Caiman Valores
Contrarian, long-term horizon, research analyst, value

Banco Santander Brasil's Improving Performance Presents An Opportunity For Risk-Tolerant Investors

After seeing its economy come crashing to earth over the last year, Brazil has once again become the watch-word of economic growth in South America, particularly with the upcoming 2014 Football World Cup and the 2016 Olympics being held in the country. This has seen a renewed interest in investment opportunities in Brazil and investing in Brazilian companies, particularly the financial sector. Banco Santander Brasil (NYSE:BSBR) is Brazil's third-largest privately controlled bank behind the local privately controlled banking giants Banco Bradesco (NYSE:BBD) and Itau Unibanco (NYSE:ITUB). Despite offering considerable potential, Banco Santander Brasil has continued to disappoint investors with issues around asset quality, declining margins, capital management, and liquidity impacting its performance. In...

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