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Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company principally involved in the provision of value-added services (VAS) and online advertising services. The Company operates through three main segments. The VAS segment is mainly involved in provision of online/mobile games, community value-added services and applications across various Internet and mobile platforms. The Online Advertising segment is mainly engaged in display based and performance based advertisements. The Others segment is mainly involved in provision of payment related services, cloud services and other services.

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Alibaba Group Announces September Quarter 2021 Results

6:24 am ET November 18, 2021 (BusinessWire) Print

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988, "Alibaba" or "Alibaba Group") today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

"This quarter, Alibaba continued to firmly invest into our three strategic pillars of domestic consumption, globalization, and cloud computing to establish solid foundations for our long-term goal of sustainable growth in the future," said Daniel Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group. "Our global annual active consumers across the Alibaba Ecosystem reached approximately 1.24 billion, with a quarterly net increase of 62 million consumers, and we are on track to achieve our longer-term target of serving two billion consumers globally."

"We recorded revenue growth of 29% year-over-year, driven by performance of our diversified businesses," said Maggie Wu, Chief Financial Officer of Alibaba Group. "During this quarter, our continued investments in key strategic areas have resulted in robust growth for these young businesses."

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

In the quarter ended September 30, 2021:

Revenue was RMB200,690 million (US$31,147 million), an increase of 29% year-over-year. Excluding the consolidation of Sun Art, our revenue would have grown 16% year-over-year to RMB180,438 million (US$28,004 million). Aggregate revenue of our international commerce retail and international commerce wholesale was RMB15,092 million (US$2,342 million), an increase of 34% year-over-year. Our cloud computing revenue was RMB20,007 million (US$3,105 million), an increase of 33% year-over-year. Annual active consumers ("AACs") of the Alibaba Ecosystem across the world reached approximately 1.24 billion for the twelve months ended September 30, 2021, an increase of approximately 62 million from the twelve months ended June 30, 2021. This includes 953 million consumers in China and 285 million consumers overseas, representing a quarterly net increase of 41 million and 20 million, respectively. Income from operations was RMB15,006 million (US$2,329 million), an increase of 10% year-over-year due to a RMB15,690 million decrease in share-based compensation expense related to Ant Group share-based awards granted to our employees. We excluded share-based compensation expense from our non-GAAP measurements. Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measurement, decreased 27% year-over-year to RMB34,840 million (US$5,407 million). Adjusted EBITA, a non-GAAP measurement, decreased 32% year-over-year to RMB28,033 million (US$4,351 million). The year-over-year decreases were primarily due to our increased investments in key strategic areas that have exhibited robust growth in operations, as well as our support to merchants. These investments in key strategic areas within our commerce segment, such as Taobao Deals, Local Consumer Services, Community Marketplaces and Lazada, increased by RMB12,575 million year-over-year. Excluding the impact of these investments, profits of our commerce segment would have remained stable year-over-year. Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders was RMB5,367 million (US$833 million) and net income was RMB3,377 million (US$524 million). Non-GAAP net income was RMB28,524 million (US$4,427 million), a decrease of 39% year-over-year. Diluted earnings per ADS was RMB1.97 (US$0.31) and diluted earnings per share was RMB0.25 (US$0.04 or HK$0.30). Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS was RMB11.20 (US$1.74), a decrease of 38% year-over-year and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was RMB1.40 (US$0.22 or HK$1.68), a decrease of 38% year-over-year. Net cash provided by operating activities was RMB35,830 million (US$5,561 million). Non-GAAP free cash flow was RMB22,239 million (US$3,451 million), a decrease compared to RMB40,540 million in the same quarter of 2020, mainly due to a decrease in profit as a result of our increased investments in key strategic areas.

Reconciliations of GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures presented above are included at the end of this results announcement.

Guidance

The guidance below is a forward-looking statement that reflects assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of the date of this announcement and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which we are not able to predict or control. Based on our current view of macroeconomic conditions and the competitive landscape, and subject to the uncertainties highlighted under the section entitled "Safe Harbor Statements" below, we are revising our fiscal year 2022 revenue guidance. We expect our fiscal year 2022 revenue to grow 20% to 23% year-over-year.

BUSINESS AND STRATEGIC UPDATES

Commerce

China Retail Marketplaces - comprehensive product supply and engaging user experience to target the diverse demands of consumers in China

For the twelve months ended September 30, 2021, there were approximately 863 million AACs on our China retail marketplaces and New Retail businesses, with increasing percentage of new consumers from lower-tier cities, which reflect our success in broadening product offerings to meet diverse consumer demand.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, we recorded single-digit physical goods GMV year-over-year growth, primarily due to slowing market conditions and more players in the China e-commerce market. By categories, physical goods GMV growth was slower in the apparel and accessories category, but continued to be resilient in the consumer electronics and home furnishing categories.

Taobao Deals (ae-~c%) continues to exhibit robust user growth by providing consumers with more high quality, value-for-money products, enriching food and beverage offerings sourced from our Community Marketplaces business, and reducing delivery costs as well as improving delivery experience for consumers in lower-tier cities. For example, Taobao Deals launched programs that incentivize bundling purchases of products delivered from self-operated warehouses, which reduce costs and improve delivery experience for consumers. For the twelve months ended September 30, 2021, there were over 240 million AACs on Taobao Deals with increasing percentage of new consumers from lower-tier cities.

In November 2021, we celebrated the thirteenth annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, which generated RMB540.3 billion in GMV, excluding unpaid orders, during the 11-day campaign. We are leveraging the power of the festival as a platform to fulfill our social responsibility and build a sustainable future. This year's festival is also more inclusive. Among a record of 290,000 brands that participated in the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival this year, 65% are small and medium-sized businesses, manufacturers from industrial belts and new brands. In addition, a dedicated eco-friendly vertical on Tmall featured 500,000 products with official Green Product Certification from more than 2,000 merchants.

New Retail - multi-format New Retail businesses built on an expanding digital supply chain and increasingly diversified fulfillment services

Our Community Marketplaces business continues to expand coverage into lower-tier cities and grow rapidly, with GMV growing over 150% quarter-over-quarter. We continue to strengthen consumer experience by enhancing quality product supply and on-time delivery. In this business, we are able to leverage the supply chain capabilities of Sun Art, which has strong regional procurement and supply chain capabilities in the perishables, FMCG and general merchandise categories.

Local Consumer Services - healthy order growth supported by growing merchant base

During the quarter, Ele.me continued to invest in user acquisitions and user experience enhancements that resulted in strong AAC growth of 28% year-over-year. Order volume growth was also strong at over 30% year-over-year, with increasing percentage from non-restaurant orders, driven by fast growth in number of merchants as well as user penetration. Order growth was particularly strong in the grocery and healthcare categories.

Cainiao Network - improving efficiency across the Alibaba Ecosystem and the logistics industry in China and internationally

Cainiao Network continues to expand its global infrastructure by strengthening its end-to-end logistics capabilities, including international freight service, destination warehousing and fulfilment, and last-mile delivery service enablement. As of September 30, 2021, Cainiao operated over 3 million square meters of warehouses dedicated to cross-border businesses. Cainiao has launched initiatives to improve the shopping experience for international consumers by launching self-pickup lockers in four European countries where AliExpress has operations.

Cainiao Post continues to expand its coverage into less-developed areas of China to improve delivery efficiency. As of September 30, 2021, Cainiao Post covered more than 1,000 counties and towns in less-developed areas of China with the number of daily packages handled in these markets growing over 280% year-over-year.

International Commerce - robust growth of multiple platforms in key international markets

In September 2021, our international commerce retail business, mainly including Lazada, AliExpress, Trendyol and Daraz, grew rapidly to achieve approximately 285 million AACs in the twelve months ended September 30, 2021, representing a quarterly net increase of 20 million. Both international commerce retail and international commerce wholesale demonstrated a robust growth in the September quarter, with aggregate year-over-year revenue increase of 34% to RMB15,092 million (US$2,342 million).

Lazada, our Southeast Asia e-commerce platform, continues to empower brands and merchants with localized market insights and to accelerate onboarding of local merchants in their respective markets. The increase in assortment of local and global product supply has resulted in stronger consumer mindshare and user stickiness as evidenced by improving user visit frequency for the last seven consecutive quarters. For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, Lazada recorded over 82% year-over-year order growth.

Trendyol, the biggest e-commerce platform in Turkey with best-in-class in-house logistics, is rapidly growing its local services and wallet businesses. Trendyol has a leading market position in Turkey and recorded robust GMV growth of over 80% year-over-year based on constant currency in the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Cloud Computing

In the September quarter, our cloud computing revenue grew 33% year-over-year to RMB20,007 million (US$3,105 million), primarily driven by strong growth in revenue from customers in the Internet, financial services and retail industries.

Products

During our 2021 Apsara Conference held in October, we unveiled several new products and technology upgrades. Highlights include:

Yitian 710 Server Chip: We announced a new in-house processor designed for use at our data centers. The server chips, named Yitian 710, deliver exceptional computing performance and energy efficiency. Together with our global partners including Intel, Nvidia, AMD and ARM, we will continue to innovate our computing infrastructure and offer diverse computing services to our global customers. X-Dragon Architecture: In the fourth generation X-Dragon architecture, we unveiled the industry's only large-scale Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networking capability with a latency as low as 5 microseconds, which will further accelerate data intensive applications on the cloud.

Technology

Alibaba Cloud's unique advantages are its proprietary technology and Alibaba Group's continued commitment to invest in research and development in new product offerings and industry-specific solutions for our customers and partners. Highlights of our proprietary technologies in the quarter include:

Database: Our proprietary technologies have consistently won recognition from leading research and advisory organizations. For example, Alibaba Cloud continues to be the top-ranking cloud relational database operator in China, according to IDC's 2020 China Relational Database Market Research Report. Open Source Anolis OS: Alibaba Cloud announced the new operating system Anolis OS. Anolis OS is completely open source and provides services through vendors and community. Alibaba Cloud plans to invest RMB2 billion in Anolis OS that provides technology and services to our ecosystem.

Digital Media and Entertainment

In the September quarter, Youku's daily average subscriber base increased 14% year-over-year, driven primarily by quality content and continued contribution from the 88VIP membership program.

