Alibaba Group Holding Limited Company Profile (NYSE:BABA)

About Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)

Alibaba Group Holding Limited logoAlibaba 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:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: E-commerce & Auction Services
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:BABA
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.alibabagroup.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $449.02156 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 2,543,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $175.72
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $146.22
  • 52 Week Range: $86.01 - $184.70
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 59.61
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 32.78
  • P/E Growth: 48.06
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $26.99 billion
  • Price / Sales: 16.92
  • Book Value: $17.98 per share
  • Price / Book: 9.99
Profitability:
  • EBITDA: $11.17 billion
  • Net Margins: 28.77%
  • Return on Equity: 16.85%
  • Return on Assets: 10.63%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.22%
  • Current Ratio: 1.74%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.74%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 17.81 million shs.
  • Beta: 2.6
  • Short Ratio: 9.89
 

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 declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Monday, September 25th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) issued its earnings results on Thursday, August, 17th. The company reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.21. The company earned $7.40 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.16 billion. Alibaba Group Holding Limited had a return on equity of 16.85% and a net margin of 28.77%. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.74 earnings per share. View Alibaba Group Holding Limited's Earnings History.

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

Alibaba Group Holding Limited is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Alibaba Group Holding Limited.

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

33 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock. Their predictions range from $100.00 to $245.00. On average, they expect Alibaba Group Holding Limited's share price to reach $178.06 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Alibaba Group Holding Limited.

What are 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’s fiscal first-quarter results exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate on revenues and earnings. 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 positionand and growing cloud computing services are positives. However, macro headwinds, continued investments and increasing competition from Tencent Holdings and Baidu remain the overhangs." (10/17/2017)
  • 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)

Are investors shorting Alibaba Group Holding Limited?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited saw a drop in short interest in September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 134,311,866 shares, a drop of 3.9% from the September 15th total of 139,799,450 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 18,492,972 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.3 days. Approximately 5.3% of the company's stock are sold short.

Who are some of Alibaba Group Holding Limited's key competitors?

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
  • J. Michael Evans, President, Director
  • Yong Zhang, Chief Executive Officer
  • Zhaoxi Lu, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Wei Wu, Chief Financial Officer
  • Xiaoming Hu, President, Alibaba Cloud Computing
  • Minzhi Wu, President, Wholesale Marketplaces
  • Yongfu Yu, President, Mobile Internet and Alimama
  • Jeff Jianfeng Zhang, Chief Technology Officer
  • Pen-hung Tung, Chief Marketing Officer

Who owns Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Private Asset Management Inc. (0.00%) and Crow Point Partners LLC (0.00%). 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 Private Asset Management Inc. and Crow Point Partners LLC. 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 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 $179.61.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE BABA)
Community Ranking:  4.1 out of 5 (star star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,527 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  354 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,881
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 30 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.94)
Consensus Price Target: $178.06 (0.86% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
Price Target History for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
Analysts' Ratings History for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/16/2017Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingBuy$200.00N/AView Rating Details
10/16/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingBuy$245.00N/AView Rating Details
10/16/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$185.00N/AView Rating Details
10/10/2017HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingBuy$184.00 -> $204.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingStrong-BuyN/AView Rating Details
10/3/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperform -> Outperform$220.00MediumView Rating Details
10/2/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$220.00MediumView Rating Details
10/1/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$190.00LowView Rating Details
9/26/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$225.00MediumView Rating Details
9/22/2017Cantor FitzgeraldInitiated CoverageOverweight$213.00LowView Rating Details
9/21/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$160.00LowView Rating Details
9/7/2017Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuy$199.00LowView Rating Details
9/6/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingBuy$200.00MediumView Rating Details
9/3/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Boost Price TargetOutperform$200.00LowView Rating Details
8/23/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$175.00 -> $200.00N/AView Rating Details
8/22/2017Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$130.00 -> $215.00MediumView Rating Details
8/21/2017Barclays PLCSet Price TargetOverweight$180.00 -> $200.00LowView Rating Details
8/20/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingBuy$200.00 -> $208.00LowView Rating Details
8/18/2017Needham & Company LLCBoost Price TargetBuy$155.00 -> $190.00LowView Rating Details
8/18/2017Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform$170.00 -> $190.00LowView Rating Details
8/18/2017KeyCorpSet Price TargetOverweight$160.00 -> $182.00MediumView Rating Details
7/22/2017InstinetReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
6/19/2017Pacific CrestReiterated RatingBuy$137.00LowView Rating Details
6/12/2017Benchmark Co.Boost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$140.00 -> $175.00LowView Rating Details
5/24/2017Sanford C. BernsteinBoost Price TargetOutperform$130.00 -> $135.00LowView Rating Details
5/23/2017CIBCBoost Price TargetOutperform$130.00 -> $140.00LowView Rating Details
4/20/2017Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> ReduceLowView Rating Details
3/21/2017New Street ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$95.00 -> $122.00MediumView Rating Details
2/27/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$140.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017WedbushBoost Price TargetNeutral$90.00 -> $100.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017Brean CapitalBoost Price Target$120.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuy$125.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost 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
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
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
Earnings by Quarter for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE BABA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/2/2017$1.00N/AView Earnings Details
8/17/20176/30/2017$0.73$0.94$7.16 billion$7.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/18/20173/31/2017$0.64$0.63$5.26 billion$5.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.99 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.48 EPS

