The Parent Company Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results
- Reports net sales of $27.4 million as the Company focuses on higher quality revenue streams
- Increases omni-channel retail revenue 60% from prior year to $19 million, or 69% of net sales in the quarter
- Sales of Company-owned brands increased to an average of 29% of products sold through its retail stores in Q2 2022
- Gross margin improved to 24% in Q2 2022 vs. 9% in the same quarter one year ago
- Reduced G&A expenses 33% sequentially and 18% year over year
- Long-term profitability projects completed to date have yielded approximately $9.3 million in annualized savings and $7.6 million in cash generation, with additional initiatives underway
- Subsequent to quarter-end, announced exclusive brand licensing and cultivation product agreements with Curio Wellness in Maryland
- Conference call to be held August 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. ET
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2022 /CNW/ – TPCO Holding Corp. (“The Parent Company” or the “Company”) (NEO: GRAM.U) (OTCQX: GRAMF), a leading consumer-focused California cannabis company, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 (“Q2 2022”). All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars.
Q2 2022 Financial & Operational Highlights
- Net sales for Q2 2022 were $27.4 million
- Q2 2022 Omni-channel retail revenue was $19 million, or 69% of net sales
- Q2 2022 Wholesale revenue was $8.4 million, or 31% of net sales
- Gross profit for Q2 2022 was $6.6 million, or 24% of net sales
- Net loss and comprehensive loss for Q2 2022 was $30.5 million
- Adjusted EBITDA loss for Q2 2022 was $18.4 million. Adjusted EBITDA removes the effects of changes in fair value of financial instruments, impairment charges and other non-cash items.
- Unrestricted Cash and cash equivalents totaled $126 million as of June 30, 2022.
- Further supported strategic profitability improvement plan with appointment of Roz Lipsey as Executive Vice President of Operations & Wholesale, a newly created role to focus on implementing operational efficiencies and cost-saving initiatives across the Company as well as the continued growth of the Company’s omni-channel retail platform
Our team remains focused on our business transformation, and this quarter’s results are an early indication that our profitability improvement plan is working.
Troy Datcher, CEO, and Chairman of The Parent Company
As anticipated, our efforts to maximize the contributions from our omni-channel retail opportunities and minimize our exposure to the California wholesale market have significantly shifted our revenue mix.
“While this decision compressed topline sales, it drove solid Q2 gross margin of 24% compared to 9% in the prior year period as our omni-channel retail revenue grew 60% to account for 69% of our net sales in the quarter.”
“I am also pleased to report that since implementing the first phase of our long-term profitability plan, we have achieved $9.3 million in annual expense savings. In the next phase of the profitability plan there are additional major initiatives underway that are expected to help us reduce cash operating expenses by $30 million by year end. A key factor to achieving this goal is our new wholesale distribution agreement with Nabis, which will lower our annual operating expenses and expand our already-wide reach by introducing our premier brands to a larger potential base of customers. Similarly, our first out-of-state expansion agreement with Curio Wellness in Maryland is an important first step to growing our presence outside of the California market and introducing new markets to our premier west coast brands.”
Mr. Datcher concluded, “Looking across our peer landscape, based on the strength of our balance sheet, the quality of our brands and the retail experience we offer, we are the strongest positioned operator in an incredibly competitive marketplace. We firmly believe that the significant shift to more profitable revenue and implementation of our cost-saving strategic initiatives will be a winning strategy in the California market that better serves our customers and drives value for our shareholders.”
- Expanded into east coast market with exclusive brand licensing and cultivation production agreements in Maryland with Curio Wellness.
- Initial brands to be introduced under the terms of the Licensing Agreement include Monogram, Caliva, Mirayo by Santana, and other TPCO owned brands, in a variety of product form factors including jarred fresh flower, pre-rolls, premium vapes, and infused gummies. Some of the products will feature signature strains of cannabis cultivated by Curio in collaboration with The Parent Company. The Parent Company brands are expected to initially be available at Curio’s Far & Dotter dispensaries, with broad wholesale distribution to dispensaries across the State to follow.
