TerrAscend Sales Rise 42% Over 2020

TerrAscend Corp. (CSE: TER) ( OTCQX: TRSSF) reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year periods ending December 31, 2021. Net sales in the fourth quarter were $49.2 million as compared to $49.1 million in the third quarter and $49.6 million for the same time period last year.

The net loss was $5.9 million versus last year’s net loss of $94 million. TerrAscend said the loss was mainly related to a one-time loss of $3.3 million in lease termination fees, $6.9 million of finance and other expenses, $6.9 million of accrued income taxes, and $2.0 million of transaction costs mostly related to the Gage acquisition. These expenses were partially offset by a $14.4 million non-cash gain on fair value of warrant liability.

For the full year 2021, net sales were $210.4 million, an increase of 42% year-over-year. The net income was $6.1 million. The company said that the increase of 42% was primarily driven by the company’s first complete year in the New Jersey medical market and retail growth in Pennsylvania, reflecting the acquisition of KCR in May of 2021, as well as a full year of operations at the three existing Apothecarium dispensaries. Total revenue also benefitted from the late 2020 expansion of State Flower cultivation in California and entry into Maryland through the acquisition of HMS Health in May of 2021.

“The strategic decisions we made in Pennsylvania have resulted in the highest quality product we have ever sold in this market,” said Jason Wild, Executive Chairman of TerrAscend. “Additionally, the actions undertaken in New Jersey have our team prepared for adult use, where we have one of the largest cultivation footprints in the state, along with three ideal dispensary locations. Furthermore, I am thrilled that we have recently completed our acquisition of Gage, which provides us with a leadership position in yet another multi-billion market and the ability to launch this brand beyond Michigan. I’m proud of the hard work by the team in 2021, which has us well positioned for the explosive growth we expect in 2022 and beyond.”

Cash and cash equivalents were $79.6 million as of December 31, 2021, compared to $102.6 million as of September 30, 2021 and $59.2 million as of December 31, 2020, providing ample capacity to fund planned organic and inorganic growth initiatives. During the quarter, the Company made the final payment of $25 million related to the partial buyout of its New Jersey partnership, taking ownership up to 87.5%, from 75%.

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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