The stock had tumbled 16% over the past month amid the Chinese government’s harsh criticism and increased regulation of the country’s tech giants.
JD.com recently traded at $64.15, up 0.8%.
For the second quarter, net income registered 794.3 million yuan, or 0.5 yuan per American depositary share, down from 16.45 billion yuan, or 10.47 yuan per ADS, in the year-earlier quarter.
The latest adjusted profit totaled 2.9 yuan per ADS, easily topping the FactSet analyst consensus estimate of 2.6 per ADS.
Revenue surged 26% to 253.8 billion yuan (US$39 billion) from 201.1 billion yuan. The analyst consensus called for 248.3 billion yuan in the latest quarter.
Service revenue gained 49%, and product revenue rose 23%.
Higher fulfillment, marketing, research and development and general and administrative costs weighed on profit.
Prior to the earnings report, Morningstar analyst Chelsey Tam put JD.com’s fair value at $106.
“JD.com's moat rating is none, as we don’t believe that the company enjoys a cost advantage moat source,” she wrote in a commentary.
“JD.com still possesses a cost advantage over offline retailers, but we think the current competition comes primarily from other e-commerce players, such as Alibaba (BABA) - Get Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR Report, Pinduoduo (PDD) - Get Pinduoduo, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A Report, and Suning.com.”
On the plus side, “JD.com's key competitive advantage is its fulfilment capacity. We believe it owns the largest self-built nationwide fulfilment networks,” Tam said.
“This large, self-controlled fulfillment infrastructure has enabled JD.com to deliver merchandise in a timely, reliable manner.”
Pinduoduo is scheduled to report for the second quarter on Tuesday before the market opens. The stock at last check was 3.3% higher at $79.80.
Alibaba shares recently ticked up 0.2% to $158.29.