Ebay Inc. Reports Better Than Expected First Quarter 2022 Results

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.
Revenue of $2.5 billion
down 6% o
n an as-reported basis and
down 5% on a
n FX-Neutral basis
Gross Merchandise Volume of
$19.4 billion
, down
on an as-reported basis and down
on an FX-Neutral basis
GAAP and Non-GAAP EPS per diluted share of
$(2.28)
, respectively, on a continuing operations basis
GAAP and Non-GAAP operating margin of
Returned
$1.4 billion
to shareholders in Q1, including
$1.25 billion
of share repurchases and
$129 million
paid in cash dividends
San Jose, California, May 4, 2022
eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
“Our team has delivered another strong quarter, at the high end of our expectations,” said Jamie Iannone, Chief Executive Officer of eBay. “Despite the current macro headwinds, we remain confident in the long-term strategy we laid out during our Investor Day in March. We are building an eBay for the future with an eye toward delivering long-term, sustainable growth. Our enthusiast buyers continue to shop and engage on eBay regularly, and our results to date demonstrate our focus category playbook is working."
First Quarter Financial Highlights
Revenue was $2.5 billion, down 6% on an as-reported basis and down 5% on a foreign exchange (FX) neutral basis.
Gross merchandise volume (GMV) was $19.4 billion, down 20% on an as-reported basis and down 17% on an FX-Neutral basis.
GAAP net loss from continuing operations was $1.3 billion, or $(2.28) per diluted share primarily driven by the change in fair value of our equity investments.
Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations was $625 million, or $1.05 per diluted share.
GAAP and Non-GAAP operating margin of 27.9% and 32.4%, respectively.
Generated $629 million of operating cash flow and $546 million of free cash flow from continuing operations.
Sold a portion of our shares in Adyen for $551 million.
Returned $1.4 billion to shareholders, including $1.3 billion of share repurchases and $129 million paid in cash dividends.
Business Highlights
Revenue Initiatives
eBay announced an agreement with Klarna to enable invoice and installment payment methods to buyers in Germany. The company began testing the new features with customers during the first quarter and expects to make it available to all German buyers in the second quarter.
eBay launched its new digital wallet where customers can use proceeds from their sales to conveniently purchase their next item or pay their selling expenses.
Promoted Listings delivered $222 million of revenue in the first quarter, down 1% on an as-reported basis and up 2% on an FX-Neutral basis.
The company's total advertising offerings generated approximately $267 million in revenue in the first quarter, representing roughly 1.4% of GMV.
Tech-Led Reimagination of the Platform
In April, eBay announced the appointment of Eddie Garcia as Chief Product Officer.
During the quarter, eBay launched its Authenticity Guarantee service for trading cards sold for $750+ in the U.S. With this addition, the company now offers authentication in four key enthusiast collector categories, including sneakers, watches, handbags and trading cards.
eBay expanded its authentication of luxury handbags to the U.K. and Australia. The company also expanded the number of brands covered by Authenticity Guarantee and began authenticating men’s bags in the U.S.
eBay continued to see great traction in its luxury watch category, with high customer satisfaction leading to positive double-digit growth. Building on its current authentication service for watches over $2,000, eBay added the ability for
buyers to request, for a fee, expert verification for watches valued between $1,000 and $2,000.
In January, eBay reintroduced final value fees for sneakers over $100 in the U.S. and growth momentum and high customer satisfaction continued. In eBay’s international markets, sneaker GMV also grew significantly faster than the rest of the business.
The company continued to invest in full-funnel marketing for Parts & Accessories, including partnerships with leading influe
ncers and enthusiasts to showcase eBay’s vast inventory selection, and has started to see modest gains in initial consideration.
The company expanded its eBay Refurbished program to smartwatches, tablets, laptops and desktops from vetted sellers across major markets. eBay also launched the program in France and Italy.
