The Parent Company Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Achieves Q2 Net Sales of $54.2 Million 

Maintains Industry-Leading Balance Sheet with $257.5 Million in Cash 

NEO Accepts Normal Course Issuer Bid for Common Shares and Warrants up to $25M

Expands Consumer Reach to over 70% of California and Acquires Additional Consumer Delivery Hub in Sacramento, California

Conference Call to be Held Today, August 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EDT 

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2021 /CNW/ – TPCO Holding Corp. (“The Parent Company” or the “Company”) (NEO: GRAM.U) (OTCQX: GRAMF), today reported financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021 (“Q2 2021”). All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars.

Q2 2021 Financial Highlights 

  • Net sales for Q2 2021 were $54.2 million, comprised of $11.9 million in direct-to-consumer revenue and $42.3 million in wholesale revenue 
  • Adjusting for a full year of sales beginning January 1, 2021, H1 2021 net sales would have been approximately $99.8 million 
  • Gross profit for Q2 2021 was $8.1 million, or 15% of net sales 
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss for Q2 2021 was $10.4 million. Adjusted EBITDA removes the effects of changes in fair value of financial instruments, impairment charges and other non-cash items. 
  • Cash and equivalents totaled $257.5 million as of June 30, 2021

Management Commentary

“We continue to execute on our consolidation and expansion initiatives to lead the California cannabis market,” said Steve Allan, Chief Executive Officer of The Parent Company. “Through the acquisition of two new retail dispensaries, as well as our new distribution hubs in San Diego and Sacramento, and the recent opening of our newest dispensary in Hanford, we have made great progress in improving our state distribution reach, which is currently over 70%. This expanded state coverage enables us to scale our direct-to-consumer omnichannel platform, bringing products to market sooner and improving the accessibility of high-quality cannabis for California consumers.”

Mr. Allan added, “We are focused on delivering an industry leading consumer experience by providing our customers with both innovative new products and safe, and efficient ways to purchase them. This includes the recent launch of our approachable and affordable Fun Uncle Cruisers vape line featuring both distillate and live resin products which rose to the #6 brand ranking per BDSA1within the first four months of launch. Additionally, we launched our Caliva mobile shopping app. The Caliva app provides our consumers with the ability to browse products, complete in-app purchases, schedule a delivery and track their order to see when it is out for delivery or ready for pickup. Since its launch, the app has contributed to almost 10% of online commerce with a nearly 25% increase in conversion rate.”

Mr. Allan continued, “The cannabis industry has the potential to create long-term, generational wealth and we are proud to support future entrepreneurs of color, through our Social Equity Ventures program. In the quarter this included our first two investments, Josephine & Billie’s and the Peakz Company, and we have a strong pipeline of additional investment opportunities that we are currently reviewing.” 

Mr. Allan concluded, “We have made solid progress on our plan to employ an asset-light model and to expand our operations into new states, and we expect to provide an update on those efforts before the end of the year. As we execute on our deep pipeline of potential acquisition targets, together with our organic business expansion, we believe we will create meaningful, long-term shareholder value.”

Q2 2021 Operational Highlights

Subsequent Events

  • Expands California Retail Footprint through the acquisition of Calma, West Hollywood 
  • Improved Value Vape Offering with Launch of Fun Uncle Cruisers Vapes With Live Resin
  • Opened a New Delivery Hub in San Diego Via Caliva’s Direct-To-Consumer Platform 
  • Launched First-Of-Its-Kind, Cannabis Mobile Shopping App Through Apple App Store to improve Cannabis Accessibility 
  • Announced Voluntary Board of Director and Executive Team Lock-Up Agreements 
  • Strengthened its California Retail Footprint through the acquisition of Jayden’s Journey in Ceres, California 
  • Filed Form 10 registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in advance of potentially being permitted to list the Common Shares and the Warrants on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market

Sacramento Consumer Delivery Hub Acquisition

The Parent Company also announced today that it has further expanded its distribution reach through the acquisition of an additional consumer delivery hub located in Sacramento, California. The new hub will service an additional 2.4 million residents of the greater Sacramento area, expanding the reach of the Company to directly service approximately 70% of California’s population. Delivery service will be available starting this week from the new hub, offering consumers in the region access to the Company’s entire suite of high-quality products through Terms of the transaction were not disclosed and remain subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.

Normal Course Issuer Bid

The Company is pleased to announce that the Neo Exchange Inc. (the “Exchange”) has accepted the Company’s notice of intention to commence a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the “Common Share Bid”) for common shares of the Company (the “Common Shares”) and a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the “Warrant Share Bid” and, together with the Common Share Bid, the “Bids”) for the Company’s purchase warrants to acquire Common Shares (the “Warrants”).

