Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Credicorp (NYSE:BAP), Peru's largest financial services provider, has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Credicorp facts

Headquarters (founded)

Lima, Peru (1889)

Market Cap

$4.74 billion


Diversified Banks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.67 billion


Chairman/CEO Dionisio Romero

CFO Alvaro Correa

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.

Over on CAPS, fully 204 of the 220 members who have rated Credicorp -- some 93% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars rofgile and captfluffy, both of whom are ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Late last month, rofgile tapped Credicorp as a particularly potent Peruvian play:

Peru has been doing well. I will watch this ranking based on how well Peru does as a stable political country. The rise of China greatly benefits Peru as it is a trading partner for exporting resources/agriculture etc.

In a pitch from one month earlier, captfluffy expands on that bullish line of thinking:

I was in Peru April 09 and the economy appears to be solid. The political situation is stable. Talking to the locals they are not in fear of the global downturn.

In 2007 Peru GDP grew 9%. In 2008 the growth was 9.8%. In 2009 they are projected to grow 3%, which is much better than some industrialized countries around the world.

This bank is huge in Peru, especially Lima which holds 45% of the country's population. The bank will benefit from the Peruvian government's increased spending and stable structure.

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