Brazil's Investment Climate Improving? BRF SA Stands To Benefit

Contrary to public belief, Brazil's investment climate may be improving.
According to Trading Economics
, Brazil recorded a capital and financial account surplus of USD$1720.30 million in May of this year.

While Brazil's economy underwent a great recession last year, that resulted in a consumer spending contraction and a 30 percent rapid decline of the Brazilian real; this indication could be a key factor in Brazil's recovery.

BRF SA (ADR) BRFS stands to benefit from an economic recovery in Brazil. The company is the countries largest food processor and largest poultry exporter in the world. BRF SA generates more than half its revenue from its domestic market — meaning the real's decline impacted its earnings severely.

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It is, however, making headway to diversify its business globally, according to Seeking Alpha. In 2015, the company spent $496 million to buy assets in Thailand, Argentina and the U.K. BRF SA expected to grow annual revenue overseas by $600 million. To improve margins, the price of products were increased 7 percent in May.

With the new global strategy, strong cash reserves and improving margins, earnings are anticipated to be significantly higher this quarter.

BRF SA announces earnings on July 28.

At time of writing, ADRs of BRF SA were down 0.58 percent on the day, trading at $15.48.

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