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Alibaba Group is an e-commerce company operating a platform for 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. Alibaba Group operates a range of businesses including Lazada, AliExpress,Tmall, etc.
TypePublic
Founded1999
HQHangzhou Shi, CN
Websitealibaba.com
Employee Ratings3.4
Overall CultureA+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Mar 2021)251,462(+106%)
Job Openings313
Revenue (FY, 2020)¥509.7 B(+36%)
Share Price (May 2022)$88(+9%)
Cybersecurity ratingFMore
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Key People/Management at Alibaba

Daniel Yong Zhang

Daniel Yong Zhang

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chris Tung

Chris Tung

Chief Marketing Officer
Judy Tong

Judy Tong

Chief People Officer
Li Cheng

Li Cheng

Chief Technology Officer
Sara Yu

Sara Yu

General Counsel
Jessie Zheng

Jessie Zheng

Chief Risk Officer, Chief Platform Governance Officer, Chief Customer Officer
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Alibaba Office Locations

Alibaba has offices in Hangzhou Shi, Sunnyvale, 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 (13-May-2022)

239.3b

Closing stock price (13-May-2022)

88.0

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

309.3b

EV

(25.0b)
Alibaba's current market capitalization is $239.3 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: 5.3% from Digital Media and Entertainment, 85.6% from Core Commerce, 7.9% from Cloud Computing and 1.3% from Other

Human Capital Metrics

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Alibaba Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

F

59/100

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Alibaba Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

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Alibaba Online and Social Media Presence

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Alibaba Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A+

    81/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    83/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    81/100

  • Diversity

    A+

    81/100

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Alibaba News and Updates

Alibaba Group Announces September Quarter 2021 Results

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988, “Alibaba” or “Alibaba Group”) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Alibaba Cloud Reveals Innovations for a Sustainable and Inclusive 11.11 Global Shopping Festival

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, fully migrated all of Alibaba Group’s systems and operations onto the cloud ahead of the world’s largest shopping festival. Use of 100% cloud-native technologies during the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival reduced comput…

Alibaba 2021 11.11 Global Shopping Festival Delivers Steady Growth

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA; HKEX: 9988) today successfully concluded its 13th annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival (“11.11”), which generated RMB540.3 billion (US$84.54 billion) in gross merchandise volume (GMV) during the 11-day campaign.

Alibaba Group Will Announce September Quarter 2021 Results on November 18, 2021

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988, “Alibaba” or “Alibaba Group”) today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 before the U.S. market opens on Thursday, November 18, 2021, and will hold a conference call to discuss…

Alibaba Nowcasting Delivers Precise Weather Predictions

Alibaba DAMO Academy, the global research initiative by Alibaba Group, has unveiled a cloud-based AI-powered nowcasting platform capable of predicting short-term weather conditions up to six hours in advance.

Alibaba Group Kicks Off 2021 11.11 Global Shopping Festival

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA; HKEX: 9988) today officially kicked off its 13th annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival (“11.11” or “Festival”) with an emphasis on sustainability and inclusiveness.
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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 Yong Zhang, Chris Tung and Judy Tong.

  • How many employees does Alibaba have?

    Alibaba has 251,462 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 ¥2 m.

  • Who are Alibaba competitors?

    Competitors of Alibaba include Target, IAC and Qurate Retail Group.

  • 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, Sunnyvale, Melbourne, Paris and in 8 other locations.

  • How many offices does Alibaba have?

    Alibaba has 14 offices.