The Daily Hit is a recap of the top cannabis business stories for May 26, 2022.
ON THE SITE
Cannabis Executives Go On Stock Buying Spree
As the cannabis industry matures, certain patterns are beginning to be established not unlike other retail industries. The one that just occurred is the first-quarter dip in sales. As companies are delivering their first-quarter results, many told investors that sales dipped after the fourth quarter, but that the second quarter was picking up. Read more here.
Ayr Wellness Inc.
Ayr Wellness Inc. (OTCQX: AYRWF) reported financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2022 with revenue rising 90% to $111.2 million over last year’s $58 million. Sales did slip a tiny bit from the fourth quarter’s revenue of $111.8 million. Ayr is forecasting $250 million of Adjusted EBITDA, $100 million of operating income, and $800 million of revenue for the fourth quarter of 2022. Read more here.
Decibel Cannabis Company Inc.
Decibel Cannabis Company Inc. (TSXV: DB) (OTCQB: DBCCF) released its first-quarter financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2022. Decibel reported $23 million in total sales for the quarter, with strong growth over the fourth quarter and topping last year’s revenue of $14 million in the same time period in 2021. The company said that net revenue growth was driven by the launch of Decibel’s new infused pre-roll lines and continued growth in demand for flower, vape and concentrate products, despite the first quarter historically being a seasonally weak period. Read more here.
Humble & Fume Inc.
Humble & Fume Inc. (CSE: HMBL) (OTCQX: HUMBF) reported its third-quarter fiscal 2022 financial results for the fiscal third-quarter ending March 31, 2022. Revenue fell to $16 million in the quarter versus last year’s revenue of $18 million for the same time period. Humble & Fume said that the revenue decreased as a result of management’s focus on selling higher-margin products and moving away from lower-margin sales channels. Read more here.
Biotech Investors are Circling Around Psychedelics
Investment in a biotech company is a tricky move for any seasoned investor. It’s always challenging, with great potential wealth tied up for years while the results of clinical trials get published and the approval process of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) slogs on. To really understand it, there is complicated medical jargon to figure out amidst starry-eyed promises being promoted of treating a human illness or disease for the first time with a new life-changing drug. Read more here. Read more here.
IN OTHER NEWS
Aurora Cannabis Inc.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NASDAQ: ACB) (TSX: ACB), a Canadian cannabis company, today has announced that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity and BMO Capital Markets, under which the underwriters have agreed to buy on bought deal basis 51.1 million units of the Company, at a price of US $2.45 per Unit for gross proceeds of approximately US $125.2 million. Each unit will be comprised of one common share of the company and one common share purchase warrant of the company. Each warrant will be exercisable to acquire one common share of the company for a period of 36 months following the closing date of the offering at an exercise price of US $3.20 per warrant share, subject to adjustment in certain events. Read more here.
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA /OTCQX: CURLF), an international provider of consumer products in cannabis, announced the launch of Endless Coast Cannabis-Infused Seltzers, a highly sociable line of low-calorie, low-sugar and low-carb beverages which will be available tomorrow at Curaleaf dispensaries in Massachusetts. Read more here.
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd.
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (CSE: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF), a sustainable global cannabis company, reported its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. “We continued our momentum from Q4 2021 with strong Q1 2022 results, including another record month in March. These results can be attributed to the launch of new products and our existing products gaining further traction, affirming the strategic approach we have taken,” commented Sean Bovingdon, CEO of TGOD. Read more here.
Akerna Corp. (Nasdaq: KERN) announced today the results of its reconvened 2022 annual meeting of stockholders held Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 9 a.m. Mountain Time with respect to all proposals described in Akerna’s definitive proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 19, 2022. Read more here.
Icanic Brands Company, LEEF Holdings, Inc.
Icanic Brands Company, Inc. (CSE: ICAN, OTCQB: ICNAF), a brand operator of California cannabis brands, provided the following corporate update and revenue forecast for the three-month period ending July 31, 2022 and for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2023. These financial results reflect the first full quarter and fiscal year of Icanic Brands combined with its recent acquisition of LEEF Holdings, Inc., a California based extractions company. Read more here.
Kiaro Holdings Corp.
Kiaro Holdings Corp. (TSXV: KO) (OTC: KIARF), is today pleased to announce its fourth quarter and year-end financial results for fiscal year 2022 ended January 31, 2022. Significantly expanded retail channel, from 7 to 17 stores, and the addition of experienced results-driven leaders to drive new and expanding revenue channels has delivered record results. Read more here.
Rubicon Organics Inc.
Rubicon Organics Inc. (TSXV: ROMJ) (OTCQX: ROMJF) announces that in accordance with the Company’s equity incentive plan, it has amended the terms of 778,500 incentive stock options and granted 40,000 incentive stock options to employees of Rubicon. Read more here.