Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Company Profile (NYSE:BABA)

About Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd logoAlibaba Group Holding Limited is a holding company. The Company is engaged in online and mobile commerce through offering of products, services and technology that enable merchants, brands and other businesses to transform the way they market, sell and operate in the People's Republic of China (the PRC or China) and internationally. It operates through the provision of online and mobile commerce and related services segment. The Company provides retail and wholesale marketplaces available through both personal computer and mobile interfaces in the PRC and internationally. Retail marketplaces and services operated by the Company include the China online shopping destination (Taobao Marketplace); the China brands and retail platform (Tmall); the China group buying site that offers products by aggregating demand from consumers through limited time discounted sales (Juhuasuan), and the global consumer marketplace targeting consumers (AliExpress).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Specialty Retail, Other
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: BABA
  • CUSIP: N/A
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $115.48
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $108.55
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $100.24
  • 52-Week Range: $73.30 - $115.82
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 52.91
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 26.86
  • P/E Growth: 53.03
  • Market Cap: $285.70B
  • Outstanding Shares: 2,485,000,000
  • Beta: 2.73
  • Net Margins: 26.56%
  • Return on Equity: 14.88%
  • Return on Assets: 9.54%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.25%
  • Current Ratio: 1.82%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.82%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 28 Buy Ratings, 2 Strong Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.97)
Consensus Price Target: $124.84 (8.59% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/20/2017Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> ReduceLowView Rating Details
4/18/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$130.00LowView Rating Details
4/18/2017Benchmark Co.Initiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$140.00LowView Rating Details
4/2/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperform$117.00 -> $130.00LowView Rating Details
3/28/2017Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageOverweight$130.00MediumView Rating Details
3/22/2017Pacific CrestInitiated CoverageOverweight -> Overweight$134.00HighView Rating Details
3/21/2017New Street ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$95.00 -> $122.00MediumView Rating Details
3/17/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingConviction-Buy$135.00LowView Rating Details
3/15/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$116.00MediumView Rating Details
3/6/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
2/27/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$140.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017HSBC Holdings plcBoost Price Target$125.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetBuy$119.00 -> $122.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017WedbushBoost Price TargetNeutral$90.00 -> $100.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017InstinetBoost Price TargetBuy$129.00 -> $133.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price Target$120.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Set Price TargetBuy$125.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017Brean CapitalBoost Price Target$120.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingStrong-Buy$124.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$125.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$120.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuy$125.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$140.00 -> $148.00N/AView Rating Details
11/1/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$125.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetBuy$112.00 -> $133.00N/AView Rating Details
10/17/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$95.00 -> $129.00N/AView Rating Details
9/28/2016Daiwa Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetBuy$110.00 -> $125.00N/AView Rating Details
9/20/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$110.00 -> $117.00N/AView Rating Details
8/31/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageOverweight$57.20 -> $135.00N/AView Rating Details
8/15/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$110.00 -> $115.00N/AView Rating Details
8/12/2016Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetOutperform$114.00 -> $122.00N/AView Rating Details
8/9/2016T.H. CapitalBoost Price TargetBuy$84.00 -> $97.00N/AView Rating Details
1/30/2016Summit ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$92.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2015Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$85.00 -> $92.00N/AView Rating Details
10/23/2015TH CapitalUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
8/13/2015Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$103.00 -> $80.00N/AView Rating Details
6/26/2015BNP ParibasReiterated RatingBuy$102.00 -> $100.00N/AView Rating Details
6/16/2015Daiwa Secs Group Spon Lower Price TargetBuy$105.00 -> $103.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
Earnings by Quarter for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/24/2017Q317$1.13$1.09$7.32 billion$7.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q217$0.69$0.63$5.03 billion$5.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q216$0.32$0.38$21.36 billion$3.49 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/12/2015Q116$0.58$0.34$3.43 billion$3.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q415$0.28$0.20$2.78 billion$2.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q315$0.62$0.55$4.45 billion$4.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q215$0.37$0.25$2.54 billion$2.74 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.48 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.28 EPS


