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Curaleaf Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial and Operational Results

Reported Record Pro Forma Revenue(1)(2) of $129.0 million and Managed Revenue(1) of $73.2 Million

Generated $9.0 million of Adjusted EBITDA(1) as Inflection Point Reached in Several Key States  

Announced Amended Deal Terms for Select and Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) Waiting Period

WAKEFIELD, Mass. , Nov. 19, 2019 /CNW/ -- Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CURA.CN) (CURLF) ("Curaleaf"or the "Company"), a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the U.S., today reported its financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 . All financial information is provided in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Q3 2019 Financial Highlights (Unaudited)

($ thousands, except per share amounts)

Q3 2019

Q2 2019

 % qoq
Change

Q3 2018

 % yoy
Change

Managed Revenue(1)

$73,192

$55,100

33%

$24,350

201%

Total Revenue

$61,820

$48,489

27%

$21,370

189%

Gross profit before impact of biological assets

$34,741

$26,020

34%

$13,869

150%

Gross profit on cannabis sales(1) 

$23,602

$15,257

55%

$9,124

159%

Gross margin on cannabis sales(1) 

47%

40%


55%


Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$9,016

$3,357

169%

($3,155)

386%

Net income (loss) attributable to Curaleaf Holdings Inc.

($6,835)

($24,541)


($33,673)


Net income (loss) per share – basic and diluted

($0.01)

($0.05)


(0.09)



1 See "Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures" below for more information regarding Curaleaf's use of Non-IFRS financial measures and other reconciliations.

2 Pro Forma Revenue includes the revenue of closed and pending acquisitions of Acres Cannabis ("Acres"), Phytotherapeutics Management Services, LLC ("Phyto"), Glendale Greenhouse ("Glendale"), Cura Partners, Inc. ("Select") and GR Companies, Inc. ("Grassroots") as if they occurred on January 1, 2019.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Reported record quarterly Pro Forma Revenue of $129.0 million , Managed Revenue of $73.2 million , which grew 33% sequentially and Adjusted EBITDA of $9.0 million , which grew 169% sequentially
  • Announced acquisition of Chicago, Illinois -based Grassroots, the largest private U.S. MSO for approximately $875 million creating world's largest cannabis company which will expand presence to 19 states
  • Received approval for three final and two provisional adult-use licenses by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
  • Closed on acquisitions of Glendale and Phyto in Arizona
  • Signed sale-leaseback agreement with Freehold Properties, Inc. for six properties generating net cash proceeds of approximately $24.8 million

Post Third Quarter Highlights

  • Launched adult-use operation in Oxford, Massachusetts
  • Closed on acquisition of Acres cultivation and processing facilities in Amargosa Valley, Nevada
  • Announced expiration of HSR waiting period and amended deal terms for Select acquisition
  • Announced core shareholders, representing 75% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company, entered into an amended and extended lock-up agreement

"Our increasing scale along with the incredible efforts of our team around the country who ensure our patients and customers have a superior experience, helped drive the strong financial results we posted this quarter," said Joseph Lusardi , Chief Executive Officer of Curaleaf. "We look forward to the closing and integration of the Select and Grassroots acquisitions which are expected to bring significant operational capacity to Curaleaf in key markets. We are focused on operating with excellence to meet the growing demand for our products and positioning the Company to create substantial shareholder value." 

Neil Davidson , Chief Financial Officer of Curaleaf, added, "The third quarter demonstrated the power of our increased scale as we reported record total and managed revenue, record adjusted EBITDA and expanded operating margins as we benefited from increased scale and strong demand in key markets. Our main focus continues to be prudent capital allocation, operational improvement and integration of our pending and closed acquisitions to drive continued strong overall growth and operating leverage."

Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2019

Managed Revenue for the third quarter was $73.2 million , an increase of 201% over the prior year and 33% over the prior quarter. Pro Forma Revenue for the third quarter was $129.0 million .

Total Revenue for the third quarter of 2019 increased 189% year-over-year to $61.8 million , compared to $21.4 million in the third quarter of 2018. Total Revenue for the third quarter of 2019 increased 27% over the prior quarter.

Retail and wholesale revenue increased more than three-fold to $50.7 million during the quarter, compared to $16.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase in retail and wholesale revenue was primarily due to organic growth in Florida , New York and acquisitions in Arizona and Maryland . Additionally, wholesale revenue increased in Massachusetts as a result of the number of newly opened adult-use dispensaries.

Gross profit before impact of biological assets for the third quarter of 2019 was $34.7 million , compared to $13.9 million for the third quarter of 2018. The increase was due to continued improvement in the operating capacity of the Company's cultivation and processing facilities.

Gross profit on cannabis sales was $23.6 million in the third quarter of 2019, resulting in a 47% margin, compared to $9.1 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase was due to the mix in retail revenue over wholesale revenue and continued improvement in the operating capacity of the Company's cultivation and processing facilities.

Adjusted EBITDA was $9.0 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to a loss of $3.2 million for the third quarter of 2018.

Net loss for the third quarter of 2019 was $7.4 million , compared to a net loss of $35.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. The decrease was primarily driven by a decrease in other expense related to a loss on the change in fair value of convertible notes in 2018, partially offset by an increase of $7.7 million in depreciation and amortization and an increase of $4.7 million in share-based compensation, both of which are non-cash, an increase of $5.2 million in one-time charges, primarily business development, acquisition and financing related, an increase of $3.2 million in net interest expense and an increase of $2.6 million in the provision for income tax.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of September 30, 2019 , we had $91.2 million of cash, $106.0 million of outstanding debt and approximately 464.1 million fully diluted shares outstanding. 

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Curaleaf will host a conference call and audio webcast today at 5:00 pm ET to answer questions about the Company's operational and financial highlights. The dial-in numbers for the conference call are +1-877-407-9039 (U.S. Toll-Free ) or +1-201-689-8470 (International). Please dial-in 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start time of the conference call and an operator will register your name and organization.

The conference call will also be available via webcast, which can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of Curaleaf's website, https://ir.curaleaf.com/ir-calendar.

For interested individuals unable to join the conference call, a dial-in replay of the call will be available until December 3, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET and can be accessed by dialing +1-844-512-2921 (U.S. Toll Free ) or +1-412-317-6671 (International) and entering replay pin number: 13695783. The online archive of the webcast will be available on https://ir.curaleaf.com/ir-calendar for 90 days following the call.

Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures

In this press release Curaleaf refers to certain non-IFRS financial measures such as "Pro Forma Revenue", "Managed Revenue", "Gross Profit on Cannabis Sales" and "Adjusted EBITDA". These measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Curaleaf defines "Managed Revenue" as total revenue plus revenue from entities for which the Company has a management contract but does not consolidate the financial results based on IFRS 10 – Consolidated Financial Statements. Curaleaf defines "Pro Forma Revenue" as "Managed Revenue" plus revenue from operations of pending and closed acquisitions as if such acquisitions occurred on January 1, 2019 . The Company defines "Gross Profit on Cannabis Sales" as retail and wholesale revenues less cost of goods sold. "Adjusted EBITDA" is defined by Curaleaf as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization less share-based compensation expense and one-time charges related to business development, acquisition and financing related costs. Curaleaf considers these measures to be an important indicator of the financial strength and performance of our business. We believe the adjusted results presented provide relevant and useful information for investors because they clarify our actual operating performance, make it easier to compare our results with those of other companies and allow investors to review performance in the same way as our management. Since these measures are not calculated in accordance with IFRS, they should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, our reported results as indicators of our performance, and they may not be comparable to similarly named measures from other companies.The following tables provide a reconciliation of each of the non-IFRS measures to its closest IFRS measure.

 

Managed Revenue

($ thousands)




Q3 2019



Q2 2019



Q3 2018

Total Revenue


$

61,820


$

48,489


$

21,370

Revenue from managed entities, net of MSA fees



11,372



6,611



2,980

Managed revenue


$

73,192


$

55,100


$

24,350



Gross Profit on Cannabis Sales

($ thousands)




Q3 2019



Q2 2019



Q3 2018

Retail and wholesale revenues


$

50,681


$

37,726


$

16,625

Cost of goods sold



27,079



22,469



7,501

Gross profit on cannabis sales


$

23,602


$

15,257


$

9,124



Adjusted EBITDA

($ thousands)




Q3 2019



Q2 2019



Q3 2018

Net income (loss) 


$

(7,434)


$

(24,435)


$

(35,562)

Interest expense, net



4,178



2,895



961

Income tax recovery (expense)



5,279



8,192



2,704

Depreciation and amortization



8,938



7,195



1,271

Share-based compensation



4,673



4,489



(28)

Other (income) expense



(580)



1,135



25,080

Change in fair value of biological assets



(13,810)



(1,392)



(166)

One time charges 



7,772



5,278



2,585

Adjusted EBITDA


$

9,016


$

3,357


$

(3,155)

 

About Curaleaf Holdings

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CURA.CN) (CURLF) ("Curaleaf") is the leading vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operator in the United States . It is a high-growth cannabis company with a national brand known for quality, trust and reliability. The company is positioned in highly populated, limited license states, and currently operates in 12 states with 50 dispensaries, 14 cultivation sites and 13 processing sites. Curaleaf has the executive expertise and research and development capabilities to provide leading service, selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets, as well as in the CBD category through its Curaleaf Hemp brand.

 

Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited)

($ thousands)












September 30, 


December 31,




2019


2018

Assets








Current assets:








Cash



$

91,202


$

266,616

Accounts receivable




14,401



9,402

Inventory, net




59,957



27,976

Biological assets




15,919



4,491

Prepaid expenses and other current assets




5,105



4,975

Total current assets




186,584



313,460

Deferred tax asset




2,556



2,556

Notes receivable




45,724



33,811

Property, plant and equipment, net




109,904



66,969

Right-of-use assets




83,019



Intangible assets, net




114,901



52,925

Goodwill




96,193



47,267

Investments




65,331



45,408

Other assets




9,028



7,440

Total assets



$

713,240


$

569,836









Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity








Current liabilities:








Accounts payable



$

11,959


$

3,974

Accrued expenses




24,910



15,721

Income tax payable 




7,167



2,730

Current portion of lease liability




10,822



Current portion of notes payable 




17,000



Current portion of notes payable – related party




2,570



2,403

Total current liabilities




74,428



24,828

Deferred tax liability




11,481



6,508

Notes payable




86,383



81,901

Lease liabilities




78,405



Non-controlling interest redemption liability




2,957



2,957

Contingent consideration liability 




16,239



Contingent consideration liability - related party




18,000



18,000

Total liabilities




287,893



134,194









Shareholders' equity:








Share capital




679,313



657,525

Treasury shares




(5,208)



(4,325)

Reserves




(137,421)



(146,761)

Accumulated deficit




(107,250)



(65,666)

Total Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. shareholders' equity




429,434



440,773

Redeemable non-controlling interest




(2,957)



(2,957)

Non-controlling interest   




(1,130)



(2,174)

Total shareholders' equity




425,347



435,642

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity



$

713,240


$

569,836


 

Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Profits and Losses (Unaudited)

($ thousands, except for share and per share amounts)




Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,


September 30,



2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues:













Retail and wholesale revenues


$

50,681


$

16,625


$

116,176


$

33,801

Management fee income



11,139



4,745



29,386



11,295

Total revenues



61,820



21,370



145,562



45,096

Cost of goods sold



27,079



7,501



66,692



19,192

Gross profit before impact of biological assets



34,741



13,869



78,870



25,904

Realized fair value amounts included in inventory sold



(15,004)



(4,919)



(40,836)



(9,255)

Unrealized fair value gain on growth of biological assets



28,814



5,085



58,285



11,041

Gross profit



48,551



14,035



96,319



27,690

Operating expenses:













Selling, general and administrative



33,497



19,609



84,795



39,462

Share-based compensation



4,673



(28)



10,944



1,133

Depreciation and amortization



8,938



1,271



21,029



3,796

Total operating expenses



47,108



20,852



116,768



44,391

Loss from operations



1,443



(6,817)



(20,449)



(16,701)

Other income (expense):













Interest income



2,568



1,163



7,488



3,123

Interest expense



(4,852)



(2,124)



(12,999)



(2,953)

Interest expense related to lease liabilities



(1,894)





(4,209)



Loss on change in FV on convertible note





(25,100)





(25,100)

Other income (expense)



580



20



(494)



20

Total other income (expense), net



(3,598)



(26,041)



(10,214)



(24,910)

Income / (Loss) before provision for income taxes



(2,155)



(32,858)



(30,663)



(41,611)

Income tax benefit (expense)



(5,279)



(2,704)



(12,033)



(3,716)

Net income /(loss) and comprehensive income/ (loss)



(7,434)



(35,562)



(42,696)



(45,327)

Less: Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest



(599)



(1,889)



(1,112)



(4,493)

Net income / (loss) attributable to Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.


$

(6,835)


$

(33,673)


$

(41,584)


$

(40,834)

Earnings / (Loss) per share attributable to Curaleaf Holdings,
Inc. – basic and diluted


$

(0.01)


$

(0.09)


$

(0.09)


$

(0.11)

Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic and
diluted



464,073,130



385,754,657



461,045,835



383,170,281


Investor Contact:
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.
Daniel Foley , VP, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations
IR@curaleaf.com  

Media Contact:
Teneo
Megan Bishop , SVP
Media@curaleaf.com

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This news release contains future-oriented financial information and financial outlook information (collectively, "FOFI") about Curaleaf's prospective results of operations, production and production efficiency, commercialization, revenue and cash on hand, all of which are subject to the same assumptions, risk factors, limitations, and qualifications as set forth in the above paragraph. FOFI contained in this document was approved by management as of the date of this document and was provided for the purpose of providing further information about Curaleaf's future business operations. Curaleaf disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any FOFI contained in this document, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required pursuant to applicable law. Readers are cautioned that the FOFI contained in this document should not be used for purposes other than for which it is disclosed herein.

The financial information reported in this news release is based on unaudited management prepared financial statements for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 . Accordingly, such financial information may be subject to change. Financial statements for the period will be released and filed under the Company's profiles on SEDAR at www.sedar.com by November 30, 2019 . All financial information contained in this news release is qualified in its entirety with reference to such unaudited financial statements. While the Company does not expect there to be any material changes, to the extent that the financial information contained in this news release is inconsistent with the information contained in the Company's unaudited financial statements, the financial information contained in this news release shall be deemed to be modified or superseded by the Company's unaudited financial statements. The making of a modifying or superseding statement shall not be deemed an admission for any purposes that the modified or superseded statement, when made, constituted a misrepresentation for purposes of applicable securities laws.

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