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Investor 500 2015: Canada’s Top 15 companies by 5-year stock return

Looking for long-term winners? These company stocks have performed the best over the last five years

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Pharmaceuticals and biotech are heavily represented on the list of the top 15 stocks by 5-year total return. (Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty)

Canadian Business’s annual Investor 500 stock ranking typically sorts stocks by their one-year return on investment, but there are lots of other ways to rank the leading companies of the TSX.

Here are the companies that have shown the highest total cumulative return over the last five years:

RankCompanyTickerTotal 5-Year* Return (%)
1Neovasc Inc.NVC4,445.50
2Kelso Technologies Inc.KLS3,435.30
3Valeant Pharmaceuticals Int’l Inc.VRX1,541.00
4ProMetic Life Sciences Inc.PLI1,520.70
5Clearwater Seafoods Inc.CLR1,274.10
6Nobilis Health Corp.NHC1,262.90
7Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc.CPH1,187.10
8Constellation Software Inc.CSU1,076.30
9Boyd Group Income FundBYD.UN1,047.70
10AutoCanada Inc.ACQ1,017.00
11Whitecap Resources Inc.WCP786.7
12Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.ATD.B654
13DHX Media Ltd.DHX643.4
14Badger Daylighting Ltd.BAD581.7
15Poet Technologies Inc.PTK566.7
* As of May 1, 2015; † Trades on TSX Venture Exchange