eBay earnings fall


Although revenue increased by 35 percent compared to the same quarter last year, net income for eBay moved down by three percent as stock-based compensation expenses impacted the bottom line.

EBay has not accounted for stock options before in its financial numbers. By treating the $58.3 million of stock-based compensation as an expense, net income for the first quarter dropped to $248.3 million or 17 cents per share.

The company’s revenue boomed during the period. EBay disclosed $1.39 billion for the quarter. That and the earnings per share both exceeded eBay’s own high-end of guidance they had provided to investors and analysts.

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