MercadoLibre Q1 profit plummets

06 May 2015

MercadoLibre (Meli:Nasdaq), a Latin American ecommerce technology platform, posted a net income of $1.7 million in the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, a 94.3 percent decrease year-on-year in U.S. currency. When compared to the Q4 2014 profit, the company’s current quarterly result  is 95 percent worse. What happened to MercadoLibre to register a so drastic fall in profit?  According to the Latin American player, Venezuela played an important role in diminishing…

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Léo Siqueira

Léo Siqueira joined the AIM Group in 2014 as writer and analyst for Latin America. He is a multimedia journalist based in, but not limited to Campinas, Sao Paulo. Siqueira has been writing, reporting, and consulting for different news outlets and corporations in Brazil and in the US. Siqueira has worked for almost three years as a correspondent in Brazil with ICIS, the world’s largest information provider for the global petrochemical industry, and has been working with other global publishers, such as USA TODAY and His expertise includes general news coverage, online, print and multimedia journalism, and corporate communications as well. In this particular area, he has been working with international clients.