Latin Capex Index: investing in the future

Latin Trade’s Latin America Capex Index ranks the region’s top 100 firms according to their average capital expenditures (capex) to revenue ratio over the past three years. The Capex Index is a proxy of the efficiency in the use of U.S. dollar invested in capex relative to each U.S. dollar generated from sales, other variables constant. The ratio can also be used as a tool to infer how much companies are investing in their future.  No surprise, capital-intensive industries such as oil & gas, mining, utilities and telecoms dominate the top of the ranking. YPF (5th place) and Petrobras (7th) lead the oil and gas sector index. Interestingly, the Brazilian oil giant reduced its capex at much faster pace than it saw its revenue fall in the period […]

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