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Latin America’s 100 Best Companies
Revenues and profits in millions of US dollars.

Latin America’s 100 Best Companies

Revenues and profits in millions of US dollars.

RK
Company, Country
REVENUES

PROFITS

PROFITS/ REVENUES

’10 R
Ch. ’10/’09

Avg. 3 yr.

’10 P
Ch. ’10/’09

Avg. 3 yr.

’10 P/R

Avg. 3 yr.

1
Shougang Hierro Peru
$700
123.9
%
133.6
%

$292
456.1
%
244.3
%

41.7
%
29.8
%

2
Duratex, Brazil
$1,646
99.3
%
121.5
%

$280
398.2
%
165.7
%

17.0
%
12.8
%

3
Ecorodovias, Brazil
$857
48.8
%
36.2
%

$354
220.6
%
93.8
%

41.3
%
25.4
%

4
Ferbasa, Brazil
$404
56.0
%
24.6
%

$80
292.2
%
183.4
%

19.9
%
22.0
%

5
Vale, Brazil
$49,949
79.3
%
18.1
%

$18,047
206.6
%
50.6
%

36.1
%
29.1
%

6
Milpo, Peru
$587
46.2
%
25.2
%

$142
208.4
%
112.5
%

24.2
%
13.5
%

7
CAP, Chile
$1,992
43.7
%
13.1
%

$590
4,072.8
%
1,331.1
%

29.6
%
14.5
%

8
Cia. Hering, Brazil
$608
46.9
%
46.8
%

$127
93.4
%
151.3
%

20.9
%
14.7
%

9
Modasa, Peru
$192
185.1
%
72.0
%

$21
412.3
%
119.9
%

11.0
%
8.5
%

10
Cia. Minera Autlan, Mexico
$350
107.9
%
41.2
%

$42
608.6
%
175.3
%

11.9
%
6.6
%

11
OHL Brasil
$1,311
92.0
%
67.1
%

$183
80.4
%
70.5
%

13.9
%
14.4
%

12
Central Puerto, Argentina
$473
86.7
%
34.3
%

$62
80.2
%
372.8
%

13.1
%
9.2
%

13
Minsur, Peru
$1,196
83.9
%
34.6
%

$376
60.1
%
15.6
%

31.5
%
36.3
%

14
Genomma Lab Int., Mexico
$507
49.8
%
46.6
%

$87
49.6
%
46.3
%

17.1
%
18.0
%

15
Rossi Res., …

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Latin America’s 100 best companies measured by growth and profit margins.
BY CHRONICLE STAFF
 
What makes a company great? It could be the launch of innovative products like Google’s search engine, Apple’s iPhone or Research in Motion’s BlackBerry. It could be the way it treats its employees like the SAS Institute Inc., the world’s biggest closely held software company. It could be sheer size, like Wal-Mart, which last year posted the world’s highest revenues.
 
Or it could be financial metrics such as revenue and profit growth and profitability. That’s what forms the basis of the first annual ranking of Latin America’s 100 Best Companies from Latin Business Chronicle. We analyzed more than 720 publicly-traded companies in the region using data from Economatica. We narrowed it down by looking at companies with more than $100 million in annual revenues. The ranking uses these six metrics:

Revenue growth in 2009
Profit growth in 2009
Profits as a percent of revenues in 2009
Average revenue growth the past three years
Average profit growth the past three years
Average profits as a percent of revenues the past three years
The final result shows a company from Chile, electricity company E-CL (formerly Edelnor), as the best company in Latin America.
 
Our list also includes Mexico-based America Movil, the fourth-largest company in Latin America on the Latin 500, but not other major giants like Brazil-based Petrobras, the largest company in the region in …

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