BILI - Bilibili Inc.

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15.60
+0.06 (+0.39%)
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Previous Close15.54
Open15.78
Bid15.62 x 2200
Ask15.63 x 900
Day's Range15.41 - 16.24
52 Week Range9.09 - 21.50
Volume1,968,831
Avg. Volume3,304,225
Market Cap5.088B
Beta (3Y Monthly)N/A
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.83
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1y Target Est20.62
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  • Chinese Tech Companies Are Coming for America’s Influencers
    Bloomberg12 days ago

    Chinese Tech Companies Are Coming for America’s Influencers

    (Bloomberg) -- China’s largest technology companies are gunning for YouTube’s biggest stars.The Qingteng Club, a group affiliated with social media and gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., will host executives and celebrities from the Chinese and U.S. online video industries at a private event in California this week, according to attendees. The event, dubbed the East-West Forum, will take place at an Anaheim hotel down the street from VidCon, a convention for fans of online influencers.Tencent, owner of the all-purpose Chinese app WeChat, is trying to encourage more U.S. social-media stars to do business in the world’s No. 2 economy. The opening panel of the event is titled “How Tencent could help your influencers’ businesses in China.” They have an edge over YouTube in tapping the burgeoning market: The Google-owned video service is blocked in the country.The resurgent interest in American content coincides with a period of intense competition in the world’s largest online arena. The popularity of Douyin, China’s equivalent of TikTok, has shaken China’s technology industry, and companies like e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., search leader Baidu Inc. and Tencent have been forced to defend their turf.Tencent, whose WeChat messaging service is used by a billion-plus people, has previously blocked links to Douyin. And IQiyi, a Netflix-style streaming service controlled by Baidu, is working on a competing app.“East-West Forum is an exclusive event that brings leaders in tech and entertainment industry together from east and west to meet, to learn more about each other and build potential collaborations,” according to a statement by the Mars Summit, an organization helping to host the event.Fan GatheringSome of the biggest names in Chinese social media are descending upon California this week as tensions with Washington run high over the Asian country’s technological ascendancy.Executives from TikTok, owned by Bytedance Ltd., Tencent and Baidu are all speaking on panels at this year’s VidCon, which started as an event for people who post videos on YouTube to meet with fans. Celebrities sign autographs and host panels, while executives give keynote speeches. The convention has since expanded to include online platforms such as Amazon.com Inc.’s Twitch, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.The East-West Forum will also bring together executives from Tencent, the founders of Chinese startups RED and Bilibili Inc., and online influencers Jordi and Azzy. It’s also expected to attract U.S. media executives from Fine Brothers Entertainment, which operates some of the most popular channels on YouTube.“There is a very large, very senior delegation of Chinese executives at VidCon,” said Jasper Donat, a media executive and producer based in Hong Kong. “The fact that that’s happening is pretty big. It’s been hard to get a lot of China into America in recent years, and they are here in force.”To contact the reporter on this story: Lucas Shaw in Los Angeles at lshaw31@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Nick Turner at nturner7@bloomberg.net, Edwin ChanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Bilibili Inc. (BILI)
    Insider Monkey17 days ago

    Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Bilibili Inc. (BILI)

    Hedge fund managers like David Einhorn, Bill Ackman, or Carl Icahn became billionaires through reaping large profits for their investors, which is why piggybacking their stock picks may provide us with significant returns as well. Many hedge funds, like Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, are pretty secretive, but we can still get some insights by analyzing […]

  • GlobeNewswire25 days ago

    Bilibili Obtains Exclusive Animation Rights to “The Three-Body Problem”

    Bilibili Inc. (“Bilibili” or the “Company”) (BILI), a leading online entertainment platform for young generations in China, today announced that it has acquired exclusive animation rights for “The Three-Body Problem,” the epic, award-winning science fiction trilogy written by Cixin Liu. The announcement was made during the Company’s 10th anniversary celebration ceremony held in Shanghai. Under terms of the IP agreement, Bilibili holds exclusive rights including animating the series based on “The Three-Body Problem” trilogy novels, as well as adapting the animation across a wide array of formats including mobile games, movies, comic, audio dramas and other IP-related derivative products.

