Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Latin American bank Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex) (NYSE: BLX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Bladex facts

Headquarters (founded) Panama City (1977)
Market Cap $749.4 million
Industry Diversified banks
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $151.7 million
Management CEO Jaime Rivera (since 2004)
CFO Christopher Schech (since 2009)
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity 13.2%
Cash/Debt $542.7 million / $2.8 billion
Dividend Yield 5%
Competitors Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Banco Santander
Citigroup

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 410 members who have rated Bladex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those bulls, KayakerRW, highlighted Bladex as a bankable income opportunity:

Good, solid dividend. Very reasonable P/E ratio now. Exposure to Latin America and other markets. I like it better than many U.S. banks. ... It may drop a bit in the short term ... but that just means more shares bought with the dividend. The long term looks good.

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