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Good afternoon and welcome to another episode of Investorideas.com "Potcast" featuring cannabis news, stocks to watch as well as insights from thought leaders and experts.

 

In today’s podcast we look at a few public company announcements.

 

48North Cannabis Corp. (TSXV: NRTH), a vertically integrated Licensed Producer focused on manufacturing high-quality cannabis products, building progressive and thought-provoking brands, and low-cost cultivation, has released its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended December 31, 2020. The Company's financial statements and related management discussion and analysis for the period are available on the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.48nrth.com/investors.

 

Financial and Operating Highlights for Fiscal Q2 2021

       Quarterly revenue of $7.6 million, representing a 346 per cent year-over-year increase over second quarter 2020 revenues of $1.7 million and a 11.7 per cent increase over first quarter 2021 revenues of $6.8 million.

       The Company improved its cash use in operating activities by 46 per cent from $5.7 million in Q1 2021 to $3.1 million in Q2 2021. Having made early investments in a state-of-the-art manufacturing, processing, and packaging facility, Good:House, 48North expects to continue to improve its cash use. This reduced cash burn well-positions the Company for sustainable growth and puts 48North on a clear trajectory to near-term profitability.

       Adjusted EBITDA1 for the quarter was $(2.9) million compared to $(4.7) million in Q2 2020, an improvement of 38.3 per cent.

       At the end of Q2, 48North had $4.1 million in cash and cash equivalents.

       48North closed its private placement offering with Cormark Securities Inc. ("Cormark"), to offer for sale 22,767,000 units of the Company at a price of $0.15 per unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $3,415,050. Cormark exercised its over-allotment option with respect to 2,767,000 Units for additional gross proceeds of $415,050.

       In addition, the Company announced that it had entered into a term loan with a senior secured lender for gross proceeds of $3.25 million.

       48North announced that Health Canada had granted the Company the required license for its state-of-the-art drying facility at Good:Farm and completed the Company's second annual harvest successfully.

       The Company launched Latitude, a brand with products ranging from sexual wellness, to beauty and beyond. Since launching, the brand has launched a number of innovative products, all in high-demand from both retailers and consumers.

       Looking ahead, 48North expects to redouble its commitment to high-quality products that delight the consumer as strengthened production and manufacturing capabilities continue to support revenue increases.

 

"48North's Q2 Fiscal 2021 results provide us with another strong demonstration that our strategy is working. The Company was successful in driving an increase in revenue while dramatically decreasing its cash burn. Looking ahead, there are additional efficiencies to leverage and significant organic growth opportunities to be capitalized upon, including increasing the reach of the Company's newest brands Trail Mix and Latitude, introducing new product formats, and maximizing retail penetration," said Charles Vennat, CEO of 48North.

 

"As a brand-led, consumer obsessed cannabis producer, 48North has never lost sight of the big picture. Our strategy of putting consumers first, working hand in glove with wholesalers and retailers to commercialize our products, and investing in a leading supply chain that is flexible to evolving market conditions has positioned us for continued success," continue Charles.

 

"The plan is simple: drive revenue for our products and significantly lower fixed costs. We expect our focus on increased margins, stronger cash flows, and shortening our cash conversion cycle to generate lasting shareholder value. We continue to expand our product pipeline with well-defined and trusted brands, and we are staying on our path to profitability by doing what we do best: bringing flower to the people," finished Charles.

 

High Tide Inc. (TSXV: HITI) (OTCQB: HITIF), a retail-focused cannabis corporation enhanced by the manufacturing and distribution of consumption accessories, filed its year-end 2020 financial results on March 1, 2021, the highlights of which are included in this news release. The full set of Consolidated Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis can be viewed by visiting High Tide's website at www.hightideinc.com, its profile page on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The Company will host a conference call to discuss results at 8:30 am Eastern time on March 2, 2021.

 

2020 Fiscal Year – Financial Highlights:

       Revenue increased by 118% to $24.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 and by 166% to $83.3 million for the year ended October 31, 2020. Note that the quarter does not include any contribution from META Growth Corp., the acquisition of which closed subsequent to the end of the quarter.

