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These 3 Companies Have Grown Their Revenues and Profits by Over 15% Annually In the Last 10 Years

Growth investors seek companies that can grow at above average rates over the long-term. But, no one can accurately predict the future and this makes it tricky when investors are trying to think about the long-term prospects of a company.

One way to help clear up some of the fog would be to look at a company’s history of growth.

Over the past decade, the global economy – as well as that of Singapore – has been through some really rough times. A particularly bad episode would be the Great Financial Crisis.

Any company that has managed to post growth in the last 10 years could thus have a business (or businesses) that had some stability and sustainability in the past – and that could be a great starting point for further research.

Here are three companies in Singapore’s stock market that I’ve picked at random from a list of companies that have managed to post annual growth in revenue and profit of at least 15% in the past decade:

  • Wee Hur Holdings Ltd (SGX: E3B)
  • ARA Asset Management Limited (SGX: D1R)
  • Roxy-Pacific Holdings Ltd (SGX: E8Z)

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Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

Let’s have a few quick words about each company.

Wee Hur’s business activities include property development, building construction, property investments, and the ownership of dormitories. The company has developed both residential as well as industrial properties in Singapore; some of Wee Hur’s projects are MEGA@WOODLANDS (an industrial project), and Urban Residences.

Wee Hur is also active in Australia – it owns a commercial property there and is developing residential, retail, and office buildings as well.

Next up we have ARA Asset Management, a company which manages private real estate funds as well as private and public-listed real estate investment trusts. These funds and trusts are invested across a wide spectrum of the Asia Pacific region’s real estate sectors, such as office, retail, logistics/industrial, hospitality, and residential.

In Singapore’s stock market, the REITs managed by ARA include Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: F25U), Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: T82U), and Cache Logistics Trust (SGX: K2LU).

The last company on the list is Roxy-Pacific. The company mainly engages in the development and sale of residential and commercial properties. It also owns the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel and other investment properties.

Though the trio of companies mentioned above have been growing fast over the last 10 years, there is no guarantee that they can continue their feats in the next decade. Moreover it’s worth noting that they started as small companies (their revenues in 2015 were between S$27 million and S$46 million). In general, as a company grows larger, growth becomes harder to achieve.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Lawrence Nga doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.