It was a busy week for earnings and most of them came from the biotech side of the industry.
GW Pharmaceuticals reported that its revenue rose 34.6% to $3.5 million and its net loss fell 31.7% to $35.7 million. The company also said it was gearing up for the launch of its drug Epidiolex, which was approved by the FDA by hiring more people. GW also continued to state that it expects cannabis to be rescheduled as a result of the FDA approval.
Insys Therapeutics Inc. (INSY) delivered its second-quarter numbers on Wednesday missing analysts estimates for revenues and earnings. This was following an earlier announcement that it had settled with the Department of Justice saying that it had agreed to pay $150 million over five years.
Arena Pharmaceuticals reported a net loss of $31 million or 65 cents per share, which missed analysts estimates by 3 cents. Don’t worry, the company is sitting on a cash equivalent and investments balance of $592.4 million.
General Cannabis Corp (CANN) announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The company delivered a net loss of $3.6 million for the quarter a 130% drop from the previous year’s loss of $1.5 million for the same time period. The loss per share was ($0.10) versus last year’s loss of ($0.08). Revenues jumped to $1.1 million from last year’s $833,000.
In the non-earnings news – Willam “Beau” Wrigley joined Surterra Wellness’ board and helped the company close a $65 million fundraising round bringing that company’s total raise to $100 million. The medical marijuana company is focused on the Florida and Texas markets.
Navy Capital invested $3 million into Nevada-based Oasis Cannabis. The deal could go higher if the overallotment is taken pushing it to $5.75 million.
Aurora Cannabis entered into an LOI to acquire HotHouse Consulting.
Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), a publicly traded cannabis-related hydroponics supply companies is returning to the OTCQB Venture Market.