4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: America Movil
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Latin American telecom giant America Movil (NYS: AMX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at America Movil's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
America Movil facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Mexico City (2000)|
|Market Cap||$93.8 billion|
|Industry||Wireless Telecommunication Services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$50.8 billion|
|Management||CEO Daniel Aboumrad|
CFO Carlos Elizondo
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||39.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$4.5 billion / $28.0 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 1,716 members who have rated America Movil believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Last week, one of those Fools, youngblood58, touched on the factors working in America Movil's favor:
2011 was a tough year for this company, because of their expense in building out their 4G network, but now they are going to ride big profits into the coming year. If you believe in the expansion of the middle class across Latin America, and I do; and if you believe in the sagacity of one [Chairman Carlos Slim], and I do, then this is a great "follow the money" pick for 2012.
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