Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Arcos Dorados Holdings (NYSE:ARCO), which operates McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) franchises in Latin America, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Arcos Dorados facts



Headquarters (founded)

Buenos Aires, Argentina (2007)

Market Cap

$2.5 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.9 billion


Chairman/CEO Woods Staton

CFO German Lemonnier

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


Cash / Debt

$146.6 million / $683.6 million

Dividend Yield



Burger King Worldwide 


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 647 members who have rated Arcos Dorados believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, All-Star RSue, tapped the stock as a particularly tasty bargain opportunity:

[S]ubstantial multi-year growth opportunities benefiting from the strong trend of a surging aspirational middle class. Arcos Dorados is also the leading quick-serve restaurant company in Latin America, and has an experienced management team with a solid long-term track record. The company stock is currently trading slightly above all-time lows despite mid-teens revenue growth due to depreciating Latin American currencies. For these reasons, it appears to be an advantageous time to open a position at this level -- which will most likely prove to be a bargain-basement price in the years to come.

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