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MercadoLibre Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)

: -5.89 (As of Sep. 2021)
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In 1986 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter, Warren Buffett defined owner earnings as follows:

"These represent (a) reported earnings plus (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization, and certain other non-cash charges...less (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment, etc. that the business requires to fully maintain its long-term competitive position and its unit volume (If the business requires additional working capital to maintain its competitive position and unit volume, the increment also should be included in (c))...Our owner-earnings equation does not yield the deceptively precise figures provided by GAAP, since (c) must be a guess - and one sometimes very difficult to make. Despite this problem, we consider the owner earnings figure, not the GAAP figure, to be the relevant item for valuation purposes - both for investors in buying stocks and for managers in buying entire businesses...All of this points up the absurdity of the 'cash flow' numbers that are often set forth in Wall Street reports. These numbers routinely include (a) plus (b) - but do not subtract (c)."

MercadoLibre's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $-5.89. It's Price-to-Owner-Earnings ratio for today is 0.


The historical rank and industry rank for MercadoLibre's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) or its related term are showing as below:


During the past 13 years, the highest Price-to-Owner-Earnings ratio of MercadoLibre was 1589.19. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 59.89.



MercadoLibre's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $1.92. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $1.59. It's PE Ratio ratio for today is 791.64.

MercadoLibre's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $1.92. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $1.59. It's PE Ratio without NRI ratio for today is 791.64.


MercadoLibre Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Historical Data

The historical data trend for MercadoLibre's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

MercadoLibre Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.95 0.88 2.70 4.04 14.45

MercadoLibre Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 14.05 14.45 8.05 -1.65 -5.89

Competitive Comparison

For the Internet Retail subindustry, MercadoLibre's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM), along with its competitors' market caps and Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

MercadoLibre Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Distribution

For the Retail - Cyclical industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, MercadoLibre's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where MercadoLibre's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) falls into.



MercadoLibre Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Calculation

In 1986 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter, Warren Buffett defined owner earnings as follows:

"These represent (a) reported earnings plus (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization, and certain other non-cash charges...less (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment, etc. that the business requires to fully maintain its long-term competitive position and its unit volume. (If the business requires additional working capital to maintain its competitive position and unit volume, the increment also should be included in (c))...Our owner-earnings equation does not yield the deceptively precise figures provided by GAAP, since (c) must be a guess - and one sometimes very difficult to make. Despite this problem, we consider the owner earnings figure, not the GAAP figure, to be the relevant item for valuation purposes - both for investors in buying stocks and for managers in buying entire businesses...All of this points up the absurdity of the 'cash flow' numbers that are often set forth in Wall Street reports. These numbers routinely include (a) plus (b) - but do not subtract (c)."

To make it simple, then you will have:

Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) = (Net Income + Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization + Change In Deferred Tax - 5Y Average of Maintenance Capital Expenditure + Change In Working Capital) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)

MercadoLibre's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Calculation:

TTM / Last Quarter Average of Last 20 Quarters
Net Income 79
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization 169
Change In Deferred Tax 7
5Y Average of Maintenance Capital Expenditure 149
Change In Working Capital -398
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 50

1. Start with "Net Income" from income statement. MercadoLibre's Net Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $79 Mil.

2. "Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization" is from cashflow statement. MercadoLibre's Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $169 Mil. This needs to be added back because company does not actually need to pay cash for it. It is a non-cash item.

3. Other non-cash charges usually include "Stock Based Compensation" and "Change In Deferred Tax":
However, to be conservative, GuruFocus will not add Stock Based Compensation back to net income. MercadoLibre's Change In Deferred Tax for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $7 Mil.

4. Average maintenance capital expenditure over a business/industry cycle: 5-Year Average Maintenance Capital Expenditure = $149 Mil

It is usually best to take a long-term average of maintenance capital expenditure. Ideally this would be as long as 10 years and include at least one economic downturn. However, since many companies do not have as long as 10-year history, here GuruFocus uses the latest 5 years data to do the calculation. To smooth out unusual years but reflect recent developments, we take an average of the 5 year maintenance capital expenditure.

The following shows how to get maintenance capital expenditure.

