Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, today reported its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. All financial information is provided in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights
($ thousands, except per share amounts) Q2 2021 Q1 2021 % qoq
 Q2 2020 % yoy
Total Revenue$312,205$260,32020%$117,480166%
Gross profit before impact of biological assets$155,238$128,46721%$60,636156%
Gross profit on cannabis sales(1)(2)$154,527$128,03021%$42,735262%
Gross margin on cannabis sales(1)(2) 49.6% 49.3%  42.9% 
Adjusted EBITDA(1)$84,372$62,62535%$27,994201%
Net income (loss) attributable to Curaleaf Holdings Inc.$(7,240)$(17,211) $(2,029) 
Net income (loss) per share – basic and diluted$(0.01)$(0.03) $(0.00) 
(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)Cannabis sales excludes Management Fee Income

Earnings Call: Monday, August 9, 2021, at 5:00 P.M. ET
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Boris Jordan, Executive Chairman of Curaleaf commented, “July saw the introduction of the most comprehensive cannabis reform ever proposed at the Federal level. Combined with U.S. state-level liberalization and the significant investments we are making in cultivation, production and distribution, Curaleaf is creating a strong foundation for future growth. Nearer-term this includes the expansion of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from medical to adult-use markets representing a potential new $8 billion annual addressable market opportunity. Longer-term, our acquisition of EMMAC and establishment of Curaleaf International this quarter marks our entry into Greater Europe, with a population of 750 million representing a potential market size twice that of the United States.”

Joe Bayern, Chief Executive Officer of Curaleaf stated, “Curaleaf continues to make excellent progress in terms of executing our U.S. strategy to achieve unrivaled scale and reach, and our record second quarter results reflect this. Our leading positions in cultivation and distribution are driving some of the strongest revenue growth rates in the sector, while our scale and focus on cost efficiency are delivering Adjusted EBITDA margin expansion as promised. Looking ahead, our strategic investments in innovation and technology will deliver processing advantages and consumer-focused product differentiation to fuel our growth into 2022 and the years beyond.”

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Revenue reached $312 million, increasing 20% sequentially and 166% YoY.
  • U.S. operations reported revenue of $307 million, 18% growth QoQ, within our guidance range.
  • Gross margin reached approximately 50%, an increase of 669 basis points YoY, driven by higher yields at existing cultivation facilities and new state-of-the-art facilities coming online.
  • SG&A expense reached $88 million. Excluding Curaleaf International, SG&A expense represented 26.4% of revenue, a sequential improvement of 435 basis points driven by operating efficiencies.
  • Adjusted EBITDA reached $84 million, up 201% YoY, and equivalent to a margin of 27.0%. Excluding Curaleaf International, the margin expanded 400 basis points sequentially to 28.1%.
  • Successfully closed the acquisition of EMMAC, Europe’s largest vertically integrated independent cannabis company, which has formed the foundation of our Curaleaf International business.
  • In May, agreed to acquire Los Suenos, a 66-acre outdoor grow in Colorado.
  • Brought online nearly 250 thousand square feet of flower canopy during the first half of the year, with a further 40 thousand square feet planned for the second half of 2021.
  • Opened five new stores in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maine bringing total retail locations to 107.
  • Launched a long-term strategic partnership with Rolling Stone to leverage our Select brand and operating experience in Nevada.

Post Second Quarter Highlights

  • Opened a medical dispensary in Wells, Maine, bringing total retail dispensaries to 108 as of today.
  • Launched B. Noble pre-roll brand partnership in Maryland and Massachusetts.

Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2021

Total revenue increased by 166% year-over-year to $312 million during the second quarter of 2021, compared to $117 million in the second quarter of 2020. Excluding international operations, total revenue was $307 million.

($ thousands)
  Q2 2021 Q1 2021 Q2 2020
Retail revenue$222,147$187,677$66,275
Wholesale revenue 89,347 72,206 33,304
Management fee income 711 437 17,901
Total Revenue$312,205$260,320$117,480

During the second quarter we opened five new dispensaries including two in Pennsylvania, one in Illinois, a second location in New Jersey and the first adult-use store in Maine, reaching 107 dispensaries as of quarter end.

Retail revenue reached $222 million, sequential growth of 18.4% and year-over-year growth of 235%. Strong growth in our retail operation was primarily driven by new customer acquisition and an increase in repeat customers. Retail revenue represented 71% of total revenue.

Wholesale revenue grew 23.7% sequentially and 168% year-over-year to reach $89 million and represented 29% of total revenue. Strong growth in our wholesale operation was driven by the addition of new accounts and an increase in sales productivity.

Gross Profit on Cannabis Sales
($ thousands)
  Q2 2021 Q1 2021 Q2 2020
Retail and wholesale revenue$311,494$259,883$99,579
Cost of goods sold 156,967 131,853 56,844
Gross profit on cannabis sales$154,527$128,030$42,735

Gross profit was $155 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $43 million in the second quarter of 2020. Gross profit margin reached 49.6%, equivalent to a year-over-year increase of 669 basis points. The margin gain was primarily due to increased operating capacity coming online as well as efficiency gains in cultivation and processing.                

