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Could Alibaba Hit a New Peak?

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

Alibaba (BABA) has returned -2.02% in the last month, 20.2% in the last 12 months, and 5.9% in the last five days. Meanwhile, peers Square (SQ), Yandex (YNDX), Twitter (TWTR), and eBay (EBAY) have returned 174.6%, 26.8%, 104.3%, and -7.5% in the last 12 months, respectively.

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How much debt is Alibaba carrying?

Alibaba’s total debt is $20.02 billion, comprising short- and long-term debt of $0.96 billion and $19.1 billion, respectively. With $90.1 billion in capital, its debt-to-capital ratio is 22.2%. Its debt-to-assets, debt-to-equity, and debt-to-EBITDA multiples are 0.18x, 34.32x, and 1.60x, respectively.

Relative strength index scores and interest coverage

Alibaba’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 41, while Square’s, Yandex’s, Twitter’s, and eBay’s are 61, 39, 20, and 20, respectively. Its interest coverage ratio is 83.3x, and its debt-to-enterprise value ratio is 4%.

Market capitalization

Currently, Alibaba is the world’s largest Internet player, with a market capitalization of ~$473.3 billion. Meanwhile, Square’s, Yandex’s, Twitter’s, and eBay’s market caps are ~$33.3 billion, ~$27.2 billion, ~$24.4 billion, and ~$33.4 billion, respectively.

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