AYR Wellness Q1 Revenue Flat From a Year Ago

AYR Wellness Reports First Quarter 2024 Results
  • Q1 Revenue up 3% Q/Q to $118.0 Million, Excluding Discontinued Operations
  • Q1 GAAP Loss from Operations Improved to $2.0 Million, Excluding Discontinued Operations
  • Q1 Adjusted EBITDA¹ up over 10% Y/Y to $29.1 Million, with Adjusted EBITDA Margin of 25%
  • Company generated free cash flow for the quarter and expects to for FY2024

MIAMI, May 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AYR Wellness Inc. (CSE: AYR.A, OTCQX: AYRWF) (“AYR” or the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, is reporting financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. Unless otherwise noted, all results are presented in U.S. dollars.

David Goubert, President & CEO of AYR, said, “2024 continues to be about execution for AYR, furthering the progress we made in 2023 by focusing on improving product quality and consistency, building a loyal retail customer base, rebuilding our CPG brand platform, and continuing to prioritize cost controls. I want to thank our team for their continued effort against these goals. First quarter results reflect continued progress with modest sequential revenue growth, adjusted EBITDA margins in line with long-term targets of 25% and positive free cash flow for the period.

“Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice’s groundbreaking decision in April to recommend the reclassification of cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III represents a significant moment for our industry that brings us one step closer to federal reform. This expected policy shift validates AYR’s commitment to building a sustainable business that will win in the long-term, and while we await next steps on implementation of this new policy, AYR intends to continue to improve and refine its operations to position for accelerated profitable growth.

“Our team is also acutely focused on positioning AYR for success ahead of the key state-level catalysts on the horizon in Ohio, where we anticipate converting to adult-use over the summer, and Florida and Pennsylvania, where we hope to see adult-use pass later this year. With only 15 of AYR’s 91 dispensaries operating in adult-use markets, we are poised to take advantage of the significant growth opportunity that the transition to adult-use presents across the majority of our footprint, without materially increasing our fixed cost base. With a strong asset base and tailwinds for the regulatory environment, we look forward to generating meaningful, sustainable, and profitable financial growth for years to come.”

Original press release

Published by NCV Newswire
NCV Newswire
The NCV Newswire by New Cannabis Ventures aims to curate high quality content and information about leading cannabis companies to help our readers filter out the noise and to stay on top of the most important cannabis business news. The NCV Newswire is hand-curated by an editor and not automated in anyway. Have a confidential news tip? Get in touch.

Get Our Sunday Newsletter