BABA Stock Overview
Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides technology infrastructure and marketing reach to merchants, brands, retailers, and other businesses to engage with their users and customers in the People's Republic of China and internationally.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$131.61|
|52 Week High||US$274.29|
|52 Week Low||US$130.55|
|1 Month Change||-20.21%|
|3 Month Change||-21.19%|
|1 Year Change||-50.03%|
|3 Year Change||-19.62%|
|5 Year Change||44.64%|
|Change since IPO||40.18%|
Recent News & Updates
Alibaba Group: The CCP Might Back Off BABA, Strong Margin Of Safety
Alibaba has been experiencing a decline of stock value since late 2020 and the share price is currently at a 52-week low of $133. Major reasons for this were issues with Chinese regulatory authorities which escalated with the company’s founder's, Jack Ma, statements condemning the Chinese government. The issues seem to be appropriately addressed and the overall relationship of the company and the government seems substantially better now. The all-time low price is an amazing opportunity for investors looking for a long-term return as the stock is assuming a bullish trend.
We Think You Can Look Beyond Alibaba Group Holding's (NYSE:BABA) Lackluster Earnings
The market for Alibaba Group Holding Limited's ( NYSE:BABA ) shares didn't move much after it posted weak earnings...
Alibaba: Charlie Munger Is Wrong Again
Not all of Alibaba’s risks have materialized to this day. As Beijing strengthens its grip over the entire Chinese tech sector, there’s a high possibility that the state will continue to be involved in Alibaba’s affairs in the foreseeable future. Despite being an undervalued stock in comparison to its Western peers, Alibaba will continue to be uninvestable for non-Chinese nationals in the long run.
Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is still Attractively Valued but Risks are Increasing
Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s (NYSE:BABA) share price has come under pressure once again since the company released 2nd quarter earnings that fell short of expectations. The stock price has been under pressure for the last 12 months due to the regulatory pressure in China, but the share was widely considered a bargain prior to these results. Investors are now questioning Alibaba’s growth outlook and how it relates to the valuation.
|BABA||US Online Retail||US Market|
Return vs Industry: BABA underperformed the US Online Retail industry which returned -8.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BABA underperformed the US Market which returned 23.3% over the past year.
|BABA Average Weekly Movement||6.6%|
|Online Retail Industry Average Movement||8.9%|
|Market Average Movement||6.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.0%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.3%|
Stable Share Price: BABA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BABA's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides technology infrastructure and marketing reach to merchants, brands, retailers, and other businesses to engage with their users and customers in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It operates through four segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The company operates Taobao Marketplace, a social commerce platform; Tmall, a third-party online and mobile commerce platform for brands and retailers; Alimama, a monetization platform; 1688.com and Alibaba.com, which are online wholesale marketplaces; AliExpress, a retail marketplace; Lazada, Trendyol, and Daraz that are e-commerce platforms; and Tmall Global and Kaola, which are import e-commerce platforms.
Alibaba Group Holding Fundamentals Summary
|BABA fundamental statistics|
Is BABA overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|BABA income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||CN¥498.88b|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||45.91|
|Net Profit Margin||15.27%|
How did BABA perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Alibaba Group Holding undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BABA ($131.61) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($178.43)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BABA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BABA is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.3x) compared to the US Online Retail industry average (23x).
PE vs Market: BABA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.3x) compared to the US market (17.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BABA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BABA is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US Online Retail industry average (4.1x).
How is Alibaba Group Holding forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 52 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BABA's forecast earnings growth (15.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: BABA's earnings (15.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BABA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BABA's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BABA's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BABA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.2%).
How has Alibaba Group Holding performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BABA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BABA's current net profit margins (15.3%) are lower than last year (22.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BABA's earnings have grown significantly by 28% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BABA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BABA had negative earnings growth (-5.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Online Retail industry average (78.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BABA's Return on Equity (10.6%) is considered low.
How is Alibaba Group Holding's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BABA's short term assets (CN¥638.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (CN¥387.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: BABA's short term assets (CN¥638.0B) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥239.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BABA has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: BABA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 30.5% to 13.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BABA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (129.7%).
Interest Coverage: BABA earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Alibaba Group Holding current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate BABA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BABA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BABA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BABA's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BABA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Daniel Zhang (49 yo)
Mr. Yong Zhang, also known as Daniel, is Director at Beijing Xiaoju Science & Technology Co, Ltd. since April 2018. Mr. Zhang is Director at Didi Global Inc since April 2018.He is a Director at Didi Chuxi...
Experienced Management: BABA's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: BABA's board of directors are considered experienced (6.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
- Ticker: BABA
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$356.783b
- Shares outstanding: 2.71b
- Website: https://www.alibabagroup.com
Number of Employees
- Alibaba Group Holding Limited
- 969 West Wen Yi Road
- Yu Hang District
- Zhejiang Province
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/11/30 00:25|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/11/29 00:00|
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.