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Alibaba Group Holding

NYSE:BABA
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with high growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
BABA
NYSE
$407B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Retail
Company description

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online and mobile commerce company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The last earnings update was 82 days ago. More info.


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BABA Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-1.7%
NYSE:BABA
4.5%
US Online Retail
3.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-22.2%
NYSE:BABA
1.7%
US Online Retail
-6.5%
US Market
BABA Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) -1.7% 15.4% 5.2% -22.2% 118.8% -
US Online Retail 4.5% 20% 1.5% 1.7% 123.7% 194.5%
US Market 3.2% 11.4% -1.4% -6.5% 42.1% 41.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • BABA underperformed the Online Retail industry which returned 1.7% over the past year.
  • BABA underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -6.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
BABA
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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BABA Value

 Is Alibaba Group Holding undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Alibaba Group Holding to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Alibaba Group Holding.

NYSE:BABA Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 49 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 15.4%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:BABA
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 7.3%
Online Retail Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.68
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.68 (1 + (1- 25%) (4.99%))
1.743
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.74
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.743 * 7.27%)
15.4%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:BABA using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Alibaba Group Holding is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We use analyst's estimates of cash flows going forward 5 years for the 1st stage, the 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NYSE:BABA DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (CNY, Millions) 89,455.09 112,529.19 141,961.92 189,885.13 220,266.75
Source Analyst x9 Analyst x10 Analyst x8 Analyst x1 Est @ 16%, capped from 37.89%
Present Value
Discounted (@ 15.4%)
77,516.34 84,497.06 92,371.18 107,064.08 107,619.26
Present value of next 5 years cash flows CN¥469,067.92
NYSE:BABA DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= CN¥220,266.75 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (15.4% – 2.73%)
CN¥1,785,727.29
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= CN¥1,785,727.29 ÷ (1 + 15.4%)5
CN¥872,481.42
NYSE:BABA Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= CN¥469,067.92 + CN¥872,481.42
CN¥1,341,549.34
Equity Value per Share
(CNY)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= CN¥1,341,549.34 / 2,592.18
CN¥517.54
NYSE:BABA Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Exchange Rate CNY/USD
(Reporting currency to currency of NYSE:BABA)
0.147
Value per Share
(USD)
= Value per Share in CNY x Exchange Rate (CNY/USD)
= CN¥517.54 x 0.147
$76.02
Value per share (USD) From above. $76.02
Current discount Discount to share price of $152.15
= -1 x ($152.15 - $76.02) / $76.02
-100.1%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Alibaba Group Holding is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Alibaba Group Holding's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Alibaba Group Holding's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:BABA PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-09-30) in CNY CN¥23.48
NYSE:BABA Share Price ** NYSE (2019-01-22) in USD $152.15
NYSE:BABA Share Price converted to CNY reporting currency Exchange rate (USD/ CNY) 6.808 CN¥1035.81
United States of America Online Retail Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 25 Publicly-Listed Online Retail Companies 34.34x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,026 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.11x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Alibaba Group Holding.

NYSE:BABA PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:BABA Share Price ÷ EPS (both in CNY)

= 1035.81 ÷ 23.48

44.12x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Alibaba Group Holding is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Online Retail industry average.
  • Alibaba Group Holding is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Alibaba Group Holding's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:BABA PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 44.12x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 49 Analysts
25.4%per year
United States of America Online Retail Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 22 Publicly-Listed Online Retail Companies 1.48x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,109 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.29x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:BABA PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 44.12x ÷ 25.4%

1.74x

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  • Alibaba Group Holding is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Alibaba Group Holding's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:BABA PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-09-30) in CNY CN¥163.14
NYSE:BABA Share Price * NYSE (2019-01-22) in USD $152.15
NYSE:BABA Share Price converted to CNY reporting currency Exchange rate (USD/ CNY) 6.808 CN¥1035.81
United States of America Online Retail Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 58 Publicly-Listed Online Retail Companies 2.85x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,101 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.77x
NYSE:BABA PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:BABA Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in CNY)

