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An online trading company which focused on enabling e-commerce and its related services.
An interesting business, in alliance with ebay and in a region with lots of potential growth, I think MELI should be a good stock to invest in...
As the US dollar and equity markets gets stronger, the international markets begin to look more appealing. This is my favorite in the Latin America market.
Dominant position in the South American e-commerce market. Visionary and very experienced leadership at the helm. The company's payment and shipping solutions make its network effect all the stronger and will help thwart efforts of new or outside competitors attempting to enter the region. MercadoLibre is also making a lot of headway boosting its presence in mobile. I think there's a good reason eBay chose to invest in MercadoLibre (owning 18.4% of the company) rather than directly compete with it. Overall cash flow and free cash flow production are very much positive and continue to rise each year. This enables the company to invest in product development, acquisitions, and even pay a small dividend. There are a lot of factors to like with MercadoLibre. The stock will be volatile in the short term thanks to macro/currency issues, but so long as cash flow and its core business continues to grow the stock will eventually follow over the long haul. Outperform.
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
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