Red White & Bloom Brands Inc. (CSE: RWB and OTC: RWBYF) (“RWB” or the “Company”) is pleased to report it has filed its Condensed Interim Consolidated Unaudited Financial Statements (“the Financial Statements”), Management Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”), and associated certifications for its first quarter ended March 31, 2023 (collectively, “the 2023-Q1 Filings”). The 2023-Q1 Filings may be accessed under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
2023-Q1 Financial Highlights
- Revenues were $27.0 million for 2023-Q1.
- Gross profit, before fair value adjustments, was $9.4 million for 2023-Q1.
- Operating expenses were $10.9 million for 2023-Q1.
- Adjusted EBITDA was positive 100k for 2023-Q1.
Highlights for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2023
- In January 2023, PV celebrated a successful launch of its newly introduced infused pre-roll SKU, further solidifying market share in its incumbent cannabis markets.
- On February 7, 2023, the Company successfully activated a medical use retail store in the city of Clearwater, Florida; its fourth medical use retail store in the State of Florida. As of the date of this report, the Company is finalizing timelines to activate its five remaining medical retail facilities in the State of Florida.
- On February 10, 2023, the Company announced the launch of PV product offerings in the adult-use Arizona market. Offerings include more than twelve (12) flavor profiles of its Premium 510 Vapes and Disposable Vape products, stocked in dispensaries across the state. Additional high-quality PV-branded offerings are expected to be introduced over the course of the 2023 fiscal year.
- In March 2023, PV had a record month after selling and shipping in excess of 1 million units of 510 vape cartridges, marking the first million unit month since its inception.
- On March 10, 2023, the Company entered into a debenture amending agreement with a lender to document US dollar advances made by said lender to the Company (the “USD Grid Note”). The USD Grid Note agreement initially provides for an amendment to an existing USD$5,850,000 Note for a change in principal with all other terms and conditions remaining the same.
- On March 16, 2023, the Company appointed Edoardo Mattei as its new Chief Financial Officer.
- On March 27, 2023, the Company entered into a secured debenture agreement with a lender to document Canadian dollar advances made by said lender to the Company (the “CAD Grid Note”), maturing on September 12, 2024; secured by a first priority security interest in, and pledge of the equity ownership interest of the Company’s subsidiary; RWB Michigan, LLC. The CAD Grid Note will bear interest at an aggregate rate of 12% per annum, with interest payments on the last day of each month.
- Throughout 2023-Q1, Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use (“OMMU”) issued approvals for the rebranding of the Company’s seed-to-sale medical use operations and cannabis product offerings in Florida as “House of Platinum”; an important milestone for the Company as it continues with the expansion of both its manufacturing and medical retail operations projected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2023.
Consolidated Quarterly Financial Highlights (2023-Q1)
|Cost of goods sold, before fair value adjustments||17,636,414||16,705,335||931,079|
|Gross profit before fair value adjustments||9,409,674||11,341,466||(1,931,792)|
|Unrealized changes in fair value of biological assets||(450,795)||(2,450,005)||1,999,210|
|Realized fair value amounts included in inventory sold||(606,484)||276,927||(883,411)|
|Gross profit Percentage (%)||31%||33%||(2%)|
|Total operating expenses||10,866,028||11,355,583||(489,555)|
|Loss from operations before other expenses or income||(2,513,633)||(2,187,195)||(326,438)|
|Total other expenses||6,569,385||6,601,170||(31,785)|
|Loss before income taxes||(9,083,018)||(8,788,365)||(294,653)|
|Current income tax expense||(1,975,397)||(2,071,170)||95,773|
|Deferred income tax recovery||1,696,281||–||1,696,281|
|Net loss from continuing operations||(9,362,134)||(10,859,535)||1,497,401|
|Loss from discontinued operations||(34,165)||(897,653)||863,488|
|Loss for the quarter||(9,396,299)||(11,757,188)||2,360,889|
|Net Income (Loss) for the period||(9,396,299)||(11,757,188)||2,360,889|
|Depreciation and amortization||666,340||1,481,045||(814,705)|
|Bad debt expense||555,136||407,540||147,596|
|Accreted interest, leases||681,565||629,751||51,814|
|Finance expense, net||6,919,421||7,373,387||(453,966)|
|(Gain) loss on evaluation of financial instruments||(1,007,693)||–||(1,007,693)|
|Current income tax expense||1,975,397||2,071,170||(95,773)|
|Deferred income tax recovery||(1,696,281)||–||(1,696,281)|
|Fair value changes in biological assets||450,795||2,450,005||(1,999,210)|
|Realized fair value changes in inventory sold||606,484||(276,927)||883,411|
|Share based compensation||316,209||273,000||43,209|
(i) Refer to Non-IFRS Measure
The Company will hold its Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on Friday, June 16, 2023 via conference call. Further communication will follow for the benefit of shareholders including details on how to access the AGM. The Company’s Notice of its Annual General Meeting and Information Circular may be accessed under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
We encourage all shareholders to attend the AGM as your participation and input are highly valued.
About Red White & Bloom Brands Inc.
Red White & Bloom is a multi-state cannabis operator and house of premium brands in the U.S. legal cannabis sector. RWB is predominantly focusing its investments on the major U.S. markets, including Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Michigan.
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The Company references non-IFRS and supplementary financial or operating measures, including, but not limited to, Adjusted EBITDA. These measures do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are most likely not comparable to similar measures presented by other public company issuers including those operating in the cannabis industry. Non-IFRS measures provide investors with additional insights into the Company’s financial and operating performance which may not be garnered from traditional IFRS measures. The management of the Company, including its key decision makers, use non-IFRS measures in assessing the Company’s financial and operating performance. The Company calculates Adjusted EBITDA as net income or loss excluding current and deferred income tax expense, finance expense (net), depreciation and amortization, fair value changes in biological assets, changes in inventory sold, share based compensation, gains or losses on revaluation of debts or accounts payable and accrued liabilities, gains or losses on extinguishment of debts or accounts payable and accrued liabilities, impairments of tangible or intangible assets, impairment of goodwill, accreted interest on leases and applicable short term and long term liabilities, gains or losses on asset disposals, foreign exchange, gain or loss on earnouts, and bad debt expense.