New Delhi, 30th July 2018: India-based BLS International, a specialist provider of Visa, Passport, Attestation and Citizen Services to the Governments across the world, with USD 261 million market cap and USD 122 million in sales has made it to the Forbes Asia’s 2018 list of 'Best under a Billion' top 200 publicly listed companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
From a universe of 24,000 companies in Asia-Pacific, only four Indian companies were selected on sales/revenue and earnings growth in the past 12 months and over three years, and for the strongest five-year return on equity.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shikhar Agarwal, Joint Managing Director, BLS International said,” It’s a matter of great pride that BLS International has been named on such a prestigious list and is amongst the top 200 listed companies in the Asia-Pac region. Such a listing is a testament to the sheer hard work put in by the company and its employees, not just in India but across the globe.”
The “Best Under A Billion” list honours 200 small- to medium-sized public companies in the Asia Pacific region with annual revenue between USD 5 million and USD 1 billion, and a track record of strong top- and bottom-line growth and have publicly traded for at least a year.
The selection of 200 is un-ranked but comparatively produced the highest sales and earnings per share growth for both the most recent fiscal one- and three-year periods, and the strongest one- and five-year average return on equity. The final list of 200 is truly a select field—the top 1% in their sector.
About BLS International:
BLS International is amongst world’s largest specialist service provider for outsourcing of visa, passport, consular, attestation and citizen services to the Governments and diplomatic missions globally since 2005. From pre-travel information processes, data processing and biometrics capture of applicants to acceptance of crucial travel documents, BLS plays the catalyst in making visa process easy and effortless. BLS has operations in more than 62 countries and provides services globally. BLS is also an authorized Service Provider for attestation of documents by the Ministry of External Affairs, India.
Globally, BLS International serves client governments via visa & passport application centers across Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, North America and the Middle East for over 36 client governments. BLS International has operations certified by ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 27001-2013 for Information Security Management Systems, ISO 23026:2015 for Systems and Software Engineering and ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 & ISO 26000:2010 for Provision of Visa Processing, Attestation, Consular and Citizen Services. The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Ltd.
Symbol: NSE - BLS - BSE: 540073 - MSEI: BLS