It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for September 15, 2020.
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Fire & Flower
Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. (OTCQX: FFLWF) stock jumped over 6% on news of the company’s rising revenue in the second quarter. The company delivered revenue of $28.6 million including sales of $23.4 million in the retail channel, $4.3 million in the distribution channel, and sales of $0.9 million in the digital retail and analytics channel.
Still, the company reported a net comprehensive loss of $29.1 million, or net loss per share, and on a fully diluted basis of $0.18. the company attributed the loss on expenses of $12.5 million and other expenses of $26.5 million. Other expenses included losses on the revaluation of derivative liabilities of $18.3 million and finance costs of $8.2 million.
Arizona-based Fibonacci Brands is buying the cannabis company Darwin Brands from Harvest Health and Recreation (OTC:HRVSF) for an undisclosed amount. Darwin is part of the Arizona Natural Selections company and its products include Caramel Hard Candies, Seriously Good Gummies and award-winning vapes.
In February 2020, Harvest acquired AZ Natural Selections in a deal valued at approximately $30 million, the issuance of a $6.6 million promissory note and it assumed $3.8 million in debt at closing and paid off another $2.9 million at closing. The acquisition provided Harvest with two operational cultivation facilities: a 55,000 sq. ft. indoor cultivation and production facility in Phoenix and a 322-acre site of which 25 acres are zoned for cannabis with 70,000 square feet of greenhouse in Willcox.
In Other News
iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: ITHUF), announced that, at the meetings of Secured Noteholders, Unsecured Debentureholders and Existing Equityholders (each as defined below and, collectively, the “Securityholders”) held on September 14, 2020, Securityholders voted overwhelmingly in support of the previously announced recapitalization transaction to be implemented by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement under the British Columbia Business Corporations Act.
Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIP), the first and only real estate company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IIPR) focused on the regulated U.S. cannabis industry, announced today that its board of directors has declared a third quarter 2020 dividend of $1.17 per share of common stock, representing an approximately 10% increase over IIP’s second quarter 2020 dividend of $1.06 per share of common stock, and a 50% increase over IIP’s third quarter 2019 dividend of $0.78 per share of common stock. The dividend is equivalent to an annualized dividend of $4.68 per common share, and is the eighth dividend increase since IIP completed its initial public offering in December 2016.
Hemp Technology Inc. (OTCBB: HPTY), (“HPTY”), a vertically integrated, publicly traded holding company operating in the hemp industry, had successfully entered into a purchase and sale agreement dated August 11, 2020, to acquire substantially all of the assets of True Leaf Pet Inc. (“TLP”). “We are pleased to advise that we have closed the bulk asset purchase acquisition effective Friday September 11, 2020.”
CanaQuest Medical Corporation gets listed on THE OCMX™ CanaQuest Medical Corporation is a Life Science/Pharmaceutical Company developing health products utilizing cannabinoid molecules and other botanical compounds (pharmaceutical
grade). The Company is the industry partner for research and product development with Dr. Steven Laviolette, a professor and neuroscientist, at Western University, London, Ontario Canada