= 1035.81 ÷ 163.14

6.35x

* Primary Listing of Alibaba Group Holding.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Alibaba Group Holding is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Online Retail industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Alibaba Group Holding's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Online Retail industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Online Retail industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Alibaba Group Holding has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BABA Future Performance

 How is Alibaba Group Holding expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 49 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
25.4%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Alibaba Group Holding expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Alibaba Group Holding's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Alibaba Group Holding's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Alibaba Group Holding's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:BABA Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:BABA Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 49 Analysts 25.4%
NYSE:BABA Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 49 Analysts 24.5%
United States of America Online Retail Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 29.9%
United States of America Online Retail Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 18.6%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.6%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:BABA Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 49 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in CNY Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:BABA Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-03-31 981,793 355,160 174,614 2
2022-03-31 832,008 292,896 122,772 4
2021-03-31 682,039 212,255 111,874 34
2020-03-31 516,774 168,745 78,630 48
2019-03-31 378,575 141,548 58,566 49
NYSE:BABA Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-09-30 311,028 136,701 60,352
2018-06-30 281,002 135,415 57,987
2018-03-31 250,266 125,171 63,985
2017-12-31 226,913 122,299 67,071
2017-09-30 197,133 104,542 60,853
2017-06-30 176,303 91,241 50,808
2017-03-31 158,273 80,326 43,675
2016-12-31 143,878 74,662 38,393
2016-09-30 125,173 63,476 33,036
2016-06-30 113,052 61,394 48,167
2016-03-31 101,143 56,836 71,460
2015-12-31 94,384 57,521 68,988

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Alibaba Group Holding's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Alibaba Group Holding's revenue is expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:BABA Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 49 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Alibaba Group Holding Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:BABA Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-03-31 62.22 62.22 62.22 1.00
2022-03-31 45.95 47.20 44.71 2.00
2021-03-31 41.34 57.05 31.19 18.00
2020-03-31 29.21 39.75 19.22 30.00
2019-03-31 22.63 28.46 19.23 30.00
NYSE:BABA Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) EPS *
2018-09-30 23.48
2018-06-30 22.63
2018-03-31 25.06
2017-12-31 26.34
2017-09-30 24.06
2017-06-30 20.24
2017-03-31 17.52
2016-12-31 15.53
2016-09-30 13.42
2016-06-30 19.60
2016-03-31 29.07
2015-12-31 28.03

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Alibaba Group Holding is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Alibaba Group Holding's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Alibaba Group Holding has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BABA Past Performance

  How has Alibaba Group Holding performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Alibaba Group Holding's growth in the last year to its industry (Online Retail).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Alibaba Group Holding's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Alibaba Group Holding's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Alibaba Group Holding's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Online Retail industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Alibaba Group Holding's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Alibaba Group Holding Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:BABA Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-09-30 311,028.00 60,352.00 54,757.00 32,850.00
2018-06-30 281,002.00 57,987.00 50,577.00 29,568.00
2018-03-31 250,266.00 63,985.00 43,540.00 22,754.00
2017-12-31 226,913.00 67,071.00 39,074.00 20,586.00
2017-09-30 197,133.00 60,853.00 33,737.00 18,717.00
2017-06-30 176,303.00 50,808.00 30,725.00 17,768.00
2017-03-31 158,273.00 43,675.00 28,553.00 17,060.00
2016-12-31 143,878.00 38,393.00 26,021.00 16,115.00
2016-09-30 125,173.00 33,036.00 24,385.00 15,444.00
2016-06-30 113,052.00 48,167.00 22,384.00 14,535.00
2016-03-31 101,143.00 71,460.00 20,512.00 13,788.00
2015-12-31 94,384.00 68,988.00 20,326.00 13,257.00
2015-09-30 86,020.00 62,426.00 19,625.00 12,591.00
2015-06-30 80,678.00 42,648.00 18,642.00 11,947.00
2015-03-31 76,204.00 24,149.00 16,313.00 10,658.00
2014-12-31 70,810.00 26,799.00 13,097.00 8,816.00
2014-09-30 63,376.00 29,069.00 10,331.00 7,440.00
2014-06-30 57,497.00 31,036.00 8,072.00 6,027.00
2014-03-31 52,504.00 23,076.00 7,494.00 5,093.00
2013-12-31 49,147.00 21,730.00 6,768.00 4,747.00
2013-03-31 34,517.00 8,404.00 6,502.00 3,753.00
2012-03-31 20,025.00 4,228.00 5,269.00 2,897.00

