Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Bank Of The Ozarks Offers Rare Growth, But It'll Cost You

Watching Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) continue to climb higher is a little like standing outside of a restaurant and watching people eat your favorite food. I have tremendous respect for this bank's management and its business plan, but I've never been able to construct a model that makes me comfortable with the valuation. That's particularly true given that the bank hasn't exceeded my financial performance expectations by all that much, suggesting to me that Wall Street is simply willing to pay more for the company's growth than I am.

Not much has really changed in any of those respects. I like the company's 2015 acquisitions and I believe OZRK can generate more than 25% earnings growth per

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