Dividend History for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
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Headline Trends for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
Latest Headlines for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
DateHeadline logoChinese banks, brokers eye robo advice for edge on competition - April 27 at 2:12 AM logoAlibaba may provide Brazil credit services, paper reports - Reuters - April 26 at 9:10 PM logoAlibaba's Strong Growth Rate Is Underappreciated - Seeking Alpha - April 26 at 9:10 PM logo[$$] Tencent Opens U.S. Data Center as American Rivals Face Hurdles in China - April 26 at 9:10 PM logoWhat American Businesses Can Expect To Gain From Alibaba's Gateway 17 Summit In Detroit - April 26 at 11:00 AM logoChina Leads On Mobile Wallets -- Will Others Follow? - April 26 at 11:00 AM logoTencent Opens Office in Silicon Valley, First in U.S. - April 26 at 11:00 AM logoAlibaba may provide Brazil credit services, paper reports - April 26 at 11:00 AM logoAlibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock Is More Trouble Than It’s Worth - April 25 at 1:33 PM logoAlibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock Is More Trouble Than It’s Worth - April 25 at 1:07 PM logoTrump's 'Buy American' policy is getting support from an unlikely place: A Chinese e-commerce giant - April 25 at 12:43 PM logoAlibaba to Host Gateway ‘17 for U.S. Businesses, Farmers and Entrepreneurs - April 25 at 12:43 PM logoChina: Alibaba to Launch Confab for US Businesses - April 25 at 12:43 PM logoChina & India, Visa & Alibaba: Who Wins Digital Payment Race? - April 25 at 12:43 PM logoAlibaba Group Holding (BABA) Earning Positive News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 24 at 3:50 PM logoJack Ma Sees Decades of Pain as Internet Upends Old Economy - April 24 at 3:48 PM logoJack Ma: Society Will See 'Much More Pain Than Happiness' Over The Next 30 Years - April 24 at 3:48 PM logoAlibaba's Ma Warns of Tech's Darker Side - April 24 at 3:48 PM logoKey Words: A grim warning from the usually upbeat Jack Ma: There will be pain - April 24 at 3:26 PM logoAlibaba's Jack Ma Sees Pain as Internet Disrupts Economy - April 24 at 10:19 AM logoAlibaba's Ma Warns of Social Conflict Over the Next 30 Years - April 24 at 10:19 AM logoJack Ma Sees Decades of Pain as Internet Upends Older Economy - April 23 at 8:57 PM logoAlibaba Contrarian: Ignore Bulls, Sell This Stock - April 21 at 8:53 PM logoFor Alibaba, It Is About Mobile Payments - Seeking Alpha - April 21 at 3:51 PM logoAlibaba Group Holding (BABA) Given Media Impact Score of 0.38 - April 21 at 11:41 AM logoTrade Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock at All-Time Highs - - April 20 at 3:53 PM logoAlibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock Rating Lowered by Standpoint Research - April 20 at 12:08 PM logoAlibaba's Ant Financial takes control of HelloPay to extend its reach in Southeast Asia - April 20 at 2:08 AM logoAlipay: Cashing In on China's New Consumers - April 20 at 2:08 AM logoAlibaba's Singapore Unit Enlists Uber, Netflix to Lure Customers - April 20 at 2:08 AM logoAlibaba’s Ant Financial Merges With helloPay - April 19 at 4:05 PM logoSpecial Delivery: Alibaba Wants Faster Traffic to Europe - April 19 at 11:15 AM logoInside the Latest Geopolitical Risks: North Korea, Syria, and More - April 19 at 11:15 AM logoEarnings Preview: What To Expect From Visa On Thursday - April 19 at 11:15 AM logoCompetitive video gaming is going to the 2022 Asian Games, but it’s been a medal sport for a decade - April 19 at 11:15 AM logoTuesday's Vital Data: Bank of America Corp (BAC), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) - - April 18 at 3:45 PM logoAlibaba Bumps Bid - A Rangeley Capital Discussion - Seeking Alpha - April 18 at 3:45 PM logoAlibaba Diversification Earns Analysts' Approval - April 18 at 3:45 PM logoA Closer Look At Ant Financial's Bid To Acquire MoneyGram - April 18 at 3:45 PM logo[$$] Alibaba Stock Can Reach $140, Says Analyst - April 18 at 3:45 PM logoAlibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Receives "Buy" Rating from MKM Partners - April 18 at 3:34 PM logoAlibaba Group Holding (BABA) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.48 - April 18 at 11:54 AM logoTraditional Retail Might Not Be Dead, But It Is In A Coffin - April 18 at 11:29 AM logoWhy Buy Alibaba And These 6 Other Chinese Internet Stocks - April 18 at 11:29 AM logoAlibaba Takes Down Fake Cigarette Tax Stamp Ads - April 17 at 3:42 PM logoAlibaba: The Fight Over MoneyGram Heats Up - April 17 at 3:42 PM logoAlibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - April 17 at 12:10 PM logoAlibaba’s Ant Financial may have won the bidding war for MoneyGram after upping its offer to $1.2B - April 17 at 10:50 AM logo[$$] China's Ant Financial sweetens bid for MoneyGram - April 17 at 10:50 AM logoMoneyGram Stock Bounces Following Amended Merger Agreement With Ant Financial - April 17 at 10:50 AM


Frequently Asked Questions for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)

What is Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock symbol?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BABA."

How were Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's earnings last quarter?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November, 4th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $2.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.54 billion. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd had a return on equity of 14.88% and a net margin of 26.56%.

When will Alibaba Group Holding Ltd make its next earnings announcement?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May, 3rd 2017.

Where is Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock going? Where will Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock price be in 2017?

