Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Q3 2020 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

Feb 13, 2020 • 07:30 am ET


Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Q3 2020 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript


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Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to Alibaba Group's December Quarter 2019 Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions]. After management's prepared remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. I'd now like to turn the call over to Mr. Rob Lin, Head of Investor Relations of Alibaba Group. Please go ahead.

Rob Lin

Good day, everyone and welcome to Alibaba Group's December quarter 2019 results conference call. With us today are Daniel Zhang, Executive Chairman and CEO; Joe Tsai, Executive Vice Chairman; Maggie Wu, Chief Financial Officer. This call is also being webcast from the IR section of the corporate website. A replay of the call will be available on the website later today.

Now let me quickly cover the Safe Harbor. Today's discussion will contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from our current expectations. For detailed discussions of these risks and uncertainties, please refer to our latest Annual Report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the US SEC, or announced on the website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Any forward-looking statements that we make on this call are based on assumptions as of today and we do not undertake any obligation to update these statements except as required under applicable law.

Please note that certain financial measures that we use on this call, such as adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITA, adjusted EBITA margin, marketplace based core commerce adjusted EBITA, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share or ADS and free cash flow are expressed on a non-GAAP basis. Our GAAP results and reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures can be found in our earnings press release.

Unless otherwise stated, growth rate of all of the stated metrics mentioned during this call refers to year-over-year growth versus the same quarter last year. In addition, I want to let everyone know that today's Q&A session will be conducted in both Chinese and English. A third-party translator will provide consecutive interpretation for the Q&A session, and our management will address your question in the language you ask.

Please note that the translation is for convenience purposes only. In the case of any discrepancy, our management statement in the original language will prevail.

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With that, I'm going to pass to Daniel.

Daniel Zhang

Thank you, Rob. Hello, everyone. Thank you for joining our earnings call today. We delivered an outstanding quarter for a strong finish to the 2019 calendar year and celebrated three major milestones, especially important to AliBaba. First, we successfully held our 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. Second, we successfully listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Thirdly, Dr. Wang Jian, Chairman of the Alibaba Technology Steering Committee was the first ever representative from the private sector to be appointed as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

However, like all the other companies in China, we are confronted with a black swan event soon after the start of 2020, the novel