Mercadolibre Company Profile (NASDAQ:MELI)

About Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)

Mercadolibre logoMercadoLibre, Inc. is an e-commerce company. The Company enables commerce through its marketplace platform in Latin America, which is designed to provide users with a portfolio of services to facilitate commercial transactions. Its geographic segments are Brazil, Argentina, Mexico Venezuela and Other Countries (which includes Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Guatemala, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and the United States of America). It also operates online commerce platforms in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador, Panama, Bolivia, Guatemala, Paraguay and Portugal. It offers an ecosystem of six integrated e-commerce services: the MercadoLibre Marketplace, the MercadoLibre Classifieds Service, the MercadoPago payments solution, the MercadoLibre advertising program, the MercadoShops online Webstores solution and the MercadoEnvios shipping service.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Catalog & Mail Order Houses
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:MELI
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $12.67 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 44,157,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $251.42
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $200.60
  • 52 Week Range: $126.10 - $297.95
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 81.94
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 45.48
  • P/E Growth: 1.85
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $960.69 million
  • Price / Sales: 13.19
  • Book Value: $10.92 per share
  • Price / Book: 26.28
  • Annual Dividend: $0.60
  • Dividend Yield: 0.2%
  • EBIDTA: $259.37 million
  • Net Margins: 16.13%
  • Return on Equity: 38.86%
  • Return on Assets: 12.59%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.76%
  • Current Ratio: 1.53%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.53%
  • Average Volume: 495,113 shs.
  • Beta: 2.17
  • Short Ratio: 4.79

Frequently Asked Questions for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)

What is Mercadolibre's stock symbol?

Mercadolibre trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MELI."

How often does Mercadolibre pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Mercadolibre?

Mercadolibre announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share on Monday, July 17th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. View Mercadolibre's Dividend History.

How were Mercadolibre's earnings last quarter?

Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ:MELI) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.32. The business earned $273.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $247.85 million. Mercadolibre had a return on equity of 38.86% and a net margin of 16.13%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 73.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.68 EPS. View Mercadolibre's Earnings History.

When will Mercadolibre make its next earnings announcement?

Mercadolibre is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August, 3rd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Mercadolibre.

Where is Mercadolibre's stock going? Where will Mercadolibre's stock price be in 2017?

11 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Mercadolibre's shares. Their forecasts range from $147.00 to $330.00. On average, they expect Mercadolibre's share price to reach $241.64 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Mercadolibre.

What are analysts saying about Mercadolibre stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Mercadolibre stock:

  • 1. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "MercadoLibre capped a strong year with another impressive quarter. MercadoLibre has positioned itself as the leading eCommerce platform in Latin America with the development of enhanced services which has allowed the company to offer a complete solution and to increase the value proposition to both buyers and merchants. Topline and bottom-line momentum continued in 4Q:16 as revenue increased 68% FX-adj., TPV increased 84% y/y FX-adj. and EBIT margins expanded nearly 700bps y/y. We are raising our estimates and take our price target to $220." (2/24/2017)
  • 2. Cowen and Company analysts commented, "MELI reported strong 4Q operating results with revenues and EBITDA besting our forecasts by 2% and 17%. The larger point is that MELI's ecosystem of marketplace, payments and logistics is thriving. We boost LT estimates again' MELI delivered strong 4Q financial results with revenues of $256.3MM beating our $251.8MM forecast and Street $251.7MM. Revenues grew 42% y/y on a reported basis but increased an impressive 68% x-FX, better than the 66% y/y growth in 3Q and on par with the 69% y/y in 4Q15. As for expenses, COGS was essentially in-line with our expectations driving a 3% better-than-estimated Gross Profit or 63.5% Gross Margin versus forecast 63%. Other opex was mostly better than our forecast driven by R&D and G&A expense 20% and 16% below our forecast. Adj. EBITDA of $73MM (28.5% margin) was $10.6MM higher than our $62.4MM forecast (and compares against Cons. $65MM). EPS of $1.16 was meaningfully above our $0.89 forecast (Cons. $0.92)." (2/24/2017)
  • 3. According to Zacks Investment Research, "MercadoLibre is the largest online trading platform in Latin America. We are market leaders in e-commerce in each of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, based on unique visitors and page views. Additionally, we have recently launched online trading platforms in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Panama. With a market of over Five fifty million people and a region with one of the world's fastest-growing Internet penetration rates, we provide buyers and sellers a robust online trading environment that fosters the development of a large and growing e-commerce community. We offer a technological and commercial solution that addresses the distinctive cultural and geographic challenges of operating an online trading platform in Latin America. " (2/1/2017)

Who are some of Mercadolibre's key competitors?

Who owns Mercadolibre stock?