The company announced the eBay Vault, a 31-thousand square foot, secure storage facility and digital marketplace for trading cards and collectibles, with plans to expand into luxury goods. The eBay Vault will provide peace of mind and convenience for the company’s millions of buyers and sellers, and within a few years, eBay expects the Vault will hold up to $3 billion in assets, making it one of the largest stores of non-governmental assets in the world.
eBay made significant changes towards modernizing its Stores experience, including a
new storefront tha
t provides sellers the ability to tell their story, showcase their brand and increase trust in their business. The company also optimized SEO for Stores to drive more free traffic, increased the prominence of Store inventory and made it easier for
enthusiasts to find Stores throughout the buyer journey.
To further support sellers
and help them grow their buyer base, eBay more frequently encourages buyers to save sellers for future purchases. To date, this has driven an increase in the number of saved sellers by four times.
The company launched a new eBay app messaging experience to better connect sellers to their buyers, improve the way sellers communicate and make it easier to manage messages.
To reduce friction on cross-border transactions, in Q1 eBay enabled a new feature to give buyers the option to pay in their local currency in addition to the currency of the listing.
Impact
In support of Ukraine, eBay is waiving Ukrainian seller fees, protecting sellers from late shipment penalties and negative feedback, and matching employee donations to organizations supporting Ukraine. In the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, the company also launched a "Give at Checkout" campaign where customers can support Ukraine relief organizations.
The eBay Foundation committed $11 million in grants to nonprofit organizations during the first quarter, furthering its mission to remove systemic barriers to entrepreneurship. In addition, over $2.4 million was raised in March from employee contributions and eBay Foundation matching gifts, many of which went to support Ukrainian relief efforts.
eBay for Charity contributed over $36 million globally during the quarter, up 2% year-over-year.
In recognition of the company’s ESG efforts, eBay was named to JUST Capital’s “The Just 100 List” in January, which evaluates companies for its efforts to combat climate change, diversity, equity and inclusion, employee wellness, local job creation and customer privacy.
In January, eBay was also honored with a 2022 Employees’ Choice Award by Glassdoor, recogniz
ing it as a best place to work among U.S. companies with more than 1,000 employees.
First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights (presented in millions, except per share data and percentages)
Change
Net revenues
2,483 
2,638 
GAAP – Continuing Operations
Income (loss) from continuing operations
(1,339)
(1,907)
Earnings (loss) per diluted share from continuing operations
(3.10)
Non-GAAP – Continuing Operations
Net income
Earnings per diluted share
(0.03)
** Not meaningful
Other Selected Financial and Operational Results
Operating margin – GAAP operating margin decreased to 27.9% for the first quarter of 2022, compared to 31.9% for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating margin decreased to 32.4% in the first quarter of 2022, compared to 37.3% for the same period last year.
Taxes – The GAAP effective tax rate for continuing operations for the first quarter of 2022 was 18.8%, compared to 21.6% for the first quarter of 2021. The non-GAAP effective tax rate for continuing operations for the first quarter of 2022 was 16.5%
Cash flow – The company generated $629 million of operating cash flow and $546 million of free cash flow from continuing operations during the first quarter of 2022.
Capital returns – The company repurchased approximately $1.25 billion of its common stock, or approximately 22 million shares, in the first quarter of 2022. The company's total repurchase authorization remaining as of March 31, 2022 was $4.7 billion. The company also paid cash dividends of $129 million during the first quarter of 2022.
Cash and cash equivalents and non-equity investments – The company's cash and cash equivalents and non-equity investments portfolio totaled $6.3 billion as of March 31, 2022.
Business Outlook
eBay is providing the following guidance for continuing operations for the second quarter and full year 2022.
In billions, except per share data and percentages
Q2 2022 Guidance
Full Year 2022 Guidance
$2.35 - $2.40
$9.6 - $9.9
Organic FX-Neutral Y/Y Growth
(9)% - (7)%
(6)% - (3)%
Diluted GAAP EPS
$0.61 - $0.65
$(0.25) - $(0.05)
Diluted Non-GAAP EPS
$0.87 - $0.91
$3.90 - $4.10
Dividend Declaration
eBay's Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per share of the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on June 17, 2022 to stockholders of record as of June 1, 2022.
