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PayPal Is Gaining From Brick-and-Mortar Weakness

Chart showing 2016 financial highlights.
Chart showing 2016 financial highlights.

Image source: PayPal Holdings Q4 2016 investor presentation. Annotations in green by author.

As shown in the two places I've circled in green, PayPal grew its total payments volume at a pace that was several percentage points higher than recorded revenue in 2016. This implies that revenue still has the potential to accelerate. It also bodes well for the near term: For now, PayPal's share of the market is spreading at an admirable clip, one that's almost too fast for recorded revenue to keep up with.

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Asit Sharma has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends PayPal Holdings. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy .

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