Tilray Stock Slips As Company Misses Earnings Estimates

Tilray, Inc.  (Nasdaq:TLRY) stock got slammed in aftermarket trading after the company delivered its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. The stock was falling over 11% and was lately trading at $13.54 following a positive day of buying.

The company’s fourth-quarter non-GAAP EPS of -$0.62 missed by $0.24 and the GAAP EPS of -$2.14 missed by $1.80. Revenue of $46.94 million which increased by 202 % over last year also missed estimates by $8.58 million.

The net loss for the quarter was an eye-popping $219.1 million versus a loss of $31.0 million. Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $35.3 million compared to a loss of $13.3 million in the prior-year period. The increased net loss and Adjusted EBITDA declines were primarily due to increases in operating expenses related to growth initiatives, expansion of international teams, and the addition of Manitoba Harvest and Natura Naturals businesses.

“Our full-year results demonstrate strong sales growth momentum, which we expect to continue in 2020,” said Brendan Kennedy, Tilray’s Chief Executive Officer. “Like our peers, we have faced industry challenges, but we remain committed to driving long-term value for our shareholders. Tilray has a diversified business model comprised of global medical, Canada adult-use and hemp products which position us well in the current volatile market environment. We are still in the early days of this emerging growth industry and will continue being good stewards of shareholder capital as we aim to build the world’s most trusted and valued cannabis and hemp company.”

Positives

On a positive note, the total cannabis kilogram equivalents sold increased over seven-fold to 15,039 kilograms from 2,053 kilograms in the prior-year period. The average cannabis net selling price per gram (excluding bulk sales) increased to $8.78 (C$11.43) compared to $7.52 (C$9.79) in the prior-year period. The average net selling price excluding excise taxes for adult-use was $3.19 (C$4.16) per gram for the fourth quarter of 2019. The increase was due to a shift in product and channel mix.

The company closed a $60 million senior credit facility on February 28, 2020, that bears interest at prime plus 8% and has a two-year term. Tilray ended 2019 with $97 million in cash.

 

Debra Borchardt

Debra BorchardtDebra 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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