Khiron Life Sciences Stock Slides On Earnings

Latin American cannabis company Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (TSXV: KHRN)(OTCQB: KHRNF) stock slid on news of the company’s second-quarter earnings. Khiron delivered a net loss for the three months ending June 30, 2019, of $10.6 million or $0.11 per share versus last year’s net loss of $6.2 million causing the company stock to drop by over 4% to lately trade at $1.15.

Khiron reported that its revenues of $2.2 million came from the sale of services at its clinics and sale of its cosmeceutical products, both of which began in the fourth quarter of 2018. The company said that revenues were in line with expectations and gross profits were consistent with the first quarter of 2019.

“We are pleased to report significant progress during the Q2 financial reporting period, including revenue generation, expansion of our Kuida cosmeceutical retail network, a growing and more profitable patient base at our ILANS clinics, closing of a $28.75 million bought deal and commencement of full operations at our completed Colombia lab facilities,” said Alvaro Torres , Khiron CEO and Director.

The company also delivered an adjusted EBITDA loss of $7.7 million for the second quarter, which was $2.7 million higher than last year and was attributed to the “growth of the business and readiness to grow in multiple countries.” In addition, Khiron said that it incurred $1.1 million in research and development costs in the second quarter of 2019 which were related to operating costs at the company’s cultivation site.

Mr. Torres added, “We are about to commence commercialization of our CBD strains of cannabis for medical purposes and subsequent to the quarter have received TSXV approval to bring Kuida to the U.S. market. As we strengthen our position in other jurisdictions, including Europe, to be ready for business as regulations open for us, our leadership, research, medical and operational teams continue to be fully focused towards our mission to be a Latin American cannabis leader with global growth.”

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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