Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Total revenue for the third quarter was $33.2 million , up 197% from the third quarter 2018 and 25% sequentially (all dollars are U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted)

Revenue growth was driven by new and acquired retail locations and organic growth from the existing retail and wholesale businesses

PHOENIX , Nov. 20, 2019 — Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (CSE: HARV, OTCQX: HRVSF), a vertically-integrated cannabis company with one of the largest and deepest footprints in the U.S., today reported the company’s third quarter fiscal year 2019 financial results.  During the quarter Harvest opened six new retail locations, acquired four retail locations, won a cultivation license in Utah and made progress toward completing several significant strategic acquisitions.


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“During the third quarter, Harvest continued to execute on its strategy by investing in assets and infrastructure needed to return to profitable growth.  As a Company, we have the assets and team required to achieve operational excellence and succeed in the cannabis industry,” said Chief Executive Officer Steve White .

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2019

  • Total revenue was $33.2 million , an increase of 197% from $11.2 million in the third quarter of 2018 and up 25%, compared to $26.6 million in the second quarter of 2019.

  • On a pro forma basis, Harvest along with completed and pending disclosed acquisitions, generated $95 million of revenue in the third quarter, or over $380 million annualized.

  • Third quarter pro forma revenue increased 22% over second quarter pro forma revenue of $78 million .

  • Gross profit excluding biological adjustments was $11.6 million , compared to $6.7 million in the second quarter of 2019.

  • Gross profit margin excluding biological adjustments was 35.0%, compared to 25.1% for the second quarter of 2019.

  • Adjusted EBITDA excluding biological adjustments was ($10.9) million , compared to ($12.4) million in the second quarter of 2019. 

  • Net loss was $39.1 million for the third quarter, which is reflective of investments to support the Company’s growth initiatives, disclosed acquisitions and planned expansion.

Please see the supplemental information (unaudited) regarding Non-IFRS Financial Measures at the end of this press release.

Business Highlights
Financing Activities

Subsequent to quarter end, the Company has raised $6.5 million in real estate financing and CAD$62.5 million in short term secured debt financing.

Footprint Expansion

As of September 30, 2019 , the Company operated 26 retail locations, compared to 16 retail locations at the end of June 30 , 2019.  During the quarter, the Company opened new retail locations in Chandler, AZ , Venice, CA , Gainesville, FL , Williston, ND , Bismarck, ND , and Reading, PA.  Harvest acquired retail locations in Casa Grande, AZ , Phoenix, AZ , Grover Beach, CA , and Lutherville – Timonium, MD during the third quarter.  Harvest was one of eight companies selected to move forward to finalize a cultivation license in Utah.  Subsequent to quarter end, the Company opened new retail locations in Palm Springs, CA , Scranton, PA , Johnstown, PA , and Harrisburg, PA and was awarded a cannabis dispensary permit with delivery service by the City of Hanford , CA.    

Brand and Product Distribution

During the third quarter, Harvest began offering new premium-quality products from lifestyle and cannabis brand Cookies at select Arizona retail locations. 

During the third quarter, the Company commenced shipment of CBD product lines as part of a previously announced agreement with the Asian American Trade Associations Council.

Conference Call & Webcast

Harvest Health and Recreation Inc. will host a conference call and audio webcast with Chief Executive Officer Steve White and Chief Financial Officer Leo Jaschke , Wednesday November 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM Eastern Time .

To participate in the conference call, please dial:

US/ Canada toll free: + 1-844-607-4373
International dial in: + 1-825-312-2262
International Toll Free Dial-In Numbers:
    Australia : + 1-800-287011
    Hong Kong : + 800-901-563
    South Africa : + 0-800-983-113
    United Kingdom : + 0-800-051-7107

Access the live webcast link here:
https://investor.harvesthoc.com/events-and-presentations/default.aspx

Third quarter results and the conference call replay will be available at:
investor.harvesthoc.com/financials

HARVEST HEALTH & RECREATION INC.

