Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, telecommunications company Brasil Telecom (NYSE: BTM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Brasil Telecom facts

Headquarters (Founded) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1963)
Market Cap $3.6 billion
Industry Integrated telecommunication services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $5.4 billion
Management CEO Francisco Filho
CFO Alex Zornig
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 4.7%
Cash/Debt $2.7 billion / $3.3 billion
Dividend Yield 2.9%
Competitors Embratel Participacoes
Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo
Telefonica Brasil

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 563 members who have rated Brasil Telecom believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

This past fall, one of those bulls, Sovereigncross, touched on the tailwinds working in Brasil Telecom's favor:

Brazil is an expanding market. The middle class is growing and in need of communication services to meet their growth demands. South America, specifically Brazil, has a better chance to weather a global economic crises than does the EU or the US. They are generally not dependent on the USD or Euro, both of which are rapidly losing value. In the longer term, I see South American as the last great frontier of financial opportunity.

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