       Gross profit increased by 112% to $8.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 and by 172% to $30.8 million for the year ended October 31, 2020.

       Gross profit margin in the fourth quarter was 35%(*) and 37% for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2020.

       Adjusted EBITDA(1) for the fourth quarter was $3.6 million and $8.0 million for the year ended October 31, 2020.

       Geographically in the fourth quarter of 2020, $20.6 million of revenue was earned in Canada, $4.1 million in the United States and $0.2 million internationally. For the year ended October 31, 2020, $68.4 million of revenue was earned in Canada, $14.3 million in the United States and $0.6 million internationally.

       Segment-wise in the fourth quarter of 2020, $22.6 million of revenue was generated by Retail, $2.2 million by Wholesale, and an immaterial amount by Corporate. For the year ended October 31, 2020, $75.0 million of revenue was generated by Retail, $7.9 million by Wholesale and $0.4 million by Corporate, which compares to $24 million, $6.69 million, and $0.6 million, respectively, for the previous year.

       Cash on hand as at October 31, 2020 totaled $7.5 million. The Company's cash balance has subsequently increased to approximately $38 million as of today.

 

"Despite the global slump in retail sales associated with the pandemic, and thanks to the tireless efforts of our team, we closed the year with approximately $8 million in Adjusted EBITDA making 2020 the best year in High Tide's history," said Raj Grover, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We continued to run our operations tightly, ending the year off with the record levels of revenue and Adjusted EBITDA.  We are excited about our trajectory in the United States and continue to prioritize and look for opportunities in that market. Our integrated value chain which includes Cannabis Bricks & Mortar stores, e-commerce platforms for consumption accessories and hemp derived CBD products, along with manufacturing and distribution of licensed and proprietary consumption accessories, experienced sizeable growth on all fronts. We plan to continue to further strengthen our chain through organic growth and strategic acquisitions creating even more value for our shareholders.  Since the end of the fiscal year, we have already nearly doubled our size in Canada with the closing of the META Growth acquisition. For the fiscal first quarter of 2021 we expect to report revenue in the range of $37 million to $38 million," added Mr. Grover.

 

 

Australis Capital Inc. (CSE: AUSA) (OTC: AUSAF) today announced that the Company has filed its financials and management discussion and analysis for the third quarter of fiscal 2021, the period ending December 31, 2020.

 

On November 17, 2020, an overwhelming majority of attending shareholders voted to support the new leadership team that was proposed by a group of concerned shareholders. Consequently, Dr. Duke Fu, Dr. Jason Dyck, Mr. Avi Geller, Mr. Hanoz Kapadia and Mr. John Esteireiro were elected as Directors of the Company. Dr. Duke Fu also was appointed as Interim CEO of the Company.

 

The period under review, Fiscal Q3 2021, relates to the period ended December 31, 2020. Results reported therefore relate predominantly to the legacy business and do not include any financials related to the proposed ALPS and Green Therapeutics LLC ("GT" or "Green Therapeutics") acquisitions (see press releases dated January 5, 2021, February 9, 2021 and February 24, 2021).

 

Dr. Duke Fu, Interim CEO, commented, "We are delivering on the promises made to our shareholders when the new leadership team took over. We are executing at a very high pace, with two proposed acquisitions announced and moving towards completion, a completely new leadership team installed, ALPS firing on all cylinders with over $5 million in contracts signed in the past six weeks, and the team is progressing on further potential partnerships, transactions and strategic revenue enhancing initiatives. Consequently, we are exceptionally well positioned to leverage our assets and execute on our unique expansion strategy to transform AUSA into a meaningful, national MSO."

 

Jon Paul, CFO, added, "The Company's third quarter results were impacted by a number of non-cash impairment charges against legacy assets and operations, as well as one off charges related to the recent proxy battle and the resulting reorganization of the Company's board and management. Without these extraordinary expenses, net loss would have been limited to $2.3 million. The cash burn from operations during the quarter of $2.7 million was consistent with the first half of fiscal 2021. As we wrap up the restructuring of the legacy operations, we have a cleaner slate for focusing on the ALPS, GT and other potential acquisitions and partnerships as we scale our business."

