Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Brazilian mobile telecom company TIM Participacoes (NYSE: TSU) has earned a respectable four-star ranking.

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

TIM facts

Headquarters (founded)

Rio de Janeiro (1998)

Market Cap

$12.3 billion


Wireless telecom services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$9.41 billion


CEO Luca Luciani (since 2008)
CFO Claudio Zezza (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.0 billion / $2.0 billion

Dividend Yield


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

On CAPS, 92% of the 144 members who have rated TIM believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include tbonci and ajbakerjr.

About a month ago, CAPS member tbonci brought TIM's solid fundamentals to our community's attention: "The metrics are great: High RoE, low debt, great P/E. This company will outperform the market barring some catastrophe."

Over the next five years, in fact, TIM is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 35.1% annually. That's faster than other foreign telecom plays such as America Movil (NYSE: AMX) (10.3%) and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) (14.7%), let alone Telefonica's (NYSE: TEF) average decline of 4%.

CAPS member ajbakerjr elaborates on the growth opportunity:

As Brazil continues its own version of the mobile telephony renaissance that we have already experienced in the US, companies in this space that know and serve the local market will flourish. Fundamentally, TSU is one of the standouts in this space and its nicely priced to boot.

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