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Morning Alert: Alibaba Group Holding inches higher, resistance at 12-day EMA 18 January 2018 11:53 EST

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) has increased 0.1% but fell short of the 12-day Exponential Moving Average [EMA] of $US184.55.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Parity:

Return on Assets 8.1% [8.2%]

Undervaluation:

Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 3.2 is comfortably below the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

Overvaluation:

Price/Earnings of 72.2 [29.9]

Return on Equity 15.7% [29.4%]

Return on Capital Employed 15.2% [21.2%]

SECTION 1: Ranking

DescriptionValueRank In Market
MCap $US billion471.3In Top 1%
Price/MAP2001.17In Top Quartile
52-week Range (in $US)95.6-192.5
1-month Range (in $US)170.5-192.5

SECTION 2: Earnings

FY2017 Annual Report: Alibaba Group Holding profits hit by 42.6% fall

Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) reported net profit for the year-ended 31 March 2017 of $US6.3b, down 42.6% from $US11.0b in the previous year.

Major changes compared with previous year:

Favourable Changes:

- Total revenue up 54.2% from $US16.0b to $US24.6b

- Sales and marketing expenses to Sales down from 11.2% to 10.3%

- Fixed Assets to Total Assets up from 3.7% to 4.9%

- Total Liabilities to Operating Cash Flow of 2.3 compares favourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of less than 4. However, it has deteriorated by 12.4% from the previous year's ratio of 2.0.

Unfavourable Changes:

- Net profit slumps 42.6% from $US11.0b to $US6.3b

- EBIT Margin down from 533.4% to 39.6%

- Interest cover down 91.5% from 277.3 to 23.5

- EBIT to total assets down from 148.0% to 12.4%

- Profit before tax to Sales down from 80.5% to 37.9%

- Cost of Goods Sold to Sales up from 34% to 37.6%

- Total liabilities to Total assets up 16.1% from 0.3 to 0.4

- Current ratio down 24.4% from 2.6 to 1.9

- Working capital to total assets down from 22.5% to 17.5%

- Total current assets to Total Assets down from 36.8% to 36%

- Long-term investments to Total Assets down from 33.2% to 30%

Note:

- Total revenue to total assets steady at 0.3

- Tax expenses to Sales up from 8.4% to 8.7%

- Debt to Equity steady at 0.3

- Retained earnings to total assets steady at 21.4%

- Intangibles to Total Assets up from 23.9% to 27.5%

- Net tangible assets per share steady at $US7.86

SECTION 3: Recent News of Alibaba Group Holding

January 16: Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) issued new U.S. patent [9,870,408]

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Search method and system" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,870,408 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

A search method is disclosed. The method obtains a plurality of search results for a query based on first relevance scores, and classifies the plurality of search results into a plurality of classifications.

January 16: Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) issued new U.S. patent [9,870,433]

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Data processing method and system of establishing input recommendation" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,870,433 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

A data processing method of establishing an input recommendation is provided.

January 09: Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) issued new U.S. patent [9,864,542]

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Data deduplication using a solid state drive controller" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,864,542 and was issued on January 9, 2018.

ABSTRACT

A data deduplication method is executed by a controller for a solid state drive (SSD).

January 09: Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) issued new U.S. patent [9,865,063]

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Method and system for image feature extraction" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,865,063 and was issued on January 9, 2018.

ABSTRACT

Image feature extraction includes extracting an cutout image that includes an object from an original image; filling borders of the cutout image with a single color as a background to generate a minimum square image; resizing the minimum square image into a resized square image having a first predetermined size; dividing the resized square image into sub-image blocks having a second predetermined size; computing luminosity derivatives of neighboring pixels in horizontal, vertical, positive 45.degree., and negative 45.degree.

January 09: Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) issued new U.S. patent [9,866,565]

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Method and apparatus for controlling data permissions" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,866,565 and was issued on January 9, 2018.

ABSTRACT

Methods and apparatus for controlling data permission are disclosed herein, and embodiments include generating a relational database that includes entity objects, corresponding user identifications and obligatory relationships of corresponding permission information.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (N:BABA)

ISIN: US01609W1027

PermID: 5000066483

CIK: 1577552

CUSIP: 01609W102

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