HANGZHOU, China (AP) — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $6.99 billion.
The Hangzhou, China-based company said it had net income of $2.54 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $2.57 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.16 per share.
The online retailer posted revenue of $31.87 billion in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $32.49 billion.
Alibaba shares have decreased 14% since the beginning of the year. The stock has fallen 20% in the last 12 months.
This story has been corrected to show that Alibaba is based in Hangzhou, China, not Hong Kong.
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