IM Cannabis Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2022 Outlook
- Fiscal Year 2021 revenues increased 242% year-over-year to a record of over $54 million
- Q4 2021 revenues increased 309% year-over-year and 39% compared to Q3 2021
- Sequential revenue growth and gross margin improvement expected in Q1 2022
TORONTO, and GLIL YAM, Israel, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IM Cannabis Corp. (the “Company”, “IM Cannabis”, or “IMC”) (CSE: IMCC) (NASDAQ: IMCC), a leading medical and adult-use recreational cannabis company with operations in Israel, Canada, and Germany, provided financial results for the three months and fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. All amounts are reported in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.
Q4 and Full Year 2021 Financial Summary
“Our revenue growth of 242% to a record of over $54 million in 2021 is a direct result of executing on our strategy to build a world-class operating platform for the premium cannabis market,” said Oren Shuster, Chief Executive Officer of IMC.
The network of pharmacies we have acquired in Israel, which includes the country’s largest online pharmacy business, supports a tech-enabled expansion of our patient base to fortify our position as one of the leading retail medical cannabis providers in the country.
Oren Shuster, Chief Executive Officer of IMC
In Canada, our premium WAGNERS brand and ultra-premium Highland Grow continue to gain market share, with retail sales in Ontario increasing over 50% in Q4 2021 as compared to Q3 2021. With continuous improvements in yields and quality, we have both the capacity and the desired quality attributes to support our discerning customer and patient needs in our addressable markets.
“By leveraging our new trade centre in Israel, cultivation facilities in Canada, and state-of-the-art logistics hub in Germany, we can efficiently move product across our global platform and realize the full benefits of our holistic supply chain. This established infrastructure, when combined with our regulatory expertise and deep understanding of evolving market trends, have positioned IMC for long-term growth as the industry continues to mature.
“Looking forward, we expect revenues in the first quarter to accelerate sequentially and year-over-year, setting the stage for a robust year for IMC. As we see the increasing benefits from our integrated global platform materialize, we expect to achieve positive cash flow and adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter. We are focused on unifying our brands under the same high standards that we have always prioritized, which we believe will contribute to IMC’s leadership position in the premium cannabis industry while ultimately driving sustainable value for our shareholders,” concluded Shuster.
Preliminary Q1 2022 Financial Results
The Company continues to experience meaningful growth across its global platform, primarily in Israel and Canada, reflecting the continued execution of the Company’s strategy, its accelerating international brand presence, its focus on cultivating premium flower, and its global distribution and supply chain model. On a preliminary, unaudited basis, IMC expects Q1 2022 revenue and gross margin to increase sequentially. The Company expects to release Q1 2022 financial results on or around May 16, 2022.
Recent Company Highlights
- Completed the strategic acquisition of 51% of the rights in Oranim Pharm partnership (“Oranim Pharm”), one of the largest pharmacies selling medical cannabis in Israel and the largest pharmacy selling medical cannabis in the Jerusalem area. The acquisition was completed following receipt of all requisite approvals, including from the Israeli Medical Cannabis Agency (“IMCA”).
- Completed the acquisition of Revoly Trading and Marketing Ltd., dba Vironna (“Vironna”). Vironna ranks among the top 10 single cannabis dispensing points in Israel and is one of the largest pharmacies in Israel serving the rapidly growing Arab consumer segment of the medical cannabis market.
- Completed the acquisition of R.A. Yarok Pharm Ltd. (“Pharm Yarok”), a leading medical cannabis pharmacy located in central Israel, and Rosen High Way Ltd. (“Rosen High Way”), a trade and distribution centre with an IMC-GDP license that provides medical cannabis storage, distribution services and logistics solutions for cannabis companies and pharmacies in Israel.
- Completed the acquisition of an IMC-GDP license for distribution of medical cannabis from Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries Israel Ltd. and Panaxia Logistics Ltd., part of the Panaxia Labs Israel, Ltd. group of companies (collectively, “Panaxia”). As part of the transaction, IMC acquired Panaxia’s trading house and in-house pharmacy activities, including Israel’s largest retail and online pharmacy business.
- Focus Medical Herbs Ltd. (“Focus Medical”) successfully imported approximately 399 kilograms of premium, indoor-grown, Canadian dried cannabis following approval from the Ministry of Agriculture to import to the Israeli market in Q4 2021. Subsequent to Q4 2021, the WAGNERS brand was launched in Israel.
- Announced the anticipated 2022 launch of WAGNERS brand in the rapidly evolving German medical cannabis market.
Q4 and Full Year 2021 Financial Results
- Revenues were $20.0 million Q4 2021, representing an increase of 309% from Q4 2020 and 35% sequentially. Revenues in 2021 were $54.3 million, representing an increase of 242% from 2020. Total dried flower sold for the year ended December 31, 2021 was 8,410kg at an average selling price of $4.90 per gram, compared to 2,586kg for the same period in 2020 at an average selling price of $5.75 per gram, derived from the lower average selling price per gram and higher sale volumes the Company gained from its acquisitions of Trichome and MYM.
- Gross profit, before fair value adjustments, was $3.8 million in Q4 2021 compared to $2.8 million in Q4 2020. Gross profit, before fair value adjustments, was $11.9 million in 2021 compared to $8.8 million in 2020. Gross profit was temporarily impacted in Q4 2021 by COVID-19 restrictions in Canada and Israel, which delayed third party manufacturing and disrupted labor and supply chains.
- General and administrative expenses were $11.5 million in Q4 2021 compared to $4.2 million in Q4 2020. General and administrative expenses were $32.2 million in 2021 compared to $11.5 million in 2020.
