4 Mid Sized Companies that Have Scored 100% Returns in 5 Years

There are some investors who prefer large companies for its stability. There are also some investors prefer small companies which might provide growth.

And then, there others investors who might like a bit of both.

The FTSE Mid Cap Index might offer insight to the world of mid-sized companies: not too small that it can be crushed by bigger competitors and not too big where growth might be limited. Some of these mid-cap companies have produced healthy returns over the past five years.

A recent report provides some insight into the components of the index. From there, I picked out four companies which have produces total returns over 100% in the last five years (data as of 30 September 2016):

  1. Airline caterer SATS Ltd (SGX: S58) stands out in Singapore’s mid-cap space, pitching in total returns of over 195% in the last five years. It has a market capitalization of S$5.5 billion and has a presence in 45 airports in 12 countries.
  2. The next best performer comes from the real estate investment trust (REIT) arena. Mapletree Industrial Trust (SGX: ME8U) has a market capitalization of S$3.2 billion. The industrial-based REIT has 85 properties under its umbrella, and is a one of the five candidates for the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI).       
  3. A STI component, CapitaLand Commercial Trust (SGX: C61U) has also produced returns over 100% over the last five years. As its name suggests, the commercial-based REIT has clocked in returns of almost 109% over the period. CapitaLand Commercial Trust has 10 properties in its portfolio and has a market capitalization of S$4.7 billion.
  4. Finally, another REIT, Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: T82U) delivered total returns above 100% over the same period. Suntec REIT owns its a sizable stake in Suntec City and weighs in with a market capitalization of S$4.3 billion.

To be sure, not all mid-cap companies have delivered satisfying returns. For instance, the S$4.5 billion market cap Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (SGX: E5H) has disappointed investors with a near-37% in negative total returns over the last five years.

As investors, we might want to do our due diligence for all companies of all sizes. 

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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 Chin Hui Leong owns shares in Suntec REIT.