We use a non-GAAP tax rate for evaluating our operating results. Based on our current long-term projections, we are using a non-GAAP tax rate of 16.5%. This non-GAAP tax rate could change for various reasons including significant changes in our geographic earnings mix or fundamental tax law changes in major jurisdictions in which we operate.
Quarterly Conference Call and Webcast
eBay Inc. will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2022 results at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time today. Investors and participants can access the call by dialing (833) 350-1438 in the U.S. and (647) 689-6641 internationally. The passcode for the conference line is 9580075. A live webcast of the conference call, together with a slide presentation that includes supplemental financial information and reconciliations of certain non-GAAP measures to their nearest comparable GAAP measures, can be accessed through the company's Investor Relations website at
https://investors.ebayinc.com
. In addition, an archive of the webcast will be accessible for at least three months through the same link.
eBay Inc. uses its Investor Relations website at
as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor this website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls and webcasts.
About eBay
eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers in more than 190 markets around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations of all sizes. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2021, eBay enabled over $87 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit
www.ebayinc.com.
Presentation
All growth rates represent year-over-year comparisons, except as otherwise noted. All amounts in tables are presented in U.S. dollars, rounded to the nearest million, except as otherwise noted. As a result, certain amounts may not sum or recalculate using the rounded dollar amounts provided. References to “revenue” refer to “net revenues” as reported in the company’s consolidated statement of income.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes the following financial measures defined as “non-GAAP financial measures” by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP effective tax rate, free cash flow and FX-Neutral basis. These non-GAAP financial measures are presented on a continuing operations basis. These measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information, which is not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, is not intended to be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures, except for figures in this press release presented on an “FX-Neutral basis,” to the nearest comparable GAAP measures, see “Business Outlook,” “Non-GAAP Measures of Financial Performance,” “Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Margin to Non-GAAP Operating Margin,” “Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income and Reconciliation of GAAP Effective Tax Rate to Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate” and “Reconciliation of Operating Cash Flow to Free Cash Flow” included in this press release. For figures in this press release reported “on an FX-Neutral basis,” we calculate the year-over-year impact of foreign currency movements using prior period foreign currency rates applied to current year transactional currency amounts. We define Organic FX-Neutral revenue growth as reported revenue growth, excluding incremental revenue from acquisitions or dispositions for the twelve-month period following such acquisitions or dispositions and foreign exchange rate effects.
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, the future performance of eBay Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries that are based on the company's current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the future performance of eBay Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, including management's vision for the future of eBay and our ability to accomplish our vision, expected financial results for the second quarter and full year 2022 and the future growth in its business, the effects of COVID-19 on our business and operations and our ability to respond to such effects, operating efficiency and margins, reinvestments, dividends and share repurchases. Actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Other factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: changes in political, business and economic conditions, including impacts from the ongoing war in Ukraine, the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of COVID-19 on our business and operations and on the general economy, including effects on our sellers and customers, any regional or general economic downturn or crisis and any conditions that affect e-commerce growth or cross-border trade; the company’s ability to realize expected growth opportunities in payments intermediation and advertising; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the company’s need to successfully react to the increasing importance of mobile commerce and the increasing social aspect of commerce; an increasingly competitive environment for its business; changes to the company’s capital allocation, including the timing, declaration, amount and payment of any future dividends or levels of the company’s share repurchases, or management of operating cash; the company's ability to increase operating efficiency to drive margin improvements and enable reinvestments; the company’s ability
to manage its indebtedness, including managing exposure to interest rates and maintaining its credit ratings; the company’s need to manage a large enterprise with a broad range of businesses of varying degrees of maturity and in many different geographies; the ability to successfully intermediate payments on our marketplace platform; the company’s need and ability to manage regulatory, tax, data security and litigation risks; the company’s ability to timely upgrade and develop its technology systems, infrastructure and customer service capabilities at reasonable cost while maintaining site stability and performance and adding new products and features; and the company’s ability to integrate, manage and grow businesses that have been acquired or may be acquired in the future.
