The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) IPO: What Investors Should Know

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The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) IPO by Veibha Subramaniam, Capital Cube

The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) IPO – A slide presentation on relevant facts on the Chinese etail market and comparisons with, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Alibaba IPO: Summary

  • China’s e-retail market is the fastest growing market globally and valued at $294 billion in 2013
  • The Chinese market is characterized with huge marketplaces and not independent merchants – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) is one of the largest with a user growth of 45% from 2012 – 2013 and has a transaction volume that is twice that of, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), growing at a faster pace
  • In addition, the net profit margin is 24.34% in 2013 which is 11x that of Amazon that validates a premium valuation of $230 billion + (1x GMV)
  • Underserviced Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities in China are a huge opportunity for e-retailing

China etail market

  • China has the highest number of broadband connections with a penetration rate of only 30%
  • Increase of disposable income in tier -3 and Tier-4 cities will lead to increase in China’s etail sector

Alibaba chinese consumers

Alibaba china mega policies

  • China’s e-retail market grew from $120 billion in 2011 to $294 billion in 2013
  • This is a growth of 145% in 2 years

Alibaba and China

Alibaba china marketplace

  • China’s market place is dominated by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) as of 2013

Alibaba china marketplace

  • China is dominated by huge online marketplaces as compared to the US


Alibaba users

  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) has more active users as compared to, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) given the size of the Chinese population and its penetration rate in China
  • Alibaba owes its massive scale to the sheer size of the Chinese market, home to more than 600 million Internet users
  • Despite decrease in user growth rate in the last year , Alibaba still maintains the highest growth rate amongst its peers

Gross Merchandise Value (GMV)

Alibaba GMV

  •, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has grown its GMV (includes its products and also 3rd party products) by 29.34% from 2012 – 2013.
  • eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) has grown its GMV by 12.89% in the same period
  • Also, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) has grown its GMV by 55.73% from 2013 – 2013
    • In 2013, the combined transaction volume of its consumer shopping sites in China reached $248 billion, according to its IPO filing last month. That is triple the size of eBay and more than double the size of Amazon.

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