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Latin America’s 100 Best Companies

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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 ...

 

Keywords: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela

 

THE NUMBERS

Latin Americas 100 Best Companies

Top Ten By Country

Revenue Growth
Profit Growth
Profit Margins

 

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