MercadoLibre, Inc. operates online commerce platforms in Latin America.
High growth potential with adequate 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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Online Retail
1 Year Return
US Online Retail
Return vs Industry: MELI exceeded the US Online Retail industry which returned 36.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MELI exceeded the US Market which returned 9.5% over the past year.
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
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StMercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) Just Reported First-Quarter Earnings And Analysts Are Lifting Their Estimates
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StTime To Worry? Analysts Just Downgraded Their MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) Outlook
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIs MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) Using Debt Sensibly?
Is MercadoLibre undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MELI ($851.67) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($25.47)
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 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 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (22.7x) compared to the US Online Retail industry average (2.8x).
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 (2.2%).
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 (30% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MELI's revenue (30% 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 low in 3 years time (11%).
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 -58.3% 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 (-7.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MELI has a negative Return on Equity (-10.43%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is MercadoLibre's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MELI's short term assets ($3.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: MELI's short term assets ($3.5B) exceed its long term liabilities ($916.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MELI's debt to equity ratio (47.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: MELI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 86.3% to 47.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MELI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24.6%).
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if MELI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is MercadoLibre's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate MELI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate MELI's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MELI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MELI's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: MELI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MELI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Marcos Eduardo Galperín (48yo)
Mr. Marcos Eduardo Galperín has served as a Director at Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. since April 2017.He served as Independent Director at Globant S.A. since July 2014 until April 21, 2020. He Co-Founded Mercad ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Marcos's total compensation ($USD11.48M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.65M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Marcos's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Executive VP & CFO||9yrs||US$2.77m||0.038% $16.3m|
|Executive VP & COO of Business Ecosystem||21.42yrs||US$2.86m||0.18% $77.5m|
|Executive VP & CEO of Fintech||16.33yrs||US$2.82m||0.037% $15.7m|
|Executive VP & COO of Product & Technology||16.17yrs||US$2.90m||no data|
|Chief Accounting Officer & Senior VP||11.83yrs||US$191.00k||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: MELI's management team is seasoned and experienced (16.1 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||8.17yrs||US$214.96k||0.00036% $152.4k|
|Independent Director||12.08yrs||US$236.84k||0.0051% $2.2m|
|Independent Director||7.25yrs||US$236.84k||0.0022% $922.9k|
|Independent Director||3.42yrs||US$214.96k||0.020% $8.7m|
|Director||21.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Lead Independent Director||4.33yrs||US$249.52k||0.00060% $254.0k|
|Independent Director||5.67yrs||US$214.96k||0.00036% $152.4k|
Experienced Board: MELI's board of directors are considered experienced (7.6 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$42.336b
- Shares outstanding: 49.71m
- Website: https://www.mercadolibre.com
Number of Employees
- MercadoLibre, Inc.
- Arias 3751
- 7th Floor
- Buenos Aires
- Capital Federal
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MELI||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 2007|
|MLB1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 2007|
|MELI N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Aug 2007|
|MLB1||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 2007|
|0K0E||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Aug 2007|
|MELI||BASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)||CEDEAR EACH REP 2 ORD NPV||AR||ARS||Aug 2013|
|MELI34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 1 REP 0.1 COM USD0.001||BR||BRL||May 2019|
MercadoLibre, Inc. operates online commerce platforms in Latin America. It operates MercadoLibre Marketplace, an automated online commerce platform that enables businesses and individuals to list merchandise and conduct sales and purchases online; and MercadoPago FinTech, a financial technology solution platform, which facilitates transactions on and off its marketplaces by providing a mechanism that allows its users to send and receive payments online, and allows merchants to process transactions via their Websites and mobile apps, as well as in their brick-and-mortar stores through QR and mobile points of sale. The company also offers MercadoFondo, an asset management product; and MercadoCredito, a lending solution. In addition, it provides MercadoEnvios logistics solution, which offers its platform technological and operational integration services with third-party carriers and other logistics service providers, as well as fulfillment and warehousing services for sellers. Further, the company provides MercadoLibre Classifieds service that enables users to list their offerings related to motor vehicles, vessels, aircraft, and real estate and services outside the Marketplace platform. Additionally, it offers MercadoLibre Advertising platform, which enables retailers and various other consumer brands to promote their products and services on the Internet by providing branding and performance marketing solutions. The company also provides MercadoShops, a software-as-a-service hosted online store solution that enables users to set-up, manage, and promote their own Webstores. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/01 03:46|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/29 00:00|
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