Net Income / (Loss)
($ thousands)
  Q2 2021 Q1 2021 Q2 2020
Total Revenue$312,205$260,320$117,480
Gross profit 184,495 125,462 81,227
Income (Loss) from operations 51,886 20,627 21,691
Total other income (expense), net (19,026) (17,893) (9,993)
Income tax benefit (expense) (42,624) (37,843) (13,534)
Net loss (9,764)$(17,211) (1,836)
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest (2,524)  193
Net loss attributable to Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.$(7,240) (17,211)$(2,029)

For the second quarter of 2021, net loss attributable to Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. was $7 million, compared to a net loss of $17 million in the first quarter of 2021. The net result this quarter was impacted by higher stock-based compensation and one-time charges related to the acquisition of EMMAC (now Curaleaf International) as well as earnings dilution from the consolidation of EMMAC, which contributed with a net loss of approximately $8 million.

Adjusted EBITDA
($ thousands)
  Q2 2021 Q1 2021 Q2 2020
Net income (loss)$(9,764)$(17,211)$(1,836)
Interest expense, net 21,330 20,623 9,916
Income tax expense 42,624 30,708 13,534
Depreciation and amortization (1) 35,030 30,155 17,869
Share-based compensation 18,370 4,907 4,833
Other (income) expense (2,304) (415) 77
Change in fair value of biological assets (29,257) (12,347) (20,591)
One time charges (2) 8,343 6,206 4,192
Adjusted EBITDA$84,372$62,625$27,994
(1)Depreciation and amortization expense in Q2 2021, Q1 2021, and Q2 2020 include amounts charged to cost of goods sold on the statement of profits and losses.
(2)One time charges in Q2 2021 include expenses related to the acquisition of EMMAC.

Adjusted EBITDA was a record $84 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $28 million for the second quarter of 2020. The year-over-year increase was primarily driven by strong revenue growth and increased operating leverage. Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded 320 basis points year-over-year to reach 27.0%. Excluding Curaleaf International, the margin expanded 400 basis points sequentially and 423 basis points year-over-year to 28.1%.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of June 30, 2021, the Company had $334 million of cash and $338 million of outstanding debt net of unamortized debt discounts.

Capital Expenditures

During the second quarter of 2021, Curaleaf invested $41.9 million net in capital expenditures, focused on cultivation, processing, and selective retail expansion in strategic markets.

Shares Outstanding

As of June 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021, our weighted average shares outstanding amounted to 701,668,932 and 682,041,420 shares, respectively.

As of June 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021, our issued and outstanding SVS and MVS shares amounted to 703,260,526 and 686,409,852 shares, respectively.

Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures

In this press release Curaleaf refers to certain non-IFRS financial measures such as “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. 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, financing and reorganization 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.

