Alibaba (BABA) reported quarterly results early Thursday that beat expectations on the top and bottom lines, while indicating business conditions improved in June. BABA stock climbed in premarket trading.
The China-based e-commerce giant reported adjusted earnings of $1.75 a share on revenue of $30.7 billion, for its June quarter. Analysts expected Alibaba to report earnings of $1.58 a share on revenue of $30.1 billion, according to FactSet.
Alibaba stock climbed 5% to 100.40 before the opening bell on the stock market today.
“Following a relatively slow April and May, we saw signs of recovery across our businesses in June,” Chief Executive Daniel Zhang said in written remarks with the Alibaba earnings release. “We are confident in our growth opportunities in the long term given our high-quality consumer base and the resilience of our diversified business model catering to different demands of our customers.”
Increased regulatory scrutiny has weighed on BABA stock and others for the past couple of years. Besides a strict regulatory environment, Chinese stocks are also dealing with a slowing economy, Covid shutdowns, supply-chain issues and inflation.
Alibaba’s business in China looks a lot like Amazon‘s (AMZN) U.S. operations. Alibaba’s cloud-computing business is showing solid growth, just like Amazon’s booming web services business.
More to follow.
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