Alibaba Pictures has consistently shown its solid track record in content investment and distribution. For example, Alibaba Pictures participated in the production and distribution of almost all of China's major box office hits during the Golden Week holiday in October.

Cash Flow from Operating Activities and Free Cash Flow

In the quarter ended September 30, 2021, net cash provided by operating activities was RMB35,830 million (US$5,561 million), a decrease of 34% compared to RMB54,296 million in the same quarter of 2020. Free cash flow, a non-GAAP measurement of liquidity, decreased by 45% to RMB22,239 million (US$3,451 million), from RMB40,540 million in the same quarter of 2020, mainly due to a decrease in profit as a result of our increased investments in key strategic areas. A reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow is included at the end of this results announcement.

Share Repurchases

During the September quarter, we repurchased approximately 26.9 million of our ADSs (the equivalent of approximately 214.9 million of our ordinary shares) for approximately US$5,147.5 million under our share repurchase program.

SEPTEMBER QUARTER SUMMARY FINANCIAL RESULTS

                                          Three months ended September 30,                                                Three months ended September 30,                                        
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                                                        2020                                  2020                 2021                                      2021                                 
                                                 ------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         RMB                                   RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  US$                  US$                 YoY %                YoY %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Change               Change
                                                 ------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                               (in millions, except percentages and per share amounts)                                              (in millions, except percentages and per share amounts)
                                                                                
Revenue                                                                                          155,059              155,059              200,690              200,690               31,147               31,147                  29%                  29%
                                                                                
Income from operations                                                                            13,634               13,634               15,006               15,006                2,329                2,329               10%(2)               10%(2)
Operating margin                                                                                      9%                   9%                   7%                   7%        
Adjusted EBITDA(1)                                                                                47,525               47,525               34,840               34,840                5,407                5,407             (27)%(3)             (27)%(3)
Adjusted EBITDA margin(1)                                                                            31%                  31%                  17%                  17%        
Adjusted EBITA(1)                                                                                 41,216               41,216               28,033               28,033                4,351                4,351             (32)%(3)             (32)%(3)
Adjusted EBITA margin(1)                                                                             27%                  27%                  14%                  14%        
                                                                                
Net income                                                                                        26,524               26,524                3,377                3,377                  524                  524            (87)% (4)            (87)% (4)
Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders                                                  28,769               28,769                5,367                5,367                  833                  833             (81)%(4)             (81)%(4)
Non-GAAP net income(1)                                                                            47,088               47,088               28,524               28,524                4,427                4,427             (39)%(3)             (39)%(3)
                                                                                
Diluted earnings per share(5)                                                                       1.31                 1.31                 0.25                 0.25                 0.04                 0.04             (81)%(4)             (81)%(4)
Diluted earnings per ADS(5)                                                                        10.48                10.48                 1.97                 1.97                 0.31                 0.31             (81)%(4)             (81)%(4)
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share(1) (5)                                                          2.25                 2.25                 1.40                 1.40                 0.22                 0.22            (38)% (3)            (38)% (3)
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(1)                  See the sections entitled "Information about Segments," "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to the Nearest Comparable U.S. GAAP Measures" for more information about the non-GAAP measures referred to within this results announcement.                                                         See the sections entitled "Information about Segments," "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to the Nearest Comparable U.S. GAAP Measures" for more information about the non-GAAP measures referred to within this results announcement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(2)                  The year-over-year increase was primarily due to a RMB15,690 million decrease in share-based compensation expense related to Ant Group share-based awards granted to our employees (see "Cost and Expenses - Share-based Compensation Expense" below). We excluded share-based compensation expense from our non-GAAP measurements.                                                                                               The year-over-year increase was primarily due to a RMB15,690 million decrease in share-based compensation expense related to Ant Group share-based awards granted to our employees (see "Cost and Expenses - Share-based Compensation Expense" below). We excluded share-based compensation expense from our non-GAAP measurements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(3)                  The year-over-year decreases were primarily due to our increased investments in key strategic areas, such as Taobao Deals, Local Consumer Services, Community Marketplaces and Lazada, that have exhibited robust growth in operations, as well as our support to merchants.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The year-over-year decreases were primarily due to our increased investments in key strategic areas, such as Taobao Deals, Local Consumer Services, Community Marketplaces and Lazada, that have exhibited robust growth in operations, as well as our support to merchants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(4)                  The year-over-year decreases were primarily due to net losses arising from changes in market prices of our equity investments in publicly-traded companies in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to net gains in the same quarter of 2020, as well as our increased investments in key strategic areas and support to merchants as mentioned above, partly offset by the decrease in share-based compensation expense related to Ant Group share-based awards granted to our employees. The year-over-year decreases were primarily due to net losses arising from changes in market prices of our equity investments in publicly-traded companies in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to net gains in the same quarter of 2020, as well as our increased investments in key strategic areas and support to merchants as mentioned above, partly offset by the decrease in share-based compensation expense related to Ant Group share-based awards granted to our employees.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

SEPTEMBER QUARTER INFORMATION BY SEGMENTS

The table below sets forth selected financial information of our operating segments for the periods indicated:

   Three months ended September 30, 2021                                                                                                                      Three months ended September 30, 2021
                     ------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Commerce(1)                  Commerce(1)             Cloud                Cloud            Digital media        Digital media         Innovation           Innovation         Unallocated(3)       Unallocated(3)        Consolidated                              Consolidated
                                                                                    computing(2)         computing(2)              and                  and              initiatives          initiatives
                                                                                                                              entertainment        entertainment        and others(2)        and others(2)
                     ------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------
                    RMB                          RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  US$                  US$
                     ------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
     (in millions, except percentages)                                                                                                                          (in millions, except percentages)
Revenue                                            171,170              171,170               20,007               20,007                8,081                8,081                1,432                1,432       --       --              200,690              200,690               31,147               31,147
                                              
Income (Loss) from                                  25,617               25,617              (1,985)              (1,985)              (1,700)              (1,700)              (3,904)              (3,904)              (3,022)              (3,022)               15,006               15,006                2,329                2,329
operations
Add: Share-based                                     5,025                5,025                2,377                2,377                  566                  566                1,008                1,008                1,145                1,145               10,121               10,121                1,571                1,571
compensation
expense
Add: Amortization                                    2,628                2,628                    4                    4                  203                  203                   14                   14                   57                   57                2,906                2,906                  451                  451
of intangible
assets
                     ------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                                              
Adjusted EBITA                                   33,270(4)            33,270(4)                  396                  396                (931)                (931)              (2,882)              (2,882)              (1,820)              (1,820)               28,033               28,033                4,351                4,351
                     ===================================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ====================
   Three months ended September 30, 2020                                                                                                 Three months ended September 30, 2020
                     ------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Commerce(1)                  Commerce(1)             Cloud                Cloud            Digital media        Digital media         Innovation           Innovation         Unallocated(3)       Unallocated(3)        Consolidated         Consolidated
                                                                                    computing(2)         computing(2)              and                  and              initiatives          initiatives
                                                                                                                              entertainment        entertainment        and others(2)        and others(2)
                     ------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                    RMB                          RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  RMB
                     ------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
     (in millions, except percentages)                                                                                                     (in millions, except percentages)
Revenue                                            130,922              130,922               15,029               15,029                8,066                8,066                1,042                1,042       --       --              155,059              155,059
                                          
Income (Loss) from                                  30,894               30,894              (5,107)              (5,107)              (2,351)              (2,351)              (2,971)              (2,971)              (6,831)              (6,831)               13,634               13,634
operations
Add: Share-based                                    12,483               12,483                4,535                4,535                1,413                1,413                  980                  980                5,283                5,283               24,694               24,694
compensation
expense
Add: Amortization                                    2,581                2,581                    5                    5                  228                  228                   21                   21                   53                   53                2,888                2,888
of intangible
assets
                     ------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                                          
Adjusted EBITA                                   45,958(4)            45,958(4)                (567)                (567)                (710)                (710)              (1,970)              (1,970)              (1,495)              (1,495)               41,216               41,216
                     ===================================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ====================
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(1)                  The "Commerce" segment was previously referred to as the "Core commerce" segment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The "Commerce" segment was previously referred to as the "Core commerce" segment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(2)                  Beginning on April 1, 2021, we reclassified the results of our DingTalk business, which was previously reported under the innovation initiatives and others segment, to the cloud computing segment. This reclassification conforms to the way that we manage and monitor segment performance and reflects the integration of DingTalk with Alibaba Cloud to further facilitate the digital transformation of our enterprise customers. Comparative figures were reclassified to conform to this presentation. Beginning on April 1, 2021, we reclassified the results of our DingTalk business, which was previously reported under the innovation initiatives and others segment, to the cloud computing segment. This reclassification conforms to the way that we manage and monitor segment performance and reflects the integration of DingTalk with Alibaba Cloud to further facilitate the digital transformation of our enterprise customers. Comparative figures were reclassified to conform to this presentation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(3)                  Unallocated expenses primarily relate to corporate administrative costs and other miscellaneous items that are not allocated to individual segments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Unallocated expenses primarily relate to corporate administrative costs and other miscellaneous items that are not allocated to individual segments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

SEPTEMBER QUARTER OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL RESULTS

Revenue

Revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB200,690 million (US$31,147 million), an increase of 29% compared to RMB155,059 million in the same quarter of 2020. The increase was mainly driven by the revenue growth of our China commerce retail business, which includes the consolidation of Sun Art starting in October 2020, and the revenue growth of our cloud computing business. Excluding the consolidation of Sun Art, our revenue would have grown 16% year-over-year to RMB180,438 million (US$28,004 million).