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position($ thousands) 
   June 30, December 31,
   2021 2020
    Unaudited  Audited
Current assets:       
Cash  $333,791 $73,542
Accounts receivable   49,672  28,830
Inventory, net   304,648  197,991
Biological assets   64,263  46,210
Assets held for sale   31,877  58,504
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   21,282  10,140
Current portion of notes receivable     2,645
Total current assets   805,533  417,862
Deferred tax asset   6,266  5,528
Notes receivable   2,602  2,000
Property, plant and equipment, net   306,573  242,855
Right-of-use assets, net   285,549  267,168
Intangible assets, net   1,116,716  797,401
Goodwill   583,250  470,144
Investments   23,493  16,264
Prepaid acquisition consideration     132,234
Other assets   24,711  35,135
Total assets  $3,154,693 $2,386,591
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity       
Current liabilities:       
Accounts payable  $42,957 $47,043
Accrued expenses   59,672  57,475
Income tax payable    63,384  79,649
Current portion of lease liability   18,312  15,710
Current portion of notes payable    1,706  6,500
Current contingent consideration liability   9,155  
Liabilities held for sale   7,077  7,181
Other current liabilities   13,083  6,568
Total current liabilities   215,346  220,126
Deferred tax liability   340,358  226,465
Notes payable   336,452  285,001
Lease Liabilities   293,190  270,495
Non-controlling interest redemption liability   129,066  2,694
Contingent consideration liability    29,106  1,898
Other long term liability   4,098  3,698
Total liabilities   1,347,616  1,010,377
Shareholders’ equity:       
Share capital   2,267,167  1,754,412
Treasury shares   (5,208)  (5,208)
Reserves   (239,265)  (177,744)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (deficit)   2,180  
Accumulated deficit   (219,098)  (194,645)
Total Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. shareholders’ equity   1,805,776  1,376,815
Redeemable non-controlling interest   (129,066)  (2,694)
Non-controlling interest      130,367  2,093
Total shareholders’ equity   1,807,077  1,376,214
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  $3,154,693 $2,386,591
Consolidated Statements of Profits and Losses($ thousands, except for share and per share amounts)
  Three Months Ended
  June, 30
  2021 2020
   Unaudited  Unaudited
Retail and wholesale revenue $311,494 $99,579
Management fee income  711  17,901
Total revenue  312,205  117,480
Cost of goods sold  156,967  56,844
Gross profit before impact of biological assets  155,238  60,636
Realized fair value amounts included in inventory sold  (81,803)  (22,423)
Unrealized fair value gain on growth of biological assets  111,060  43,014
Gross profit  184,495  81,227
Operating expenses:      
Selling, general and administrative  87,959  40,466
Share-based compensation  18,370  4,833
Depreciation and amortization  26,280  14,237
Total operating expenses  132,609  59,536
Income (Loss) from operations  51,886  21,691
Other income (expense):      
Interest income  278  3,573
Interest expense  (12,269)  (11,357)
Interest expense related to lease liabilities  (9,339)  (2,132)
Other income (expense)  2,304  (77)
Total other income (expense), net  (19,026)  (9,993)
Income (Loss) before provision for income taxes  32,860  11,698
Income tax benefit (expense)  (42,624)  (13,534)
Net loss  (9,764)  (1,836)
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest  (2,524)  193
Net loss attributable to Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. $(7,240) $(2,029)
Loss per share attributable to Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. – basic and diluted $(0.01) $(0.00)
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic and diluted  701,668,932  533,192,806
Consolidated Statements of Profits and Losses($ thousands, except for share and per share amounts)
  Six Months Ended
  June, 30
  2021 2020
   Unaudited  Unaudited
Retail and wholesale revenue $571,377 $176,635
Management fee income  1,148  37,342
Total revenue  572,525  213,977
Cost of goods sold  288,820  100,856
Gross profit before impact of biological assets  283,705  113,121
Realized fair value amounts included in inventory sold  (150,717)  (43,613)
Unrealized fair value gain on growth of biological assets  192,321  79,761
Gross profit  325,309  149,269
Operating expenses:      
Selling, general and administrative  168,052  86,324
Share-based compensation  23,277  9,334
Depreciation and amortization  48,392  26,924
Total operating expenses  239,721  122,582
Income (Loss) from operations  85,588  26,687
Other income (expense):      
Interest income  366  6,419
Interest expense  (24,420)  (21,849)
Interest expense related to lease liabilities  (17,899)  (4,290)
Other income (expense)  2,719  2,529
Total other income (expense), net  (39,234)  (17,191)
Income (Loss) before provision for income taxes  46,354  9,496
Income tax benefit (expense)  (73,332)  (26,783)
Net loss  (26,978)  (17,287)
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest  (2,524)  (170)
Net loss attributable to Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. $(24,454) $(17,117)
Loss per share attributable to Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. – basic and diluted $(0.04) $(0.03)
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic and diluted  691,909,375  520,446,921
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows($ thousands, except for share and per share amounts)
  Six Months Ended
  June, 31
  2021 2020
   Unaudited  Unaudited
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net loss $(26,978)  (17,287)
Adjustments to reconcile loss to net cash provided (used) in operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization  65,037  34,983
Share-based compensation  23,277  10,852
Non-cash interest expense  19,477  5,633
Unrealized gain on changes in fair value of biological assets  (192,349)  (79,761)
Realized fair value amounts included in inventory sold  150,717  43,613
(Gain)/loss on sale of property, plant and equipment  (740)  
Deferred taxes  8,250  6,503
Accounts receivable  (12,046)  8,522
Biological assets  29,294  26,852
Inventories  (100,800)  (46,197)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  (13,240)  1,299
Other assets  (1,137)  (1,442)
Accounts payable  (4,516)  4,614
Income taxes payable  (15,377)  21,803
Accrued expenses  (7,996)  1,827
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  (79,127)  21,814
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchases of property, plant and equipment, net  (73,342)  (51,511)
Proceeds from sale of entity  24,884  
Payments made on completion on acquisitions    (51,188)
Cash acquired from acquisitions  12,891  
Amounts advanced for notes receivable, net of payments received  2,038  (14,100)
Net cash used in investing activities  (33,529)  (116,799)
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Proceeds from senior unsecured notes      
Cash received from financing agreement  54,599  185,723
Proceeds from sale leaseback  19,947  
Debt issuance costs  (681)  
Lease liability payments  (25,130)  (11,164)
Proceeds from minority interest investment in Curaleaf International  86,957  
Principal payments on notes payable  (6,093)  
Exercise of stock options  2,667  879
Issuance of common shares, net of issuance costs  240,569  
Net cash provided by financing activities  372,835  175,438
Net change in cash  260,179  80,453
Cash at beginning of period  73,542  42,310
Effect of exchange rate on cash  70  
Cash at end of period $333,791 $122,763

About Curaleaf Holdings
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf”) is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise and reliability, the Company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select, provide industry-leading service, product selection and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. In the United States, Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 108 dispensaries, 22 cultivation sites and over 30 processing sites, and employs over 5,000 team members. Curaleaf International is the largest vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction and production. Curaleaf is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol CURA and trades on the OTCQX market under the symbol CURLF. For more information, please visit

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This news release contains future-oriented financial information and financial outlook information (collectively, “FOFI”) about the Company’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 second 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 the Company’s future business operations. The Company 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 June 30, 2021. 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 no later than August 12, 2021. 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.