The forward-looking statements in this release do not include the potential impact of any acquisitions or divestitures that may be announced and/or completed after the date hereof.
More information about factors that could affect the company's operating results is included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the company's Investor Relations website at
or the SEC's website at
. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which are based on information available to the company on the date hereof. The company assumes no obligation to update such statements.
Investor Relations Contact:
Joe Billante
ir@ebay.com
Media Relations Contact:
Trina Somera
press@ebay.com
Company News:
https://www.ebayinc.com/stories/news/
Investor Relations website:
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
March 31,
December 31,
(In millions)
ASSETS
Current assets:
1,798 
1,379 
Short-term investments
3,771 
5,944 
Customer accounts and funds receivable
Other current assets
1,154 
1,107 
Total current assets
7,349 
9,111 
Long-term investments
2,213 
2,575 
Property and equipment, net
1,192 
1,236 
Goodwill
4,141 
4,178 
Operating lease right-of-use assets
Deferred tax assets
3,224 
3,255 
Equity investment in Adevinta
3,748 
5,391 
Other assets
Total assets
22,980 
26,626 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Short-term debt
1,755 
1,355 
Accounts payable
Customer accounts and funds payable
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
1,851 
1,927 
Income taxes payable
Total current liabilities
4,982 
4,622 
Operating lease liabilities
Deferred tax liabilities
2,701 
3,116 
Long-term debt
6,578 
7,727 
Other liabilities
1,184 
1,183 
Total liabilities
15,926 
16,848 
Total stockholders' equity
7,054 
9,778 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income
Three Months Ended
(In millions, except per share amounts)
Cost of net revenues
Gross profit
1,794 
2,032 
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing
Product development
General and administrative
Provision for transaction losses
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
Total operating expenses
1,102 
1,191 
Income from operations
Gain (loss) on equity investments and warrant, net
(2,291)
Interest and other, net
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
(1,649)
Income tax benefit (provision)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
Net income (loss)
(1,341)
Income (loss) per share – basic:
Continuing operations
Discontinued operations
Net income (loss) per share – basic
Income (loss) per share – diluted:
Net income (loss) per share – diluted
Weighted average shares:
(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(In millions)
Cash flows from operating activities:
(Income) loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
Adjustments:
Depreciation and amortization
Stock-based compensation
(Gain) loss on investments, net
Deferred income taxes
Change in fair value of warrant
Change in fair value of equity investment in Adevinta
1,643 
Change in fair value of equity investment in Gmarket
Unrealized change in fair value of equity investment in KakaoBank
Unrealized change in fair value of equity investment in Adyen
Realized change in fair value of shares sold in Adyen
Loss on extinguishment of debt
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisition effects
Net cash provided by continuing operating activities
Net cash provided by (used in) discontinued operating activities
Net cash provided by operating activities
1,042 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment
Purchases of investments
(5,475)
(3,424)
Maturities and sales of investments
6,827 
3,772 
Proceeds from the sale of shares in Adyen
Proceeds from the sale of shares in KakaoBank
Net cash provided by continuing investing activities
1,772 
Net cash provided by (used in) discontinued investing activities
Net cash provided by investing activities
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
Repurchases of common stock
(1,069)
Payments for taxes related to net share settlements of restricted stock units and awards
Payments for dividends
Repayment of debt
(1,156)
Net borrowings under commercial paper program
Net funds receivable and payable activity
Net cash used in continuing financing activities
(1,952)
(1,101)
Net cash provided by (used in) discontinued financing activities
Net cash used in financing activities
(1,169)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period
1,406 
1,594 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period
1,821 
1,721 
Less: Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of discontinued operations
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of continuing operations at end of period
1,522 
Unaudited Summary of Consolidated Net Revenues
September 30,
June 30,
(In millions, except percentages)
Net Revenues by Type:
Net transaction revenues
2,355 
2,450 
2,350 
2,496 
2,476 
Current quarter vs prior year quarter
Percent from international
Marketing services and other revenues
Total net revenues
2,613 
2,501 
2,668 
(1) Hedge gain/(loss)
(2) Foreign currency impact
Unaudited Supplemental Operating Data
Active Buyers
9,335 
9,724 
9,312 
10,332 
10,813 
International
10,074 
11,002 
10,613 
12,255 
13,314 
Total GMV
19,409 
20,726 
19,925 
22,587 
24,127 
All buyers who paid for a transaction on our platforms within the previous 12-month period. Buyers may register more than once, and as a result, may have more than one account.
