Flower One Holdings Inc. (CSE: FONE) (OTCQX: FLOOF) announced preliminary third-quarter revenue of $11.5 million surpassing its Q3 2020 revenue guidance range of $9.8 million and $10.8 million. The company did not state whether it had any profits or net losses. Flower One said it continues to expect its third-quarter gross margin to be in line with its previous guidance of 30-35%.
“These past few months have demonstrated Flower One’s resilience and ability to reemerge through COVID-19 with momentum as evidenced by our strong, preliminary quarterly revenue,” said Ken Villazor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flower One. “The Company continues to increase its market penetration by providing our retail partners with a consistent supply of some of the highest-quality products and premium brands available in the Nevada market.”
In addition to the third-quarter figures, Flower One said that its year-to-date gross sales, thru the month ending September, were roughly $24.2 million. The company also noted that its initial launch of Cookies and 22 Red demonstrated its ability and ongoing priority to transition its product revenue mix towards premium quality and higher gross margin sales. Kiva’s Blackberry Blitz Game On Camino gummies were also launched as a nod to the Las Vegas Raider’s inaugural season in Nevada.
$39 Million Loan
Last week the company announced that it has entered into a term debt loan agreement for $39 million with Subversive Real Estate Acquisition REIT LP. As part of the Loan Agreement, Flower One granted Subversive REIT a two-year option to pursue a sale-leaseback transaction to purchase Flower One’s 455,000 square-foot cannabis cultivation and production facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada for up to $80 million, and subsequently lease it back to the company. Proceeds of the loan will be used to replace an existing $30 million term loan that would have been due in June 2021, as well as to fund general corporate purposes and other Company debt obligations.
“Subversive REIT is positioned to be a leader in the U.S. cannabis real estate market,” said Ken Villazor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flower One. “We are excited to have this opportunity to build a strategic partnership with such a deeply connected and highly-knowledgeable cannabis real estate partner that is poised to benefit Flower One both in the near- and long-term as we continue to enhance our operations in Nevada.”
Following the end of the quarter Flower One said that it has taken the following actions:
- The implementation of brand partner Lift Ticket’s proprietary pre-roll technology and processes;
- The signing of Nature’s Lab, an award-winning concentrate producer, as both a brand partner and SOP consultant to further increase and accelerate both quality and capabilities of Flower One’s production lab; and
- The launch of previously announced brand partner Heavy Hitters with the shipment of the first order to retail.