TILT Holdings Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results; Record Quarterly Revenue of $53.4 Million, Up 37% YoY and 10% QoQ
PHOENIX, Nov. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TILT Holdings Inc. (“TILT” or the “Company”) (NEO:TILT) (OTCQX: TLLTF), a global provider of cannabis business solutions that include inhalation technologies, cultivation, manufacturing, processing, brand development and retail, is reporting its financial and operating results for the three-months and nine-months ended September 30, 2021. All financial information is provided in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.
“TILT’s B2B strategy originated from our belief that the rising supply of wholesale cannabis in multiple markets across the U.S. would require a differentiated approach, shifting away from bulk flower sales towards branded packaged goods,” said Gary Santo, CEO of TILT. “When we launched our strategy at the start of the year, we envisioned that marketplace transition would take 12 to 18 months as new cultivation came online. In the third quarter, we saw that timeline accelerate along with macro-economic pressure impacting consumers.”
Competition for shelf space is accelerating. Compressing margins are forcing MSOs and SSOs to focus on their own branded products while still maintaining a portion of that shelf space for a curated portfolio of high demand third-party products.
Gary Santo, CEO of TILT
This is the space where TILT plays, and although we are still early in scaling our operations to meet brand partner demand, our top-line performance during the quarter demonstrates that by establishing partnerships with the right brands at the right price points, TILT can support retailers while expanding the reach of independent brands.
“While we expect ongoing improvements in our efficiency and margin profile in our cannabis business as we ramp cultivation, Jupiter continues to lead the way in cannabis inhalation devices with record revenue during the quarter. Our supply chain management expertise has been on full display throughout the year, and while there has been a near-term impact to our margins due to higher freight costs, our ability to strategically deploy working capital to ensure availability of product has benefitted our customers while attracting the business of our competitors’ customers.”
The Company reiterates its 2021 revenue guidance of $205-$210 million, expecting to come in at the lower end of the range primarily as a result of unexpected delays in obtaining new product approvals in Pennsylvania. This, coupled with higher freight costs associated with the Company’s inhalation and accessories business and expanding cultivation in Massachusetts, has resulted in the Company revising its 2021 adjusted EBITDA outlook to range between $24-$26 million, representing a 42%-54% increase compared to 2020.
Q3 2021 Financial Summary (vs. Q3 2020, where applicable)
- Revenue increased 37% to $53.4 million driven by growth in both cannabis and inhalation and accessory revenue. Cannabis revenue increased 19% to $11.2 million and inhalation and accessory revenue increased 42% to $42.1 million.
- Gross profit before fair value adjustments increased to $12.7 million or 23.7% of revenue, compared to $12.2 million or 31.3% of revenue. Gross margins were impacted by higher freight costs for the Company’s inhalation and accessory business, as well as ramping cultivation in the Company’s cannabis business.
- Total operating expense was $16.3 million compared to $14.5 million. As a percentage of revenue, opex improved to 30.5% compared to 37% in the year ago quarter as a result of better operating efficiencies.
- Adjusted EBITDA was $5.0 million compared to $5.1 million. As a percentage of revenue, adjusted EBITDA was 9.3% compared to 13.1%.
- At September 30, 2021, cash and cash equivalents was $6.7 million compared to $7.4 million at December 31, 2020. Working capital increased to $64.9 million compared to $57.4 million at December 31, 2020.
Q3 2021 Operational Highlights
- Received approval to commence medical retail sales at the Company’s Brockton, Massachusetts dispensary; grand opening took place in October.
- Announced partnership with the Shinnecock Indian Nation to enter New York’s cannabis market.
- Expanded partnership with Old Pal to bring select products to market in Pennsylvania.
- Announced partnership with 1906 to launch various products in three key markets: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Earnings Call and Webcast
TILT management will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss its financial and operational results, followed by a question-and-answer period.
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Toll-free dial-in number: (844) 826-3035
International dial-in number: (412) 317-5195
Conference ID: 10161687
Webcast: TILT Q3 2021 Earnings Call
Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Elevate IR at (949) 200-4603.
The conference call will also be broadcast live and available for replay in the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.tiltholdings.com.
TILT helps cannabis businesses build brands. Through a portfolio of companies providing technology, hardware, cultivation and production, TILT services brands and cannabis retailers across 36 states in the U.S., as well as Canada, Israel, Mexico, South America and the European Union. TILT’s core businesses include Jupiter Research LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary and leader in the vaporization segment focused on hardware design, research, development and manufacturing; and cannabis operations, Commonwealth Alternative Care, Inc. in Massachusetts, Standard Farms LLC in Pennsylvania, Standard Farms Ohio, LLC in Ohio, and its partnership with the Shinnecock Indian Nation in New York. TILT is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit www.tiltholdings.com.
Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures
In addition to providing financial measurements based on International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), the Company provides additional financial metrics that are not prepared in accordance with IFRS. Management uses non-IFRS financial measures, in addition to IFRS financial measures, to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for financial and operational decision making, for planning and forecasting purposes and to evaluate the Company’s financial performance. These non-IFRS financial measures are EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Working Capital. Management believes that these non-IFRS financial measures reflect the Company’s ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful comparisons and analysis of trends in the business, as they facilitate comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies. Management also believes that these non-IFRS financial measures enable investors to evaluate the Company’s operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management. These non-IFRS financial measures may also exclude expenses and gains that may be unusual in nature, infrequent or not reflective of the Company’s ongoing operating results.
As there are no standardized methods of calculating these non-IFRS measures, the Company’s methods may differ from those used by others, and accordingly, the use of these measures may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures used by others.
Accordingly, these non-IFRS measures are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are financial measures that are not defined under IFRS. The Company uses these non-IFRS financial measures, and believes they enhance an investor’s understanding of the Company’s financial and operating performance from period to period, because they exclude certain material non-cash items and certain other adjustments management believes are not reflective of the Company’s ongoing operations and performance. The Company calculates EBITDA as net income (loss), plus (minus) income taxes (recovery), plus (minus) finance expense (income), plus depreciation and amortization expense. Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain one-time, non-cash or non-operating expenses, as determined by management, including stock compensation expense, business acquisition expense, debt issuance costs, severance, unrealized (gain) loss on changes in fair value of biological assets and fair value changes in biological assets included in inventory sold.
The calculation of working capital provides additional information and is not defined under IFRS. The Company defines working capital as current assets less current liabilities. This measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for any standardized measure under IFRS. This information is intended to provide investors with information about the Company’s liquidity. Other businesses in the Company’s industry may calculate this differently than the Company does, limiting usefulness as a comparative measure. A reconciliation of working capital to IFRS measures can be found under the “Q3 2021 Financial Condition Including Liquidity and Capital Resources” section of the Management Discussion and Analysis of the Company for the three and nine months ended on September 30, 2021.
Reconciliations of Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures
Adjusted EBITDA is reconciled to Net Loss below as well as the section labelled “Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Non-IFRS Measures” in the Management Discussion and Analysis of the Company for the three and nine months ended on September 30, 2021, which is available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
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