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

Join Seeking Alpha PRO to read this archived article and 11,574 other archived articles
IDEA GENERATORXExclusive access to 10 PRO ideas every day
INVESTING IDEAS LIBRARYXExclusive access to PRO library of more than 15,000 ideas
SECTOR EXPERT NETWORKXExclusive access to all sector experts for direct consultation
PERFORMANCE TRACKINGXTrack performance of all PRO stock ideas
PROFESSIONAL TOOLSXProfessional Idea Filters to zero-in based on industry, market cap and more
"In just the first month of using PRO, I used it to generate two ideas which were actionable for me. As a result of these two positions, I have earned more than 20 times the annual subscription costs for PRO."Michael Yagemann, Greenbridge Capital
"I am pleasantly surprised with the scope of small and mid-cap coverage PRO offers. You can't find that any where else."Patrick Rice, Mainstay Capital Management
You may cancel at any time for any reason, and receive a prompt refund for membership on months paid and not used (max. 6 months). Details