Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, agricultural products company Cresud (NASDAQ:CRESY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Cresud facts

Headquarters (founded)

Buenos Aires, Argentina (1936)

Market Cap

$402.2 million


Diversified real estate activities

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$734.0 million


CEO Alejandro Elsztain (since 2002)

CFO Matias Gaivironsky (since 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$124.7 million / $824.3 million

Dividend Yield



Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM)


DeWied International

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 459 members who have rated Cresud believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, AvgHead, tapped Cresud as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity:

Book value is understated based on how accounting is treated. It many cases, the extensive land [Cresud] owns is based on acquired cost with no adjustments to market. Good business model too. This is a long term play 5+ years, similar to [Brookfield Residential Properties (NYSE: BRP)].

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