CannTrust Reports Revenues for Q2 2018

Published: August 14, 2018

CannTrust Reports Revenues for Q2 2018

 CannTrust Holdings Inc., a licensed producer of medical cannabis under the Health Canada Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation (“ACMPR”) program, today announced financial and operating results for the three and six months ending June 30, 2018. All amounts expressed are in Canadian dollars.

Revenue for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2018 was $9,050,239 and $16,890,086 respectively, compared to $4,541,378 and $7,574,623 in the comparable 2017 periods. Net Income for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2018 was $104,905 and $11,547,015 respectively, compared to a net income of $754,864 and a net loss of ($23,040) in the comparable 2017 periods.  Earnings for the current period were impacted by approximately $1.5 millionof increased costs associated with the ramp up of the Niagara Perpetual Harvest Facility. Earnings per share for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2018 was $Nil and $0.12 respectively, compared to earnings per share of $0.01 and $Nil in the comparable 2017 periods.

2018 Second Quarter Highlights

  • Record Revenues of $9M in Q2 2018, a 99% increase from the comparable prior year period
  • Positive Net Income for the fifth consecutive quarter
  • Active patients increased to more than 45,000, a 117% increase from the comparable prior year period
  • Cannabis extracts were 60% of cannabis sales
  • Officially opened Niagara Perpetual Harvest 450,000 sq. ft. hydroponic greenhouse facility
  • Launched three new recreational brands: Liiv, Synr.g and Xscape
  • Entered into three recreational supply agreements in Western Canada to supply 17,000 kg of cannabis annually
  • Raised $100,395,000 through the issuance of common shares and warrants
  • Entered into a joint venture with Grey Wolf Animal Health to focus on development of medical cannabis products for the global pet market

Developments subsequent to the Quarter

  • Construction of the fully funded Niagara Facility 600,000 sq. ft. expansion has begun
  • The Company entered into an agreement to acquire a 23-acre property adjacent to the Niagara Facility which will allow for significant further expansion

2018 Second Quarter Financial Summary

Three Months ended

Six Months ended

June 30

June 30

CAD$ (except grams sold)

2018

2017

2018

2017

Dried Cannabis

$

3,519,200

$

1,998,064

$

6,536,603

$

3,846,395

Extracts

5,364,196

2,344,614

9,841,722

3,434,248

Other

166,843

198,700

511,761

293,980

Total Revenue

9,050,239

4,541,378

16,890,086

7,574,623

Gross Profit

11,184,891

3,999,530

32,444,485

7,789,428

Adjusted EBITDA (loss)*

(1,582,687)

1,048,736

(2,939,046)

1,214,108

Net Income (Loss)

104,905

754,864

11,547,015

(23,040)

(Loss) Earnings per share – basic 

0.01

0.12

(Loss) Earnings per share – diluted

0.01

0.12

Total grams sold

1,062,614

477,837

2,044,883

810,315

Average net selling price per gram – Dried Cannabis

7.59

8.58

7.44

8.46

Average net selling price per gram – Extracts

8.95

9.12

8.44

9.34

Total average net selling price per gram

8.36

9.09

8.01

8.98

*Non-IFRS Measures

A comprehensive discussion of CannTrust’s financial condition and results of operations are provided in the Company’s Management Discussion & Analysis and Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements filed with SEDAR and can be found on www.sedar.com.

“We are very pleased with our Q2 results. We continued to experience dynamic growth in all areas of the Company as we execute our business plan aimed at being a market leader and innovator in the development of products and services to better serve our patients and physicians and to position us for the October 17th legalization of the adult use recreational market” says Eric Paul, CEO.

“The size and scope of our Perpetual Harvest Facility is a testament to CannTrust’s industry leading achievements and is setting new industry benchmarks for high-quality yields and reduced costs. Operating a facility of this scale, CannTrust is well-positioned to meet the increased Canadian and global demand for cannabis. With Bill C-45 receiving Royal Assent legalizing cannabis for adult consumer use on October 17, 2018, our Perpetual Harvest Facility offers CannTrust even more opportunities to lead the industry with its disciplined, scientific approach. It is a very exciting time for the industry and CannTrust is poised to be at the forefront of this evolving landscape,” says Brad Rogers, President, CannTrust.

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