  • TheStreet.com28 days ago

    China's Bilibili Is a Name Catching My Eye at the Moment

    Smaller names continue to struggle while big names are finding enough buyers to keep the Dow green as well as the S&P 500. Next, I believe large cap will rotate into China. The mobile and live-streaming firm is potentially one of the names poised to benefit the most from the push in e-sports and digital entertainment.

  • The Three Big Reasons to Buy Alibaba Stock Before the Trade War Ends
    InvestorPlace28 days ago

    The Three Big Reasons to Buy Alibaba Stock Before the Trade War Ends

    Shares of Chinese technology giant Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) have struggled over the past 18 months as investors have tried to grapple with slowing growth across China's economy and rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China, which threaten to accelerate the already naturally occurring China economic slowdown. Despite those big macroeconomic risks, the Alibaba stock growth narrative has remained resilient and healthy.Source: Charles Chan Via FlickrIndeed, the company has continued to fire off big revenue growth quarter after big revenue growth quarter.As such, the bull-bear debate on BABA stock has smart people on both sides. Bulls are saying Alibaba remains a big growth company that is being unfairly knocked down by trade war risks, which the company has proven largely resilient to. Bears are saying Alibaba is a slowing growth company that will continue to slow as those trade war risks build up.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * The 7 Best Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 I think the bulls are right on this one, for three big reasons:* Alibaba is a high-quality growth story that has enough secular growth tailwinds behind it to offset the mildly slowing economic expansion in China.* The economic slowdown in China is overstated, and China's digital economy is still rapidly expanding.* Alibaba stock is far too cheap considering its robust long term growth prospects.All in all, the bull thesis on BABA stock at this point in time looks pretty compelling. You have a high-quality growth stock, at the epicenter of a secular growth market, trading at a discounted valuation because of overstated slowdown concerns. That combination ultimately makes BABA stock look like a good buy here and now. Alibaba Stock and Quality GrowthFirst, and foremost, Alibaba is a high-quality growth story that has enough secular growth tailwinds behind it to offset the mildly slowing economic expansion in China.For all intents and purposes, Alibaba is the heartbeat of China's digital economy. The company operates the country's largest e-commerce platform, as well as the country's largest cloud business. That puts Alibaba at the intersection of two huge secular growth tailwinds - the rapid migration of commerce from the physical to digital channel, and the rapid migration of enterprise workloads from on-premise to cloud solutions.Those two secular growth tailwinds have been enough to offset the mildly slowing economic expansion in China. Although China's economy grew by just 6.6% in 2018 (the lowest rate in 28 years), Alibaba reported revenue growth last year and last quarter of over 50%. For the past several quarters, revenue growth has hovered in the 50-60% range. Thus, despite the slowing economic expansion in China, Alibaba has maintained its red hot growth trajectory.Net-net, it's safe to say that Alibaba is supported by secular tailwinds strong enough to keep this company on a winning trajectory for the foreseeable future. China's Digital Economy Is Still Rapidly ExpandingSecond, it's equally important to understand that China economic slowdown concerns are broadly overstated and that China's digital