EBay recently announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014. The American giant has reported sales up 9% to $ 4.9 billion and a profit up 10% to 936 million.
Over the year, however, there is talk of a loss of $ 41 million, against a profit of 2.9 million in 2013. This is explained by a tax burden several billion dollars following the repatriation of cash to the USA.
The publication is accompanied by the announcement of a social plan which will concern 2,400 employees, or 7% of the payroll. Positions will be removed from here end of March and will concern the sales platform eBay, the secure payment service PayPal and the branch Enterprise which provides services to distribution professionals.
eBay also said it was exploring "strategic options" such as sale or a IPO for his branch Enterprise because of " limited synergies "When the separation between eBay and PayPal takes place in the second half. As a reminder, PayPal must move from the stage of subsidiary to the stage of independent entity.