The Green Organic Dutchman Sales Drop, Covid To Blame

After the close on Wednesday, The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd.  (TSX: TGOD) (US: TGODF) reported its unaudited interim financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2021. TGOD said its revenue increased 194% year over year to $8.98 million. However revenues decreased 18% sequentially to $10.92 million. The stock was falling by almost 5% to lately sell at 27 cents. 

The company blamed the decline on store restrictions and stay-at-home orders related to COVID-19, combined with some provincial listing mandates being revised at the start of the year. TGOD said it expects growth to rebound for the remainder of 2021 with restrictions anticipated to be lifted as vaccination rates increase and retail stores reopen.

TGOD went on to say that the decrease appears to be within the range of what has been observed and reported by many peer companies to date in 2021. The company still delivered a net income of $12.46 million for the quarter versus a loss of $73.44 million for the same period during the prior year, comprised primarily of the reversal of impairment, and a loss from operations of $5.89 million. On a per-share basis, TGOD recorded a net income of $0.02 compared to a loss of $(0.23) for Q1-2020 and $(0.05) for Q4-2020.

“This quarter’s improving financials demonstrate how we are strengthening TGOD’s foundations by executing our turnaround plan. From monetizing under-utilized assets to streamlining our organizational structure and strengthening our balance sheet, our new leadership team is making great strides towards completing the transformation of TGOD into a profitable and agile organic cannabis producer that stands to benefit from accelerated growth in Canada and abroad with opportunities in GermanyMexicoAustralia, and the United States,” commented Sean Bovingdon, TGOD’s CEO and Interim CFO. “The achievement of net income reflects the positive outlook for our cashflows in relation to our right-sized operations. We look forward to the potential lifting of COVID restrictions as vaccinations increase, which will allow for better access for consumers to our organically grown quality products, that are now consistently achieving THC levels greater than 20%.”

While the company seems to be turning a corner as revenues have mostly risen over last year, the company is still restructuring as it sells assets. On April 29, TGOD provided an update on the potential sale of its Valleyfield Quebec Facility, stating that it had received multiple viable bids. Management said it is currently working through the details of the bids and anticipate  closing by the end of June 2021. The company also recorded a net non-cash reversal of previous impairment of $21.81 million triggered by its Quebec Facility being classified as assets held for sale.

TGOD has also said it may sell or spin-off for an Initial Public Offering of HemPoland, its wholly owned subsidiary, for which it has retained Canaccord Genuity as an advisor, and the potential for mergers and acquisitions in the Canadian cannabis LP sector.

Debra Borchardt

Debra Borchardt is the CEO, Co-Founder, and Editor-In-Chief of GMR. She has covered the cannabis industry for several years at Forbes, Seeking Alpha and TheStreet. Prior to becoming a financial journalist, Debra was a Vice President at Bear Stearns where she held a Series 7 and Registered Investment Advisor license. Debra has a Masters degree in Business Journalism from New York University.


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