The following table sets forth a breakdown of our revenue by segment for the periods indicated:

                   Three months ended September 30,                                                                               Three months ended September 30,                                                                                  
                                     --------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 2020                                            2020                                      2021                                                           2021                                                      
                                     --------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------    -------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  RMB                        RMB                 % of                 % of                  RMB                  RMB                  US$                  US$                 % of                 % of                 YoY %                YoY %
                                                                                                   Revenue              Revenue                                                                                                  Revenue              Revenue              Change               Change
                                     --------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------  -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------  -------------------- -------------------
                   (in millions, except percentages)                                                                                                   (in millions, except percentages)
Commerce:                                                                
                                                                         
   China commerce retail
                                                                69,338               69,338                   45         45 %                       71,695               71,695               11,127               11,127                   36         36 %                            3          3 %
   - Customer management
                                                                26,132               26,132                   17         17 %                       55,132               55,132                8,556                8,556                   27         27 %                          111        111 %
   - Others(1)
                                     --------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- --------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------
                                                                95,470               95,470                   62         62 %                      126,827              126,827               19,683               19,683                   63         63 %                           33         33 %
    
                                                                 3,637                3,637                    2          2 %                        4,174                4,174                  648                  648                    2          2 %                           15         15 %
   China commerce wholesale
                                                                 7,789                7,789                    5          5 %                       10,375               10,375                1,610                1,610                    5          5 %                           33         33 %
   International commerce retail
                                                                 3,510                3,510                    2          2 %                        4,717                4,717                  732                  732                    2          2 %                           34         34 %
   International commerce wholesale
                                                                 8,226                8,226                    5          5 %                        9,846                9,846                1,528                1,528                    5          5 %                           20         20 %
   Cainiao logistics services
                                                                 8,839                8,839                    6          6 %                        9,513                9,513                1,476                1,476                    5          5 %                            8          8 %
   Local Consumer Services
                                                                 3,451                3,451                    2          2 %                        5,718                5,718                  888                  888                    3          3 %                           66         66 %
   Others
                                     --------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- --------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------
Total commerce                                                 130,922              130,922                   84         84 %                      171,170              171,170               26,565               26,565                   85         85 %                           31         31 %
                                     --------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- --------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------
                                                      
Cloud computing(2)                                              15,029               15,029                   10         10 %                       20,007               20,007                3,105                3,105                   10         10 %                           33         33 %
Digital media and entertainment                                  8,066                8,066                    5          5 %                        8,081                8,081                1,254                1,254                    4          4 %                            0          0 %
Innovation initiatives and others(2)                             1,042                1,042                    1          1 %                        1,432                1,432                  223                  223                    1          1 %                           37         37 %
                                     --------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- --------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------
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(1)                  "Others" revenue under China commerce retail is primarily generated by our direct sales businesses, comprising mainly Sun Art, Tmall Supermarket, Freshippo and direct import, where revenue and the cost of inventory are recorded on a gross basis. We started consolidating Sun Art in October 2020. "Others" revenue under China commerce retail is primarily generated by our direct sales businesses, comprising mainly Sun Art, Tmall Supermarket, Freshippo and direct import, where revenue and the cost of inventory are recorded on a gross basis. We started consolidating Sun Art in October 2020.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Commerce

China commerce retail business Revenue from our China commerce retail business in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB126,827 million (US$19,683 million), an increase of 33% compared to RMB95,470 million in the same quarter of 2020. Customer management revenue grew 3% year-over-year, primarily due to single-digit physical goods GMV growth that resulted from slowing market conditions and more players in the China e-commerce market. "Others" revenue under China commerce retail business was RMB55,132 million (US$8,556 million), achieving year-over-year growth of 111% compared to RMB26,132 million in the same quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily driven by the consolidation of Sun Art, as well as the contributions from our direct sales businesses, such as Tmall Supermarket and Freshippo. China commerce wholesale business Revenue from our China commerce wholesale business in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB4,174 million (US$648 million), an increase of 15% compared to RMB3,637 million in the same quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily due to increase in paying members' spending on value-added services on 1688.com. International commerce retail business Revenue from our international commerce retail business in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB10,375 million (US$1,610 million), an increase of 33% compared to RMB7,789 million in the same quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily due to the growth in revenue generated by Lazada and AliExpress. International commerce wholesale business Revenue from our international commerce wholesale business in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB4,717 million (US$732 million), an increase of 34% compared to RMB3,510 million in the same quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily due to increases in both the number of paying members and average revenue from paying members on Alibaba.com, as well as an increase in revenue generated by cross-border related value-added services. Cainiao logistics services Revenue from Cainiao Network's logistics services, which represents revenue from its domestic and international one-stop-shop logistics services and supply chain management solutions, after elimination of inter-company transactions, was RMB9,846 million (US$1,528 million) in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, an increase of 20% compared to RMB8,226 million in the same quarter of 2020, primarily due to the increase in volume of orders fulfilled from our fast growing cross-border and international commerce retail businesses. Local Consumer Services Revenue from Local Consumer Services, which primarily represents platform commissions, fees from provision of delivery services and other services provided by Ele.me and after elimination of inter-company transactions which includes services provided to our New Retail businesses, was RMB9,513 million (US$1,476 million) in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, an increase of 8% compared to RMB8,839 million in the same quarter of 2020, primarily due to an increase in GMV, partly offset by an increase in subsidies that was contra revenue.

Cloud computing

Revenue from our cloud computing business in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB20,007 million (US$3,105 million), an increase of 33% compared to RMB15,029 million in the same quarter of 2020, primarily driven by strong growth in revenue from customers in the Internet, financial services and retail industries.

Digital media and entertainment

Revenue from our digital media and entertainment segment in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB8,081 million (US$1,254 million), compared to RMB8,066 million in the same quarter of 2020.

Innovation initiatives and others

Revenue from innovation initiatives and others in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB1,432 million (US$223 million), an increase of 37% compared to RMB1,042 million in the same quarter of 2020.

Costs and Expenses

The following tables set forth a breakdown of our costs and expenses, share-based compensation expense and costs and expenses excluding share-based compensation expense by function for the periods indicated.

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Costs and expenses:                                                                                
Cost of revenue                                                                           89,960               89,960                  58%                  58%              129,750              129,750               20,137               20,137                  64%                  64%                   6%                   6%
Product development expenses                                                              19,245               19,245                  12%                  12%               15,297               15,297                2,374                2,374                   8%                   8%                 (4)%                 (4)%
Sales and marketing expenses                                                              17,371               17,371                  11%                  11%               28,857               28,857                4,479                4,479                  14%                  14%                   3%                   3%
General and administrative expenses                                                       11,961               11,961                   8%                   8%                8,874                8,874                1,377                1,377                   5%                   5%                 (3)%                 (3)%
Amortization of intangible assets                                                          2,888                2,888                   2%                   2%                2,906                2,906                  451                  451                   2%                   2%                   0%                   0%
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Total costs and expenses                                                                 141,425              141,425                  91%                  91%              185,684              185,684               28,818               28,818                  93%                  93%                   2%                   2%
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Share-based compensation expense:                                                                  
Cost of revenue                                                                            5,397                5,397                   4%                   4%                2,419                2,419                  375                  375                   1%                   1%                 (3)%                 (3)%
Product development expenses                                                              10,542               10,542                   6%                   6%                4,446                4,446                  690                  690                   2%                   2%                 (4)%                 (4)%
Sales and marketing expenses                                                               2,499                2,499                   2%                   2%                1,237                1,237                  192                  192                   1%                   1%                 (1)%                 (1)%
General and administrative expenses                                                        6,256                6,256                   4%                   4%                2,019                2,019                  314                  314                   1%                   1%                 (3)%                 (3)%
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Total share-based compensation expense                                                    24,694               24,694                  16%                  16%               10,121               10,121                1,571                1,571                   5%                   5%                (11)%                (11)%
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Costs and expenses excluding share-based compensation expense:                                     
Cost of revenue                                                                           84,563               84,563                  54%                  54%              127,331              127,331               19,762               19,762                  63%                  63%                   9%                   9%
Product development expenses                                                               8,703                8,703                   6%                   6%               10,851               10,851                1,684                1,684                   6%                   6%                   0%                   0%
Sales and marketing expenses                                                              14,872               14,872                   9%                   9%               27,620               27,620                4,287                4,287                  13%                  13%                   4%                   4%
General and administrative expenses                                                        5,705                5,705                   4%                   4%                6,855                6,855                1,063                1,063                   4%                   4%                   0%                   0%
Amortization of intangible assets                                                          2,888                2,888                   2%                   2%                2,906                2,906                  451                  451                   2%                   2%                   0%                   0%
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Cost of revenue - Cost of revenue in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB129,750 million (US$20,137 million), or 64% of revenue, compared to RMB89,960 million, or 58% of revenue, in the same quarter of 2020. Without the effect of share-based compensation expense, cost of revenue as a percentage of revenue would have increased from 54% in the quarter ended September 30, 2020 to 63% in the quarter ended September 30, 2021. The increase was primarily attributable to the higher proportion of our direct sales businesses, mainly from the consolidation of Sun Art, which resulted in increased cost of inventory.

Product development expenses - Product development expenses in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were RMB15,297 million (US$2,374 million), or 8% of revenue, compared to RMB19,245 million, or 12% of revenue, in the same quarter of 2020. Without the effect of share-based compensation expense, product development expenses as a percentage of revenue would have remained stable at 6% in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 and the same quarter last year.

Sales and marketing expenses - Sales and marketing expenses in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were RMB28,857 million (US$4,479 million), or 14% of revenue, compared to RMB17,371 million, or 11% of revenue, in the same quarter of 2020. Without the effect of share-based compensation expense, sales and marketing expenses as a percentage of revenue would have increased from 9% in the quarter ended September 30, 2020 to 13% in the quarter ended September 30, 2021. The increase was primarily due to an increase in marketing and promotional spending for user acquisition and engagement for our mobile commerce apps, such as Taobao Deals, Taobao, Lazada and Ele.me.

General and administrative expenses - General and administrative expenses in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were RMB8,874 million (US$1,377 million), or 5% of revenue, compared to RMB11,961 million, or 8% of revenue, in the same quarter of 2020. Without the effect of share-based compensation expense, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue would have remained stable at 4% in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 and the same quarter last year.

Share-based compensation expense - Total share-based compensation expense included in the cost and expense items above in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB10,121 million (US$1,571 million), a decrease of 59% compared to RMB24,694 million in the same quarter of 2020. Share-based compensation expense as a percentage of revenue decreased to 5% in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, as compared to 16% in the same quarter last year.