First, calculate the revenue change regarding to the previous year. If the revenue decreased from the previous year, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
Second, if the revenue increased from the previous year, then calculate the percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue.
Growth Capital Expenditure = Percentage of Property, Plant and Equipment as of corresponding Revenue * Revenue Increase
Third, calculate Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure.
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure] was negative, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure] was positive, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure.
Fourth, get the average of the 5 years maintenance capital expenditure.

MercadoLibre's 5-Year Average Maintenance Capital Expenditure = $149 Mil

5. "Change In Working Capital" is from cashflow statement. MercadoLibre's Change In Working Capital for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $-398 Mil.
Note: GuruFocus' Change in Working Capital is provided by Morningstar. It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement from original financial report. And sometimes it includes non-current parts of assets and liabilities.

6. MercadoLibre's Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) for the months ended in Sep. 2021 was 49.597 Mil.

MercadoLibre's Onwer Earnings Per Share for Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
=( Net Income+Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization+Change In Deferred Tax
=( 78.828 +169.317+6.553
-5Y Avg of Maintenance CAPEX+Change In Working Capital )/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
-148.73717497157+-398.21)/49.597
=-5.89

Price-to-Owner-Earnings=Current Price/Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
=1258.71/-5.89
=0

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Assumption: Companies usually do not report maintenance capital expenditures and growth capital expenditures separately. Here we use estimated numbers and average them over 5 years. The method to estimate maintenance capital expenditures can be found in above part 4.

Note: GuruFocus' Change In Working Capital is provided by Morningstar. It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement from original financial report. And it includes non-current parts of assets and liabilities.


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MercadoLibre Business Description

MercadoLibre logo
Industry
Consumer Cyclical » Retail - Cyclical NAICS : 454110 SIC : 5961
Address
Pasaje Posta 4789, 6th Floor, Buenos Aires, ARG, C1430EKG
Founded in 1999, MercadoLibre's commerce segment (representing 64% of net revenue in 2020) includes online marketplaces in more than a dozen Latin American countries, display and paid search advertising capabilities (MercadoClics), online store management services (MercadoShops), and third-party logistics solutions (MercadoEnvios). Its fintech segment includes an online/offline payment-processing platform (MercadoPago), mobile wallet platform, credit solutions for buyers/sellers, and asset management offerings (Mercado Fondo). The company derives more than 95% of its revenue from Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico.
Executives
Aguzin Alejandro Nicolas director ARIAS 3751, 7TH FLOOR BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430DNN
Calemzuk Emiliano director C/O MERCADOLIBRE, INC. TRONADOR 4890, 8TH FLOOR BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430DNN
Segal Susan director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: SEGAL SUSAN a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Vazquez Mario director TRONADOR 4890, 8TH FLOOR BUENOS AIRES C1 430DNN
Malka Meyer director C/O MERCADOLIBRE, INC. ARIAS 3751, 7TH FLOOR BUENOS AIRES C1 C1C1430CRG
Sallouti Roberto Balls director ARIAS 3751, 7TH FLOOR BUENOS AIRES C1 C1 C1430CRG
Galperin Marcos director, officer: President and CEO C/O MERCADOLIBRE, INC. TRONADOR 4890, 8TH FLOOR BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430DNN
Tolda Stelleo officer: Executive VP and COO C/O MERCADOLIBRE, INC. TRONADOR 4890, 8TH FLOOR BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430DNN
Ebay Inc 10 percent owner 2025 HAMILTON AVENUE SAN JOSE CA 95125
Rabinovich Daniel officer: EVP-Chief Technology Officer ARIAS 3751, 7TH FLOOR BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430CRG
Melamud Marcelo officer: VP - Chief Accounting Officer TRONADOR 4890, 8TH FLOOR BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430DNN
Spence A Michael director 121 INNOVATION DR STE 200 IRVINE CA 92612
Arnt Pedro officer: Executive VP and CFO ARIAS 3751, 7TH FLOOR BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430CRG
Osvaldo Gimenez officer: Executive VP - Payments TRONADOR 4890, 8TH FLOOR BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430DNN
Olivan Javier director 62 RIDGE VIEW DRIVE ATHERTON X1 94027

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