NYSE:BABA

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Alibaba Group Holding

Executive Summary

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides online and mobile commerce businesses in the People's Republic of China and internationally.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Alibaba Group Holding's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BABA has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

6.9%

BABA

2.2%

US Online Retail

12.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

4.3%

BABA

0.5%

US Online Retail

-12.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: BABA exceeded the US Online Retail industry which returned 0.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BABA exceeded the US Market which returned -12.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BABAIndustryMarket
7 Day6.9%2.2%12.5%
30 Day-9.3%-4.8%-14.7%
90 Day-11.1%-5.4%-21.5%
1 Year4.3%4.3%0.6%0.5%-10.9%-12.7%
3 Year74.5%74.5%71.7%71.5%12.6%5.4%
5 Year130.5%130.5%175.2%163.2%31.9%17.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Alibaba Group Holding's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Alibaba Group Holding undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

20.25x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BABA ($188.59) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($139.7)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BABA is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BABA is good value based on its PE Ratio (20.3x) compared to the Online Retail industry average (21.1x).

PE vs Market: BABA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.3x) compared to the US market (13x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BABA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.7x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BABA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.7x) compared to the US Online Retail industry average (2.2x).


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Future Growth

How is Alibaba Group Holding forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 47 analysts?

7.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BABA's forecast earnings growth (7.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: BABA's earnings (7.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: BABA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: BABA's revenue (21.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BABA's revenue (21.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster 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 (19.5%).


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Past Performance

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

26.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BABA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BABA's current net profit margins (35.2%) are higher than last year (20.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BABA's earnings have grown significantly by 26.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BABA's earnings growth over the past year (148%) exceeds its 5-year average (26.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BABA earnings growth over the past year (148%) exceeded the Online Retail industry 15%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: BABA's Return on Equity (19%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Alibaba Group Holding's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BABA's short term assets (CN¥459.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (CN¥262.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: BABA's short term assets (CN¥459.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥197.7B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BABA's debt to equity ratio (11.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: BABA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 46.2% to 11.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BABA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (192.2%).

Interest Coverage: BABA earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: BABA has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: BABA's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 4.5x debt).


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Dividend

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


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 payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BABA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any 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.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

4.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Daniel Zhang (47yo)

4.83s

Tenure

Mr. Yong Zhang, also known as Daniel, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group Holding Limited since May 2015. Mr. Zhang has been an Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Limited since  ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Chung Tsai
Executive Vice Chairman6.83yrsno data1.12% CN¥5.7b
Yong Zhang
CEO & Executive Chairman4.83yrsno datano data
J. Michael Evans
President & Director5.5yrsno datano data
Yun Ma
Founder & Director21.17yrsno data3.39% CN¥17.2b
Wei Wu
CFO & Head of Strategic Investments6.83yrsno datano data
Michael Yao
Senior VP & Head of Corporate Financeno datano datano data
Li Cheng
Chief Technology Officer0.25yrno datano data
Robert Lin
Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Timothy Alexander Steinert
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary12.67yrsno datano data
Jennifer Kuperman
Head of International Corporate Communications4.17yrsno datano data

4.8yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: BABA's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Chung Tsai
Executive Vice Chairman6.83yrsno data1.12% CN¥5.7b
Yong Zhang
CEO & Executive Chairman4.83yrsno datano data
J. Michael Evans
President & Director5.5yrsno datano data
Yun Ma
Founder & Director21.17yrsno data3.39% CN¥17.2b
Masayoshi Son
Director20.17yrsno datano data
Chih-Yuan Yang
Independent Director5.5yrsno datano data
E. Ekholm
Independent Director4.75yrsno datano data
Teh Kwauk
Independent Director5.5yrsno datano data
Chee Tung
Independent Director5.5yrsno datano data
Xiandong Jing
Director3.5yrsno datano data

5.5yrs

Average Tenure

55.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BABA's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Alibaba Group Holding Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
  • Ticker: BABA
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1999
  • Industry: Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$505.935b
  • Shares outstanding: 2.68b
  • Website: https://www.alibabagroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Alibaba Group Holding Limited
  • 969 West Wen Yi Road
  • Yu Hang District
  • Hangzhou
  • 311121
  • China

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BABANYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesADS EACH REPR 1 ORD SHS (SPON) (CDI)USUSDSep 2014
AHLAXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesADS EACH REPR 1 ORD SHS (SPON) (CDI)DEEURSep 2014
AHLADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesADS EACH REPR 1 ORD SHS (SPON) (CDI)DEEURSep 2014
BABASWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesADS EACH REPR 1 ORD SHS (SPON) (CDI)CHCHFSep 2014
BABA NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesADS EACH REPR 1 ORD SHS (SPON) (CDI)MXMXNSep 2014
24409862SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesADS EACH REPR 1 ORD SHS (SPON) (CDI)CHCHFSep 2014
0HCILSE (London Stock Exchange)YesADS EACH REPR 1 ORD SHS (SPON) (CDI)GBUSDSep 2014
AHLADBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesADS EACH REPR 1 ORD SHS (SPON) (CDI)GBEURSep 2014
AHLAWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesADS EACH REPR 1 ORD SHS (SPON) (CDI)ATEURSep 2014
9988SEHK (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.)Ordinary SharesHKHKDNov 2019
BABA.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)Ordinary SharesUSUSDNov 2019

Biography

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides online and mobile commerce businesses in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It operates in four segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The company operates Taobao Marketplace, a mobile commerce destination; Tmall, a third-party platform; Alibaba Health pharmaceutical e-commerce and consumer healthcare platforms; Alimama, a monetization platform; 1688.com, an online wholesale marketplace; Alibaba.com, an online wholesale marketplace; AliExpress, a retail marketplace; Lazada, an e-commerce platform; and Tmall Global, an import e-commerce platform. It also operates Lingshoutong, a digital sourcing platform; Cainiao Network logistic services platform; Ele.me, a delivery and local services platform; Koubei, a restaurant and local services guide platform; and Fliggy, an online travel platform. In addition, the company offers pay-for-performance and display marketing services; and Taobao Ad Network and Exchange, a real-time bidding online marketing exchange. Further, it provides elastic computing, database, storage, virtualization network, large scale computing, security, and management and application, big data analytics, machine learning platform, and Internet of Things and other services for enterprises; and payment and escrow services; and movies, television series, variety shows, animations, and other video content. Additionally, the company operates Youku, an online video platform; UC Browser, a mobile browser; Alibaba Pictures and other content platforms that provide online videos, films, live events, news feeds, literature, music, and others; Amap, a mobile digital map, navigation, and real-time traffic information app; DingTalk, a business efficiency app; and Tmall Genie, an AI-powered smart speaker. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/30 03:16
End of Day Share Price2020/03/27 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/03/31


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.