November 19, 2018 MJ Shareholders
November 19th, 2018
Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: TLRY), a global leader in cannabis production and distribution, today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018. All financial information in this press release is reported in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise indicated.
“The cannabis industry remains very robust and we are pleased with our revenue momentum and strategic achievements in the third quarter,” said Brendan Kennedy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tilray. “We are in the early stages of achieving our growth potential and our team continues to strategically execute on disciplined operational initiatives and investments to support Tilray’s long-term, sustainable growth as the pace of legalization continues to accelerate around the world. Going forward, the demand for our products is strong and we remain committed to expanding our leadership in the global medical and adult-use cannabis markets.”
Third Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights
Revenue increased to $10.0 (C$12.9) million, up 85.8% compared to the third quarter of last year. The increase in revenue was driven by increased patient demand, bulk sales to other Licensed Producers, and accelerated wholesale distribution in export markets.
Total kilogram equivalents sold increased over two-fold to 1,613 kilograms from 684 kilograms in the prior year.
Average net selling price per gram was $6.21 (C$7.98) compared to $7.53 (C$9.34) for the three months ended September 30, 2017. The reduction in 2018 compared to 2017 was primarily due to an increase in bulk sales as a percentage of total revenue.
Net loss for the quarter was $18.7 million or $0.20 per share compared to $1.8 million or $0.02 per share for the third quarter of 2017. Net loss includes non-cash stock based compensation charges of $11.2 million compared to a $35 thousand charged in the prior year period. Excluding non-cash compensation, net loss was $7.5 million or $0.08 per share. Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $7.4 million compared to a loss of $1.7 million the third quarter last year. The increased net loss and Adjusted EBITDA declines were primarily due to the increase in operating expenses related to continued growth, expansion of international teams, and costs related to financing and the initial public offering (“IPO”).
Global expansion of medical business and participation in clinical trials:
- Acquired Alef Biotechnology SpA for $3.9 (C$5.0) million to allow Tilray to import, produce, and distribute Tilray branded medical cannabis products to Chile and to create a hub to distribute throughout Latin America.
- Imported 2:100 CBD oil to the United Kingdom.
- Received regulatory permits in Canada and Germany to export medical cannabis flower to Germany, making Tilray the first and only company to import both flower and oil medical cannabis products to the German market.
- Received regulatory approval from U.S. Government to import a medical cannabis study drug in capsule form for a clinical trial at the University of California San Diego Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research to examine the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of cannabis for Essential Tremor (ET).
- Exported CBD 100 medical cannabis, an oral solution of cannabinoid extract, from Canada to Australia to distribute to critically ill children in Australia suffering from intractable epilepsy through a compassionate access program.
- Adult-use Business Developments, which occurred in advance of legalization in Canada in October:
Signed agreement with Prince Edward Island to supply cannabis to adult-use consumers; eight agreements now signed in Canadian provinces and territories (British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, the Yukon territory, the Northwest Territories, and Prince Edward Island).
High Park Farms™, a subsidiary of Tilray, received cannabis sales license from Health Canada, to supply and sell finished cannabis products within the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, as well as sales in the adult-use market.
Announced Pricing of $475 (C$610.6) million of Convertible Senior Notes due in 2023 in a private placement in October 2018; Tilray intends to use the net proceeds for working capital, future acquisitions and general corporate purposes, and to repay existing mortgage related to our facility in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results today at 4:30 p.m. ET. Investors interested in participating in the live call can dial 877-489-6528 from the U.S. and 629-228-0736 internationally. A telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes through Tuesday, November 27, 2018, by dialing 855-859-2056 from the U.S., or 404-537-3406 from international locations, and entering confirmation code 9395669.
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 be archived for 30 days.
Tilray is a global pioneer in the research, cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis and cannabinoids currently serving tens of thousands of patients in twelve countries spanning five continents.
About Ryan Allway
Mr. Allway has over a decade of experience in the financial markets as both a private investor and financial journalist. He has been actively involved in the cannabis industry since its inception, covering public and private companies.
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