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Retail Trade

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Business Summary

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. engages in providing online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade. It operates through the following business segments: Core Commerce; Cloud Computing; Digital Media and Entertainment; and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The Core Commerce segment comprises of platforms operating in retail and wholesale. The Cloud Computing segment consists of Alibaba Cloud, which offers elastic computing, database, storage and content delivery network, large scale computing, security, management and application, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and other services provide for enterprises of different sizes across various industries. The Digital Media and Entertainment segment relates to the Youko Tudou and UC Browser business. The Innovation Initiatives and Others segment includes businesses such as AutoNavi, DingTalk, Tmall Genie, and others. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2019 HKDUSD
Revenue440,328.19M56,149.34M
Gross Profit189,327.19M24,142.44M
Operating income70,022.47M8,929.05M
Income before tax112,430.65M14,336.82M
Net income102,357.34M13,052.30M
EBITDA113,180.81M14,432.48M
Diluted EPS4.870.62
Dividends Per Share----
Total Assets1,127.37B143,615.52M
Total liabilities408,458.58M52,033.27M
Total equity575,068.82M73,257.64M
Operating cash flow176,408.67M22,495.10M
Currency in HKDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 95,383.31M 123,365.38M 182,505.24M 294,897.09M 440,328.19M
Gross Profit 62,935.91M 77,887.18M 108,997.16M 161,317.54M 189,327.19M
Operating income 29,176.75M 36,071.77M 56,400.62M 83,201.02M 70,022.47M
Income before tax 40,461.93M 99,367.54M 69,219.68M 118,308.33M 112,430.65M
Net income 30,367.10M 87,160.65M 50,361.82M 75,395.74M 102,357.34M
EBITDA 34,702.93M 44,158.47M 72,757.40M 108,988.88M 113,180.81M
Diluted EPS 1.51 4.25 2.44 3.60 4.87
Dividends Per Share -- -- -- -- --
Total Assets 319,952.75M 437,288.75M 571,574.77M 894,747.61M 1,127.37B
Total liabilities 121,759.50M 137,392.25M 206,010.49M 346,385.74M 408,458.58M
Total equity 182,396.01M 260,857.10M 317,831.09M 456,531.63M 575,068.82M
Operating cash flow 52,655.83M 69,323.58M 92,624.23M 147,493.32M 176,408.67M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 12,301.39M 15,903.10M 23,521.83M 37,762.20M 56,149.34M
Gross Profit 8,116.71M 10,040.48M 14,047.89M 20,657.05M 24,142.44M
Operating income 3,762.86M 4,650.03M 7,269.08M 10,654.07M 8,929.05M
Income before tax 5,218.29M 12,809.52M 8,921.24M 15,149.63M 14,336.82M
Net income 3,916.38M 11,235.93M 6,490.78M 9,654.58M 13,052.30M
EBITDA 4,475.56M 5,692.49M 9,377.19M 13,956.26M 14,432.48M
Diluted EPS 0.19 0.54 0.31 0.46 0.62
Dividends Per Share -- -- -- -- --
Total Assets 41,267.98M 56,376.70M 73,547.54M 114,005.73M 143,615.52M
Total liabilities 15,704.72M 17,713.06M 26,508.45M 44,135.30M 52,033.27M
Total equity 23,525.71M 33,630.55M 40,897.00M 58,169.72M 73,257.64M
Operating cash flow 6,790.91M 8,936.54M 11,937.69M 18,886.83M 22,495.10M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
PER--
ROA10.12%
ROE19.84%
Operating margin15.90%
Profit margin23.24%

Key executives

  • Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Yong Zhang
  • President & Director: John Michael Evans
  • CFO & Head-Strategic Investments: Wei Wu
  • VP, Head-Global Intellectual Property Enforcement: Matthew Bassiur
  • President-Wholesale Marketplaces: Shan Dai

Shareholders

  • SoftBank Group Corp. (25.1%)
  • Altaba, Inc. (4.5%)
  • MA FAMILY (3.3%)
  • Apn Ltd. (1.8%)
  • TSAI CHUNG (1.1%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.0%)
  • Jack Ma Philanthropic Foundation (0.7%)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (0.4%)
  • APG Asset Management NV (0.3%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (0.3%)

Contact Details

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