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Alibaba Group is an e-commerce company operating a platform for the wholesale trade. It enables manufacturers and distributors to sell their products to companies in other countries. The platform offers consumer electronics, machinery, apparel, and other product categories. The company also develops the AliPay online payment system, mobile apps and operating systems, and internet TV.

TypePublic
Founded1999
HQHangzhou Shi, CN
Websitealibaba.com
Employee Ratings3.4
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2020)117,600
Job Openings1,000
Revenue (FY, 2020)¥509.7 B(+36%)
Share Price (Apr 2021)$232.1(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingFMore

Key People/Management at Alibaba

Daniel Zhang

Daniel Zhang

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Joe Tsai

Joe Tsai

Executive Vice Chairman
Maggie Wei Wu

Maggie Wei Wu

Director and Chief Financial Officer
Michael Evans

Michael Evans

Director and President
Jeff Zhang

Jeff Zhang

President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
Kabir Misra

Kabir Misra

Director
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Alibaba Office Locations

Alibaba has offices in Hangzhou Shi, San Mateo, Melbourne, Paris and in 8 other locations
Hangzhou Shi, CN (HQ)
969 Wenyi W Rd, Yuhang Qu
Hangzhou Shi, CN
Jianghui Rd, Binjiang Qu
Melbourne, AU
Level 2, 411 Collins Street,
Paris, FR
6 Rue de Paradis 6th floor
München, DE
1st Floor 8 Viktualienmarkt
Hong Kong , HK
26/F Tower One, Times Square 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
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Alibaba Financials and Metrics

Alibaba Revenue

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Alibaba's revenue was reported to be ¥509.71 b in FY, 2020 which is a 35.3% increase from the previous period.
CNY

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

153.8b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

69.2b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

45%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

46.4b

EBITDA (Q1, 2021)

51.0b

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

34.7b

Market capitalization (23-Apr-2021)

627.5b

Closing stock price (23-Apr-2021)

232.1

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

309.3b

EV

363.2b
Alibaba's current market capitalization is $627.5 b.
Annual
CNYFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

158.3b250.3b376.8b509.7b

Revenue growth, %

56%58%51%35%

Cost of goods sold

59.5b107.0b206.9b282.4b

Gross profit

98.8b143.2b169.9b227.3b
Quarterly
CNYQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

50.2b55.1b83.0b80.9b85.1b117.3b114.9b119.0b161.5b153.8b

Cost of goods sold

17.5b22.0b35.1b43.7b46.8b60.8b60.0b65.5b84.3b84.5b

Gross profit

32.7b33.1b48.0b37.2b38.4b56.5b54.9b53.5b77.1b69.2b

Gross profit Margin, %

65%60%58%46%45%48%48%45%48%45%
Annual
CNYFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

143.7b199.3b190.0b330.5b

Accounts Receivable

4.4b7.3b13.8b19.8b

Prepaid Expenses

3.4b4.3b7.0b7.5b

Inventories

4.5b8.5b14.9b
Annual
CNYFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

41.2b61.4b80.2b140.4b

Depreciation and Amortization

5.3b8.8b15.0b21.9b

Cash From Operating Activities

80.3b125.8b151.0b180.6b

Purchases of PP&E

(12.2b)(29.8b)(49.6b)45.4b
Quarterly
CNYQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash From Operating Activities

25.3b55.8b111.0b36.1b67.5b132.4b34.6b47.3b178.4b50.1b

Cash From Investing Activities

(13.9b)(39.6b)(64.1b)(71.7b)(103.3b)(134.3b)(21.1b)(21.4b)(75.1b)(67.7b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(8.9b)(9.3b)25.0b4.3b804.0m(8.1b)4.5b2.1b67.9b(4.6b)

Net Change in Cash

1.4b5.0b668.5b(28.5b)(30.5b)(5.6b)19.3b30.4b173.0b(22.6b)
CNYFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

3.7m

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.6 x
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Alibaba Operating Metrics

FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020FY, 2020Q1, 2021

Active Buyers

350 m367 m386 m407 m423 m434 m439 m443 m454 m466 m488 m515 m552 m576 m601 m636 m654 m674 m693 m711 m726 m742 m

Revenue per Active Buyer

¥171¥171¥174¥184¥189¥202¥215¥241¥251

Mobile Monthly Active Users

289 m307 m346 m393 m410 m427 m450 m493 m507 m529 m549 m580 m617 m634 m666 m699 m721 m755 m785 m824 m846 m874 m

Revenue per Mobile MAU

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

Company NameDateDeal Size
IDsManagerOctober 20, 2019
KaolaSeptember 05, 2019$2 b
TeambitionMarch 29, 2019
Infinity ARMarch 25, 2019
VervericaJanuary 08, 2019$103 m
VervericaJanuary 07, 2019€90 m
TrendyolAugust 20, 2018$750 m
DarazMay 08, 2018
C-SKY MicrosystemsApril 20, 2018
Ele.meFebruary 26, 2018
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Alibaba Revenue Breakdown

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Alibaba revenue breakdown by business segment: 85.6% from Core Commerce, 7.9% from Cloud Computing, 5.3% from Digital Media and Entertainment and 1.3% from Other

Human Capital Metrics

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Alibaba Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

F

43/100

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Alibaba Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

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Alibaba Online and Social Media Presence

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Alibaba Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A+

    82/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    80/100

  • Compensation

    A-

    77/100

  • Diversity

    A+

    80/100

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Alibaba News and Updates

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Earnings Outlook: Alibaba earnings: After COVID-19 recovery, U.S.-China tensions still loom

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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 Daniel Zhang, Joe Tsai and Maggie Wei Wu.

  • How many employees does Alibaba have?

    Alibaba has 117,600 employees.

  • What is Alibaba revenue?

    Latest Alibaba annual revenue is ¥509.7 b.

  • What is Alibaba revenue per employee?

    Latest Alibaba revenue per employee is ¥4.3 m.

  • Who are Alibaba competitors?

    Competitors of Alibaba include Qurate Retail Group, Coupang and ASOS.

  • Where is Alibaba headquarters?

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

  • Where are Alibaba offices?

    Alibaba has offices in Hangzhou Shi, San Mateo, Melbourne, Paris and in 8 other locations.

  • How many offices does Alibaba have?

    Alibaba has 14 offices.