It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for February 9, 2021.
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Canopy Growth Corporation (NASDAQ: CGC) announced its financial results for the third quarter fiscal 2021 ending December 31, 2020, with net revenue of $153 million in Q3 2021, an increase of 23% versus Q3 2020. Canopy Growth said that $99 million of that revenue was driven by an increase in Canadian recreational and International medical cannabis revenue. Despite the increase in revenue, the company also recorded an eye-popping net loss of $829 million.
Canopy said that this was a $720 million wider loss than the previous quarter and blamed the loss on impairment and restructuring charges and other related charges of $416 million. $382 million of those related charges were as a result of the announcement on December 9, 2020. Canopy shocked investors at the time when it announced it would cease operations at several sites, plus its outdoor cannabis grow operations in Saskatchewan. The company said those decisions were the partial outcome of an ongoing end-to-end review designed to improve its margins. At the time, Canopy said it expected to record estimated total pre-tax charges of approximately $350 -400 million in the third and fourth quarters of Fiscal 2021.
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TGOD) (OTC: TGODF) announced preliminary unaudited revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020 and provided an update to the previously provided twelve-month Canadian revenue forecast for the period of November 1, 2020, to October 31, 2021.
TGOD said that the unaudited consolidated gross revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020 is expected to be approximately $10.9 million, reflecting growth of 235% over the prior year, and an increase of 91% over the third quarter of 2020. The company said it reflected the significant progress and growth achieved in Canadian operations and sales, which accounted for $8.6 million of the fourth quarter 2020 gross revenue total.
In Other News
cbdMD, Inc. ( NYSE: YCBD) announced its financial results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2020. Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 increased by 22% year-over-year to a record of $12.3 million from $10.1 million from the prior year’s quarter. The net loss attributable to common shareholders for the quarter was approximately $9.5 million, or ($0.18) per share, as compared to net income of approximately $12.9 million, or $0.45 per share from the prior year’s quarter. The net loss attributable to common shareholders was principally attributable to an increase of approximately $8.5 million in the non-cash contingent liability which is associated with earnout shares which may be issued under the terms of the December 2018 acquisition of Cure Based Development (which owned the cbdMD brand).
Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY), a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production, and distribution, today announced it has established an agreement with Grow Pharma to import and distribute Tilray’s medical cannabis products into the United Kingdom (UK). This agreement allows Tilray to provide authorized UK patients in need with a locally maintained supply of medical cannabis solutions. Tilray expects to have a range of GMP-certified, medical cannabis products available for patients in the UK by March 2021. Patients looking to use medical cannabis will have access to Tilray products in the UK by obtaining prescriptions through private practice or the National Health Service (NHS).
Field Trip Health Ltd. (OTCQX: FTRPF) announced the official opening of the Field Trip Natural Products Limited Research and Development Laboratory for Psychedelic Fungi in Mona, Jamaica. The research facility, which is opening as part of Field Trip’s previously announced strategic partnership with the University of West Indies, is the world’s first legal research and cultivation facility dedicated exclusively to psilocybin-producing mushrooms and other plant-based psychedelics.
“Clinical studies on psilocybin and other plant-based psychedelic compounds have shown that they have great potential to produce profoundly positive changes in individuals, particularly those struggling from serious mental health conditions like anorexia, depression and PTSD,” said Dr. Nathan Bryson, Field Trip’s Chief Science Officer. “With the opening of this facility, Field Trip and UWI will be leaders in the understanding of psilocybin-producing fungi and how they can be best utilized in a treatment setting.”