Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Embraer facts

Headquarters (founded)

Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil (1969)

Market Cap

$3.05 billion


Aerospace and Defense

TTM Revenue

$5.4 billion


CEO Frederico Curado (since April 2007)
CFO Luiz Aguiar (since January 2009)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 664 of the 686 members who have rated Embraer -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Capsperson, who is ranked in the top 0.3% of our community, and A6EIntruder.

In August, Capsperson gave our community an idea of Embraer's long-term potential: 

Pilots call these the jungle jets. Very efficiently run company that makes fuel-efficient short-haul aircraft. As airline fleets age, they will replace planes with these.

In a more recent pitch from last week, A6EIntruder taps Embraer as a short-haul play for the long-term:

I have always admired Embraer's ability to design, certify, and sell high performance aircraft. It's hard to believe that this little company has gone from being a virtual unknown in the NA market in turboprops to a leading contender in the short-haul and regional markets. In particular, Embraer and Bombardier stand to inherit the market for narrowbody short haul jet traffic with their offerings like the E-jet series and the C-Series. ('Regional' in this case to me means anything that you would've taken an MD-90/DC-9 in the past for.)

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