Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) Blames Ambiguous Laws and Lax Penalties at Root of Its Difficulties in Enforcing Laws against Counterfeiting

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) kept active in profitability ratio analysis, on current situation shares price raised 0.30% to $103.25. The total volume of 2.89 Million shares held in the session, while on average its shares change hands 10305.46 shares.

China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd blamed ambiguous laws and lax penalties at the root of its difficulties in enforcing laws against counterfeiting, as the firm lobbies to be taken off a US blacklist of marketplaces notorious for fakes. In a statement, the e-commerce giant said it reported almost 4,500 leads on counterfeiting operations to authorities in 2016, but they resulted in just 33 convictions, a vast majority of which secured probation. “Ambiguities in the law have meant that enforcement officers have found it difficult to classify and quantify cases of counterfeiting, let alone commence legal proceedings,” the firm said.

Efficiency Evaluation in Focus

Entering into profitability analysis, the co has noticeable returns on equity ratio of 16.10%, which discloses how corporation’s management efficiently generates profit from shareholders invested money. The returns on investment very popular metric among passive investors, it stands at 7.20%, when it lies in positive figure than security is feasible for investment or goes for higher ROI stocks. To see the other side of picture, profit margin of BABA stands at positive 26.70%; that indicates a firm actually every dollar of sales keeps in earnings. The 8.90% returns on assets present notable condition of firm. Mostly ROA known as a comparative measure, it is best to compare it against a firm’s previous ROA numbers or the ROA of a same firm.

To find out the technical position of BABA, it holds price to book ratio of 6.66 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 23.94, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 47.22. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 11.72. BABA is presenting price to cash flow of 12.27 and free cash flow concluded as 23.30.

To stick with focus on profitability valuation, Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) also listed in significant eye catching mover, UNP attains returns on investment ratio of 13.60%, which suggests it’s viable on security that has lesser ROI.

To strengthen this concept we can use profit margin, which is standing at positive 21.20%, and it is providing insight view about a variety of aspects of a firm’s financial performance. The operating profit margin and gross profit margin can be giving more focus view that is 36.50% and 81.20% respectively. Turns back to returns ratios, the co’s returns on assets calculated as 13.60%; that gives an idea as to how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. Finally yet importantly, returns on equity stands at 20.90%.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -7.70%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 12.77%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 4.43 and price to earning ration of 21.25 attracting passive investors.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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