 

Mr. Paul added, "Going forward into fiscal Q4, we anticipate a number of material events to boost our results. We expect to close on the ALPS transaction in early March, which is anticipated to bring a significant boost to revenues, even with less than one month left in the quarter. The full revenue impact from ALPS will be felt the following quarter, Q1 of fiscal 2022. Our investments in BAMM and Quality Green, as of today, are up by approximately $7.0 million. The sale of land held in North Las Vegas is expected to bring approximately $1.9 million cash when the land sale closes at the end of March."

 

Choom Holdings Inc. (CSE: CHOO) (OTCQB: CHOOF), a fast-expanding retail cannabis company announced its report of its financial and operating results for Q2 2021, ending December 31, 2020.

 

Q2 Financial Highlights:

      Q2 2021 revenue of $6.1M

      Increase of $4.7M and 350% over Q2 2020 revenue of $1.4M

      Q2 2021 Gross Margin of 36.37%

      Increase of 8.45% over Q2 2020 gross margin of 27.92%

      Q2 2021 General and Administrative of $0.9M or 14.09% of revenue

      Versus $1.3M or 95.25% of revenue Q2 2020

      Q2 2021 Salary and Wages of $1.1M or 18.22% of revenue

      Versus $0.7M or 49.41% of revenue Q2 2020

      Q2 2021 Adjusted EBITDA1 of $0.2M or 2.90% of revenue

      Versus -$1.8M or -135.86% of revenue Q2 2020

 

“Coming off the busy Q1 summer season, traditionally the highest grossing period for cannabis retail, we were happy to see such strong results for the second quarter” says Choom CEO, Corey Gillon “We continue to execute on our mission of providing the best retail cannabis experience across every market we serve”.

 

Sundial Growers (NASDAQ: SNDL) announced today that it will release its financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020 after market close on March 17, 2021.

 

Following the release of its full year and fourth quarter financial results, Sundial will host a conference call and webcast at 10:30 a.m. EST (8:30 a.m. MST) on March 18, 2021.

 

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NASDAQ: CGC), a world-leading diversified cannabis, hemp, and vaporization device company, has entered the high-potential U.S. CBD beverage category with the launch of Quatreau, a premium ready-to-drink CBD-infused sparkling water. The stateside launch follows the successful 2020 rollout of Canopy Growth's CBD-infused beverages in Canada, where Quatreau is now the top-selling ready-to-drink CBD beverage.

Quatreau sparkling water contains 20 mg of premium, U.S. grown hemp-based CBD and one of four refreshing flavors. With an MSRP of $3.99 per 12-ounce can, Quatreau is a functional zero-sugar drink that delivers a natural, low calorie beverage alternative at an accessible price point.

Product SKUs available at launch will include:

       Quatreau CBD-infused Sparkling Water in Cucumber + Mint

       Quatreau CBD-infused Sparkling Water in Passionfruit + Guava

       Quatreau CBD-infused Sparkling Water in Ginger + Lime

       Quatreau CBD-infused Sparkling Water in Blueberry + Acai

 

"We have proven our beverage strategy in Canada, where we are currently the market share leader in CBD-infused ready-to-drink beverages, said Canopy Growth President and Chief Product Officer Rade Kovacevic. "Beverages are fueling growth in the CBD category and we believe this product will resonate with U.S. consumers looking for a naturally flavored, zero sugar option."

The launch of Quatreau in America coincides with an astrological event known as the Age of Aquarius – the zodiac's water bearer, which brings us to the cusp of a brand-new age. To celebrate this serendipitous event, Quatreau has partnered with iconic celebrity astrologist Susan Miller of Astrology Zone on a digital and social campaign.

"Astrology has made a major pop culture comeback as people turn to the stars for guidance during what has been an unsettling, uncertain, and stressful time for many," said Canopy Growth Vice President of Beverages Tara Rozalowsky. "With this campaign, we're highlighting the role functional ingredients like CBD can play in helping people manage their stress, find moments of calm and prioritize wellness during this once-in-a-lifetime transitional period."

