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JD.com, Inc.

Company Background

JD.com is China's No. 2 e-commerce company, behind the Alibaba Group Holding. It was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Beijing. When the company went public on the U.S. Nasdaq market in May 2014, it raised $1.78 billion, the largest sum ever garnered by a Chinese company in an initial public offering in the U.S. Richard Liu Qiangdong, who graduated from Renmin University of China, in Beijing, in 1996, started the business. It began as a sales agent for CD-ROMs. The company became an online mail-order house in 2004. It expanded its business as the Internet and rising incomes took hold in China.

 

As Alibaba is by far the largest player in China's online retail market, JD.com enlisted the help of Tencent Holdings, one of China's big three Internet players and the operator of the wildly popular WeChat app. JD.com hopes to woo some 400 million WeChat users. Tencent purchased a stake of about 15% in JD.com in the spring of 2014.

 

In May 2015, JD.com bought a 27.5% interest in the operator of a major Chinese travel website for $350 million and became its leading shareholder as part of a strategy to expand into new business sectors.

Business Summary

JD.com, Inc. is a technology driven E-commerce company. It engages in the sale of electronics products and general merchandise products, including audio, video products, and books. The company operates through the JD Retail and New Businesses segments. The JD Retail segment offers online retail, online marketplace, and marketing services. The New Businesses segment comprises of logistic services provided to third parties, overseas business, and technology initiatives; asset management services to logistics property investors; and sale of development properties by JD Property. The company was founded on June 18, 1998 by Qiang Dong Liu and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2020 USD
Revenue108,052.24M108,052.24M
Gross Profit15,620.35M15,620.35M
Operating income1,549.36M1,549.36M
Income before tax6,740.92M6,740.92M
Net income7,157.85M7,157.85M
EBITDA2,466.47M2,466.47M
Diluted EPS4.584.58
Dividends Per Share00
Total Assets64,571.97M64,571.97M
Total liabilities30,684.22M30,684.22M
Total equity28,677.22M28,677.22M
Operating cash flow6,118.73M6,118.73M
Currency in USDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 38,878.25M 53,613.47M 69,823.02M 83,487.78M 108,052.24M
Gross Profit 5,079.55M 7,255.89M 9,694.35M 12,042.52M 15,620.35M
Operating income -188.40M -123.62M -392.44M 739.54M 1,549.36M
Income before tax 135.47M 302.99M -190.50M 2,233.15M 6,740.92M
Net income -301.11M 17.28M -376.54M 1,763.30M 7,157.85M
EBITDA 319.12M 484.27M 420.44M 1,590.84M 2,466.47M
Diluted EPS -0.37 -0.01 -0.24 1.14 4.58
Dividends Per Share 0 0 0 0 0
Total Assets 23,076.98M 28,263.96M 30,465.19M 37,286.08M 64,571.97M
Total liabilities 17,145.65M 20,219.02M 19,275.05M 22,840.41M 30,684.22M
Total equity 4,877.02M 7,991.52M 8,705.73M 11,751.29M 28,677.22M
Operating cash flow 1,240.35M 3,973.93M 3,155.71M 3,569.81M 6,118.73M
 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 38,878.25M 53,613.47M 69,823.02M 83,487.78M 108,052.24M
Gross Profit 5,079.55M 7,255.89M 9,694.35M 12,042.52M 15,620.35M
Operating income -188.40M -123.62M -392.44M 739.54M 1,549.36M
Income before tax 135.47M 302.99M -190.50M 2,233.15M 6,740.92M
Net income -301.11M 17.28M -376.54M 1,763.30M 7,157.85M
EBITDA 319.12M 484.27M 420.44M 1,590.84M 2,466.47M
Diluted EPS -0.37 -0.01 -0.24 1.14 4.58
Dividends Per Share 0 0 0 0 0
Total Assets 23,076.98M 28,263.96M 30,465.19M 37,286.08M 64,571.97M
Total liabilities 17,145.65M 20,219.02M 19,275.05M 22,840.41M 30,684.22M
Total equity 4,877.02M 7,991.52M 8,705.73M 11,751.29M 28,677.22M
Operating cash flow 1,240.35M 3,973.93M 3,155.71M 3,569.81M 6,118.73M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2020
PER18.55
ROA14.05%
ROE35.40%
Operating margin1.43%
Profit margin6.62%

Key executives

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Qiang Dong Liu
  • President: Lei Xu
  • Director-Strategy & Operations: Nan Li
  • Chief Financial Officer: Ran Xu
  • Chief Compliance Officer: Cheng Feng He

Shareholders

  • Tiger Global Management LLC (3.8%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.9%)
  • D1 Capital Partners LP (1.3%)
  • Invesco Advisers, Inc. (1.3%)
  • SSgA Funds Management, Inc. (1.2%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.9%)
  • Davis Selected Advisers LP (0.8%)
  • Fidelity Management & Research Co. LLC (0.8%)
  • Dodge & Cox (0.7%)
  • Coatue Management LLC (0.6%)

Contact Details

  • Website:http://www.jd.com
  • Address: No. 18 Kechuang 11 Street, 20th Floor, Building A, Beijing, 101111, China
  • Phone: +86.10.8911.8888

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Competitors

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  • Jowell Global Ltd.
  • Fincera Inc
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  • Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • China Finance Online Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR
  • Dragon Victory International Limited
  • Lexinfintech Holdings Ltd. Sponsored ADR Class A
  • OneConnect Financial Technology Co Ltd Sponsored ADR
  • Primax Electronics Ltd.
Last Updated on 20 Jan, 2022

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