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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd
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Price: 71.29 USD -4.76% Market Closed
Updated: Apr 13, 2024

Profitability Summary

We take all the information about a company's profitability (such as its margins, capital efficiency, free cash flow generating ability, and more) and consolidate it into one single number - the profitability score. The higher the profitability score, the more profitable the company is.

Past Growth

To be successful and remain in business, both growth and profitability are important and necessary. Net Income growth is often seen as a sign of a company's efficiency from an operational standpoint, but is influenced heavily by a company's goals and challenges and should therefore be assessed in conjunction with other metrics like revenue and operating income growth.

Margins

Profit margins represent what percentage of sales has turned into profits. Simply put, the percentage figure indicates how many cents of profit the company has generated for each dollar of sale.

Profit margins help investors assess if a company's management is generating enough profit from its sales and whether operating costs and overhead costs are being contained.

Earnings Waterfall
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Revenue
927.5B CNY
Cost of Revenue
-577B CNY
Gross Profit
350.4B CNY
Operating Expenses
-226.1B CNY
Operating Income
124.3B CNY
Other Expenses
-24.4B CNY
Net Income
100B CNY

Margins Comparison
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Competitors

Country Company Market Cap Gross
Margin
Operating
Margin
Net
Margin
CN
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd
NYSE:BABA
178.2B USD
38%
13%
11%
US
Amazon.com Inc
NASDAQ:AMZN
1.9T USD
47%
6%
5%
ZA
Naspers Ltd
JSE:NPN
681.9B Zac
35%
-7%
76%
UK
in Style Group PLC
LSE:ITS
212.7B GBP
44%
-10%
-10%
CN
Pinduoduo Inc
NASDAQ:PDD
153.5B USD
63%
24%
24%
CN
Meituan
HKEX:3690
637.6B HKD
35%
4%
5%
NL
Prosus NV
AEX:PRX
73.9B EUR
37%
-7%
209%
UY
MercadoLibre Inc
BMV:MELIN
1.2T MXN
50%
13%
7%
AR
Mercadolibre Inc
NASDAQ:MELI
72.9B USD
50%
13%
7%
US
DoorDash Inc
NYSE:DASH
55.8B USD
47%
-7%
-6%
KR
Coupang Inc
NYSE:CPNG
38.1B USD
25%
2%
6%
Country CN
Market Cap 178.2B USD
Gross Margin
38%
Operating Margin
13%
Net Margin
11%
Country US
Market Cap 1.9T USD
Gross Margin
47%
Operating Margin
6%
Net Margin
5%
Country ZA
Market Cap 681.9B Zac
Gross Margin
35%
Operating Margin
-7%
Net Margin
76%
Country UK
Market Cap 212.7B GBP
Gross Margin
44%
Operating Margin
-10%
Net Margin
-10%
Country CN
Market Cap 153.5B USD
Gross Margin
63%
Operating Margin
24%
Net Margin
24%
Country CN
Market Cap 637.6B HKD
Gross Margin
35%
Operating Margin
4%
Net Margin
5%
Country NL
Market Cap 73.9B EUR
Gross Margin
37%
Operating Margin
-7%
Net Margin
209%
Country UY
Market Cap 1.2T MXN
Gross Margin
50%
Operating Margin
13%
Net Margin
7%
Country AR
Market Cap 72.9B USD
Gross Margin
50%
Operating Margin
13%
Net Margin
7%
Country US
Market Cap 55.8B USD
Gross Margin
47%
Operating Margin
-7%
Net Margin
-6%
Country KR
Market Cap 38.1B USD
Gross Margin
25%
Operating Margin
2%
Net Margin
6%

Return on Capital

Return on capital ratios give a sense of how well a company is using its capital (equity, assets, capital employed, etc.) to generate profits (operating income, net income, etc.). In simple words, these ratios show how much income is generated for each dollar of capital invested.

Return on Capital Comparison
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Competitors

Country Company Market Cap ROE ROA ROCE ROIC
CN
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd
NYSE:BABA
178.2B USD
10%
6%
9%
11%
US
Amazon.com Inc
NASDAQ:AMZN
1.9T USD
17%
6%
11%
9%
ZA
Naspers Ltd
JSE:NPN
681.9B Zac
28%
8%
-1%
-1%
UK
in Style Group PLC
LSE:ITS
212.7B GBP
-54%
-22%
-41%
-70%
CN
Pinduoduo Inc
NASDAQ:PDD
153.5B USD
39%
21%
37%
129%
CN
Meituan
HKEX:3690
637.6B HKD
10%
5%
6%
8%
NL
Prosus NV
AEX:PRX
73.9B EUR
27%
18%
-1%
-1%
UY
MercadoLibre Inc
BMV:MELIN
1.2T MXN
40%
6%
32%
14%
AR
Mercadolibre Inc
NASDAQ:MELI
72.9B USD
40%
6%
32%
14%
US
DoorDash Inc
NYSE:DASH
55.8B USD
-8%
-5%
-8%
-10%
KR
Coupang Inc
NYSE:CPNG
38.1B USD
42%
12%
9%
41%
Country CN
Market Cap 178.2B USD
ROE
10%
ROA
6%
ROCE
9%
ROIC
11%
Country US
Market Cap 1.9T USD
ROE
17%
ROA
6%
ROCE
11%
ROIC
9%
Country ZA
Market Cap 681.9B Zac
ROE
28%
ROA
8%
ROCE
-1%
ROIC
-1%
Country UK
Market Cap 212.7B GBP
ROE
-54%
ROA
-22%
ROCE
-41%
ROIC
-70%
Country CN
Market Cap 153.5B USD
ROE
39%
ROA
21%
ROCE
37%
ROIC
129%
Country CN
Market Cap 637.6B HKD
ROE
10%
ROA
5%
ROCE
6%
ROIC
8%
Country NL
Market Cap 73.9B EUR
ROE
27%
ROA
18%
ROCE
-1%
ROIC
-1%
Country UY
Market Cap 1.2T MXN
ROE
40%
ROA
6%
ROCE
32%
ROIC
14%
Country AR
Market Cap 72.9B USD
ROE
40%
ROA
6%
ROCE
32%
ROIC
14%
Country US
Market Cap 55.8B USD
ROE
-8%
ROA
-5%
ROCE
-8%
ROIC
-10%
Country KR
Market Cap 38.1B USD
ROE
42%
ROA
12%
ROCE
9%
ROIC
41%

Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow (FCF) is the money a company has left over after paying its operating expenses and capital expenditures. The more free cash flow a company has, the more it can allocate to dividends, paying down debt, and growth opportunities.

If a company has a decreasing free cash flow, that is not necessarily bad if the company is investing in its growth.

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