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Global technology platform and digital payments leader PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced fourth quarter and full year results for the period ended December 31, 2019.
Many investors, including Paul Tudor Jones or Stan Druckenmiller, have been saying before last year's Q4 market crash that the stock market is overvalued due to a low interest rate environment that leads to companies swapping their equity for debt and focusing mostly on short-term performance such as beating the quarterly earnings estimates. In the […]
We are still in an overall bull market and many stocks that smart money investors were piling into surged through November 22nd. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 52% and 49% respectively. Hedge funds' top 3 stock picks returned 39.1% this year and beat the S&P […]
Which stocks are investors thankful for? The answer is clear: massive growth stocks. This is because these names demonstrate the potential for plenty of share price growth. We don’t just mean in the short-term. No, we’re talking over the course of the next few years. However, no one said finding these stocks with stellar growth prospects was going to be easy. At the end of the day, any investment is accompanied by some degree of risk, with no sure-fire way to predict which names will come out on top. So what’s an investor supposed to do?One option is to take advantage of TipRanks.com. The platform’s wealth of market data arms investors with the information they need to see the bigger picture. During our own search, we used the platform to zero in on 3 stocks primed to outperform the market in the coming year and beyond.Let’s dive right in. Mercadolibre, Inc. (MELI)Mercadolibre was developed as an online marketplace for consumers in Latin American countries, with it now expanding its services to cater to the region’s under-banked community through its digital payments system, Mercado Pago. Given that $13.4 billion worth of goods are sold on the marketplace as well as its 93% year-to-date climb, it’s no wonder Wall Street is intrigued. After its third quarter earnings release, its growth story sounds even more promising. In terms of total payment volume (TPV), MELI flew past the $7.2 billion consensus estimate, with the figure coming in at $7.6 billion. In local currency, this amounts to a 190% increase for off-platform and a whopping 300% gain for digital wallet. On top of this, the company was able to add 1.6 million active payers. That being said, the postal strike in Brazil did take a toll on gross merchandise volume (GMV) by $35 million. In spite of this obstacle, GMV still gained 37%, up from 33% in Q2. While some expressed concern regarding its realized EBITDA margins of -9%, J.P. Morgan analyst Andre Baggio notes that this is a result of MELI’s investment back into the business. “Most of the year-over-year pressure came from a 9pp increase in branding initiatives inside marketing expenditure, which is not used to boost short-term results but rather to help build a stronger brand for the future. On top of marketing, MELI is also investing more in fulfillment and credit,” he commented.The four-star analyst added, “We see MELI as very well positioned in the Latin American e-commerce and Fintech environments.” To this end, he kept his Overweight rating while reducing the price target from $750 to $700. Even at this lower target, Baggio thinks shares could surge 24% over the next twelve months. (To watch Baggio’s track record, click here)Similarly, other Wall Street analysts have been impressed by MELI. It earns a ‘Strong Buy’ consensus rating thanks to the 7 Buys and 1 Hold assigned in the last three months. In addition, the average price target of $692 implies 22% upside potential. (See Mercadolibre stock analysis on TipRanks) JD.com, Inc. (JD)The Chinese e-commerce company just posted an earnings beat of monster proportions. As a result, several members of the Street believe that now is the time to add JD (up 53% year-to-date) to your shopping cart.To kick off its third quarter earnings announcement, JD reported that revenue had grown at its fastest rate since Q2 2018, up 29% year-over-year. Not to mention even with the intense competition it faces in the space, annual active users increased by 13 million, with the new total landing at 334 million, and monthly active users were up 36%. Credit Suisse’s Tina Long argues that JD’s focus on gaining users from “lower-tier” cities could drive this figure to further accelerate. She cites the fact that “(1) 70% of new users are from lower-tier cities; (2) Order and GMV growth in lower-tier cities was the highest in the past six quarters; (3) It performed particularly strongly in large ticket sized items like electronics & home appliances. Avg. ticket size in lower-tier cities was Rmb200, higher than peers” to back up this conclusion. As a result, she maintained her bullish call and bumped up the price target from $41.40 to $43.50, suggesting 36% upside potential. (To watch Long’s track record, click here)Meanwhile, Alex Yao of J.P. Morgan reminds investors that the year-over-year decline in GPM and weak net margin guidance don’t impact the strong profit growth outlook. “We suggest investors focus on profit growth: 1) the GPM YoY decline in 3Q19 didn’t affect the solid OPM YoY improvement (2.2% from 0.6%); 2) higher revenue growth can also lead to solid profit growth even if JD sacrifices discretionary profit; and 3) acquiring more new buyers is positive for longer-term upside,” he explained. This prompted the four-star analyst to stay with the bulls, boosting the price target by $1 to $43. (To watch Yao’s track record, click here)When it comes to the rest of the Street, the consensus is split right down the middle. 