While an extreme situation – such as the current COVID-19 pandemic – can uncover weaknesses we weren’t aware of in some companies, it also serves to further highlight problems that existed before.
Average trading multiples for U.S.-focused operators were up slightly versus last week, while the average stock price remained flattish. Canada-focused operators still trade at a premium on sales compared to U.S. operators.
The latest round of cannabis earnings highlight the potential long-term impacts of current conditions, driven by back-to-back crises and other events.
KushCo Holdings is a canary in the coal mine for the cannabis industry with regards to how bad debts are likely to impact profitability in the sector.
Average trading multiples for U.S.-focused operators were roughly flat versus last week because of a decline in estimates. Canada-focused operators still trade at a premium on sales compared to U.S. operators.
Consumers in Florida engaged in some pantry stocking of cannabis products a couple of weeks ago, but after last week’s expected decrease in total milligrams sold, demand and market shares held relatively stable this week.
It was a week of reckoning for many in the cannabis industry as the coronavirus outbreak has become the straw that broke the cash-challenged camel’s back – or the material adverse change companies are using to change plans made in different times.
Abandoning the targets outlined only a month ago on its fourth-quarter call (the transcript is available here) shows how rapidly the COVID-19 situation is affecting Acreage.
These comp tables provide a benchmark for private investors to evaluate existing and future investments, a way for companies to judge their own valuations for current and future capital raises as well as a menu for public investors to peruse.
MedMen Enterprises is undergoing a slow-motion restructuring of its capital structure and operations in public view as its lenders, led by Gotham Green Partners, equitized the company’s credit facility into something resembling preferred equity.
Florida cannabis total milligrams sold declined week-over-week, but we believe that is a product of panic buying because of coronavirus concerns.
Hexo Corp. (TSX: HEXO) disclosed that it needs to raise an additional CA$23.6 million – at least – just to satisfy cash needs for fiscal 2020, which total CA$105 million.
August 3, 2020
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Week in Review: L.A. doubles cannabis retail licenses, another Schwazze deal dead, Biden talks MJ rescheduling & moreJuly 11, 2020
Week in Review: MA adult-use cannabis stores reopening, High Times deal unravels, Acreage ‘reset’ & moreMay 23, 2020