OTC Markets Group Announces the 2022 OTCQX Best 50

1/24/2022, 1:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OTC Markets Group Inc.Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of the OTCQX®, OTCQB® and Pink® financial markets for over 11,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the 2022 OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of the top-performing OTCQX companies in the prior calendar year. These companies leverage the transparency and disclosure standards of the premium OTCQX market to increase their exposure among U.S. investors.

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 2022 OTCQX Best 50 were ranked based on their performance during the 2021 calendar year.

“The 2022 OTCQX Best 50 highlights a broad range of companies traded on the OTCQX Market. Much like the market itself these companies represent various sizes, geographies and sectors including mining, energy, technology, financial services and crypto. We are thrilled to see these companies grow, leveraging our regulated public markets,” said Jason Paltrowitz, OTC Markets Group EVP of Corporate Services. “We congratulate this year’s roster and are proud to recognize the impressive efforts of these companies.”

2022 OTCQX Best 50 Results and Highlights

The 2022 OTCQX Best 50 companies traded an aggregate $594 million in average daily dollar volume in 2021, up from $123 million in 2020. The companies delivered to investors a median total return of 81% in 2021. The median market cap for the companies ranked in this year’s list was just under $200 million, and among them were 9 companies with a market cap greater than $1 billion.

This year’s top performing company, Nanalysis Scientific Corp (OTCQX: NSCIF), is a Canadian developer and manufacturer of portable Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) devices for laboratory and industrial markets. Nanalysis Scientific Corp cross-trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) in Canada under the ticker symbol 'NSCI' and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol '1N1' also earning the ranking of the top performing international company on the 2022 OTCQX Best 50.

Canadian companies comprised a high concentration of the 2022 OTCQX Best 50, in addition six U.S. companies which were included in this year’s rankings. This year’s list also included representation from Euronext Amsterdam, Hong Kong Stock Exchange and ASX, demonstrating the success of OTCQX as a global gateway to connect issuers with the U.S. investment community.

Three community banks were also included among this year’s OTCQX Best 50 list:

  • GrandSouth Bancorporation (OTCQX: GRRB)
  • SVB&T Corporation (OTCQX: SVBT)
  • Coastal Carolina Bancshares Inc (OTCQX: CCNB)

Ten companies from last year’s ranking made their second appearance on the OTCQX Best 50 list in 2022. H2O Innovation Inc. and Grayscale Bitcoin Trust’s inclusion in this year’s list marks their third consecutive appearance on the OTCQX Best 50.

  • IsoEnergy Ltd. (OTCQX: ISENF)
  • Global Atomic Corp. (OTCQX: GLATF)
  • Neo Lithium Corp. (OTCQX: NTTHF)
  • Deep Yellow Ltd. (OTCQX: DYLLF)
  • Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund LLC (OTCQX: GDLC)
  • Converge Technology Solutions Corporation (OTCQX: CTSDF)
  • POET Technologies Inc. (OTCQX: POETF)
  • H2O Innovation Inc. (OTCQX: HEOFF)
  • Nanoxplore Inc. (OTCQX: NNXPF)
  • Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC) (OTCQX: GBTC)
  • Adventus Mng Corp. (OTCQX: ADVZF)

The 2022 OTCQX Best 50 Companies:

