PayPal posted better-than-expected earnings

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

09:45, 14 September 2020

PayPal exceeded every expectation

PayPal amazed the markets with its Q2 earnings report. The company exceeded analysts’ expectations, as the pandemic made online transactions boom. 

The company posted a net income of $1.53 billion, or an EPS of $1.29. It exceeded last year's figures of $823 million, or 69 cents EPS. At the same time, the adjusted EPS came in at $1.07 from 71 cents the same quarter last year.

Revenue increased to $5.26 billion from a previous of $4.31 billion. It exceeded the $4.99 billion consensus. 

The value of transactions made through the PayPal platform reached $222 billion from $172 billion, beating the $210 billion expected. 

Users wise, it added 21.3 million net active accounts in the past quarter. 

After the report, PayPal stock rose more than 5%. In the past quarter, the stock price gained 49%, while USA500 rose 11%. Overall, it increased by 71%, while USA500 added 17%. 

Sources: marketwatch.com, bloomberg.com


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