The good news for BABA stock starts with the company’s adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.75. That’s a positive, considering Wall Street’s estimate of $1.53 for the quarter. However, it’s also a 29% drop from the $2.57 per share reported during the same period in 2021.
In addition to that, Alibaba reported revenue of $30.69 billion for Q2. This figure was better than the $29.97 billion in revenue analysts had expected. Revenue also came in mostly stable compared to last year. Alibaba saw a 1% drop in its commerce business, but that was offset by a 10% growth in its cloud segment.
BABA Stock: Covid-19 Negatively Affected Earnings
According to Alibaba, the decline in commerce revenue is a result of the pandemic. The company points out lower consumption in affected areas like fashion and accessories as well as consumer electronics.
Toby Xu, CFO of Alibaba, said the following about the earnings report sending BABA stock higher.
“Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 resurgence, we delivered stable revenue performance yearover-year. We have narrowed losses in key strategic businesses given ongoing improvements in operating efficiency and increasing focus on cost optimization.”
BABA stock trading volume is off to a strong start this morning with 17 million shares on the move. That’s quickly closing in on the company’s daily average trading volume of around 28.1 million shares.
BABA stock is up 2% as of Thursday morning. However, the stock is still down 18% year-to-date (YTD) as well.
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