Gross Merchandise Volume consists of the total value of all paid transactions between users on our platforms during the applicable period inclusive of shipping fees and taxes.
The guidance figures provided below and elsewhere in this press release are forward-looking statements, reflect a number of estimates, assumptions and other uncertainties, and are approximate in nature because the company's future performance is difficult to predict. Revenue guidance is provided on an FX-Neutral basis and excludes incremental revenue from acquisitions or dispositions for the twelve-month period following such acquisitions or dispositions. Such guidance is based on information available on the date of this press release, and the company assumes no obligation to update it.
The company's future performance involves risks and uncertainties, and the company's actual results could differ materially from the information below and elsewhere in this press release. Some of the factors that could affect the company's operating results are set forth under the caption “Forward-Looking Statements” above in this press release. More information about factors that could affect the company's operating results is included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting eBay's investor relations website at
Three Months Ending
June 30, 2022
(In billions, except per share amounts)
Diluted EPS from continuing operations
Twelve Months Ending
December 31, 2022
(a) Estimated non-GAAP amounts above for the three months ending June 30, 2022 reflect adjustments that exclude the estimated amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $1 - $2 million, estimated stock-based compensation expense and associated employer payroll tax expense of approximately $140 - $150 million and estimated adjustment between our GAAP and non-GAAP tax rate of approximately $20 - $30 million. The estimated GAAP diluted EPS above does not assume any gains or losses on our equity investments.
(b) Estimated non-GAAP amounts above for the twelve months ending December 31, 2022 reflect adjustments that exclude the estimated amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $2 - $5 million, estimated stock-based compensation expense and associated employer payroll tax expense of approximately $525 - $545 million and estimated adjustment between our GAAP and non-GAAP tax rate of approximately $105 - $125 million. The estimated GAAP diluted EPS above does not assume any future gains or losses on our equity investments.
To supplement the company's condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the company uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP effective tax rate, free cash flow and figures in this press release presented on an "FX-Neutral basis." These non-GAAP financial measures are presented on a continuing operations basis.
These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the company's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. These measures should only be used to evaluate the company's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.
Reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measure of all non-GAAP measures included in this press release, except for figures in this press release presented on an “FX-Neutral basis,” can be found in the tables included in this press release. For figures in this press release reported “on an FX-Neutral basis,” the company calculates the year-over-year impact of foreign currency movements using prior period foreign currency rates applied to current year transactional currency amounts. The company defines organic FX-Neutral revenue growth as reported revenue growth, excluding incremental revenue from acquisitions or dispositions for the twelve-month period following such acquisitions or dispositions and foreign exchange rate effects.
These non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of the company's current financial performance and its prospects for the future. Specifically, the company believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain expenses, gains and losses, or net purchases of property and equipment, as the case may be, that may not be indicative of its core operating results and business outlook. In addition, because the company has historically reported certain non-GAAP results to investors, the company believes that the inclusion of non-GAAP measures provides consistency in the company's financial reporting.
