MercadoLibre, Inc. Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2013 * Gross Merchandise Volume of $1.7 Billion, a 45% Growth in Local Currencies * Total Payments Volume of 577.9 Million, a 54% Growth in Local Currencies * Net Revenues Grew to 112.2 Million, a 38% Growth in Local Currencies * Earnings Per Share During Q2'13 Were $0.67 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Aug. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MercadoLibre, Inc. (Nasdaq:MELI) (http://www.mercadolibre.com), Latin America's leading e-commerce technology company, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Marcos Galperin, President and Chief Executive Officer of MercadoLibre, Inc., commented, "Our strong performance this quarter validates the strength of our ecosystem and highlights our ability to execute on our strategic initiatives. We continue to focus on improving the user experience on our platform, making it easier for consumers in the region to transition to on-line commerce, reflected in this second consecutive quarter of accelerating growth in sold items. We are pleased with our results thus far, and remain excited about the opportunity ahead of us." Financial Results Summary MercadoLibre reported consolidated net revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2013 of $112.2 million, representing a year-over-year growth of 38.3% in local currencies, and 26.3% in USD. For the three months ended June 30, 2013, gross merchandise volume grew to $1,725.4 million, while total payment volume reached $577.9 million. In local currencies, gross merchandise volume grew 45.0% year-over-year, while payment volume grew 54.2% year-over-year, USD growth was 32.8% and 40.4% respectively. Items sold on MercadoLibre during the second quarter 2013 increased 27.1% to 20.1 million, while total payments transactions through MercadoPago increased 34.7% to 7.4 million. Gross profit for the second quarter of 2013 was $81.1 million. Gross profit margin for the period was 72.3%, down from 73.1% during the second quarter of 2012. Total operating expenses during the second quarter 2013 were $45.7 million. Total operating expenses as a percentage of net revenues for the second quarter of 2013 were 40.7%, an increment of 348 basis points compared to 37.2% for the same quarter one year earlier. Income from operations for the second quarter 2013 was $35.4 million, representing a year-over-year growth of 23.0% in local currencies. Operating income margin for the period was 31.6%, down from 35.9% during the second quarter of 2012. Operating Income Margin was up 379 bps versus 27.8% in Q1'13. Net income before taxes was $40.7 million. The blended tax rate for the quarter was of 26.3%, as compared to 27.7% during the same quarter one year earlier. Consequently, Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2013, was $30.0 million. Earnings per share for the second quarter of 2013 were $0.67. Free cash flow, defined as cash from operating activities less payment for the acquisition of property, equipment, intangible assets and payment for acquired business net of cash acquired, was -$6.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, as a result of purchase of commercial real estate in Venezuela and Argentina.* (*) See note on "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" The following table summarizes certain key performance metrics for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012. Three month ended June 30, (in MM) 2013 2012 %YoY %YoY Constant USD Total confirmed registered users 90.2 73.2 23.3% -- at the end of period New confirmed registered users 4.5 3.7 21.9% -- during the period Gross merchandise volume $1,725.4 $1,299.2 32.8% 45.0% Items sold 20.1 15.8 27.1% -- Total payments volume $577.9 $411.6 40.4% 54.2% Total payments transactions 7.4 5.5 34.7% -- Table of Year-on-Year Local Currency Revenue Growth Rates by Quarter YoY Growth rates at previous years exchange rates Consolidated Net Revenues Q2'12 Q3'12 Q4'12 Q1'13 Q2'13 Brazil 36% 25% 19% 28% 22% Argentina 81% 69% 62% 63% 66% Mexico 30% 29% 19% 15% 19% Venezuela 72% 57% 43% 49% 68% Others 30% 20% 15% 13% 19% Total 47% 37% 31% 36% 38% Conference Call and Webcast The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast on August 1, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing +(970) 315-0420 or +(877) 303-7209 (Conference ID 23056606) and requesting inclusion in the call for MercadoLibre. The live conference call can be accessed via audio webcast at the investor relations section of the Company's website, at http://investor.mercadolibre.com. An archive of the webcast will be available for one week following the conclusion of the conference call. Definition of