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Killexams : Alibaba Associate mock - BingNews Search results Killexams : Alibaba Associate mock - BingNews Killexams : Why You Shouldn’t Shy Away From Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Right Now No result found, try new keyword!The odds might not be in favor of Chinese tech behemoth Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) right now, but the tides may turn soon. Its accurate $1 billion investment in its cloud business might help Alibaba ... Mon, 26 Sep 2022 01:01:00 -0500 text/html Killexams : Alibaba planning on-premise hybrid cloud offering No result found, try new keyword!The service, akin to Oracle’s Dedicated Region [email protected] product, will enable enterprises to run a dedicated cloud region in on-premise data centers spanning multiple availability zones and ... Thu, 13 Oct 2022 23:39:00 -0500 en-US text/html Killexams : What's Going On With Alibaba Shares

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd - ADR BABA shares are trading lower by 4.82% to $75.42 Tuesday morning. Shares of Chinese stocks at large are trading lower on continued weakness after the US announced export controls restricting China's ability to purchase certain chips.

What Happened?

Shares in top Chinese chipmakers shed $7.7 billion in market value on October 10, as new U.S export controls restricted the sale of semiconductors made with U.S. technology unless vendors obtain an export license.

The controls also barred U.S. citizens or entities from working with Chinese chipmakers without explicit approval and limited the export of manufacturing tools that would allow China to develop...Read More

See Also: PC Shipments See Record Plunge In Q3 — What That Means For Apple, AMD, Intel And Others

According to data from Benzinga Pro, Alibaba has a 52-week high of $182.09 and a 52-week low of $73.28.

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Tue, 11 Oct 2022 02:20:00 -0500 text/html
Killexams : Better Buy: Alibaba Vs. Amazon
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In this article, I am going to compare the growth prospects, risks and valuations of the two largest e-Commerce companies on the planet: Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and Amazon (AMZN). The shares of both e-Commerce companies have under-performed this year, in large part because of a post-pandemic slowdown in global economic growth and soaring inflation, which is impacting consumer spending. Both factors have created considerable uncertainty for the e-Commerce sector. With Alibaba's and Amazon's shares repricing 31% and 29% lower year to date, both companies have pros and cons. While Amazon has a couple of advantages, I believe Alibaba may be the better deal!

Top line growth is slowing

Both Alibaba and Amazon have seen a significant slowdown in top line growth in the last quarter as inflation headwinds and weaker economic growth after the pandemic impacted their businesses. Alibaba's revenue growth slowed to 0% (Alibaba's China commerce business actually declined 1% in FQ1'23), the worst performance on record for Alibaba, while Amazon's top line growth slowed to just 7% year over year in Q2'22, reflecting a 20-year low point for Amazon.

BABA vs. AMZN Revenue Quarterly Growth


The near term outlook for revenue growth is stronger for Amazon than it is for Alibaba right now, largely because Amazon has said in its second-quarter earnings sheet that it sees between $125.0B and $130.0B in net revenues in Q3'22, implying a revenue growth rate of 13-17% year over year. Alibaba has not given a forecast either for the next quarter or the full-year due to uncertainty about e-Commerce sales in a country that is still seeing broad-scale COVID-19 lockdowns.

Regarding forward annual estimates, Amazon is expected to do better than Alibaba. Consensus forecasts call for Amazon to see revenue growth of 11% this year and 15% next year... while Alibaba is projected to grow its top line at rates of 2% and 13%. Estimates have also dropped more for Alibaba, indicating that the market is a bit more pessimistic about BABA than AMZN...

AMZN vs. BABA Revenue Estimates


A key component that is driving Amazon's stronger top line growth is AWS -- Amazon Web Services -- which is ramping up revenue growth rapidly due to strong customer adoption of Cloud solutions. Amazon Web Services generated $19.7B in revenues for the company just in the second-quarter, showing 33% year-over-year growth. The revenue share within Amazon was about 16%, and I see this share growing to more than 20% within the next 2-3 years. The Cloud business is by far Amazon's highest potential business segment, and it is driving the firm's entire revenue growth. As opposed to e-Commerce, AWS is also highly profitable, generating $5.7B in operating income (29% margin) while Amazon's e-Commerce operations in North America and International continued to lose money in Q2'22.

Amazon: AWS Revenue/Operating Income Growth

Amazon: AWS Revenue/Operating Income Growth

On the other hand, Alibaba's Cloud business generated $17.7B Chinese Yuan ($2.6B) in revenues in the last quarter, showing a growth rate of 10% year over year. Cloud revenues represented just 9% of Alibaba's total revenues, while the commerce business (China and International) dominated with a revenue share of 76%.