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Alibaba Group Holding has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Alibaba Group Holding used its assets less efficiently than the US Online Retail industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Alibaba Group Holding has improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Alibaba Group Holding's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Online Retail industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Alibaba Group Holding has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BABA Health

 How is Alibaba Group Holding's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Alibaba Group Holding's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Alibaba Group Holding is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Alibaba Group Holding's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Alibaba Group Holding's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.7x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Alibaba Group Holding Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NYSE:BABA Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-09-30 495,347.00 138,216.00 181,537.00
2018-06-30 472,594.00 138,093.00 185,151.00
2018-03-31 436,438.00 125,553.00 210,210.00
2017-12-31 426,971.00 129,331.00 224,132.00
2017-09-30 367,101.00 91,734.00 165,010.00
2017-06-30 343,642.00 93,318.00 152,614.00
2017-03-31 321,129.00 91,732.00 150,801.00
2016-12-31 306,012.00 90,825.00 141,796.00
2016-09-30 289,209.00 88,095.00 111,008.00
2016-06-30 258,672.00 79,194.00 92,088.00
2016-03-31 249,539.00 57,566.00 115,696.00
2015-12-31 247,546.00 56,516.00 120,382.00
2015-09-30 223,553.00 54,163.00 107,965.00
2015-06-30 183,995.00 52,730.00 117,779.00
2015-03-31 157,413.00 52,593.00 125,999.00
2014-12-31 149,454.00 69,226.00 133,311.00
2014-09-30 129,448.00 63,893.00 111,807.00
2014-06-30 61,729.00 62,105.00 59,619.00
2014-03-31 40,701.00 41,075.00 45,074.00
2013-12-31 34,127.00 40,310.00 50,169.00
2013-03-31 10,960.00 33,101.00 33,315.00
2012-03-31 34,383.00 1,283.00 22,337.00
  • Alibaba Group Holding's level of debt (27.9%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (143.3% vs 27.9% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (98.9%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Alibaba Group Holding earns more interest than it pays, coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Alibaba Group Holding's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Alibaba Group Holding has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BABA Dividends

 What is Alibaba Group Holding's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Alibaba Group Holding dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Alibaba Group Holding shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Alibaba Group Holding's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Alibaba Group Holding's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:BABA Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 49 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Global Online Retail Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 20 Stocks 2%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1986 Stocks 2.6%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:BABA Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in CN¥) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-03-31 0.00 1.00
2022-03-31 0.00 1.00
2021-03-31 0.00 6.00
2020-03-31 0.00 7.00
2019-03-31 0.00 7.00

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Alibaba Group Holding has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Alibaba Group Holding's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Alibaba Group Holding's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Alibaba Group Holding has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Alibaba Group Holding's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Alibaba Group Holding's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Alibaba Group Holding afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Alibaba Group Holding has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BABA Management

 What is the CEO of Alibaba Group Holding's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Daniel Zhang
AGE 46
TENURE AS CEO 3.7 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Yong Zhang, also known as Daniel, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group Holding Limited since May 2015 and Director since September 2014. Mr. Zhang has been the Chairman of Intime Retail (Group) Company Ltd. He is a partner of Alibaba Partnership. Mr. Zhang served as Non-executive Director of Haier Electronics Group Co. Ltd. from March 25, 2014 to June 21, 2017. Mr. Zhang has been Director at Weibo Corp. since May 2014. Mr. Zhang has served as Alibaba’s director since September 2014. After joining Alibaba group in August 2007, Mr. Zhang served multiple senior management roles within the group. He served as Chief Operating Officer from September 2013 to May 2015, as President of Tmall.com from June 2011 to September 2013, and as Chief Financial Officer of Taobao Marketplace from August 2007 to June 2011 while concurrently served as General Manager of Tmall.com starting in April 2008 to June 2011. Prior to joining Alibaba, Mr. Zhang served as Chief Financial Officer of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited from August 2005 to August 2007. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Senior Manager/Senior Executive of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Audit and Business Advisory Division in Shanghai. Mr. Zhang is the chairman of Sun Art. He is a member of the WEF International Business Council and serves on the board of directors of the Consumer Goods Forum. Mr. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Daniel to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Daniel to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Alibaba Group Holding management team in years:

3.5
Average Tenure
52
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Alibaba Group Holding management team is about average.
Management Team

Joseph, Joe Tsai

TITLE
Executive Vice Chairman
AGE
54

Jack Ma

TITLE
Founder & Executive Chairman
AGE
54
TENURE
20 yrs

Daniel Zhang

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
46
TENURE
3.7 yrs

Mike Evans

TITLE
President & Director
AGE
60
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Maggie Wu

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
AGE
50
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Jeff Zhang

TITLE
CTO & President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
AGE
45
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Robert Lin

TITLE
Investor Relations

Tim Steinert

TITLE
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
AGE
58
TENURE
11.5 yrs

Jennifer Kuperman

TITLE
Head of International Corporate Communications
TENURE
3 yrs

Chris Tung

TITLE
Chief Marketing Officer
AGE
48
TENURE
3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Alibaba Group Holding board of directors in years:

4.3
Average Tenure
54.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Alibaba Group Holding board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Jack Ma

TITLE
Founder & Executive Chairman
AGE
54
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Daniel Zhang

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
46

Mike Evans

TITLE
President & Director
AGE
60
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Eddie Wu

TITLE
Chairman of Alibaba Health
AGE
43

Joseph, Joe Tsai

TITLE
Executive Vice Chairman
AGE
54
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Jerry Yang

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
49
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Walter Kwauk

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
65
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Masa Son

TITLE
Director
AGE
61
TENURE
19 yrs

Chee Tung

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
81
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Börje Ekholm

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
55
TENURE
3.6 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Alibaba Group Holding's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Alibaba Group Holding has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BABA News

Simply Wall St News

Is Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) A Financially Strong Company?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), a large-cap worth US$362b, comes to mind for investors seeking a strong and reliable stock investment. … Most investors favour these big stocks due to their strong balance sheet and high market liquidity, meaning there are an abundance of stock in the public market available for trading. … In times of low liquidity in the market, these firms won’t be left high and dry.

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Do Insiders Own Shares In Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)?

If you want to know who really controls Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. … Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. … With a market capitalization of US$362b, Alibaba Group Holding is rather large.

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How Has Alibaba Group Holding Limited's (NYSE:BABA) Earnings Fared Against The Long Term Trend

Today I will take a look at Alibaba Group Holding Limited's (NYSE:BABA) most recent earnings update (30 September 2018) and compare these latest figures against its performance over the past few years, as well as how the rest of the online retail industry performed. … Have BABA's earnings improved against past performances and the industry. … Furthermore, this one-year growth rate has been lower than its average earnings growth rate over the past 5 years of 17%, indicating the rate at which BABA is growing has slowed down

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What Should Investors Know About Alibaba Group Holding Limited's (NYSE:BABA) Capital Returns?

and want to better understand how you can grow your money by investing in Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA). … Owing to this, it is important that the underlying business is producing a sufficient amount of income from the capital invested by stockholders … This is because the actual cash flow generated by the business dictates the potential for income (dividends) and capital appreciation (price increases), which are the two ways to achieve positive returns when buying a stock.

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Should You Be Tempted To Sell Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) At Its Current PE Ratio?

and want to better understand how you can grow your money by investing in Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA). … Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 48.9x, which is higher than the industry average of 31.6x. … Although some investors may jump to the conclusion that you should avoid the stock or sell if you own it, understanding the assumptions behind the P/E ratio might change your mind

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Should You Be Tempted To Sell Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Because Of Its PE Ratio?

