These nine companies have recorded the most consistent growth in revenue
Don Bradman, Greg Chappell, Rohan Kanhai, Jack Hobbs, Younis Khan and so the list goes. Statisticians would debate no end on their picks of who was the most consistent batsman in the history of test cricket based on multiple parameters and metrics.
But if one draws the same cricket analogy to the world of business, things become simpler. To be sure, one can look at multiple factors including cash flow generation, operating profit and returns parameters based on capital employed and so on. However, one aspect that is much simpler to track and gives a quick snapshot of how a company is growing, if at all, is to look at its top line, or operating revenue.
And what better period to gauge that than the last two years when the global economy has gone through wild swings with periods of no or minimal business due to the coronavirus pandemic and then a bounce-back.
We filtered companies big and small by their revenue over the last eight quarters to see which companies have been growing sequentially quarter on quarter consistently, ignoring all the bad news across the world as also in India.
Not surprisingly, this is a very special club of just nine stocks!
Of these, four are large caps and the others are small and mid-caps, and even a couple of penny stocks.
Tech behemoth Infosys has been the top large cap in the club. Though the software services company did face a challenge early on during the pandemic with negligible sequential growth in business, it did manage to squeeze out additional revenue every single subsequent quarter.
REC Ltd, a public sector infrastructure finance company, also saw its revenue climb consistently and is the only state-controlled company in the pack.
Other large-cap stocks that have been consistent growth companies include AU Small Finance Bank and Persistent Systems.
Lower down the order in the mid-small cap counters, Mastek and Saksoft were part of the consistent performers.
Others who squared up the list included Master Trust and penny stocks Moneyboxx Finance and QGO Finance.
If we look at the mid- to large-cap firms within this club from the lens of the fastest-growth companies, Mastek tops the charts after having more than doubled its quarterly revenue during the period.
Persistent Systems is second on the list with 53% rise in quarterly revenue. Infosys, REC and AU Small Finance Bank have all grown their quarterly revenue around 30% over the last two years.
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