Did you know that over 80% of all Bursa Malaysia-listed companies have a market capitalisation of below RM1 bil? They are involved in every sector and industry and are the lifeblood of the Malaysian economy providing job opportunities.
Most have humble beginnings as family businesses or small and medium enterprises but have grown to be a significant, if not the dominant, players in their areas of expertise. Several have even expanded beyond Malaysia to set up shop around the world.
Yet many are not easily recognisable names even among investors and analysts.
Focus Malaysia's Best Under Billion Awards (BUB Awards) has changed that by shining the spotlight on the best of these companies.
Held annually since 2015, the awards were conceptualised to acknowledge the achievements of these often underappreciated businesses which deserve to be recognised and commended for their stellar performances.
On Nov 9, 2018 the BUB awards were once again held at the KL Hilton to honour the best companies in their class within a market cap range of RM150 mil and RM950 mil. The awards are supported by Bursa Malaysia while the judging and selection process were vetted by KPMG.
Awards were given to those who charted the best financial results and shareholder value over the past three years, including those with a record of strong sustainability, good governance and return to shareholders. From these category winners, an overall winner was also be chosen.
Furthermore, a captain of industry who exemplifies strong and visionary leadership was honoured. Check out the winners!