APHA Nov 2019 5.000 call

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Expire Date2019-11-01
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That moment has obviously arrived from the way investors have been responding to those generating a profit, with the caveat of whether or not they'll be able to maintain that profit if they enter into serious expansion.But for the next three quarters or so, I see the market continuing to look for profits in the cannabis sector until questions start to arise concerning how the companies will grow their top lines.In other words, I see the market reversing direction, probably by the end of the first calendar 2020 quarter, and by latest, the second calendar quarter.The reason for that is because by that time, as far as Aphria and Organigram go, Canada will have at least a full quarter of two of derivative sales, which will give a clear picture as the potential upside for both the top and bottom lines.With sales likely to jump in Canada from derivative products and the increase in retail outlets, investors are going to want to see how the companies is going to grow revenue going forward.Trulieve (TCNNF)The challenge these companies face is they are positioning themselves as being able to generate a profit, when in reality the major reason for that is because of their more modest expansion goals in the near term.For example, Trulieve is the dominant player in Florida, but is now staring to look outside that market for growth. It will eventually be forced to spend a lot of money to gain market share in other markets, and they aren't likely to duplicate its performance in Florida because competitors already are taking a significant piece of the markets Trulieve will be competing in.Eventually this will put downward pressure on earnings, and the market will punish it under that scenario, unless it reports significant revenue growth at the time it starts to boost expenditures.OrganiGram (OGI) As for OrganiGram, the location of its base on the Atlantic coast has given it an edge on competitors for now, but after they are finished battling for market share in Quebec and Ontario, they will expand to the less populated parts of Canada. The company will face a lot more competition when that happens.Because of its unique growing process, OrganiGram is one of the market leaders in yield. According to the company, it produces about 230 grams per square foot, against the industry average of between 75 and 125 grams per square foot.With the goal of producing 113,000 kilograms annually, the upside potential of OrganiGram is limited, and I think it'll struggle to maintain market share once its larger competitors take aim at the primary market it competes in.Its yields are a competitive advantage now, but when its larger competitors, through much larger scale, cut back their price per gram as well, much of its current competitive advantage is going to evaporate.Aphria (APHA)Of these three companies, Aphria appears to have the best chance at sustainbly enjoying revenue and earnings growth over the long haul. Its production capacity will eventually climb to about 255,000 kilograms a year, which will only be behind a couple of its larger competitors.It also has a strong balance sheet of $464 million of cash and marketable securities, giving it a cushion in the current soft cannabis market.Looking ahead, it guides for revenue of C$650 million to C$700 million and adjusted Ebitda of C$88 million to C$95 million for fiscal 2020.As with the majority of its Canadian-based counterparts, it did miss on revenue in the latest quarter, although that is without a doubt the consequence of the slow rollout of retail outlets in Canada. That should vastly improve over the next several quarters.ConclusionIn the near term I think Aphria, Trulieve and Organigram should continue to do very well, as long as they continue to generate profits.Once investors start to look for future prospects for revenue growth, at that time I think these companies could start to receive downward pressure if they haven't shown the market how they're going to grow over the long term.Of these three, I think Organigram is the most susceptible to weakness, followed by Trulieve, because of its primary exposure to Florida, and the need to spend a lot more to keep up with fast-growing MSOs, who as with their larger Canadian peers, are taking their hits now rather than later.Aphria in my view has the best chance of these three to generate probable long-term sustainable growth on the top and bottom lines. I'm not convinced it'll be able to keep up with its larger competitors as they grow while slashing costs, but it has the potential to at least keep near the top in the Canadian market. How it competes internationally in the years ahead will probably dictate its ultimate success.For now though, all three of these companies should enjoy strength in their share prices as long as the market favors profitability over growth. Once that changes, they will face challenging times because of how larger competitors are boosting sales while turning a profit.To find good ideas for cannabis stocks trading at fair value or better, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy, a newly launched feature that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights.

