Ms. Alexia Helgason reports
1933 INDUSTRIES PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR RECORD FOURTH QUARTER REVENUE
1933 Industries Inc. has provided guidance for its fiscal fourth quarter ended July 31, 2019.
Q4 financial highlights
The company's Q4 and audited annual report will be released by its due date of Nov. 28, 2019.
Based on preliminary results, the company expects revenue of $5.2-million for its Q4, representing a steady increase of 13 per cent over its Q3 results ($4.6-million) and a 33-per-cent increase over the same quarter in fiscal 2018 ($3.9-million). The company anticipates gross margin to continue to improve during the second half of fiscal 2020, as its infrastructure projects become fully operational and supplying the necessary raw materials for its branded goods products. Revenues are expected to increase during fiscal 2020, as the company continues to expand distribution of its large portfolio of brands across the United States and additional licensing partners generate new revenue.
The company expects to report a cash balance of $18.6-million, an increase of $3.9-million from the previous quarter end. The company anticipates revenues for fiscal 2019 to total $18-million, marking an increase of 42.9 per cent over its fiscal 2018 results ($12.6-million).
Chris Rebentisch remarked: "Our guidance report for the fourth quarter outlines steady growth across our subsidiaries. We expect $18-million in total revenues for our fiscal year, our largest reported revenue to date. We have taken several measures to prepare and position the company for continued revenue growth throughout 2020. We have a robust cash position, which will be utilized to complete our large infrastructure projects, ramp-up cultivation and manufacturing production in California, and open new markets with an immediate focus in Arizona. We have established a strong core foundation, refocused on building valuable brands of consumer packaged goods that are delivering unique consumer experiences and attracted top brands as partners in Nevada. We have set a disciplined growth path to scale up our assets and production capacity in both Nevada and California where we see increased consumer demand for our AMA and Canna Hemp premium products."
Q4 operational highlights
During the quarter, the company completed the construction and permitting process of its new state-of-the-art cultivation facility in Las Vegas, which, when fully operational, will enable the company to produce a consistent supply of raw materials that is expected to have a positive effect on margins and future revenues. The company expects the facility to have its first harvest by December, 2019, and to harvest every two weeks on a continuing basis thereafter.
The company reported that its original cultivation facility is being renovated so that it may be utilized as an expanded extraction facility in order to increase raw material production for its AMA-branded concentrates such as shatter, crumble, sugar, wax, budder and distillate. The company has submitted layout plans to Clark county for permitting and for tenant improvements on the existing building. The company reports that this project is on track to become operational by end of 2019.
The company is also on track to open a customized hemp extraction facility for the isolation of higher yield of cannabidiol, cannabinol, cannabigerol, cannabichromene and several other cannabinoids, including the ability to produce full-spectrum and broad-spectrum oils, as well as isolates, that meet required good manufacturing practice standards. A one-of-a-kind facility, the hemp lab is expected to lower operating and manufacturing costs, increase cannabinoid extraction efficiency with a higher recapture rate, and deliver higher margins for the company's branded goods.
California represents the largest cannabis market in the world and establishing a local operation was a key priority for the company. The company recently reported the execution of a management agreement with California-based Green Spectrum, where the company will utilize its expertise in manufacturing and building distribution networks to undertake all initiatives relating to the establishment of a new cannabis manufacturing and extraction facility. In turn, the company granted Green Spectrum a non-exclusive right and licence to produce, manufacture, market and sell the company's licensed products within California.
Green Spectrum operates as a licensed cannabis cultivator, manufacturer and distributor, and holds a pending home-delivery business licence. By partnering with Green Spectrum, the company will have the advantage of working with an established cultivator to build manufacturing and expand its distribution channels for its brands with the goal of becoming a statewide leader in the industry, and launches the company as a multistate operator with a turnkey model that can be exported to other states.
The company executed a licensing agreement for the launch of Blonde, a high-end California brand making its debut in Nevada. AMA received exclusive rights to cultivate flower, manufacture prerolls, live-resin vape pens and cartridges under the Blonde brand for distribution to licensed dispensaries throughout Nevada.
About 1933 Industries Inc.
1933 Industries is a vertically integrated, brand-focused cannabis company with operations in the U.S. and Canada. Operating through two subsidiary companies, the company owns leading cannabis brands as well as licensed cannabis cultivation, extraction, processing and manufacturing assets.
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