CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX:TRST) (NYSE:CTST) reported that its quarterly revenue rose 115% to $16.9 million versus last year’s $7.8 million for the same time period. 67% of the revenue came through the medical channel and 33% through the recreational channel for the quarter ending March 31, 2019. The net income for the quarter was $12.8 million, a big improvement sequentially over the loss of $25 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2018.
“The CannTrust team delivered exceptional operational growth in the first quarter, with harvested production of over 9,400kg. This is a 96% increase in production over the prior quarter and reflects the impact of the investments made into our facilities, as well as process improvements to increase throughput,” said Peter Aceto, CannTrust CEO. “With the successful closing of our equity offering providing gross proceeds of US$170 million, we are well positioned to execute on our growth plans. Our fully-permitted Phase 2 expansion is expected to reach its full capacity of 50,000kg on an annual basis in the third quarter of 2019, and our 81 acres of land for outdoor cultivation has been prepared and we are awaiting regulatory approval to start planting. We have commenced work on our Phase 3 expansion in Niagara, which we expect will add a further 50,000kg of annual capacity. All told, we continue to expect to exit 2020 at a production rate of between 200,000kg to 300,000kg per year.”
CannTrust report that it sold over 3,000kg of dried cannabis equivalent, a nearly 200% increase over the prior year, at an average net price of $5.47 per gram. The company said that cost of sales per gram sold and cash cost per gram sold were $3.03 and $2.77, respectively, compared to $3.08 and $2.94, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2018. The total active patient count reached 68,000 on March 31, 2019, a 70% increase over the first quarter of 2018
The company acquired 81 acres of land in British Columbia for outdoor cultivation with a potential yield of 75,000kg of production in 2019, subject to regulatory approval. CannTrust obtained all necessary permits from the Town of Pelham for the construction of the 390,000 square foot Phase 3 expansion.
The company is developing innovative products for the expected legalization of new product formats in Canada later in 2019. These products include vape pens, beverages, confectionaries, and healthcare products. CannTrust said it is also making strategic investments into its operational capacity to prepare for expected increases in demand for its products.
The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (TSX: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) reported that its third-quarter 2019 net revenue was $10 million, a 382% increase from $2.1 million in Q3 2018 and a 29% sequential increase from the second quarter. Still, the company delivered a net loss of $7.1 million for the quarter, almost double the net loss of $3.3 million for the same time period in 2018.
“Our Company is pleased with the results of our third quarter financials and with the progress made thus far on our strategic priorities for the 2019 calendar year. This quarter saw a marked increase in revenue on both an annual and quarter-over-quarter basis. This revenue growth was driven by an increase in our capacity at the 7ACRES facility, a ramping up of our product packaging capabilities and, we believe, consumer preference for high-quality cannabis,” said Navdeep Dhaliwal, CEO of The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc.
The company said that across Canada, sales revenue from recreational markets increased 63% between FYQ22019 and FYQ32019. Over the quarter, Supreme said it worked with MediPharm Labs Inc. (TSXV: LABS), a leading cannabis extractor, to produce its premium oil products line. As announced in November 2018, under MediPharm and Supreme Cannabis’ three-year contract, 7ACRES will supply a minimum of approximately 1,000 kg of high-quality cannabis trim per year as input to MediPharm for the extraction and production of premium, high-terpene cannabis oil products.
Halo Labs Inc. (AGEEF) reported first-quarter 2019 revenue of $8,718,503 versus $2,168,976 in first quarter period in 2018. The company is projecting nearly $50 million in revenue and 332 percent organic growth over 2018. The company also delivered a $2.9 million net loss for the quarter, higher than last year’s net loss of $1.8 million for the same time period.
The revenue increased 302% over the year with first-time contributions from Coastal Harvest and HLO Ventures the California and Nevada operations, respectively. There was also a 32.8% increase in revenues at the Oregon operation known as ANM, Inc. ANM revenues were $2,879,769 in the quarter versus $2,168,976 during the same period in 2018. Coastal Harvest commenced its first year with revenues of $5,324,369, while HLO posted inaugural revenues of $514,365.