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: E-commerce & Auction Services
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:MELI
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $10.42 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 44,157,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $266.81
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $260.69
  • 52 Week Range: $148.98 - $297.95
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 74.29
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 56.06
  • P/E Growth: 2.28
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.08 billion
  • Price / Sales: 9.65
  • Book Value: $10.40 per share
  • Price / Book: 22.69
  • Annual Dividend: $0.60
  • Dividend Yield: 0.2%
  • EBITDA: $249.48 million
  • Net Margins: 13.37%
  • Return on Equity: 37.59%
  • Return on Assets: 11.81%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.67%
  • Current Ratio: 1.42%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.42%
  • Average Volume: 864,368 shs.
  • Beta: 2.03
  • Short Ratio: 2.84

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Saturday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share on Monday, October 16th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. View MercadoLibre's Dividend History.

How were MercadoLibre's earnings last quarter?

MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.45. The business had revenue of $316.53 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $312.16 million. MercadoLibre had a return on equity of 37.59% and a net margin of 13.37%. MercadoLibre's quarterly revenue was up 58.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.74 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, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for MercadoLibre.

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

13 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for MercadoLibre's shares. Their predictions range from $147.00 to $330.00. On average, they anticipate MercadoLibre's stock price to reach $254.62 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. 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. " (8/9/2017)
  • 2. 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)
  • 3. 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)

Who are some of MercadoLibre's key competitors?

Who are MercadoLibre's key executives?

MercadoLibre's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Marcos Galperin, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Pedro Arnt, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Stelleo Tolda, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
  • Daniel Rabinovich, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
  • Osvaldo Gimenez, Executive Vice President - Payments
  • Marcelo Melamud, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Emiliano Calemzuk, Lead Independent Director
  • Nicolas Aguzin, Independent Director
  • Meyer Malka Rais, Independent Director
  • Javier Olivan, Independent Director

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.

What is MercadoLibre's stock price today?

One share of MercadoLibre stock can currently be purchased for approximately $236.00.

