The Parent Company Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Achieves Sequential Direct-to-Consumer Revenue Growth of 7.6%

Retail Store presence more than 3x, expanding statewide reach to Over 80% of California Population

Proceed with the Acquisition of Calma in West Hollywood and Jaydens Journey in Ceres and Announced the Planned Acquisition of Coastal

Continues Shift to Higher Margin, Higher Quality DTC Revenue from Bulk Business Launched one of the first Cannabis Company Apps on the Apple Store

Files Form 10 Registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Troy Datcher Assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer

Conference Call to be Held Today, November 15th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET

TPCO Holding Corp. (“The Parent Company” or the “Company”) ((NEO: GRAM.U) (OTCQX: GRAMF), today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021 (“Q3 2021”). All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars.

Q3 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Net sales for Q3 2021 were $39.7 million
  • Gross profit for Q3 2021 was $6.1 million, or 15% of net sales
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss for Q3 2021 was $16.2 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 $206.7 million as of September 30, 2021, $49.2 million cash used for acquisitions and capital investment since closing the Qualifying Transactions.
  • Records non-cash impairment loss of $570.3 million, a non-cash balance sheet adjustment which resulted from the assessment of its goodwill and other intangible assets

Management Commentary

“Over the last several quarters we have executed on our strategic initiative to drive growth in the higher quality, direct-to-consumer revenue we generate by expanding our coverage in the California market through our omnichannel platform,” said Troy Datcher, Chief Executive Officer of The Parent Company. “My focus since joining in September has been on accelerating the pace of our in-state expansion, increasing our operational efficiencies, and attracting talent to further strengthen our team. Our store presence has more than tripled since the beginning of 2021, now at over 80% coverage of the States adult population upon closing our signed acquisitions, we believe there is a significant opportunity for us to emerge as the preferred choice for Californian consumers looking to access high-quality cannabis products.”

Mr. Datcher added, “While our performance was impacted by the continued bulk wholesale flower and oil pricing declines that were seen across the California market, we expect that as we continue to expand the direct-to-consumer line of our business we will reduce our exposure to these pricing fluctuations. Additionally, we remain well positioned with our access to high-quality indoor grown cannabis, which continues to command a higher price point in the market.”

Mr. Datcher continued, “I am extremely proud that during the quarter we made our first investments from our Social Equity Ventures program, with Josephine and Billie’s recently opening their dispensary doors in Los Angeles and the Peakz brand performing well through both our in-store and online shopping options. I strongly believe that the cannabis industry represents a tremendous opportunity to elevate the economic prospects of so many individuals, especially people of color, who continue to be disproportionately targeted by current cannabis policies. I look forward to future investments in the program as we have a robust pipeline of additional opportunities that we are currently reviewing.”

Mr. Datcher concluded, “With one of the strongest balance sheets of any operator in the California market, a pipeline of potential partnerships, our state- wide distribution network, and robust branded products portfolio, we believe that we are well positioned for improved financial performance as well as generating long-term shareholder value.”

Q3 2021 Operational Highlights

  • Expanded California retail footprint through:
    • New delivery hub in San Diego via Caliva’s Direct-To-Consumer platform,
    • Acquisition of Calma in West Hollywood,
    • Acquisition of Jayden’s Journey in Ceres, and
    • Opening of the latest DELI by Caliva location in Hanford.
  • Launched Monogram #08 – First light strain for Monogram.
  • Improved value vape offering with launch of Fun Uncle Cruisers vapes with live resin, which ranked at #11 Vape Brand with #2 Vape SKU in September according to BDSA.
  • Launched a 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.
  • Appointed Troy Datcher as Chief Executive Officer, the first Black CEO to lead a major public U.S. cannabis organization.
  • Appointed Social Equity Fund advisory committee members.
  • Completed initial social equity investments into Josephine & Billie’s as well as the Peakz Company.

Subsequent Events

  • Further expanded the Company’s California retail footprint through definitive agreements to acquire Coastal Holding Company, LLC, a retail dispensary license holder and operator with six retail licensed locations, five currently operating, and two delivery depots. The acquisition of Coastal will increase the Company’s reach to over 80% of the State’s population, the second largest operating retail dispensary and delivery network in California.
  • The Company’s previously filed Form 10 registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) became effective pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in advance of potentially being permitted to list the Company’s common shares and warrants on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market upon regulatory advancement.
  • Appointed Kerry Arnold as Chief People Officer of the Company and Tiffany McBride as Managing Director of Social Equity Ventures.

