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MercadoLibre (MercadoLibre) Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % : 22.49% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is MercadoLibre Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %?

Yacktman defines forward rate of return as the normalized free cash flow yield plus real growth plus inflation. MercadoLibre's forward rate of return for was 22.49%.

The historical rank and industry rank for MercadoLibre's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % or its related term are showing as below:

MELI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.88   Med: 17.48   Max: 22.77
Current: 22.21

During the past 13 years, MercadoLibre's highest Forward Rate of Return was 22.77. The lowest was -14.88. And the median was 17.48.

MELI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked better than
71.99% of 757 companies
in the Retail - Cyclical industry
Industry Median: 14.13 vs MELI: 22.21

Unlike the Earnings Yield %, the Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past seven years, and considers growth. The forward rate of return can be thought of as the return that investors buying the stock today can expect from it in the future.


MercadoLibre Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Historical Data

The historical data trend for MercadoLibre's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 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 Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Chart

MercadoLibre Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %
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MercadoLibre Quarterly Data
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Competitive Comparison of MercadoLibre's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %

For the Internet Retail subindustry, MercadoLibre's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %, along with its competitors' market caps and Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 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 Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Distribution in the Retail - Cyclical Industry

For the Retail - Cyclical industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, MercadoLibre's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where MercadoLibre's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % falls into.



MercadoLibre Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Calculation

Forward Rate of Return is a concept that Don Yacktman uses in his investment approach. Yacktman explained the forward rate of return concept in detail in his interview with GuruFocus. Yacktman defines forward rate of return as the normalized free cash flow yield plus real growth plus inflation. He said in the interview (March 2012, when the S&P 500 was at about 1400):

If the business is stable, this calculation is fairly straightforward. For instance, on the S&P 500 we would normalize earnings. We would then calculate what percentage of those earnings are not reinvested in the underlying businesses and are therefore free. Historically, for the S&P 500, this has been just under 50% of earnings. Currently, we expect the S&P to earn about 70 on a normalized basis, a number which is far below reported earnings due to our adjusting for record high profit margins. $70 X ½ / 1400 gives you a normalized free cash flow yield of approximately 2.5%.

The historical real growth rate of the S&P 500 (companies) is about 1.5%. Assuming an inflation rate of 2.5%, the forward rate of return on an investment in the S&P 500 is about 6.5% today (2.5% free cash flow yield plus 1.5% real growth plus 2.5% inflation).

MercadoLibre's Forward Rate of Return of Mar. 2024 is

Forward Rate of Return=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=37.63009524/1511.96+0.2
=22.49 %

* 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) Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Explanation

Unlike the Earnings Yield, the Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past five years, and considers growth. The forward rate of return can be thought of as the return that investors buying the stock today can expect from it in the future.

For the growth part of the Forward Rate of Return calculation, GuruFocus uses the 5-year average growth rate of EBITDA per share as the growth rate, and the growth rate is always capped at 20%. For the Free Cash Flow we use per share data averaged over five years. The reason we use five years is to make it comparable to the growth rate.


Be Aware

In the Forward Rate of Return calculation, the growth rate is added directly to today's free cash flow yield. Therefore the calculation is reliable only if the company can grow at the same rate in the future as it did in the past. Investors should pay close attention to this when researching growth stocks. A more accurate measurement for return is Return on Capital.


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MercadoLibre (MercadoLibre) Business Description

Industry
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