MercadoLibre, Inc. operates online commerce platforms in Latin America. More Details
Exceptional growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has MercadoLibre's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MELI is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MELI's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Online Retail
1 Year Return
US Online Retail
Return vs Industry: MELI exceeded the US Online Retail industry which returned -0.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MELI exceeded the US Market which returned 35.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is MercadoLibre's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
5 days ago | Simply Wall StMercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) Has Found A Path To Profitability
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) Popular Amongst Institutions?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StReturns On Capital Signal Tricky Times Ahead For MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Is MercadoLibre undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MELI ($1568.7) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($347.19)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MELI is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MELI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Online Retail industry average.
PE vs Market: MELI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MELI's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MELI has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Online Retail industry average.
How is MercadoLibre forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MELI is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: MELI is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: MELI's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MELI's revenue (25.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MELI's revenue (25.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MELI's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (41.1%).
How has MercadoLibre performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MELI is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: MELI is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MELI is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 59.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare MELI's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: MELI is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Online Retail industry (87.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MELI's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
How is MercadoLibre's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MELI has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: MELI has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MELI has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: MELI's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Debt Coverage: MELI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (46.8%).
Interest Coverage: MELI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.4x coverage).
What is MercadoLibre current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate MELI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate MELI's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MELI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MELI's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: MELI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MELI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Marcos Eduardo Galperín (50 yo)
Mr. Marcos Eduardo Galperín served as a Director at Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. since April 2017.He served as Independent Director at Globant S.A. since July 2014 until April 21, 2020. He Co-Founded Mercadolib...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Marcos's total compensation ($USD21.51M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.17M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Marcos's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: MELI's management team is seasoned and experienced (17.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: MELI's board of directors are considered experienced (8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
MercadoLibre, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: MercadoLibre, Inc.
- Ticker: MELI
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$78.203b
- Shares outstanding: 49.85m
- Website: https://www.mercadolibre.com
Number of Employees
- MercadoLibre, Inc.
- Pasaje Posta 4789
- 6th Floor
- Buenos Aires
- Capital Federal
MercadoLibre, Inc. operates online commerce platforms in Latin America. It operates Mercado Libre Marketplace, an automated online commerce platform that enables businesses, merchants, and individuals to l...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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