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Alibaba is an e-commerce company operating online marketplaces, as well as an online payment system called AliPay. It includes internet-based businesses, which enables its users to buy or sell various products. The Company is engaged in consumer e-commerce, online payment, business-to-business marketplaces, and cloud computing. It also develops mobile apps, mobile operating systems and internet TV. 
TypePublic
Founded1999
HQHangzhou, CN
Websitealibaba.com
Employee Ratings3.4

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)101,550(+9%)
Job Openings610
Revenue (FY, 2018)¥250.3 B(+59%)
Share Price (Mar 2019)$180.7

Key People/Management at Alibaba

Jack Ma

Jack Ma

Founder, Executive Chairman
Joe Tsai

Joe Tsai

Executive Vice Chairman
Daniel Zhang

Daniel Zhang

CEO
Michael Evans

Michael Evans

President
Maggie Wu

Maggie Wu

CFO
Judy Tong

Judy Tong

Chief People Officer
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Alibaba Office Locations

Alibaba has offices in Hangzhou, Hangzhou Shi, Hong Kong , Taipei City and in 9 other locations
Hangzhou, CN (HQ)
969 Wenyi W Rd
Hangzhou, CN
Z Space No. 556 Xixi Road
Hangzhou Shi, CN
699 Wang Shang Lu
Melbourne, AU
Level 2, 411 Collins Street,
Paris, FR
124 Rue Réaumur
München, DE
1st Floor 8 Viktualienmarkt
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Alibaba Financials and Metrics

Alibaba Revenue

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Alibaba's revenue was reported to be ¥250.27 b in FY, 2018 which is a 58.1% increase from the previous period.
CNY

Revenue (Q3, 2019)

117.3b

Gross profit (Q3, 2019)

56.5b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2019), %

48.1%

Net income (Q3, 2019)

31.0b

EBIT (Q3, 2019)

26.8b

Market capitalization (13-Mar-2019)

468.4b

Closing stock price (13-Mar-2019)

180.7

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

189.2b

EV

415.3b
Alibaba's current market capitalization is $468.4 b.
Annual
CNYFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

76.2b101.1b158.3b250.3b

Revenue growth, %

(25%)33%56%58%

Cost of goods sold

23.8b34.4b59.5b107.0b

Gross profit

52.4b66.8b98.8b143.2b
Quarterly
CNYQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Revenue

50.2b55.1b83.0b80.9b85.1b117.3b

Cost of goods sold

17.5b22.0b35.1b43.7b46.8b60.8b

Gross profit

32.7b33.1b48.0b37.2b38.4b56.5b

Gross profit Margin, %

65%60%58%46%45%48%
Annual
CNYFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

108.2b106.8b143.7b199.3b

Accounts Receivable

1.1b1.2b4.4b7.3b

Prepaid Expenses

433.0m1.2b2.4b4.3b

Inventories

957.0m4.5b
Quarterly
CNYQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Cash

167.9b164.4b189.2b

Current Assets

237.0b237.9b261.7b

PP&E

78.7b87.0b90.8b

Goodwill

207.4b203.7b244.3b
Annual
CNYFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

24.3b71.3b41.2b61.4b

Depreciation and Amortization

4.4b6.7b14.3b22.0b

Accounts Payable

11.4b8.1b5.3b23.2b

Cash From Operating Activities

41.2b56.8b80.3b125.2b
Quarterly
CNYQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Cash From Operating Activities

25.9b56.0b111.4k36.1b67.5b132.4b

Cash From Investing Activities

(13.9b)(39.5b)(63.8k)(71.7b)(103.3b)(134.3b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(8.9b)(9.3b)25.0k4.3b804.0m(8.1b)

Net Change in Cash

2.0b5.3b69.2k(28.5b)(30.5b)(5.6b)
CNYY, 2018

EV/EBIT

15.5 x

EV/CFO

3.1 x

Revenue/Employee

1.2m

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Alibaba Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Active Buyers

255 m279 m307 m334 m350 m367 m386 m407 m423 m434 m439 m443 m454 m466 m488 m515 m552 m576 m601 m636 m

Revenue per Active Buyer

¥168 ¥166 ¥168 ¥171 ¥171 ¥174 ¥184 ¥189 ¥202 ¥215 ¥241 ¥251

Mobile Monthly Active Users

163 m188 m217 m265 m289 m307 m346 m393 m410 m427 m450 m493 m507 m529 m549 m580 m617 m634 m666 m699 m

Revenue per Mobile MAU

¥27 ¥39 ¥52 ¥62 ¥76 ¥87 ¥108 ¥123 ¥140 ¥151 ¥166 ¥179
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Alibaba Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Data ArtisansJanuary 08, 2019$103 m
TrendyolAugust 20, 2018$750 m
DarazMay 08, 2018
C-SKY MicrosystemsApril 20, 2018
Ele.meFebruary 26, 2018
VisualeadDecember 03, 2017
Cainiao LogisticsSeptember 26, 2017$807 m
Intime RetailJanuary 12, 2017$2.60 b
Alibaba (Chengdu) Software Technology
Alibaba (China)
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Alibaba Revenue Breakdown

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Alibaba revenue breakdown by business segment: 85.5% from Core Commerce, 5.4% from Cloud Computing, 7.8% from Digital Media and Entertainment and 1.3% from Other

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Alibaba Online and Social Media Presence

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Alibaba News and Updates

Alibaba finally got its shitcoin namesake to drop its name

After losing a preliminary copyright lawsuit last year, cryptocurrency knock-off Alibabacoin has finally rescinded and agreed to stop using the Alibaba name. In a joint statement released on Monday, Alibabacoin and Alibaba announced they have reached an agreement which will see Alibabacoin change it…

Safaricom, Alibaba Unit Agree Mobile-Payments Partnership

Safaricom, Alibaba Unit Agree Mobile-Payments Partnership

Cryptocurrency firm agrees to stop using Alibaba name

A cryptocurrency firm said it will stop using trademarks including the term "Alibaba" as part a settlement of a lawsuit brought by Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd , the Chinese e-commerce retailer.

Tencent-Backed Meituan's Losses Balloon in Duel With Alibaba

Tencent-Backed Meituan's Losses Balloon in Duel With Alibaba

Alibaba invests $693 mln for stake in Chinese courier STO Express

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will take a 14 percent stake in STO Express Co Ltd through a $693 million deal, the e-commerce giant's fourth significant investment in a Chinese courier company.

The ‘smart money’ prefers Alibaba over Amazon, Intel over AMD, and Google over Apple

The change came after popular tech stocks were sold short late last year.
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Alibaba Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Alibaba founded?

    Alibaba was founded in 1999.

  • Who are Alibaba key executives?

    Alibaba's key executives are Jack Ma, Joe Tsai and Daniel Zhang.

  • How many employees does Alibaba have?

    Alibaba has 101,550 employees.

  • What is Alibaba revenue?

    Latest Alibaba annual revenue is ¥250.3 b.

  • What is Alibaba revenue per employee?

    Latest Alibaba revenue per employee is ¥2.5 m.

  • Who are Alibaba competitors?

    Competitors of Alibaba include Flipkart, Target and eBay.

  • Where is Alibaba headquarters?

    Alibaba headquarters is located at 969 Wenyi W Rd, Hangzhou.

  • Where are Alibaba offices?

    Alibaba has offices in Hangzhou, Hangzhou Shi, Hong Kong , Taipei City and in 9 other locations.

  • How many offices does Alibaba have?

    Alibaba has 14 offices.