Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, South American oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Petrobras facts

Headquarters (founded)

Rio de Janeiro (1953)

Market Cap

$128.2 billion


Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$134.2 billion


CEO Maria das Gracas Silva Foster (since 2012)
CFO Almir Guilherme Barbassa (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$26.0 billion / $91.6 billion

Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 94% of the 635 members who have rated Petrobras believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, mpp100, succinctly summed up the Petrobras bull case for our community:

Once oil demand picks back up after the world fixes its collective economic debacle, [Petrobras] will gain. When will that happen? No idea although I think we're seeing some signs of it now. I'll go out on a limb and call for a double in 5 yrs. Collect the dividend while you wait.

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