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

Spencer Israel

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. (OTCQX: 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. (OTCQX: 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. (OTCQX: TYCB) and Merchants & Marine Bancorp Inc (OTCQX: MNMB), as did two cryptocurrency securities, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (OTCQX: GBTC) and Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust (OTCQX: ETCG), which returned 106% and 7.5% respectively in 2019.

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

JBS and Experian were among the group of large-cap international names that made the list. That group also includes Air Canada (OTCQX: ACDVF) and Royal DSM NV (OTCQX: 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.

(OTCQX: NUPMF)

2

Lion One Metals Ltd.

(OTCQX: LOMLF)

3

K92 Mining Inc

(OTCQX: KNTNF)

4

Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.

(OTCQX: IMPUY)

5

Continental Gold Inc

(OTCQX: CGOOF)

6

Gran Colombia Gold Corp.

(OTCQX: TPRFF)

7

Alkane Resources Ltd.

(OTCQX: ALKEF)

8

PJSC Rostelecom

(OTCQX: ROSYY)

9

Medicine Man Technologies Inc.

(OTCQX: MDCL)

10

Century Next Financial Corp

(OTCQX: CTUY)

11

Nighthawk Gold Corp.

(OTCQX: MIMZF)

12

Balmoral Resources Ltd

(OTCQX: BALMF)

13

Crexendo, Inc.

(OTCQX: CXDO)

14

Flyht Aerospace Solutions, Ltd.

(OTCQX: FLYLF)

15

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

(OTCQX: FSUGY; FSUMF)

16

Marathon Gold Corp

(OTCQX: MGDPF)

17

ASM International N.V.

(OTCQX: ASMIY)

18

H2O Innovation Inc.

(OTCQX: HEOFF)

19

Leagold Mining Corporation

(OTCQX: LMCNF)

20

JBS S.A.

(OTCQX: JBSAY)

21

Denmark Bancshares, Inc.

(OTCQX: DMKBA)

22

Integra Resources Corp.

(OTCQX: IRRZF)

23

Community Bancorp of Santa Maria

(OTCQX: CYSM)

24

Skeena Resources Ltd.

(OTCQX: SKREF)

25

Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp.

(OTCQX: ONVC)

26

Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc.

(OTCQX: OLNCF)

27

Tix Corporation

(OTCQX: TIXC)

28

Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust (ETC)

(OTCQX: ETCG)

29

Chesapeake Gold Corp.

(OTCQX: CHPGF)

30

WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust

(OTCQX: WPTIF)

31

Royal DSM NV

(OTCQX: RDSMY)

32

Teranga Gold Corporation

(OTCQX: TGCDF)

33

Minco Silver Corp.

(OTCQX: MISVF)

34

Coral Gold Resources Ltd.

(OTCQX: CLHRF)

35

GoldMining Inc.

(OTCQX: GLDLF)

36

Metso Corporation

(OTCQX: MXCYY)

37

Air Canada

(OTCQX: ACDVF)

38

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC)

(OTCQX: GBTC)

39

BNCCORP, INC.

(OTCQX: BNCC)

40

C&C Group Plc

(OTCQX: CCGGY)

41

Isabella Bank Corp.

(OTCQX: ISBA)

42

Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc.

(OTCQX: TYCB)

43

Consumers Bancorp, Inc.

(OTCQX: CBKM)

44

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

(OTCQX: GBOOY; GBOOF)

45

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.

(OTCQX: IVPAF)

46

Merchants & Marine Bancorp Inc.

(OTCQX: MNMB)

47

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp

(OTCQX: FMCB)

48

Katahdin Bankshares Corp.

(OTCQX: KTHN)

49

Anglo American plc

(OTCQX: NGLOY; AAUKF)

50

Experian plc

(OTCQX: EXPGY; EXPGF)

 

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