On Thursday, March 28, eBay Inc. held its 2013 Analyst Day event in San Jose, Calif. At the event, which was also available as a live webcast, eBay Inc.’s executive management team and leaders provided an overview of the company’s financial objectives and vision for the future of commerce.
Journalists and analysts gathered many significant takeaways from Analyst Day, and the event was widely covered in the media. As Reuters reported, eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe said that the company expects to enable $300 billion of commerce in 2015, up from $175 million in 2012. "That's one of the ways we will measure our success," he said.
Here are some of the notable quotes from journalists:
“Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe is adding features to bolster his turnaround effort, which has helped boost shares 75 percent since he took the helm from Meg Whitman in 2008. Under Donahoe, eBay has pushed beyond its auction roots to expand with instant sales and mobile payments.” – BusinessWeek
“eBay Marketplaces president Devin Wenig said the company could end 2015 with 200 million active users, which would be nearly double the 112 million it had at the end of last year… The company also announced new plans to roll out its same-day delivery service in two new cities — Dallas and Chicago — adding to New York, San Francisco and San Jose.” – MarketWatch
“Chief Executive John Donahoe began a turnaround effort in 2009 that set the Internet commerce company back on track … eBay Inc. aims to handle $110 billion of sales volume on its marketplace in 2015 by expanding globally, getting more local inventory online and using mobile technology to engage more with shoppers. – Reuters
“eBay Inc. said Thursday that it expects revenue to reach $21.5 billion to $23.5 billion in 2015, up from $14.1 billion in 2012.” – ABC News
“eBay is aiming to nearly double its active user base over the next three years. – The Wall Street Journal
“Including a rise in the number of transactions managed by its PayPal online payments subsidiary, the company has forecast it will enable $300 billon of commerce in 2015, up 71 percent from $175 billion last year. – The Guardian