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Flower One's Second Quarter Highlighted by Industry Leading Cultivation Performance


Company's 455,000 square foot Nevada greenhouse facility has yielded initial cultivation analytics of 38.3 grams per square foot at an average cost per gram of US$0.45

TORONTO , Aug. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Flower One Holdings Inc. (the "Company") (FONE.CN) (FLOOF), a leading cannabis cultivator, producer and innovator in Nevada , today reported its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 . All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars unless indicated otherwise.  Now operating in a state of ongoing weekly harvests following the completed conversion of its Nevada greenhouse and its inaugural harvest announced on June 11, 2019 , the Company confirmed today that its second quarter financial and operational performance has resulted in a cultivation yield performance of 38.3 grams per square foot, per harvest cycle, at an average cost per gram of $0.45 .

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In addition, the Company announced that it has completed an initial harvest in all eight of its flower zones and has commenced harvesting of its second cycle of planted cannabis.   The success of its cultivation performance through the second quarter has resulted in a year-to-date tenfold increase of the Company's biological assets and inventory to $56.1M further strengthening its balance sheet. At the quarter end, the Company held more than 14,000 pounds of dry cannabis inventory. Flower One's dry cannabis will now transition to the Company's 55,000 square-foot production facility to generate a wide variety of the most in demand cannabis products and brands from across the United States.  

"Achieving a cultivation yield performance of 38.3 grams per square foot and doing so at a cost of $0.45 per gram, firmly establishes us as one of the leading large-scale cannabis cultivators in North America and the world," said President and CEO, Ken Villazor .

"We are extremely proud of these results and what they signal not only for the future of Flower One, but also for our ever-expanding brand and retail partner portfolio, and valued shareholders. This clearly demonstrates our ability to fulfill our promise of providing the industry's first seed-to-shelf solution for cannabis brands and retailers," added Kellen O'Keefe , Chief Strategy Officer.

Other Q2 highlights:

  • Entered eighth brand partnership – plus three more subsequent to the quarter;
  • Obtained debt financing of up to $30 million to accelerate market roll-out;
  • U.S. trading upgraded to OTCQX Best Market from OTCQB in May.


Second quarter financial results

The Company's operational activities during the quarter largely focused on advancing the conversion of its 455,000 square foot greenhouse and production facility for cultivating high-quality cannabis at scale which was completed during the quarter.

The Company recorded cannabis inventory of $25.4 million and biological assets of $30.6 million as a result of the cultivation activities during the six months ended June 30 , 2019.  Additionally, the Company invested $41.0 million in property, plant and equipment primarily for the Nevada greenhouse facility. 

Revenue for the quarter was $636 thousand . The Company began recording revenue on November 9, 2018 subsequent to the acquisition of the assets of NLVO. As such, there was no revenue for the comparable period of 2018. All revenue for the quarter was from the NLVO operations. The Company expects to begin earning revenue from the sale of products from its the flagship greenhouse facility starting in the third quarter.

Net income was $19.1 million mainly driven by a fair value gain of $37.3 million on the growth of biological assets, partially offset by cost of goods sold of $844 thousand and $1.8 million in losses related to fair value adjustments on derivative liabilities, $461 thousand in share-based compensation, $3.1 million in finance expenses, $796 thousand in foreign exchange loss related to the convertible debenture, derivative liabilities and the Company's cash balances held in Canadian dollars, $3.7 million in general and administrative expenses, and tax expense of $7.9 million mainly related to the fair value gain on the growth of biological assets. 

As at June 30, 2019 , Flower One had working capital of $41.9 million compared to a working capital deficit of $32.9 million at December 31, 2018 .

Flower One's 2019 second quarter financial statements and management's discussion and analysis will be issued and filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com on August 13, 2019 and will be available on the same day on Flower One's website at www.flowerone.com/investors/financial-reports.

Notice of conference call

Management of Flower One will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 to review recent and upcoming milestones. You can join the call by dialing 647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191. Please dial 647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191 approximately 15 minutes prior to the call to secure a line. You will be put on hold until the conference call begins. A replay of the conference call will also be available until Wednesday, August 28, 2019 . To access the archived conference call, please dial 1-855-859-2056 and enter the conference code 2435459.

A live audio webcast of the call will be available at http://bit.ly/FONE2019Q2. Please connect at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be required to join the webcast. An archived replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days.

About Flower One Holdings Inc.

Flower One is the largest cannabis cultivator, producer and full-service brand fulfilment partner in the state of Nevada . Flower One's fully operational flagship 400,000 square-foot greenhouse and 55,000 square-foot production facility is used for cannabis cultivation, processing, production and manufacturing of dry flower, pre-rolls, cannabis oils, distillates, concentrates, edibles, topicals and infused products. The Company also owns and operates a 25,000 square-foot indoor cultivation and production facility in North Las Vegas , with nine grow rooms, and a state of the art commercial kitchen that will produce several of the industry's top performing edible brands.

Leveraging its scale and more than 20 years of greenhouse operational excellence, Flower One offers consistent, reliable, high-volume, and just-in-time fulfilment to a growing number of established cannabis brands. The Company is fully licensed for both recreational and medical marijuana cultivation and production in the state of Nevada .

The Company's common shares are traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the Company's symbol "FONE" and in the United States on the OTCQX Best Market under the symbol "FLOOF".  For more information, visit: https://flowerone.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and "forward looking statements" within the meaning of United States securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from historical results or from any future actual results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements which explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms "believes," "belief," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "potential," "should," "may," "will," "plans," "continue" or other similar expressions to be uncertain and forward looking.

Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements relating to the Company's ability to maintain its ongoing harvest; Company's leadership as a cannabis cultivator, producer and full-service brand fulfillment partner; the Company's ability to offer consistent, reliable, high-volume, and just-in-time fulfilment to its brand partners;; the scale and capacity of Flower One's cultivation, production, processing and high-volume packaging facilities in Nevada ; and the profitability of the Nevada market.

The Company is indirectly involved in the manufacture, possession, use, sale and distribution of cannabis in the recreational and medicinal cannabis marketplaces in the United States through its subsidiary Cana Nevada Corp. Local state laws where Cana Nevada Corp. operates permit such activities; however, these activities are currently illegal under United States federal law. Additional information regarding this and other risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's business are contained under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's management discussion and analysis dated August 13, 2019 (the :"MD&A") filed on its issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, the "Forward-Looking Statements" section contained in the Company's most recent MD&A. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to assumptions and risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's public securities filings with the Canadian securities commissions, including the Company's most recent MD&A.

Although Flower One has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, there can be other factors that cause results, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, including, but not limited to: dependence on obtaining regulatory approvals; investing in target companies or projects that are engaged in activities currently considered illegal under United States federal law; changes in laws; limited operating history; reliance on management; requirements for additional financing; competition; hindering market growth and state adoption due to inconsistent public opinion and perception of the medical-use and adult-use marijuana industry and; regulatory or political change.

Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this release. Flower One Holdings disclaims and does not undertake any intention or obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

NEITHER THE CANADIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE NOR THEIR REGULATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER HAVE REVIEWED OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.             

SOURCE Flower One Holdings Inc.


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