4-Star Small-Caps Poised to Pop: Cresud

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, agricultural products company Cresud (Nasdaq: CRESY  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cresud and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Cresud facts

Headquarters (founded)

Buenos Aires, Argentina (1936)

Market Cap

$402.2 million

Industry

Diversified real estate activities

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$734.0 million

Management

CEO Alejandro Elsztain (since 2002)

CFO Matias Gaivironsky (since 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

8.3%

Cash/Debt

$124.7 million / $824.3 million

Dividend Yield

3.4%

Competitors

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM  )

Cargill

DeWied International

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 459 members who have rated Cresud believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, AvgHead, tapped Cresud as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity:

Book value is understated based on how accounting is treated. It many cases, the extensive land [Cresud] owns is based on acquired cost with no adjustments to market. Good business model too. This is a long term play 5+ years, similar to [Brookfield Residential Properties (NYSE: BRP  ) ].

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Archer Daniels Midland Company. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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