Green Thumb Industries Reports Solid Quarter, Beats Estimates

 Green Thumb Industries Inc.  (OTCQX: GTBIF) reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2020. Revenue for Green Thumb increased 133.8% to $177.2 million for the fourth quarter over the same time period in 2019 and increased 12.8% sequentially. This beat analyst’s estimates according to Yahoo Finance for $167 million.

The company also reported a positive GAAP net income of $22.5 million or $0.11 per basic and diluted share. This beat the analyst’s estimates which were $0.06 according to Yahoo Finance. The company said it was the fourth consecutive quarter of positive cash flow from operations.

The full-year revenue increased 157.2% to $556.6 million versus 2019. The company also reported a positive GAAP net income of $15.0 million or $0.07 per basic and diluted share, compared with a GAAP net loss of $59.1 million or a loss of $0.31 per basic and diluted share in the prior year.

“This was a solid quarter to top off a milestone year for the Green Thumb team. In the fourth quarter, we delivered substantial revenue growth, expanded gross margins, recorded our fourth consecutive quarter of improved operating leverage, and achieved positive GAAP net income and EPS for the second quarter in a row. The entire Green Thumb team should be proud of these full-year 2020 numbers: $557 million of revenue, $180 million of Adjusted EBITDA, $15 million of GAAP net income, 7 cents a share of GAAP EPS and over $95 million in cash flow from operations,” said Green Thumb Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler.

Kovler added, “To start off 2021, we completed our U.S. initial public offering and first sale of SEC-registered shares directly to U.S. investors. We view the institutional support as a vote of confidence in our proven operating model and a leading indicator of what’s to come for the industry. The capital markets are waking up to the great American cannabis growth story and the ‘Green Wave’ is picking up steam.

“November 2020 also validated that Americans across the country from all walks of life want expanded access to cannabis. The new administration has indicated strong support for advancing comprehensive cannabis reform that will focus on social equity and recognize the wellness benefits of cannabis. The Green Thumb team is more energized than ever to provide consumers with more choices for well-being, create more jobs and opportunity for communities, and continue our advocacy for social equity.

“Green Thumb is well-positioned. Our balance sheet is strong, our brands are connecting with consumers and our capital projects are on track. At the same time, we will maintain our focus on diligent execution and high-value capital expenditure allocation that will create sustainable value for all our stakeholders. The real fun is just beginning.”

As of December 31, 2020, current assets were $183.9 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $83.8 million. Total debt outstanding was $99.1 million, $342.0 thousand of which is due within 12 months.The company secured $25 million in an amended sale and leaseback transaction with Innovative Industrial Properties (“IIP”) for its Toledo, Ohio manufacturing facility to fund the construction of a cultivation facility on the property

Debra Borchardt

Debra Borchardt is the Co-Founder, and Executive Editor of GMR. She has covered the cannabis industry for several years at Forbes, Seeking Alpha and TheStreet. Prior to becoming a financial journalist, Debra was a Vice President at Bear Stearns where she held a Series 7 and Registered Investment Advisor license. Debra has a Master's degree in Business Journalism from New York University.

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