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Green Growth Brands Fourth Quarter Revenue Increases 29% Quarter-Over-Quarter to $7.2 Million
Green Growth Brands Fourth Quarter Revenue Increases 29% Quarter-Over-Quarter to $7.2 Million

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GGB reports total revenue of $15.7 million in its first partial year of operations

COLUMBUS, OH, Oct. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Green Growth Brands Inc. (GGB or the Company) (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) today reported its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended June 30, 2019. The Company reported total revenue for fiscal 2019 of $15.7 million. For the three month period ended June 30, 2019, the Company reported a 29% quarter-over-quarter increase in revenue to $7.2 million.

Green Growth Brands (CNW Group/Green Growth Brands)

"In a short-time we have built a pathway to open up to 47 dispensaries in three key states and established the first, best and only vertical CBD distribution network in the country," said Peter Horvath, CEO of Green Growth Brands. "This foundation leverages our strengths of creating brands consumers love, building innovative product assortments and operating and growing retail at scale, quarter after quarter.

"As we look ahead to fiscal 2020, our focus will shift from foundation building to operating and executing, which we expect to result in a steep sequential growth in both our CBD and MSO businesses."

To read more of Horvath's thoughts on the growth and trajectory of the business, please read the Letter to Shareholders.

GGB will host a conference call and audio webcast with Chief Executive Officer, Peter Horvath, and Chief Financial Officer, Brian Logan, at 8:30 AM EDT on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

Fourth Quarter & Full Year Fiscal 2019 Highlights

  • Total revenue for fiscal 2019 was $15.7 million, which reflects seven and a half months of MSO revenue since the reverse takeover in November 2018 and the launch of the CBD business in February 2019.

  • Total revenue for the quarter, including both MSO and CBD operations, was $7.2 million, a sequential increase of 29% over the prior quarter.

  • MSO revenue for the quarter, which primarily consists of one dispensary in Las Vegas, The+Source, was $5.5 million, a sequential increase of 7% over the prior quarter.

  • The+Source continues to generate annualized revenue of nearly $15,000 per selling square foot, one of the highest reported figures in the industry and in retail overall.1

  • CBD revenue for the quarter was $1.7 million, a sequential increase of 271% over the prior quarter. Q1 fiscal 2020 CBD revenue is expected to grow by approximately 200%.

  • As of the June 30, 2019, the Company operated 58 CBD shops, including 52 that opened during the quarter.

  • The Executive team was expanded during the quarter with the addition of Jann Parish as Chief Marketing Officer. Parish brings significant branding, marketing and consumer expertise to the Company.

  • During the full year, the Company entered into CBD wholesale partnerships with Abercrombie & Fitch for 161 stores, DSW for a total of 155 stores and white labeling American Eagle's MOOD for 500 of their stores.

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1 eMarketer Retail, "Ecommerce trends and store sales for top retailers"

Subsequent Events

  • In August, the Company completed a C$50 million bought deal and the founders posted a backstop commitment of up to C$102 million.

  • In August, the Company announced the completion of the acquisition of Florida-based Spring Oaks, granting The Company the ability to open and operate up to 35 licenses in Florida.

  • In August, the Company completed the acquisition of Henderson Organic Remedies, LLC (The+Source Henderson), the sister location of The+Source Las Vegas.

  • The Company is currently operating over 160 CBD shops and expects to reach over 200 by the holiday shopping season this year.

Fourth Quarter & Full Year Fiscal 2019 Financial Statements

The following tables contain financial information for the periods indicated. For full financial information, notes, and management commentary please refer to the MD&A and Financial Statements posted on Green Growth Brands' Investor Relations site and SEDAR. All financial information is provided in United States dollars, unless otherwise indicated. "Adjusted EBITDA" is equal to net income (loss) before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization, plus fair value adjustments on sale of inventory and on growth of biological assets, share-based compensation and payments, loss (gain) on equity investments, loss (gain) on foreign exchange, loss (gain) on short-term investments, transaction costs, listing fees and certain one-time non-operating expenses, as determined by management. Management believes this measure provides useful information as it is a commonly used measure in the capital markets and as it is a close proxy for repeatable cash generated by (used for) operations.