Mercadolibre's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Baillie Gifford & Co. (14.09%), Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. (3.31%), Ameriprise Financial Inc. (3.15%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.86%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (1.28%) and Harding Loevner LP (1.25%). Company insiders that own Mercadolibre stock include A Michael Spence, Daniel Rabinovich, Ebay Inc, Pedro Arnt and Stelleo Tolda. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Mercadolibre.

Who sold Mercadolibre stock? Who is selling Mercadolibre stock?

Mercadolibre's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ameriprise Financial Inc., FMR LLC, Baillie Gifford & Co., Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Driehaus Capital Management LLC, Kora Management LP, Sustainable Growth Advisers LP and Dynamo Internacional Gestao DE Recursos LTDA.. Company insiders that have sold Mercadolibre stock in the last year include A Michael Spence, Daniel Rabinovich, Ebay Inc, Pedro Arnt and Stelleo Tolda. View Insider Buying and Selling for Mercadolibre.

Who bought Mercadolibre stock? Who is buying Mercadolibre stock?

Mercadolibre's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, Whale Rock Capital Management LLC, William Blair Investment Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Northcape Capital Pty Ltd, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd and Marshall Wace North America L.P.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Mercadolibre.

How do I buy Mercadolibre stock?

Shares of Mercadolibre can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Mercadolibre stock cost?

One share of Mercadolibre stock can currently be purchased for approximately $286.95.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 4 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.45)
Consensus Price Target: $241.64 (15.79% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/25/2017Bank of America CorpBoost Price TargetBuy$300.00 -> $330.00MediumView Rating Details
5/16/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$296.24 -> $300.00MediumView Rating Details
5/15/2017Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetOutperform$260.00 -> $290.00N/AView Rating Details
5/9/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingNeutral$213.00 -> $275.00MediumView Rating Details
5/7/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingBuy$275.00LowView Rating Details
2/24/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$185.00 -> $220.00N/AView Rating Details
2/24/2017Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$192.00 -> $211.00N/AView Rating Details
2/17/2017Pacific CrestInitiated CoverageOverweight$210.00N/AView Rating Details
2/7/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$200.00N/AView Rating Details
12/6/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$200.00N/AView Rating Details
10/28/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingUnderweight$147.00N/AView Rating Details
3/2/2016HSBC Holdings plcUpgradeReduce -> Hold$98.00 -> $105.00N/AView Rating Details
9/28/2015Citigroup IncDowngradeNeutral -> SellN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Earnings by Quarter for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Earnings History by Quarter for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/20173/31/2017$0.78$1.10$247.85 million$273.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/201712/31/2016$0.92$1.16$249.16 million$256.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q3$0.83$0.89$223.42 million$230.85 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2$0.57$0.74$180.94 million$199.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q1$0.56$0.68$145.95 million$157.63 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q4$0.69$0.88$171.62 million$180.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.62$0.75$160.46 million$168.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.68$0.44$149.60 million$154.31 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$0.59$0.78$139.00 million$148.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q4 14$0.80$0.76$149.22 million$161.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.64$0.76$131.00 million$147.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.56$0.72$110.02 million$131.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q114$0.57$0.63$109.37 million$115.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q413$0.78$0.93$133.23 million$134.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$0.73$0.66$125.47 million$123.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q2 2013$0.62$0.67$107.96 million$12.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2013Q1 2013$0.54$0.53$97.44 million$102.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2013Q4 2012$0.61$0.69$105.21 million$103.75 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.60$0.59$98.12 million$97.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.49$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2012$0.45$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2012$0.51$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.43$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.37$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.31$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2011$0.35$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.74 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.31 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Next Dividend:7/17/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.60
Dividend Yield:0.21%
Payout Ratio:21.43% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
12.66% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
9.51% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)