Interim Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018

(Amounts expressed in thousands of United States dollars)

September 30,

2019

December 31,

2018

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

18,290

$

191,883

Restricted cash

8,000

8,000

Accounts receivable, net

11,192

2,993

Notes receivable, current portion

44,658

13,600

Biological assets

11,054

6,788

Inventory, net

36,663

23,177

Other current assets

7,703

1,810

Total current assets

137,560

248,251

Notes receivable, net of current portion

33,285

3,076

Property, plant and equipment, net

142,911

31,855

Right-of-use asset, net

54,042

Intangibles assets, net

163,509

112,830

Corporate investments

5,000

5,000

Acquisition deposits

4,561

1,350

Goodwill

84,549

69,407

Other assets

8,598

6,830

TOTAL ASSETS

$

634,015

$

478,599

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

LIABILITIES

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

10,683

$

4,694

Other current liabilities

22,843

6,715

Contingent consideration, current portion

11,289

11,520

Income tax payable

6,263

4,120

Lease liability, current portion

4,582

Notes payable, current portion

9,636

11,806

Total current liabilities

65,296

38,855

Notes payable, net of current portion

114,222

19,098

Lease liability, net of current portion

49,243

Deferred tax liability

26,919

18,173

Contingent consideration, net of current portion

18,369

18,190

Other long-term liabilities

211

4,486

TOTAL LIABILITIES

274,260

98,802

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Capital stock

502,064

435,495

Accumulated deficit

(146,498)

(61,270)

Stockholders’ equity attributed to Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.

355,566

374,225

Non-controlling interest

4,189

5,572

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

359,755

379,797

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$

634,015

$

478,599

HARVEST HEALTH & RECREATION INC.

Interim Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in thousands of United States dollars, except share or per share data)

For the three months ended
September
 30,

For the nine months ended
September
 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Revenue, net of discounts

$

33,151

$

11,153

$

78,987

$

30,012

Cost of goods sold

(21,532)

(5,565)

(52,782)

(12,642)

Gross profit before biological asset adjustments

11,619

5,588

26,205

17,370

Realized fair value amounts included in inventory sold

(17,644)

(2,133)

(31,119)

(3,559)

Unrealized fair value gain on growth of biological assets

17,901

5,691

36,748

5,691

Gross profit

11,876

9,146

31,834

19,502

Expenses

General and administrative

30,998

6,571

71,148

12,357

Sales and marketing

2,895

486

6,537

923

Share-based compensation

7,718

19,115

Depreciation and amortization

4,491

342

7,584

1,078

Total expenses

46,102

7,399

104,384

14,358

Operating (loss) income

(34,226)

1,747

(72,550)

5,144

Other (expense) income

Gain on sale of assets

116

35

206

1,561

Other expense

(629)

(878)

Foreign currency loss

277

(501)

Interest expense

(5,512)

(487)

(8,726)

(792)

(Loss) income before taxes and non-controlling interest

(39,974)

1,295

(82,449)

5,913

Income taxes

464

(1,034)

(3,571)

(2,454)

(Loss) income before non-controlling interest

(39,510)

261

(86,020)

3,459

Loss (income) attributed to non-controlling interest

415

(714)

1,383

164

Net (loss) income attributed to Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.

(39,095)

(453)

(84,637)

3,623

(Loss) income per share – basic and diluted

$

(0.14)

$

(0.30)

Attributable to Harvest Health and Recreation Inc. Stockholders

$

(0.14)

$

(0.30)

Attributable to non-controlling interest

$

0.00

$

0.00

Weighted-average shares outstanding – basic and diluted

288,137,942

285,853,929

Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures

The Company provides additional financial metrics that are not prepared in accordance with IFRS. Management uses non-IFRS financial measures, in addition to IFRS financial measures, to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for financial and operational decision making, for planning and forecasting purposes and to evaluate the Company’s financial performance. This non-IFRS financial measure is Adjusted EBITDA.

Management believes that these non-IFRS financial measures reflect the Company’s ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful comparisons and analysis of trends in the business, as they facilitate comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies. Management also believes that these non-IFRS financial measures enable investors to evaluate the Company’s operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management. These non-IFRS financial measures may also exclude expenses and gains that may be unusual in nature, infrequent or not reflective of the Company’s ongoing operating results.