32 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock. Their forecasts range from $97.00 to $148.00. On average, they expect Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock price to reach $124.84 in the next year.

What are analysts saying about Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Alibaba Group is a Chinese e-Commerce giant which caters mainly to its native market. Alibaba Group’s fiscal third-quarter results exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate.  The solid growth in its core e-commerce business as well as growing cloud computing services aided the results.  Also, over the last one year, the stock has outperformed the Zacks characterized Electronic Commerce industry.  The company’s dominance in the mobile commerce market, its continued efforts to develop new products, international growth opportunities and strong financial position are all positives. However, macro headwinds, continued investments and increasing competition from Tencent Holdings and Baidu remain the overhangs." (3/28/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "FY3Q17 results beat consensus and our estimates on both top and bottom line on strong China commerce, Cloud and consolidation of Youku/tudou. Mobile penetration and monetisation witnessed continuing improvement; Cloud delivered strong growth. Fine tune earnings and PT to USD122 from USD119. Reiterate Buy." (1/25/2017)
  • 3. Deutsche Bank AG analysts commented, "Alibaba reported a strong Dec Q with total rev growth of 54% yoy, beating DBe by 7%. Non-GAAP EBITDA margin of 50.7% was 4ppts higher than DBe. The company attributed strong results to solid user growth (mobile MAU reached 493m, +25% yoy), consumer usage and merchant spend. Online marketing services again expanded robustly, by 47%, mainly driven by paid click growth. Commission revenue reaccelerated to 32% yoy, reflecting Tmall GMV growth recovery. Core e-commerce margin saw continued expansion to 64%, despite investment in globalization, FMCG & rural Taobao. The company lifted FY17 full year guide from 48% to 53%. The new guide should be easy to achieve given BABA's strong momentum. Alibaba's 'New Retail' strategy meanwhile seeks to integrate more offline retailers (e.g. Intime) with integrated inventory, membership and services to serve both users and merchants more efficiently. Monetization should thus increase long term." (1/24/2017)
  • 4. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "BABA reported strong F3Q17 results above expectations, driven by a reacceleration in core commerce (+45% Y/Y) and to a lesser extent Cloud services (+115% Y/Y) and Digital Media/Entertainment. Profit margins were in line with our expectations, as profitability in the core business (64% EBITDA margin) helps fund expansion in emerging growth areas. We continue to believe Alibaba is a key beneficiary of positive secular trends in e-commerce and gravitational platform pull. Maintain Outperform rating, new $116 price target." (1/24/2017)
  • 5. MKM Partners analysts commented, "We remain bullish on the stock and think Alibaba will be the best performing large-cap in the Internet sector over the next 12-months," Sanderson noted.Core CommerceSanderson noted that he values Alibaba's core commerce segment at 25x his calendar year 2017 net profits forecast, which is still considered "low for a growth asset" within the e-commerce segment. The analyst also assumed "little" margin expansion through next year — an assumption which "may be conservative."Related Link: Strategies For A Sleepy Bull MarketCloud BusinessSanderson's valuation model also assumes the Chinese cloud total addressable market will become a $20 billion market within five years and the company controls a "dominant" 65 percent share. At a 28 percent operating margin, the analyst expects Alibaba to realize $3 billion in net profit over the time frame.Also, Sanderson is assuming a 30x forward multiple for the segment in four years and, when discounted, back at 25 percent to 2017.Other SegmentsAnt Financial is a "gem" given recent valuation rounds, which valued the company at $60 billion and contributes $8 per share.The marked-to-market value of publicly traded companies in Alibaba's portfolio are worth $12.7 billion today, or $5 per share.Finally, Alibaba holds interests in over 100 private companies, "many" (8/26/2016)

Are investors shorting Alibaba Group Holding Ltd?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 110,933,924 shares, an increase of 0.6% from the March 31st total of 111,646,541 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 8,490,062 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 13.1 days. Approximately 4.5% of the company's stock are sold short.

Who owns Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vontobel Asset Management Inc. (0.43%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.22%), Genesis Asset Managers LLP (0.17%), WELLCOME TRUST LTD THE as trustee of the WELLCOME TRUST (0.13%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.11%) and Hermes Investment Management Ltd. (0.11%).

Who sold Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock? Who is selling Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vontobel Asset Management Inc., Manning & Napier Advisors LLC, Westwood Management Corp IL, Korea Investment CORP, Global Thematic Partners LLC, New Silk Road Investment PTE Ltd., Hexavest Inc. and WELLCOME TRUST LTD THE as trustee of the WELLCOME TRUST.

Who bought Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock? Who is buying Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fisher Asset Management LLC, Genesis Asset Managers LLP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Hermes Investment Management Ltd., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC and State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D.

How do I buy Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock?

Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock cost?

One share of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock can currently be purchased for approximately $114.97.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Chart for Thursday, April, 27, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/27/2017 by Staff