Management Changes

The Company further announced today that John Figueiredo has stepped down from his position as President of SISU, although Mr. Figueiredo intends to stay with the Company for a transition period into the new year.

Mr. Datcher commented, “On behalf of the entire team, I’d like to thank John for his diligent work and greatly appreciate all his contributions throughout his tenure both at Sisu and The Parent Company.”

Non-Cash Impairment

In accordance with Accounting Standard Codification (ASC) Topic 350, the Company is required to assess its goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment annually or in between tests if events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying value of its assets may not be recovered. Further, under ASC 360, the Company is required to asset definite lived-intangible assets and long-lived assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying amount may not be recoverable.

Our third quarter of 2021 results include a non-cash goodwill and intangible asset impairment charge of $570,300,047 (September 30, 2020: $nil).

Based on the softening of the California cannabis market during the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Company determined that an impairment test was appropriate. As part of the impairment assessment, the Company’s future forecasts considered changes in cash flow estimates due to lower flower and oil prices realized during the third quarter of 2021. While the Company remains optimistic that cannabis legalization will occur, our expected future cash flows reflect the current tax and regulatory environment. The issues faced by the Company are not unique to our operations as the entire California cannabis market has been significantly impacted in the last quarter. The Company continues to focus on activities to create long term shareholder value with the signing of the Coastal and Calma transactions.

Furthermore, the Company would like to highlight that of the consideration paid for the Qualifying Transactions, $232,719,246 related to non-cash contingent consideration. This amount is potential additional consideration issuable, if and when, the stock price reaches certain thresholds. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recorded a gain on contingent consideration of $220,997,087 which is reflected in the statement of operations.

The impairment charge is an adjustment that does not affect the Company’s cash position. There is no guarantee as to whether further impairment charges will or will not occur in the future. Please review the Company’s disclosure under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s amended registration statement on Form 10 originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 9, 2021 and as subsequently amended as well as any updates to those risk factors included in Part II, Item 1A of the Company’s subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, including its Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021, which registration statement and reports are available on the SEC’s website at and on SEDAR at

Q3 2021 Financial Results

Net sales in Q3 2021 were $39.7 million, representing a decrease of approximately 26.7% compared to the Q2 2021 revenue of approximately $54.2 million, which was driven by a decrease in bulk wholesale flower and bulk wholesale oil prices during the third quarter. Q3 2021 Direct to Consumer revenue grew 7.6% to $12.8 million compared to $11.9 million in Q2 2021. Primarily due to the decrease in whole flower pricing during Q3 2021, wholesale revenue was $26.9 million compared to $42.3 million for Q2 2021.

Gross profit in Q3 2021 was $6.1 million, representing gross margin of 15% in Q3 2021, and despite lower total sales gross profit improved by $1.3 million  from Q2 2021. The Company continues to focus on increasing direct-to-consumer sales as a percentage of overall revenue, to shift its sales to more higher margin product categories, which over time, is expected to drive gross profit improvements.

Operating expenses in Q3 2021 were $31.6 million, cash expenses included general and administrative costs of $9.9 million, salaries and benefits of $9 million, and sales and marketing expenses of $4.6 million. Non-cash expenses included stock-based compensation of $3.6 million and depreciation & amortization of $3.3 million.

Adjusted EBITDA loss for the third quarter 2021 was $16.2 million. The Adjusted EBITDA loss in Q3 2021 was primarily attributable to the ongoing operations of the Company’s core business.

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $206.7 million as of September 30, 2021. Since closing the Qualifying Transaction, the Company has invested $49.2 million in acquisitions and capital investments, $4.5 million to repurchase its own shares and $57.7 million or an average of $6.4 million of cash per month on operations as it integrates and scales its businesses.

The Company’s Q3 2021 consolidated financial statements, as well as its accompanying management discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations (“MD&A”) have been included in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on EDGAR ( as well as SEDAR ( Please refer to The Parent Company’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, November 15, 2021, to discuss these results. Troy Datcher, 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, November 15th
TIME:5:00 p.m. ET
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Financial results and analyses are available on the Company’s website (, EDGAR ( and SEDAR (

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