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How to buy MercadoLibre (MELI) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in MercadoLibre stocks.

MercadoLibre is an internet retail business based in the US. MercadoLibre stocks (MELI.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $717.31 – an increase of 9.23% over the previous week. MercadoLibre employs 29,957 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7.9 billion.

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MercadoLibre stock price (NASDAQ:MELI)

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MercadoLibre shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-28.
Latest market close$717.31
52-week range$600.68 - $1,970.13
50-day moving average $830.06
200-day moving average $1,183.77
Wall St. target price$1,405.22
PE ratio 196.4695
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.65

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Is it a good time to buy MercadoLibre stock?

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MercadoLibre price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $717.31 from 2022-06-27

1 week (2022-06-22) 5.89%
1 month (2022-05-25) N/A
3 months (2022-03-29) -42.91%
6 months (2021-12-29) -45.80%
1 year (2021-06-29) -54.69%
2 years (2020-06-29) -26.87%
3 years (2019-06-28) 17.25%
5 years (2017-06-28) 173.46%

Is MercadoLibre under- or over-valued?

Valuing MercadoLibre stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of MercadoLibre's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

MercadoLibre's P/E ratio

MercadoLibre's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 196x. In other words, MercadoLibre shares trade at around 196x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

MercadoLibre's PEG ratio

MercadoLibre's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0595. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into MercadoLibre's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

MercadoLibre's EBITDA

MercadoLibre's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $747.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a MercadoLibre's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

MercadoLibre financials

Revenue TTM $7.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.26%
Gross profit TTM $3.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.83%
Return on equity TTM 23.39%
Profit margin 2.3%
Book value $31.54
Market capitalisation $36.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

MercadoLibre share dividends

We're not expecting MercadoLibre to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

MercadoLibre share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MercadoLibre's shares have ranged in value from as little as $600.68 up to $1970.13. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MELI.US volatility(beta: 1.57)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while MercadoLibre's is 1.5721. This would suggest that MercadoLibre's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

MercadoLibre overview

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 list merchandise and conduct sales and purchases online; and Mercado Pago 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, as well as allows users to transfer money through their websites or on the apps. The company also offers Mercado Fondo that allows users to invest funds deposited in their Mercado Pago accounts; Mercado Credito, which extends loans to certain merchants and consumers; and Mercado Envios logistics solution that enables sellers on its platform to utilize third-party carriers and other logistics service providers, as well as fulfillment and warehousing services for sellers. In addition, it provides Mercado Libre Classifieds, an online classified listing service, where users can list and purchase motor vehicles, real estate, and services; Mercado Libre Ads, an advertising platform, which enables large retailers and brands to promote their products and services on the Internet; and Mercado Shops, an online storefronts solution that enables users to set-up, manage, and promote their own digital stores. MercadoLibre, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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