economy is still rapidly expanding.This starts with understanding that China's economy is slowing from a sky-high growth pace. China's economy did grow at its slowest pace in 28 years last year. But, the GDP growth rate was still 6.6%. The U.S. economy hasn't printed a GDP growth rate above 6% since 1984. In other words, while China's economy is slowing, it's still growing at what would be a 35-year high rate for the U.S.Further, China's digital and consumer economies still remain hugely under-penetrated relative to the digital and consumer economies of developed countries. China's GDP per capita, income per capita, and expenditures per capita are all just a fraction of what they are in developed countries like Germany, the UK, and the U.S.By a fraction, I mean 10-25%, so very small relatively speaking. Further, China's internet penetration rate is just 60%. Across North America and Europe, internet penetration rates are closing in on 90%.Broadly, then, China's digital and consumer economies remain hugely under-penetrated and have a long runway ahead to keep expanding. That's why China's ecommerce sales are expected to rise at a 15%-plus rate for the next several years. Alibaba is the heartbeat of that ecommerce market, and as such, finds itself at the epicenter of a still red-hot secular growth market. Alibaba Stock Is Too CheapThird, it's important to understand just how cheap BABA stock is relative to its long term growth potential.Alibaba is a 50%-plus revenue growth company. Across the entire China internet landscape, you'd be hard pressed to find a company that has consistently grown revenues at a 50%-plus pace for the past several quarters.The only other name that comes to mind is Bilibili (NASDAQ:BILI). The difference? Bilibili is expected to do revenues of less than $1 billion this year. Alibaba's projected sales this year measure over $70 billion.Thus, Alibaba is an unparalleled combination of big growth and big size. This big growth should persist given the company's secular growth ecommerce and cloud tailwinds. Also, Alibaba is at the epicenter of the rapidly expanding China digital economy.Margins are starting to stabilize after several quarters of compression. Big growth-related investments are fading out and paying off. This dynamic will persist. Continued big revenue growth over the next several years should be accompanied by healthy margin expansion.Net-net, I see Alibaba as a 20% revenue grower over the next several years, with profit margins that should gradually expand from today's depressed base. Ultimately, that paves a visible pathway for EPS to run towards $20 by fiscal 2026.Based on a market average 16 forward multiple, that equates to a fiscal 2025 price target for Alibaba stock of $320. Discounted back by 10% per year, that implies a fundamentally supported fiscal 2020 price target of roughly $200. Bottom Line on Alibaba StockAlibaba is a high-quality growth story at the epicenter of a secular growth market. That positioning gives the company tremendous long term profit growth potential. Alibaba stock presently trades at a discount to that big profit growth potential.The result? Big growth will eventually and inevitably converge on a discounted valuation. When it does, BABA stock will fly towards $200.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long BABA and BILI. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Best Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 5 Boring Stocks to Buy This Summer * 7 S&P 500 Stocks to Buy With Little Debt and Lots of Profits Compare Brokers The post The Three Big Reasons to Buy Alibaba Stock Before the Trade War Ends appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Beware These China Stocks in the Short Term
    Schaeffer's Investment Researchlast month