This also follows the recent news from Seth Rogen’s brand Houseplant, part of the Canopy Growth Portfolio, will be coming to California in the next week. Shortly after delivering the news Houseplant’s website was overwhelmed and crashed.

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Breaking #CBD/#FunctionalMushroom #Stock news - Link Reservations Inc/LinkResPet (OTC: $LRSV) - Global Demand for Functional #Mushrooms is On the Rise; Ready to Capitalize on Growing Demand; @res_pet

 

Breaking #CBD/#FunctionalMushroom #Stock news - Link Reservations Inc/LinkResPet (OTC: $LRSV) - Global Demand for Functional #Mushrooms is On the Rise; Ready to Capitalize on Growing Demand; @res_pet

 


London, UK – March 2, 2021 - Brea
king CBD/functional mushroom stock news from Investorideas.com Newswire- Link Reservations Inc. (OTC: LRSV) London, United Kingdom-- Functional mushrooms have become one of the top health and wellness stories of 2021. Used in a variety of health and wellness products, as well as pharmacological ones, functional mushrooms have seen an increase in demand due to their wide-range benefits, from boosting the immune system to providing a healthier dietary option. Understandably the increase in interest has kickstarted new opportunities in the wellness market, which LinkReservations Inc. (OTC PINK: LRSV) is poised to capitalise on.

 

Read this news, featuring LRSV in full at https://www.investorideas.com/news/2021/cannabis/03021LRSV-Functional-Mushrooms.asp

 

As a provider of wellness and cannabidiol (CBD) products for both humans and pets, Link Reservations Inc. has taken the step to expand its DailyLifeCBD product line to include a suite of functional mushroom-infused products. Starting with an assortment of non-edible lifestyle products, LRSV is looking to grow the range as the site and demand increases - adding specific products based on the plethora of benefits and varieties available.

 

After all, the benefits of the different mushroom varieties are wide-ranging. For example, some specific types of mushrooms have been shown to help increase mental clarity and assist with immune support. According to Mordor Intelligence, "A number of scientific studies have confirmed the ability of functional mushrooms and mushroom-derived supplements to increase the effectiveness of both innate and adaptive immune systems. The market is expected to experience huge demand for Reishi and Cordyceps, followed by the other types of medicinal mushrooms."

 

Another example is the Lion's Mane variety, which has shown to be "good for the brain", as reported by The New York Times, as "a study published in 2011 showed the mushroom reduced memory loss symptoms in mice," adding that in one study in older people "found that daily lion's mane supplements improved their mental functioning". Mushrooms in general have proved to have benefits for our immune system, according to dietitian Ryanne Lachman, as quoted by the Cleveland Clinic. "A big one tends to be with reducing inflammation. Mushrooms also contain antioxidants, which can help support the immune system".

 

Read the latest LRSV release (February 22, 2021):

Link Reservations Inc./LinkResPet To Roll Out Mushroom-Infused Wellness Products

 

For more information about DailyLifeCBD please visit: https://dailylifecbd.com/

DailyLifeCBD is sister brand to LinkResPet, a website focused on providing CBD pet products for dogs, cats and horses. For more information about LinkResPet, please visit www.linkrespet.com or follow them on Twitter on @res_pet.

 

About Link Reservations Inc.

Link Reservations Inc is CBD Petcare provider dedicated to improving the health and life conditions of pets worldwide. Developing and marketing hemp-based CBD products for cats, dogs and horses, the Company is currently present in Europe and in the US. A pioneer in the area, Link Reservations Inc products can be found under its brand LinkResPets (www.linkrespet.com).

 

Forward-Looking Statements & Disclaimers:

The information in this Press Release includes certain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor provisions of Federal Securities Laws, as that term is defined in section 27a of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21e of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this document, which are not purely historical, are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Investors are cautioned that such statements are based upon assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including the future financial performance of the Company. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations or any of its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events, or circumstances after the date of this release except as required by law.

 

Link Reservations Inc:
400 Thames Valley Park Drive
Reading Berkshire RG6 1 PT
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 330 808 0897

 

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