By Victoria Stilwell
EBay Inc. (EBAY) late Thursday slightly lowered its third-quarter and full-year earnings guidance to reflect the impact of its public $3 billion debt offering.
The e-commerce retailer is offering several series of senior unsecured notes worth a combined $3 billion. The notes included in the offering are due 2015, 2017, 2022 and 2042. The offer is expected to close Tuesday, and the company expects the debt offering will increase its interest expense by about $32 million for the year.
Looking at its third quarter, the e-commerce retailer now sees adjusted per-share earnings between 52 cents and 54 cents. EBay earlier projected 53 cents to 55 cents a share. For its full year, the company expects per-share adjusted earnings of $2.28 to $2.33, down from $2.30 to $2.35. Its revenue forecast for both periods is unchanged.
The company also said it doesn't see any "meaningful" mergers or acquisitions activity in the near term.
EBay on Wednesday reported its second-quarter profit soared as the company continued to see strength in its PayPal payments business and a turnaround at its auction website.
Shares slipped 11 cents to $43.84 in recent premarket trade. The stock is up 45% so far this year.
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