    Beware These China Stocks in the Short Term

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  • Why Bilibili Stock Sank 24.2% in May
    Motley Foollast month

    Why Bilibili Stock Sank 24.2% in May

    Bilibili delivered another impressive quarterly report last month, but other factors were more pressing for investors.

  • Bilibili Tops 100 Million Users, $200 million Q1 Sales
    Motley Fool2 months ago

    Bilibili Tops 100 Million Users, $200 million Q1 Sales

    The Chinese purveyor of online entertainment is squeezing out higher revenues per user while also boosting its customer counts.

  • Do Options Traders Know Something About Bilibili (BILI) Stock We Don't?
    Zacks2 months ago

    Do Options Traders Know Something About Bilibili (BILI) Stock We Don't?

    Investors need to pay close attention to Bilibili (BILI) stock based on the movements in the options market lately.

  • GuruFocus.com2 months ago

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Buys Bilibili Inc

    Investment company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd buys Bilibili Inc during the 3-months ended 2019Q1, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

  • Bilibili Earnings: BILI Stock Down Despite Narrower-Than-Expected Loss
    InvestorPlace2 months ago

    Bilibili Earnings: BILI Stock Down Despite Narrower-Than-Expected Loss

    Bilibili (NASDAQ:BILI) reported its latest quarterly earnings results late on Monday, unveiling figures that were overall stronger than what analysts called for as the company's revenue topped expectations, while its loss was narrower than what Wall Street projected, yet BILI stock was down Tuesday.The China-based business said that for its first quarter of the new fiscal year, it brought in an adjusted loss of 7 cents per share, which was narrower than the Wall Street consensus estimate for a loss of 13 cents per share, according to data of analysts compiled by Zacks Investment Research.Bilibili brought in an adjusted loss of 15 cents per share during the same period in the previous fiscal year. The company also said that it brought in revenue of $203.54 million for the three-month period, which was stronger than the Zacks guidance by 5.68%.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe figure was also stronger than the company's revenue from the same period a year ago, when it tallied up to $136.48 million. Bilibili has managed to top the adjusted earnings guidance two times over the last four quarters, while also beating the revenue outlook four times over the last four quarters.BILI stock slides roughly 5.1% during regular trading hours Tuesday following the company's results, which included a loss that was narrower than expected an a revenue beat. Shares then surged about 0.3% after the bell on Tuesday. More From InvestorPlace * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites * 6 Trade War Stocks With a Lot of Risk * 7 Cloud Stocks to Buy on Overcast Days Compare Brokers The post Bilibili Earnings: BILI Stock Down Despite Narrower-Than-Expected Loss appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Barrons.com2 months ago

    Bilibili Stock Tumbled Despite the Chinese Anime Site’s 1st-Quarter Revenue Growth

    Revenue growth beat expectations, but the Chinese anime site’s net loss margin widened amid its rebranding effort.

  • Bilibili (BILI) Reports Q1 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates
    Zacks2 months ago

    Bilibili (BILI) Reports Q1 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates

    Bilibili (BILI) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 46.15% and 5.68%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Associated Press2 months ago

    Bilibili: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

    SHANGHAI (AP) _ Bilibili Inc. (BILI) on Monday reported a loss of $27.6 million in its first quarter. For the current quarter ending in July, Bilibili said it expects revenue in the range of $214.9 million to $220.8 million. Bilibili shares have risen 11% since the beginning of the year.

  • GlobeNewswire2 months ago

    Bilibili Inc. Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    SHANGHAI, China, May 13, 2019 -- Bilibili Inc. (“Bilibili” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BILI), a leading online entertainment platform for young generations in China, today.

  • Tencent's Game for Peace Hits the Right Chord with Players
    Zacks2 months ago

    Tencent's Game for Peace Hits the Right Chord with Players

    Tencent's (TCEHY) Game For Peace becomes the top-grossing game on Apple's iOS app store, after players spend $14 million through in-game purchases within the first 72 hours of launch.

  • With Earnings on Tap, Bilibili Stock Could Soon Heat Up Again
    InvestorPlace2 months ago

