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August 12, 2014
16:50 EDTBABA, YHOOAlibaba restructures arrangement with Small and Micro Financial Services Company
Alibaba disclosed the following in a regulatory filing: "On August 12 we entered into a share and asset purchase agreement, or the 2014 SAPA, and entered into or amended certain ancillary agreements including an amendment and restatement of the Alipay IPLA. Pursuant to these agreements, we restructured our relationships with Small and Micro Financial Services Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary Alipay, and terminated the 2011 framework agreement...We believe this restructuring will strengthen and benefit our company as well as better position us for future growth. Pursuant to the 2014 SAPA, we agreed to sell, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, certain equity interests and assets primarily relating to the SME loan business and related services, or the transferred business, to Small and Micro Financial Services Company for aggregate cash consideration of RMB3,219M, US$518M. In addition, we entered into software system use and service agreements with entities operating the SME loans business relating to the know-how and related intellectual property that we have agreed to sell together with the SME loan business and related services to Small and Micro Financial Services Company. In calendar years 2015 to 2017, we will receive an annual fee equal to 2.5% of the average daily book balance of the micro loans made by such entities. In calendar years 2018 to 2021, we will receive an annual fee equal to the amount paid for the calendar year 2017, or collectively the SME annual fee. In connection with the 2014 SAPA, we also entered into the amended Alipay IPLA, pursuant to which we will license certain intellectual property and provide certain software technology services related to Alipay’s current operations and the SME loan business. Under the amended Alipay IPLA, we will receive royalty streams and a service fee, or collectively the profit share payments, which will be paid at least annually, amounting to the sum of an expense reimbursement plus 37.5% of the consolidated pre-tax income of Small and Micro Financial Services Company, subject to certain adjustments. In addition, if we acquire any equity interest in Small and Micro Financial Services Company, we will transfer an agreed portion of the underlying intellectual property to Small and Micro Financial Services Company at the time of such equity issuance. At the same time, the profit share payments will also be reduced in proportion to such equity issuances made to us. Pursuant to the terms of the 2014 SAPA, in the event of an initial public offering of Small and Micro Financial Services Company or Alipay at an implied equity value exceeding US$25B which results in gross proceeds of at least US$2B , or a qualified IPO, if our total ownership of equity interests in Small and Micro Financial Services Company has not reached 33%, we would be entitled at our election to receive a one-time payment equal to 37.5% of the equity value of Small and Micro Financial Services Company as determined immediately prior to such qualified IPO. There is no cap on the maximum value of such liquidity event payment. If we acquire equity interests in Small and Micro Financial Services Company in an aggregate amount less than 33%, the percentage of Small and Micro Financial Services Company’s equity value used to calculate such liquidity event payment will be adjusted proportionately."
News For BABA;YHOO From The Last 14 Days
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December 19, 2014
15:39 EDTBABAAlibaba December weekly volatility at low end of historic range
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December 17, 2014
13:44 EDTYHOOYahoo holders continue push for AOL merger, NY Times reports
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06:12 EDTBABABaidu to take stake in Uber, Reuters reports
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December 15, 2014
11:16 EDTBABAStocks with call strike movement; AMZN BABA
RT Options Scanner shows Amazon.com (AMZN) January 350 call option implied volatility increased 8% to 38, Alibaba (BABA) January 117 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 39 according to IVolatility.
December 11, 2014
10:17 EDTYHOOCiti upbeat on Google in face of pending Apple decision on Safari
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09:22 EDTBABAAlibaba to buy $50M of Momo shares in IPO, 58.com to buy $10M
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08:09 EDTYHOOGoogle shares pricing in loss of Apple search deal, says Citigroup
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December 10, 2014
14:30 EDTBABAAlibaba said to have flaws that could expose user data, LA Times says
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12:09 EDTBABAYouku Tudou rises slightly in down market after Credit Suisse upgrade
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08:36 EDTBABAAlibaba can obtain higher share of Chinese imports, says Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI predicts that the share of manufactured goods imported to China and ordered through Alibaba will rise to about 9% over the next five years, up from 4% now. The firm says that the increase would boost the company's 2020 GMV by 6%..Evercore raised its estimates for Alibaba and increased its price target on the name to $130 from $125. It reiterates a Buy rating on the stock.
December 8, 2014
06:54 EDTBABAMobile payments way up at Alipay, Reuters reports
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December 5, 2014
16:36 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:50 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:20 EDTBABA, YHOOYahoo rises, Google falls after BofA changes ratings on both
Shares of Yahoo (YHOO) are rising and Google's (GOOG, GOOGL) stock is falling after Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Yahoo and downgraded Google. WHAT'S NEW: Bank of America analyst Justin Post upgraded his rating on Yahoo to Buy from Neutral. Post said he had previously not expected to obtain information about Yahoo's strategy for avoiding taxes on the sale of its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) at least until well into 2015. However, Yahoo's CFO recently stated that the company continued to be optimistic that it would be able to cut its tax bill and added that the company would divulge its plans for doing so during its next earnings conference call. Yahoo's next earnings conference call is expected to take place by the end of next month, Post noted. He set a $62 price target on Yahoo shares. Meanwhile, Post downgraded Google to Neutral from Buy. The analyst thinks the company is facing several headwinds, including the maturity of its search business, a lack of products that can provide catalysts, and margin pressures as it invests in competitive businesses. As a result of these headwinds, Google's results are likely to be below expectations, Post believes. Meanwhile, the company is also facing increased regulatory risk, particularly in the EU, and increased competition from Facebook (FB) and other social networks. He trimmed his price target on Google to $580 from $600. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Yahoo climbed 1% to $50.94, while Google class A shares declined 1.5% to $534.33.
10:00 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:37 EDTBABAHedgeye recirculates Alibaba bear case note, schedules call
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09:36 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading
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08:55 EDTYHOOYahoo seen overtaking Twitter in U.S. mobile ad market share, WSJ reports
Research firm eMarketer predicts Google (GOOG, GOOGL) and Facebook (FB) will account for about 35% and 17%, respectively, of the U.S. mobile ad market in 2015, but the firm also expects Yahoo (YHOO) will edge past Twitter (TWTR) in terms of mobile ad revenue, with projected market shares of 3.74% and 3.69%, respectively, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:43 EDTYHOOFollow-up: Yahoo upgraded at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded Yahoo (YHOO) to Buy from Neutral. The firm upgraded shares based on increased optimism for a Alibaba (BABA) tax solution and a slight improvement in the core business outlook. Price target raised to $62 from $55.
07:28 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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