The following table sets forth our analysis of share-based compensation expense for the quarters indicated by type of share-based awards:

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                                 RMB                        RMB                 % of                 % of                  RMB                  RMB                 % of                 % of                  RMB                  RMB                  US$                  US$                 % of                 % of                  YoY                  YoY                  QoQ                  QoQ
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Alibaba Group share-based awards(1)                             7,703                7,703                   5%                   5%                6,693                6,693                   3%                   3%                8,412                8,412                1,306                1,306                   4%                   4%                   9%                   9%                  26%                  26%
Ant Group share-based awards(2)                                16,056               16,056                  10%                  10%                  392                  392                   0%                   0%                  366                  366                   57                   57                   0%                   0%                (98)%                (98)%                 (7)%                 (7)%
Others(3)                                                         935                  935                   1%                   1%                  726                  726                   1%                   1%                1,343                1,343                  208                  208                   1%                   1%                  44%                  44%                  85%                  85%
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(1)                  This represents Alibaba Group share-based awards granted to our employees.                                                      This represents Alibaba Group share-based awards granted to our employees.
                                                                                                                
(2)                  This represents Ant Group share-based awards granted to our employees, which is subject to mark-to-market accounting treatment. This represents Ant Group share-based awards granted to our employees, which is subject to mark-to-market accounting treatment.
                                                                                                                

Share-based compensation expense related to Alibaba Group share-based awards increased in this quarter compared to the previous quarter, mainly due to the full quarter effect of the expense arising from the annual performance-based awards granted in the middle of the previous quarter.

Share-based compensation expense related to Ant Group share-based awards decreased significantly in this quarter as compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2020, mainly due to the recognition of an increase in the value of these awards in the quarter ended September 30, 2020.

We expect that our share-based compensation expense will continue to be affected by changes in the fair value of the underlying awards and the quantity of awards we grant in the future.

Amortization of intangible assets - Amortization of intangible assets in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB2,906 million (US$451 million), an increase of 1% from RMB2,888 million in the same quarter of 2020.

Income from operations and operating margin

Income from operations in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB15,006 million (US$2,329 million), or 7% of revenue, an increase of 10% compared to RMB13,634 million, or 9% of revenue, in the same quarter of 2020, primarily due to a RMB15,690 million decrease in share-based compensation expense related to Ant Group share-based awards granted to our employees.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITA

Adjusted EBITDA decreased 27% year-over-year to RMB34,840 million (US$5,407 million) in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to RMB47,525 million in the same quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITA decreased 32% year-over-year to RMB28,033 million (US$4,351 million) in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to RMB41,216 million in the same quarter of 2020. The year-over-year decreases were primarily due to our increased investments in key strategic areas, such as Taobao Deals, Local Consumer Services, Community Marketplaces and Lazada, that have exhibited robust growth in operations, as well as our support to merchants. A reconciliation of net income to adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITA is included at the end of this results announcement.

Adjusted EBITA and adjusted EBITA margin by segments

Adjusted EBITA and adjusted EBITA margin by segments are set forth in the table below. See the section entitled "Information by Segments" above for a reconciliation of income (loss) from operations to adjusted EBITA.

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                             RMB                              RMB                      % of                 % of                  RMB                        RMB                       US$                        US$                      % of                 % of
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Commerce                                                   45,958     45,958                     35         35 %                       33,270     33,270                  5,163      5,163                     19         19 %
Cloud computing(1)                                           (567       (567 )                                      (4         (4 )%                         396        396                     61         61                      2          2 %
Digital media and entertainment                              (710       (710 )                                      (9         (9 )%                        (931       (931 )                                    (144       (144 )                                     (12        (12 )%
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Commerce segment - Adjusted EBITA decreased by 28% to RMB33,270 million (US$5,163 million) in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to RMB45,958 million in the same quarter of 2020, primarily due to our increased investments in key strategic areas, such as Taobao Deals, Local Consumer Services, Community Marketplaces and Lazada, to strengthen consumer experience, enhance loyalty, penetrate into less-developed areas in China and further expand our presence internationally. Commerce adjusted EBITA before key strategic investments was RMB52,241 million (US$8,108 million), compared to RMB52,354 million in the same quarter of 2020, primarily reflecting our support to merchants as well as increased spending on user acquisition and engagement on our marketplaces.

Adjusted EBITA margin decreased from 35% in the quarter ended September 30, 2020 to 19% in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, primarily due to the consolidation of Sun Art and our increased investments in key strategic areas.

Starting from the quarter ended March 31, 2021, for purposes of presenting our commerce adjusted EBITA before key strategic investments, we expanded the list of key strategic investment areas that we break out in order to present the progress of these areas. Comparative figures are presented in the same manner accordingly. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITA for commerce to commerce adjusted EBITA before key strategic investments is included at the end of this results announcement.

We expect that our commerce adjusted EBITA margin will continue to be affected by the pace of our investment in key strategic areas and growth initiatives, as well as the growth of our direct sales businesses.

Cloud computing segment - Adjusted EBITA was a profit of RMB396 million (US$61 million) in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to a loss of RMB567 million in the same quarter of 2020, primarily attributable to the realization of economies of scale.

Beginning on April 1, 2021, we reclassified the results of our DingTalk business, which was previously reported under the innovation initiatives and others segment, to the cloud computing segment. This reclassification conforms to the way that we manage and monitor segment performance and reflects the integration of DingTalk with Alibaba Cloud to further facilitate the digital transformation of our enterprise customers. Comparative figures were reclassified to conform to this presentation. Because DingTalk remains in the investment phase, the reclassification of DingTalk's financials resulted in lowering of cloud computing profitability and did not materially add to revenue.

Digital media and entertainment segment - Adjusted EBITA in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was a loss of RMB931 million (US$144 million), compared to a loss of RMB710 million in the same quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITA margin was negative 12% in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to negative 9% in the quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Innovation initiatives and others segment - Adjusted EBITA in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was a loss of RMB2,882 million (US$447 million), compared to a loss of RMB1,970 million in the same quarter of 2020, primarily due to our investments in technology and innovation.

Interest and investment income, net

Interest and investment income, net in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was a loss of RMB11,456 million (US$1,778 million), compared to an income of RMB10,510 million in the same quarter of 2020, primarily due to net losses arising from changes in market prices of our equity investments in publicly-traded companies in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to net gains in the same quarter of 2020.

The above-mentioned gains and losses were excluded from our non-GAAP net income.

Other income, net

Other income, net in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB1,663 million (US$258 million), compared to RMB1,148 million in the same quarter of 2020, primarily due to the increase in net exchange gain.

Income tax expenses

Income tax expenses in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were RMB6,087 million (US$944 million), compared to RMB1,911 million in the same quarter of 2020. In the quarter ended September 30, 2020, tax expenses were reduced by approximately RMB6.1 billion because during that quarter certain subsidiaries were officially notified that they were approved of the Key Software Enterprise status for calendar year 2019, which entitled them to a reduced tax rate of 10%. These subsidiaries did not obtain the Key Software Enterprise status for calendar year 2020, and therefore no such adjustment of tax expenses was made in this quarter.

Excluding share-based compensation expense, revaluation and disposal gains/losses of investments, impairment of investments, as well as the deferred tax effects on basis differences arising from our share of results of equity method investees, our effective tax rate would have been 24% in the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Share of results of equity method investees

Share of results of equity method investees in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB5,518 million (US$856 million), compared to RMB4,244 million in the same quarter of 2020. Share of results of equity method investees in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 and the comparative periods consisted of the following:

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Share of profit (loss) of equity method investees                                                            
                                                                 4,681      4,681                  4,494      4,494                  6,504      6,504                  1,009      1,009  
   - Ant Group
                                                                   987        987                  2,642      2,642                   (126       (126 )                                     (19        (19 )
   - Others
Others(1)                                                       (1,424     (1,424 )                                  (1,043     (1,043 )                                    (860       (860 )                                    (134       (134 )
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We record our share of results of all equity method investees one quarter in arrears. The year-over-year increase in share of profit of Ant Group was mainly due to an increase in net gains arising from fair value changes in the investments held by Ant Group. The decrease in share of results of other equity method investees was mainly due to the general decline in financial performance of our equity method investees.

Net income and Non-GAAP net income

Our net income in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB3,377 million (US$524 million), a decrease of 87% compared to RMB26,524 million in the same quarter of 2020. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to net losses arising from changes in market prices of our equity investments in publicly-traded companies in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to net gains in the same quarter of 2020, as well as our increased investments in key strategic areas and support to merchants, partly offset by the decrease in share-based compensation expense related to Ant Group share-based awards granted to our employees.

Excluding share-based compensation expense, revaluation and disposal gains/losses of investments, impairment of investments and certain other items, non-GAAP net income in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB28,524 million (US$4,427 million), a decrease of 39% compared to RMB47,088 million in the same quarter of 2020. A reconciliation of net income to non-GAAP net income is included at the end of this results announcement.

Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders

Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB5,367 million (US$833 million), a decrease of 81% compared to RMB28,769 million in the same quarter of 2020. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to net losses arising from changes in market prices of our equity investments in publicly-traded companies in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to net gains in the same quarter of 2020, as well as our increased investments in key strategic areas and support to merchants, partly offset by the decrease in share-based compensation expense related to Ant Group share-based awards granted to our employees.

Diluted earnings per ADS/share and non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS/share

Diluted earnings per ADS in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB1.97 (US$0.31) on a weighted average of 21,794 million diluted shares outstanding during the quarter, a decrease of 81% compared to RMB10.48 on a weighted average of 21,962 million diluted shares outstanding during the same quarter in 2020. Excluding share-based compensation expense, revaluation and disposal gains/losses of investments, impairment of investments and certain other items, non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB11.20 (US$1.74), a decrease of 38% compared to RMB17.97 in the same quarter of 2020.

Diluted earnings per share in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB0.25 (US$0.04 or HK$0.30), a decrease of 81% compared to RMB1.31 in the same quarter of 2020. Excluding share-based compensation expense, revaluation and disposal gains/losses of investments, impairment of investments and certain other items, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB1.40 (US$0.22 or HK$1.68), a decrease of 38%, compared to RMB2.25 in the same quarter of 2020.