Update on Long-term Profitability Initiatives
As previously announced, the Company has begun the process of implementing a variety of strategic initiatives that are primarily focused on the preservation of its balance sheet while strengthening its omni-channel retail business. Since the announcement of this initiative, the Company has taken meaningful steps to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and accelerate its path to sustainable, long-term profitability:
- Annual Expense Savings: The Company has implemented approximately $9.3 million in annual expense savings through a mix of initiatives that principally include renegotiation of long-term lease agreements and organizational design restructuring.
- Workforce Optimization: In connection with the restructuring, the Company has eliminated positions and undertaken a reduction in force intended to optimize the organization, which resulted in the elimination of approximately 17% of its workforce since the beginning of 2022, representing over $7.6 million in annualized payroll reductions which is included in $9.3 million total expense savings.
- Enhanced Distribution Platform: Included in the aforementioned savings, the Company has entered into an agreement to transition its wholesale distribution activities to Nabis, the leading cannabis wholesale platform in California. This is expected to result in meaningful overall operating expense savings due to expense synergies and a significant reduction in operational complexity. The wholesale agreement includes the Company’s entire wholesale portfolio and will utilize a multi-channel sales platform to reach its current and prospective customers, as well as provide The Parent Company with additional data to better serve customers.
- Cash Generation: The Company generated $7.6 million in cash through the sale-leaseback of property, the sale of underutilized equipment, and the settlement of outstanding litigation.
- Profitability Drivers: To drive profitability improvements, The Company is transitioning its business to focus on its higher-margin omni-channel retail revenue (which includes retail, pick-up, and delivery). This includes increasing the proportion of Company-owned brands at its owned stores, which has increased to an average of 29% of products available in Q2 2022, compared to an average of 26% in Q1 2022. The anticipated impact of this improved product mix is to increase sales of first-party in-house branded products that generate higher gross margins than third-party product offerings.
- Additional cost-saving measures are currently underway and expected to be completed over the course of 2022. These consist of optimizing the Company’s delivery depot operations, which includes the recent exit of the Company’s Sacramento delivery operations, and the complete examination and outsourcing of all non-strategic capabilities.
The Company’s consolidated financial statements, as well as its accompanying management discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations (“MD&A”) have been included in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on EDGAR (www.sec.gov) as well as SEDAR (www.sedar.com). Please refer to The Parent Company’s MD&A for additional detail and discussion on the Company’s results from operations.
The Parent Company will host a conference call today, August 15th, to discuss these results. Troy Datcher, Chief Executive Officer, and Mike Batesole, Chief Financial Officer will host the call starting at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time. A question-and-answer session will follow management’s prepared remarks.
Financial results and analyses are also available on the Company’s website (ir.theparent.co).
About The Parent Company
The Parent Company is a leading consumer-focused, vertically integrated cannabis company with eleven retail locations, six delivery hubs and a curated product portfolio including Monogram by Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Caliva, Mirayo by Santana, Fun Uncle and Deli.
The Parent Company is committed to leveraging its status to help build a more equitable cannabis industry. Its social equity venture fund aims to eliminate systematic barriers to entry and provide minority entrepreneurs with meaningful participation, growth, and leadership opportunities in the multibillion-dollar legal cannabis industry.
Shares of The Parent Company common stock are traded on NEO Exchange under the ticker symbol “GRAM.U” and on the OTCQX under the ticker symbol “GRAMF.”
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Caution Regarding Cannabis Operations in the United States
Investors should note that there are significant legal restrictions and regulations that govern the cannabis industry in the United States. Cannabis remains a Schedule I drug under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act, making it illegal under federal law in the United States to, among other things, cultivate, distribute, or possess cannabis in the United States. Financial transactions involving proceeds generated by, or intended to promote, cannabis-related business activities in the United States may form the basis for prosecution under applicable U.S. federal money laundering legislation.
While the approach to enforcement of such laws by the federal government in the United States has trended toward non-enforcement against individuals and businesses that comply with medical or adult-use cannabis programs in states where such programs are legal, strict compliance with state laws with respect to cannabis will neither absolve The Parent Company of liability under U.S. federal law, nor will it provide a defense to any federal proceeding which may be brought against the Company. The enforcement of federal laws in the United States is a significant risk to the business of The Parent Company and any proceedings brought against the Company thereunder may adversely affect the Company’s operations and financial performance.
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