Curaleaf Reports Record Second Quarter 2020 Financial and Operational Results

- August 17th, 2020

Curaleaf Holdings today reported its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Record Second Quarter Pro Forma Revenue(1)(2)of $165.4 Million and Record Second Quarter Managed Revenue(1)of $121.4 Million;

Record First Half Managed Revenue(1) of $226.4 Million;

Record Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $28.0 Million as Operations Across 17 States Continue to Scale;

Completed Closing of the Grassroots Acquisition Expanding Presence to 23 States

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the U.S., today reported its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. All financial information is provided in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Q2 2020 Financial Highlights (Unaudited)

($ thousands, except per share amounts) Q2 2020 Q1 2020  % qoq
Change
Q2 2019  % yoy
Change
Managed Revenue(1) $121,402 $105,022 16% $55,100 120%
Total Revenue $117,480 $96,496 22% $48,489 142%
Gross profit before impact of biological assets $60,636 $52,483 16% $26,020 133%
Gross profit on cannabis sales(1) $42,735 $33,042 29% $15,257 180%
Gross margin on cannabis sales(1)  43% 43% 40%
Adjusted EBITDA(1) $27,994 $20,006 40% $4,412 534%
Net income (loss) attributable to Curaleaf Holdings Inc. ($2,029) ($15,089) ($24,541)
Net income (loss) per share – basic and diluted ($0.00) ($0.03) (0.05)
(1) See “Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures” below for more information regarding Curaleaf’s use of Non-IFRS financial measures and other reconciliations.
(2) Pro Forma Revenue includes the revenue from closed acquisitions of Arrow Alternative Care (“Arrow”) and GR Companies, Inc. (“Grassroots”) as if they occurred on April 1, 2020.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Record managed revenue of $121.4 million, which grew 120% year-over-year and 16% sequentially, despite estimated $25.6 million revenue related impact from COVID-19 largely in Nevada and Massachusetts
  • Record total revenue of $117.5 million, which grew 142% year-over-year and 22% sequentially
  • Record Adjusted EBITDA of $28.0 million, which grew more than five times 2019 levels and 40% sequentially
  • Generated cash flow from operations of $23.4 million
  • Select launched into 2 new states
  • Completed acquisition of Arrow in Connecticut
  • Completed acquisition of Maine Remedy assets that were previously managed

Post Second Quarter Highlights

  • Completed acquisition of Grassroots creating the world’s largest cannabis Company
  • Completed acquisition of Curaleaf NJ, Inc. and Maine Organic Therapy assets that were previously managed
  • Closed acquisition of Blue Kudu enabling further roll-out of Select products in Colorado
  • Select launched into 4 new states; now available in 12 states
  • Completed a private placement of approximately $24.5 million in net proceeds
  • Raised approximately $42.0 million in net proceeds related to sale/leaseback transactions

Joseph Lusardi, Chief Executive Officer of Curaleaf stated “Curaleaf, once again, delivered record quarterly results highlighted by managed revenues exceeding our outlook, as well as, a 40% sequential improvement in Adjusted EBITDA. The outstanding results come despite headwinds related to temporary COVID-19 related closures and restrictions in Massachusetts and Nevada. After quarter end, we successfully completed the transformative acquisition of Grassroots, expanding our presence into 6 new states, including the high-growth Illinois and Pennsylvania markets. The closing of Grassroots affirms our position as the world’s largest cannabis company when measured by both revenue and operating presence. Overall, Curaleaf remains well positioned for continued growth in the second half of 2020. This growth will be driven by organic initiatives, the integrations of the Select and Grassroots businesses, as well as, the closing of multiple strategic tuck-in acquisitions across a number of key states.”

Mike Carlotti, Chief Financial Officer of Curaleaf, added “Our top-line growth drove record adjusted EBITDA and an improved adjusted EBITDA margin. The strength of our balance sheet has allowed us to invest in our base business and opportunistically pursue additional strategic acquisitions. Looking forward, we anticipate a continued rise in managed revenue and adjusted EBITDA leading to strong sequential growth in the third quarter and second half of 2020 driven by organic growth, continued investment in key states, as well as, the integration of Select, Grassroots, Arrow and BlueKudu into our portfolio. Finally, we continue to make progress in converting and consolidating our managed entities in Maine, New Jersey and Massachusetts. As of today, we have consolidated all of our managed entities except for ATG which we expect to consolidate in the third quarter.”

Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2020
Managed Revenue for the second quarter of 2020 was a record $121.4 million, an increase of 120% compared to $55.1 million in the second quarter of 2019. Managed Revenue for the second quarter increased 16% sequentially.

Total Revenue for the second quarter of 2020 was a record $117.5 million, an increase of 142% compared to $48.5 million in the second quarter of 2019. Total Revenue for the second quarter of 2020 increased 22% sequentially.

Retail revenue increased by 112% to $66.3 million during second the quarter of 2020, compared to $31.3 million in the second quarter of 2019. Growth in retail revenue was primarily due to organic growth and new store openings in Florida, Massachusetts and New York, impact of the Select acquisition, as well as, the acquisitions of three dispensaries in Arizona, two dispensaries in Nevada and from Maryland due to the addition of the HMS/MI businesses and Elevate Takoma, offset partially by the unforeseen negative impact of COVID-19 in Massachusetts and Nevada.

Wholesale revenue increased by 422% to $33.3 million during the second quarter of 2020, compared to $6.4 million in the second quarter of 2019. Growth in wholesale revenue was due primarily to the addition of Select.

Management fee income increased by 66% to $17.9 million during the second quarter of 2020, compared to $10.8 million in the second quarter of 2019. Growth in management fee income was due primarily to growth in New Jersey and management fees generated from Alternative Therapies Group (“ATG”) in Massachusetts.

Gross profit before impact of biological assets for the second quarter of 2020 was $60.6 million, compared to $26.0 million for the second quarter of 2019. The increase was primarily due to the continued improvement in the operating capacity and efficiency of the Company’s cultivation and processing facilities.

Gross profit on cannabis sales was $42.7 million for the second quarter of 2020, resulting in a 43% margin, compared to $15.3 million in the second quarter of 2019. The increase was primarily due to the continued improvement in the operating capacity and efficiency of the Company’s cultivation and processing facilities.

Adjusted EBITDA was a record $28.0 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $4.4 million for the second quarter of 2019.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2020 was $2.0 million, compared to a net loss of $24.5 million in the second quarter of 2019. The increase was primarily driven by a $19.2 million increase in the fair value of biological assets and a $1.1 million decrease in one-time charges. These benefits were partially offset by a $9.5 million increase in depreciation and amortization and a $0.3 million increase in share-based compensation, both of which are non-cash, a $5.3 million increase in income tax expense, and a $7.0 million increase in net interest expense.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity
As of June 30, 2020, we had $122.8 million of cash, $283.3 million of outstanding debt net of unamortized debt discounts and 533.2 million fully diluted shares outstanding.

Conference Call and Webcast Information
Curaleaf will host a conference call and audio webcast today at 5:00 pm ET to answer questions about the Company’s operational and financial highlights. The dial-in numbers for the conference call are +1-888-317-6003 (U.S.), +1-866-284-3684 (Canada) or +1-412-317-6061 (Int’l) Passcode: 0446838. Please dial-in 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start time of the conference call and an operator will register your name and organization.

The conference call will also be available via webcast, which can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of Curaleaf’s website, https://ir.curaleaf.com/events.

For interested individuals unable to join the conference call, a dial-in replay of the call will be available until August 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET and can be accessed by dialing +1-877-344-7529 (U.S.), +1-855-669-9658 (Canada) or +1-412-317-0088 (International) and entering replay pin number: 10146052. The online archive of the webcast will be available on https://ir.curaleaf.com/events for 90 days following the call.

Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures
In this press release Curaleaf refers to certain non-IFRS financial measures such as “Pro Forma Revenue”, “Managed Revenue”, “Gross Profit on Cannabis Sales” and “Adjusted EBITDA”. These measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Curaleaf defines “Managed Revenue” as total revenue plus revenue from entities for which the Company has a management contract but does not consolidate the financial results based on IFRS 10 – Consolidated Financial Statements. Curaleaf defines “Pro Forma Revenue” as “Managed Revenue” plus revenue from operations of pending and closed acquisitions as if such acquisitions occurred on April 1, 2020. The Company defines “Gross Profit on Cannabis Sales” as retail and wholesale revenues less cost of goods sold. “Adjusted EBITDA” is defined by Curaleaf as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization less share-based compensation expense and one-time charges related to business development, acquisition, financing and reorganization costs. Curaleaf considers these measures to be an important indicator of the financial strength and performance of our business. We believe the adjusted results presented provide relevant and useful information for investors because they clarify our actual operating performance, make it easier to compare our results with those of other companies and allow investors to review performance in the same way as our management. Since these measures are not calculated in accordance with IFRS, they should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, our reported results as indicators of our performance, and they may not be comparable to similarly named measures from other companies. The following tables provide a reconciliation of each of the non-IFRS measures to its closest IFRS measure.

Managed Revenue
($ thousands)
Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q2 2019
Retail revenue $ 66,275 $ 56,633 $ 31,341
Wholesale revenue 33,304 20,422 6,385
Management fee income 17,901 19,441 10,763
Total Revenue 117,480 96,496 48,489
Revenue from managed entities, net of MSA fees 3,922 8,526 6,611
Managed revenue $ 121,402 $ 105,022 $ 55,100
Gross Profit on Cannabis Sales
($ thousands)
Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q2 2019
Retail and wholesale revenues $ 99,579 $ 77,055 $ 37,726
Cost of goods sold 56,844 44,013 22,469
Gross profit on cannabis sales $ 42,735 $ 33,042 $ 15,257
Adjusted EBITDA
($ thousands)
Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q2 2019
Net income (loss) $ (1,836) $ (15,452) $ (24,435)
Interest expense, net 9,916 9,804 2,895
Income tax recovery (expense) 13,534 13,249 8,192
Depreciation and amortization (1) 17,869 14,906 8,338
Share-based compensation 4,833 4,501 4,489
Other (income) expense 77 (2,608) 1,047
Change in fair value of biological assets (20,591) (15,556) (1,392)
One time charges 4,192 11,162 5,278
Adjusted EBITDA $ 27,994 $ 20,006 $ 4,412
(1) Depreciation and amortization expense in Q2 2020, Q1 2020 and Q4 2019 include amounts charged to cost of goods sold on the statement of profits and losses. Prior period Q2 2019 has been adjusted to reflect the current period calculation of Adjusted EBITDA.

About Curaleaf Holdings
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf”) is the leading vertically integrated U.S. multi-state cannabis operator with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select, provide industry-leading service, product selection and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 87 dispensaries, 22 cultivation sites and over 30 processing sites, and employs over 3,000 team members across the United States. Curaleaf is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol CURA and trades on the OTCQX market under the symbol CURLF. For more information please visit www.curaleaf.com.

Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited)
($ thousands)  
June 30, December 31,
2020 2019
Assets
Current assets:
Cash $ 122,763 $ 42,310
Accounts receivable 18,197 18,335
Inventory, net 129,763 63,210
Biological assets 27,025 19,197
Assets held for sale 35,050
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 7,342 6,479
Total current assets 340,140 149,531
Deferred tax asset 2,687 2,628
Notes receivable 83,635 57,166
Property, plant and equipment, net 179,687 129,812
Right-of-use assets 81,010 82,794
Intangible assets, net 404,110 185,635
Goodwill 179,955 69,326
Investments 51,244 51,209
Other assets 10,110 8,825
Total assets $ 1,332,578 $ 736,926
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 25,300 $ 12,742
Accrued expenses 30,585 18,016
Income tax payable 40,308 15,114
Current portion of lease liability 13,415 11,835
Current portion of notes payable 6,290 17,000
Current contingent consideration liability 9,700
Liabilities held for sale 3,612
Other current liabilities 337 31,549
Total current liabilities 129,547 106,256
Deferred tax liability 85,587 22,642
Notes payable 273,559 87,953
Lease Liabilities 81,868 81,319
Non-controlling interest redemption liability 2,694 2,694
Contingent consideration liability 81,662 32,616
Total liabilities 654,917 333,480
Shareholders’ equity:
Share capital 992,141 693,699
Treasury shares (5,208) (5,208)
Reserves (155,469) (146,819)
Accumulated deficit (150,027) (132,910)
Total Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. shareholders’ equity 681,437 408,762
Redeemable non-controlling interest (2,694) (2,694)
Non-controlling interest (1,082) (2,622)
Total shareholders’ equity 677,661 403,446
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 1,332,578 $ 736,926
Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Profits and Losses (Unaudited)
($ thousands, except for share and per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June, 30 June, 30
2020 2019 2020 2019
Revenues:
Retail and wholesale revenues $ 99,579 $ 37,726 $ 176,635 $ 65,494
Management fee income 17,901 10,763 37,342 18,246
Total revenues 117,480 48,489 213,977 83,740
Cost of goods sold 56,844 22,469 100,856 39,614
Gross profit before impact of biological assets 60,636 26,020 113,121 44,126
Realized fair value amounts included in inventory sold (22,423) (15,478) (43,613) (25,833)
Unrealized fair value gain on growth of biological assets 43,014 16,870 79,761 29,471
Gross profit 81,227 27,412 149,269 47,764
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 40,466 28,029 86,324 51,298
Share-based compensation 4,833 4,489 9,334 6,270
Depreciation and amortization 14,237 7,195 26,924 12,091
Total operating expenses 59,536 39,713 122,582 69,659
Income (Loss) from operations 21,691 (12,301) 26,687 (21,895)
Other income (expense):
Interest income 3,573 2,436 6,419 4,919
Interest expense (11,357) (3,983) (21,849) (8,147)
Interest expense related to lease liabilities (2,132) (1,348) (4,290) (2,315)
Other income (expense) (77) (1,047) 2,529 (1,073)
Total other income (expense), net (9,993) (3,942) (17,191) (6,616)
Income (Loss) before provision for income taxes 11,698 (16,243) 9,496 (28,511)
Income tax benefit (expense) (13,534) (8,192) (26,783) (6,753)
Net loss and comprehensive loss (1,836) (24,435) (17,287) (35,264)
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest 193 106 (170) (513)
Net loss attributable to Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. $ (2,029) $ (24,541) $ (17,117) $ (34,751)
Loss per share attributable to Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. – basic and diluted $ (0.00) $ (0.05) $ (0.03) $ (0.08)
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic and diluted 533,192,806 461,313,741 520,446,921 459,499,816

Investor Contact:
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.
Daniel Foley, VP, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations
IR@curaleaf.com

Media Contact:
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. Tracy Brady, VP of Corporate Communications
media@curaleaf.com

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Forward-looking statements may relate to future financial conditions, results of operations, plans, objectives, performance or business developments. These statements speak only as at the date they are made and are based on information currently available and on the then current expectations. 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We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. The Company’s forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

This news release contains future-oriented financial information and financial outlook information (collectively, “FOFI”) about the Company’s prospective results of operations, production and production efficiency, commercialization, revenue and cash on hand, all of which are subject to the same assumptions, risk factors, limitations, and qualifications as set second in the above paragraph. FOFI contained in this document was approved by management as of the date of this document and was provided for the purpose of providing further information about the Company’s future business operations. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any FOFI contained in this document, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required pursuant to applicable law. Readers are cautioned that the FOFI contained in this document should not be used for purposes other than for which it is disclosed herein.

The financial information reported in this news release is based on unaudited management prepared financial statements for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. Accordingly, such financial information may be subject to change. Financial statements for the period will be released and filed under the Company’s profiles on SEDAR at www.sedar.com by August 19, 2020.  All financial information contained in this news release is qualified in its entirety with reference to such unaudited financial statements. While the Company does not expect there to be any material changes, to the extent that the financial information contained in this news release is inconsistent with the information contained in the Company’s unaudited financial statements, the financial information contained in this news release shall be deemed to be modified or superseded by the Company’s unaudited financial statements. The making of a modifying or superseding statement shall not be deemed an admission for any purposes that the modified or superseded statement, when made, constituted a misrepresentation for purposes of applicable securities laws.

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