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

As at June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2018

(Expressed in United States dollars)





June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018





Assets



Current Assets




Cash

$

10,256,008

$

4,688,311


Short term investments

-

-


Receivables

580,529

-


Prepaid expenses

5,142,618

-


Inventories

10,244,804

-


Biological assets

1,352,097

-


Notes receivable

47,739

-


Other receivables

3,006,760

18,269


Deferred lease charges

727,518

-



31,358,073

4,706,580






Property and equipment, net

18,761,723

-


Deposits and other assets

2,880,186

-


Deferred lease charges

2,606,940

-


Notes receivable

17,999,224

-


Intangible assets

39,925,984

-


Goodwill

36,253,417

-

 Total assets

$

149,785,547

$

4,706,580





Liabilities



Current Liabilities




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

16,328,784

316,768


Taxes payable

282,593

-


Due to related parties

317,535

-


Notes payable

45,762,540

-


Embedded derivative liability

1,496,214

-


Convertible Debenture

41,623,041

-



105,810,707

316,768






Deferred tax liability

1,437,324

-





Shareholders' Equity




Share capital

119,881,374

7,016,421


Reserve for warrants

9,054,624

-


Reserve for share based compensation

3,147,110

-


Accumulated deficit

(92,453,943)

(2,626,609)


Accumulated other comprehensive income

148,286

-

Total equity attributable to shareholders of Green Growth Brands Inc.

39,777,451

4,389,812

Non-controlling interest

2,760,065

-

Total equity

42,537,516

4,389,812

Total liabilities and equity

$

149,785,547

$

4,706,580

 

Consolidated Statements of Loss and Comprehensive Loss

For the three months ended June 30 2019 and June 30, 2018


(Expressed in United States dollars)


June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018

Sales



Revenue

7,174,674

-

Cost of goods sold

7,908,224

-

Gross profit before fair value adjustments

(733,550)

-

Fair value change in biological assets included in inventory sold and other charges

(863,649)

-

Unrealized gain on changes in fair value of biological assets

706,200

-




Gross profit

(576,101)

-




Operating Expenses



General and administrative

5,536,395

1,146,474

Legal and professional fees

5,198,484

788,716

Sales and marketing

5,540,252

-

Stock based compensation

2,136,271

-

Depreciation and amortization

609,765

-

Other income

1,027,440

-


20,048,607

1,935,190




Other expenses (income)



Loss on equity investments

-

-

Gain in fair value of derivative liability

(2,739,549)

-

Interest expense

1,266,595

1,113

Accretion on convertible debenture

466,264

-

Foreign exchange loss

1,070,883

96,967

Realized gain on short term investments

6,617,587

-

Transaction costs

3,608,655

-

Net loss before listing fees and income taxes

(30,915,143)

(2,033,270)

Listing fees

68,055

-

Net loss after listing fees

(30,983,198)

(2,033,270)

Income taxes

538,704

-

Net loss after income taxes

(31,521,902)

(2,033,270)

Less: Non-controlling interest

50,799

-

Net Loss attributable to owners of the parent

(31,471,103)

(2,033,270)




Net loss per Common Share attributable to the parent



Basic and Diluted

(0.19)

(0.04)




Weighted average common shares

165,637,384

48,772,788




Other comprehensive loss



Exchange gain on translating foreign operations

-

-

Comprehensive loss

$

(31,471,103)

$

(2,033,270)

 

Adjusted EBITDA



(Expressed in United States dollars)





June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018






Net loss after listing fees before income taxes

$

(30,983,198)

$

(2,033,270)






Fair value adjustment on sale of inventory

(863,649)

-


Fair value adjustment on biological assets

706,200

-


Stock based compensation

2,136,271

-


Depreciation and amortization

609,765

-


Shares issued for services

1,573,079

-


Pre-opening expenses

812,957

-


Non-operating expenses

10,290,435

98,080


Listing fees

68,055

-



15,333,113

98,080


Adjusted EBITDA

$

(15,650,085)

$

(1,935,190)

 

Consolidated Statements of Loss and Comprehensive Loss

For the year ended June 30 2019 and for the period from February 14, 2018 to June 30, 2018


(Expressed in United States dollars)



June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018




Sales



Revenue

$

15,729,803

$

-

Cost of goods sold

16,404,133

-

Gross profit before fair value adjustments

(674,330)

-

Fair value change in biological assets included in inventory sold and other charges

