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MercadoLibre (MercadoLibre) Debt-to-EBITDA : 1.96 (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is MercadoLibre Debt-to-EBITDA?

Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

MercadoLibre's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $2,409 Mil. MercadoLibre's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $2,877 Mil. MercadoLibre's annualized EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $2,692 Mil. MercadoLibre's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 1.96.

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt. According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.

The historical rank and industry rank for MercadoLibre's Debt-to-EBITDA or its related term are showing as below:

MELI' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31   Med: 3.32   Max: 31.84
Current: 2.04

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-EBITDA Ratio of MercadoLibre was 31.84. The lowest was 1.31. And the median was 3.32.

MELI's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked better than
59% of 844 companies
in the Retail - Cyclical industry
Industry Median: 2.595 vs MELI: 2.04

MercadoLibre Debt-to-EBITDA Historical Data

The historical data trend for MercadoLibre's Debt-to-EBITDA 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.

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MercadoLibre Debt-to-EBITDA Chart

MercadoLibre Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Debt-to-EBITDA
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 31.84 5.83 5.91 3.60 2.17

MercadoLibre Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Debt-to-EBITDA Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 2.88 2.00 1.69 2.99 1.96

Competitive Comparison of MercadoLibre's Debt-to-EBITDA

For the Internet Retail subindustry, MercadoLibre's Debt-to-EBITDA, along with its competitors' market caps and Debt-to-EBITDA 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's Debt-to-EBITDA Distribution in the Retail - Cyclical Industry

For the Retail - Cyclical industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, MercadoLibre's Debt-to-EBITDA distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where MercadoLibre's Debt-to-EBITDA falls into.



MercadoLibre Debt-to-EBITDA Calculation

Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

MercadoLibre's Debt-to-EBITDA for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(2458 + 2875) / 2455
=2.17

MercadoLibre's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(2409 + 2877) / 2692
=1.96

* 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.

In the calculation of annual Debt-to-EBITDA, the EBITDA of the last fiscal year is used. In calculating the annualized quarterly data, the EBITDA data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) EBITDA data.


MercadoLibre  (NAS:MELI) Debt-to-EBITDA Explanation

In the calculation of Debt-to-EBITDA, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by EBITDA. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt.

According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.


MercadoLibre Debt-to-EBITDA Related Terms

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MercadoLibre (MercadoLibre) Business Description

Address
WTC Free Zone, Dr. Luis Bonavita 1294, Of. 1733, Tower II, Montevideo, URY, 11300
MercadoLibre runs the largest e-commerce marketplace in Latin America, connecting a network of more than 148 million active users and 1 million active sellers as of the end of 2022 across an 18-country footprint. The company also operates a host of complementary businesses, with shipping solutions (Mercado Envios), a payment and financing operation (Mercado Pago and Mercado Credito), advertisements (Mercado Clics), classifieds, and a turnkey e-commerce solution (Mercado Shops) rounding out its arsenal. MercadoLibre generates revenue from final value fees, advertising royalties, payment processing, insertion fees, subscription fees, and interest income from consumer and small-business lending.
Executives
De La Serna Juan Martin officer: Executive VP Corporate Affairs AV. PTE. PERON 2375, LOTE MN04, PILAR, BUENOS AIRES C1 1629
Emiliano Calemzuk director C/O MERCADOLIBRE, INC., TRONADOR 4890, 8TH FLOOR, BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430DNN
Petroni Merhy Andrea Mayumi director HOUSE B, 32 STANLEY VILLAGE ROAD, STANLEY K3 000000
Marcelo Melamud officer: V. P. Chief Accounting Officer TRONADOR 4890, 8TH FLOOR, BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430DNN
Richard A Sanders director 80 PALL MALL, LONDON X0 SW1Y 5ES
Ariel Szarfsztejn officer: Executive VP - Commerce POSTA 4789, 6TH FLOOR, BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430CRG
Henrique Vasoncelos Dubugras director 1000 LAUREL WAY, BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210
Alejandro Nicolas Aguzin director ARIAS 3751, 7TH FLOOR, BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430DNN
Meyer Malka director 364 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, PALO ALTO CA 94301
Roberto Balls Sallouti director ARIAS 3751, 7TH FLOOR, BUENOS AIRES C1 C1 C1430CRG
Stelleo Tolda officer: Country Manager Brazil C/O MERCADOLIBRE, INC., TRONADOR 4890, 8TH FLOOR, BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430DNN
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Daniel Rabinovich officer: VP-Chief Technology Officer ARIAS 3751, 7TH FLOOR, BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430CRG
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Pedro Arnt officer: Executive VP and CFO ARIAS 3751, 7TH FLOOR, BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430CRG