- Selling and marketing expenses were $3.8 million in Q4 2021 compared to $1.4 million in Q4 2020. Selling and marketing expenses were $8.9 million in 2021 compared to $3.8 million in 2020.
- Adjusted EBITDA2 was $(8.3) million in Q4 2021 compared to $(2.4) million in Q4 2020. Adjusted EBITDA was $(22.0) million in 2021 compared to $(4.9) million in 2020.
- Net loss was $12.5 million in Q4 2021 compared to a net loss of $20.0 million in Q4 2020. Net loss was $18.5 million in 2021 compared to a net loss of $28.7 million in 2020.
- Basic and diluted loss per share in Q4 2021 of $0.19 compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $0.13 in Q4 2020.
- Basic and diluted loss per share in 2021 were $0.31 and $0.66, respectively, compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $0.74 in 2020.
- Cash and cash equivalents totaled $13.9 million at December 31, 2021, compared to $8.9 million at December 31, 2020.
The complete audited consolidated financial statements of the Company and related management’s discussion and analysis for the financial years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, will be available under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
Q4 and Full Year 2021 Conference Call
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. Eastern time (6:00 a.m. Pacific time)
U.S./Canada Dial-in: 1-855-327-6837
Israel Dial-in: 1-809-458-327
Germany Dial-in: 0-800-180-1954
International Dial-in: 1-631-891-4304
Conference ID: 10018676
Please dial in at least 10 minutes before the start of the call to ensure timely participation.
A playback of the call will be available through Wednesday, April 27, 2022. To listen, call 1-844-512-2921 within the United States or Canada or 1-412-317-6671 when calling internationally and enter replay pin number 10018676. A recording of the conference call will also be available on the events & presentations section of the IM Cannabis investor relations website linked here.
About IM Cannabis Corp.
IM Cannabis (NASDAQ: IMCC) (CSE: IMCC) is a leading international cannabis company providing premium products to medical patients and adult-use recreational consumers. IM Cannabis is one of the very few companies with operations in Israel, Germany, and Canada, the three largest federally legal markets. The ecosystem created through its international operations leverages the Company’s unique data-driven perspective and product supply chain globally. With its commitment to responsible growth and financial prudence, and the ability to operate within the strictest regulatory environments, the Company has quickly become one of the leading cultivators and distributors of high-quality cannabis globally.
The IM Cannabis ecosystem operates in Israel through its commercial relationship with Focus Medical, which cultivates, imports, and distributes cannabis to medical patients, leveraging years of proprietary data and patient insights. The Company also operates medical cannabis retail pharmacies, online platforms, distribution centres and logistical hubs in Israel that enable the safe delivery and quality control of IM Cannabis products throughout the entire value chain. In Germany, the IM Cannabis ecosystem operates through Adjupharm GmbH (“Adjupharm”), where it also distributes cannabis to pharmacies for medical cannabis patients. In Canada, IM Cannabis operates through Trichome Financial Corp. (“Trichome”) and its subsidiaries Trichome JWC Acquisition Corp. (“TJAC”) and MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. (“MYM”), where it cultivates and processes cannabis for the adult-use market at its Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Quebec facilities under the WAGNERS and Highland Grow brands. For more information, please visit www.imcannabis.com.
The Company and its management believe that the estimated revenues and gross margin contained in this press release are reasonable as of the date hereof and are based on management’s current views, strategies, expectations, assumptions and forecasts, and have been calculated using accounting policies that are generally consistent with the Company’s current accounting policies. These estimates are considered future-oriented financial outlooks and financial information (collectively, “FOFI”) under applicable securities laws. These estimates and any other FOFI included herein have been approved by management of the Company as of the date hereof. Such FOFI are provided for the purposes of presenting information about management’s current expectations and goals relating to the benefits of existing sales and supply agreements with Focus Medical and Adjupharm, increased sales in Israel through the fulfilment of Focus Medical’s existing supply agreements, increased sales from the resumption of product shipments to Adjupharm and new supply agreements for medical cannabis to be received by Adjupharm in Germany, the inclusion of Panaxia, MYM and Trichome operations in the Company’s financial results following closing of the respective acquisitions, additional product launches by Trichome under the WAGNERS brand and the future business of the Company. However, because this information is highly subjective and subject to numerous risks, including the risks discussed above under “Disclaimer for Forward Looking Statements”, it should not be relied on as necessarily indicative of future results. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the FOFI prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although management of IMC has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any FOFI, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by securities laws.
This press release includes references to “EBITDA”, “Adjusted EBITDA” and “Gross Margin”, which are non-International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) financial measures. Non-IFRS measures are not recognized measures under IFRS, do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS, and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA has no direct, comparable IFRS financial measure. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted by removing other non-recurring or noncash items, including the unrealized change in fair value of biological assets, realized fair value adjustments on inventory sold in the period, share-based compensation expenses, depreciation of right-of-use assets, revaluation adjustments of financial assets and liabilities measured on a fair value basis and non-recurring transaction costs included in operating expenses. The Company defines gross margin as the difference between revenue and cost of goods sold divided by revenue (expressed as a percentage), prior to the effect of a fair value adjustment for inventory and biological assets. IMC has used or included these non-IFRS measures solely to provide investors with added insight into IMC’s financial performance. Readers are cautioned that such non-IFRS measures may not be appropriate for any other purpose. Non-IFRS measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.
*Acquisition costs, in the amount of $4,359 and $32 for the twelve and three months ended December 31, 2021, respectively, have not been adjusted in the above-mentioned table. Had these non-operational acquisition costs been adjusted, the Company’s Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve and three months ended December 31, 2021, would have been $(17,673) and $(8,246), respectively.
 Before fair value impacts in cost of sales
 For an explanation of this metric, please refer to the section of this press release titled “Non-IFRS Financial Metrics”
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