I bought 1,000 share of OCA (Orthodontic Centers of America, Inc.) @ $4.76 in Datek account with a commission of $10.99.
I perceive this stock as a deep value buy because of the following considerations:
1) P/E ratio is less than 6.
2) FCF is strong; company is consistently paying off debt.
3) Significant insider holding and purchasing activities
4) Business fundamentals are strong; sensible business model of bringing more efficiency to the orthodontic practices.
Same as PPD, the stock has a very high short interest. Main reason for short is the perceived dissatisfactory results after merging with OrthAlliance. Some orthodontists from OrthAlliance stopped payment to OCA and brought lawsuit. Although revenue is somewhat impacted, I think the long-term risk is minimal. OCA is holding long servicing contract with the orthodontists and orthodontists can only buy out the practice to go out of the contract (which means cash for OCA).