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MercadoLibre (MercadoLibre) Operating Margin % : 12.19% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is MercadoLibre Operating Margin %?

Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. MercadoLibre's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $528 Mil. MercadoLibre's Revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $4,333 Mil. Therefore, MercadoLibre's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 12.19%.

The historical rank and industry rank for MercadoLibre's Operating Margin % or its related term are showing as below:

MELI' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.67   Med: 10.86   Max: 30.54
Current: 12.75


MELI's Operating Margin % is ranked better than
85.8% of 1106 companies
in the Retail - Cyclical industry
Industry Median: 3.635 vs MELI: 12.75

MercadoLibre's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 0.00% per year.

MercadoLibre's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $528 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $2,011 Mil.


MercadoLibre Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for MercadoLibre's Operating Margin % 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 Operating Margin % Chart

MercadoLibre Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Operating Margin %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -6.67 3.22 6.24 9.81 12.60

MercadoLibre Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Operating Margin % 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 13.12 16.34 18.22 5.63 12.19

Competitive Comparison of MercadoLibre's Operating Margin %

For the Internet Retail subindustry, MercadoLibre's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % 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 Operating Margin % Distribution in the Retail - Cyclical Industry

For the Retail - Cyclical industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, MercadoLibre's Operating Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where MercadoLibre's Operating Margin % falls into.



MercadoLibre Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

MercadoLibre's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2023 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2023 )
=1823 / 14473
=12.60 %

MercadoLibre's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2024 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=528 / 4333
=12.19 %

* 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.


MercadoLibre  (NAS:MELI) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

Operating Margin % can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin % may decline. Often the Operating Margin % declines well before the company's Revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin % had already been in decline since 2002, although its Earnings per Share (Diluted) were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin % would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

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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
A Michael Spence director 121 INNOVATION DR STE 200, IRVINE CA 92612
Pedro Arnt officer: Executive VP and CFO ARIAS 3751, 7TH FLOOR, BUENOS AIRES C1 C1430CRG