For its internal budgeting process, and as discussed further below, the company's management uses financial measures that do not include stock-based compensation expense, employer payroll taxes on stock-based compensation, amortization or impairment of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill, amortization of deferred tax assets associated with the realignment of its legal structure and related foreign exchange effects, significant gains or losses from the disposal/acquisition of a business, certain gains and losses on investments including changes in fair value, changes in foreign currency exchange rates and the impact of any related foreign exchange derivative instruments, gains or losses associated with a warrant agreement that the company entered into with Adyen, restructuring-related charges and the income taxes associated with the foregoing. In addition to the corresponding GAAP measures, the company's management also uses the foregoing non-GAAP measures in reviewing the financial results of the company.
The company excludes the following items from non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP effective tax rate:
Stock-based compensation expense and related employer payroll taxes.
This expense consists of expenses for stock options, restricted stock and employee stock purchases. The company excludes stock-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP measures primarily because they are non-cash expenses that management does not believe are reflective of ongoing operating results. The related employer payroll taxes are dependent on the company's stock price and the vesting of restricted stock by employees and the timing and size of stock option exercises, over which management has limited to no control, and as such management does not believe it correlates to the company's operation of the business.
Amortization or impairment of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill, certain amortization of deferred tax assets and related foreign exchange effects, significant gains or losses and transaction expenses from the acquisition or disposal of a business and certain gains or losses on investments.
The company incurs amortization or impairment of acquired intangible assets and goodwill in connection with acquisitions and may incur significant gains or losses from the acquisition or disposal of a business and therefore excludes these amounts from its non-GAAP measures. The company also excludes certain gains and losses on investments. The company excludes the non-cash amortization of deferred tax assets associated with the realignment of its legal structure, which is not reduced by the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and related foreign exchange effects. The company excludes these items because management does not believe they correlate to the ongoing operating results of the company's business.
Restructuring.
These charges consist of expenses for employee severance and other exit and disposal costs. The company excludes significant restructuring charges primarily because management does not believe they are reflective of ongoing operating results.
Other certain significant gains, losses, or charges that are not indicative of the company’s core operating results.
These are significant gains, losses, or charges during a period that are the result of isolated events or transactions which have not occurred frequently in the past and are not expected to occur regularly or be repeated in the future. The company excludes these amounts from its results primarily because management does not believe they are indicative of its current or ongoing operating results. These amounts include changes in fair value and the related change in foreign currency exchange rates of equity securities with readily determinable fair values, globally.
Change in fair market value of warrant.
These are gains or losses associated with a warrant agreement that the company entered into with Adyen, which are attributable to changes in fair value during the period.
Income tax effects and adjustments.
We use a non-GAAP tax rate for evaluating our operating results. Based on our current long-term projections, we are using a non-GAAP tax rate of 16.5%. This non-GAAP tax rate could change for various reasons including significant changes in our geographic earnings mix or fundamental tax law changes in major jurisdictions in which we operate.
In addition to the non-GAAP measures discussed above, the company also uses free cash flow. Free cash flow represents operating cash flows less purchases of property and equipment. The company considers free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business after the purchases of property, buildings, and equipment, which can then be used to, among other things, invest in the company's business, make strategic acquisitions, repurchase stock and pay dividends. A limitation of the utility of free cash flow as a measure of financial performance is that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the company's cash balance for the period.
GAAP operating income
Amortization of acquired intangible assets within operating expenses
Other significant gains, losses or charges
Total non-GAAP operating income adjustments
Non-GAAP operating income
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income and
GAAP Effective Tax Rate to Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate*
(In millions, except per share amounts and percentages)
GAAP income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
GAAP (provision) benefit for income taxes
GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations
Non-GAAP adjustments to net income (loss) from continuing operations:
Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations adjustments (see table above)
Loss on investments
Diluted net income (loss) from continuing operations per share:
Shares used in GAAP diluted net income (loss) per-share calculation
Shares used in non-GAAP diluted net income per-share calculation
GAAP effective tax rate – Continuing operations
Income tax effects and adjustments to net income (loss) from continuing operations
Non-GAAP effective tax rate – Continuing operations
*Presented on a continuing operations basis
Reconciliation of Operating Cash Flow to Free Cash Flow*
Less: Purchases of property and equipment

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