Rational AG (RAA) – Brief Report

Rational AG makes and distributes cooking appliances used in professional kitchens. The company produces self-cooking appliances that use steam, hot air, or liquids to heat food combining conventional cooking systems, allowing for an automated meal-preparation process. The customers include restaurants, hotels, large-scale catering operations, and quick-service providers. Rational’s segments are reported as: DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Americas (North and Latin America) and Asia. Their core market is Europe, generating more than half of total sales revenue.

Nichols, Plc. (NICL) – Brief Report

Nichols PLC is a UK-based company which is in an international soft drinks business, selling products in both the still and carbonate categories. The company offers Vimto brand in the UK as well as the Middle East and Africa. It also holds other brands such as Feel Good, Panda, Starslush, Levi Roots and Sunkist. It is engaged in the supply of soft drinks to the retail, wholesale, catering, licensed and leisure industries. The company organizes its business into two segments namely still and carbonate. Geographically, its business is divided into four regions such as Middle East, Africa and Rest of the World.

Fuchs Petrolub SE (FPE3) – Brief Report

Fuchs Petrolub SE is holding company, which through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells high-grade lubricants and related specialties. The firm's product portfolio includes automotive lubricants sold primarily under the Titan brand, industrial lubricants sold primarily under the Renolin brand, metal processing lubricants, and special application lubricants. The company also provides a range of services including chemical process management, analytics, condition monitoring, and coating. Fuchs Petrolub organizes itself into three segments based on geography: Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa, and North and South America. The Europe segment generates the majority of revenue.

Asian Paints, Ltd. (APNT) – Brief Report

Asian Paints Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, sells, and distributes paints and coatings for decorative and industrial use in India and internationally. It operates in Paints and Home Improvement segments. The company offers its products through a network of deal and retail stores, as well as operates asianpaints.com/online-shop, an online shop, which sells color tools, wall stickers, and DIY kits for decor enthusiasts. Asian Paints Limited was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Croda International, Plc. (CRDA LN) – Brief Report

Croda is a British speciality chemicals company with 60% of sales generated outside Europe. The company has four segments: personal care, life sciences, performance technologies, and industrial chemicals. Personal care produces speciality and active ingredients for cosmetics and skin/hair care. The life sciences business manufactures products for healthcare and agrochemicals. Performance technologies produces additives for industrial products. Industrial chemicals largely sells byproducts from the other business lines.

Check Point Software (CHKP) – Brief Report

Check Point Software Technologies is a pure-play cybersecurity vendor. The company offers solutions for network, endpoint, cloud, and mobile security in addition to security management. Check Point, a software specialist, sells to enterprises, businesses, and consumers. At the end of 2017, 47% of its revenue was from the Americas, 36% from Europe, and 17% from Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. The Tel Aviv, Israel based firm was founded in 1993 and has about 5,000 employees.

Exponent (EXPO) – Brief Report

Exponent Inc is a United States- based company that provides engineering and scientific consulting services on a project-by-project basis. The company's consultant team is composed of scientists, physicians, engineers, as well as business and regulatory consultants. The company currently operates through two segments. The engineering and other scientific segments, which accounts for the majority of revenue, provides servicing encompassing biomechanics, biomedical engineering, buildings and structures, civil engineering, construction consulting, etc. The environmental and health segment covers chemical regulation and food safety, ecological and biological sciences, environmental and earth sciences, etc. The company generates almost all its revenue from America.

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) – Brief Report

Paychex Inc competes in the payroll outsourcing industry. It is the second-largest player in terms of revenue and focuses on providing this service to small and midsize businesses. Paychex was created from the consolidation of 17 payroll processors in 1979 and services about 650,000 clients. The firm has almost 13,000 employees and is based in Rochester, New York.

VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) – Brief Report

VeriSign is the sole authorized registry for several generic top-level domains, including the widely utilized .com and .net top-level domains. Additionally, the company operates two of the world's 13 root servers that are used to route Internet traffic. In 2018, the firm sold off its security services business, signaling a renewed focus on the core registry business. VeriSign generates about 60% of its sales from the United States.