Selected Operational Metrics Total confirmed registered users – Measure of the cumulative number of users who have registered on the MercadoLibre platform (including MercadoPago) and confirmed their registration. As of July'12, registration and confirmation take place in the same step of the registration flow. New confirmed registered users – Measure of the number of new users who have registered on the MercadoLibre platform (including MercadoPago) and confirmed their registration. As of July'12, registration and confirmation take place in the same step of the registration flow. Gross merchandise volume – Measure of the total U.S. dollar sum of all transactions completed through the MercadoLibre Marketplace, excluding motor vehicles, vessels, aircraft, real estate, and services. Items sold– Measure of the number of items sold/purchased through the MercadoLibre Marketplace. Total payment volume – Measure of total U.S. dollar sum of all transactions paid for using MercadoPago. Total payment transactions – Measure of the number of all payment completed transactions using MercadoPago. Operating margin – Defined as income from operations as a percentage of net revenues. Blended tax rate – Defined as income and asset tax expense as a percentage of income before income and assets tax. Net income margin – Defined as net income as a percentage of net revenues. Free Cash Flow – Defined as cash flows from operating activities less property, equipment, intangible assets and payment for acquired business net of cash acquired. Local Currency Growth Rates – Calculated by using the average monthly exchange rate for each month during the previous year and applying it to the corresponding month in the current year, so as to calculate what the growth would have been had exchange rates been the same throughout both periods. About MercadoLibre Founded in 1999, MercadoLibre is Latin America's leading e-commerce technology company. Through its primary platforms, MercadoLibre.com and MercadoPago.com, it provides solutions to individuals and companies buying, selling, advertising, and paying for goods and services online. MercadoLibre.com serves millions of users and creates a market for a wide variety of goods and services in an easy, safe and efficient way. The site is among the top 50 in the world in terms of page views and is the leading retail platform in unique visitors in the major countries in which it operates according to metrics provided by comScore Networks. The Company is listed on NASDAQ (Nasdaq:MELI) following its initial public offering in 2007. For more information about the company visit: http://investor.mercadolibre.com. The MercadoLibre, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4193 Consolidated balance sheets June 30, December 31, 2013 2012 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $131,191,347 $101,489,002 Short-term investments 71,299,941 93,694,805 Accounts receivable, net 21,323,148 19,837,022 Credit cards receivables, net 61,619,241 35,816,506 Prepaid expenses 3,522,020 2,080,079 Deferred tax assets 12,650,847 11,040,543 Other assets 11,393,068 11,403,218 Total current assets 312,999,612 275,361,175 Non-current assets: Long-term investments 59,437,585 85,955,584 Property and equipment, net 80,081,659 37,726,222 Goodwill 59,558,023 60,366,063 Intangible assets, net 6,717,766 7,279,865 Deferred tax assets 4,827,859 5,862,247 Other assets 5,959,728 6,118,120 Total non-current assets 216,582,620 203,308,101 Total assets $529,582,232 $478,669,276 Liabilities and Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses $31,467,967 $23,976,613 Funds payable to customers 114,370,081 101,472,662 Salaries and social security payable 19,395,436 19,974,463 Taxes payable 15,371,128 19,210,568 Loans payable and other financial liabilities 11,870,676 84,570 Dividends payable 6,313,869 4,812,396 Total current liabilities 198,789,157 169,531,272 Non-current liabilities: Salaries and social security payable 6,324,543 3,452,445 Loans payable and other financial liabilities 33,977 59,493 Deferred tax liabilities 8,134,726 8,975,290 Other liabilities 3,395,767 2,837,150 Total non-current liabilities 17,889,013 15,324,378 Total liabilities $216,678,170 $184,855,650 Commitments and contingencies (Note 7) Redeemable noncontrolling interest $4,000,000 $4,000,000 Equity: Common stock, $0.001 par value, 110,000,000 shares authorized, 44,152,933 and 44,150,920 shares $44,153 $44,151 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively Additional paid-in capital 120,491,485 120,468,759 Retained earnings 252,781,049 218,083,844 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (64,412,625) (48,783,128) Total Equity 308,904,062 289,813,626 Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling $529,582,232 $478,669,276 Interest and Equity Consolidated statements of income Six Months Ended June 30, Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net revenues $214,909,107 $172,580,065 $112,183,360 $88,844,059 Cost of net revenues (59,726,378) (44,989,178) (31,077,211) (23,892,881) Gross profit 155,182,729 127,590,887 81,106,149 64,951,178 Operating expenses: Product and technology (19,142,610) (13,719,892) (9,760,220) (6,133,819) development Sales and marketing (43,161,483) (34,233,040) (20,823,546) (16,805,362) General and (28,858,158) (22,822,289) (15,073,088) (10,127,077) administrative Total operating (91,162,251) (70,775,221) (45,656,854) (33,066,258) expenses Income from operations 64,020,478 56,815,666 35,449,295 31,884,920 Other income (expenses): Interest income and 5,596,320 6,070,862 2,202,314 2,982,303 other financial gains Interest expense and (892,020) (551,617) (531,668) (474,300) other financial losses Foreign currency gains (2,648,848) (283,969) 3,600,866 749,008 (losses) Other gains (losses), (2,340) (11,263) 1,393 (7,009) net Net income before income / asset tax 66,073,590 62,039,679 40,722,200 35,134,922 expense Income / asset tax (18,529,981) (17,007,817) (10,701,182) (9,740,098) expense Net income $47,543,609 $45,031,862 $30,021,018 $25,394,824 Less: Net Income attributable to Redeemable Noncontrolling 84,715 18,060 42,377 15,632 Interest Net income attributable to $47,458,894 $45,013,802 $29,978,641 $25,379,192 MercadoLibre, Inc. shareholders Six Months Ended June 30, Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Basic EPS Basic net income attributable to MercadoLibre, Inc. Shareholders per $1.07 $1.02 $0.67 $0.57 common share Weighted average of outstanding common 44,152,132 44,145,038 44,152,933 44,147,999 shares Diluted EPS Diluted net income attributable to MercadoLibre, Inc. Shareholders per $ 1.07 $ 1.02 $ 0.67 $ 0.57 common share Weighted average of outstanding common 44,152,132 44,149,178 44,152,933 44,152,133 shares Consolidated statements of cash flows Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 2012 Cash flows from operations: Net income attributable to MercadoLibre, Inc. $47,458,894 $45,013,802 Shareholders Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Net Income attributable to Redeemable 84,715 18,060 Noncontrolling Interest Net Devaluation Loss in Venezuela 6,420,929 -- Depreciation and amortization 5,456,023 4,057,471 Accrued interest (2,985,764) (6,221,322) LTRP accrued compensation 4,297,543 2,202,842 Deferred income taxes (1,815,001) 145,970 Changes in assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (8,218,798) (3,034,916) Credit Card Receivables (31,226,712) (5,810,748) Prepaid expenses (1,604,294) (730,975) Other assets (1,761,828) (453,355) Accounts payable and accrued expenses 12,375,483 5,682,625 Funds payable to customers 21,955,337 13,461,760 Other liabilities 2,333,387 548,167 Interest received from investments 6,391,850 3,609,409 Net cash provided by operating activities 59,161,764 58,488,790 Cash flows from investing activities: Purchase of investments (411,974,519) (205,377,324) Proceeds from sale and maturity of investments 449,386,936 186,841,187 Payment for acquired businesses, net of cash (3,224,162) -- acquired Purchases of intangible assets (12,657) (1,390,738) Purchases of property and equipment (*) (38,093,323) (8,323,905) Net cash provided by (used in) investing (3,917,726) (28,250,780) activities Cash flows from financing activities: Dividends paid (11,126,265) (8,343,398) Repurchase of Common Stock (1,012,216) -- Stock options exercised 3,020 2,400 Net cash used in financing activities (12,135,461) (8,340,998) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash (13,406,232) (1,682,959) equivalents Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 29,702,345 20,214,053 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the 101,489,002 67,381,677 period Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $131,191,347 $87,595,730 (*) Net of financial liabilities, see Note 5 "Office building acquisition agreement in Buenos Aires" Financial results of reporting segments Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 Brazil Argentina Mexico Venezuela Other Total Countries Net revenues $51,116,153 $ 29,000,836 $7,823,566 $ $6,679,258 $ 17,563,547 112,183,360 Direct costs (27,849,992) (16,203,748) (5,122,425) (6,478,796) (3,215,003) (58,869,964) Direct 23,266,161 12,797,088 2,701,141 11,084,751 3,464,255 53,313,396 contribution Operating expenses and indirect (17,864,101) costs of net revenues Income from 35,449,295 operations Other income (expenses): Interest income and other 2,202,314 financial gains Interest