Dividend History by Quarter for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.36%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 76.61%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/9/2017Stelleo ToldaVPSell2,000$211.00$422,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/19/2016Ebay IncMajor ShareholderSell7,100,000$168.00$1,192,800,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Daniel RabinovichEVPSell6,195$166.61$1,032,148.95View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016A Michael SpenceDirectorSell3,451$168.97$583,115.47View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Pedro ArntVPSell3,000$168.27$504,810.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014Stelleo ToldaCOOSell3,000$138.83$416,490.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013Gimenez OsvaldoVPSell1,400$128.69$180,166.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Marcos GalperinCEOSell293,338$125.01$36,670,183.38View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Daniel RabinovichSVPSell1,158$129.23$149,648.34View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Stelleo ToldaCOOSell5,200$124.53$647,556.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Gimenez OsvaldoVPSell1,900$121.29$230,451.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013A Michael SpenceDirectorSell9,000$119.75$1,077,750.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Latest Headlines for Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
DateHeadline logoMercadolibre Inc (MELI) PT Raised to $330.00 at Bank of America Corp - May 27 at 12:20 AM logoWhy MercadoLibre's Moat Has Widened - May 26 at 7:21 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Mercadolibre Inc (MELI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $291.96 Million - May 26 at 5:40 PM logoMercadolibre Inc (MELI) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $291.96 Million - May 26 at 5:38 PM logoMercadoLibre Offers Struggling Brazil Free Shipping - May 23 at 6:00 PM logo3 Reasons Why You Should Buy MercadoLibre Now - Seeking Alpha - May 20 at 8:51 AM logo3 Reasons Why MercadoLibre (MELI) is a Great Momentum Stock - Nasdaq - May 17 at 9:18 AM logoMercadolibre Inc (MELI) Stock Rating Lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. - May 16 at 8:56 PM logoDon't Be Fooled by eBay's Surprisingly Low P/E - May 16 at 10:34 AM logoDon't Be Fooled by eBay's Surprisingly Low P/E - May 16 at 10:34 AM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Autobytel, Mercadolibre, Petmed Express, and JD.Com - May 16 at 10:34 AM logoMercadolibre Inc (MELI) Announces $0.15 Quarterly Dividend - May 15 at 6:22 PM logo3 Reasons Why MercadoLibre (MELI) is a Great Momentum Stock - May 15 at 10:27 AM logoMercadolibre Inc (MELI) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - May 12 at 10:37 AM logoMercadoLibre: Topping Up My Position For Project $1M - Seeking Alpha - May 10 at 6:33 PM logoMercadoLibre Earnings Reveal a Sleeping Giant That's Waking Up - May 9 at 6:12 PM logoWayfair Soars After Earnings: Buy These E-Commerce Stocks - May 9 at 6:12 PM logoMercadolibre's (MELI) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc - May 9 at 1:26 PM logoMercadolibre Inc (MELI) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.32 EPS - May 8 at 5:45 PM logoTop Ranked Growth Stocks to Buy for May 8th - May 8 at 12:21 PM logoMercadolibre Inc. (MELI) Soared To A New High After Q1 Profit Trounced Estimates - May 8 at 12:21 PM logoMercadolibre's (MELI) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Barclays PLC - May 7 at 9:28 PM logoAmazon With A Latin American Twist - Seeking Alpha - May 7 at 9:25 AM logoMercadoLibre Skyrockets 16%: Another Good Earnings Report - May 5 at 11:45 PM logoMercadolibre Inc (MELI) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Credit Suisse Group AG - May 5 at 10:50 PM logoMercadoLibre (MELI) Tops Q1 EPS by 31c - May 5 at 6:45 PM logoMercadolibre Inc. (MELI) Has Soared To A New High On Strong Q1 Earnings - May 5 at 6:45 PM logoEdited Transcript of MELI earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 8:30pm GMT - May 5 at 6:44 PM logoMercadolibre Inc. Reports 60% Advance In Q1 Earnings - May 5 at 8:44 AM logoMercadolibre Inc. Reports 60% Advance In Q1 Earnings - Nasdaq - May 4 at 11:36 PM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. Reports First Quarter Financial Results - GlobeNewswire (press release) - May 4 at 6:34 PM logoMercadoLibre beats Street 1Q forecasts - May 4 at 6:34 PM logoMercadoLibre Keeps Firing on All Cylinders - May 4 at 6:34 PM logoInvestor Network: MercadoLibre, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 4 at 11:41 AM logo$243.1 Million in Sales Expected for Mercadolibre Inc (MELI) This Quarter - May 3 at 3:17 PM logoMercadolibre (MELI) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds - May 3 at 2:39 PM logo$0.78 EPS Expected for Mercadolibre Inc (MELI) This Quarter - May 1 at 1:52 PM logoMercadolibre (MELI) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 30 at 8:28 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. to Report First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - GlobeNewswire (press release) - April 28 at 9:20 AM logoMercadolibre (MELI) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 28 at 12:22 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. to Report First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - April 27 at 7:03 PM logoTop Ranked Growth Stocks to Buy for April 26th - April 27 at 9:32 AM logoMercadoLibre: The Latin America E-Commerce Giant - Seeking Alpha - April 26 at 6:50 PM logoMercadolibre (MELI) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.05 - April 24 at 8:58 PM logoMercadolibre (MELI) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.06 - April 22 at 12:38 AM logoMercadoLibre - The Shadow Of The Mighty Amazon - Seeking Alpha - Seeking Alpha - April 21 at 10:00 AM logoMercadolibre (MELI) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows - April 18 at 6:49 PM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Best Buy, Foot Locker, Childrens Place, Mercadolibre and EVINE Live - April 18 at 10:29 AM featured highlights: Constellation Brands, Mercadolibre, DXC Technology, Applied Optoelectronics and Arista Networks - April 17 at 10:16 AM logoMercadolibre (MELI) Receiving Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Report Finds - April 15 at 12:09 PM



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