Yes, this expensive multiple can initially be deterring, but there are many company-specific elements which are not captured in such a static ratio – such as its growth outlook and debt obligations … To resolve this problem, I’ll identify some important factors to consider when judging the relative valuation of

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Is Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Expensive For A Reason? A Look At The Intrinsic Value

How far off is Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) from its intrinsic value? … by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today's value. … If you are reading this and its not June 2018 then I highly recommend you check out the latest calculation for Alibaba Group Holding by following the link below.

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Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA): Time For A Financial Health Check

its financial health remains the key to continued success. … This article will examine Alibaba Group Holding’s financial liquidity and debt levels to get an idea of whether the company can deal with cyclical downturns and maintain funds to accommodate strategic spending for future growth … Note that this commentary is very high-level and solely focused on financial health, so I suggest you dig deeper yourself

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Is Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Undervalued After Accounting For Its Future Growth?

Looking at Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s (NYSE:BABA) fundamentals some investors are wondering if its last closing price of $203.62 represents a good value for money for this high growth stock. … View out our latest analysis for Alibaba Group Holding? … Alibaba Group Holding is poised for extremely high earnings growth in the near future

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Positive Sentiment Around Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Is Justified

NYSE:BABA Future Profit Jun 3rd 18 There's no doubt BABA is delivery on its promises, with a soaring annual revenue growth of 58.12% , and a bottom line growth of 46.50%. … A reason I like BABA as a business is its low level of fixed assets on its balance sheet (9.27% of total assets). … BABA has virtually no fixed assets, which minimizes its downside risk.

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BABA Company Info

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Description

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online and mobile commerce company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. It operates Taobao Marketplace, a mobile commerce destination; Tmall, a third-party platform for brands and retailers; Rural Taobao program that enables rural residents and businesses to sell agricultural products to urban consumers; 1688.com, an online wholesale marketplace; Alibaba.com, an online wholesale marketplace; AliExpress, a retail marketplace; Lazada, an e-commerce platform; and Lingshoutong, a digital sourcing platform. The company also provides pay-for-performance and display marketing services; and Taobao Ad Network and Exchange, a real-time bidding online marketing exchange in China; and digital payment and financial technology platform services. In addition, it offers cloud computing services, including elastic computing, database, storage, virtualization network, large scale computing, security, and management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and Internet of Things and other service for enterprises; and payment and escrow services; and movies, TV drama series, online dramas, variety shows, news feeds, games, literature and music, and other areas through various content platforms, as well as develops and operates mobile browsers. Further, the company provides AutoNavi, a mobile digital map, navigation, and real-time traffic information; DingTalk, a proprietary enterprise communication and collaboration platform; and Tmall Genie, an AI-powered voice assistant, which helps consumers to shop, order local services, search for information, control smart appliances, and play interactive content. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

Details
Name: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
BABA
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1999
$407,024,103,600
2,592,180,000
Website: http://www.alibabagroup.com
Address: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
969 West Wen Yi Road,
Yu Hang District,
Hangzhou,
Zhejiang Province, 311121,
China
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE BABA SPON ADS EACH REPR ONE ORD USD0.000025 New York Stock Exchange US USD 19. Sep 2014
DB AHLA SPON ADS EACH REPR ONE ORD USD0.000025 Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 19. Sep 2014
XTRA AHLA SPON ADS EACH REPR ONE ORD USD0.000025 XETRA Trading Platform DE EUR 19. Sep 2014
LSE 0HCI SPON ADS EACH REPR ONE ORD USD0.000025 London Stock Exchange GB USD 19. Sep 2014
SWX BABA SPON ADS EACH REPR ONE ORD USD0.000025 SIX Swiss Exchange CH CHF 19. Sep 2014
WBAG AHLA SPON ADS EACH REPR ONE ORD USD0.000025 Wiener Boerse AG AT EUR 19. Sep 2014
BMV BABA N SPON ADS EACH REPR ONE ORD USD0.000025 Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 19. Sep 2014
BATS-CHIXE AHLAD SPON ADS EACH REPR ONE ORD USD0.000025 BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB EUR 19. Sep 2014
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
93,397
Alibaba Group Holding employees.
Industry
Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
Retail
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/01/23 00:34
End of day share price update: 2019/01/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/01/22
Last earnings filing: 2018/11/02
Last earnings reported: 2018/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/03/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.