Group MD of Signature International Bhd Tan Kee Chong won the Best CEO award at the inaugural Best Under Billion Awards 2015 held in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 6.
Tan has been instrumental in the growth of the company since it was established in 1994. The Signature brand is synonymous with the distribution of modular kitchen cabinet designs.
Also honoured were 14 companies in seven categories, namely Best Revenue Growth, Best Net Profit Growth, Best Return on Assets, Best Dividend Yield, Best Enterprise Growth, Best Cashflow from Operations, and Best in Transparency.
The awards have been created to recognise the best mid-cap and small cap companies – essentially those whose market capitalisation on Bursa Malaysia is under RM1 billion.
The biggest winner of the night was OSK Property Holdings Bhd. It posted a cumulative annual revenue growth rate of 45.8% for the last three financial years to take home the Best Revenue Growth prize. It also won the Overall Winner trophy.
The award ceremony was hosted by Focus Malaysia, a publication under the HCK Media Group.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low was the guest of honour. He also delivered the keynote address. Also present were Bursa Malaysia CEO Datuk Tajuddin Atan, HCK Media CEO Hng Hung Yong and Focus Malaysia senior editor-in-chief Chong Cheng Hai.
The full list of winners:
The winners lining up for a photo op with Minister in the PM’s Department Datuk Paul Low (5th from left) and HCK Media CEO Hng Hung Yong (6th from left).
Overall Winner: OSK Property Holdings Bhd
Best Return on Assets
Winner: Wellcall Holdings Bhd
Runner-up: Scicom (MSC) Bhd
Best Dividend Yield
Winner: Century Logistics Holdings Bhd
Runner-up: Country View Bhd
Best Enterprise Value Growth
Winner: George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd
Runner-up: Sunsuria Bhd
Best Cashflow from Operations
Winner: MKH Bhd
Runner-up: Huat Lai Resources Bhd
Best in Transparency
Winner: Hai-O Enterprise Bhd
Runner-up: MRCB-Quill REIT
Best Net Profit Growth
Winner: Asian Pac Holdings Bhd
Runner-up: Guocoland (Malaysia) Bhd
Best Revenue Growth
Winner: OSK Property Holdings Bhd
Runner-up: Knusford Bhd
Best CEO: Tan Kee Choong, founder of Signature International Bhd