Credit Card and Paypal

Topics: Credit card, Payment gateway, PayPal Pages: 39 (9353 words) Published: December 9, 2010
North America Equity Research
26 June 2009

eBay, Inc
An in-depth look at PayPal's Business
With eBay focusing on PayPal as the primary engine of its growth, we take a deeper look at the value of the Payments unit, and its growth opportunities over the coming years. We continue to believe the upper range of the company’s outlook for $4B-$5B in F’11 revenues could be difficult to reach, but think $4B could be achievable. At a 20x multiple to our F’11E segment Net Income, the PayPal business would be worth $9B. • Off-eBay growth will be key. We estimate that, by 2011, eCommerce and online travel will combine to be over $1 trillion worldwide, up from $770B in 2008. By our estimates, PayPal accounted for ~4.2% of the off-eBay volume of combined eCommerce and travel last year. We believe the number would need to rise to more than 6.0% in F’11 in order for the company to meet the low end of its F’11 revenue target. • Increasing on-eBay penetration remains a driver. The maturation of PayPal in international markets can be a key catalyst for increasing penetration, as the low-hanging fruit on the domestic site has largely been picked. Further, expanding credit offerings to make PayPal a viable option for higher-ticket items can help offset sluggish GMV growth. • BillMeLater should improve longer-term funding mix. Segment margins in the two quarters since the BML acquisition have been down 500 bps Y/Y. However, because BML is funded through ACH, we think it can improve PayPal’s funding mix, and eventually drive better margins. • Brand is a valuable asset. Alone among online-only players, PayPal has established a payment brand to compete with incumbent players such as Visa and MasterCard. We believe PayPal can continue to push penetration as an alternative payment platform; alternatively, PayPal could try to expand its footprint in the payments ecosystem and become a merchant acquirer, focusing especially on smaller and mid-size merchants. eBay, Inc. (EBAY;EBAY US) 2008A EPS Reported ($) Q1 (Mar) Q2 (Jun) Q3 (Sep) Q4 (Dec) FY 0.34 0.35 0.38 0.29 1.36 2009E 0.28A 0.27A 0.27A 0.32A 1.13A 2010E (Old)

EBAY, EBAY US Price: $17.14 Price Target: $15.00

Internet Imran Khan

(1-212) 622-6693

Lev Polinsky, CFA
(1-212) 622-8343

Bridget Weishaar
(1-212) 622-5032

Vasily Karasyov
(1-212) 622-5401

Computer Services and IT Consulting Tien-tsin Huang, CFA

(1-212) 622-6632

Reginald L. Smith, CFA
(1-212) 622-6743 J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Price Performance
30 25 $ 20 15 10
Jun-08 Sep-08 Dec-08 Mar-09 Jun-09

YTD Abs 20.1%

1m -3.5%

3m 32.8%

12m -40.1%


0.28 0.28 0.29 0.31 1.17

0.29 0.29 0.30 0.32 1.20

Source: Company data, Reuters, J.P. Morgan estimates. Note: F'08, F'09 and F'10 estimates include adjustments for FAS123R. Excluding FAS123R, our F'08, F'09 and F'10 EPS estimates are $1.71 $1.53 and $1.63.

Company Data Price ($) Date Of Price 52-week Range ($) Mkt Cap ($ mn) Fiscal Year End Shares O/S (mn) Price Target ($) Price Target End Date

17.14 25 Jun 09 29.13 - 9.91 22,004.50 Dec 1,284 15.00 31 Dec 09

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