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During its Singles’ Day promotion last year, ­Alibaba sold $25 billion worth of goods—up 39% from the year before. (Compare that with the “record breaking” $6.6 billion sold in the U.S. on Cyber Monday of 2017.) Not content to dominate the world’s largest e-­commerce market, Alibaba has expanded aggressively outside China and in other sectors, including cloud computing and food delivery; revenue in fiscal 2018 rose 58% over the previous year. Concerns over the retirement of founder and chairman Jack Ma have dissipated; the juggernaut is poised to succeed without him.

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Overall Score

3.8

Sector

Technology

Industry

Internet Software and Services

CEO

Daniel Zhang

Employees

66,421

HQ Location

Hangzhou, China

Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)

$43,226

Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)

$8,942

Market Value as of Oct. 10, 2018 ($M)

$355,672

Revenue and net income for 12 months ended June 30, 2018. Sources: Bloomberg; S&P Global.

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