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PayPal, eBay Q4 earnings validate pressure to split the companies

PayPal's revenue beats analysts' forecasts; eBay's sales stall as shoppers go elsewhere during holiday season

Mr Schulman (left) says the growing number of e-payment options is creating confusion, which benefits PayPal. Mr Wenig is struggling to entice shoppers and merchants back to eBay at a time when they have increasing alternatives and when consumers expect fast, free delivery offered by Amazon.


PAYPAL Holdings Inc wooed investors by increasing its customer base and transaction volume, while former parent company eBay Inc disappointed with declining sales on its core online marketplace.

The divergent earnings results reported on Wednesday validated activist...