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Alibaba (BABA) Shares Jump 3% as eCommerce and Cloud Demand Drives Solid Q4 Beat

May 26, 2022 7:35 AM EDT

Shares of Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) jumped 3% in pre-open trading Thursday following a strong beat on the top and bottom line in the fourth quarter driven by strong eCommerce and cloud services demand as COVID lock-downs gripped parts of China.

Revenue grew 9% year-over-year in the quarter to $32.19 billion (RMB204,052 million) versus the consensus estimate of $29.64 billion. For the year, revenue grew 19%.

Revenue in the Cloud segment grew by 12% in the quarter, while revenue in the China commerce segment grew by 8%.

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS was $1.25, beating the Wall Street consensus of $1.10.

The company posted a record RMB 8,317 billion in global GMV for the year.

CEO Daniel Zhang said despite disrupted supply chains and weaker consumer sentiment they saw operational improvements in key strategic areas.

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