in this press release. Some of the factors that could affect the company’s operating results are set forth under the caption "Forward-Looking Statements" above in this press release. More information about factors that could affect the company’s operating results is included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting eBay’s investor relations website at https://investors.ebayinc.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

eBay Inc.
Three Months Ending
September 30, 2016
(In millions, except per share amounts)
GAAP
Non-GAAP (a)
Diluted EPS from continuing operations
$0.35 - $0.37
$0.42 - $0.44
Twelve Months Ending
December 31, 2016
GAAP
Non-GAAP (b)
(In millions, except per share amounts)
Diluted EPS from continuing operations
$1.60 - $1.65
$1.85 - $1.90
(a) Estimated non-GAAP amounts above for the three months ending
September 30, 2016, reflect adjustments that exclude the estimated
amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $10 -
$15 million and estimated stock-based compensation expense and
employer payroll taxes on stock-based compensation expense of
approximately $105 - $115 million as well as the related tax impact.
(b) Estimated non-GAAP amounts above for the twelve months ending
December 31, 2016, reflect adjustments that exclude the estimated
amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $35 -
$45 million and estimated stock-based compensation expense and
employer payroll taxes on stock-based compensation expense of
approximately $420 - $440 million as well as the related tax impact.

eBay Inc. Non-GAAP Measures of Financial Performance

To supplement the company’s condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the company uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP effective tax rate, and free cash flow. These non-GAAP financial measures are presented on a continuing operations basis.

These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. These measures should only be used to evaluate the company’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

Reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measure of all non-GAAP measures included in this press release can be found in the tables included in this press release.

These non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance investors’ overall understanding of the company’s current financial performance and its prospects for the future. Specifically, the company believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain expenses, gains and losses, or net purchases of property and equipment, as the case may be, that may not be indicative of its core operating results and business outlook. In addition, because the company has historically reported certain non-GAAP results to investors, the company believes that the inclusion of non-GAAP measures provides consistency in the company’s financial reporting.

For its internal budgeting process, and as discussed further below, the company’s management uses financial measures that do not include stock-based compensation expense, employer payroll taxes on stock-based compensation, amortization or impairment of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill, significant gains or losses from the disposal/acquisition of a business, certain effects of the planned separation of our eBay and PayPal business, certain gains and losses on investments, restructuring-related charges and the income taxes associated with the foregoing. In addition to the corresponding GAAP measures, the company’s management also uses the foregoing non-GAAP measures in reviewing the financial results of the company.

The company excludes the following items from non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP effective tax rate:

Stock-based compensation expense and related employer payroll taxes. This expense consists of expenses for stock options, restricted stock and employee stock purchases. The company excludes stock-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP measures primarily because they are non-cash expenses that management does not believe are reflective of ongoing operating results. The related employer payroll taxes are dependent on the company’s stock price and the timing and size of exercises by employees of their stock options and the vesting of their restricted stock, over which management has limited to no control, and as such management does not believe it correlates to the company’s operation of the business.

Amortization or impairment of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill, significant gains or losses and transaction expenses from the acquisition or disposal of a business and certain gains or losses on investments. The company incurs amortization or impairment of acquired intangible assets and goodwill in connection with acquisitions and may incur significant gains or losses from the acquisition or disposal of a business and therefore excludes these amounts from its non-GAAP measures. The company also excludes certain gains and losses on investments. The company excludes the impact of the accretion of a note receivable associated with the disposal of certain businesses. The company excludes these items because management does not believe they correlate to the ongoing operating results of the company’s business.

Restructuring. These charges consist of expenses for employee severance and other exit and disposal costs. The company excludes significant restructuring charges primarily because management does not believe they are reflective of ongoing operating results.

Other certain significant gains, losses, or charges that are not indicative of the Company’s core operating results. These are significant gains, losses, or charges during a period that are the result of isolated events or transactions which have not occurred frequently in the past and are not expected to occur regularly or be repeated in the future. The company excludes these amounts from its results primarily because management does not believe they are indicative of its current or ongoing operating results.

Separation. These are significant expenses that are related to the separation of our eBay and PayPal businesses into separate publicly traded companies. These consist primarily of third-party consulting fees, legal fees, employee retention payments, tax indemnifications and other expenses related to the separation.

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments. This amount is used to present stock-based compensation and the other amounts described above on an after-tax basis consistent with the presentation of non-GAAP net income.

In addition to the non-GAAP measures discussed above, the company also uses free cash flow. Free cash flow represents operating cash flows less purchases of property and equipment. The company considers free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business after the purchases of property, buildings, and equipment, which can then be used to, among other things, invest in the company’s business, make strategic acquisitions, and repurchase stock. A limitation of the utility of free cash flow as a measure of financial performance is that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the company’s cash balance for the period.

eBay Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Margin to Non-GAAP Operating
Margin
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
(In millions, except percentages)
GAAP operating income
$
531
$ 428
$
1,145
$
957
Stock-based compensation expense and related employer payroll taxes
120
125
209
225
Amortization of acquired intangible assets within cost of net
4
6
8
12
revenues
Amortization of acquired intangible assets within operating expenses
7
10
15
20
Separation
--
89
(1 )
119
Restructuring and acquisition related
--
3
--
62
Other significant gains, losses or charges
(13 )
17
(13 )
17
Total non-GAAP operating income adjustments
118
250
218
455
Non-GAAP operating income
$
649
$ 678
$
1,363
$ 1,412
Non-GAAP operating margin
29.1
%
32.1
%
31.2
%
33.9
%
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income and
GAAP Effective Tax Rate to Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate*
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
(In millions, except percentages)
GAAP income from continuing operations before income taxes
$
523
$
552
$ 1,114
$
1,091
GAAP provision for income taxes
(86 )
(122 )
(195 )
(212 )
GAAP net income from continuing operations
$
437
$
430
$
919
$
879
Non-GAAP adjustments to net income from continuing operations:
Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations adjustments
118
250
218
455
(see table above)
Gains or losses on investments
(35 )
(160 )
(35 )
(170 )
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments
(24 )
(3 )
(56 )
(61 )
Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations
$
496
$
517
$ 1,046
$
1,103
Diluted net income from continuing operations per share:
GAAP
$ 0.38
$ 0.35
$
0.79
$
0.72
Non-GAAP
$ 0.43
$ 0.42
$
0.90
$
0.90
Shares used in GAAP and non-GAAP diluted net income per-share
1,149
1,225
1,159
1,227
calculation
GAAP effective tax rate - Continuing operations
16
%
22
%
18
%
19
%
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments to net income from continuing
2
%
(3
)%
1
%
1
%
operations
Non-GAAP effective tax rate - Continuing Operations
18
%
19
%
19
%
20
%
*Presented on a continuing operations basis
Reconciliation of Operating Cash Flow to Free Cash Flow*
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
(In millions)
(In millions)
Net cash provided by continuing operating activities
$ 764
$ 546
$ 1,405
$ 1,047
Less: Purchases of property and equipment
(147 )
(201 )
(305 )
(297 )
Free cash flow from continuing operations
$ 617
$ 345
$ 1,100
$
750
*Presented on a continuing operations basis

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