With the Alibaba IPO dominating the media of late, it’s clear that China is a massive story for investors. As the biggest online shopping portal in the world, and the third largest e-commerce market in the world, it’s not surprising that investors have flocked to the stock, but what are they doing in the case of Alibaba?
To understand this, you have to look at Alibaba, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) , online retail, it’s products and services, and of course its cash flows and growth. This company is expected to increase revenues 46% to $6.6 billion this year with more than 30 million new customers joining its platforms and nearly one billion new customers in just a few years.
One key to understanding Alibaba is knowing who they compete with, how they compete with these other companies, and their success. Some key competitors include eBay (EBAY) , Alibaba itself, Amazon (AMZN) , and JD.com. Each of these companies can be considered the Alibaba of its respective space.
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