Why MercadoLibre Is Ready to Rebound

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Latin American online auction operator MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at MercadoLibre, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

MercadoLibre facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Buenos Aires, Argentina (1999)

Market Cap

$3.7 billion

Industry

Internet software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$356.3 million

Management

Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Marcos Galperin

CFO Pedro Arnt

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

38.4%

Cash/Debt

$177.6 million / $199.7 thousand

Dividend Yield

0.5%

Competitors

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN  )

eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,160 members who have rated MercadoLibre believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, wealthwiser, touched on the tailwinds working in MercadoLibre's favor:

Key player in online shopping in fast growing [Latin American] market. eBay of [Latin America], with eBay owning [18%] . Countries like [B]razil have a large population with a fast growing middle class and relatively low Internet penetration. So lots of room for growth.

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