1Nanalysis Scientific Corp.(OTCQX: NSCIF)
2Constantine Metal Resources Ltd.(OTCQX: CNSNF)
3InPlay Oil Corp.(OTCQX: IPOOF)
4Filo Mining Corp.(OTCQX: FLMMF)
5Journey Energy Inc.(OTCQX: JRNGF)
6Opsens, Inc.(OTCQX: OPSSF)
7Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETH)(OTCQX: ETHE)
8IsoEnergy Ltd.(OTCQX: ISENF)
9Corsa Coal Corp.(OTCQX: CRSXF)
10Obsidian Energy Ltd.(OTCQX: OBELF)
11Global Atomic Corp.(OTCQX: GLATF)
12Neo Lithium Corp.(OTCQX: NTTHF)
14Petrus Resources Ltd.(OTCQX: PTRUF)
15Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust (ETC)(OTCQX: ETCG)
16Wow Unlimited Media Inc.(OTCQX: WOWMF)
17Labrador Gold Corp.(OTCQX: NKOSF)
18Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp.(OTCQX: WSTRF)
19Eloro Resources Ltd.(OTCQX: ELRRF)
20Taal Distributed Information Technologies Inc.(OTCQX: TAALF)
21Deep Yellow Ltd.(OTCQX: DYLLF)
22Torq Resources Inc.(OTCQX: TRBMF)
23Bombardier Inc.(OTCQX: BDRBF, BDRAF)
24Coastal Carolina Bancshares Inc(OTCQX: CCNB)
25Fission Uranium Corp.(OTCQX: FCUUF)
26Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund LLC(OTCQX: GDLC)
27Indiva Ltd.(OTCQX: NDVAF)
28Millennial Lithium Corp.(OTCQX: MLNLF)
29Converge Technology Solutions Corporation(OTCQX: CTSDF)
30POET Technologies Inc.(OTCQX: POETF)
314Front Ventures Corp.(OTCQX: FFNTF)
32Amerigo Resources Ltd.(OTCQX: ARREF)
33Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(OTCQX: ENZN)
34Yankuang Energy Group Co Ltd.(OTCQX: YZCAY, YZCHF)
35ASM International N.V.(OTCQX: ASMIY)
36NioCorp Developments Ltd.(OTCQX: NIOBF)
37Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc.(OTCQX: THBRF)
38SVB&T CorporationOTCQX: SVBT)
39Nuvo Pharmaceuticals Inc(OTCQX: MRVFF)
40Unrivaled Brands, Inc.(OTCQX: UNRV)
42Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.(OTCQX: IVPAF)
43H2O Innovation Inc.(OTCQX: HEOFF)
44Nanoxplore Inc.OTCQX: NNXPF)
45Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC)(OTCQX: GBTC)
46Corning Natural Gas Holding Corporation(OTCQX: CNIG, CNIGO, CNIGP)
47Table Trac, Inc.(OTCQX: TBTC)
48MariMed Inc.(OTCQX: MRMD)
49Adventus Mng Corp.(OTCQX: ADVZF)
50GrandSouth Bancorporation(OTCQX: GRRB)

OTC Markets Group applied the following criteria to eligible companies traded on OTCQX on December 31, 2021, to determine which companies would qualify for the 2022 OTCQX Best 50:

  • traded on OTCQX on December 31, 2020
  • closing share price of $0.25 or greater on December 31, 2021
  • closing share price on December 31, 2021, greater than on December 31, 2020
  • traded equal to or greater than $500,000 in dollar volume in 2021
  • not a “penny stock” on December 31, 2021, as defined under SEC Rule 3a51-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • member of the OTCQX Composite Index as of December 31, 2021

View the complete 2022 OTCQX Best 50 ranking.

OTC Markets Group reserves discretion to omit companies from the ranking that no longer demonstrate the OTCQX market standards of transparency and wide distribution of news and financial disclosure.

The OTCQX Best 50 is for informational purposes only. Neither OTC Markets Group Inc. nor its affiliates make any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing.

About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the OTCQX® Best Market, the OTCQB® Venture Market and the Pink® Open Market for over 11,000 U.S. and global securities.  Through our regulated OTC Link® Alternative Trading Systems, the Company connects a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services.  We enable investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice and empower companies to improve the quality of information available for their investors.

OTC Link ATS, OTC Link ECN and OTC Link NQB are each an SEC regulated ATS, operated by OTC Link LLC, a FINRA and SEC registered broker-dealer, member SIPC.

To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient markets, visit www.otcmarkets.com.

Media Contact:
OTC Markets Group Inc., +1 (212) 896-4428, media@otcmarkets.com

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