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|
|Gross profit before impact of biological assets||$||155,238||$||128,467||21%||$||60,636||156%|
|Gross profit on cannabis sales(1)(2)||$||154,527||$||128,030||21%||$||42,735||262%|
|Gross margin on cannabis sales(1)(2)||49.6%||49.3%||42.9%|
|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.
|Q2 2021||Q1 2021||Q2 2020|
|Management fee income||711||437||17,901|
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 $89 million and represented 29% of total revenue. Strong growth in our wholesale operation was driven by the addition of new accounts and an increase in sales productivity.
|Gross Profit on Cannabis Sales|
|Q2 2021||Q1 2021||Q2 2020|
|Retail and wholesale revenue||$||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 $43 million in the second quarter of 2020. Gross profit margin reached 49.6%, equivalent to a year-over-year increase of 669 basis points. The margin gain was primarily due to increased operating capacity coming online as well as efficiency gains in cultivation and processing.
|Net Income / (Loss)|
|Q2 2021||Q1 2021||Q2 2020|
|Income (Loss) from operations||51,886||20,627||21,691|
|Total other income (expense), net||(19,026)||(17,893)||(9,993)|
|Income tax benefit (expense)||(42,624)||(37,843)||(13,534)|
|Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest||(2,524)||—||193|
|Net loss attributable to Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.||$||(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 $8 million.
|Q2 2021||Q1 2021||Q2 2020|
|Net income (loss)||$||(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|
|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|
|(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.
During the second quarter of 2021, Curaleaf invested $41.9 million net in capital expenditures, focused on cultivation, processing, and selective retail expansion in strategic markets.
As of June 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021, our weighted average shares outstanding amounted to 701,668,932 and 682,041,420 shares, respectively.
As of June 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021, our issued and outstanding SVS and MVS shares amounted to 703,260,526 and 686,409,852 shares, respectively.
Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures
In this press release Curaleaf refers to certain non-IFRS financial measures such as “Gross Profit on Cannabis Sales” and “Adjusted EBITDA”. These measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The Company defines “Gross Profit on Cannabis Sales” as retail and wholesale revenues less cost of goods sold. “Adjusted EBITDA” is defined by Curaleaf as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization less share-based compensation expense and one-time charges related to business development, acquisition, financing and reorganization costs. Curaleaf considers these measures to be an important indicator of the financial strength and performance of our business. We believe the adjusted results presented provide relevant and useful information for investors because they clarify our actual operating performance, make it easier to compare our results with those of other companies and allow investors to review performance in the same way as our management. Since these measures are not calculated in accordance with IFRS, they should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, our reported results as indicators of our performance, and they may not be comparable to similarly named measures from other companies. The following tables provide a reconciliation of each of the non-IFRS measures to its closest IFRS measure.
|Consolidated Statements of Financial Position($ thousands)|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|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|
|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|
|Prepaid acquisition consideration||—||132,234|
|Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity|
|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|
|Non-controlling interest redemption liability||129,066||2,694|
|Contingent consideration liability||29,106||1,898|
|Other long term liability||4,098||3,698|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (deficit)||2,180||—|
|Total Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. shareholders’ equity||1,805,776||1,376,815|
|Redeemable non-controlling interest||(129,066)||(2,694)|
|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|
|Retail and wholesale revenue||$||311,494||$||99,579|
|Management fee income||711||17,901|
|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|
|Selling, general and administrative||87,959||40,466|
|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 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)|
|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|
|Retail and wholesale revenue||$||571,377||$||176,635|
|Management fee income||1,148||37,342|
|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|
|Selling, general and administrative||168,052||86,324|
|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 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)|
|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|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile loss to net cash provided (used) in operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||65,037||34,983|
|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)||—|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||(13,240)||1,299|
|Income taxes payable||(15,377)||21,803|
|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 https://ir.curaleaf.com.
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|Investor Relations Website||https://ir.curaleaf.com/|
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