As there are no standardized methods of calculating these non-IFRS measures, the Company’s methods may differ from those used by others, and accordingly, the use of these measures may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures used by others. Accordingly, these non-IFRS measures are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Reconciliations of Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures

The table below reconciles Net (Loss) Income to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods indicated.

Three months ended
September
 30,

Nine months ended
September
 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net (loss) income (IFRS) before non-controlling interest

$

(39,510)

$

261

$

(86,020)

$

3,459

Add (deduct) impact of:

Net interest and other financing costs (1)

5,512

487

9,248

792

Income tax

(464)

1,034

3,571

2,454

Amortization and depreciation (2)

4,894

342

9,099

1,078

Gain on assets

(116)

(35)

(206)

(1,561)

Other expense

629

878

Foreign currency loss

(277)

501

Share-based compensation expense

7,718

19,115

Realized fair value amounts included in inventory sold

17,644

2,133

31,119

3,559

Unrealized fair value gain on growth of biological assets

(17,901)

(5,691)

(36,748)

(5,691)

Other expansion expenses (pre-open)

4,616

7,111

Transaction & other special charges

6,346

1,085

14,304

1,414

Adjusted EBITDA (non-IFRS)

$

(10,909)

$

(384)

$

(28,028)

$

5,504

(1)

Includes $-, $-, $522, and $- of interest reported in cost of sales.

(2)

Includes $403, $-, $1,515, and $- of depreciation reported in cost of sales.

About Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona , Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. is a multi-state cannabis operator (MSO) and vertically-integrated cannabis company. Subject to completion of announced acquisitions, Harvest will have one of the largest footprints in the U.S., with rights to operate more than 210 facilities, of which approximately 130 are retail locations, and more than 1,700 employees across 18 states and territories. Since 2011, the Company has been committed to expanding its Harvest House of Cannabis retail and wholesale presence throughout the U.S., acquiring, creating and growing leading brands for patients and consumers nationally and continuing on a path of profitable growth. Harvest’s mission is to improve lives through the goodness of cannabis and is focused on its vision to become the most valuable cannabis company in the world. We hope you’ll join us on our journey: https://harvestHOC.com.

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Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of Harvest with respect to future business activities. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “will,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect” or similar expressions and include information regarding: (i) expectations regarding the size of the U.S. cannabis market, (ii) the ability of the Company to successfully achieve its business objectives, (iii) plans for expansion of Harvest, and (iv) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors.

Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects Harvest management’s expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Although Harvest believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, such information involves risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of the combined Company. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information are the following:  the ability of Harvest to develop Harvest’s brand and meet its growth objectives, the ability of Harvest to complete planned acquisitions that are accretive to its revenue, the ability of Harvest to obtain and/or maintain licenses to operate in the jurisdictions in which it operates or in which it expects or plans to operate; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; and in particular the ability of the Company to raise debt and equity capital in the amounts and at the costs that it expects; adverse changes in the public perception of cannabis; decreases in the prevailing prices for cannabis and cannabis products in the markets that the Company operates in; adverse changes in applicable laws; or adverse changes in the application or enforcement of current laws, including those related to taxation; the inability to locate and acquire suitable companies, properties and assets necessary to execute on the Company’s business plans; and increasing costs of compliance with extensive government regulation. This forward-looking information may be affected by risks and uncertainties in the business of Harvest and market conditions.

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although Harvest has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Harvest does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information except as otherwise required by applicable law.

Additional Information

The financial information reported in this news release is based on unaudited management prepared financial statements for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 . Accordingly, such financial information may be subject to change. Financial statements for the period will be released and filed under the Company’s profiles on SEDAR at www.SEDAR.com by November 30, 2019 . All financial information contained in this news release is qualified in its entirety with reference to such unaudited financial statements. While the Company does not expect there to be any material changes, to the extent that the financial information contained in this news release is inconsistent with the information contained in the Company’s unaudited financial statements, the financial information contained in this news release shall be deemed to be modified or superseded by the Company’s unaudited financial statements. The making of a modifying or superseding statement shall not be deemed an admission for any purposes that the modified or superseded statement, when made, constituted a misrepresentation for purposes of applicable securities laws.

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