Jushi Reports Rising Revenue, Increases Guidance

Jushi Holdings Inc. (CSE: JUSH) (OTCMKTS: JUSHF) delivered revenue of $24.9 million for the third quarter ending September 30, 2020, which was an increase of 67% over the second quarter. Still, the company reported a net loss of $30 million or $0.31 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $9.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, in the second quarter. The earnings and revenues both missed estimates by Yahoo Finance for revenue of $27.8 million and earnings of ($0.08).

Jushi attributed the increase in revenue to the strong growth at the BEYOND/HELLO stores in Illinois and Pennsylvania, a partial contribution from the recently acquired Pennsylvania grower-processor permit holder, and improved market conditions in Nevada. On a same-store sales basis, the company said that revenue increased by approximately 45%, compared to the second quarter of 2020, excluding two temporarily closed stores in Philadelphia. The company said that the $20.7 million increase in net losses in the third quarter was driven primarily by the increase in the derivative warrant liability prompted by the rise of its share price from $1.31 on June 30, 2020, to $2.44 on September 30, 2020, partially offset by a net gain on a business combination, higher revenue and gross profit.

“Jushi delivered another outstanding quarter, generating revenues at the high-end of our previously provided guidance range and achieving Adjusted EBITDA profitability for the first time in the Company’s history,” said Jim Cacioppo, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Founder of Jushi. “Our strategic roll out continues and I’m pleased with the initial reception following the recent openings of our latest BEYOND/HELLO retail stores in Santa Barbara, California and Reading, Pennsylvania. As previously announced, we are also looking forward to opening our first retail dispensary in Virginia, two additional stores in Illinois, and further enhancing our newly acquired grower-processor facility in Scranton, Pennsylvania.”

The company also noted that the adjusted EBITDA of $1.9 million was a $3.1 million improvement over the second quarter of 2020. Jushi also said that it had $43.2 million of cash and marketable securities on the balance sheet as of September 30, 2020, and approximately $73 million on pro forma basis for same period including the October equity raise.

Outlook

Mr. Cacioppo added, “We continued to see strong momentum in the business as we exited the third quarter, and as a result, we expect to see further expansion in revenue and profitability through the balance of the year. We continue to optimize our operations, including allowing more transactions to be fulfilled through our online reservation system at BEYOND-HELLO.com, adding additional point-of-sale stations in our stores in Illinois and Pennsylvania, and leveraging data analytics to offer more targeted promotions. We have also upgraded our talent by adding several new hires in the third quarter with expertise in retail, cultivation, and security. The positive impact of these changes is just beginning to be realized, and we expect to be able to continue to deliver strong results in the fourth quarter and full-year 2021.”

Mr. Cacioppo added, “As a result of our expectation for continued strong operating results for the remainder of the year, we are increasing our fourth quarter 2020 revenues guidance from $25 to $30 million to $28 to $30 million and expect fourth-quarter 2020 Adjusted EBITDA to be between $2.5 and $3.0 million. For the first quarter of 2021, we expect revenues to be between $37 and $40 million and Adjusted EBITDA to be between $4.0 to $5.0 million. We are also maintaining our 2021 revenue guidance of $205 to $255 million and our 2021 Adjusted EBITDA guidance of approximately $40 to $50 million.”

The stock was lately trading at $3.31, not far from its 52-week high of $3.59.

 

Debra Borchardt

Debra Borchardt is the CEO, Co-Founder, and Editor-In-Chief 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 Masters degree in Business Journalism from New York University.


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