It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for March 31, 2020.
On The Site
Under the cover of darkness Zenabis Global Inc. (TSX:ZENA) delivered its earnings in Canadian dollars. It was 1 am when Zenabis issued its press release reported that its 2019 net revenue was $66.5 million, while its net loss for the year was $127 million or $0.53 per share.
The net revenue did increase 850% over 2018’s $7 million, the net loss for 2019 ballooned from 2018’s net loss of $32.5 million or $0.22 per share. The net losses included non-cash impairment losses of $9.3 million or $0.37 per share. The company said that the cannabis segment increased 316% to $29.1 million from $7.0 million in 2018 and the propagation segment increased to $38.6 million
Alberta-based, retail-focused cannabis company High Tide Inc. (CSE:HITI) (OTCQB:HITIF) delivered its financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2020 ending January 31, 2020. Revenue for the quarter increased by 173%, to $13.6 million from $5 million in the previous year. The company said that the increase in revenue was primarily driven by the retail segment of the Company with operations of Canna Cabana and KushBar.
The company managed to trim its operating losses to $1.9 million from last year’s $4.8 million at the same time period. The net losses remained flat at $3.8 million for the 2020 fiscal first quarter.
Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQX:EMHTF) reported some of its results for the fourth quarter and year of 2019 for its British Columbia-based joint venture, Pure Sunfarms (PSF). The company release the net sales for the year and the fourth quarter of 2019 were $82.8 million and $12.1 million, respectively, compared to $4.9 million and $4.7 million.
The company said this consisted entirely of dried cannabis. PSF also recognized revenue of $8.1 million upon the completion of the Settlement Agreement with Emerald in Q4, but it wasn’t clear if this figure was included in the $12 million figure or if it was in addition to that.
MJardin Group, Inc. (CSE: MJAR) (OTCQX: MJARF) decided to terminate its previously announced joint venture partnership with Rama First Nation that included prospective plans for a cultivation facility. The company said that the announcement was part of its ongoing review, evaluation and turnaround process and that it has actioned amendments to the Managed Services Agreements (“MSAs”) which were negotiated and put in place by previous management.
In Other News
CannTrust Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CTST) announced it has obtained an order (the “Initial Order”) from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granting protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. The Initial Order provides for a stay of proceedings in favour of the Applicants for an initial period of 10 days. Despite the efforts by CannTrust’s management and Board of Directors to preserve the Company’s cash liquidity while seeking to restore the Company to operations and resolve the multiple litigations and other contingent claims facing the Company, the Company’s future remains uncertain. Without its cannabis licenses, the Company has been unable to generate any meaningful revenue since June 2019. As of March 20, 2020, CannTrust had a cash balance of approximately $145 million.
Columbia Care Inc. (NEO: CCHW) (OTCQX: CCHWF) has received approval for the dual listing of its common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). Columbia Care’s common shares will begin trading in Canadian Dollars on the CSE on March 31, 2020 under the symbol CCHW. In addition, the Company’s common shares will continue to trade in Canadian Dollars on its primary, senior listing exchange, the NEO Exchange (“NEO”), as well as the OTCQX® Best Market in US Dollars.
Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. (OTCQX: MDCL) reported total revenue was $3.3 million during the three months ended December 31, 2019, an increase of approximately 54% as compared to $2.1 million in the same period in 2018. All areas of the business rose quarter over quarter, except for litigation revenue. Net loss was $3.4 million for the quarter-ended December 31, 2019, or a loss of approximately $0.10 per share on a basic weighted average, as compared to a net loss of $4.2 million, or a loss of approximately $0.17 per share on a basic weighted average, for the quarter-ended December 31, 2018.
Full Year 2019 Financial Results
Total revenue was $12.4 million during the twelve months ended December 31, 2019, an increase of approximately 31% as compared to $9.4 million in the same period in 2018. All areas of the business rose year over year, except for the one-time sale of the Canadian master license last year for $3.5 million. Net loss was $17.0 million for the year-ended December 31, 2019, or a loss of approximately $0.50 per share on a basic weighted average, as compared to net income of $0.9 million, or $0.04 per share on a basic weighted average, for the year ended December 31, 2018.
Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) unanimously approved the pro rata release of 11 million shares of Class 2 common stock held by the former equity holders of Privateer Holdings, Inc. The shares are being released from lock-up agreements entered into in under the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, dated September 9, 2019, by and among Tilray, Privateer, Down River Merger Sub, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of Tilray, and Michael Blue, as the Stockholder Representative. The waiver and release will take effect on April 3, 2020, and the released shares may be sold on or after that date, subject to applicable securities law or contractual limitations.