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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 1.80
BABA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. BABA: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BABA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.01 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.8
Equity-to-Asset 0.56
BABA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BABA: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BABA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.05  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.56
-0.05
0.65
Debt-to-Equity 0.29
BABA's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
64% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BABA: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
BABA' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1162.92  Med: 0.31 Max: 1.4
Current: 0.29
-1162.92
1.4
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.05
BABA's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
68% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. BABA: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
BABA' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.21
Current: 1.05
0.05
2.21
Interest Coverage 21.98
BABA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 29.86 vs. BABA: 21.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BABA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.84  Med: 45.87 Max: No Debt
Current: 21.98
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 8.50
Beneish M-Score: -2.15
WACC vs ROIC
17.56%
18.64%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 32.58
BABA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
97% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. BABA: 32.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BABA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.04  Med: 29.57 Max: 47.46
Current: 32.58
25.04
47.46
Net Margin % 30.88
BABA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
98% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. BABA: 30.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BABA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.11  Med: 27.14 Max: 70.65
Current: 30.88
21.11
70.65
ROE % 21.52
BABA's ROE % is ranked higher than
83% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. BABA: 21.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BABA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.17  Med: 27.65 Max: 157.44
Current: 21.52
17.17
157.44
ROA % 11.78
BABA's ROA % is ranked higher than
85% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. BABA: 11.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BABA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.78  Med: 13.48 Max: 26.66
Current: 11.78
9.78
26.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 276.61
BABA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
98% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. BABA: 276.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BABA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 183.7  Med: 368.38 Max: 720.49
Current: 276.61
183.7
720.49
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 34.70
BABA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BABA: 34.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BABA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.8  Med: 77.1 Max: 163.6
Current: 34.7
31.8
163.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 26.80
BABA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BABA: 26.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BABA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.3  Med: 79.4 Max: 221.6
Current: 26.8
22.3
221.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 15.00
BABA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BABA: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BABA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 15 Max: 212.2
Current: 15
0
212.2
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

BABA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Ruane Cunniff 3,335 sh (New)
Chris Davis 366,132 sh (New)
Jim Simons 570,300 sh (New)
David Carlson 170,000 sh (+54.55%)
Steve Mandel 7,619,109 sh (+47.90%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,059,669 sh (+12.49%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,655,859 sh (+11.17%)
Howard Marks 619,374 sh (+10.57%)
Ron Baron 1,269,948 sh (+10.04%)
Robert Karr 1,313,137 sh (+8.35%)
PRIMECAP Management 15,556,605 sh (+1.16%)
Andreas Halvorsen 973,930 sh (+0.73%)
Spiros Segalas 8,530,185 sh (+31.11%)
Eric Mindich 1,150,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 301,200 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 100,000 sh (unchged)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 1,291,700 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Value Partners Sold Out
Ken Fisher 3,265,358 sh (-0.40%)
Chase Coleman 5,283,823 sh (-1.67%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,510,975 sh (-2.29%)
Frank Sands 17,681,858 sh (-5.52%)
Matthews China Fund 283,700 sh (-32.24%)
Pioneer Investments 49,187 sh (-38.43%)
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Q1 2017

BABA Guru Trades in Q1 2017

George Soros 107,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,456,480 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 208,772 sh (New)
John Burbank 636,218 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,328,700 sh (+137.06%)
Pioneer Investments 114,102 sh (+131.98%)
Ken Fisher 5,505,442 sh (+68.60%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,734,640 sh (+63.70%)
Steve Mandel 9,896,713 sh (+29.89%)
Chris Davis 404,270 sh (+10.42%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,794,359 sh (+8.36%)
Howard Marks 643,156 sh (+3.84%)
Ron Baron 1,277,620 sh (+0.60%)
PRIMECAP Management 15,629,355 sh (+0.47%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,335 sh (unchged)
Robert Karr 1,313,137 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 170,000 sh (unchged)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 1,291,700 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Frank Sands 17,253,355 sh (-2.42%)
Matthews China Fund 272,800 sh (-3.84%)
Chase Coleman 4,755,245 sh (-10.00%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,348,525 sh (-10.75%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 138,500 sh (-16.54%)
Jim Simons 231,500 sh (-59.41%)
Spiros Segalas 7,910,523 sh (-7.26%)
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Q2 2017

