- ever wondered how much Ebay makes with skype?
- wondered what stays for Ebays shareholders at the end of each financial year?
- Will the purchase of Skype by eBay for 2.6 Billion USD pay off?
article updated on 23rd of March regarding Skype – the number of users previously published was to low.
Well lets lift some of the secrets:
Skype has already attracted 170 million users worldwide!
They made 193 million USD of revenue last year but are growing at a fantastic speed. With new services such as Skype Prime and more and more people trying the skype out, skype in and skype voicemail functions the significant growth should continue. If you also see the number of 170 million users to 193 million USD you see that there is a lot of potential here.
Over the four years ending in 2005, revenue from eBay’s U.S. marketplace nearly tripled to $1.8 billion, while international sales increased from $114 million to $1.7 billion. The PayPal acquisition has paid off handsomely, with sales exceeding $1.0 billion in 2005 says John Owens, CFA, CPA from Morningstar
The business generated a cash flow of 1.7 billion in 2005. They have no debt and hold 3.2 billion in short term investment or cash.
The reason I will buy the stock is a different one 🙂 A good friend of mine (ex coworker) is selling goods on Ebay obviously complaining about the high charges. I want to be able to tell him: “Thank you… because of all your trades I make some money..” “.. You are defacto working for me..” 🙂