A reconciliation of diluted earnings per ADS/share to non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS/share is included at the end of this results announcement. Each ADS represents eight ordinary shares.

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

As of September 30, 2021, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were RMB443,428 million (US$68,819 million), compared to RMB470,824 million as of June 30, 2021. The decrease in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments during the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was primarily due to cash used in repurchase of ordinary shares of RMB33,174 million (US$5,149 million) and investment and acquisition activities of RMB22,950 million (US$3,562 million), partly offset by free cash flow generated from operations of RMB22,239 million (US$3,451 million) and cash injection from noncontrolling interests of RMB9,691 million (US$1,504 million).

Cash flow from operating activities and free cash flow

Net cash provided by operating activities in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was RMB35,830 million (US$5,561 million), a decrease of 34% compared to RMB54,296 million in the same quarter of 2020. Free cash flow, a non-GAAP measurement of liquidity, in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 decreased by 45% to RMB22,239 million (US$3,451 million), from RMB40,540 million in the same quarter of 2020, mainly due to a decrease in profit as a result of our increased investments in key strategic areas. A reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow is included at the end of this results announcement.

Net cash used in investing activities

During the quarter ended September 30, 2021, net cash used in investing activities of RMB29,773 million (US$4,621 million) primarily reflected (i) cash outflow of RMB22,950 million (US$3,562 million) for investment and acquisition activities, and (ii) capital expenditures of RMB15,938 million (US$2,474 million), which included cash outflow for acquisition of land use rights and construction in progress relating to office campuses of RMB3,261 million (US$506 million), partly offset by a decrease in short-term investments by RMB7,968 million (US$1,237 million),

Employees

As of September 30, 2021, we had a total of 258,578 employees, compared to 254,702 as of June 30, 2021.

WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

Alibaba Group's management will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results at 7:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (8:30 p.m. Hong Kong Time) on November 18, 2021.

Details of the conference call are as follows: International: +65 6713 5330 U.S.: +1 347 549 4094 U.K.: +44 203 713 5084 Hong Kong SAR: +852 3018 8307 China Landline: 800 820 2079 China Mobile: 400 820 6895 Conference ID: 7764117 (English) Conference ID: 3674549 (simultaneous interpretation in Chinese, listen only mode)

A live webcast of the earnings conference call can be accessed at http://www.alibabagroup.com/en/ir/earnings. An archived webcast will be available through the same link following the call. A replay of the conference call will be available for one week (dial-in number: +61 2 8199 0299; same conference ID as shown above).

Our results announcement and accompanying slides are available at Alibaba Group's Investor Relations website at http://www.alibabagroup.com/en/ir/home from November 18, 2021.

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EXCHANGE RATE INFORMATION

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NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures: for our consolidated results, adjusted EBITDA (including adjusted EBITDA margin), adjusted EBITA (including adjusted EBITA margin), commerce adjusted EBITA before key strategic investments, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share/ADS and free cash flow. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please refer to the section entitled "Information about Segments" and the table captioned "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to the Nearest Comparable U.S. GAAP Measures" in this results announcement.

We believe that adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITA, commerce adjusted EBITA before key strategic investments, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share/ADS help identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be distorted by the effect of certain income or expenses that we include in income from operations, net income and diluted earnings per share/ADS. We believe that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information about our core operating results, enhance the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects and allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by our management in its financial and operational decision-making. We present three different income measures, namely adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITA and non-GAAP net income, as well as one measure that provides supplemental information on our commerce segment, namely commerce adjusted EBITA before key strategic investments, in order to provide more information and greater transparency to investors about our operating results.

We consider free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by our business that can be used for strategic corporate transactions, including investing in our new business initiatives, making strategic investments and acquisitions and strengthening our balance sheet.

Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITA, commerce adjusted EBITA before key strategic investments, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share/ADS and free cash flow should not be considered in isolation or construed as an alternative to income from operations, adjusted EBITA for commerce, net income, diluted earnings per share/ADS, cash flows or any other measure of performance or as an indicator of our operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures presented here do not have standardized meanings prescribed by U.S. GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate similarly titled measures differently, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures to our data.

Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before (i) interest and investment income, net, interest expense, other income, net, income tax expenses and share of results of equity method investees, (ii) certain non-cash expenses, consisting of share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, depreciation of property and equipment and operating lease cost relating to land use rights, which we do not believe are reflective of our core operating performance during the periods presented.

Adjusted EBITA represents net income before (i) interest and investment income, net, interest expense, other income, net, income tax expenses and share of results of equity method investees, (ii) certain non-cash expenses, consisting of share-based compensation expense and amortization of intangible assets, which we do not believe are reflective of our core operating performance during the periods presented.

Commerce adjusted EBITA before key strategic investments represents adjusted EBITA for commerce excluding the effects of (i) New Retail businesses (primarily Community Marketplaces, Freshippo, Tmall Supermarket, Sun Art and Taoxianda), (ii) Local Consumer Services, (iii) Taobao Deals, (iv) Lazada, (v) Cainiao Network, and others. Commerce adjusted EBITA before key strategic investments reflects the performance of our most established businesses, namely, those of our China retail marketplaces and wholesale marketplaces. By excluding certain businesses that are in the earlier stages of their development and with business approaches that continue to evolve, commerce adjusted EBITA before key strategic investments enables investors to clearly evaluate the performance of our most established businesses on a like-for-like basis.

Non-GAAP net income represents net income before share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, impairment of investments, gain or loss on deemed disposals/disposals/revaluation of investments and others, as adjusted for the tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments.

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share represents non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders divided by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the periods on a diluted basis. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS represents non-GAAP diluted earnings per share after adjustment to the ordinary share-to-ADS ratio.

Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities as presented in our consolidated cash flow statement less purchases of property and equipment (excluding acquisition of land use rights and construction in progress relating to office campuses) and intangible assets, as well as adjustments to exclude from net cash provided by operating activities the consumer protection fund deposits from merchants on our marketplaces. We deduct certain items of cash flows from investing activities in order to provide greater transparency into cash flow from our revenue-generating business operations. We exclude "acquisition of land use rights and construction in progress relating to office campuses" because the office campuses are used by us for corporate and administrative purposes and are not directly related to our revenue-generating business operations. We also exclude consumer protection fund deposits from merchants on our marketplaces because these deposits are restricted for the purpose of compensating consumers for claims against merchants.

The section entitled "Information about Segments" and the table captioned "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to the Nearest Comparable U.S. GAAP Measures" in this results announcement have more details on the non-GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliations between these financial measures.

ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                     Three months ended September 30,                                                        Three months ended September 30,                                                        Six months ended September 30,                                                          Six months ended September 30,
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                                                                                                    RMB                                RMB                       RMB                        RMB                       US$                        US$                               RMB                                RMB                       RMB                        RMB                       US$                        US$
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                                                                                   (in millions, except per share data)                                                    (in millions, except per share data)                                                   (in millions, except per share data)                                                    (in millions, except per share data)
Revenue                                                                                                                            155,059    155,059                200,690    200,690                 31,147     31,147                                308,810    308,810                406,430    406,430                 63,077     63,077  
Cost of revenue                                                                                                                    (89,960    (89,960 )                                (129,750   (129,750 )                                 (20,137    (20,137 )                                                (174,483   (174,483 )                                (253,847   (253,847 )                                 (39,396    (39,396 )
Product development expenses                                                                                                       (19,245    (19,245 )                                 (15,297    (15,297 )                                  (2,374     (2,374 )                                                 (30,327    (30,327 )                                 (28,816    (28,816 )                                  (4,472     (4,472 )
Sales and marketing expenses                                                                                                       (17,371    (17,371 )                                 (28,857    (28,857 )                                  (4,479     (4,479 )                                                 (31,023    (31,023 )                                 (55,893    (55,893 )                                  (8,675     (8,675 )
General and administrative expenses                                                                                                (11,961    (11,961 )                                  (8,874     (8,874 )                                  (1,377     (1,377 )                                                 (18,798    (18,798 )                                 (16,042    (16,042 )                                  (2,490     (2,490 )
Amortization of intangible assets                                                                                                   (2,888     (2,888 )                                  (2,906     (2,906 )                                    (451       (451 )                                                  (5,840     (5,840 )                                  (5,979     (5,979 )                                    (928       (928 )
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Income from operations                                                                                                              13,634     13,634                 15,006     15,006                  2,329      2,329                                 48,339     48,339                 45,853     45,853                  7,116      7,116  
Interest and investment income, net                                                                                                 10,510     10,510                (11,456    (11,456 )                                  (1,778     (1,778 )                                                  32,647     32,647                  2,645      2,645                    410        410  
Interest expense                                                                                                                    (1,101     (1,101 )                                  (1,267     (1,267 )                                    (197       (197 )                                                  (2,224     (2,224 )                                  (2,534     (2,534 )                                    (393       (393 )
Other income, net                                                                                                                    1,148      1,148                  1,663      1,663                    258        258                                  2,641      2,641                  3,820      3,820                    593        593  
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Income before income tax and share of results of equity method investees                                                            24,191     24,191                  3,946      3,946                    612        612                                 81,403     81,403                 49,784     49,784                  7,726      7,726  
Income tax expenses                                                                                                                 (1,911     (1,911 )                                  (6,087     (6,087 )                                    (944       (944 )                                                 (13,035    (13,035 )                                 (15,183    (15,183 )                                  (2,356     (2,356 )
Share of results of equity method investees                                                                                          4,244      4,244                  5,518      5,518                    856        856                                  4,593      4,593                 11,611     11,611                  1,802      1,802  
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Net income                                                                                                                          26,524     26,524                  3,377      3,377                    524        524                                 72,961     72,961                 46,212     46,212                  7,172      7,172  
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests                                                                                    2,352      2,352                  2,111      2,111                    328        328                                  3,448      3,448                  4,344      4,344                    674        674  
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Net income attributable to Alibaba Group Holding Limited                                                                            28,876     28,876                  5,488      5,488                    852        852                                 76,409     76,409                 50,556     50,556                  7,846      7,846  
                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Accretion of mezzanine equity                                                                                                         (107       (107 )                                    (121       (121 )                                     (19        (19 )                                                     (49        (49 )                                     (48        (48 )                                      (7         (7 )
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Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders                                                                                    28,769     28,769                  5,367      5,367                    833        833                                 76,360     76,360                 50,508     50,508                  7,839      7,839  
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Earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders(1)                                                                                                                                                                    
Basic                                                                                                                                 1.33       1.33                   0.25       0.25                   0.04       0.04                                   3.54       3.54                   2.33       2.33                   0.36       0.36  
Diluted                                                                                                                               1.31       1.31                   0.25       0.25                   0.04       0.04                                   3.48       3.48                   2.30       2.30                   0.36       0.36  
                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Earnings per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders(1)                                                                                                                                                                      
Basic                                                                                                                                10.66      10.66                   1.99       1.99                   0.31       0.31                                  28.29      28.29                  18.66      18.66                   2.90       2.90  
Diluted                                                                                                                              10.48      10.48                   1.97       1.97                   0.31       0.31                                  27.83      27.83                  18.44      18.44                   2.86       2.86  
                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Weighted average number of shares used in calculating earnings per ordinary share (million shares)(1)                                                                                                                          
Basic                                                                                                                               21,602     21,602                 21,562     21,562                                                21,591     21,591                 21,658     21,658                 
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ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
REVENUE
                                                                      
