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Alibaba Group Holding is an internet retail business based in the US. Alibaba Group Holding stocks (BABA.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $156.26 – a decrease of 4.79% over the previous week. Alibaba Group Holding employs 254,702 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $769.3 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Alibaba Group Holding's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Alibaba Group Holding's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $160.05, which is 24.71% down on its pre-crash value of $212.59 and 6.19% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $169.95.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Alibaba Group Holding stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $827.03 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $750.63.

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Alibaba Group Holding stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$160.05
52-week range$152.8 - $319.32
50-day moving average $176.9257
200-day moving average $210.6454
Wall St. target price$266.04
PE ratio 19.193
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.339

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Alibaba Group Holding price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $160.05

1 week (2021-09-10) -4.79%
1 month (2021-08-18) -22.11%
3 months (2021-06-18) -24.61%
6 months (2021-03-18) -32.31%
1 year (2020-09-18) -41.25%
2 years (2019-09-18) -11.08%
3 years (2018-09-18) 2.17%
5 years (2016-09-16) 52.95%

Is Alibaba Group Holding under- or over-valued?

Valuing Alibaba Group Holding stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Alibaba Group Holding's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Alibaba Group Holding's P/E ratio

Alibaba Group Holding's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Alibaba Group Holding stocks trade at around 19x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're under-valued.

Alibaba Group Holding's PEG ratio

Alibaba Group Holding's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5769. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Alibaba Group Holding's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Alibaba Group Holding's EBITDA

Alibaba Group Holding's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$154.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Alibaba Group Holding's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Alibaba Group Holding financials

Revenue TTM USD$769.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.75%
Gross profit TTM USD$297.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.29%
Return on equity TTM 13.76%
Profit margin 19.25%
Book value $358.74
Market capitalisation USD$433.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Alibaba Group Holding stocks

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There are currently 49.3 million Alibaba Group Holding stocks held short by investors – that's known as Alibaba Group Holding's "short interest". This figure is 4.4% down from 51.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Alibaba Group Holding stocks can be evaluated.

Alibaba Group Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alibaba Group Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alibaba Group Holding stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alibaba Group Holding stocks traded daily (recently around 29.9 million). Alibaba Group Holding's SIR currently stands at 1.65. In other words for every 100,000 Alibaba Group Holding stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 1650 stocks are currently held short.

However Alibaba Group Holding's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alibaba Group Holding stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Alibaba Group Holding stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alibaba Group Holding's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Alibaba Group Holding stocks in existence, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0255% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Alibaba Group Holding stocks, roughly 26 stocks are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Alibaba Group Holding.

Find out more about how you can short Alibaba Group Holding stock.

Alibaba Group Holding's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Alibaba Group Holding.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Alibaba Group Holding's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.21

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Alibaba Group Holding's overall score of 28.21 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 37th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Alibaba Group Holding is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Alibaba Group Holding's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.34/100

Alibaba Group Holding's environmental score of 4.34 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alibaba Group Holding is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Alibaba Group Holding's social score

Social score: 15.2/100

Alibaba Group Holding's social score of 15.2 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alibaba Group Holding is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Alibaba Group Holding's governance score

Governance score: 10.67/100

Alibaba Group Holding's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Alibaba Group Holding is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Alibaba Group Holding's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Alibaba Group Holding scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Alibaba Group Holding has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Alibaba Group Holding Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.21
Total ESG percentile 36.84
Environmental score 4.34
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 15.2
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 10.67
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

Alibaba Group Holding stock dividends

We're not expecting Alibaba Group Holding to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.

Alibaba Group Holding stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alibaba Group Holding's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $152.8 up to $319.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BABA.US volatility(beta: 0.79)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Alibaba Group Holding's is 0.7866. This would suggest that Alibaba Group Holding's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Alibaba Group Holding overview

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides technology infrastructure and marketing reach to merchants, brands, retailers, and other businesses to engage with their users and customers in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It operates through four segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The company operates Taobao Marketplace, a social commerce platform; Tmall, a third-party online and mobile commerce platform for brands and retailers; Alimama, a monetization platform; 1688.com and Alibaba.com, which are online wholesale marketplaces; AliExpress, a retail marketplace; Lazada, Trendyol, and Daraz that are e-commerce platforms; and Tmall Global and Kaola, which are import e-commerce platforms. It also operates Lingshoutong that connects FMCG manufacturers and their distributors to small retailers; Cainiao Network logistic services platform; Ele.me, an on-demand delivery and local services platform; Koubei, a restaurant and local services guide platform; and Fliggy, an online travel platform. In addition, the company offers pay-for-performance, in-feed, and display marketing services; and Taobao Ad Network and Exchange, a real-time online bidding marketing exchange. Further, it provides elastic computing, database, storage, virtualization network, large-scale computing, security, management and application, big data analytics, machine learning platform, and Internet of Things services. Additionally, the company operates Youku, an online video platform; Alibaba Pictures and other content platforms that provide online videos, films, live events, news feeds, literature, music, and others; Amap, a mobile digital map, navigation, and real-time traffic information app; DingTalk, a business efficiency app; and Tmall Genie, an AI-enabled smart speaker. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

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