About Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, 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 (China) and internationally. Its businesses consist of core commerce, cloud computing, mobile media and entertainment, and other innovation initiatives. Through investee affiliates, it also participates in the logistics and local services sectors. Retail commerce in China operated by the Company includes the China online commerce destination (Taobao Marketplace); the China third-party platform for brands and retailers (Tmall), and the sales and marketing platform for flash sales (Juhuasuan). Wholesale commerce in China operated by the Company includes the China domestic wholesale marketplace (1688.com) and the wholesale marketplace for global trade (Alibaba.com).
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry E-commerce & Auction Services
Trailing P/E Ratio55.19
Forward P/E Ratio44.36
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$22.99 billion
Price / Sales21.30
Cash Flow$3.41 per share
Price / Cash56.02
Book Value$21.54 per share
Price / Book8.88
Net Income$6.35 billion
Return on Equity17.89%
Return on Assets11.29%
Frequently Asked Questions for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
What is Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock symbol?
Alibaba Group Holding Limited trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BABA."
How will Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock buyback program work?
Alibaba Group Holding Limited announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Monday, September 25th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $6,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Alibaba Group Holding Limited's earnings last quarter?
Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) announced its earnings results on Thursday, May, 18th. The specialty retailer reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.01. The specialty retailer earned $5.61 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.26 billion. Alibaba Group Holding Limited had a net margin of 30.87% and a return on equity of 17.89%. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.47 EPS. View Alibaba Group Holding Limited's Earnings History.
When will Alibaba Group Holding Limited make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock going? Where will Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock price be in 2017?
31 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock. Their forecasts range from $100.00 to $245.00. On average, they expect Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock price to reach $181.74 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Alibaba Group Holding Limited.
What are Wall Street analysts saying about Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Alibaba Group is a Chinese e-Commerce giant which caters mainly to its native market. The company delivered strong fiscal second-quarter results driven by robust growth in core e-commerce business. Other drivers include strong mobile and international strength. Also, on a year to date basis, the stock has outperformed the industry it belongs to. Alibaba’s strong core e-commerce business, its continued efforts to develop new products, international growth opportunities, strong financial position and growing cloud computing services are positives. However, macro headwinds, continued investments and increasing competition from Tencent Holdings and Baidu remain the overhangs." (11/24/2017)
- 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)
Are investors shorting Alibaba Group Holding Limited?
Alibaba Group Holding Limited saw a decline in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 123,247,941 shares, a decline of 8.0% from the October 13th total of 133,936,922 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 16,885,763 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 7.3 days. Currently, 4.8% of the company's shares are short sold.
Who are some of Alibaba Group Holding Limited's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Alibaba Group Holding Limited include JD.com (JD), eBay (EBAY), Mercadolibre (MELI), Shopify (SHOP), boohoo.com plc (BOO), The Trade Desk (TTD), Overstock.com (OSTK), AO World plc (AO), E Commerce China Dangdang (DANG), Borderfree (BRDR), Jumei International Holding Limited (JMEI), Points International (PCOM), Mysale Group PLC (MYSL), Geeknet (GKNT), eve Sleep plc (EVE), CafePress (PRSS) and Cnova NV (CNV).
Who are Alibaba Group Holding Limited's key executives?
Alibaba Group Holding Limited's management team includes the folowing people:
- Yun Ma, Executive Chairman, Lead Founder (Age 49)
- J. Michael Evans, President, Director (Age 59)
- Yong Zhang, Chief Executive Officer (Age 45)
- Zhaoxi Lu, Vice Chairman of the Board (Age 46)
- Wei Wu, Chief Financial Officer (Age 48)
- Xiaoming Hu, President, Alibaba Cloud Computing (Age 47)
- Minzhi Wu, President, Wholesale Marketplaces (Age 40)
- Yongfu Yu, President, Mobile Internet and Alimama (Age 41)
- Jeff Jianfeng Zhang, Chief Technology Officer (Age 42)
- Pen-hung Tung, Chief Marketing Officer (Age 46)
Who owns Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock?
Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.79%), Schroder Investment Management Group (0.91%), Jennison Associates LLC (0.70%), Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP (0.46%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.40%) and Ameriprise Financial Inc. (0.29%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Alibaba Group Holding Limited.
Who sold Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock? Who is selling Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock?
Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jennison Associates LLC, Baillie Gifford & Co., Thornburg Investment Management Inc., Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Ameriprise Financial Inc., BT Investment Management Ltd, CI Investments Inc. and Schroder Investment Management Group. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alibaba Group Holding Limited.
Who bought Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock? Who is buying Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock?
Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP, Egerton Capital UK LLP, Third Point LLC, Legal & General Group Plc, Investec Asset Management LTD, Harding Loevner LP, Green Court Capital Management Ltd and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alibaba Group Holding Limited.
How do I buy Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock?
Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock price today?
One share of Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock can currently be purchased for approximately $191.19.
How big of a company is Alibaba Group Holding Limited?
Alibaba Group Holding Limited has a market capitalization of $486.21 billion and generates $22.99 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $6.35 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.45 on an earnings per share basis. Alibaba Group Holding Limited employs 50,097 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Alibaba Group Holding Limited?
