If you haven't noticed, U.S. companies are increasingly getting more and more of their profits from overseas. While that certainly helps drum up business, it doesn't offer the same growth opportunities as investing in companies with operations solely abroad.

That said, it's important to look for international businesses with an established track record and a moat that can help defend against American companies entering the market. InĀ PriceSmartĀ (NASDAQ:PSMT), investors have one such option. The company has a business model that many are familiar with, and the chance for expansion into many relatively untouched markets.

The company is coming out with earnings next week, and we think it's important to dig beyond the simple numbers. In the following video, Fool contributor Brian Stoffel highlights two key things he thinks investors should keep their eyes on when PriceSmart announces earnings.

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