Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Brazilian airline GOL Intelligent Airlines (NYSE:GOL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

GOL facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Sao Paulo, Brazil (2001)

Market Cap

$2.31 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.44 billion


CEO Constantino Oliveira, Jr. (since March 2004)
CFO Leonardo Pereira (since February 2009)

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$404.8 million / $935.2 million


LAN Airlines

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

On CAPS, 92.7% of the 329 members who have rated GOL believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include falcon2382 and All-Star wbinv2100, who is ranked in the top 7% of our community.

Just last week, falcon2382 motivated Fools to go for the GOL:

Brazilian low cost air carrier. Increasing revenue, trading at very low multiple to projected earnings. Brazil has plenty of its own oil and a booming economy amidst a sea of opportunity as the global economy slowly recovers. This stock seems primed for this environment.

In a pitch from last month, wbinv2100 also tapped the stock as a great bet to take off:

Gol is one of my more risky picks. ... I like it because it has copied the [Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)] model, it is in an emerging market -- Brazil, and it's financial reporting is on par with American firms. … Profits are down because of merger, weak economy, fuel cost, and purchase of more planes but sales are still growing. This will do well long term.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.