The Daily Hit: July 8, 2020

It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for July 8, 2020. 

On the Site 

KushCo 

KushCo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX:KSHB) reported that its net revenue dropped 46% in its fiscal third-quarter ending May 31, 2020. The net revenue of $22 million was also lower than what the company has forecast in March when it told investors that it would be roughly $30 million. Analysts according to Yahoo Finance had estimated that revenue on the low end would be $29 million. 

The company attributed the drop to the adoption of the 2020 Plan, which meant tighter credit terms being extended to smaller customers. the company is focused on larger, more financially healthier customers. 

In addition to that, the drop in revenue was also driven by lower sales from vape and natural products, as well as order lumpiness from KushCo’s larger customers. Compounding the quarter’s decision to tighten credit, COVID-19 caused travel and regulatory restrictions in the markets that the company operates. 

Conception Nurseries 

Tissue culture technology company, Conception Nurseries has raised more than $15 million with the addition of approximately $12 million in its Series A round. The company said that the proceeds would be used to operationalize its facility in Sacramento, CA. 

The raise was announced by Viridian Capital Advisors, who through broker-dealer, Pickwick Capital Partners, led the financing round. 

Massachusetts 

Adult-use stores in Massachusetts closed for business on March 24th and reopened on the 25th of May. Sales were significantly higher than usual in the two weeks leading up to the closing of the adult-use market’s retail stores in Massachusetts. The day before closing, March 23rd, sales spiked 60% because of customers trying to stock up before the lockdown.  

A new report issued by Nucleus One, a Massachusetts-based B2B cannabis company offering a variety of services, has reviewed the COVID-19’s impact on the state’s cannabis industry. 

In Other News 

Scythian Real Estate, a full-service real estate company that specializes in working with sophisticated, well-capitalized cannabis operators, today announced the acquisition of a 3,048-square-foot facility operated by Grassroots Cannabis in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Scythian purchased the recently renovated property at 109 Main Street from Grassroots Cannabis in a sale-leaseback transaction. 

“This is our third transaction with Grassroots, and we’re thrilled to continue building a strong relationship with such a well-respected leader in the cannabis market,” said Randy Roberts, partner at Scythian. “We look forward to identifying new opportunities to further position Scythian for long-term growth in limited-license states and other strategic markets in the U.S.” 

 

 

 

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