    With Earnings on Tap, Bilibili Stock Could Soon Heat Up Again

    Bilibili (NASDAQ:BILI) is anything but a household name in this half of the world, having only been a publicly traded entity for a little over a year, and only doing business in China. But, BILI stock may well be a pick North American investors would be wise to add to their portfolios. It's a growth machine like no other, striking a chord with a Chinese demographic that's proven tough to excite.Perhaps more important to current and prospective shareholders, analysts believe Bilibili is setting up to swing to a profit next year. And, given its habit of over delivering, that could happen even sooner than expected.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIn that light, the modest weakness BILI stock has suffered since early March -- down 7.6% vs. a 3% gain in the Nasdaq Composite index -- may be a buying opportunity ahead of the earnings report on tap for May 13. Biliwhat?Bilibili is … difficult to explain to adults. But, China's teens know it well. Bilibili is an entertainment website that lets users post messages about brief videos -- including videos they've uploaded -- in real time, effectively captioning those videos in real time. It's more than a Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), and not quite a YouTube. It's closer to a Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), but focused on the anime and comics young people love. * 7 Energy Stocks to Buy to Light Up Your Portfolio Oh yeah, video games. Bilibili offers access to a variety of mobile games.Tong Chen, managing director of Beijing investment firm IDG Capital -- which has a position in BILI stock -- explains "In China, there isn't any similar platform of this scale, and it is keeping users highly engaged."The appeal is challenging to pin down nonetheless. School-aged children, who make up more than 80% if Bililbili's user base, live in their own secretive subculture. Given last quarter's 29% increase in total monthly users and 37% growth in monthly mobile users, however, it's clear that fickle teenagers are enjoying what they're getting even if they themselves can't define why its typical user is spending more than an hour per day at the site.Like Twitter's early days, and Weibo's, and Facebook's, Bilibili hasn't cared that it's in the red. Recently ramped-up efforts to push paid memberships appears to be paying off though, putting actual profits in sight. Fiscal Turning PointWith just a quick glance, it would appear the company's losses are growing as Bilibili beefs up its top line. And technically speaking, they are. For the quarter currently underway, BILI stock's per-share losses are expected to swell from the penny per share it lost a year earlier to a dime now. For the current year, analysts are modeling a loss of 33 cents per share, versus a loss of 27 cents per share of Bilibili stock booked last year despite 2019's forecast 55% revenue growth.This year should mark a turning point for the company's financials however. Next year, driven by a projected 45% increase in its top line, analysts are calling for a net profit of six cents per share. The year after that should deliver comparably-big earnings progress.Paid memberships have proven a surprisingly potent piece of that growth.The idea has been broached by the likes of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) in the past, with mixed responses from users. Kids don't have the same principles-based hang-ups, though. The number of paying users as of the end of last year was a healthy 4.4 million.For users that aren't paying anything, they're still monetized via advertising. Ad revenue quadrupled last quarter, and while still a small piece of the revenue pie, Bilibili continues to refine the art and science of leveraging its brand in the tricky teen market. * 7 Strong Buy Stocks That Tick All the Boxes The anticipated swing to a profit next year isn't just wishful thinking. Bottom Line for BILI StockIt's still not a holding for the faint of heart, or grandma's portfolio. Aside from doing business in China behind a somewhat opaque wall, Bilibili operates in a fast-changing arena and caters to the most fickle of consumers.Still, the story works more than well enough for the time being. It's difficult for a would-be rival to replicate what can't be defined, and much like Facebook before Facebook become overwhelmingly inclusive, the Bilibili platform is sticky because of the participants who are already there. Teens are unlikely to leave a well-populated group for a less-populated rival's.The next chapter of the story begins on Monday, with Bilibili's first quarter numbers on tap. Analysts are calling for a loss of 11 cents per share on revenue of $188.3 million, down from the loss of 14 cents per share of BILI stock booked in the same quarter a year earlier.As has been the case for a while, the rhetoric is likely to mean more than the numbers.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dangerous Dividend Stocks to Stay Far Away From * 7 Tips for New Investors Young and Old * 10 Great Stocks to Buy on Dips Compare Brokers The post With Earnings on Tap, Bilibili Stock Could Soon Heat Up Again appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Bilibili (BILI) May Report Negative Earnings: Know the Trend Ahead of Next Week's Release
    Zacks3 months ago

    Bilibili (BILI) May Report Negative Earnings: Know the Trend Ahead of Next Week's Release

    Bilibili (BILI) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

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    Motley Fool3 months ago

    3 Top Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy Right Now

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  • Were Hedge Funds Right About Flocking Into Bilibili Inc. (BILI) ?
    Insider Monkey3 months ago

    Were Hedge Funds Right About Flocking Into Bilibili Inc. (BILI) ?

    Hedge fund managers like David Einhorn, Bill Ackman, or Carl Icahn became billionaires through reaping large profits for their investors, which is why piggybacking their stock picks may provide us with significant returns as well. Many hedge funds, like Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, are pretty secretive, but we can still get some insights by analyzing […]

  • GlobeNewswire3 months ago

    Bilibili to Report First Quarter 2019 Financial Results on Monday, May 13, 2019

    SHANGHAI, China, April 25, 2019 -- Bilibili Inc. (“Bilibili” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BILI), a leading online entertainment platform for young generations in China, today.

