In an internal letter from Alibaba’s legendary founder Jack Ma, he said that company has booked historical performance records last year. The fiscal report released by Yahoo!, a major shareholder which holds a 24% stake in the company, gives us a more detailed overview about Alibaba’s performance in 2013.

The Internet giant generated $1.78 billion of revenues in the three-month period ended on Sep. 2013, up 51% YOY. Although Q3 revenue is higher than $1.38 million for Q1 and $1.74 million for Q2, the revenue growth rate is down from 71.4% and 61.3% for the first and the second quarter of 2013, respectively.

The report added that Alibaba’s gross profit increased by 58% YOY to $1.26 billion, while its operating profit amount to $786 million, swinging to profitability YOY. The company’s net profit soared 163.1% YOY to $800 million in the same period.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.