Alibaba Posts Surprise Loss as China Covid Curbs Take a Toll
(Bloomberg) — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported a surprise loss after quarterly revenue barely grew as China’s rigid Covid controls continued to sap consumer sentiment.
China’s e-commerce leader reported a net loss of 20.6 billion yuan ($2.9 billion) versus projections for a profit of almost the same amount. Alibaba marked down the value of investments across a portfolio that spans Didi Global Inc. to Indonesia’s GoTo. The company also greenlighted a $15 billion expansion of an existing $25 billion buyback program and extended it to 2025.
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