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Bear Stearns eBay Analyst report

by trevor. Average Reading Time: about 2 minutes.

I have managed to get my hands on the Investment bank Bear Stearns report on eBay.  I makes pretty interesting reading and I will try and summarise the most interesting parts

The report shows the despite the negative publicity which eBay received last year, the platform is going from strength to strength

  • Global Quarter to date listing up 10% year on year
  • 1% of seller account for 40% of negative buyer
  • eBay hosted 43.4 million listing in the third week of 1Q07
  • eBay Total Store + Core listing 64.5million.  Of these 15.6million are listed on eBay express,  a penetration of 24%

eBay UK Statistics

For week ending 19/1/07

Total listings:  6.8 million (Core only)
Year on Year growth: 10%

Category breakdown

  • Antiques, YoY -27%, 1% of listings
  • Art, YoY NA, >1% of listings
  • Automotive, YoY 42%, 8% of listings
  • Baby, YoY 12%, 2% of listings
  • Book, comics and magazines, YoY 1%, 7% of listings
  • Business, office and industrial, YoY 40%, 2% of listings
  • Clothes, shoes and accessories, YoY 23%, 15% of listings
  • Coins, YoY% 12%, 1% of listings
  • Collectables, YoY -9%, 7% of listings
  • Computing, YoY 15%, 4% of listings
  • Consumer electronics, YoY 32%, 2% of listings
  • Crafts, YoY -3%, 2% of listings
  • Dolls and Bears, YoY -4%, 1% of listings
  • DVD, Film, TV, YoY -15%, 5% of listings
  • Health and Beauty, YoY 26%, 3% of listings
  • Home and Garden, YoY 47%, 5% of listings
  • Jewellery & Watches, YoY 28%, 4% of listings
  • Mobile & Home Phones, YoY 7%, 3% of listings
  • Music, YoY -26%, 8% of listings
  • Musical Instruments, YoY 21%, 1% of listings
  • PC and Video Gaming, YoY 21%, 2% of listings
  • Photography, YoY 8%, 2% of listings
  • Pottery, Porcelain & Glass, YoY 120%, 4% of listings
  • Sporting Goods, YoY -36%, 2% of listings
  • Sports Memorabilia, YoY -34%, 1% of listings
  • Stamps, YoY -74%, >1% of listings
  • Tickets & Travel, YoY 1328%, 5% of listings
  • Toys & Games, YoY -42%, 3% of listings
  • Wholesale & Job Lots, YoY 10%, 1% of listings
  • Everything Else, YoY -39%, >1% of listings

Judging by these figures, Ticket and travels is a huge growth area with several other categories performing extremely strongly.

eBay.com Statistics

For week ending 19/1/07

Total Number of listings:  18.4 Million
YoY growth 8%

  • Antiques, YoY 0%, 1% of listings
  • Art, YoY 7%, 1% of listings
  • eBay Motors, YoY 12%, 7% of listings
  • Baby, YoY 9%, >1% of listings
  • Books, YoY 2%, 4% of listings
  • Businessand industrial, YoY 14%, 2% of listings
  • Camera and photo, YoY 33%, 2% of listings
  • Cell phones, YoY 46%, 3% of listings
  • Clothes, shoes and accessories, YoY 13%, 14% of listings
  • Coins, YoY% 8%, 2% of listings
  • Collectables, YoY -2%, 12% of listings
  • Computers and networking, YoY 13%, 3% of listings
  • Consumer electronics, YoY 11%, 3% of listings
  • Crafts, YoY 3%, 2% of listings
  • Dolls and Bears, YoY -1%, 1% of listings
  • DVD and movies, YoY 1%, 3% of listings
  • Entertainment memorabilia, YoY -14%, 1% of listings
  • Gift Certificates, YoY 24%, >1% of listings
  • Health and Beauty, YoY 18%, 3% of listings
  • Home and Garden, YoY 14%, 5% of listings
  • Jewellery & Watches, YoY 10%, 7% of listings
  • Music, YoY -3%, 3% of listings
  • Musical Instruments, YoY 10%, 1% of listings
  • Pottery & Glass, YoY -6%, 2% of listings
  • Real Estate, YoY -1%, >1% of listings
  • Speciality Services, YoY -3%, >1% of listings
  • Sporting Goods, YoY 6%, 4% of listings
  • Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop, YoY 9%, 5% of listings
  • Stamps, YoY 8%, 1% of listings
  • Tickets , YoY 9%, >1% of listings
  • Toys & Hobbies, YoY 4%, 5% of listings
  • Travel, YoY -14%, >1% of listings
  • Video Games, YoY 19%, 2% of listings
  • Everything Else, YoY -39%, >1% of listings

3 comments on ‘Bear Stearns eBay Analyst report’

  1. There number in favor of eBay are really unbealivable. Dispite their negative publicity about fees hikes, obviously people like this auction giant very much. Nothing can reverse this progress right now.

  2. Sharel says:

    Where can I get more updated numbers?
    Offical information by E-Bay?

    Thanks,
    Sharel

  3. Like Sharel, I’ve been watching eBay and Amazon stocks. Now that things have really heated up around eBay (fee hikes, no negative feedback policy, neturals count like negative, etc.), I’d be very interested in your updated blog. Please update the information about eBay!

    Kind regards,
    M.C. Nygard
    http://www.cashbackatebay.com

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