BABA Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Ken Heebner 403,000 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 4,500,000 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 214,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,100,913 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 710,200 sh (New)
David Tepper 3,693,918 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 53,781 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 1,490 sh (New)
Value Partners 595,170 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 10,318,873 sh (+87.43%)
George Soros 192,400 sh (+79.48%)
Steve Mandel 11,666,798 sh (+17.89%)
Matthews China Fund 312,200 sh (+14.44%)
Ron Baron 1,381,529 sh (+8.13%)
Chris Davis 426,747 sh (+5.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,817,740 sh (+4.79%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,822,959 sh (+1.59%)
Howard Marks 647,279 sh (+0.64%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 1,291,700 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 170,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,335 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 562,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 15,593,875 sh (-0.23%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,274,981 sh (-4.04%)
Frank Sands 16,326,315 sh (-5.37%)
Robert Karr 1,203,137 sh (-8.38%)
Chase Coleman 4,345,920 sh (-8.61%)
Pioneer Investments 86,254 sh (-24.41%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 857,219 sh (-36.43%)
Steven Cohen 763,787 sh (-47.56%)
John Burbank 177,285 sh (-72.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,220 sh (-89.84%)
Steven Romick -1,426,540 sh (-9999.00%)
Spiros Segalas 7,679,282 sh (-2.92%)
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Q3 2017

BABA Guru Trades in Q3 2017

First Eagle Investment 600 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 403,200 sh (New)
John Griffin 185,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 49,120 sh (+131.48%)
Daniel Loeb 6,600,000 sh (+46.67%)
Steven Cohen 1,042,528 sh (+36.49%)
Chris Davis 554,328 sh (+29.90%)
Ron Baron 1,727,945 sh (+25.07%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,487,736 sh (+16.69%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,113,559 sh (+15.94%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 777,400 sh (+9.46%)
Matthews China Fund 339,800 sh (+8.84%)
Howard Marks 682,345 sh (+5.42%)
Chase Coleman 4,536,745 sh (+4.39%)
John Burbank 180,452 sh (+1.79%)
Steven Romick -1,426,540 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 170,000 sh (unchged)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 1,291,700 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,335 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 171,700 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 1,490 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 120,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 200,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Ken Fisher 10,288,095 sh (-0.30%)
PRIMECAP Management 15,451,398 sh (-0.91%)
David Tepper 3,562,500 sh (-3.56%)
Frank Sands 14,938,591 sh (-8.50%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,636,692 sh (-9.96%)
Julian Robertson 189,600 sh (-11.40%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 703,029 sh (-17.99%)
Robert Karr 973,637 sh (-19.08%)
Steve Mandel 8,815,009 sh (-24.44%)
Caxton Associates 31,181 sh (-42.02%)
George Soros 73,750 sh (-61.67%)
Pioneer Investments 32,956 sh (-61.79%)
Spiros Segalas 7,261,508 sh (-5.44%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BABA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.30%0.01%$140.99 - $180.07 $ 185.1314%10,288,095
Steve Mandel 2017-09-30 Reduce -24.44%2.04%$140.99 - $180.07 $ 185.1314%8,815,009
David Tepper 2017-09-30 Reduce -3.56%0.27%$140.99 - $180.07 $ 185.1314%3,562,500
Ron Baron 2017-09-30 Add 25.07%0.28%$140.99 - $180.07 $ 185.1314%1,727,945
Robert Karr 2017-09-30 Reduce -19.08%6.66%$140.99 - $180.07 $ 185.1314%973,637
Chris Davis 2017-09-30 Add 29.90%0.09%$140.99 - $180.07 $ 185.1314%554,328
Julian Robertson 2017-09-30 Reduce -11.40%0.68%$140.99 - $180.07 $ 185.1314%189,600
George Soros 2017-09-30 Reduce -61.67%0.37%$140.99 - $180.07 $ 185.1314%73,750
First Eagle Investment 2017-09-30 New Buy$140.99 - $180.07 $ 185.1314%600
Ken Heebner 2017-09-30 Sold Out 2.6%$140.99 - $180.07 $ 185.1314%0
Steve Mandel 2017-06-30 Add 17.89%1.27%$107.44 - $143.95 $ 185.1351%11,666,798
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Add 87.43%1.08%$107.44 - $143.95 $ 185.1351%10,318,873
David Tepper 2017-06-30 New Buy7.72%$107.44 - $143.95 $ 185.1351%3,693,918
Ron Baron 2017-06-30 Add 8.13%0.07%$107.44 - $143.95 $ 185.1351%1,381,529
Robert Karr 2017-06-30 Reduce -8.38%2.27%$107.44 - $143.95 $ 185.1351%1,203,137
Chris Davis 2017-06-30 Add 5.56%0.01%$107.44 - $143.95 $ 185.1351%426,747
Ken Heebner 2017-06-30 New Buy2.6%$107.44 - $143.95 $ 185.1351%403,000
Julian Robertson 2017-06-30 New Buy5.93%$107.44 - $143.95 $ 185.1351%214,000
George Soros 2017-06-30 Add 79.48%0.27%$107.44 - $143.95 $ 185.1351%192,400
Steve Mandel 2017-03-31 Add 29.89%1.29%$88.6 - $109.51 $ 185.1382%9,896,713
Ken Fisher 2017-03-31 Add 68.60%0.4%$88.6 - $109.51 $ 185.1382%5,505,442
Ron Baron 2017-03-31 Add 0.60%$88.6 - $109.51 $ 185.1382%1,277,620
Chris Davis 2017-03-31 Add 10.42%0.02%$88.6 - $109.51 $ 185.1382%404,270
George Soros 2017-03-31 New Buy0.32%$88.6 - $109.51 $ 185.1382%107,200
Steve Mandel 2016-12-31 Add 47.90%1.13%$86.79 - $108.41 $ 185.1392%7,619,109
Ken Fisher 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.40%$86.79 - $108.41 $ 185.1392%3,265,358
Robert Karr 2016-12-31 Add 8.35%1.78%$86.79 - $108.41 $ 185.1392%1,313,137
Ron Baron 2016-12-31 Add 10.04%0.06%$86.79 - $108.41 $ 185.1392%1,269,948
Chris Davis 2016-12-31 New Buy0.14%$86.79 - $108.41 $ 185.1392%366,132
Ruane Cunniff 2016-12-31 New Buy$86.79 - $108.41 $ 185.1392%3,335
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail    NAICS: 454113    SIC: 5961
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Traded in other countries:AHLA.Germany, BABA N.Mexico, BABA.Switzerland,
Headquarter Location:Hong Kong
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is an online and mobile commerce company. It operates China's most popular online marketplaces such as Taobao (C2C), Tmall (B2C), and Juhuasuan. It also engages in advertising, digital media, cloud computing, and other.