So not only is Amazon's Cloud business responsible for most of Amazon's top line growth, but AWS is also growing more than three times faster than Alibaba's Cloud segment. On top of that, Amazon has a significant advantage regarding market share in the Cloud market, with AWS ranking #1 and capturing a third of the global Cloud market. Alibaba was ranked a fairly distant fourth with a market share of 5%.



Valuation: key differences emerge

Amazon and Alibaba have both been highly valued during the pandemic because online retailers faced super attractive growth prospects at a time when the physical competition was all but taken out of the game by health authorities. The post-pandemic normalization of e-Commerce growth and the resulting re-rating of Amazon and Alibaba, however, have changed things up a bit.

Amazon and Alibaba are both profitable and are expected to remain profitable. But a key difference has emerged regarding the firms' valuations. While Amazon is still expensive relative to its earnings potential (52 X P-E ratio), Alibaba is trading at a rock-bottom P-E ratio of 10 X... which represents stronger potential for an upside revaluation.

AMZN PE Ratio Forward 1-year, EPS estimates


Risks with Alibaba and Amazon

Both companies are facing deteriorating prospects in their core e-Commerce operations due to high inflation, which is impacting consumer spending. Amazon and Alibaba are both highly dependent on consumer spending, and both companies continue to be dominated by their e-Commerce operations (Alibaba's commerce share is 76% while Amazon's is 84%).

Besides top line risks which both companies share, there are other more company-specific risks that matter: Amazon is generating a large number of sales outside the US, meaning the retailer has exposure to the appreciating US Dollar. A strong US Dollar hurts currency conversions, which is a headwind for Amazon.

For Alibaba, there are regulatory and delisting risks that are affecting the pricing of its shares. I believe that a delisting of Alibaba's ADR from a US stock exchange is highly unlikely to occur because the firm secured a primary listing status for its shares in Hong Kong, which gives US investors an alternative marketplace to buy shares. Due to the primary listing status, Alibaba's shares are also available for mainland Chinese investors through the Hong Kong stock connect program.

Final thoughts

When comparing Alibaba and Amazon, there are many factors that must be considered. Both companies obviously are going through a post-pandemic adjustment period of slowing growth. Both companies are investing in the Cloud market and are facing challenges in their core segments.

Amazon has a stronger short term revenue outlook than Alibaba as it projects 13-17% revenue growth in the third-quarter, while Alibaba may actually see negative revenue growth in FQ2'23. Estimate trends favor Amazon as well. From a valuation perspective, I believe Alibaba wins the comparison, however, because the Chinese company trades at a fraction of Amazon's P-E ratio. The risk profile for Alibaba's shares is therefore much more skewed to the upside than Amazon's!

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 20:55:00 -0500 en text/html
Killexams : Alibaba Is Pouring $1 Billion Into Cloud Computing. The Move Is Critical for Its Growth.

Alibaba will invest $1 billion into its cloud computing division, doubling down on a high-growth area of its business as the Chinese tech giant emerges from a painful slowdown in its core area of e-commerce.

The $1 billion investment will be spread across three years and focus on incentivizing Alibaba (ticker: BABA) customers to upgrade their digital infrastructure. The investment consists of both financial and non-financial incentives, the company said, such as funding, rebates, and go-to-market initiatives, in addition to enhanced customer services.

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 22:12:00 -0500 en-US text/html
Killexams : Why Alibaba Shares Are Falling

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd - ADR BABA shares are trading lower by 3.78% to $72.84 during Thursday's session. Shares of several Chinese companies at large are trading lower as investors assess greater-than-expected U.S. September CPI data, China's zero-Covid policy and the recently-announced US high-end chip export restrictions to China.

Shares in top Chinese chipmakers shed $7.7 billion in market value on October 10 alone, as new U.S export controls restricted the sale of semiconductors made with U.S. technology unless vendors obtain an export license.

The controls also barred U.S. citizens or entities from working with Chinese chipmakers without explicit approval and limited the export of manufacturing tools that would allow China to develop...Read More

What's Going On With Inflation Data?

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the headline CPI rose 8.2% in September, down from 8.3% in August. The September CPI practicing came in above average economist estimates of 8.1%. 

On a month-over-month basis, CPI was up 0.4% versus average economist estimates for a 0.2% jump...Read More

See Also: September Inflation Runs Hot At 8.2%, Sending Stocks Spiraling Lower: What You Need To Know

© 2022 Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

Thu, 13 Oct 2022 03:08:00 -0500 text/html
Killexams : Alibaba pledges $1 billion to cloud computing customers to reignite growth

Alibaba has faced growth challenges amid regulatory tightening on China's domestic technology sector and a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. But analysts think the e-commerce giant's growth could pick up through the rest of 2022.

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Alibaba said it will invest $1 billion over the next three fiscal years to support its cloud computing customers as the Chinese e-commerce giant looks to reignite growth after a historical slowdown.

