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Delta 9 Reports Record Revenue for Q1 2019

WINNIPEG , May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - DELTA 9 CANNABIS INC. (NINE.V) (VRNDF) ("Delta 9" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2019.

Delta 9 - Reports Record revenue results for Q1 2019 (CNW Group/Delta 9 Cannabis Inc.)

Financial Highlights for Q1, 2019

  • Record operating revenues of $5.63 million for the first quarter of 2019, up 1,595%, from $332,107 for the same quarter last year.
  • Record gross profit of $4.22 million for the first quarter, 2019, up 1,983%, from $202,695 for the same quarter last year.
  • Net income for Q1, 2019 was $11.11 million or $0.13 per share versus a net loss of ($1.92) million or ($0.02) for the three-month period ending March 31, 2018 .
  • The Company reported a strong financial position, with working capital of $18.83 million and total assets of $65.35 million .


"Delta 9 is well positioned with high growth revenue streams from our wholesale, retail and business-to-business operations to continue to provide strong financial results to shareholders this year," said John Arbuthnot , CEO of Delta 9.  "2019 will continue to be an exciting year for the Company as we focus on expand our operations to eventually yield 16,000 kg of cannabis per year and begin selling our cannabis products in Saskatchewan and Alberta .

Selected Quarterly Information:

Consolidated Statement of Net Income

Q1 2019

Q1 2018

Revenue

$5,632,184

$332,107

Cost of Sales

3,815,930

223,169

Gross Profit Before Unrealized Gain from Changes In Biological Assets

1,816,254

108,938

Unrealized gain from changes in fair value of biological assets

4,060,823

93,757

Gross Profit

$4,222,989

$202,695




Expenses



General and Administrative

3,451,900

1,381,122

Sales and Marketing

969,202

123,646

Share based Compensation

748,067

621,190

Total Operating Expenses

$5,169,169

$2,125,958




Loss from Operations

$(946,180)

$(1,923,263)




Other Income/ Expenses



Finance Income (cost)

(157,619)

(5,209)

Rental and other income

17,144

4,712

Gain on derecognition Westleaf investment

12,193,000

--




Net Income

11,106,345

(1,923,760)

Other comprehensive Income



Fair value change in Westleaf Investment

(2,240,000)

--




Net Income and Comprehensive Income

$8,866,345

$(1,923,760)




Earnings per Share (basic)

$0.13

$(0.02)

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

86,759,632

79,348,934

 

Operational Highlights for Q1, 2019

  • 2019 expansion strategy increased the number of Delta 9 grow pods approved by Health Canada by 31% to 202, increasing anticipated annual production capacity to over 5,350 Kg of dried cannabis flower.
  • Delta 9 sold its 50% interest in the Delta West Limited Partnership to Westleaf Cannabis Inc. for 5.6 million Westleaf shares that had an established a value of $14.95 million as of January 25, 2019 , the date of sale.
  • Delta 9 announced plans to increase its annual cannabis production capacity to 60,000 kilograms per year by 2022 and for the expansion of its retail store network.
  • Delta 9 has received approval from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority to supply cannabis directly to the province's retail and wholesale markets.


Subsequent second quarter events

  • May 24, 2019 - Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) has provided Delta 9 with authorization to supply cannabis to AGLC for retail sale in the province of Alberta . The Company plans to make its first shipment of cannabis for retail sale in Alberta in the second quarter of 2019.
  • May 22, 2019 - Delta 9 received Health Canada approval to place 48 new "Grow Pods" from its Phase II expansion into production. This will bring the total number of Grow Pods approved by Health Canada to 202. This will increase the Company's estimated production capacity by 1,150 kilograms of dried cannabis flower per year. The anticipated production capacity for Delta 9's facilities is anticipated to increase to 5,350 kilograms per year going forward.
  • May 9, 2019 - Company received notice from Health Canada that it has been granted an export permit to sell starting materials to authorized cannabis license holders in Australia and Tasmania. Delta 9 has two pending sales contracts for cannabis plants to licensed producers in Australia . These sales would be Delta 9's first international cannabis product sales.


Discussion of Operations: 

Key Performance Indicators

For the three-month period ending
March 31, 2019



Production/ Wholesale Unit


Total Grams Produced

418,901

Cash Production Cost Per Gram

$1.44

Total Cash Cost Per Gram

$1.60

Total Grams Released for Sale

185,626

Total Grams Sold (Recreational Wholesale)

386,387

Total Grams Sold (Medical)

13,400

Avg Selling Price per Gram

$7.58



Retail Unit


Total Grams Sold (Retail)

189,796

Avg Selling Price per Gram

$12.84

Number of Transactions Processed

44,885

Avg Transaction Size

$58.27



Unique Website Visitors (delta9.ca)

180,774

 

A comprehensive discussion of Delta 9's financial position and results of operations is provided in the Company's Management Discussion & Analysis for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 filed on SEDAR, which can be found at www.sedar.com.

Q1 Results 2019 Conference Call

Delta 9 has scheduled a conference call to discuss the results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2019. The conference call will be hosted May 31, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time by John Arbuthnot, Chief Executive Officer, and Jim Lawson , Chief Financial Officer, followed by a question and answer period.

Date

May 31, 2019

Time

9:00 EST

Dial in #

1-888-886-7786 - Toll free North America



Replay information:

1-877-674-6060

Replay Password

982130


Available until August 31, 2019

 

About Delta 9 Cannabis Inc.

Delta 9 Cannabis is a vertically integrated cannabis company focused on bringing the highest quality cannabis products to market. Delta 9's wholly-owned subsidiary, Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc., is a licensed producer of medical marijuana pursuant to the ACMPR and operates an 80,000 square foot production facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada . Delta 9 owns and operates a chain of retail stores under the Delta 9 Cannabis Store brand. Delta 9's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "NINE" and on the OTC under the symbol VRNDF. For more information, please visit delta9.ca.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which reflect the expectations of management regarding the Company's future business plans and other matters. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Forward looking statements in this news release include statements relating to: (i) Delta 9's expansion plans, including expansion of cannabis production capacity; and (ii) Delta 9's plans to sell cannabis in new jurisdictions. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including the Company not being able to expand its cannabis production capacity as planned as well as all risk factors set forth in the annual information form of Delta 9 dated April 30, 2019 which has been filed on SEDAR. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained in this news release and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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