Pursuant to the Bids, the Company may repurchase on the open market (or as otherwise permitted), up to 4,912,255 Common Shares and 1,791,875 Warrants, representing approximately 5% of the issued and outstanding of each of the Common Shares and the Warrants (within the meaning of the rules of the Exchange), subject to the normal terms and limitations of such bids.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Bids are subject to an aggregate cap of $25,000,000.  The Company may purchase its Common Shares and Warrants at its discretion during the period commencing on August 18, 2021, and ending on the earlier of (i) August 17, 2022, (ii) $25,000,000 of purchases under the Bids, and (iii) the completion of purchases under the applicable Bid.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may not commence purchases under the Bids until the expiry of its regular self-imposed quarterly blackout period. 

Under the Exchange rules, during the six months ended July 30, 2021, the average daily trading volume on all marketplaces of the Common Shares and the Warrants was 540,578 and 67,477, respectively and, accordingly, daily purchases on the Exchange pursuant to the Bids will be limited to 135,144 Common Shares and 16,869 Warrants (other than purchases made pursuant to the block purchase exception) which represents 25% of the average daily trading volume. The actual number of Common Shares and Warrants which may be purchased pursuant to the Bids and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by the Company, subject to applicable law and the rules of the Exchange. As of July 30, 2021, the Company had 98,245,106 Common Shares and 35,837,500 Warrants issued and outstanding. 

Purchases pursuant to the Bids are expected to be made through the facilities of the Exchange, or such other permitted means (including through alternative trading systems), at prevailing market prices or as otherwise permitted. The Bids will be funded using existing cash resources and any Common Shares and Warrants repurchased by the Company under the Bids will be cancelled.

The Parent Company may establish an automatic securities purchase plan in connection with the Bids under which a designated broker could purchase Common Shares and/or Warrants pursuant to the Bids during times when the Company would ordinarily not be permitted to purchase its Common Shares or Warrants due to regulatory restrictions or self-imposed blackout periods. Any such plan would be subject to the prior approval of the Exchange.

The Parent Company’s Board of Directors believes that the market price of the Company’s common shares may from time to time not reflect the underlying value of The Parent Company, specifically its growth opportunities, and that the proposed purchasing of its common shares is in the best interests of The Parent Company and represents an appropriate use of corporate funds. It is expected that any purchases made by The Parent Company could also enhance value and liquidity for its shareholders.

Q2 2021 Financial Results

Net sales in Q2 2021 were $54.2 million, representing approximately 18.9% growth compared to the adjusted Q1 2021 revenue of approximately $45.6 million. This was driven by 7.2% growth in the Company’s Direct to Consumer Business (“DTC”) and 22.6% growth in Wholesale revenue. Q2 2021 DTC and wholesale revenues were $11.9 million and $42.3 million, respectively.

Gross profit in Q2 2021 was $8.1 million, representing gross margin of 15% in Q2 2021. With the Company’s focus on driving stronger direct-to-consumer sales, The Parent Company expects to shift its sales to more higher margin product categories, which over time, is expected to drive expanded gross profit.

Operating expenses in Q2 2021 were $60.7 million, of which $31.8 million were non-cash expenses. In the quarter, cash expenses primarily included general and administrative costs of $11 million, salaries and benefits of $10.4 million, sales and marketing expenses of $7.4 million, and rent expense of $0.1 million. Non-cash expenses primarily included stock-based compensation of $6.1 million, depreciation & amortization of $9 million and a $16.7 million impairment loss associated with several non-core licenses.

Adjusted EBITDA loss for the second quarter 2021 was $10.4 million. The Adjusted EBITDA loss in Q2 2021 was primarily attributable to the ongoing operations of the Company’s core business.

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $257.5 million as of June 30, 2021, compared to $281.0 million as at March 31, 2021.

The Company’s Q2 2021 consolidated financial statements, as well as its accompanying management discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) have been filed on SEDAR ( Please refer to TPCO’s MD&A for additional detail and discussion on the Company’s results from operations.

Conference Call

The Parent Company will host a conference call today, August 16, 2021, to discuss these results. Steve Allan, Chief Executive Officer, Mike Batesole, Chief Financial Officer, and Dennis O’Malley, Chief Operating Officer and President of Caliva, will host the call starting at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. A question and answer session will follow management’s prepared remarks.

DATE:Monday, August 16, 2021 
TIME: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time 
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Financial results and analyses are available on the Company’s website ( and SEDAR (

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