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Alibaba Group Holding Limited: Despite Regulatory Uncertainties, Alibaba Is Still Attractive

Symbols
BABA
Sector(s)
Consumer Cyclical
Rating
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Current Price
$226.69
Fair Value
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Economic Moat
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Summary

Alibaba is the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company, measured by GMV (CNY 5.7 trillion/$846 billion for the fiscal year ended March 2019). It operates China’s most-visited online marketplaces, including Taobao (consumer-to-consumer) and Tmall (business-to-consumer). Alibaba's China marketplaces accounted for 68% of revenue in fiscal 2019, with Taobao generating revenue through advertising and other merchant data services and Tmall deriving revenue from commission fees. Additional revenue sources include international retail/wholesale marketplaces (7%), cloud computing (7%), digital media and entertainment platforms (6%), Cainiao logistics services (4%), and innovation initiatives/other (1%). Mobile GMV accounted for roughly 85% of consolidated GMV in fiscal 2019.

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Analyst Profile

Dan Baker

Director
Dan Baker is a director of equity research for Morningstar Investment Management Asia Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers Asian telecommunications and technology companies. He is also team leader for the equity research teams in Hong Kong and China.Before joining Morningstar in 2014, he had 10 years’ experience as an equity analyst with Merrill Lynch and Mirae Asset Securities and two years in equity sales with RBS. He also worked for eight years in the telecommunications industry as an engineer with Ericsson and a telecom industry consultant with Ovum.Baker holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Melbourne, a diploma in applied finance and investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, and a master’s degree in accounting from Curtin University.