Tilray, Inc. Reports 2020 Third Quarter Results
- Total Revenue of $51.4 Million was Flat Versus Q3 2019 and Up 2.0% Compared to Q2 2020 – Excluding Bulk Sales in the Prior Year Period, Total Revenue Increased 25%
- Total Annualized Savings of Approximately $55 Million to be Achieved by Q4 2020
- Net Loss of $(2.3) Million Versus Net Loss of $(36.4) Million in Q3 2019 and $(81.7) Million in Q2 2020
- Adjusted EBITDA Loss Narrowed to $(1.5) Million Compared to $(12.3) Million in Q2 2020
- Q3 2020 Ending Cash Balance of $155.2 Million with $209 Million Remaining Available on ATM
NANAIMO, British Columbia, November 09, 2020–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: TLRY), a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, reports financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. All financial information in this press release is reported in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise indicated.
Our third quarter results demonstrate the significant progress we have made throughout the organization despite the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. We realized solid year over year revenue growth in our core businesses and have achieved a significantly more focused, efficient and competitive cost structure, all of which position Tilray for future success. We look forward to building on these accomplishments and remain focused on our goal of achieving break-even or positive Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter.
Brendan Kennedy, Tilray’s Chief Executive Officer
Third Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights
- Total revenue of $51.4 million (C$68.1 million) was flat compared to the third quarter of 2019. Cannabis segment revenue decreased 11% to $31.4 million (C$41.6 million), due to the discontinuation of bulk sales and a slight decrease in Canada Medical sales. Adult-Use and International Medical sales grew 26% and 42%, respectively. Excluding the year-over-year impact related to bulk sales, total cannabis revenue increased 24%. Hemp segment revenue increased 28% to $20.0 million (C$26.5 million).
- Total revenue increased 2% compared to the second quarter of 2020. Cannabis segment revenue increased 4%, driven by a 13% increase in Adult-Use sales which was offset by a 11% decrease in Canada Medical sales, a 3% decline in International Medical sales, and a 1% decline in Hemp sales.
- Total cannabis kilogram equivalents sold decreased 53% to 5,107 kilograms from 10,848 kilograms in the prior year’s third quarter. The decrease was due almost entirely to the reduction of bulk sales.
- Average cannabis net selling price per gram increased to $6.15 (C$8.15) compared to $3.25 (C$4.32) in the third quarter of 2019 and $2.64 (C$3.59) in the second quarter of 2020. The increase was due to a continued shift in distribution channels and product mix, including growth in International Medical sales, a shift in sales to higher potency and higher priced products in the Adult-Use market, and the continued growth of Cannabis 2.0 products in Canada.
- Average cannabis net cost per gram increased to $4.23 (C$5.61) compared to $2.28 (C$3.03) in the third quarter of 2019 and $2.06 (C$2.80) in the second quarter of 2020. The year-over-year increase was the result of lower kilograms sold due to the discontinuation of bulk sales and partly due to increased sales of Cannabis 2.0 products which have higher costs than dried flower.
- Gross margin decreased to 7% from 31% in the third quarter of 2019 and increased from gross margin loss of 11% in the second quarter of 2020.
- Gross margin, excluding inventory valuation adjustments, increased to 33% from 31% in the third quarter of 2019 and 26% in the second quarter of 2020.
- Gross margins for cannabis, excluding inventory valuation adjustments, was 27% in both the third quarters of 2020 and 2019 and increased from 10% in the second quarter of 2020. The sequential increase in gross margin was partly due to channel and product mix and partly due to lower costs at our facilities resulting from our cost cutting measures.
- Gross margin for hemp, excluding inventory valuation adjustments, remained steady at 43% as compared to the third quarter of 2019 and decreased from 50% in the second quarter of 2020.
- Net loss was $(2.3) million, or $(0.02) per share, compared to a net loss of $(36.4) million, or $(0.37) per share, in the third quarter of 2019 and a net loss of $(81.7) million, or $(0.66) per share in the second quarter of 2020. The most significant driver of the change in net loss during the period was the revaluation of the outstanding warrants associated with the equity offering completed in March. The warrants will continue to be revalued in future periods which may result in ongoing and meaningful impacts to net loss/net income.
- Adjusted EBITDA loss of $(1.5) million was a 93% improvement compared to the $(21.9) million loss in the third quarter of 2019 and an 87% improvement compared to the $(12.3) million loss in the second quarter of 2020. Our significant efforts to implement cost reductions and operating efficiencies had a meaningful impact on Adjusted EBITDA.
- Cash and cash equivalents totaled $155.2 million at the end of the third quarter 2020. Existing cash balances, reduced cash burn, and access to the remaining $209 million on the ATM are expected to provide sufficient capital and access to capital to manage operations and execute plans for the remainder of 2020 and well into 2021.
