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
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|
Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo
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.
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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