The following table sets forth our revenue by segments for the periods indicated:
                                                                                                                                                           
                     Three months ended September 30,                                                Three months ended September 30,                                               Six months ended September 30,                                                 Six months ended September 30,
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                                   2020                                  2020                           2021                                      2021                                           2020                                 2020                           2021                                      2021
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                                    RMB                                   RMB                            RMB                  RMB                  US$                  US$                       RMB                                  RMB                            RMB                  RMB                  US$                  US$
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                               (in millions)                                                                   (in millions)                                                                 (in millions)                                                                  (in millions)
Commerce(1)                                                      130,922                                   130,922              171,170              171,170               26,565               26,565                        264,240                                   264,240              351,411              351,411               54,538               54,538
Cloud computing(2)(5)                                             15,029                                    15,029               20,007               20,007                3,105                3,105                         27,466                                    27,466               36,058               36,058                5,596                5,596
Digital media and entertainment(3)                                 8,066                                     8,066                8,081                8,081                1,254                1,254                         15,060                                    15,060               16,154               16,154                2,507                2,507
Innovation initiatives and others(4)(5)                            1,042                                     1,042                1,432                1,432                  223                  223                          2,044                                     2,044                2,807                2,807                  436                  436
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(1)                  Revenue from commerce is primarily generated from our China retail marketplaces, Sun Art, Freshippo, 1688.com, Lazada, AliExpress, Alibaba.com, Cainiao logistics services and Local Consumer Services.                                                                                                    Revenue from commerce is primarily generated from our China retail marketplaces, Sun Art, Freshippo, 1688.com, Lazada, AliExpress, Alibaba.com, Cainiao logistics services and Local Consumer Services.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(2)                  Revenue from cloud computing is primarily generated from the provision of services, such as elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualization services, large scale computing, security, management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform and IoT services. Revenue from cloud computing is primarily generated from the provision of services, such as elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualization services, large scale computing, security, management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform and IoT services.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(3)                  Revenue from digital media and entertainment is primarily generated from Youku, Alibaba Pictures and other entertainment businesses.                                                                                                                                                                       Revenue from digital media and entertainment is primarily generated from Youku, Alibaba Pictures and other entertainment businesses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(4)                  Revenue from innovation initiatives and others is primarily generated from businesses such as Amap, Tmall Genie and other innovation initiatives. Other revenue also includes SME annual fee received from Ant Group and its affiliates.                                                                   Revenue from innovation initiatives and others is primarily generated from businesses such as Amap, Tmall Genie and other innovation initiatives. Other revenue also includes SME annual fee received from Ant Group and its affiliates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
INFORMATION ABOUT SEGMENTS
                                                                           
The following table sets forth our income (loss) from operations by segments for the periods indicated:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                  Three months ended September 30,                                                                     Three months ended September 30,                                                                    Six months ended September 30,                                                                      Six months ended September 30,
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                                2020                                  2020                           2021                                                           2021                                                                2020                                 2020                           2021                                                           2021
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                                 RMB                                   RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            US$                             US$                                 RMB                                  RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            US$                             US$
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                            (in millions)                                                                                        (in millions)                                                                                      (in millions)                                                                                       (in millions)
Commerce                                                       30,894               30,894                 25,617               25,617                  3,976                3,976                           76,086               76,086                 64,639               64,639                 10,032               10,032  
Cloud computing(1)                                             (5,107               (5,107 )                                  (1,985               (1,985 )                                    (308                 (308 )                                            (7,798               (7,798 )                                  (3,628               (3,628 )                                    (563                 (563 )
Digital media and entertainment                                (2,351               (2,351 )                                  (1,700               (1,700 )                                    (264                 (264 )                                            (4,369               (4,369 )                                  (2,710               (2,710 )                                    (421                 (421 )
Innovation initiatives and others(1)                           (2,971               (2,971 )                                  (3,904               (3,904 )                                    (606                 (606 )                                            (5,619               (5,619 )                                  (6,843               (6,843 )                                  (1,062               (1,062 )
Unallocated                                                    (6,831               (6,831 )                                  (3,022               (3,022 )                                    (469                 (469 )                                            (9,961               (9,961 )                                  (5,605               (5,605 )                                    (870                 (870 )
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The following table sets forth our adjusted EBITA by segments for the periods indicated:
                                                                                                                                                                    
                  Three months ended September 30,                                                      Three months ended September 30,                                                     Six months ended September 30,                                                       Six months ended September 30,
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                                 RMB                              RMB                       RMB                        RMB                       US$                        US$                            RMB                             RMB                       RMB                        RMB                       US$                        US$
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                            (in millions)                                                                         (in millions)                                                                       (in millions)                                                                        (in millions)
Commerce                                                       45,958     45,958                 33,270     33,270                  5,163      5,163                           97,195     97,195                 78,861     78,861                 12,239     12,239  
Cloud computing(1)                                               (567       (567 )                                     396        396                     61         61                           (1,688     (1,688 )                                     736        736                    114        114  
Digital media and entertainment                                  (710       (710 )                                    (931       (931 )                                    (144       (144 )                                            (2,031     (2,031 )                                  (1,350     (1,350 )                                    (209       (209 )
Innovation initiatives and others(1)                           (1,970     (1,970 )                                  (2,882     (2,882 )                                    (447       (447 )                                            (3,896     (3,896 )                                  (5,030     (5,030 )                                    (781       (781 )
Unallocated                                                    (1,495     (1,495 )                                  (1,820     (1,820 )                                    (282       (282 )                                            (2,992     (2,992 )                                  (3,453     (3,453 )                                    (536       (536 )
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ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
INFORMATION ABOUT SEGMENTS
                                                        
The table below sets forth selected financial information of our operating segments for the six months ended September 30, 2021:
                    
   Six months ended September 30, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                      Six months ended September 30, 2021
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               Commerce(1)                            Commerce(1)                       Cloud                           Cloud                      Digital media                   Digital media                   Innovation                      Innovation                   Unallocated(3)                  Unallocated(3)                  Consolidated                                         Consolidated
                                                                                                       computing(2)                    computing(2)                        and                             and                        initiatives                     initiatives
                                                                                                                                                                      entertainment                   entertainment                  and others(2)                   and others(2)
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                   RMB                                    RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            US$                  US$
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    (in millions, except percentages)                                                                                                                                                                                        (in millions, except percentages)
Revenue                                          351,411              351,411                 36,058               36,058                 16,154               16,154                  2,807                2,807         --       --                406,430              406,430                 63,077               63,077
                                                                                                                                                                          
Income (Loss) from                                64,639               64,639                 (3,628               (3,628 )                                  (2,710               (2,710 )                                  (6,843               (6,843 )                                  (5,605               (5,605 )                                  45,853               45,853                  7,116                7,116
operations
Add: Share-based                                   8,805                8,805                  4,356                4,356                    949                  949                  1,785                1,785                  2,037                2,037                 17,932               17,932                  2,783                2,783
compensation
expense
Add: Amortization                                  5,417                5,417                      8                    8                    411                  411                     28                   28                    115                  115                  5,979                5,979                    928                  928
of intangible
assets
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Adjusted EBITA                                    78,861               78,861 (4)                                   736                  736                 (1,350               (1,350 )                                  (5,030               (5,030 )                                  (3,453               (3,453 )                                  69,764               69,764                 10,827               10,827
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   Six months ended September 30, 2020                                                                                                                                     Six months ended September 30, 2020
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               Commerce(1)                       Commerce(1)                  Cloud                      Cloud                 Digital media              Digital media              Innovation                 Innovation              Unallocated(3)               Unallocated(3)               Consolidated               Consolidated
                                                                                             computing(2)               computing(2)                   and                        and                   initiatives                initiatives
                                                                                                                                                  entertainment              entertainment             and others(2)              and others(2)
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                   RMB                               RMB                       RMB                        RMB                       RMB                        RMB                       RMB                        RMB                       RMB                          RMB                         RMB                        RMB
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    (in millions, except percentages)                                                                                                                                       (in millions, except percentages)
Revenue                                          264,240    264,240                 27,466     27,466                 15,060     15,060                  2,044      2,044         -- --                308,810    308,810  
                                                                                                              