3 Buys and 3 Holds add up to a ‘Moderate Buy’. Based on the $39 average price target, the potential twelve-month gain is 23%. (See JD.com stock analysis on TipRanks) Yandex N.V. (YNDX)Yandex is a Russian internet and technology company that operates a popular search engine. On the heels of its announcement that it will be updating its corporate governance, some analysts are standing firmly behind YNDX, stating that the company’s 48% year-to-date growth is just the beginning. In order to align its corporate governance with country interests, the Priority Share, which is currently held by Sberbank, will get more rights and will be held by the Public Interest Foundation (PIF). The PIF is set to be governed by a board of 11 directors, including members from the five top Russian universities, three non-governmental institutions and the company’s three representatives. These new rights include the option to prevent a single entity from accumulating economic or voting interests in Yandex of 10% or more, down from the current 25% level, to make binding nominations for two members of the board, to temporarily replace the General Director of the Russian subsidiary and appoint the Interim General Director in special cases and Class A shareholders will be assigned with additional rights, including a requirement to get an approval from them for certain material transactions. Founder and CEO Arkady Volozh will also see his stake be moved to a family trust, with shares no longer being converted into Class A upon his death.UBS analyst Ulyana Lenvalskaya sees the changes as a good thing for YNDX shares. “We think the proposed changes i) address the single-man risk/outline a clear succession plan and ii) create a new layer of Russian IP and data protection; as a result recently intensified regulatory pressure on Yandex is likely to diminish, we believe,” she noted. Bearing this in mind, she reiterated her Buy rating and $54.30 price target. This conveys her confidence in YNDX’s ability to rise 34% in the next twelve months. (To watch Lenvalskaya’s track record, click here) Looking at the consensus breakdown, 2 Buys published in the last three months compared to no Holds or Sells amount to a ‘Moderate Buy’. Its $52 average price target also implies 29% upside potential. (See Yandex stock analysis on TipRanks)
We’re at the height of the earnings season, and the reports are coming in think and thin. Watch closely, because markets will react quickly should a company report unexpected results. And those surprises don’t have to hurt, either. So far, about half of the S&P 500 firms have reported quarterly results, and so far, those results are about 2% above the estimates. It’s good news, considering investors had expected a slow season.You can keep track of your favorite stocks using TipRanks Earnings Calendar. This handy tool offers a convenient calendar showing exact reporting dates for over 5,500 stocks. Click on the one you like, and you’ll get the nitty-gritty details – the consensus EPS forecast, the period covered, the year-ago results, plus a clear chart showing the last two years’ actual results.We’ve opened up the calendar and found a "strong buy" stock reporting earnings today after market close. MercadoLibre (MELI)So much attention goes to the American tech companies that it’s easy to overlook other markets. Which is too bad, because there are plenty of great stocks in the foreign markets. MercadoLibre, a leader in the Latin American e-commerce industry, is one of those. This Argentine company incorporated in the US and trades on the New York Stock Exchange. This year marks its twentieth year in business.It’s been good business, too. MercadoLibre boasts over 175 million users, and brings in over $1.2 billion in annual revenues. The company operates five divisions, including an e-commerce platform, an advertising platform, and financial services. MercadoLibre processes more than 140 million annual transactions and handles both the seller and customer ends of e-commerce.Putting pressure on the company are the results of Argentina’s recent election. The defeat of the business friendly Macri government raises fears that the new government may push anti-capitalist policies and restrict growth. Still, the forecast for Q3 is strong, and MercadoLibre has resources to weather a storm. Analysts expect to see over $604 