- Recognised as one of the best-performing publicly-traded corporations in Massachusetts
Virtusa Corporation, a global IT services company that offers a broad range of information technology services, including IT consulting, technology implementation and application outsourcing, today announced that it has been named to the Boston Globe’s Globe 100 List, a prestigious ranking of the best-performing publicly-traded corporations in Massachusetts.
This is the first year since 2009 that a full 100 companies qualified for the prestigious listing, up from only 82 companies in 2010, illustrating the resurgence of the Massachusetts economy. Virtusa was ranked 42 and honoured as a company helping to drive this resurgence.
“The positive momentum we are seeing in the economic recovery is illustrated by the Globe 100 returning to full strength,” said Shirley Leung, Boston Globe business editor. “It’s a powerful testament to the resiliency of Massachusetts’ businesses.”
The Globe 100, now in its 24th year, ranks Bay State companies based on how well they increased sales, profits and returns for shareholders. The 2012 Globe 100 honours companies that delivered exceptional financial results during 2011.This year’s list is unique in that it represents those Massachusetts companies that have weathered the global recession and are now driving the rejuvenation of the economy.
“We are delighted to be recognised on Boston Globe’sGlobe 100 List given that Massachusetts is home to countless innovative and progressive companies,” said Virtusa Chairman and CEO Kris Canekeratne. “Year after year Virtusa continues to experience solid growth because of our strategic focus on helping clients accelerate their business outcomes, innovate, launch new products and services and improve IT efficiencies. It is an honour to be ranked in the Globe 100 and play a role in the resurgence of the Massachusetts economy.”
The annual ranking of companies appeared in a magazine published in The Boston Sunday Globe on Sunday, 20 May 2012 and can be seen at BostonGlobe.com/globe100.
The Globe 100 ranks Massachusetts-based public companies based on financial data from the four quarters ending 31 December, 2011. To be eligible, the company must be traded publicly for the entire 2011 calendar year on the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq or the American Stock Exchange and report revenue and profit for both 2010 and 2011. Companies are ranked on four criteria: return on average equity, one-year percentage change in revenue, one-year percentage change in profit margin and 2011 revenue.
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Virtusa provides end-to-end information technology (IT) services to Global 2000 companies. These services, which include IT consulting, application maintenance, development, systems integration and managed services, leverage a unique Platforming methodology that transforms clients’ businesses through IT rationalisation. Virtusa helps customers accelerate business outcomes by consolidating, rationalising, and modernising their core customer-facing processes into one or more core systems.
Virtusa delivers cost-effective solutions through a global delivery model, applying advanced methods such as Agile and Accelerated Solution Design to ensure that its solutions meet the clients’ requirements. As a result, its clients simultaneously reduce their IT operations cost while increasing their ability to meet changing business needs. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Virtusa has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.