  • Alibaba Stock Has Several Catalysts to Drive Its Growth Story Further
    InvestorPlace3 months ago

    Alibaba Stock Has Several Catalysts to Drive Its Growth Story Further

    Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) stock has rewarded shareholders handsomely so far in 2019. Alibaba was founded in Apr 1999 and had its IPO in Sept 2014 -- at an initial price of $92.7. On Apr. 15, the stock price closed at $183.07. In the past two decades, BABA has become a highly regarded global company, and Alibaba stock offers U.S. investors the chance to invest in the growing Chinese consumer and e-commerce markets. As its second decade ends, the group is increasingly focusing on becoming a social hub.Source: Shutterstock Although there might be volatility in BABA shares in the coming weeks as the global e-commerce platform gets ready to report earnings in early May, long-term investors may regard any upcoming dip in the stock price as an opportunity to buy into the shares. Here is why: Alibaba Stock Has Robust FundamentalsOnline shopping represents about 35% of China's total $5.5 trillion retail market -- and BABA has a 53.3% share. Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao are China's largest online business-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer marketplaces respectively. One highlight from the company's past quarter is that its mobile monthly active users (MAUs) on the e-commerce platforms have now reached 699 million.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth For example, with the successful Taobao app, users share product reviews, watch webisodes, or live-stream various tutorial. As the time spent on the app increases, so does the money spent on the e-commerce marketplace.As Alibaba gets ready to release its quarterly results in early May, investors who are seeking capital appreciation should keep in mind the company's dominant position in the Chinese e-commerce space. In its earnings report, investors should pay attention to four areas of revenue: * Core commerce (its largest segment which showed 40% year-over-year, YOY, growth); * Cloud computing (which showed 84% YOY growth); * Digital media and entertainment (which showed 20% YOY growth); and * Innovation initiatives (which showed 73% YOY growth).The company's latest quarterly earnings on Jan 30 showed that BABA's gross profit margin is over 45%. Many analysts expect its revenue to continue growing at double-digit-percentage rates, at an average of 20% annually, through both organic growth and acquisitions.It is also important to note that much of its recent growth has been coming from less populated areas of China. At present, around half of China's 1.4 billion citizens reside in rural areas and reaching out to these consumers has become a top priority for Alibaba.The fact that the company is not highly leveraged also contributes to my upbeat view of Alibaba's management and balance sheet. Its 'current ratio', which measures BABA's ability to pay its short-term debt, stands at a healthy 1.25.Although the Chinese economy may slow further in 2019 or even 2020, its GDP is still expanding at an average annual rate of 6% minimum. In other words, China's growing middle class will continue to drive increases in the country's consumer spending and in China's e-commerce market. And when average Chinese citizens have more money in their pockets, more of it can be spent on online shopping sites like Alibaba. Alibaba Is Diversifying in ChinaBABA's core business of online retail contributes to 88% of revenue. However, it's been branching out into other business ventures. This expansion is made possibly partly due to its steady free cash flow (FCF), which measures a company's ability to produce cash. Investors care a lot about FCF as it can be used in a discretionary manner, for example, to invest in growth opportunities and to strengthen Alibaba's balance sheet further.The e-commerce giant now has multiple equity stakes in growth companies in a plethora of industries, such as Ant Financial, the Chinese payments giant; Ele.me, the local delivery company; and Alibaba Cloud, its cloud computing arm. The rapidly growing cloud business, which has brought in about 6% of total revenues in Q4 2018, has long-term growth potential and may help improve the company's margins further.Like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Alibaba is also paying considerable attention to developments in cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI), two areas that will contribute to its bottom line and possibly boost BABA stock in coming years. The company announced that it is building its own AI chip to be used in various industries, such as self-driving cars.In its efforts to become a hybrid e-commerce platform that offers social shopping experiences to customers, especially to the tech-savvy youth, Alibaba has been increasing its exposure to social media platforms. For example, it owns 31% of Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), the Chinese microblogging company.Alibaba's Taobao marketplace has recently taken an 8% stake in Chinese anime streaming and entertainment company Bilibili (NASDAQ:BILI) whose users have an average age of 21. The company, which has about 92 million monthly