eBay was launched in September 1995. The first auction was conducted on Labor Day, and within a few weeks, buyers and sellers began flocking to the site.
How does eBay make money?
eBay's generates revenue from a variety of sources such as advertising, listing and value fees, merchant fees, revenue sharing agreements, contractual service fees and classified and lead referral fees. See our latest quarterly earnings for more information.
What is eBay's fiscal year-end?
eBay's year-end is December 31st. Reporting quarters correspond with calendar quarters.
How many employees does eBay have?
As of December 31, 2012 eBay employed approximately 31,500 people (including temporary employees).
When did eBay go public and at what price?
eBay went public on September 24, 1998 at an IPO split adjusted price of $0.75
Where is eBay traded?
Shares of eBay common stock are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "EBAY."
How can I invest in eBay?
You can purchase shares of eBay stock through a brokerage or a stock purchase service of your choice. Click here for more information about using a stock purchase service.
Where are my stock certificates?
Most eBay stockholders own the stock in Street name (i.e. their broker) and do not receive stock certificates. If you would like to request a stock certificate to be mailed to you, please contact Computershare.
Who is eBay's transfer agent and how do I contact them?
Stockholder correspondence should be mailed to:
P.O. Box 43006
Providence, RI 02940-3006
Overnight correspondence should be mailed to:
250 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021
No, eBay has never declared a cash dividend and presently intends to continue this policy.
Does eBay have a direct purchase plan?
No, eBay does not have a direct purchase plan. Shares of eBay can be purchased through a broker or stock purchase service of your choice. Click here for more information about using a stock purchase service.
Has eBay had any stock splits?
eBay has had four stock splits since going public. The first split was a 3 for 1 on March 2, 1999. The remaining three splits were all 2 for 1 and occurred on May 25, 2000, August 29, 2003 and February 17, 2005.