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: $108.42
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $103.08
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $99.26
  • 52-Week Range: $73.30 - $109.87
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 50.08
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.90
  • P/E Growth: 50.47
  • Market Cap: $269.42B
  • Outstanding Shares: 2,485,000,000
  • Beta: 2.73
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 26.56%
  • Return on Equity: 14.88%
  • Return on Assets: 9.54%
Debt:
  • 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: 2 Hold Ratings, 26 Buy Ratings, 2 Strong Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $123.73 (16.63% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/22/2017Pacific CrestInitiated CoverageOverweight -> Overweight$134.00MediumView 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
1/24/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$130.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$125.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Standpoint ResearchReiterated RatingAccumulate$113.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$120.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuy$125.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperform$117.00N/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
10/28/2015Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$81.00 -> $94.00N/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 3/23/2015 forward)

Earnings

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
5/3/2017        
1/24/2017Q317$1.13$1.30$7.32 billion$7.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q217$0.69$0.79$5.03 billion$5.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q416$3.61$0.47$23.12 billion$3.75 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q316$0.88$0.98$5.02 billion$5.33 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q216$0.32$0.57$21.36 billion$3.49 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/12/2015Q116$0.58$0.59$3.43 billion$3.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q415$0.28$0.48$2.78 billion$2.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q315$0.75$0.81$4.45 billion$4.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q215$0.49$0.45$2.54 billion$2.74 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.47 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.26 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
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Headlines

Headline Trends for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
Latest Headlines for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
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investorplace.com logoThe Strength of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock’s Subsidiary Ant Financial (NYSE:BABA)
investorplace.com - March 23 at 4:13 PM
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thestreet.com logoTrump SEC Pick Aims to Boost IPOs (NYSE:BABA)
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us.rd.yahoo.com logoAlibaba, JD.com Get Bullish Coverage On E-Commerce Strength In China (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 23 at 4:13 PM
investorplace.com logoThe Strength of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock’s Subsidiary Ant Financial (NYSE:BABA)
investorplace.com - March 23 at 1:02 PM
News IconAlibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:BABA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 23 at 8:06 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoTencent: Why Morgan Stanley Is Bullish Despite Q4 Earnings Miss (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 23 at 2:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe fintech duopoly in China (NYSE:BABA)
finance.yahoo.com - March 23 at 2:27 AM
blogs.barrons.com logoTencent: Why Morgan Stanley Goes Bullish Despite Q4 Earnings Miss (NYSE:BABA)
blogs.barrons.com - March 22 at 9:22 PM
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www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 5:28 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba to set up regional logistics hub in Malaysia (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 22 at 4:20 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoChina's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 22 at 4:20 PM
thestreet.com logoTencent Gains Traction on Alibaba in Cloud Services (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 22 at 4:20 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoStocks Rebound From Early Losses; Snap Gets Buy Rating (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 22 at 4:20 PM
thestreet.com logoMalaysia Just Became Alibaba's First Overseas E-Hub (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 22 at 4:20 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoThe Biggest Internet Firm You've Never Heard Of Just Reported Earnings (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 22 at 4:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLazada Brings Alibaba's Biggest Bazaar to Singaporean Shoppers (NYSE:BABA)
finance.yahoo.com - March 22 at 2:10 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAlibaba Cash Flow: What One Investor Thinks (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 21 at 9:09 PM
investopedia.com logoAlibaba Gets Full Control of Ticketing Co. Damai (NYSE:BABA)
www.investopedia.com - March 21 at 9:09 PM
thestreet.com logoAlibaba's Damai Acquisition Seen as Complementary to Key Entertainment Platforms (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 21 at 4:08 PM
News IconAlibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Upgraded by New Street Research to "Buy" (NYSE:BABA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 21 at 12:37 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoHere's why online retail can grow faster in emerging economies (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 21 at 12:25 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoeBay Gearing Up to Invest in India's Flipkart (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 21 at 12:25 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAlibaba buys online ticketing platform Damai (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 21 at 12:25 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba buys out online ticketing platform Damai (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 21 at 12:25 PM
News IconAlibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages (NYSE:BABA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 21 at 11:53 AM
bloomberg.com logoAnt Financial Said Considering Higher Offer for MoneyGram (NYSE:BABA)
www.bloomberg.com - March 20 at 4:07 PM
barrons.com logo[$$] Alibaba Could Become The Next Cloud Superstar (NYSE:BABA)
www.barrons.com - March 20 at 4:07 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoOne key to exploding e-commerce in emerging economies? A lack of stores (NYSE:BABA)
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zacks.com logoAlibaba Continues to Diversify, Invests in Gaming Platform (NYSE:BABA)
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finance.yahoo.com - March 20 at 9:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe rise of the Chinese multinational (NYSE:BABA)
finance.yahoo.com - March 20 at 9:50 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoJack Ma to launch Alibaba's regional distribution hub in Malaysia -sources (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 18 at 2:26 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoJack Ma to launch Alibaba's regional distribution hub in Malaysia: sources (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 18 at 2:26 AM
marketwatch.com logoTech IPOs are back even as investors unload Snap (NYSE:BABA)
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thestreet.com logoAlibaba to Expand Mobile Game Distribution Globally (NYSE:BABA)
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us.rd.yahoo.com - March 17 at 4:24 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAlibaba Expands Into Augmented Reality, IoT Cars (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 17 at 4:24 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAlibaba to Invest 1B Yuan in Gaming Platform (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 17 at 4:24 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAlibaba's Under-The-Radar Technical Breakout (NYSE:BABA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 17 at 4:24 PM
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investorplace.com - March 17 at 10:31 AM
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us.rd.yahoo.com - March 17 at 3:19 AM
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us.rd.yahoo.com - March 17 at 3:19 AM
cnbc.com logoChinese tech titan Alibaba invests 1 billion yuan in mobile gaming distribution (NYSE:BABA)
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seekingalpha.com - March 16 at 10:18 PM
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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) released its earnings results on Tuesday, January, 24th. The company reported $1.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.13 by $0.17. The firm had revenue of $7.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.32 billion. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd had a return on equity of 14.88% and a net margin of 26.56%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.99 earnings per share.

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?

30 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares. Their forecasts range from $97.00 to $148.00. On average, they expect Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock price to reach $123.73 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." (1/31/2017)
  • 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 decrease in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 111,411,503 shares, a decrease of 2.0% from the February 15th total of 113,656,573 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,003,364 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 12.4 days.

Who owns Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.96%), Temasek Holdings Private Ltd (1.43%), State Street Corp (0.74%), Sands Capital Management LLC (0.71%), FMR LLC (0.69%) and Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (0.50%).

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 FMR LLC, Temasek Holdings Private Ltd, Silver Lake Group L.L.C., Public Sector Pension Investment Board, FIL Ltd, Sands Capital Management LLC, Allianz Asset Management AG and Marshall Wace LLP.

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

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Baillie Gifford & Co., Lone Pine Capital LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd and UG Investment Advisers Ltd..

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 $106.09.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/23/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff