Cannara Biotech Inc. Reports First Quarterly Profit

3.3 min readPublished On: August 3rd, 2021By

MONTREAL–Cannara Biotech Inc. (TSXV: LOVE) (OTCQB: LOVFF) (FRA: 8CB), a vertically integrated producer of premium-grade cannabis and derivative products with two Quebec-based mega cultivation facilities spanning over 1.65 million sq. ft., announced today its third quarter financial and operating results for the three and nine month periods ended May 31, 2021. All financial results are reported in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted.

Third Quarter 2021 Highlights are reported as follows:

  • Total revenue of $7.2 million, including $5.9 million in cannabis sales, net of excise tax.
  • Gross profit of $3.5 million or 49% and $4.4 million or 62% after fair value adjustments.
  • Operating expenses are down by 27% to $2.2 million in Q3 2021 from $3.0 million in Q3 2020.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.7 million or 23%.
  • Net income of $1.7 million or 24%.
  • Sold approximately 1,400 kg of cannabis it had in inventory from previous harvests for a total value of $1,265,000.
  • Uplisted to the TSX Venture (TSXV) from the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE) on April 8, 2021, reflecting Company’s maturity and the commercialization of its operational strategy.

“This quarter’s results are a testament to our strategy’s efficacy and management’s focus,” said Zohar Krivorot, President & Chief Executive Officer of Cannara. “With impressive revenue generation in our first full quarter of sales in retail market, the closing of our additional $5 million private placement and headline acquisition of our latest one million square foot facility in Valleyfield, we are now positioned among the country’s leading cannabis producers.”

“Our positive net income and strong gross margins confirm our operational excellence, uniquely lean company structure, and continued growth,” said Nicholas Sosiak, Chief Financial Officer of Cannara. “Cannara’s core competence is our differentiated model that underscores our ability to excel at maximizing the use of our resources. We are executing against this proven model, as we continue to scale our business in the next chapter of our growth roadmap.”

Highlights Subsequent to Quarter End announced as:

  • Acquired a one million sq. ft. state-of-the-art cultivation facility from The Green Organic Dutchman Ltd. (“TGOD”) for $27 million, providing Cannara the ability to reach an annual cultivation capacity of 125,000 kg of premium-grade cannabis.
  • Closed private placements of $24.3 million priced at a premium to the market price at time of the transaction and $5.7 million in convertible debentures bearing interest at 4% to fund the acquisition of the Valleyfield facility and related working capital expenditures.
  • Converted the Company’s existing $5 million credit facilities bearing interest at 13% into a convertible debenture bearing 4% interest and subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance.
  • Granted an aggregate total of 425,000 stock options to certain employees at an exercise price of $0.18 per common share, subject to certain vesting conditions.
  • Launched an additional six SKUs in market under the Tribal and Orchid CBD brands in June 2021.

Released three new cannabis genetics, Cuban Linx, Do-Si-Dos, CBD Runtz, in dried flower and pre-roll formats.

A copy of the Management Discussion & Analysis and Financial Statements for Q3 2021 can be downloaded from Cannara’s SEDAR profile and on investors.cannara.ca.

Cautionary Statement Regarding “Forward-Looking” Information

This information release contains certain forward-looking information. Such information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by statements herein, and therefore these statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. All forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to it as well as other factors. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Due to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties identified by the Company in its public securities filings, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

(This information is primarily sourced from Cannara Biotech Inc.  Highly Capitalized has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Read our Disclaimer here).

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