Total revenue of $119.6 million increased 16.6% quarter-over-quarter and 167.5% year-over-year
First half 2020 revenue of $222.2 million exceeds full year 2019 revenue
Growth in revenue and free cash flow from operations driven by increased scale and operating leverage in the Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail businesses
Continued strong demand and market dynamics despite COVID-19 environment
CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“Green Thumb,” or the “Company”) (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF), a leading national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of Rise™ and Essence retail stores, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. Financial results are reported in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) and all currency is in U.S. dollars.
“This is Green Thumb’s second consecutive quarter exceeding $100 million in sales, and our first half 2020 revenue already exceeds full fiscal year 2019 revenue. We are moving faster as our investments in infrastructure deliver operating leverage and the team continues to meet the evolving needs of our customers and communities,” said Green Thumb Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler.
Kovler continued, “Demand is strong as cannabis continues to behave like a consumer staple. In the face of the ongoing pandemic and social unrest, we remain laser-focused on executing our growth strategy while prioritizing the health and safety of our team and customers.”
“We opened six new stores during the quarter, bringing total stores to 48 nationwide, and successfully introduced an e-commerce platform enabling delivery and curb-side pickup. We also improved standardization and automation in production, resulting in improved speed-to-market of our consumer products. In early July, we opened our Toledo, Ohio manufacturing facility and began production and distribution of our brand portfolio in Ohio. We expect this, along with other capacity expansion projects in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, to further propel our business in the second half of 2020.”
Revenue: Total revenue for the second quarter 2020 increased 16.6% quarter-over-quarter and 167.5% year-over-year to $119.6 million. Revenue growth was driven primarily by the increased scale in the Company’s Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail businesses.
Gross Margin: Gross margin for the second quarter 2020 was 53.2% as compared to 51.6% for the prior quarter.
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Green Thumb: Net loss attributable to the Company for the second quarter 2020 was $12.9 million or ($0.06) per basic and diluted share.
Adjusted Operating EBITDA: Adjusted Operating EBITDA(1), which is a non-GAAP financial measure as described below and in an accompanying financial table in this release, was $35.4 million or 29.6% of revenue for the second quarter 2020, representing a 38.6% increase from the prior quarter.
Balance Sheet: As of June 30, 2020, current assets totaled $152.6 million and included cash and cash equivalents of $82.9 million. Total debt outstanding was $95.2 million, $0.3 million of which is due within 12 months.
(1) EBITDA refers to earnings before income, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA and Adjusted Operating EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see the “Supplemental Information (Unaudited) Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP measures.
Additional Management Commentary
Kovler added, “The cannabis industry continues to play an essential role in the well-being of people and communities, especially in today’s environment. Cannabis generates critical tax revenues for states with legalized use and provides economic development opportunities. In our home state of Illinois, for example, the industry generated $66 million in tax revenue since the legalization of adult-use this past January. The month-over-month momentum continued with July total sales up 22% from June to $94 million, a record high.”
Kovler continued, “More than ever, we remain bullish on the long-term prospects of our business. We operate in high-growth, high-potential markets as we execute our enter, open and scale strategy to distribute brands at scale. Our team remains resilient and adaptable and we are well-positioned to capitalize on the estimated $75 billion U.S. cannabis industry that is unfolding before our eyes.”
Consumer Packaged Goods Business Development
As of June 30, 2020, Green Thumb’s family of consumer brands are produced, distributed, and available in retail locations in nine states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
Gross branded product sales grew sequentially by approximately 21.6% quarter-over-quarter, driven primarily by expanded product distribution.
Green Thumb’s manufacturing facilities in Oglesby, Illinois (the Company’s second manufacturing facility in the state) and New Jersey are expected to be completed and begin production in the third quarter of 2020. The Company is continuing to expand its existing Rock Island, Illinois and Danville, Pennsylvania production facilities, which are expected to increase capacity and production output in the second half of 2020.
Subsequent to the quarter end, in July Green Thumb completed its Ohio manufacturing facility and began producing and distributing its brand portfolio in the Ohio market.
Green Thumb launched Big Dogs under its Dogwalkers brand in Florida and Green Apple Tarts under its incredibles brand in Massachusetts. Subsequent to the quarter end, the Company launched an incredibles brand redesign.
Retail Business Development
Green Thumb’s second quarter revenue included sales from 48 retail stores across ten states: Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Comparable sales growth (stores opened at least 12 months) exceeded 75.0% on a base of 16 stores, driven primarily by increased transactions. Sequential quarter-over-quarter comparable sales were up 8.3% on a base of 40 stores.
