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10 Solid Companies

A look at ten companies across sectors that have battled in these tough times and are good investment bets

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. This month's cover story is no different. The story focuses on ten companies that have, in spite of the difficult times, reported strong earnings growth, have relatively low debt and are still trading below their 5-year earnings growth. The companies in this list reported an average earnings growth of 31 per cent, have sales of 25 per centabove the Sensex growth rate and have high return on capital averaging 37 per cent.

There are companies from the IT, paints, bearings, gas and other sectors. All companies are trading below their 5-year EPS growth rate which averaged 37 per cent. The ten companies have proved their mettle in trying times of weak operating environmentwithout financing their growth on too much debt. These are the ten best for the times according to our analysts, who have hand-picked these companies with rigorous research and analysis.

To read in detail about each of the ten companies, an interview with a fund manager managing three mid- and small cap fund, besides market views by our columnists...Subscribe the September 2012 issue of Wealth Insight now.