PayPal Holdings Inc

Paypal, a worldwide payment method


Presentation of the Company

PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is an American company offering an online payment service system worldwide. The platform serves as an alternative to payment by check or credit card. The uses of this payment method range from professional use (online sales, auctions...) to simple sales or even gifts between individuals. The company gets paid via a commission on payments.

The company enters the Fortune 500 ranking of the largest U.S. companies by revenue at number 204 in 2019. Paypal is also a component of the S&P500 and the S&P100.

Paypal’s competitors are : Paylib, Apple Pay, Stripe, Skrill, and Lydia.

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History of Paypal


PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) was originally established in December 1998 as Confinity, a company that developed security software for hand held devices. Having had no success with that business model, however, it switched its focus to a digital wallet. The first version of the PayPal electronic payments system was launched in 1999. In March 2000, Confinity merged with, an online financial services company founded in March 1999 by Elon Musk.

PayPal went public in 2002 at $13 per share, generating over $61 million. Soon after, eBay bought the company for $1.5 billion, but decided to separate from it in 2015.

Today, Paypal counts more than 360 million active users, and a revenue greater than $25 billion.


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The Market


Paypal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is a company that allows its users to make online payments. Connected payment providers have emerged relatively recently, following the digitization of the world, and their business has really taken off with the advent of e-commerce. It is a sector of activity that targets a young, connected population because they are more inclined to assimilate and use the new tools of the digital world. the most developed countries are the first customers of these types of payments with the intensive use of e-commerce (China represents the largest market in the world for online payments).

The constant digital evolution and the new generations arriving foresee good future opportunities for this market


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Key Figures and Financial Ratios


Market capitalization: $97.4 billion1[2022]

Revenue: $25.371 billion2[2021]

Net income: $4.169 billion 3[2021]

Dividends paid: No dividends

Earnings per share: $3.52 5[2021]

Price to earnings ratio: ≃25.96 6[2022]

Debt to equity ratio: 0.40  7[2022]


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