Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Brazilian electricity provider Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais (NYSE: CIG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Cemig facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1952)

Market Cap

$13.1 billion


Electric utilities

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$8.23 billion


Chairman/CEO Djalma Morais

CFO Luiz Rolla

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$1.7 billion / $8.2 billion

Dividend Yield


Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 195 members who have rated Cemig believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star rxmichigan, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community, and MarkP28665.

Earlier this month, rxmichigan tapped Cemig as a particularly powerful pick:

Its main source of electrical production is hydro-electric. Changes in the cost of fuel oil and coal have little effect on their cost structure. It is also a play outside the US market as hedge against the dollar.

Currently, Cemig sports a cheapish forward P/E of 9.7. That represents a discount to U.S. counterparts Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) (15.0), Exelon (NYSE: EXC) (13.6), and NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) (12.1).

CAPS member MarkP28665 elaborates on Cemig as a truly special selection:

The company has a decent regular dividend and rules that require special dividends on occasion so as an income stock this looks pretty good. As important the firm's growth prospects look pretty good as the Brazilian economy keeps expaning at a solid rate.

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