Alibaba Q3: Munger Remains Unfazed, Plus 3 Things Not To Overlook

Nov. 20, 2022 1:51 AM ETAlibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA), BABAF6 Comments


  • Alibaba just reported its Q3 (fiscal year Q2) earnings. The results were solid despite challenges in the past quarter and triggered sharp price rallies.
  • In the meantime, the Daily Journal Corp.’s recent 13F shows that its Alibaba position remains unchanged in the past quarter.
  • This article focuses on the implications of 3 things from its Q3 earnings report: profitability, capital allocation, and valuation.
  • And I can see why Munger remains unfazed.
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Q3 recap and investment thesis

Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) just released its Q3 2022 earnings report (“ER”). Note that its fiscal quarter is shifted from the calendar quarter (so it is its FY Q2). And in the remainder of this article, I

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