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Alibaba Group Holding Limited: Maintaining Alibaba’s FVE as Aggressive Investments Will Bear Fruit; Shares Remain Cheap

Symbols
BABA
Sector(s)
Consumer Cyclical
Rating
Current Price
$217.54
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Alibaba is the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company, measured by GMV (CNY 6.6 trillion/$1 trillion for the fiscal year ended March 2020). It operates China’s most-visited online marketplaces, including Taobao (consumer-to-consumer) and Tmall (business-to-consumer). Alibaba's China commerce retail division accounted for 69% of revenue in the December 2020 quarter, with Taobao generating revenue through advertising and other merchant data services and Tmall deriving revenue from commission fees. Additional revenue sources include China commerce wholesales (2%), international retail/wholesale marketplaces (5%/2%), cloud computing (7%), digital media and entertainment platforms (4%), Cainiao logistics services (5%), and innovation initiatives/other (2%).

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Analyst Profile

Chelsey Tam

Equity Analyst
Chelsey Tam is an equity analyst for Morningstar Investment Management Asia Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. She primarily researches China internet and Macau gaming stocks.Before joining Morningstar in 2013, she was a sell-side analyst at a securities firm in Hong Kong. Before that she was a buy-side associate, and earlier she was a research lab assistant at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto.Tam holds bachelor’s degrees in commerce (finance) and economics from the University of Toronto.