Kush Bottles Reports Third Fiscal Quarter 2018 Results
Revenues Increased 173% Year-over-Year to approximately $12.9 million
SANTA ANA, Calif., July 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kush Bottles, Inc. (OTCQB:KSHB) (“Kush Bottles” or the “Company”) a leading provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers, hydrocarbon gases, solvents, accessories and branding solutions for the regulated cannabis industry, today reported financial results for its third quarter of 2018, for the period ended May 31, 2018.
Fiscal Third Quarter Financial Summary
- Revenue was up 173% Year-over-Year to $12.9 million.
- Gross margins were 28.3%, compared with 35.5% in the prior year period, which is attributed to increased business in the lower margin vaporizer and cartridge product segment(s).
- Net loss, including $258,837 in depreciation and amortization expense, $5.0 million in SG&A and $495,897 in stock compensation expense, was approximately $2.16 million compared to net income of $6,119 in the fiscal third quarter of 2017.
- Cash balance was $3.6 million as of May 31, 2018 compared to $900,000 at August 31, 2017. This increase was primarily a result of a $6.0 million equity investment by the Company’s strategic partner, Merida Capital Partners in February, 2018.
- Working capital was $15.8 million as of May 31, 2018 compared to $3.4 million at August 31, 2017.
- Subsequent to the quarter end, Kush Bottles completed a registered direct offering, generating net proceeds of approximately $32.9 million to the Company.
Recent Operational Summary
- Acquired Zack Darling Creative Associates, LLC (“ZDCA”) along with its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Hybrid Creative, LLC (“Hybrid”) on July 11, 2018, a specialist design agency based in Santa Rosa, California.
- Closed acquisition of Summit Innovations LLC, marking Kush Bottles’ entry into the hydrocarbon and solvent market.
- Launched a new division, Koleto Packaging Solutions, that will be the innovation arm of Kush Bottles. Koleto will be focused on building proprietary and highly customizable products for the cannabis and other industries.
- Announced key hires, including a President of Kush Bottles operating company, Jason Vegotsky and a Vice President of Operations, Rodrigo de Oliveira.
- Executed a lease for new warehouse facility in Las Vegas to meet demand from the consumer market.
Nick Kovacevich, Chairman and CEO of Kush Bottles, commented, “We reported strong revenue growth of 173%, reaching $12.9 million in the third fiscal quarter of 2018, up from approximately $4.7 million in the same period of last year. This was driven by organic growth across all our major markets and product lines as well as the inclusion of our new operating company Summit Innovations.”
“We have advanced our growth strategy through the acquisition of the aforementioned Summit Innovations, marking our entry into the hydrocarbon gases and solvents market. In addition, we recently acquired a leading digital creative agency, The Hybrid Creative, which has an extensive client roster both in the cannabis market and in traditional industries. We have also expanded our operational footprint over the last quarter securing new distribution center in Nevada which will allow us to better service our clients in this market.”
“Furthermore, we have made significant headway laying the foundation for continued, strong organic growth, by increasing our staffing to support sales and launching new labeling, printing and in-house application capabilities. The introduction of a number of innovative new proprietary products, as well as increased investment in research and development, further strengthens the sustainability and defensibility of the Company. During the quarter, the Company witnessed strong growth in our custom branded products as customers seek differentiated brand building solutions and we believe there is significant opportunity to continue to increase sales in this regard.”
Our recently completed capital raise providing net proceeds of almost $33 million will provide the financial foundation for continued expansion in support of our growth strategy. All of these activities place us in a unique position to identify market demands, develop innovative products and bring them to market.
CEO Nick Kovacevich
As we head toward the end of our fiscal year we look forward to driving continued organic and acquisitive growth, supported by our strong leadership team and expanded, diversified offering.
The company will also host a conference call today, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time.
Participant Dial-In Numbers:
Toll / International: 1-323-794-2094
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Investors are also invited to listen via webcast on the investor section of the Company website at http://ir.kushbottles.com. Please visit the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the call will be available on the Kush Bottles investor website approximately two hours after the conference call has ended.
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About Kush Bottles, Inc.
Kush Bottles, Inc. (OTCQB:KSHB) is a dynamic sales platform that provides unique products and services for both businesses and consumers in the cannabis industry including CBD manufacturers. Founded in 2010 as a packaging and supplies company for dispensaries and growers, Kush Bottles has sold more than 1 billion units and now regularly services more than 5,000 legally operated medical and adult-use dispensaries, growers, and producers across North America, South America, and Europe. The Company has facilities in the three largest U.S. cannabis markets and a local sales presence in every major U.S. cannabis market.
Kush Bottles aims to be the gold standard for responsible and compliant products and services in the cannabis industry. Kush Bottles has no direct involvement with the cannabis plant or any products that contain THC or CBD.
The Company has been featured in media nationwide, including CNBC, Los Angeles Times, TheStreet.com, Entrepreneur, and business magazine Inc.
For more information, visit www.kushbottles.com or call (888)-920-5874.