MarketBeat Community Rating for MercadoLibre (NASDAQ MELI)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  259 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  297 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  556
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about MercadoLibre and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.46)
Consensus Price Target: $254.62 (7.89% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Price Target History for MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Analysts' Ratings History for MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/17/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$290.00N/AView Rating Details
10/13/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price Target$275.00 -> $230.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$275.00LowView Rating Details
10/3/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutral$215.00LowView Rating Details
8/9/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutral$270.00LowView Rating Details
8/4/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$290.00 -> $275.00LowView Rating Details
7/13/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingBuy$287.00LowView Rating Details
7/7/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$290.00MediumView Rating Details
6/23/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$280.00LowView Rating Details
5/25/2017Bank of America CorporationBoost Price TargetBuy$300.00 -> $330.00MediumView 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
10/28/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingUnderweight$147.00N/AView Rating Details
3/2/2016HSBC Holdings plcUpgradeReduce -> Hold$98.00 -> $105.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 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
11/2/2017N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 17$1.06$0.61$312.16 million$316.53 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.66
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.52
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20171$1.37$1.37$1.37
Q3 20171$1.08$1.08$1.08
Q4 20171$1.21$1.21$1.21
Q1 20181$1.46$1.46$1.46
Q2 20181$1.74$1.74$1.74
Q3 20181$1.61$1.61$1.61
Q4 20181$1.71$1.71$1.71
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Most Recent Dividend:10/16/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.60
Dividend Yield:0.25%
Payout Ratio:18.40% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
21.28% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
14.25% (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: 85.94%
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 logoFirst Week of October 20th Options Trading For MercadoLibre (MELI ... - Nasdaq - October 18 at 6:59 AM logoFirst Week of October 20th Options Trading For MercadoLibre (MELI ... - Nasdaq - October 18 at 6:59 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) to Announce $0.69 EPS - October 18 at 4:04 AM logoMercadoLibre Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average - Notable for MELI - October 16 at 8:12 PM logoMercadoLibre (MELI) versus Cnova NV (CNV) Critical Comparison - October 14 at 10:22 PM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. Shares Were Decked Following This Report -- Here's Why - October 14 at 2:58 AM logoMercadoLibre Tumbles 10%: Will Amazon Disrupt Latin America? - October 14 at 2:58 AM logoMercadoLibre Shares Tank On Report Amazon Will Expand In Brazil - October 14 at 2:58 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MELI-US : October 13, 2017 - October 14 at 2:58 AM logoHow To Trade MercadoLibre as Amazon Brazil Risk Rises - October 14 at 2:58 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) PT Lowered to $230.00 - October 13 at 12:00 PM logoMercadoLibre: Amazon Protection - Seeking Alpha - October 13 at 6:47 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - October 11 at 1:08 PM logoDon’t Miss Out On These Tantalizing Sohn Conference Stock Pitches - October 9 at 4:04 PM logo2 Stocks That Could Soar More Than Facebook - October 4 at 7:19 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Rating Reiterated by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) - October 3 at 7:54 PM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MELI) : October 2, 2017 - October 2 at 11:57 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $346.32 Million - October 1 at 7:56 AM logoAnalyzing MercadoLibre (MELI) and The Competition - September 24 at 10:08 PM logoHead-To-Head Review: Geeknet (GKNT) and MercadoLibre (MELI) - September 21 at 2:14 AM logoBorderfree (BRDR) vs. MercadoLibre (MELI) Head-To-Head Comparison - September 21 at 2:14 AM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: MercadoLibre (MELI) vs. Its Rivals - September 20 at 4:12 PM logoMercadoLibre (MELI) versus Its Competitors Head-To-Head Survey - September 17 at 6:12 PM logoContrasting The Trade Desk (TTD) & MercadoLibre (MELI) - September 16 at 6:30 PM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - September 16 at 10:46 AM logoMercadoLibre (MELI) & eBay (EBAY) Head to Head Analysis - September 14 at 8:28 PM logoMercadoLibre Joins Elite List Of Stocks With 95-Plus Composite Rating - September 14 at 7:40 AM logoStocks To Watch: MercadoLibre Sees RS Rating Jump To 94 - September 13 at 6:29 AM logoMercadoLibre Reaches Analyst Target Price - September 12 at 1:06 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MELI-US : September 11, 2017 - September 12 at 1:06 AM logoWhy Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, MercadoLibre, and XL Group Jumped Today - September 12 at 1:06 AM logo$0.80 Earnings Per Share Expected for MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) This Quarter - September 10 at 2:38 PM logoE Commerce China Dangdang (DANG) & MercadoLibre (MELI) Head to Head Survey - September 8 at 2:28 AM logoWhy Is Mercadolibre (MELI) Down 12.2% Since the Last Earnings Report? - September 7 at 5:01 AM logoAnalyzing Points International (PCOM) and MercadoLibre (MELI) - September 3 at 6:40 PM logoTracking Al Gore's Generation Investment Management Portfolio - Q2 2017 Update - August 28 at 5:38 AM logo3 Payment Processing Stocks to Buy Now - August 27 at 7:33 PM logo'Latam Amazon' MercadoLibre upgraded to buy at Stifel - MarketWatch - August 27 at 1:02 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Raised to "Buy" at Stifel Nicolaus - August 26 at 9:58 PM logo'Latam Amazon' MercadoLibre upgraded to buy at Stifel - August 25 at 8:20 AM logo[$$] Investors Favor Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet - August 24 at 9:07 AM logoMercadoLibre (MELI) versus Points International (PCOM) Head to Head Review - August 17 at 8:48 AM logoWhy Mercadolibre (MELI) Could Be Positioned for a Slump - Nasdaq - August 17 at 2:38 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Mercadolibre Inc. - August 12 at 4:56 AM logoRelative Strength Alert For MercadoLibre - Nasdaq - August 11 at 6:27 AM logoMercadoLibre Falls 2%: Free Shipping Pain, JPM Says - August 10 at 5:04 AM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Amazon’s Net Sales Surged 24.9% - August 8 at 11:41 PM logoMercadolibre (MELI) Misses on Q2 Earnings, Beats Revenues - August 8 at 11:41 PM logoWhy MercadoLibre's Second-Quarter Profit Problem Is Probably Just a Hiccup - August 8 at 11:41 PM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MELI-US : August 7, 2017 - August 7 at 7:56 PM



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