Our Feature in Issue 35 of the Oddball Stocks Newsletter was on paired comparisons of listed and unlisted banks, highlighting the valuation discounts available in OTC banks:
It is difficult to look at the paired comparison of Bank of the James and Centric Bank without concluding that Centric is the better bank. Centric is certainly more efficient and more profitable. But the valuation difference is thirty percent of tangible book value. We find this really fascinating because these paired comparisons, using industry competitors of similar size, demonstrate a discount that arises purely by virtue of being OTC-listed instead of public. If the Oddball Stocks Newsletter stands for anything, it is for harvesting this OTC valuation discount.