Alibaba vs. An Analysis of Financial Statements and Investment Value

Shimin Chen, Xiayan Huang

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On July 1, 2019, investment manager Zhang Wei received an investor''s call. The investor intended to purchase shares of Alibaba or and needed investment advice. Alibaba and are the top two players in the Chinese e-commerce business. They all started from e-commerce and were listed in 2014. After the IPO, Alibaba and are heading to different ways on their own roads based on the different business models. Which one has more investment value? As a graduate from business school, Zhang Wei decided to determine the investment value and investment risk of the two companies through financial statement analysis and provide investment advice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020

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China Europe International Business School


  • Financial statements
  • Profitability
  • Growth character
  • investment value

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  • Finance
  • Accounting

Case studies industry

  • Retail Trade


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