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PayPal expects gains from strategic investments for Q4'19, FY'19

PayPal Holdings Inc. expects to report a pretax gain of $38 million, or $29 million on an after-tax basis, on its strategic investments in the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2019.

The associated impact on EPS for the quarter is anticipated to be 2 cents per share.

As previously disclosed, the company's full-year and fourth-quarter 2019 non-GAAP EPS guidance did not include any expectation of unrealized gains or losses from PayPal's strategic investments portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The company also expects to report a pretax gain of $208 million, or $164 million on an after-tax basis, on its strategic investments for the year ended Dec. 31, 2019.

The associated impact on EPS for the year ended Dec. 31, 2019, is anticipated to be 14 cents per share. The company reported a pretax gain of $87 million, or $67 million on an after-tax basis, on the company's strategic investments for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018. The associated impact on EPS for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, was 6 cents per share.