Green Thumb resumed adult-use sales in Massachusetts in May following the lifting of the adult-use sales ban that was implemented statewide due to COVID-19. In June, the Company resumed in-store retail sales in Nevada following the state’s reopening of retail establishments. Prior to that state’s retail reopening, Green Thumb provided delivery and curb-side pickup to customers.
Retail revenue increased sequentially by 15.2% quarter-over-quarter, primarily driven by new store openings, increased foot traffic in established stores and higher average ticket size in the Company’s Illinois and Pennsylvania retail stores.
During the quarter, Green Thumb opened six new stores, for a total of nine stores opened year-to-date:
Pennsylvania: Opened Rise™ Duncansville and Rise™ Chambersburg.
Illinois: Opened Rise™ Niles, bringing total open stores in the state to eight.
Nevada: Opened Essence South Durango and Essence South Rainbow, bringing total open stores in Nevada to seven. Subsequent to the quarter end, in August the Company announced a partnership with Cookies to rebrand its Essence store on the Las Vegas Strip to the first Cookies store in Nevada.
Ohio: Opened Rise™ Lakewood Detroit, bringing total open stores in the state to five, our current maximum allowed.
During the quarter, Green Thumb continued the buildout of its omnichannel retail infrastructure to better serve patients and customers now and post COVID-19. This included improving its digital retail experience, developing online payment systems in certain states, establishing a customer support center and developing its delivery and curb-side pickup capabilities.
Second Quarter 2020 Financial Overview
Total revenue for the second quarter 2020 was $119.6 million, up 167.5% from $44.7 million for the second quarter 2019, driven by growth from both the Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail businesses, particularly in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Key performance drivers are the expanded distribution of Green Thumb’s branded products, 19 new store openings, strategic acquisitions and increased traffic to the Company’s 48 open and operating retail stores.
In the second quarter 2020, Green Thumb generated revenue from all 12 of its markets: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Company continued to invest in the buildout of its cultivation and manufacturing capabilities in Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Gross profit for the second quarter 2020 was $63.7 million or 53.2% of revenue as compared to $21.5 million or 48.1% of revenue for the second quarter 2019.
Total selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter were $49.6 million or 41.5% of revenue, an improvement from $30.8 million or 68.9% of revenue for the second quarter 2019. Improved operating costs as a percentage of revenue was driven primarily by increased operating leverage in the Company’s Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail businesses.
Total other expense was $10.4 million for the second quarter 2020 and primarily included interest expense and warrant expense associated with the Company’s senior secured notes.
EBITDA for the second quarter 2020 was $28.3 million or 23.6% of revenue as compared to a loss of $3.1 million or negative 6.9% of revenue for the second quarter 2019. Adjusted Operating EBITDA for the second quarter 2020 was $35.4 million or 29.6% of revenue as compared to $2.3 million or 5.1% of revenue for the second quarter 2019. The significant improvement in EBITDA and Adjusted Operating EBITDA was driven primarily by revenue growth from both the Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail businesses.
Net loss attributable to Green Thumb for the second quarter 2020 was $12.9 million or ($0.06) per basic and diluted share as compared to a net loss of $20.9 million or ($0.11) per basic and diluted share for the second quarter 2019.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
As of June 30, 2020, current assets were $152.6 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $82.9 million. The Company had $95.2 million of total debt.
On May 21, 2020, the Company exercised its option to extend the maturity date of the $105 million senior secured notes due May 22, 2022 for an additional year to May 22, 2023.
Total basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were 209,902,732.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the SEC. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are included in the financial schedules attached to this press release. This information should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for, or superior to, any measure of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
EBITDA: Earnings before interest, taxes, other income or expense and depreciation and amortization.
Adjusted Operating EBITDA: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization, adjusted for other income, non-cash share-based compensation, one-time transaction related expenses, or other non-operating costs.
Conference Call and Webcast
Green Thumb will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET to discuss its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 833-502-0470 (Toll-Free) or 236-714-2182 (International) with conference ID: 3898143. A live audio webcast of the call will also be available on the Investor Relations section of Green Thumb’s website at https://investors.gtigrows.com and will be archived for replay.
About Green Thumb Industries:
Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“Green Thumb”), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, promotes well-being through the power of cannabis while giving back to the communities in which it serves. Green Thumb manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Beboe, Dogwalkers, Dr. Solomon’s, incredibles, Rythm and The Feel Collection. The company also owns and operates rapidly growing national retail cannabis stores called Rise™ and Essence. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Green Thumb has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 96 retail locations and operations across 12 U.S. markets. Established in 2014, Green Thumb employs over 1,800 people and serves thousands of patients and customers each year. The company was named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business and MG Retailer magazine in 2018 and 2019. More information is available at GTIgrows.com.