million in quarterly revenue, or 70% year-over-year growth. Even better, the 2-cent EPS forecast will effectively cancel last Q3’s 23-cent loss.4-star analyst Andre Baggio, of JPMorgan, sees MELI as a growth prospect. He writes, “We are Overweight on MercadoLibre, as the company presents a unique combination of leadership on e-commerce coupled with accelerating growth on FinTech. Moreover, MELI showed impressive resilience to macroeconomics slowdown, being able to sustain growth even in unfavorable conditions.” Baggio’s $750 price target suggests an impressive 38% upside for the stock. (To watch Baggio's track record, click here)The Street largely seems to echo Baggio’s positive sentiment, considering TipRanks analytics showcase MELI as a Strong Buy. Out of 11 analysts polled by TipRanks in the last 3 months, 9 are bullish on MercadoLibre stock, while 2 remain sidelined. With a potential upside of about 31%, the stock’s consensus target price stands at $700. (See MercadoLibre stock analysis on TipRanks)To find good ideas for technology stocks trading at fair value or better, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy tool, a newly launched feature that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights.
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(Bloomberg) -- MercadoLibre Inc. will “for sure” invest more than 3 billion reais ($718 million) in Brazil next year with a focus on financial services and logistics, Chief Operating Officer Stelleo Tolda said.MercadoLibre, the e-commerce pioneer in Latin America now worth $28 billion, plans to invest more in its financial services and payments unit while opening more distribution centers and seeking partnerships to cut delivery time further, Tolda said in an interview at Bloomberg’s Sao Paulo office.The early guidance on outlays for next year follows investments of 2 billion reais in Brazil last year and 3 billion reais this year. As competition heats up from the likes of Amazon.com Inc. and local retailers including Magazine Luiza SA and B2W Cia Digital, MercadoLibre is defending its market share of about 33% and looking to get customers to lean heavier on its services for day-to-day shopping and payment solutions, Tolda said.“We strongly believe in the growth potential of this business, so it’s too early to focus only on profitability,” said Tolda, who met MercadoLibre’s founder Marcos Galperin at Stanford University in the late 90‘s and has been leading the Brazil business since the start, 20 years ago.MercadoLibre, based in Buenos Aires but with operations in 18 countries and shares trading in New York, is offering same-day delivery in Sao Paulo and looking to expand its next-day delivery to at least 16 cities in 2020.The firm currently operates two distribution centers near Sao Paulo and will open facilities in other regions, to speed up its delivery in a country larger than the continental U.S.Brazilian e-commerce has more than doubled to 68.8 billion reais between 2013 and 2018 and should almost double again through 2023, according to market researcher Euromonitor International.The newest focus for the company is on the fast-moving train of fintech services courting large parts of the population without bank accounts.MercadoPago, the payments platform, has been leading growth at the company. The number of transactions more than doubled year-on-year in the second quarter with the value surging 47% to $6.5 billion. That compares to $3.4 billion in gross merchandise value from the marketplace.“We see opportunities not only in payments, but also in all financial services, including credit, investments and eventually insurance,” Tolda said. “MercadoPago is also the way through which we believe we’ll have higher recurrence in people’s lives.”MercadoLibre needs to invest in marketing for the MercadoPago brand and search out companies to provide payment solutions and individual customers to use the virtual wallet. Offering payment with cards as well as with QR codes, MercadoPago has already cut deals with a wide variety of brick-and-mortar companies in Brazil such as gas stations, drugstores and the Sao Paulo subway.MercadoLibre doesn’t plan to spin off the financial products unit, which it sees as a way to increase interactivity with customers and attract shoppers into its e-commerce platform, Tolda said. Currently, the average Brazilian e-commerce consumer buys an item per month and MercadoLibre wants to intensify the frequency of purchases to at least once a week, Tolda said.The company recently opened new categories of no-gender fashion and sustainable products in its e-commerce platform to attract younger consumers. It also plans to expand next-day delivery to 16 larger cities, from eight currently, after closing a deal with the cargo unit of airline Azul SA that could help reduce its dependence on the country’s post offices.MercadoLibre has surged 93% year-to-date to $566 on the Nasdaq. That compares to 18% for Amazon, 28% for Alibaba Group Holding and 39% for EBay Inc.After raising $1.9 billion earlier this year, including a big chunk of it from PayPal Holdings Inc., MercadoLibre is focusing on investment in its core businesses rather than any bold new acquisitions, according to Tolda. Talks are ongoing with PayPal on how to collaborate in several areas despite being competitors.