PayPal (PYPL) To Post Q1 Earnings: What's In The Offing?

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PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL - Free Report) is scheduled to report first-quarter 2021 results on May 5.

The company expects first-quarter revenues to reflect a year-over-year improvement of 28% at the current spot rate and 26% on an FX-neutral basis. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues is pegged at $5.9billion, indicating an improvement of 27.7% from the prior-year quarter’s reported figure.

The company anticipates non-GAAP earnings growth of 50% year over year for the quarter under review. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings stands at $1.01 per share, suggesting growth of 53% from the year-ago reported figure.

Notably, the company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the trailing four quarters and missed the same once. It has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 9.3%, on average.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

PayPal Holdings, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

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Factors to Note

PayPal’s robust product portfolio, including One Touch, Xoom and Venmo, is anticipated to get reflected in first-quarter results.

Further, strong merchant services are expected to have sustained momentum in the to-be-reported quarter.

Additionally, the company is expected to have gained from the growing proliferation of online payment transactions in the first quarter amid the pandemic.

Moreover, strengthening user engagements on PayPal’s platform, owing to shifting customer preference toward contactless payments amid the coronavirus pandemic, are expected tohave accelerated the company’s payment volume in the to-be-reported quarter.

Moreover, it is likely to have accelerated growth of the company’s net new active accounts in the quarter under review.

Additionally, solid momentum in P2P, courtesy of its innovative and advanced products and services, is expected to have driven the above-mentioned metrics. Also, rising in-store digital payments are expected to have benefited the company’s P2P payment volume in the quarter to be reported.

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