Software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has emerged as the biggest wealth creator over the past five years, while Reliance Industries (RIL) and Reliance Communications Ltd top the list of companies where investors lost the most in terms of market capitalisation, says a study.
TCS pushed ITC Ltdto the second slot to occupy the top position. The tobacco major was the biggest wealth creator in the last year's report calculated for 2007-12, Motilal Oswal's 18th annual wealth creation study said.
A wealth creation study conducted by financial services company Motilal Oswal analysed wealth created by 100 companies between 2008 and 2013 in terms of their market capitalisation, after adjusting for mergers, demergers, fresh issuance of capital and buy back of shares.
The list of the "top 10 wealth destroyers" during 2008-13 are Reliance Industries, Reliance Communications, MMTC, NMDC Ltd, DLF Ltd, Reliance Power, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), SAIL, Bharti Airtel and NTPC, the study said.
Others in the 'Top 10' list of biggest wealth creators are HDFC Bank, Infosys, Sun Pharma, ONGC, HDFC, Tata Motors, HUL and Wipro.
According to the study, seven out of the top 10 biggest wealth creators during the period are non-cyclicals, two consumer goods companies and five are global non-cyclicals.
TTK Prestige retained its place as the fastest wealth creator again during the period, as its stock price multiplied 28 times, translating into annualised return of 95 per cent, the study said.
Nine of the top 10 fastest wealth creators had a market cap of under Rs 5,000 crore in 2008 and seven of the top 10 were below 15 times their price earnings ratio in 2008.
"Mid and small-cap companies with the right business models, able management and bought at reasonable valuations, delivered handsome returns irrespective of economic and stock market conditions," Motilal Oswal Joint Managing Director Ramdeo Agrawal said.
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