These Were The 50 Best-Performing Companies On The OTCQX Market In 2019

These Were The 50 Best-Performing Companies On The OTCQX Market In 2019

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Each year, OTC Markets releases its OTCQX Best 50, an annual ranking of the top 50 companies on its top market tier, OTCQX. The list is based on an equal weighting of one-year total return and average daily dollar volume growth.

2019’s top performer is Canadian silver mining company New Pacific Metals Corp. NUPMF, whose shares rose 313% last year. Much of that rise occurred in the final 10 weeks of the year, as shares rose 96% from Sept. 24 to the end of the year.

Following New Pacific Metals is Canadian gold miner Lion One Metals Ltd. LOMLF, whose shares rose 298% last year. Both companies ended 2019 at or near all-time highs and proceeded to make new highs in January 2020.

Interestingly, each of the top eight companies on the 2020 list—and 23 of the 50 overall—are in the mining and resource industries, making it the most-represented industry on the list. Ten regional and community banks made the cut, including Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc. TYCB and Merchants & Marine Bancorp Inc MNMB, as did two cryptocurrency securities, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust GBTC and Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust ETCG, which returned 106% and 7.5% respectively in 2019.

Six companies from last year's ranking remained on the list: Anglo American plc NGLOY AAUKF)), Farmers & Merchants Bancorp FMCB, K92 Mining Inc KNTNF, and Teranga Gold Corporation TGCDF, Experian plc EXPGY EXPGF)), and JBS S.A. JBSAY.

JBS and Experian were among the group of large-cap international names that made the list. That group also includes Air Canada ACDVF and Royal DSM NV RDSMY, which returned 96% and 61% respectively last year.

According to OTC Markets, the 2020 OTCQX Best 50 companies returned an average of 91% last year on total dollar volume of $13.7 billion.

"The OTCQX Best Market offers the most efficient trading for established, investor-friendly U.S. and international companies that are looking to grow their businesses and increase their exposure to U.S. investors," said Jason Paltrowitz, OTC Markets EVP, Corporate Services. "This year's roster of industry leaders demonstrates the breadth, depth and diversity of companies represented on OTCQX."

In order to be eligible, companies were required to end the year trading on OTCQX, have a 2019 closing share price of at least $0.25, trade at least $500,000 in dollar volume for the year, and not be a "penny stock" as defined under SEC Rule 3a51-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Below is the full 2020 OTCQX Best 50 list:

Rank

Company

Symbol

1

New Pacific Metals Corp.

NUPMF

2

Lion One Metals Ltd.

LOMLF

3

K92 Mining Inc

KNTNF

4

Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.

IMPUY

5

Continental Gold Inc

CGOOF

6

Gran Colombia Gold Corp.

TPRFF

7

Alkane Resources Ltd.

ALKEF

8

PJSC Rostelecom

ROSYY

9

Medicine Man Technologies Inc.

(OTCQX: MDCL)

10

Century Next Financial Corp

CTUY

11

Nighthawk Gold Corp.

MIMZF

12

Balmoral Resources Ltd

BALMF

13

Crexendo, Inc.

CXDO

14

Flyht Aerospace Solutions, Ltd.

FLYLF

15

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

(OTCQX: FSUGY; FSUMF)

16

Marathon Gold Corp

MGDPF

17

ASM International N.V.

ASMIY

18

H2O Innovation Inc.

HEOFF

19

Leagold Mining Corporation

LMCNF

20

JBS S.A.

JBSAY

21

Denmark Bancshares, Inc.

DMKBA

22

Integra Resources Corp.

IRRZF

23

Community Bancorp of Santa Maria

CYSM

24

Skeena Resources Ltd.

SKREF

25

Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp.

(OTCQX: ONVC)

26

Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc.

OLNCF

27

Tix Corporation

TIXC

28

Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust (ETC)

ETCG

29

Chesapeake Gold Corp.

CHPGF

30

WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust

WPTIF

31

Royal DSM NV

RDSMY

32

Teranga Gold Corporation

TGCDF

33

Minco Silver Corp.

MISVF

34

Coral Gold Resources Ltd.

CLHRF

35

GoldMining Inc.

GLDLF

36

Metso Corporation

MXCYY

37

Air Canada

ACDVF

38

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC)

GBTC

39

BNCCORP, INC.

BNCC

40

C&C Group Plc

CCGGY

41

Isabella Bank Corp.

ISBA

42

Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc.

TYCB

43

Consumers Bancorp, Inc.

CBKM

44

Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B. De C.V.

(OTCQX: GBOOY; GBOOF)

45

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.

IVPAF

46

Merchants & Marine Bancorp Inc.

MNMB

47

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp

FMCB

48

Katahdin Bankshares Corp.

KTHN

49

Anglo American plc

(OTCQX: NGLOY; AAUKF)

50

Experian plc

(OTCQX: EXPGY; EXPGF)

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