Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, South American electricity giant Enersis
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Enersis' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Santiago, Chile (1889)|
|Market Cap||$14.2 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$14.07 billion|
|Management||CEO Ignacio Alvear (since 2006)
CFO Alfredo Ergas Segal (since 2003)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||20.5%|
|Cash / Debt||$2.15 billion / $7.76 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
A few months ago, miffls tapped Enersis as an enticing income opportunity: "Growth in South American region plus the huge dividend should boost this stock regardless of many market conditions."
Currently, Enersis even sports a particularly paltry price-to-cash flow of 3.6. That represents a discount to U.S. utility counterparts like AEP
CAPS member ashah915 elaborates on the Enersis bull case:
This company shows a promising future. Its gross and net margins are outstanding. They provide electricity and other things to developing economies like Peru and Brazil. Demand in those countries has been increasing tremendously and won't slow down for at least a couple of years, based on market predictions. ... This company has a lot of potential and I see it going very far.
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