662,212

-

Unrealized gain on changes in fair value of biological assets

(1,012,549)

-

Gross profit

(323,993)

-




Operating Expenses



General and administrative

20,751,480

1,364,719

Legal and professional fees

15,423,098

1,163,810

Sales and marketing

8,632,651

-

Stock based compensation

3,839,254

-

Depreciation and amortization

1,191,682

-

Other income

(39,581)

-


49,798,584

2,528,529


(50,122,577)

(2,528,529)

Other expenses (income)



Loss on equity investments

671,579

-

Gain in fair value of derivative liability

(2,739,549)

-

Interest expense

3,509,419

1,113

Accretion on convertible debenture

466,264

-

Foreign exchange loss

1,419,220

96,967

Realized gain on short term investments

(4,347,339)

-

Transaction costs

13,260,093

-

Net loss before listing fees and income taxes

(62,362,264)

(2,626,609)

Listing fees

767,245

-

Net loss after listing fees

(63,129,509)

(2,626,609)

 Income taxes

1,202,300

-

Net loss after income taxes

$

(64,331,809)

$

(2,626,609)

Less: Non-controlling interest

77,435

-

Net Loss attributable to owners of the parent

$

(64,254,374)

$

(2,626,609)




Net loss per Common Share attributable to the parent



Basic and Diluted

$

(0.40)

$

(0.05)




Weighted average common shares

161,188,156

54,794,120




Other comprehensive loss



Exchange gain on translating foreign operations

148,286

-

Comprehensive loss

$

(64,106,088)

$

(2,626,609)

 

Consolidated Statement of Cashflow

For the year ended June 30, 2019, and for the period from February 14, 2018 to June 30, 2018

(Expressed in United States dollars)





June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018

Cashflow from Operating Activities




Net loss for the period

$

(64,331,809)

$

(2,626,609)

Adjustments for:




Stock based compensation

3,839,254

-


Shares and warrants issued for services

6,701,445

-


Depreciation and amortization

1,191,683

-


Deferred lease charges

303,132

-


Deferred tax expense

473,244

-


Accretion expense

466,264

-


Loss on equity investment

671,579

-


Realized gain on short term investment

(4,347,339)

-


Transaction costs

6,617,110

-


Fair value of embedded derivative liability

(2,739,549)

-


Net fair value adjustment on growth of biological assets

(350,337)

-


Foreign exchange on translation

1,402,691

-

Changes in non-cash working capital balances




Receivables

(243,764)

-


Prepaid expenses

(5,142,618)

-


Other receivables

(761,169)

(18,269)


Inventories

(8,179,761)

-


Biological assets

(143,082)

-


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

8,809,632

316,768


Income taxes payable

282,593

-



(55,480,801)

(2,328,110)

Cashflow from Investing Activities




Purchase of property and equipment

(9,802,924)

-


Purchase of software

(1,037,729)

-


Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

(44,437,592)

-


Purchase of short term investments

(16,945,040)

-


Net proceeds from sale of short term investments

21,347,468

-


Proceeds from sale of equity investment

73,381

-


Advance on Henderson Organic Remedies LLC acquisition

(15,485,000)

-


Advances on acquisitions

(3,650,000)

-


Purchase of equity investment

(300,000)

-



(70,237,436)

-

Cashflow from Financing Activities




Shares issued on warrants and options exercised

43,514,989

-


Repayment of notes

(6,485,030)

-


Proceeds from convertible debentures, net of issuance costs

106,196,985

-


Proceeds from private placement share capital issued

25,747,713

7,016,421


Redemption of common shares

(37,170,000)

-



131,804,657

7,016,421

Effect of exchange rates on cash

(518,723)

-

Increase in cash

5,567,697

4,688,311





Cash, beginning of period

4,688,311

-





Cash, end of period

$

10,256,008

$

4,688,311





Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information




Interest paid

2,061,511

-


Income taxes paid

446,462

-

Other non-cash investing and financing activities




Capital assets not yet paid for

5,773,117



Redemption of common shares by issuance of promissory note

28,992,600

-

 

Segmented statement of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2018


(Expressed in United States dollars)



