5-Star Global Growth Stocks Poised to Pop: Arcos Dorados

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Arcos Dorados Holdings (NYS: ARCO) , which operates McDonald's (NYS: MCD) franchises in Latin America, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Arcos Dorados facts

Headquarters (founded)

Buenos Aires, Argentina (2007)

Market Cap

$3.2 billion

Industry

Restaurants

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.8 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Woods Staton

CFO German Lemonnier

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity

15.1%

Cash/Debt

$245.4 million / $659.8 million

Dividend Yield

1.6%

Competitors

Brazil Fast Food

Burger King Holdings (NYS: BKW)

Doctor's Associates


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 573 members who have rated Arcos Dorados believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past summer, one of those bulls, All-Star brow0905, tapped Arcos Dorados as a particularly cheap way to go for growth:

My time horizon here is it will outperform for 5+ years the S&P simply for two reasons. The value is there given how beaten down it is at these levels and the growth is there given its access to a larger population than the US, the best of breed for fast food of McDonalds ... and it has a fraction of the stores that McDonalds has in the US.

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The article 5-Star Global Growth Stocks Poised to Pop: Arcos Dorados originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Arcos Dorados and McDonald's. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Burger King Worldwide and McDonald's. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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