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Alibaba Group Holding Operating Income

: $15,554 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2020)
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Alibaba Group Holding's Operating Income for the three months ended in Dec. 2020 was $7,493 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2020 was $15,554 Mil.

Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Alibaba Group Holding's Operating Income for the three months ended in Dec. 2020 was $7,493 Mil. Alibaba Group Holding's Revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2020 was $33,809 Mil. Therefore, Alibaba Group Holding's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2020 was 22.16%.

Warning Sign:

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd operating margin has been in 5-year decline. The average rate of decline per year is -12.4%.

Alibaba Group Holding's 5-Year average Growth Rate for Operating Margin % was -12.40% per year.

Operating Income or EBIT is linked to Return on Capital for both regular definition and Joel Greenblatt's definition. Alibaba Group Holding's annualized ROC % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2020 was 16.63%. Alibaba Group Holding's annualized ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2020 was 247.84%.


Alibaba Group Holding Operating Income Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Alibaba Group Holding Annual Data
Dec11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20
Operating Income Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4,607.01 7,035.97 11,137.97 8,604.12 13,247.49

Alibaba Group Holding Quarterly Data
Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20
Operating Income Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5,640.39 1,157.89 4,900.73 2,001.88 7,493.46

Alibaba Group Holding Operating Income Calculation

Operating Income, is the profit a company earned through operations. All expenses, including cash expenses such as cost of goods sold (COGS), research & development, wages, and non-cash expenses, such as depreciation, depletion and amortization, have been deducted from the sales.

Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2020 was 1157.8947368421 (Mar. 2020 ) + 4900.7286488929 (Jun. 2020 ) + 2001.879423252 (Sep. 2020 ) + 7493.4626030309 (Dec. 2020 ) = $15,554 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Alibaba Group Holding  (NYSE:BABA) Operating Income Explanation

1. Operating Income or EBIT is linked to Return on Capital for both regular definition and Joel Greenblatt's definition.

Alibaba Group Holding's annualized ROC % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

ROC % (Q: Dec. 2020 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Sep. 2020 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=29973.850412124 * ( 1 - 10.13% )/( (149348.36871935 + 174648.35685777)/ 2 )
=26937.499365376/161998.36278856
=16.63 %

where

Invested Capital(Q: Sep. 2020 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=210499.22180131 - 22976.096085514 - ( 60303.497489208 - max(0, 38607.758494112 - 76782.515490559+60303.497489208))
=149348.36871935

Invested Capital(Q: Dec. 2020 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=250067.43841084 - 38784.273546098 - ( 70674.384108391 - max(0, 54770.388267857 - 91405.196274831+70674.384108391))
=174648.35685777

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2020) data.

2. Joel Greenblatt's definition of Return on Capital:

Alibaba Group Holding's annualized ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) %(Q: Dec. 2020 )
=EBIT/Average of (Net fixed Assets + Net Working Capital)
=EBIT/Average of (Property, Plant and Equipment+Net Working Capital)
     Q: Sep. 2020  Q: Dec. 2020
=EBIT/( ( (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) + (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) )/ count )
=56191.947150307/( ( (22853.639914251 + max(-24572.578040114, 0)) + (22492.009848149 + max(-31738.565289863, 0)) )/ 2 )
=56191.947150307/( ( 22853.639914251 + 22492.009848149 )/ 2 )
=56191.947150307/22672.8248812
=247.84 %

where Working Capital is:

Working Capital(Q: Sep. 2020 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(3353.3022053857 + 2890.3473996417 + 6692.9492262062) - (22976.096085514 + 13713.035562212 + 820.045223622)
=-24572.578040114

Working Capital(Q: Dec. 2020 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(0 + 0 + 20730.81216644) - (38784.273546098 + 13685.103910204 + 0)
=-31738.565289863

When net working capital is negative, 0 is used.

Note: The EBIT data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2020) EBIT data.

3. Operating Income is also linked to Operating Margin %:

Alibaba Group Holding's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Dec. 2020 )/Revenue (Q: Dec. 2020 )
=7493.4626030309/33808.511614393
=22.16 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

4. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the Operating Income growth rate using Operating Income per share data.


Be Aware

Compared with a company's EBITDA margin, Operating Margin can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin may decline. Often the Operating Margin declines well before the company's revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia's Operating Margin had already been in decline since 2002, although its earnings per share were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

Therefore, Operating Margin is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus's Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


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