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: $12.66 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 44,157,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $269.77
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $233.73
  • 52 Week Range: $148.71 - $297.95
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 81.67
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 45.64
  • P/E Growth: 1.85
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $960.69 million
  • Price / Sales: 13.18
  • Book Value: $10.92 per share
  • Price / Book: 26.25
  • Annual Dividend: $0.60
  • Dividend Yield: 0.2%
  • EBIDTA: $259.37 million
  • Net Margins: 16.10%
  • Return on Equity: 41.12%
  • Return on Assets: 13.09%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.63%
  • Current Ratio: 1.48%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.48%
  • Average Volume: 652,516 shs.
  • Beta: 2.02
  • Short Ratio: 2.55
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. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid 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 earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.32. The company earned $273.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $247.85 million. MercadoLibre had a return on equity of 41.12% and a net margin of 16.10%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 73.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.68 earnings per share. 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?

12 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for MercadoLibre's stock. Their predictions range from $147.00 to $330.00. On average, they expect MercadoLibre's stock price to reach $260.83 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. " (6/27/2017)
  • 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

Who owns MercadoLibre stock?

MercadoLibre's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.79%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.38%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.38%), Spark Investment Management LLC (0.08%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.05%) and US Bancorp DE (0.04%). 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 Russell Investments Group Ltd., Shell Asset Management Co., US Bancorp DE, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Reliance Trust Co. of Delaware, Parametrica Management Ltd, Pillar Pacific Capital Management LLC and Howland Capital Management LLC. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, APG Asset Management N.V., Strs Ohio, ING Groep NV and CIBC Asset Management Inc. 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.

What is MercadoLibre's stock price today?

One share of MercadoLibre stock can currently be purchased for approximately $286.64.

MarketBeat Community Rating for MercadoLibre (NASDAQ MELI)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  230 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  262 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  492
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, 6 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $260.83 (9.00% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/19/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetOverweight$300.00 -> $290.00LowView 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
6/13/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$309.00 -> $290.00HighView Rating Details
5/25/2017Bank of America CorporationBoost Price TargetBuy$300.00 -> $330.00MediumView Rating Details
5/16/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$296.24 -> $300.00MediumView Rating Details
5/9/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingNeutral$213.00 -> $275.00MediumView 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
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 7/28/2015 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: $4.65 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.28 EPS


Current Dividend Information for MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)
Most Recent Dividend:7/17/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.60
Dividend Yield:0.21%
Payout Ratio:17.14% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
12.90% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
9.55% (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: 91.81%
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: The Next Amazon Of Latin America - Seeking Alpha - July 26 at 4:57 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MELI) : July 25, 2017 - July 25 at 11:55 PM logoETFs with exposure to MercadoLibre, Inc. : July 24, 2017 - July 24 at 6:40 PM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) Price Target Lowered to $290.00 at Barclays PLC - July 19 at 2:34 PM logoFool Mailbag: What's to Stop Amazon From Crushing MercadoLibre? - July 18 at 11:18 PM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Upgraded at BidaskClub - July 16 at 11:26 PM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $299.15 Million - July 15 at 8:42 AM logoETFs with exposure to MercadoLibre, Inc. : July 14, 2017 - July 15 at 6:24 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MELI-US : July 13, 2017 - July 14 at 6:24 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Rating Reiterated by Piper Jaffray Companies - July 13 at 4:53 PM logo Analysts Expect MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Will Post Earnings of $1.08 Per Share - July 13 at 2:17 PM logoMercadolibre to debut lending, logistics services in Brazil - July 12 at 3:26 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Receives "Buy" Rating from Credit Suisse Group - July 8 at 11:44 AM logoDon't Be Scared Off By MercadoLibre's Pricey Valuation - July 7 at 7:22 AM logoTwo Big Signs MercadoLibre Isn't Done Growing - July 3 at 8:14 PM logoETFs with exposure to MercadoLibre, Inc. : July 3, 2017 - July 3 at 8:14 PM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - July 3 at 11:13 AM logoVietnam Exports Surge, GDP Grows: ETFs In Focus - July 2 at 6:49 PM logoIs MercadoLibre Amazon-Proof? - July 2 at 6:49 PM logoInvestors, Don't Expect MercadoLibre's Results to Be Predictable - July 2 at 6:49 PM logoWhy MercadoLibre Isn't Your Average Tech Stock - July 1 at 8:09 PM logoWhere MercadoLibre Operates - Motley Fool - July 1 at 1:02 AM logoWhere MercadoLibre Operates - July 1 at 1:02 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MELI-US : June 28, 2017 - June 28 at 8:12 PM logoBidaskClub Downgrades MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) to Hold - June 28 at 5:38 PM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 28, 2017 - Nasdaq - June 28 at 8:52 AM logoMercadoLibre's (MELI) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup Inc. - June 23 at 9:06 AM logoETFs with exposure to MercadoLibre, Inc. : June 22, 2017 - June 23 at 7:58 AM logoLiberty Interactive Corporation (LVNTA) versus MercadoLibre (MELI) Financial Contrast - June 22 at 12:20 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. :MELI-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : June 21, 2017 - June 21 at 7:38 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $291.96 Million - June 21 at 9:54 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) to Post $1.08 EPS - June 19 at 2:08 PM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) Price Target Raised to $263.45 at Citigroup Inc. - June 19 at 9:20 AM logoGoldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) Downgrades MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) to Neutral - June 18 at 6:20 PM logoCan Mercadolibre (MELI) Keep the Earnings Streak Alive This Quarter? - June 16 at 7:39 AM logoMercadoLibre (MELI) to Replace Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) in NASDAQ 100 (QQQ) on June 19 - - June 12 at 3:51 PM logoMercadoLibre, Chico's FAS, Snap and Facebook highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day - June 12 at 3:51 PM logoBull of the Day: MercadoLibre (MELI) - June 12 at 9:21 AM logoMercadoLibre, Inc. to Join the NASDAQ-100 Index Beginning June 19, 2017 - GlobeNewswire (press release) - June 9 at 11:43 PM logoCompany to Join the NASDAQ-100 Index Beginning June 19, 2017 - June 9 at 11:43 PM logoMercadolibre Inc (MELI) Rating Reiterated by Barclays PLC - June 9 at 9:32 PM logoMercadolibre Inc (MELI) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - June 6 at 10:32 AM logoCredit Suisse Group AG Increases Mercadolibre Inc (MELI) Price Target to $290.00 - May 29 at 11:13 AM 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



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