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The Results are in… Congratulations to the 2020 OTCQX® Best 50

OTC Markets is pleased to announce the 2020 OTCQX Best 50 – an annual list of the top 50 U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market.  This year’s roster of industry leaders demonstrates the breadth, depth and diversity of the companies that trade on our premium market.

An overview of the 2020 OTCQX Best 50:

2020 OTCQX Best 50 companies traded an aggregate $13.7 billion in dollar volume in 2019.  The companies delivered to investors an average total return of 91%.

Comprising this year’s list are established U.S. community banks, smaller growth and developing companies and leading foreign exchange-listed global brands looking to build their profile with U.S. investors.

New Pacific Metals Corp. (OTCQX: NUPMF), a Canadian exploration and development company, which  cross-trades on the TSX Venture Exchange, garnered this year’s number 1 ranking as well as the top performing international company.  They are among 22 Canadian companies rounding out the list of the OTCQX Best 50.

This year’s OTCQX Best 50 included 20 companies that paid a dividend in 2019 and 14 companies featured in the OTCQX Billion+ Index (.OTCQXBIL).

Regional and Community Banks

Our OTCQX Market provides banks with a more efficient, cost effective market to build shareholder value— all without sacrificing visibility or liquidity. This year, ten regional and community banks were included in the OTCQX Best 50 list:

  • BNCCORP, INC. (OTCQX: BNCC)
  • Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc. (OTCQX: TYCB)
  • Century Next Financial Corp (OTCQX: CTUY)
  • Community Bancorp of Santa Maria (OTCQX: CYSM)
  • Consumers Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: CBKM)
  • Denmark Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: DMKBA)
  • Farmers & Merchants Bancorp (OTCQX: FMCB)
  • Isabella Bank Corp. (OTCQX: ISBA)
  • Katahdin Bankshares Corp. (OTCQX: KTHN)
  • Merchants & Marine Bancorp Inc. (OTCQX: MNMB)

A global footprint

The 2020 OTCQX Best 50 represents the expansive global reach of our OTCQX Market with 34 Foreign Exchange-Listed Companies cross-trading on 11 Foreign Exchanges representing 10 countries:

Foreign Exchange Country
ASX – Australian Securities Exchange Australia
BM&F Bovespa Brazil
Bolsa Mexicana de Valores Mexico
Euronext Amsterdam Netherlands
Irish Stock Exchange Ireland
JSE South Africa
LSE – London Stock Exchange UK
Moscow Exchange Russia
Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki Finland
Toronto Stock Exchange Canada
TSX Venture Exchange Canada

Six companies from last year’s ranking remained on the OTCQX Best 50 list in 2020:

  • Anglo American plc (OTCQX: NGLOY; AAUKF)
  • Experian plc (OTCQX: EXPGY; EXPGF)
  • Farmers & Merchants Bancorp (OTCQX: FMCB)
  • JBS S.A. (OTCQX: JBSAY)
  • K92 Mining Inc (OTCQX: KNTNF)
  • Teranga Gold Corporation (OTCQX: TGCDF)

We are proud to recognize the efforts of our 2020 OTCQX Best 50 companies and their commitment to providing their investors with the premium trading experience the OTCQX Market delivers.

For additional information and to view the complete 2020 OTCQX® Best 50 ranking, please click here.

The OTCQX Best 50 is an annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market, based on an equal weighting of one-year total return and average daily dollar volume growth. Companies in the 2020 OTCQX Best 50 were ranked based on their performance during the 2019 calendar year. 

Source: OTC Markets Blog

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Rising Above with a Winning IR Strategy

When the fundamentals of Investor Relations – telling a compelling story to the right investors – are upheld, the results can be extremely positive. However, it can be difficult for small and microcap companies to properly resource IR given that their smaller teams are often tasked with multiple responsibilities.

Over the past three years, OTC Markets and IR Magazine have co-hosted the IR Magazine Awards – Small Cap. The most recent awards provided key learning on how a well-designed IR strategy helps drive the success of the company.

Our recent whitepaper with IR Magazine underscores a range of IR best practices from the nominees and winners, including:

  • A successful rebranding campaign by Safehold
  • Industry-leading investor targeting by RMS Medical Products
  • Enhanced investor communication by NAPCO Security Technologies

Portfolio managers also share what they are looking for in terms of a winning IR strategy from the companies in which they invest.

To view the complete report: “What does it take to have a winning IR strategy?”, please visit IR Magazine.

Source: OTC Markets Blog