Alibaba Group Holding Limited's mailing address is 26/F TOWER ONE TIMES SQUARE 1 MATHESON ST. CAUSEWAY BAY, Hong Kong K3, . The specialty retailer can be reached via phone at 852-2215-5100.
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Analysts' Consensus Rating for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Buy||Buy||Buy||Buy|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.93||2.95||2.93||2.95|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Sell Rating(s)|
2 Hold Rating(s)
36 Buy Rating(s)
1 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
2 Hold Rating(s)
35 Buy Rating(s)
2 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
3 Hold Rating(s)
34 Buy Rating(s)
2 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
2 Hold Rating(s)
32 Buy Rating(s)
2 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$177.94||$175.24||$165.59||$128.88|
|Price Target Upside: ||6.27% downside||1.22% upside||3.58% downside||4.95% upside|
Consensus Price Target History for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
Analysts' Ratings History for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
(Data available from 11/24/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|11/6/2017||Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$200.00 -> $220.00||N/A|
|11/3/2017||SunTrust Banks, Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$210.00||N/A|
|11/3/2017||Robert W. Baird||Boost Price Target||Outperform||$190.00 -> $210.00||N/A|
|11/3/2017||Needham & Company LLC||Boost Price Target||Buy -> Buy||$190.00 -> $215.00||N/A|
|10/31/2017||Barclays PLC||Boost Price Target||Overweight||$200.00 -> $220.00||N/A|
|10/16/2017||Bank of America Corporation||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$200.00||N/A|
|10/16/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$185.00||N/A|
|10/5/2017||Raymond James Financial, Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Strong-Buy||N/A|
|10/3/2017||Credit Suisse Group||Reiterated Rating||Outperform -> Outperform||$220.00||Medium|
|10/2/2017||MKM Partners||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$220.00||Medium|
|10/1/2017||Stifel Nicolaus||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$190.00||Low|
|9/26/2017||Wells Fargo & Company||Initiated Coverage||Outperform -> Outperform||$225.00||Medium|
|9/22/2017||Cantor Fitzgerald||Initiated Coverage||Overweight||$213.00||Low|
|9/21/2017||Jefferies Group LLC||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$160.00||Low|
|9/7/2017||Deutsche Bank AG||Lower Price Target||Buy||$199.00||Low|
|9/6/2017||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$200.00||Medium|
|8/22/2017||Atlantic Securities||Upgrade||Neutral -> Overweight||$130.00 -> $215.00||Medium|
|8/20/2017||Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$200.00 -> $208.00||Low|
|6/19/2017||Pacific Crest||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$137.00||Low|
|6/12/2017||Benchmark Co.||Boost Price Target||Buy -> Buy||$140.00 -> $175.00||Low|
|5/24/2017||Sanford C. Bernstein||Boost Price Target||Outperform||$130.00 -> $135.00||Low|
|5/23/2017||CIBC||Boost Price Target||Outperform||$130.00 -> $140.00||Low|
|4/20/2017||Standpoint Research||Downgrade||Buy -> Reduce||Low|
|3/21/2017||New Street Research||Upgrade||Neutral -> Buy||$95.00 -> $122.00||Medium|
|2/27/2017||Morgan Stanley||Reiterated Rating||Overweight||$140.00||N/A|
|1/25/2017||Wedbush||Boost Price Target||Neutral||$90.00 -> $100.00||N/A|
|1/25/2017||Brean Capital||Boost Price Target||$120.00||N/A|
|1/24/2017||Evercore ISI||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$125.00||N/A|
|10/27/2016||Citigroup Inc.||Boost Price Target||Buy||$112.00 -> $133.00||N/A|
|10/17/2016||Nomura||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$95.00 -> $129.00||N/A|
|9/28/2016||Daiwa Capital Markets||Boost Price Target||Buy||$110.00 -> $125.00||N/A|
|8/9/2016||T.H. Capital||Boost Price Target||Buy||$84.00 -> $97.00||N/A|
|1/30/2016||Summit Research||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$92.00||N/A|
Earnings History and Estimates Chart for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE BABA)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|8/17/2017||6/30/2017||$0.73||$0.94||$7.16 billion||$7.40 billion||View||N/A|
|5/18/2017||3/31/2017||$0.64||$0.63||$5.26 billion||$5.61 billion||View||N/A|
|1/24/2017||Q317||$1.13||$1.09||$7.32 billion||$7.70 billion||View||N/A|
|11/2/2016||Q217||$0.69||$0.63||$5.03 billion||$5.14 billion||View||N/A|
|10/27/2015||Q216||$0.32||$0.38||$21.36 billion||$3.49 billion||View||Listen|
|8/12/2015||Q116||$0.58||$0.34||$3.43 billion||$3.27 billion||View||Listen|
|5/7/2015||Q415||$0.28||$0.20||$2.78 billion||$2.81 billion||View||Listen|
|1/29/2015||Q315||$0.62||$0.55||$4.45 billion||$4.22 billion||View||Listen|
|11/4/2014||Q215||$0.37||$0.25||$2.54 billion||$2.74 billion||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.31 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.69 EPS
Dividend History for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
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Insider Trading History for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE BABA)
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Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE BABA) Chart for Friday, November, 24, 2017