The “Best Under A Billion” list covers a wide range of companies from healthcare and pharmaceutical-related to technology and logistics.
Sandeep Kalra, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Persistent Systems said, "While we are a well-recognized brand across India, US and Europe, being recognized throughout Asia-Pacific and for these exacting criteria is very gratifying. We continue to increase our global presence and pride ourselves on our high standards of governance, so to be included in the Forbes Asia “Best Under A Billion” list is a great achievement. Our strong performance and growth would not be possible without the ongoing support and trust of our clients as well as efforts of our extremely dedicated employees.”
The list identifies 200 companies with long-term sustainable performance across a variety of metrics, pulled from 20,000 publicly traded companies in the Asia-Pacific region with annual revenue above $10 million and below $1 billion.
The list is unranked, and the companies included were selected based on a composite score incorporating their overall track record in areas such as debt, sales and earnings-per-share growth over both the most recent fiscal one and three-year periods, and the strongest one- and five-year average returns on equity. The criteria also ensured a geographic diversity of companies from across the region.
The list uses full-year annual results, based on the latest publicly available figures as of August 12, 2021, compiled by FactSet. All other research was done by Forbes Asia.
On Sensex, Persistent finished at Rs3751.80 per piece down by 0.5%.