“Theirs is a traditional online payment model, and we’re seeing even greater potential offline than online,” with MercadoPago, Tolda said. “It’s an interesting path, this idea of ‘frenemy,’ that exists in the technology market.”To contact the reporters on this story: Fabiola Moura in Sao Paulo at email@example.com;Vinícius Andrade in São Paulo at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Daniel Cancel at email@example.com, ;Nick Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org, Richard RichtmyerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- The Libra Association hasn’t officially launched but has already lost a quarter of its membership, as Booking Holdings Inc., an online travel company that operates websites including Kayak.com and Priceline.com, joined Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. and four other companies in leaving the controversial cryptocurrency project spearheaded by Facebook Inc.With the departure of Norwalk, Connecticut-based Booking, the Libra Association now has 21 founding members remaining of the original 28 companies that signed on to the association in June. PayPal Holdings Inc., Stripe Inc., MercadoLibre Inc. and EBay Inc. in the past two weeks have also said they would abandon the project.The remaining members of the Libra Association, a nonprofit that would manage the cryptocurrency, planned to meet Monday in Geneva, Switzerland to finalize its governing charter and initial membership.Libra came under intense scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators as soon as Facebook announced the project. Regulators warned that the cryptocurrency, originally set to launch next year, could be used by criminals if not properly monitored, while lawmakers pilloried Facebook’s track record at hearings in July with Libra co-founder David Marcus.Officials in some countries, including Germany and France, announced that they would ban Libra, saying that the currency could be a threat to monetary policy, among other concerns.Visa, Mastercard and Stripe left the project shortly after receiving a letter from Democratic senators Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, warning that they could face increased scrutiny if they stayed on board.Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Libra-member Coinbase Inc., on Sunday said the pressure felt “un-American.” “Why the need for the intimidation tactics? This would be called anti-competitive/monopolistic behavior if any private company did it,” Armstrong wrote on Twitter.In the face of the departures, Libra has said more than 1,500 companies have expressed interest in joining the association and that the currency wouldn’t launch until it satisfied regulators’ concerns.Developers have continued to advance the open-source code that would underlie Libra. However, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal could have provided critical experience in navigating U.S. financial regulators’ concerns, making their departures particularly painful. Booking Holdings, which has a market capitalization of more than $84 billion, was among the only remaining large, publicly held companies left in the project.Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify next week at the House Financial Services Committee on Libra, among other topics.Representatives for the Libra Association didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.\--With assistance from Kurt Wagner.To contact the reporters on this story: Joe Light in Washington at email@example.com;Olivia Carville in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sara Forden at email@example.com, Molly SchuetzFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) lagged the larger S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by more than 10 percentage points since the end of the third quarter of 2018 as investors first worried over the possible ramifications of rising interest rates and the escalation of the trade war with China. The hedge funds and institutional investors we track […]
(Bloomberg) -- PayPal Holdings Inc. will report a $228 million loss on investments before taxes in the third quarter, driven in large part by a bad bet on Uber Technologies Inc. just before it went public.The San Jose, California-based payments company said the investment in Uber, for $500 million at the initial public offering price, had declined 34%. Another investment, in Latin American online retailer MercadoLibre Inc., had declined 10%, PayPal said.PayPal’s stake in the world’s largest ride-hailing business was tied to what the companies described as a closer collaboration on payments technology. Uber is the most prominent app to use PayPal’s nascent Pay With Venmo feature. But Uber’s stock has under-performed due to a combination of slowing growth and accelerated losses.A PayPal spokeswoman said the company’s guidance doesn’t incorporate expectations for stock price performance of their investments during the quarter given the “inherent difficulty” in predicting market fluctuations. PayPal said its investments have still generated unrealized gains for the company this year, due to better performance in earlier quarters.Following the report, Mark Palmer, an analyst at BTIG, said he now expects earnings per share of 54 cents for the third quarter, down from an earlier projection of 69 cents. PayPal reports earnings on Oct. 23. The stock was up less than 1% to $99.93 at 11:22 a.m. in New York.