MSO

CBD

Head office

Allocations

Total



2019

2018

2019

2018

2019

2018

2019

2018

2019

2018













Sales












Revenue

$

5,461,941

$

-

$

1,712,733

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

7,174,674

$

-


Cost of goods sold

3,976,025

-

2,513,376

-

-

-

1,418,823

-

7,908,224

-

Gross profit before fair value adjustments

1,485,916

-

(800,643)

-

-

-

(1,418,823)

-

(733,550)

-


Fair value change in biological assets included in inventory
sold and other charges

(863,649)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(863,649)

-


Unrealized gain on changes in fair value of biological assets

706,200

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

706,200

-

Gross profit

1,643,365

-

(800,643)

-

-

-

(1,418,823)

-

(576,101)

-













Operating Expenses












General and administration

-

-

-

-

6,521,008

1,146,474

(984,613)

-

5,536,395

1,146,474


Legal and professional fees

-

-

-

-

5,640,914

788,716

(442,430)

-

5,198,484

788,716


Sales and marketing

394,488

-

4,986,676

-

148,277

-

10,811

-

5,540,252

-


Stock based compensation

-

-

-

-

2,136,271

-

-

-

2,136,271

-


Depreciation and amortization

-

-

155,955

-

456,401

-

(2,591)

-

609,765

-


Other income

(15,932)

-

-

-

1,043,372

-

-

-

1,027,440

-



378,556

-

5,142,631

-

15,946,243

1,935,190

(1,418,823)

-

20,048,607

1,935,190



1,264,809

-

(5,943,274)

-

(15,946,243)

(1,935,190)

-

-

(20,624,708)

(1,935,190)

Non-operating expenses












Loss on equity investment in Xanthic Beverages USA, LLC

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-


Gain in fair value of derivative liability

-

-

-

-

(2,739,549)

-

-

-

(2,739,549)

-


Interest expense

-

-

-

-

1,266,595

1,113

-

-

1,266,595

1,113


Accretion expense

-

-

-

-

466,264

-

-

-

466,264

-


Foreign exchange loss (income)

-

-

-

-

1,070,883

96,967

-

-

1,070,883

96,967


Unrealized gain on marketable securities

-

-

-

-

6,617,587

-

-

-

6,617,587

-


Transaction costs

-

-

-

-

3,608,655

-

-

-

3,608,655

-

Net income (loss) before listing fees and income taxes

1,264,809

-

(5,943,274)

-

(26,236,678)

(2,033,270)

-

-

(30,915,143)

(2,033,270)


Listing fees

-

-

-

-

68,055

-

-

-

68,055

-

Net income (loss) after listing fees

1,264,809

-

(5,943,274)

-

(26,304,733)

(2,033,270)

-

-

(30,983,198)

(2,033,270)


 Income taxes

538,704

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

538,704

-

Net Income (loss) after income taxes

$

726,105

$

-

$

(5,943,274)

$

-

$

(26,304,733)

$

(2,033,270)

$

-

$

-

$

(31,521,902)

$

2,033,270)













Net income (loss) and comprehensive loss attributable to:












Owners of the parent

776,904

-

(5,943,274)

-

(26,304,733)

(2,033,270)

-

-

(31,471,103)

(2,033,270)


Non-controlling interest

50,799

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

50,799

-



726,105

-

(5,943,274)

-

(26,304,733)

(2,033,270)

-

-

(31,521,902)

(2,033,270)

 

Segmented statement of operations for the year ended June 30, 2019


(Expressed in United States dollars)



MSO

CBD

Head office

Allocations

Total



2019

2018

2019

2018

2019

2018

2019

2018

2019

2018













Sales












Revenue

$

13,490,190

$

-

$

2,239,613

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

15,729,803

$

-


Cost of goods sold

8,844,293

-

3,599,882

-

-

-

3,959,958

-

16,404,133

-

Gross profit before fair value adjustments

4,645,897

-

(1,360,269)

-

-

-

(3,959,958)

-

(674,330)

-


Fair value change in biological assets included in inventory
sold and other charges

662,212

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

662,212

-


Unrealized gain on changes in fair value of biological assets

(1,012,549)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(1,012,549)

-

Gross profit

4,996,234

-

(1,360,269)

-

-

-

(3,959,958)

-

(323,993)

-













Operating Expenses












General and administration

-

-

-

-

22,791,162

1,364,719

(2,039,682)