Alibaba is the world's largest online and mobile commerce company, measured by GMV. It operates China's most popular online marketplaces, including Taobao (C2C) and Tmall (B2C). Alibaba's China marketplaces accounted for 76% of revenue in fiscal 2017, with Taobao revenue generated through advertising and other merchant data services while Tmall derived revenue from commissions, followed by digital media (9%), international marketplaces (8%), cloud computing (4%), and other (2%). Mobile GMV accounted for 79% of consolidated GMV in fiscal 2017.

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Baron Emerging Markets Fund Comments on Alibaba Group Holding Limited - Feb 16, 2017

Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), the largest e-commerce company in China, fell in the fourth quarter as a result of weakness in the Chinese currency relative to the U.S. dollar and increased spending by the company on original video programming. We continue to believe that Alibaba represents a unique opportunity to invest in the dominant provider of e-commerce and cloud-related services in the growing Chinese market. (Ashim Mehra)



From Baron Emerging Markets Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Alibaba Group Holding Limited - Oct 25, 2016

Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), the largest e-commerce company in China, performed well in the third quarter following strong quarterly results. Alibaba’s core China retail commerce business grew revenues 49% – driven by the continued shift to mobile transactions and improvements in mobile monetization – and its cloud business (same as AWS) grew sales 156%. Enhanced financial disclosure helped investors to understand better the profitability of the core commerce business – which has over 60% operating margins – and thereby attribute a higher value to it. We expect that mobile monetization will continue to improve through 2016 and beyond, and that the company will continue to profit from investments in new areas such as online grocery and cloud computing. (Ashim Mehra)







From Baron Opportunity Fund third-quarter 2016 commentary.



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Matthews China Fund Comments on Alibaba - May 19, 2016

During the quarter, we added to China’s leading e-commerce platform provider, Alibaba (NYSE:BABA). This portfolio addition is based on the belief that the e-commerce industry as a whole will continue to benefit and take market share away from traditional brick-and-mortar sales in China. Alibaba also continues to generate high growth in both revenues and profitability, making it a sustainable business model in this industry.




Matthews China Fund (Trades, Portfolio) first quarter 2016 commentary.

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Baron Funds Comments on Alibaba Group Holding Limited - May 02, 2016

Online marketplaces held in the Fund include China-based AlibabaGroup Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), the world’s largest e-commerce company by gross merchandise value. Alibaba’s dominant franchise benefits from massive scale and powerful network effects; a rapidly expanding e-commerce market even with the recent slowdown in China; and an advertising-centric, asset-light business model that produced strong profit margins. Further, in many of China’s Tier II and III cities, Alibaba is enabling commerce as bricks and mortar competitors are often scarce.









