Money Matters - Simplified

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Pacific Airport Group

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (Pacific Airport Group) (NYSE: PAC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Pacific Airport facts

Headquarters (founded)

Guadalajara, Mexico (1998)

Market Cap

$997.49 million

Industry

Airport services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$243.66 million

Management

CEO Jorge Martinez (since 2007)
CFO Rodrigo Perera (since 2001)

Return on Equity (over last three years)

4.9%

Dividend Yield

8.2%

Competitors

Central North Airport Group (Nasdaq: OMAB)
Southeast Airport Group (NYSE: ASR)  

CAPS members bullish on PAC also bullish on

Buffalo Wild Wings (Nasdaq: BWLD)
Ctrip.com (Nasdaq: CTRP)

CAPS members bearish on PAC also bearish on

Capital One Financial (NYSE: COF)
Citigroup (NYSE: C)

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

Over on CAPS, fully 632 of the 658 members who have rated Pacific
Airport -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P
500 going forward. These bulls include simon78 and bmw201030.

In January,
simon78 shared this balanced take on the stock: "Great yield, and low
price to book. Main risk is that the government created the monopoly
and could change its status in the same way."

In a pitch from late last month, bmw201030 expands on why Pacific Airport might take off (and crash) in the future:

Positives
-Toll booth like business that [Buffett] would love.
-Solid balance sheet with nearly $2.33 a share net cash.
-Huge Moat, Government has given it exclusive rights to operate in it's region for the next few decades.
-Shareholder
friendly management paying a 10.5% Yield, I'll happily keep money here
and earn 10% while waiting for travel to pick up

Copyright © 2009 Universal Press Syndicate.