XI'AN, China, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA; "China Green Agriculture", "we" or the "Company"), a company that mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its wholly-owned subsidiaries in China, today announced that the Company has been listed in Forbes Asia's list of 200 Best Under A Billion for the year 2013. For the complete list of Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion, please visit http://www.forbes.com/asia200/list/. This is the fourth consecutive year the Company is recognized by Forbes.
This year's 200 Best Under A Billion (the "BUB") list draws from over 15,000 publicly listed Asia-Pacific companies, each with annual revenue between US$5 million and US$1 billion. The top 200 companies were identified by Forbes editors based on their sales growth, earnings growth and return on equity in the past 12 months and over three years in the following criteria: five-year average return on equity and pretax margin greater than 10%, positive sales and earnings per share growth for both the most recent fiscal one and three-year periods, debt less than 75% of shareholders' equity, and a trading history of at least one year. Only 52 of the 200 repeat from last year, although a dozen others returned to the BUB from lists previous to that.
In recognition of the achievement of these 200 "Best Under A Billion" Companies, Mr. Tao Li, Chairman & CEO of the company and Mr. Kun Ren, CFO of the company were invited to attend the award ceremony organized by Forbes Asia on October 29, 2013.
"We are honored that Forbes Asia has recognized us as one of Asia's '200 Best under a Billion' companies, Mr. Kun Ren and I will attend the award ceremony," stated Mr. Tao Li. "We believe this accolade reflects our substantial business achievements and potential growth capability in the fertilizer industry."About China Green Agriculture, Inc.