Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Arcos Dorados Still Several Fries Short Of A Happy Meal

It's tough to grow a business when two large markets are convulsing under the weight of horrible macroeconomic mismanagement, but Arcos Dorados (NYSE:ARCO) isn't going to get a free pass just because the problems in Argentina and Venezuela are not its fault. Inflation, affordability, and competition remain challenges across the company's operations and I don't fault investors who want nothing to do with another Latin American consumer stock groaning under the weight of macroeconomic issues.

The shares of Arcos Dorados are down about 10% from when I last wrote, and the story remains frustratingly similar. There is significant growth potential in the business, as it could double the number of McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) stores it operates...

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