Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Brazilian telecom company Net Servicos de Comunicacao (NASDAQ:NETC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Net Servicos facts

Headquarters (founded)

Sao Paulo, Brazil (1994)

Market Cap

$3.83 billion



TTM Revenue

$2.11 billion


CEO Jose Felix (since January 2008)

CFO Joao Elek, Jr. (since March 2007)

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (over last five years)


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

Over on CAPS, fully 384 of the 392 members who have rated Net Servicos -- some 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include TexasChris and sempire.

In June, TexasChris tapped the stock as an ideal way to capture some hot Brazilian growth:

South America is finally being allowed to stabilize and with it comes prosperity. With that prosperity you will see this economy bloom before you know it. Brazil will be at the forefront. This stock is like investing in the idea of the worldwide web in the 80's.

In a pitch from four days ago, sempire expands on that "developing" theme:

Companies that are bringing new technologies to emerging markets are definitely a plus. There is a growing trend of 3rd world countries growing in personal income, and craving newer technologies. A lot of these countries are a few years behind, and as technology is getting cheaper and poorer countries are now less poor, it is easy to put new technology into their hands cheaper, and for more profit.

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