-

20,751,480

1,364,719


Legal and professional fees

-

-

-

-

17,337,691

1,163,810

(1,914,593)

-

15,423,098

1,163,810


Consulting fees

-


-


-




-

-


Sales and marketing

2,104,497

-

5,624,291

-

903,863

-

-

-

8,632,651

-


Stock based compensation

-

-

-

-

3,839,254

-

-

-

3,839,254

-


Depreciation and amortization

68,500

-

178,938

-

949,927

-

(5,683)

-

1,191,682

-


Other income

(39,060)

-

-

-

(521)

-

-

-

(39,581)

-



2,133,937

-

5,803,229

-

45,821,376

2,528,529

(3,959,958)

-

49,798,584

2,528,529



2,862,297

-

(7,163,498)

-

(45,821,376)

(2,528,529)

-

-

(50,122,577)

(2,528,529)

Non-operating expenses












Loss on equity investment in Xanthic Beverages USA, LLC

-

-

-

-

671,579

-

-

-

671,579

-


Gain in fair value of derivative liability

-

-

-

-

(2,739,549)

-

-

-

(2,739,549)

-


Interest expense

-

-

-

-

3,509,419

1,113

-

-

3,509,419

1,113


Accretion expense

-

-

-

-

466,264

-

-

-

466,264

-


Foreign exchange loss (income)

-

-

-

-

1,419,220

96,967

-

-

1,419,220

96,967


Unrealized gain on marketable securities

-

-

-

-

(4,347,339)

-

-

-

(4,347,339)

-


Transaction costs

-

-

-

-

13,260,093

-

-

-

13,260,093

-

Net income (loss) before listing fees and income taxes

2,862,297

-

(7,163,498)

-

(58,061,063)

(2,626,609)

-

-

(62,362,264)

(2,626,609)


Listing fees

-

-

-

-

767,245

-

-

-

767,245

-

Net income (loss) after listing fees

2,862,297

-

(7,163,498)

-

(58,828,308)

(2,626,609)

-

-

(63,129,509)

(2,626,609)


 Income taxes

1,202,300

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,202,300

-

Net income (loss) after income taxes

$

1,659,997

$

-

$

(7,163,498)

$

-

$

(58,828,308)

$

(2,626,609)

$

-

$

-

$

(64,331,809)

$

(2,626,609)













Net income (loss) and comprehensive loss attributable to:












Owners of the parent

1,737,432

-

(7,163,498)

-

(58,828,308)

(2,626,609)

-

-

(64,254,374)

(2,626,609)


Non-controlling interest

77,435

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

77,435

-



1,659,997

-

(7,163,498)

-

(58,828,308)

(2,626,609)

-

-

(64,331,809)

(2,626,609)













Supplemental segmented information












Assets

107,923,000

-

29,556,255

-

12,306,292

4,706,580

-

-

149,785,547

4,706,580


Liabilities

18,449,277

-

7,307,803

-

81,490,951

316,768

-

-

107,248,031

316,768

 

Conference Call Information:

Conference ID: 66844833

Local Toronto Dial-in Number: (+1) 416 764 8609

Local Vancouver Dial-in Number: (+1) 778 383 7417

North American Toll-Free Number:(+1) 888 390 0605

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About Green Growth Brands Inc.
Green Growth Brands creates remarkable experiences in cannabis and CBD. Led by CEO Peter Horvath and a leadership team of consumer-focused retail experts, the company's brands include CAMP, Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy, The+Source, Green Lily, and Meri + Jayne. The Company also has a licensing agreement with the Greg Norman™ Brand to develop a line of CBD-infused personal care products designed for active wellness. Already driving the strongest sales per square feet in the cannabis industry, GGB is expanding its cannabis operations throughout the U.S its CBD presence at ShopSeventhSense.com, in malls across the country, at DSW and Abercrombie & Fitch stores—and that's just the beginning. Learn more about the vision at  GreenGrowthBrands.com.

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For investor relations inquiries, please contact: Julia Fulton, Investor & Public Relations, IR@greengrowthbrands.com or Eric Wright, 289-805-3697, ewright@greengrowthbrands.com or Peter Horvath, (614) 508-4222; For media enquiries or interviews, please contact: Wynn Theriault, Thirty Dash Communications, 416-710-3370, wynn@thirtydash.caCopyright CNW Group 2019

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