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All of the other stocks in his coverage have Neutral ratings including updated numbers on Aurora Cannabis and HEXO after the later company recently slashed estimates and pulled guidance for FY20.We’ve delved into these three cannabis companies poised to struggle from low demand in Canada primarily due to a lack of retail stores all the way into 2021:Aurora Cannabis (ACB) Hundley makes big hits to the expectations for Aurora Cannabis in FY20 and FY21. The major basis for holding these large cannabis stocks was a concept of revenues reaching C$1 billion in the next year or so, but the analyst no longer thinks that is the case.In fact, Hundley is now far below consensus. The analyst reduced FY20 revenue estimates from C$589 million to only C$391 million. The new FY21 target was slashed by more than 50% with revenues dipping from C$992 million to only C$410 million. The forecast is that revenues only grow 5% during FY21.The resulting impact is that Aurora Cannabis doesn’t even reach profitability in FY21 despite the original guidance from the company of reaching that target in FQ4’19. Hundley now has the company producing an adjusted EBITDA loss of C$35 million in FY21.The stock still has a market valuation approaching $4 billion which is relatively expensive for a company with revenue estimates from Hundley of only $311 million in an out year. Stocks don’t usually maintain +10x sales valuations while losing money in a slow growth environment. Based on these estimates, Aurora Cannabis should have a Sell rating.TipRanks indicates Wall Street is evenly split between the bulls and the fence sitters on this cannabis stock. Out of 15 analysts polled in the last 3 months, 6 are bullish on Aurora stock, 6 remain sidelined, while 3 are bearish on the stock. Yet, consider that the 12-month average price target of $6.83 reflects healthy upside potential of nearly 90% from where the stock is currently trading; in other words, optimism circulates among analyst sentiment even amid apprehension. (See Aurora stock analysis on TipRanks)HEXO Corp. (HEXO)HEXO was a clear-cut case for estimate reductions after the company slashed last quarter estimates and pulled full year guidance. Hundley slashed revenue estimates for the next couple of years to factor in near zero growth.The analyst has HEXO only generating FY21 revenues of C$122 million, down from previous estimates of C$613 million. The company is now forecast to have breakeven adjusted EBITDA next fiscal year.The lack of guidance from HEXO and the quick departure of the CFO leave the numbers near impossible to model. Based on a market valuation of $660 million, the stock is far too expensive for the numbers outlined by Hundley.My expectations would be for the company to exceed these lowered estimates, but the stock isn’t touchable until more confidence exists in the ability of HEXO to operate in the current competitive market in Canada.The company needs to double or triple these revenue estimates from Hundley to make the stock a buy here. Investors have no reason to touch the stock here.Wall Street believes Hundley is smart to play it safe when it comes to the HEXO's prospects ahead, as TipRanks analytics reveal the stock as a Hold. Out of 10 analysts polled in the last 3 months, 7 remain cautious on HEXO stock, 2 are bullish, and one is bearish on the stock. However, the $4.46 price target suggests a potential of over 80% from the current share price. Most likely a result of the sudden tumble and analysts’ inability to turnaround new price targets so quickly. (See HEXO stock analysis on TipRanks)Aphria (APHA)Hundley was most bullish on Aphria in the Canadian cannabis sector despite a massive cut to the price target. The analyst had actually modeled revenues to C$131 million in the FQ1 just reported and the company didn’t even reach this target reporting C$126 million.A lot of the revenue miss came from a switch in the German operations to improve profitability, so the overall analyst estimates weren’t cut in an update. The other estimates by analyst Brett Hundley appear far too bearish as acknowledged by the analyst, yet the one comparison already in the market was too high.The new number already had Aphria seeing FY21 revenues dip to C$593 million, down from C$973 million. The analysts now has revenues estimates for FY21 at C$596 million so he has slightly more confidence in Aphria after the FQ1’20 report.Possibly most interesting was the company maintaining FY20 revenue guidance of at least C$650 million while Hundley reduced targets to only C$546 million. A wide gap now exists between where the analyst maintained estimates and the updated guidance from the company.The biggest positive for Aphria is the expectation of generating positive EBITDA as liquidity could become a major problem in the sector. The ability to generate cash from operations and over C$400 million on the balance sheet will help Aphria survive any further market pressure.The stock soared on the basis of maintaining revenue estimates for the year while Seaport is predicting limited growth despite the company having over 5 months of Cannabis 2.0 to contribute to the FY20 results. Aphria is only trading up to $5.50 on the market perception of positive results so Hundley still sees plenty of upside on the stock.If we step back and look at the bigger picture, we can see that overall the stock has a ‘Moderate Buy’ analyst consensus rating. In the last three months, the stock has received 5 "buy" ratings and just one "hold" and one "Sell" ratings. With an average analyst price target of $8.20, analysts are projecting upside potential of 64% from the current share price. (See Aphria stock analysis on TipRanks)

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