(Updates with shares in last paragraph. A previous version of this story was corrected to show company has unrealized gains on investments not revenue.)To contact the reporter on this story: Julie Verhage in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Mark Milian at email@example.com, Molly SchuetzFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud division plans to build a regional data center in a free-trade zone in Argentina, according to people familiar with the matter.The Seattle-based company is preparing to invest about $800 million in the project over 10 years and will reap considerable tax benefits by locating the data center in the Bahia Blanca-Coronel Rosales districts of the province of Buenos Aires, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they’re not authorized to speak publicly.Amazon’s decision to put part of its cloud infrastructure in South America’s second-largest economy is a big win for the Argentine government, which is keen to diversify the economy into digital services, nanotechnology, aerospace and more. Earlier this year, the national congress unanimously passed a law creating incentives for tech companies to set up shop there -- a major achievement in an election year that has polarized society.Amazon, like any company benefiting from the new Knowledge Economy Law, will receive export tax breaks, an income tax reduction from 35% to 15% and will effectively pay lower labor costs. Moreover, by locating in the free-trade zone, Amazon will pay no national or provincial taxes on energy consumption, a generous benefit for a data center.Amazon, through a spokeswoman, declined to comment. The Argentina project isn’t final and could still be changed, one of the people said.Amazon Web Services, the company’s most profitable business, has been expanding its infrastructure around the globe to maintain an edge on rivals like Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. Sales of cloud-computing services and software are expected to total $214.3 billion in 2019, up 17.5% from a year earlier, according to Gartner.Proximity to an Amazon data center helps companies reduce costs and improve data speeds compared with having to rely on sites outside the country. Argentina is home to several online outfits, including its largest company, e-commerce retailer MercadoLibre Inc., which uses AWS to host its platforms.\--With assistance from Matt Day.To contact the reporters on this story: Jorgelina do Rosario in Buenos Aires at firstname.lastname@example.org;Spencer Soper in Seattle at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Carolina Millan at firstname.lastname@example.org, Robin AjelloFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ: MELI ) shares are soaring after reporting a second-quarter earnings beat. MercadoLibre reported quarterly earnings of 31 cents per share, which beat the analyst consensus estimate ...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, July 30, 2019 -- MercadoLibre, Inc. (Nasdaq:MELI) (http://www.mercadolibre.com) intends to release financial results for its second fiscal quarter.
Net Revenues of $473.8 million, up 92.9% on an FX neutral basis $5.6 billion Total Payment Volume, up 82.5% on an FX neutral basis $3.1 billion Gross Merchandise Volume, up.
MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) (http://www.mercadolibre.com) intends to release financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended March 31th, 2019 on May 2nd, 2019 after the close of the day's trading. The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast on May 2nd, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 303-7209 / (970) 315-0420 (Conference ID 2466479) and requesting inclusion in the call for Mercado Libre.
The fintech industry is booming in Latin America, and one analyst sees a winner in Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ: MELI ). The Rating BTIG analyst Marvin Fong maintained a Buy rating on MercadoLibre and raised ...
MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) (http://www.mercadolibre.com) intends to release financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended December 31th, 2018 on February 26th, 2018 after the close of the day's trading. The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast on February 26th, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 303-7209 / (970) 315-0420 (Conference ID 3497822) and requesting inclusion in the call for Mercado Libre.