The investment consists of "financial and non-financial incentives, such as funding, rebates and go-to-market initiatives," Alibaba said in a press release on Thursday.

The company said it is also setting up a program to help its customers localize their cloud computing business needs depending on the market.

Alibaba is the world's third-largest cloud computing player behind Microsoft and Amazon, according to Gartner. While cloud computing is a small part of Alibaba's overall business currently, the company's management sees it as a critical component to future growth and profitability.

However, Alibaba has seen an unprecedented slowdown in growth amid Chinese economic malaise due to the resurgence of Covid in the world's second-largest economy and a stricter domestic regulatory environment. In the April to June quarter, Alibaba reported its first flat revenue growth on record.

Revenue growth in its cloud computing business also slowed down from the previous quarter.

Alibaba's investment announcement is also part of a broader push by the Hangzhou, China-headquartered company to expand its cloud computing business overseas.

Over the past few years, Alibaba has opened new data centers outside of China to win customers in other markets such as Singapore and Thailand.

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:43:00 -0500 en text/html
Killexams : Alibaba, among Chinese techs caught up in Friday's market swoon
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Chinese tech stocks such as Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), (NASDAQ:JD) and Tencent Holdings (OTCPK:TCEHY) ended the week with broad losses on what was largely a case of guilt by association in a market that slumped due to concerns about the state of the U.S. job market.

Before trading began, the Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs, as opposed to expectations of 250,000 jobs. The unemployment rate also fell to 3.5%, and all that positive data actually conspired to raise concerns that the Federal Reserve may continue to raise interest rates in order to tamp down on inflation.

Alibaba (BABA) ended the day down by 3.6%, while (JD) fell 3.4% and Tencent (OTCPK:TCEHY) gave up almost 4% by the time the market closed for the week.

Among other Chinese Internet stocks, losses also cam from Weibo (WB), down almost 5% on the day; Bilibili (BILI), which fell nearly 4%; NetEase (NTES), down by 2% and Baidu (BIDU), which fell almost 2% Friday.

There was a cloud hanging Chinese companies, even though it didn't directly affect the Internet and e-commerce leaders.

On Friday, the Biden Administration imposed a slate of new restrictions on the export of semiconductor technology from the U.S. to China as part of an effort to keep such technologies from falling into the hands of the Chinese military.

Semiconductor giant Nvidia (NVDA) said Friday that it didn't expect such restrictions to have a "material impact" on its business.

Fri, 07 Oct 2022 05:12:00 -0500 en text/html
Killexams : Is Alibaba (BABA) a Smart Investment Pick?

Distillate Capital Partners LLC, an investment management firm, published its second-quarter 2022 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. Through the sharp sell-off in the first half of 2022, Distillate’s U.S. FSV strategy held up better than the overall market with a decline of 15.80% net of fees vs. a 19.96% decline for the S&P 500 Index. For the same period, Distillate’s Intl. FSV strategy performed roughly in line with the iShares MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF, posting a total return of -18.07% net of fees versus -18.00% for the benchmark. Meanwhile, Distillate’s U.S. SQV’s 2022 first half total return after fees of -17.22% was better than the total return for the iShares Russell 2000 ETF of -23.48% and the iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF’s total return of -17.43%. Go over the fund’s top 5 positions to have a glimpse of its finest picks for 2022.

In its Q2 2022 investor letter, Distillate Capital mentioned Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) and explained its insights for the company. Founded in 1999, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) is a Hangzhou, China-based multinational technology company with a $210.3 billion market capitalization. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) delivered a -32.66% return since the beginning of the year, while its 12-month returns are down by -44.53%. The stock closed at $79.99 per share on September 30, 2022.

Here is what Distillate Capital has to say about Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) in its Q2 2022 investor letter:

"Changes & Regional Weights:  The largest new position is Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), which underperformed considerably and has seen its enterprise value fall by almost two thirds from its peak despite a net cash position on its balance sheet."

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Our calculations show that Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) ranks 13th on our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) was in 106 hedge fund portfolios at the end of the second quarter of 2022, compared to 100 funds in the previous quarter. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) delivered a -31.04% return in the past 3 months.

In September 2022, we also shared another hedge fund’s views on Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) in another article. You can find other investor letters from hedge funds and prominent investors on our hedge fund investor letters 2022 Q2 page.

Disclosure: None. This article is originally published at Insider Monkey.

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 05:43:00 -0500 en-US text/html
Killexams : Why Alibaba Stock (NYSE:BABA) is Unattractive in the Short Term No result found, try new keyword!Chinese tech behemoth Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) has had a rough couple of years. Just when it seemed that its regulatory woes were in the rear-view mirror, the resurgence of COVID-19 in China and the ... Mon, 26 Sep 2022 10:03:00 -0500 text/html
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