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Baron Funds Comments on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. - Feb 15, 2016

The shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) rose 38% during the fourth quarter, although they still underperformed in 2015. Alibaba is the largest e-commerce company in China, operating primarily through the country’s two largest online shopping platforms, Taobao and Tmall. We think the stock outperformed during the quarter largely due to improved momentum in monetization of mobile customers, who are increasingly the majority of its overall customer base. We continue to be optimistic about Alibaba’s prospects given its market leading position, positive network effects, high cash generation, and what we believe to be its long runway for continued growth. Over the long term, we see further upside from its cloud computing business, as well as its interest in Alipay, the largest online payments provider in China.





From Baron Funds' Global Advantage Fund letter for the fourth quarter 2015.



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Baron Funds Comments on Alibaba Group Holding - Jan 27, 2016

The shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) rose 38% during the fourth quarter, although they still underperformed in 2015. Alibaba is the largest ecommerce company in China, operating primarily through the country’s two largest online shopping platforms, Taobao and Tmall. We think the stock outperformed during the quarter largely due to improved momentum in monetization of mobile customers, who are increasingly the majority of its overall customer base. We continue to be optimistic about Alibaba’s prospects given its market leading position, positive network effects, high cash generation, and what we believe to be its long runway for continued growth. Over the long term, we see further upside from its cloud computing business, as well as its interest in Alipay, the largest online payments provider in China.



From the Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund Fourth Quarter 2015 Letter.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 53.51
BABA's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. BABA: 53.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BABA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.36  Med: 45.3 Max: 126.25
Current: 53.51
14.36
126.25
Forward PE Ratio 36.10
BABA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. BABA: 36.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 53.51
BABA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
87% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.90 vs. BABA: 53.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BABA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.36  Med: 45.3 Max: 126.25
Current: 53.51
14.36
126.25
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 54.47
BABA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
82% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.11 vs. BABA: 54.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BABA' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15  Med: 36.16 Max: 61.62
Current: 54.47
15
61.62
PB Ratio 9.66
BABA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. BABA: 9.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BABA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.66  Med: 7 Max: 13.97
Current: 9.66
4.66
13.97
PS Ratio 16.51
BABA's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. BABA: 16.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BABA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.39  Med: 14.13 Max: 26.74
Current: 16.51
10.39
26.74
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 31.28
BABA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
76% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. BABA: 31.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BABA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.27  Med: 26.54 Max: 51.64
Current: 31.28
17.27
51.64
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 31.28
BABA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
86% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.89 vs. BABA: 31.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BABA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.27  Med: 26.54 Max: 51.64
Current: 31.28
17.27
51.64
EV-to-EBIT 37.66
BABA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
86% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. BABA: 37.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BABA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.9  Med: 31.75 Max: 46.2
Current: 37.66
11.9
46.2
EV-to-EBITDA 35.02
BABA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
87% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. BABA: 35.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BABA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.5  Med: 29.3 Max: 44.9
Current: 35.02
11.5
44.9
EV-to-Revenue 15.97
BABA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
97% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. BABA: 15.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
BABA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.1  Med: 14.05 Max: 26.5
Current: 15.97
10.1
26.5
PEG Ratio 0.56
BABA's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. BABA: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BABA' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.56
0
0.82
Current Ratio 1.71
BABA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. BABA: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BABA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.99 Max: 3.58
Current: 1.71
0.95
3.58
Quick Ratio 1.71
BABA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. BABA: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BABA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.99 Max: 3.58
Current: 1.71
0.95
3.58

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.70
BABA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. BABA: -2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BABA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.7  Med: 0 Max: 22.9
Current: -2.7
-2.7
22.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 18.24
BABA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. BABA: 18.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BABA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9  Med: 13.97 Max: 18.46
Current: 18.24
9
18.46
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 4.72
BABA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BABA: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BABA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 3.97 Max: 4.72
Current: 4.72
2.9
4.72
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 5.00
BABA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
95% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. BABA: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
BABA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 4.04 Max: 4.99
Current: 5
1.68
4.99
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.17
BABA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BABA: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BABA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1 Max: 1.59
Current: 1.17
0.74
1.59
Price-to-Graham-Number 6.58
BABA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
94% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. BABA: 6.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BABA' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.57  Med: 5.18 Max: 9.45
Current: 6.58
2.57
9.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.66
BABA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. BABA: 2.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BABA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 3.15 Max: 8.4
Current: 2.66
2.2
8.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $29,055.12
EPS (TTM) $ 3.46
Beta2.59
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $86.01 - 191.22
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,529.36 (ADR)

Analyst Estimate

Mar18 Mar19 Mar20
Revenue (Mil $) 35,924 49,872 63,245
EPS ($) 5.14 6.59 8.13
EPS without NRI ($) 5.14 6.59 8.13
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
28.51%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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