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Alibaba Group (BABA) Competitors

$79.65
+1.13 (+1.44%)
(As of 07/12/2024 ET)

BABA vs. V, MA, ACN, PDD, UBER, FI, MELI, RELX, PYPL, and DASH

Should you be buying Alibaba Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Alibaba Group include Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), Accenture (ACN), PDD (PDD), Uber Technologies (UBER), Fiserv (FI), MercadoLibre (MELI), Relx (RELX), PayPal (PYPL), and DoorDash (DASH). These companies are all part of the "business services, not elsewhere classified" industry.

Alibaba Group vs.

Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) and Visa (NYSE:V) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, community ranking, profitability, media sentiment, risk and valuation.

13.5% of Alibaba Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.2% of Visa shares are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of Alibaba Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Visa shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Alibaba Group currently has a consensus price target of $108.79, indicating a potential upside of 36.58%. Visa has a consensus price target of $304.44, indicating a potential upside of 14.56%. Given Alibaba Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Alibaba Group is more favorable than Visa.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alibaba Group
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
13 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.81
Visa
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
20 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.77

Alibaba Group pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Visa pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Alibaba Group pays out 22.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Visa pays out 23.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Alibaba Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Visa has a net margin of 53.87% compared to Alibaba Group's net margin of 8.44%. Visa's return on equity of 51.23% beat Alibaba Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alibaba Group8.44% 12.70% 8.02%
Visa 53.87%51.23%21.31%

In the previous week, Visa had 2 more articles in the media than Alibaba Group. MarketBeat recorded 22 mentions for Visa and 20 mentions for Alibaba Group. Visa's average media sentiment score of 0.83 beat Alibaba Group's score of 0.59 indicating that Visa is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Alibaba Group
9 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Visa
16 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Alibaba Group has a beta of 0.33, suggesting that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Visa has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Alibaba Group received 353 more outperform votes than Visa when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 84.36% of users gave Alibaba Group an outperform vote while only 80.25% of users gave Visa an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Alibaba GroupOutperform Votes
2681
84.36%
Underperform Votes
497
15.64%
VisaOutperform Votes
2328
80.25%
Underperform Votes
573
19.75%

Visa has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Alibaba Group. Alibaba Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Visa, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alibaba Group$130.35B1.55$11.08B$4.2918.57
Visa$32.65B14.88$17.27B$8.9529.69

Summary

Visa beats Alibaba Group on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding BABA and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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BABA vs. The Competition

MetricAlibaba GroupBusiness services IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$202.11B$17.94B$22.53B$18.32B
Dividend Yield1.25%2.65%174.16%3.52%
P/E Ratio18.5742.0521.7725.57
Price / Sales1.553.144.0315.62
Price / Cash7.4323.1018.1020.00
Price / Book1.325.015.345.07
Net Income$11.08B$497.45M$701.08M$973.14M
7 Day Performance6.88%2.85%3.67%4.04%
1 Month Performance8.58%1.43%2.69%5.21%
1 Year Performance-15.78%-1.57%-0.59%8.58%

Alibaba Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
V
Visa
4.9624 of 5 stars
4.96 / 5 stars
$265.44
-0.4%
$303.56
+14.4%
+9.2%$487.23B$34.14B29.6628,800Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↓
Analyst Revision
MA
Mastercard
4.8395 of 5 stars
4.84 / 5 stars
$444.74
-0.3%
$496.91
+11.7%
+9.9%$413.43B$25.10B35.3533,400Ex-Dividend
Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
ACN
Accenture
4.7558 of 5 stars
4.76 / 5 stars
$298.47
-0.3%
$351.82
+17.9%
-1.5%$187.05B$64.11B27.33733,000Short Interest ↓
PDD
PDD
4.8163 of 5 stars
4.82 / 5 stars
$137.72
+2.3%
$188.33
+36.8%
+76.0%$185.30B$296.81B18.2417,403News Coverage
UBER
Uber Technologies
4.7129 of 5 stars
4.71 / 5 stars
$71.33
+0.1%
$84.41
+18.3%
+58.7%$149.05B$37.28B115.0530,400
FI
Fiserv
4.3783 of 5 stars
4.38 / 5 stars
$151.09
+0.1%
$165.44
+9.5%
+19.1%$88.40B$19.09B28.2442,000Short Interest ↓
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
MELI
MercadoLibre
3.8762 of 5 stars
3.88 / 5 stars
$1,722.05
+2.3%
$1,881.92
+9.3%
+53.6%$87.31B$14.47B77.0515,638Positive News
RELX
Relx
1.0966 of 5 stars
1.10 / 5 stars
$46.11
+0.0%
N/A+40.7%$86.26B$9.16B0.0036,500
PYPL
PayPal
4.9214 of 5 stars
4.92 / 5 stars
$59.00
-0.2%
$73.82
+25.1%
-16.7%$61.81B$30.43B14.8627,200Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
DASH
DoorDash
3.6268 of 5 stars
3.63 / 5 stars
$108.95
-0.1%
$134.79
+23.7%
+26.1%$44.55B$8.64B-100.8819,300Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision

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This page (NYSE:BABA) was last updated on 7/14/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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