Dividends

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

Insider Trades

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

Headline Trends for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
Latest Headlines for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
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thestreet.com logoAlibaba's Stock Is Within Striking Distance of a Major Buy Signal - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - October 18 at 5:36 PM
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seekingalpha.com - October 18 at 5:36 PM
investorplace.com logoTrade of the Day: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Nears a Buying Opportunity - Investorplace.com (blog)
investorplace.com - October 18 at 5:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBaron Funds money manager goes all in to beat the stock market
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finance.yahoo.com - October 18 at 5:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba-Backed Qudian IPO Soars In Debut After Pricing High
finance.yahoo.com - October 18 at 5:36 PM
investorplace.com logoTrade of the Day: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Nears a Buying Opportunity
investorplace.com - October 18 at 7:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead to Head Analysis: Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) and Its Peers
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 18 at 12:12 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba Cloud May Soon Be No. 2 After AWS: Exec
finance.yahoo.com - October 17 at 11:21 PM
wsj.com logoAlibaba’s Tsai Says Beijing Doesn’t Have Unlimited Access to Chinese Corporate Data
www.wsj.com - October 17 at 5:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba Cloud Biz May Be #2 Globally
finance.yahoo.com - October 17 at 5:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba Plans to Create 1 Million U.S. Jobs, Further Efforts in AI
finance.yahoo.com - October 17 at 5:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Alibaba's Tsai: Beijing Doesn't Have Unlimited Access to Chinese Corporate Data
finance.yahoo.com - October 17 at 5:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAlibaba Group Holding Limited's (BABA) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Macquarie
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 17 at 12:34 AM
investorplace.com logoA Unique Way To Play Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) News - Investorplace.com (blog)
investorplace.com - October 16 at 10:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] It's Time to Hedge China
finance.yahoo.com - October 16 at 10:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAlibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Earns Buy Rating from Bank of America Corp
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 16 at 9:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCorporate News Blog - STMicroelectronics and Alibaba's AliOS Combine Unique Development Ecosystem for First Chinese Cloud-to-Node IoT Platform
finance.yahoo.com - October 16 at 5:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba Is Still Showing Signs of Slowing
finance.yahoo.com - October 16 at 5:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAlibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Short Interest Down 3.9% in September
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 16 at 1:16 AM
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finance.yahoo.com - October 15 at 4:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAlibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Raised to "Strong-Buy" at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 15 at 3:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAlibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) vs. Its Competitors Head-To-Head Contrast
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finance.yahoo.com - October 13 at 10:01 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - October 13 at 10:01 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba Starts Global Research Program, Plans to Invest $15B
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finance.yahoo.com logoSogou, Mobile Search Rival Of Baidu And Alibaba, Files For IPO
finance.yahoo.com - October 13 at 4:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSogou, Mobile Search Rival Of Baidu And Alibaba, Files For IPO
finance.yahoo.com - October 13 at 4:59 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoProphet Strengthens its Mainland China Presence with a New Office in Shanghai
feeds.benzinga.com - October 13 at 9:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAlibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) vs. Its Competitors Critical Comparison
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 13 at 6:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba Starts Global Research Program, Plans to Invest $15B - Yahoo News
finance.yahoo.com - October 13 at 3:11 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAlibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) versus The Competition Critical Survey
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 13 at 12:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoChina's Government Said to Seek Control Over Big Tech
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finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 5:07 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 10:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Beijing Pushes for a Direct Hand in China's Big Tech Firms
finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 5:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAlibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 11 at 12:44 PM
bloomberg.com logoAlibaba to Spend $15 Billion Exploring 'Moonshot' Projects
www.bloomberg.com - October 11 at 3:39 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba to $15 Billion Exploring 'Moonshot' Prohects
finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 3:39 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba Sets Aside $15 Billion for 'Moonshots'
finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 3:39 AM
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