Alibaba Case Study Solution

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Can Alibaba Continue to Rise in the Midst of Global Financial Woes Alibaba delivered a strong December quarter 2014 financial performance with significant growth across its key operating metrics. The company reported gross merchandise volume across China as retail market places grew by 49% year-over-year. The company said its annual active buyers increased to 334 million in 2014, which represent an increase of 45% year-over-year. The company’s leadership and momentum in mobile segment continued, as they added 48 million active users sequentially and witnessed over US$1 billion in mobile revenue during the quarter ended December 2014. During the quarter ended December 2014, the company’s revenue grew 40% year-over-year. Non-GAAP net income increased by 25% to…show more content…
This is mainly due to an increase in GMV transacted on AliExpress, which is partially attributable to AliExpress participation in the singles-day-promotion campaigns. The company’s revenue from international commerce wholesale business during the quarter ended December 2014 was RMB1,209 million compared to RMB1,000 million reported in the same quarter last year, an increase of 21% year-over-year. This is mainly due to an increase in the number of paying members and an increase in average revenue from paying members. Alibaba’s China retail market places have 334 million annual active buyers during twelve months ended December 2014 compared to 231 million last year, an increase of 45% year-over-year. Since 2015, the company has seen significant growth potential thus making it one of the best talked about stocks on the exchange. So far, many top analysts are backing the stock and investors are sitting on the edge of their seat hoping for a big payoff in dividends

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