Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. Archives - Green Market Report

StaffNovember 29, 2021
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Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (CSE: EMH) (OTCQX: EMHTF) announced that it is leaving the cannabis industry and pivoting to a pharmaceutical development focus. Emerald said it is looking for buyers for its cannabis assets to further strengthen its already strong capital position. The company also said that it plans significant cost cuts to decrease its monthly net burn. In addition to that, Emerald Health reported that its President and CEO Riaz Bandali was leaving the company at the end of December. The company had begun to see an increase in revenues, but the net losses continued to outweigh the progress made on that front.

“Our management team and staff have shown exemplary commitment and effort in advancing Emerald’s cannabis business, but in a market with a very large number of cannabis operating licenses, increasing competition, and declining retail prices, the path to achieving profitability and increasing shareholder value has been very challenging,” said Jim Heppell, Chairman of Emerald’s Board of Directors. “Instead of committing additional capital and effort to focus on this very challenging and saturated market, the Board has decided that Emerald shareholders would be better served by the company exiting the recreational and medical cannabis business and pivoting into pharmaceutical development. We will now set out on a new business path that we believe has much greater potential to increase shareholder value.”

Emerald will file its third-quarter financial results on Monday, November 29Emerald said it plans to maximize its cash position and seek business opportunities in pharmaceutical development where the Board of Emerald has significant expertise. Any such acquisitions or dispositions are subject to regulatory approval and may be subject to shareholder approval.

“Riaz originally committed to take Emerald through a restructuring to achieve financial stability, and over the past two years he has been successful in repositioning Emerald, restructuring its balance sheet, and maximizing its cash position. Having reached a logical point with that effort, he has been planning to pursue new opportunities. We appreciate what Riaz has done for Emerald, thank him for his commitment, skills and effort, and wish him well,” added Mr. Heppell. “A successor to Riaz will be named prior to year-end.”

The company has agreed to retain Vantage Point Advisors to assist it in identifying potential acquisition/merger candidates involved in pharmaceutical development and to carry out due diligence on selected candidates. Vantage Point Advisors is an independent, arm’s-length business valuation firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, and Dallas-Fort Worth.


William SumnerNovember 30, 2018
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MPX Bioceutical Corporation

MPX Bioceutical Corporation (CSE: MPX) reported its financial results for the second quarter ended on September 30, 2018. MPX recorded revenue of CAD$14.7 million, up from CAD$4.4 million in the same quarter during the previous year. The increase in revenue was attributed to wholesale operations and the company’s management of four cannabis dispensaries in Arizona. Gross profits for the quarter rose by 30.1% to $4.4 million.

The company’s net loss for the quarter rose precipitously to CAD$19.2 million, up CAD$3.9 million in the same period during the previous year. The company attributes its losses to general operations, accretion expense of CAD$1.4 million and costs related to the change in fair value for the Hi-Med Facility and convertible loan for CAD$9.2 million.

“For the second quarter, we again experienced strong growth, with revenue increasing $10.3 million year over year, topping $14.7 million, driven by the strong performance of our Arizona operations and much-improved production from our facility in Nevada,” said W. Scott Boyes, Chairman, President, and CEO of MPX. “We continue to execute upon our aggressive expansion strategy, as demonstrated by the successful openings of the Health for Life dispensaries in Maryland managed by one of MPX’s subsidiaries.”

Plus Products Inc.

The California-based edibles manufacturer, Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) announced its financial results for the quarter ended on September 30, 2018. Revenue rose to $2.56 million, up 60% over the previous quarter. The company’s loss and comprehensive loss rose to $1.79 million, up from $1.21 million during the same period during the last year.

PLUS ended the quarter with a gross margin of $0.38 million (15%) and $11.1 million in cash on hand. Shortly after the end of the quarter, the company  went public and closed a CAD$20 million IPO

“We are pleased that as measured by retail sales in Q3, the PLUS brand is now the leading edibles brand in the largest and most competitive cannabis market in the world, and we look forward to extending the brand beyond California in 2019,” said Jake Heimark, CEO of PLUS.

Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc.

Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. (TSXV: EMH) reported its financial results for the third quarter ending on September 30, 2018. Revenue for the company rose to $321,070, representing an increase of 51% when compared to the same period in the previous year. Likewise, Emerald Health’s net loss also increased; increasing from $1.9 million in Q3 of 2017 to $6.26 million.

Shortly before the end of the quarter, Emerald Health was chosen as an authorized cannabis supplier by the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC), and by the last week of November had completed its first adult-use cannabis shipments to Newfoundland; as well as British Columbia and Labrador.

“As we move forward at this pivotal point of commercial production, we expect our Pure Sunfarms joint venture, Quebec facility, and hemp sourcing agreements to result in significant scaling of production and sales from the fourth quarter onward,” commented Avtar Dhillon, MD, President of Emerald Health.

 


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