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eBay undertaking strategic review of StubHub ticket resale marketplace
eBay has advised that it is making “significant progress” in determining the role of StubHub in its portfolio, with indications that the USA-based ecommerce giant is considering a sale of the secondary ticketing marketplace.
Activist shareholder pressure earlier this year prompted eBay to agree to consider a sale of the San Francisco-based ticket operation, which has quickly risen to become a dominant player in resales of USA sports tickets. Since that move in March, eBay has initiated a strategic review of both StubHub and its classified advertising unit.
eBay President and Chief Executive, Devin Wenig has confirmed progress is being made in the review with market expectations of a StubHub sale has helped prompt a 35% risein the company’s stock price so far this year.
Wenig advised “we’re focused on determining the best path forward to create shareholder value.”
The potential sale of StubHub would be significant for US sports ticketing landscape, with the company having official relationships with hundreds of pro and college teams and leagues, notably Major League Baseball and the National Football League.
It has also helped spur industry adoption of mobile-based ticketing.
StubHub, meanwhile, generated US$264 million in revenue for its first financial quarter (April to June) a rise of 7% from the comparable period last year, and US$1.1 billion in gross sales, up 5%. Company executives in part credited longer playoff series in both the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League, and additional resulting sales from those extra games, as well as strong markets for the UEFA Champions League final and FIFA Women’s World Cup for the growth.
17th July 2019 - Google suspends Viagogo from paid-for global search results
8th December 2018 - Viagogo agrees to UK competition authority demands on ticket resales
6th November 2018 - Hong Kong Consumer Council calls for overhaul of ticket resale laws
27th August 2018 - SeatGeek to exit Asia-Pacific and non major entertainment and sport markets
23rd November 2017 - Google updates AdWords policy to restrict online ticket scalpers
1st September 2017 - Google urged to block online resellers who dupe ticket buyers
7th December 2016 - Overseas authorities introduce anti ticket scalping legislation
19th May 2008 - Pilbeam Slams Madonna Ticket Reselling
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