It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for June 23, 2020.
On The Site
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) is the latest cannabis company to destroy the job argument as a reason for legalization. The Canadian cannabis company laid off 25% of Aurora’s SG&A staff, most of those to take place immediately and a roughly 30% reduction in production staff over the next two quarters. The cuts went to the highest levels including a restructuring of the executive leadership team and the recently announced retirement of President Steve Dobler.
Aurora said it has initiated a plan to close operations at five facilities over the next two quarters in order to focus production and manufacturing at the Company’s larger scale and highly efficient sites. The company will take a charge of $60 during the fourth quarter in order to make these changes.
Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (OTCQX: HRVSF) said that it has completed the initial closing of certain retail properties in California to Hightimes Holding Corp. as previously announced on April 28, 2020, and June 12, 2020. The deal was recently amended from the original 13 operational and pending properties to ten. Those terms have now been reduced to a deal now valued at $67.5 million. The terms are now $1.5 million in cash and a $4.5 million one-year promissory note with 10% interest and $61.5 million in Series A Preferred stock issued by Hightimes Holding Corp.
Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) issued a very brief announcement stating that the company was facing a lawsuit and that it was changing its newly launched Trailer Park Buds brand. Organigram said it wouldn’t comment on the case, which was started in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta. It is a class action case that seeks damages from many cannabis companies including Organigram.
In Other News
TILT Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: TLLTF) reported Quarterly revenue of $42.4 million, up 27% Quarter over Quarter and 23% over Q1 2019. The company reported a positive net income of $50,925.
“We are pleased to report our Q1 financials, which were driven by strong performances from our well-balanced portfolio of businesses,” said Mark Scatterday. “Our first quarter revenue was up 27% Quarter over Quarter, and gross margins grew to 27.7%, demonstrating the durability of our business model as we support our customers in their quest to build winning cannabis brands.”
“With our portfolio of market-leading businesses, TILT is activating multiple revenue streams leading to increased cash flow generation and shareholder value creation. We are proud of our team’s agility and fortitude in the face of this ever-evolving and challenging environment, and look forward to continuing to build on the solid foundations we’ve established. We believe that we will continue to move in a positive trajectory as the economy shifts into a more normalized environment.”
The following companies are suspended pursuant to CSE Policy 3. The suspensions are considered Regulatory Halts as defined in National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules. A Cease Trade Orders have been issued by one or more securities commissions.
|Alternate Health Corp.||AHG||Ontario Securities Commission|
|Champignon Brands Inc.||SHRM||British Columbia Securities Commission|
|CIM International Group Inc.||CIM||Ontario Securities Commission|
|iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc.||IAN||Ontario Securities Commission|
|Ionic Brands Corp.||IONC||Ontario Securities Commission|
|Sunniva Inc.||SNN||Ontario Securities Commission and British Columbia Securities Commission|