The net profit of the largest Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group Holding for the six months of 2020-2021 fiscal year (ended September 30) fell by 19% year on year and amounted to 10.746 billion dollars, according to a press release.
Adjusted earnings per share were 3.48 yuan ($ 0.51) compared to 4.45 yuan ($ 0.66) a year earlier. Revenue for the period increased year on year by 30% to $ 45.483 billion.
Last quarter, the company’s net profit was $ 3.907 billion, which is 2.6 times lower than a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share for these three months were 1.31 yuan ($ 0.19) against 3.44 yuan ($ 0.51) a year earlier. Alibaba’s total revenue for the quarter rose 30.2% to $ 22.838 billion.
The company also notes that revenue from Alibaba’s retail business in China for the second quarter grew by 26% compared to the same period a year earlier. The company’s revenue from customer service for the quarter increased by 20% year on year due to new methods of monetization, such as referral channels and an increase in paid clicks.
“Alibaba had another strong quarter. We continued to help businesses recover and find new opportunities for growth through post-pandemic digitalisation,” the group’s CEO Daniel Zhang said in a release.
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