- Construction on the Company’s Portuguese cultivation facility remains largely on track to be completed by the end of the fourth quarter 2020 with total costs expected to be less than the original budget of approximately $33.0 million.
Recent Business Developments
- On October 5, 2020, our wholly-owned subsidiary, High Park Holdings Ltd., announced the newest addition to its cannabis-infused edible product line: Chowie Wowie Gummies. Chowie Wowie Gummies are handcrafted using clean and simple ingredients, are vegan and gluten free, and feature a delicious taste profile. THC Watermelon Gummies and THC/CBD Pineapple Mango Gummies are currently available in select provinces across Canada and a THC Sour Cherry flavored gummy will be available in the near future.
- On September 28, 2020, we announced that Australian researchers published preliminary results indicating one of our GMP-produced products may reduce nausea and vomiting for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The pilot phase of the study ran for two-and-a-half years with 81 participants enrolled. The trial will now move to a phase III clinical trial to determine with much more certainty the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis to combat nausea and vomiting and determine if it should be considered for use in routine cancer care.
Given the broad based improvements we have achieved through the third quarter of 2020, we believe we are poised to deliver positive or break even Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2020. Looking to 2021 we are optimistic about the prospects for our core businesses including:
- Canada Adult Use – we see continued opportunities to leverage our Kindred partnership structure and focused selling strategy to grow market share and revenues
- International Medical – the completion of our Portuguese facility and our brand strength will allow us to strengthen our International footprint and position Tilray for “first mover” advantage as new international markets legalize medical and/or recreational cannabis
- Hemp Products – our market reach will allow us to leverage the plant based food trends in the United States and broaden our product offerings to include CBD once the FDA provides guidance on a nationwide basis
Our diversified product offerings and geographical footprint set Tilray apart. These strategic advantages provide us a foundation from which we see ample and continued opportunity to strengthen our position as the most trusted cannabis and hemp company during 2021.
As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, and governments and businesses take unprecedented measures in response, the actions taken, or that may be taken, have or may materially adversely affect our business, results of operations, financial condition and stock price. Due to COVID-19, governments have imposed restrictions on travel and business operations, temporarily closed businesses, and implemented quarantines and shelter-in-place orders. Consequently, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted global economic activity, caused significant volatility and disruption in global financial markets, and generally introduced significant uncertainty and unpredictability throughout the world.
Our business has been negatively impacted during 2020, due to the restrictions on, or temporary closure of, retail outlets, and the challenges faced by patients accessing clinics and doctors for prescriptions for our products and due to the vast majority of our employees working remotely. We continue to operate our manufacturing facilities at normal production levels while our administrative offices remain closed. We have taken all recommended actions to protect public health and the health and safety of employees and continue to work on safely re-opening our offices, subject to local rules and regulations.
We are unable to predict the future impacts of COVID-19 on our operational and financial performance. The nature and extent of any impacts are very uncertain and depend on many factors outside our control, including, the timing, extent, and duration of the pandemic, the development and availability of effective treatments and vaccines, the imposition of protective public safety measures, and the impact of the pandemic on the global economy and demand for our products.
Tilray will host a conference call to discuss these results today at 5:00 p.m. ET. Investors interested in participating in the live call can dial 877-407-0792 from the U.S. and 201-689-8263 internationally.
There will also be a simultaneous, live webcast available on the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.tilray.com. The webcast will also be archived after the call concludes.
Tilray (Nasdaq: TLRY) is a global pioneer in the research, cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis and cannabinoids currently serving tens of thousands of patients and consumers in 15 countries spanning five continents.
Use of Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement its financial statements, the Company provides investors with information related to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Gross Margin, both of which exclude inventory valuation adjustments, which are financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”).
Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as net income (loss) before inventory valuation adjustments; interest expenses, net; other expenses (income), net; deferred income tax (recoveries) expenses, current income tax expenses (benefit); foreign exchange gain (loss), net; depreciation and amortization expenses; stock-based compensation expenses; loss from equity method investments; finance income from ABG; loss on disposal of property and equipment; amortization of inventory step-up; severance costs; impairment of assets; and change in fair value of warrant liability. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release. Gross margin, excluding inventory valuation adjustments, is calculated as revenue less cost of sales adjusted to add back inventory valuation adjustments and amortization of inventory step-up, divided by revenue. A reconciliation of Gross margin, excluding inventory valuation adjustments, to gross margin, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release.
The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to the Company’s financial condition and results of operations. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to compare the Company’s performance to that of prior periods for trend analyses and planning purposes. These non-GAAP financial measures are also presented to the Company’s Board of Directors.
Non-U.S. GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Non-U.S. GAAP measures exclude significant expenses that are required by U.S. GAAP to be recorded in the Company’s financial statements and are subject to inherent limitations.
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