EBay last night reported a 50% rise in net profit and left its full-year outlook little changed.

Revenue as well as margins for eBay's auctions and fixed price shopping grew, with revenue rising 26%, but new sales listings fell 6%.

President and CEO Meg Whitman told investors later that improvements to its auctions should lead to better results in future quarters.

Net income rose to $376m, or 27 cents per share, from $250m a year earlier. Profit excluding once-off items was 34 cents per share, ahead of the average Wall Street target. Total revenue rose 30% to $1.83 billion, the top end of the range of Wall Street predictions.

US revenue rose 24%, while international revenues grew 37%. Active eBay users globally rose 7% to 83.3 million.