active users, "covers genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting, and mobile games." Through this acquisition, Alibaba opens the door to reaching the Gen Z market in China better.BABA's Youku is now the third biggest video streamer in China, behind Tencent Holdings (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU). And Alibaba is not shy to invest in the platform to create new content and bring in new subscribers so that it can increase its 22% share in the Chinese video streaming market.Finally, as China increasingly moves into a cashless society, the group's mobile platform, Alipay, is likely to grow exponentially. The digital wallet has already hit 1 billion users in more than 110 countries worldwide. In other words, investors are hopeful that these new ventures will become significant revenue contributors soon. BABA's International Growth Looks PromisingIn addition to its ever-growing presence in China, BABA has investments in start-ups in South Asia and Southeast Asia, too. Southeast Asia is en route to becoming the world's fourth largest economic region by GDP and analysts expect its e-commerce sector to expand tremendously within the next decade.Among the start-ups in those regions in which BABA has stakes are Paytm, an Indian digital-payments provider, and Lazada, a Singapore-based e-commerce company that is growing in overseas markets.The "Amazon of the East" has also set its eyes on moving west through partnerships with European companies, including Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) in Germany and El Corte Ingles in Spain. Many European companies are still discovering new ways to enter the Chinese market, and BABA may enable them to connect with Chinese customers faster. BABA's mobile payment network, Alipay, is also looking to expand in Europe.Such international growth will not only help increase the company's bottom line, but it will also enable BABA to diversify away from China, lowering the macro risk facing BABA stock. Is It Time to Invest in BABA Stock?The answer depends on your investment style and horizon, i.e., whether you are a short-term trader or a long-term-growth investor. BABA stock is a compelling long-term investment. I also believe that most of the adverse effects of the U.S.-China trade war have already been priced into Alibaba stock. If the two sides reach a deal that's seen in a positive light this year, BABA stock is likely to rally.Yet, the markets are likely to continue to be choppy in April and May, especially since many other tech heavyweights are expected to release their quarterly reports. The volatility of Alibaba stock is high, giving it a broad trading range, so short-term traders should proceed with caution in the coming weeks.As a result of the recent impressive run-up in the stock price, short-term technical indicators have become somewhat over-extended. Investors who pay attention to short-term oscillators should note that BABA's professional message has also become "overbought." So, in the next few weeks, there might be some profit taking in Alibaba stock. The Bottom Line on Alibaba StockAlibaba's growth in e-commerce, cloud computing, and other investments throughout China and globally make it a disruptor and a sound and long-term investment. 2019 has given Wall Street a glimpse of how great BABA's comeback could be as, year-to-date, the stock is up 33%.Therefore long-term investors could view any decline in the BABA stock price as an opportunity to buy the stock. By the end of 2020, I expect the stock to reach $230. * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm However, traders with a short-term horizon should remember that there might be some profit-taking in the stock around the earnings report.As of this writing, Tezcan Gecgil did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth * This Is How You Beat Back a Bear Market * 7 Dental Stocks to Buy That Will Make You Smile Compare Brokers The post Alibaba Stock Has Several Catalysts to Drive Its Growth Story Further appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Bilibili Stock: Next Stop, $23?
    Motley Fool3 months ago

    Bilibili Stock: Next Stop, $23?

    A Wall Street analyst initiates coverage of China's fast-growing hub for anime, comics, and video game fans.

  • China Stock For Short-Term Bulls
    Schaeffer's Investment Research3 months ago

    China Stock For Short-Term Bulls

    Bilibili stock has moved higher from its IPO price of $11.50

  • GlobeNewswire3 months ago

    Bilibili Inc. Announces Completion of Offering of American Depositary Shares

    Bilibili Inc. (BILI) (“Bilibili” or the “Company”), a leading online entertainment platform for young generations in China, today announced the completion on April 5, 2019 of the offering of 14,173,813 American depositary shares (the “ADSs”), which included the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to an additional 2,700,000 ADSs, each representing one Class Z ordinary share of the Company (the “Primary ADS Offering”), at US$18.00 per ADS. In addition, certain selling shareholders completed the offering of 6,526,187 ADSs of the Company (the “Secondary ADS Offering” and, together with the Primary ADS Offering, the “ADS Offering”) at the same price.