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An online trading company which focused on enabling e-commerce and its related services.
eBay in latin america. Good market share. Country risk.
This is the Amazon/Ebay of Latin America. It may be volatile, but I think that over the long term this company is going to outperform in a big way.
The middle class is coming! First-mover advantage is proving to be a big deal for the ecommerce king of Latin America and that eBay still holds 18.5% of the shares is very telling indeed. Many ways to make their money and the model is working. Gotta be long this stock.
MercadoLibre works superbly on a free-market model growing in six Latin American countries. Intelligently, the company entered into a strategic alliance with eBay to keep one of the biggest players at bay. MercadoLibre has done very well in terms of both revenue and earnings in past seven years, including the recession years. The revenue stream is also diversified. The Internet penetration in Latin American countries is still less than 50% on average. Rising disposable income and a growing middle class provide huge scope of growth. The ROIC and net profit margin for the past five years have been 33% and 25%, respectively. So it can afford aggressive marketing if, in the future, new players enter the market. And there is a bonus: It pays small dividend! In spite of such an outstanding performance, the company is trading relatively cheap.
A bet on the economic growth of Central and South America.
Worth re-upping on this dip. Currency fluctuations come and go, the business is here to stay.
Growth opportunities in South America. Once their economies recover a bit, this stock will start to move up.
Latin America's e-bay. Top dog in industry. Excellent LTD/equity = 0.03, steady revenue growth, steady dividend increase. Victim of temporary capital flight from emerging markets. ~30% off high because of emerging market fears. Excellent chance to take advantage of emerging market fears. Invest while others are fearful.
The worst is priced into the stock.
Exchange rates have given us a discount on this growing company that continues to thrive.
MELI is sitting in a space without much competition and will continue to grow. The stock is primarily depressed on worries of currency fluctuation.
Why didn't I pick this company years ago when it was $15? This has tremendous potential over the next 20 years and I believe eBay still owns 19.5% of the company which should help future growth. Now I have to buy less shares at $95 per share. With proper guidance and management which I hope they do have, there is every reason to believe they will be huge in the future. Same thesis for PSMT by the way.
Stock is another eBay. Underperforming big time Not bad company.
A great business in a rapidly growing region of the world.
I missed eBay... not going to miss this one.
We've seen this play out before with eBay. Two great businesses here with low debt, very little capital expenditures and a well known brand.
near monopoly position; growth thru increased internet access in L.A.; temp drop due to currency valuation
MercadoLibre keeps getting referred to as "the Ebay of Latin America".Just in case "they" are right, I ran a comparison of MELI with EBAY. I assumed MELI would mimic EBAY in as many ways as possible. Then I compared its valuation to its current market cap.Long story short, MELI's valuation would be worth $23 billion once mature --- or roughly $518 per share. At today's price of $110, that's a boatload of upside.Whether or not the prognostication is accurate, the message was clear that this stock should continue to be en fuego. Outperform.____________________________________________________http://boards.fool.com/1069/breakout-30862960.aspx?sort=whole#30863332(9/9/2013 on the RB boards)This was kind of an interesting article that I reference just to keep things in perspective:http://pulsosocial.com/en/2013/08/01/e-commerce-in-latin-ame...- e-commerce in Latin America (as a whole) will be approximately $69 billion this year- e-commerce in the US will be approximately $200 billion this yearEBAY has a similar business model as MELI and sports a market cap today of $68 billion. The total e-commerce market in Latin America is roughly 1/3 that of the US.IF MELI were to find a way to become "the EBAY of Latin America" (everyone's favorite saying these days) and mimic EBAY's operations in every way possible (% share of the total e-commerce market, % margins, etc), they could expect their fundamentals to be roughly 1/3 of EBAY's as well. Or, said another way, their top and bottom lines would be 1/3 as large.And if the market applied the same valuation to MELI's fundamentals as they do to EBAY's, MELI could have a market cap ~ $23 billion (1/3 * $68b).Based on today's market cap of $5.7b, that would imply a 300% upside -- or a potential price of $518 per MELI share.I know that this analysis is simplistic and inherently flawed. And I'm happy to hear any thoughts/opinions/outspoken verbal attacks about my assumptions (one of the largest being that MELI could sell to all of Latin America). But my bottom line is that if MercadoLibre can continue to grow, the Latin American e-commerce market can support plenty of upside for them. $128/share could seem like nothing, a few years down the road.-SimonLong MELI
Last quarter was a good one. Currency fluctuations make results look funky. Will continue to perform well in the future particularly with recovering world economy
As Latin America continues to rise in wealth and computer acess, Mercado Libre reaps the rewards of wide-moat sector leadership in both South and Central America..
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