From OTC Markets Website: Equity research is a cornerstone of better informed and more efficient markets. With traditional coverage tied to trading activity, it can be difficult for smaller companies to receive analyst attention and for smaller investors to access research. That’s why OTC Markets Group has created our Research Marketplace – to provide our OTCQX and OTCQB companies with research providers tailored to meet their specific needs.
Investors value third party research, as it provides an independent view of a company’s performance, valuation estimates, and analysis of their financials, operations and management. Analysts’ reports and earnings estimates in financial databases provide key data points for both fundamental and quantitative investors. Widespread access to high quality analyst coverage helps online and institutional investors make informed decisions in order to better analyze and benchmark a company and helps the company maximize its public market visibility, valuation and liquidity.