Income (Loss) from                                76,086     76,086                 (7,798     (7,798 )                                  (4,369     (4,369 )                                  (5,619     (5,619 )                                  (9,961         (9,961 )                                  48,339     48,339  
operations
Add: Share-based                                  15,908     15,908                  6,098      6,098                  1,865      1,865                  1,679      1,679                  6,859          6,859                 32,409     32,409  
compensation
expense
Add: Amortization                                  5,201      5,201                     12         12                    473        473                     44         44                    110            110                  5,840      5,840  
of intangible
assets
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Adjusted EBITA                                    97,195     97,195 (4)                                (1,688     (1,688 )                                  (2,031     (2,031 )                                  (3,896     (3,896 )                                  (2,992         (2,992 )                                  86,588     86,588  
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(1)                  The "Commerce" segment was previously referred to as "Core commerce" segment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The "Commerce" segment was previously referred to as "Core commerce" segment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(2)                  Beginning on April 1, 2021, we reclassified the results of our DingTalk business, which was previously reported under the innovation initiatives and others segment, to the cloud computing segment. This reclassification conforms to the way that we manage and monitor segment performance and reflects the integration of DingTalk with Alibaba Cloud to further facilitate the digital transformation of our enterprise customers. Comparative figures were reclassified to conform to this presentation. Beginning on April 1, 2021, we reclassified the results of our DingTalk business, which was previously reported under the innovation initiatives and others segment, to the cloud computing segment. This reclassification conforms to the way that we manage and monitor segment performance and reflects the integration of DingTalk with Alibaba Cloud to further facilitate the digital transformation of our enterprise customers. Comparative figures were reclassified to conform to this presentation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(3)                  Unallocated expenses primarily relate to corporate administrative costs and other miscellaneous items that are not allocated to individual segments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Unallocated expenses primarily relate to corporate administrative costs and other miscellaneous items that are not allocated to individual segments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                                                      
                                                                    As of March 31,    As of September 30,                       As of September 30,
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Assets                                                                                       
Current assets:                                                                              
                                                                                                 321,262              272,206              272,206               42,246               42,246
   Cash and cash equivalents
                                                                                                 152,376              171,222              171,222               26,573               26,573
   Short-term investments
                                                                                                  35,207               39,013               39,013                6,055                6,055
   Restricted cash and escrow receivables
                                                                                                   9,807               15,777               15,777                2,448                2,448
   Equity securities and other investments
                                                                                                 124,708              139,829              139,829               21,701               21,701
   Prepayments, receivables and other assets
                                                                                                       -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Total current assets                                                                             643,360              638,047              638,047               99,023               99,023
                                                                                                                                                                                            
Equity securities and other investments                                                          237,221              246,834              246,834               38,308               38,308
Prepayments, receivables and other assets                                                         98,432              109,411              109,411               16,981               16,981
Investment in equity method investees                                                            200,189              214,540              214,540               33,296               33,296
Property and equipment, net                                                                      147,412              157,066              157,066               24,376               24,376
Intangible assets, net                                                                            70,833               64,888               64,888               10,070               10,070
Goodwill                                                                                         292,771              294,888              294,888               45,766               45,766
                                                                                                       -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Total assets                                                                                   1,690,218            1,725,674            1,725,674              267,820              267,820
                                                                                                       ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ====================
                                                                          
Liabilities, Mezzanine Equity and Shareholders' Equity            
Current liabilities:                                                                         
                                                                                                   3,606                9,152                9,152                1,420                1,420
   Current bank borrowings
                                                                                                   9,831                9,694                9,694                1,504                1,504
   Current unsecured senior notes
                                                                                                  25,275               22,626               22,626                3,511                3,511
   Income tax payable
                                                                                                 261,140              265,937              265,937               41,273               41,273
   Accrued expenses, accounts payable and other liabilities
                                                                                                  15,017               14,617               14,617                2,269                2,269
   Merchant deposits
                                                                                                  62,489               65,837               65,837               10,218               10,218
   Deferred revenue and customer advances
                                                                                                       -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (CONTINUED)
                                                         
                                      As of March 31,              As of March 31,                                                 As of September 30,
                                                      -------------------- ----------------------------------                       ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           2021                         2021                                                              2021
                                                      -------------------- ----------------------------------                       ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            RMB                          RMB                         RMB                          RMB                         US$                          US$
                                                      -------------------- ----------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------
                                       (in millions)                                                                         (in millions)
                                                                                           
Deferred revenue                                                     3,158          3,158                  3,450          3,450                    535            535  
Deferred tax liabilities                                            59,598         59,598                 61,731         61,731                  9,581          9,581  
Non-current bank borrowings                                         38,335         38,335                 36,930         36,930                  5,732          5,732  
Non-current unsecured senior notes                                  97,381         97,381                 95,977         95,977                 14,895         14,895  
Other liabilities                                                   30,754         30,754                 31,406         31,406                  4,874          4,874  
                                                      -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Total liabilities                                                  606,584        606,584                617,357        617,357                 95,812         95,812  
                                                      -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                           
Commitments and contingencies                               -- --         -- --         -- --  
                                                  8,673          8,673                 10,394         10,394                  1,613          1,613  
Mezzanine equity
                                                                                           
Shareholders' equity:
                                                                         1              1                      1              1         -- --  
   Ordinary shares
                                                                   394,308        394,308                408,860        408,860                 63,454         63,454  
   Additional paid-in capital
                                                            -- --                   (807           (807 )                                    (125           (125 )
   Treasury shares at cost
                                                                       (47            (47 )                                     (46            (46 )                                      (7             (7 )
   Subscription receivables
                                                                     7,347          7,347                  8,109          8,109                  1,259          1,259  
   Statutory reserves
                                                                   (19,063        (19,063 )                                 (23,013        (23,013 )                                  (3,572         (3,572 )
   Accumulated other comprehensive loss
                                                                   554,924        554,924                569,720        569,720                 88,419         88,419  
   Retained earnings
                                                      -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                           
Total shareholders' equity              937,470        937,470                962,824        962,824                149,428        149,428  
Noncontrolling interests                                           137,491        137,491                135,099        135,099                 20,967         20,967  
                                                      -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                           
Total equity                                                     1,074,961      1,074,961              1,097,923      1,097,923                170,395        170,395  
                                                      -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                           
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                  Three months ended September 30,                                                      Three months ended September 30,                                                     Six months ended September 30,                                                       Six months ended September 30,
                                                                                                     -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------        ------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                2020                             2020                      2021                                                 2021                                                      2020                            2020                      2021                                                 2021
                                                                                                     -------------------------------- ------------------------------  -------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------     ------------------------------ ------------------------------  -------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                 RMB                              RMB                       RMB                        RMB                       US$                        US$                            RMB                             RMB                       RMB                        RMB                       US$                        US$
                                                                                                     -------------------------------- ------------------------------  -------------------- ------------------------------  -------------------- ------------------------------  ------------------------------ ------------------------------  -------------------- ------------------------------  -------------------- ------------------------------
                                                                                            (in millions)                                                                         (in millions)                                                                       (in millions)                                                                        (in millions)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Net cash provided by operating activities                                                                                      54,296     54,296                 35,830     35,830                  5,561      5,561                          104,395    104,395                 69,433     69,433                 10,776     10,776  
Net cash used in investing activities                                                                                         (69,053    (69,053 )                                 (29,773    (29,773 )                                  (4,621     (4,621 )                                          (136,781   (136,781 )                                 (77,548    (77,548 )                                 (12,035    (12,035 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities                                                                            10,106     10,106                (23,670    (23,670 )                                  (3,673     (3,673 )                                             5,497      5,497                (35,138    (35,138 )                                  (5,453     (5,453 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and escrow receivables                           (3,853     (3,853 )                                     195        195                     30         30                           (4,204     (4,204 )                                  (1,997     (1,997 )                                    (310       (310 )
                                                                                                     -------------------------------- ---------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- ------------------------------ ---------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and escrow receivables                                                  (8,504     (8,504 )                                 (17,418    (17,418 )                                  (2,703     (2,703 )                                           (31,093    (31,093 )                                 (45,250    (45,250 )                                  (7,022     (7,022 )
Cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and escrow receivables at beginning of period                                      323,393    323,393                328,637    328,637                 51,004     51,004                          345,982    345,982                356,469    356,469                 55,323     55,323  
                                                                                                     -------------------------------- ---------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- ------------------------------ ---------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE U.S. GAAP MEASURES
                                                                                                                                        
The table below sets forth a reconciliation of our net income to adjusted EBITA and adjusted EBITDA for the periods indicated:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                               Three months ended September 30,                                                                     Three months ended September 30,                                                                    Six months ended September 30,                                                                      Six months ended September 30,
                                                                                                  -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------        ------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                             2020                                  2020                           2021                                                           2021                                                                2020                                 2020                           2021                                                           2021
                                                                                                  -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     ------------------------------ ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                              RMB                                   RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            US$                             US$                                 RMB                                  RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            US$                             US$
                                                                                                  -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  ------------------------------ ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------
                                                                                         (in millions)                                                                                        (in millions)                                                                                      (in millions)                                                                                       (in millions)
Net income                                                                                                                  26,524               26,524                  3,377                3,377                    524                  524                           72,961               72,961                 46,212               46,212                  7,172                7,172  
Less: Interest and investment income, net                                                                                  (10,510              (10,510 )                                  11,456               11,456                  1,778                1,778                          (32,647              (32,647 )                                  (2,645               (2,645 )                                    (410                 (410 )
Add: Interest expense                                                                                                        1,101                1,101                  1,267                1,267                    197                  197                            2,224                2,224                  2,534                2,534                    393                  393  
Less: Other income, net                                                                                                     (1,148               (1,148 )                                  (1,663               (1,663 )                                    (258                 (258 )                                            (2,641               (2,641 )                                  (3,820               (3,820 )                                    (593                 (593 )
Add: Income tax expenses                                                                                                     1,911                1,911                  6,087                6,087                    944                  944                           13,035               13,035                 15,183               15,183                  2,356                2,356  
Add: Share of results of equity method investees                                                                            (4,244               (4,244 )                                  (5,518               (5,518 )                                    (856                 (856 )                                            (4,593               (4,593 )                                 (11,611              (11,611 )                                  (1,802               (1,802 )
                                                                                                  -------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Income from operations                                                                                                      13,634               13,634                 15,006               15,006                  2,329                2,329                           48,339               48,339                 45,853               45,853                  7,116                7,116  
Add: Share-based compensation expense                                                                                       24,694               24,694                 10,121               10,121                  1,571                1,571                           32,409               32,409                 17,932               17,932                  2,783                2,783  
Add: Amortization of intangible assets                                                                                       2,888                2,888                  2,906                2,906                    451                  451                            5,840                5,840                  5,979                5,979                    928                  928  
                                                                                                  -------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Adjusted EBITA                                                                                                              41,216               41,216                 28,033               28,033                  4,351                4,351                           86,588               86,588                 69,764               69,764                 10,827               10,827  
Add: Depreciation of property and equipment, and operating lease cost relating to land use rights                            6,309                6,309                  6,807                6,807                  1,056                1,056                           11,976               11,976                 13,704               13,704                  2,127                2,127  
                                                                                                  -------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE U.S. GAAP MEASURES (CONTINUED)
                                                                                                                                                
