The 100 companies on our list come from six countries, largely dominated by the Pacific economies.
The 100 companies that make up this year’s list of Latin Business Chronicle’s Best 100 Companies are those that have performed the best in the past year, seeing impressive gains in revenues and profits. However, our ranking also takes into account these companies’ performance in the past three years in regards to growth in profits, revenues, and profits as a percentage of revenues. All companies on the list are publicly traded companies with more than $100 million in annual revenues.
The companies on our list come from only six countries in Latin America. Four of these six are the Pacific Alliance countries that have attracted investor optimism as of late with stronger and more predictable growth rates. Mexico, with 30 companies on our list, is the leader. The other three Pacific Alliance members also have strong representation: Peru has 25 companies on the list (the second highest), followed by Chile with 17, and Colombia with four. South American giant Brazil – the region’s largest economy – naturally contributes a large number of companies to our list, with 22, making it the third highest. This shows that even while that country’s economy has slowed, companies in retail and infrastructure continue to do well. Argentina rounds out the list with two companies – both involved in infrastructure.
By and large the 100 companies on the list come from the retail, …
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