This excerpt taken from the EBAY 10-Q filed Oct 23, 2008.
For the remainder of 2008, compared to the same period in 2007, we expect that our net revenues and earnings per diluted share will decrease primarily as a result of the slowing growth in our core Marketplace business, uncertain global consumer spending environment, the strengthening of the U.S. dollar, the impact of our previously announced acquisitions of Den Blå Avis and Bilbasen, and agreement to acquire Bill Me Later, and a charge associated with our global reduction in workforce. Our global reduction in workforce is intended to simplify and streamline our organization, improve our cost structure and strengthen the overall competitiveness of our existing businesses. The reduction is expected to result in pretax restructuring charges of approximately $70 to $80 million, with charges predominantly recorded in the fourth quarter of 2008. Additionally, we expect to continue to make significant investments in all three of our business segments that are designed to enhance our business fundamentals and enable us to provide a better overall experience for our customers, and we expect to benefit from these investments over time.
This excerpt taken from the EBAY 10-Q filed Jul 24, 2008.
We expect that our net revenues and earnings per diluted share will continue to increase in 2008, compared to 2007, driven primarily by strong growth rates in our PayPal, Skype, advertising and classifieds businesses. We continue to face growth challenges in our largest segment, Marketplaces, primarily in our three largest markets, the U.S., the U.K. and Germany. We expect to continue to make significant investments in our Marketplaces segment through initiatives designed to enhance our business fundamentals and enable us to provide the best value, selection and overall experience for our customers.