expense and other (531,668) financial losses Foreign currency 3,600,866 gain Other gains, 1,393 net Net income before income / $40,722,200 asset tax expense Three Months Ended June 30, 2012 Brazil Argentina Mexico Venezuela Other Total Countries Net revenues $44,205,857 $ 20,561,213 $6,046,812 $ $5,612,859 $88,844,059 12,417,318 Direct costs (25,066,435) (9,543,476) (3,269,574) (3,728,913) (2,896,426) (44,504,824) Direct 19,139,422 11,017,737 2,777,238 8,688,405 2,716,433 44,339,235 contribution Operating expenses and indirect (12,454,315) costs of net revenues Income from 31,884,920 operations Other income (expenses): Interest income and other 2,982,303 financial gains Interest expense and other (474,300) financial losses Foreign currency 749,008 gain Other (7,009) losses, net Net income before income / $35,134,922 asset tax expense Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 Brazil Argentina Mexico Venezuela Other Total Countries Net revenues $98,881,836 $54,621,583 $ $ 32,694,097 $13,097,724 $214,909,107 15,613,867 Direct costs (58,843,536) (29,679,458) (9,239,252) (12,486,903) (6,082,984) (116,332,133) Direct 40,038,300 24,942,125 6,374,615 20,207,194 7,014,740 98,576,974 contribution Operating expenses and indirect (34,556,496) costs of net revenues Income from 64,020,478 operations Other income (expenses): Interest income and other 5,596,320 financial gains Interest expense and other (892,020) financial losses Foreign currency (2,648,848) loss Other (2,340) losses, net Net income before income / $66,073,590 asset tax expense Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 Brazil Argentina Mexico Venezuela Other Total Countries Net revenues $86,370,511 $38,677,682 $ $ 23,658,890 $11,242,304 $172,580,065 12,630,678 Direct costs (50,809,649) (17,666,411) (6,916,211) (8,576,248) (5,712,094) (89,680,613) Direct 35,560,862 21,011,271 5,714,467 15,082,642 5,530,210 82,899,452 contribution Operating expenses and indirect (26,083,786) costs of net revenues Income from 56,815,666 operations Other income (expenses): Interest income and other 6,070,862 financial gains Interest expense and other (551,617) financial losses Foreign currency (283,969) loss Other (11,263) losses, net Net income before income / $62,039,679 asset tax expense Non-GAAP Financial Measures To supplement the Company's condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), MercadoLibre uses free cash flows, adjusted net income before income / asset tax, adjusted income / asset tax, adjusted net income, adjusted blended tax rate and adjusted earnings per share as non-GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with MercadoLibre's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures should only be used to evaluate MercadoLibre's results of operations in conjunction with the most comparable GAAP financial measures. Reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measure can be found in the tables included in this press release. Non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance. Specifically, we believe that free cash flow provides useful information to both management and investors by excluding payments for the acquisition of property, equipment, of intangible assets and of businesses net of cash acquired, that may not be indicative of the Company's core operating results. In addition, we report free cash flows to investors because we believe that the inclusion of this measure provides consistency in the Company's financial reporting. Free cash flow represents cash from operating activities less payment for the acquisition of property, equipment and intangible assets and acquired businesses net of cash acquired. MercadoLibre considers free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the Company's operations after the purchases of property, and equipment, of intangible assets and of acquired businesses net of cash acquired. A limitation of the utility of free cash flow as a measure of financial performance is that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the Company's cash balance for the period. Reconciliation of Operating Cash Flows to Free Cash Flows Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 2012 Net Cash provided by Operating Activities $29.1 $39.5 Payment for acquired businesses, net of cash -- -- acquired Purchase of intangible assets (0.0) (1.4) Purchases of property and equipment (35.2) (4.6) Free cash flows $(6.2) $33.5 The table above may not total due to rounding. CONTACT: MercadoLibre, Inc. Investor Relations firstname.lastname@example.org http://investor.mercadolibre.com company logo
MercadoLibre, Inc. Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2013
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