The table below sets forth a reconciliation of adjusted EBITA for commerce to commerce adjusted EBITA before key strategic investments for the periods indicated:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                   Three months ended September 30,                                     Three months ended September 30,                                     Six months ended September 30,                                      Six months ended September 30,
                                                                                                                      -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     ------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                 2020                       2020                 2021                                      2021                                           2020                      2020                 2021                                      2021
                                                                                                                      -------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                  RMB                        RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  US$                  US$                       RMB                       RMB                  RMB                  RMB                  US$                  US$
                                                                                                                      -------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                                             (in millions)                                                        (in millions)                                                       (in millions)                                                       (in millions)
Adjusted EBITA for commerce                                                                                                                     45,958               45,958               33,270               33,270                5,163                5,163                         97,195               97,195               78,861               78,861               12,239               12,239
Less: Effects of New Retail businesses, Local Consumer Services, Taobao Deals, Lazada, Cainiao Network, and others(1)                            6,396                6,396               18,971               18,971                2,945                2,945                         11,570               11,570               32,895               32,895                5,105                5,105
                                                                                                                      -------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
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ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE U.S. GAAP MEASURES (CONTINUED)
                                                                                                                          
The table below sets forth a reconciliation of our net income to non-GAAP net income for the periods indicated:
 
                                                                 Three months ended September 30,                                                                     Three months ended September 30,                                                                    Six months ended September 30,                                                                      Six months ended September 30,
                                                                                    -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------        ------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                               2020                                  2020                           2021                                                           2021                                                                2020                                 2020                           2021                                                           2021
                                                                                    -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     ------------------------------ ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                RMB                                   RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            US$                             US$                                 RMB                                  RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            US$                             US$
                                                                                    -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  ------------------------------ ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------
                                                                           (in millions)                                                                                        (in millions)                                                                                      (in millions)                                                                                       (in millions)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Net income                                                                                                    26,524               26,524                  3,377                3,377                    524                  524                           72,961               72,961                 46,212               46,212                  7,172                7,172  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to non-GAAP net income:                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                              24,694               24,694                 10,121               10,121                  1,571                1,571                           32,409               32,409                 17,932               17,932                  2,783                2,783  
   Share-based compensation expense
                                                                                                               2,888                2,888                  2,906                2,906                    451                  451                            5,840                5,840                  5,979                5,979                    928                  928  
   Amortization of intangible assets
                                                                                                               5,666                5,666                  3,120                3,120                    484                  484                            5,769                5,769                  3,517                3,517                    546                  546  
   Impairment of investments
                                                                                                             (12,721              (12,721 )                                  11,273               11,273                  1,750                1,750                          (31,751              (31,751 )                                     649                  649                    101                  101  
   (Gain) Loss on deemed disposals/disposals/ revaluation of investments and others
                                                                                                                  37                   37                 (2,273               (2,273 )                                    (353                 (353 )                                             1,334                1,334                 (2,324               (2,324 )                                    (361                 (361 )
   Tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments(1)
                                                                                    -------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE U.S. GAAP MEASURES (CONTINUED)
                                                                                                                                                              
The table below sets forth a reconciliation of our diluted earnings per share/ADS to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share/ADS for the periods indicated:
 
                                                                                               Three months ended September 30,                                                            Three months ended September 30,                                                             Six months ended September 30,                                                                         Six months ended September 30,
                                                                                                                ------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       ------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                             2020                                    2020                           2021                                                 2021                                                        2020                                    2020                           2021                                                           2021
                                                                                                                ------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------  -------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------    ------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                              RMB                                     RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            US$                  US$                          RMB                                     RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            US$                             US$
                                                                                                                ------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------
                                                                                             (in millions, except per share data)                                                        (in millions, except per share data)                                                        (in millions, except per share data)                                                                   (in millions, except per share data)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders - basic                                                                         28,769               28,769                  5,367                5,367                    833                  833                               76,360               76,360                 50,508               50,508                  7,839                7,839  
Dilution effect on earnings arising from option plans operated by equity method investees and subsidiaries                                       (13                  (13 )                                      (1                   (1 )                          --       --                                  (26                  (26 )                                      (3                   (3 )                                      (1                   (1 )
                                                                                                                ------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders - diluted                                                                       28,756               28,756                  5,366                5,366                    833                  833                               76,334               76,334                 50,505               50,505                  7,838                7,838  
Add: Non-GAAP adjustments to net income(1)                                                                                                    20,564               20,564                 25,147               25,147                  3,903                3,903                               13,601               13,601                 25,753               25,753                  3,997                3,997  
                                                                                                                ------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders for computing non-GAAP diluted earnings per share/ADS                               49,320               49,320                 30,513               30,513                  4,736                4,736                               89,935               89,935                 76,258               76,258                 11,835               11,835  
                                                                                                                ------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Weighted average number of shares on a diluted basis (million shares)(5)                                                                      21,962               21,962                 21,794               21,794                                     21,943               21,943                 21,916               21,916                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Diluted earnings per share(2)(5)                                                                                                                1.31                 1.31                   0.25                 0.25                   0.04                 0.04                                 3.48                 3.48                   2.30                 2.30                   0.36                 0.36  
Add: Non-GAAP adjustments to net income per share(3)(5)                                                                                         0.94                 0.94                   1.15                 1.15                   0.18                 0.18                                 0.62                 0.62                   1.18                 1.18                   0.18                 0.18  
                                                                                                                ------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share(4)(5)                                                                                                       2.25                 2.25                   1.40                 1.40                   0.22                 0.22                                 4.10                 4.10                   3.48                 3.48                   0.54                 0.54  
                                                                                                                ==================================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ==================== ====================
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Diluted earnings per ADS(2)(5)                                                                                                                 10.48                10.48                   1.97                 1.97                   0.31                 0.31                                27.83                27.83                  18.44                18.44                   2.86                 2.86  
Add: Non-GAAP adjustments to net income per ADS(3)(5)                                                                                           7.49                 7.49                   9.23                 9.23                   1.43                 1.43                                 4.96                 4.96                   9.40                 9.40                   1.46                 1.46  
                                                                                                                ------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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(1)                  See the table above for the reconciliation of net income to non-GAAP net income for more information of these non-GAAP adjustments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     See the table above for the reconciliation of net income to non-GAAP net income for more information of these non-GAAP adjustments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(2)                  Diluted earnings per share is derived from net income attributable to ordinary shareholders for computing diluted earnings per share divided by weighted average number of shares on a diluted basis. Diluted earnings per ADS is derived from the diluted earnings per share after adjustment to the ordinary share-to-ADS ratio.                                              Diluted earnings per share is derived from net income attributable to ordinary shareholders for computing diluted earnings per share divided by weighted average number of shares on a diluted basis. Diluted earnings per ADS is derived from the diluted earnings per share after adjustment to the ordinary share-to-ADS ratio.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(3)                  Non-GAAP adjustments to net income per share is derived from non-GAAP adjustments to net income divided by weighted average number of shares on a diluted basis. Non-GAAP adjustments to net income per ADS is derived from the non-GAAP adjustments to net income per share after adjustment to the ordinary share-to-ADS ratio.                                               Non-GAAP adjustments to net income per share is derived from non-GAAP adjustments to net income divided by weighted average number of shares on a diluted basis. Non-GAAP adjustments to net income per ADS is derived from the non-GAAP adjustments to net income per share after adjustment to the ordinary share-to-ADS ratio.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(4)                  Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is derived from non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders for computing non-GAAP diluted earnings per share divided by weighted average number of shares on a diluted basis. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS is derived from the non-GAAP diluted earnings per share after adjustment to the ordinary share-to-ADS ratio. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is derived from non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders for computing non-GAAP diluted earnings per share divided by weighted average number of shares on a diluted basis. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS is derived from the non-GAAP diluted earnings per share after adjustment to the ordinary share-to-ADS ratio.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE U.S. GAAP MEASURES (CONTINUED)
                                                                                                                                                                    
The table below sets forth a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow for the periods indicated:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                           Three months ended September 30,                                                                     Three months ended September 30,                                                                    Six months ended September 30,                                                                      Six months ended September 30,
                                                                                                                              -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------        ------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                         2020                                  2020                           2021                                                           2021                                                                2020                                 2020                           2021                                                           2021
                                                                                                                              -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     ------------------------------ ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                          RMB                                   RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            US$                             US$                                 RMB                                  RMB                            RMB                             RMB                            US$                             US$
                                                                                                                              -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  ------------------------------ ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------
                                                                                                                     (in millions)                                                                                        (in millions)                                                                                      (in millions)                                                                                       (in millions)
Net cash provided by operating activities                                                                                                               54,296               54,296                 35,830               35,830                  5,561                5,561                          104,395              104,395                 69,433               69,433                 10,776               10,776  
Less: Purchase of property and equipment (excluding land use rights and construction in progress relating to office campuses)                          (11,876              (11,876 )                                 (12,677              (12,677 )                                  (1,968               (1,968 )                                           (25,248              (25,248 )                                 (23,574              (23,574 )                                  (3,659               (3,659 )
Less: Acquisition of intangible assets                                                                                                                  (1,662               (1,662 )                                     (14                  (14 )                                      (2                   (2 )                                            (1,718               (1,718 )                                     (15                  (15 )                                      (2                   (2 )
Less: Changes in the consumer protection fund deposits                                                                                                    (218                 (218 )                                    (900                 (900 )                                    (140                 (140 )                                              (319                 (319 )                                  (2,922               (2,922 )                                    (454                 (454 )
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SOURCE: Alibaba Group Holding Limited

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