CV Sciences, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results


Ryan Allway

November 14th, 2022

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SAN DIEGONov. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: CVSI) (the “Company”, “CV Sciences”, “our”, “us” or “we”), a preeminent consumer wellness company specializing in hemp extracts and other proven science-backed, natural ingredients and products, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.

 

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Third Quarter 2022 and Recent Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Revenue of $3.8 million for third quarter of 2022, compared to $5.1 million for the third quarter of 2021;
  • Gross margin of 41.6% for third quarter of 2022, compared to 46.2% for the third quarter of 2021;
  • Total cash balance of $1.1 million at quarter end, compared to $1.4 million at year end;
  • Reduced operating expenses by 54.0% compared to the third quarter of 2021 resulting in best quarterly operating results since the second quarter of 2019;
  • Launched PlusCBDTM Reserve Collection softgels to support stress relief and relaxation;
  • Maintained number one position as top-selling hemp extract brand in the natural product retail sales channel, according to SPINS, the leading provider of syndicated data and insights for the natural, organic and specialty products industry;
  • Extinguished entire outstanding convertible debt;
  • Received preliminary approval of proposed settlement of six shareholder derivative lawsuits; and
  • Continued to evaluate strategic review, including consideration of inbound and outbound merger, sale, acquisition or other options for the Company as a whole or for any business segments;

“Our third quarter bottom line results met our expectations and we are encouraged by improvements we have made to reduce operating expense. In addition, we continue to receive very positive consumer response to several new product launches” said Joseph Dowling, Chief Executive Officer.  “Our recently launched Reserve Collection and Wellness Line of products are evidence of our strong pipeline, and demonstrate our ability to develop innovative products that address the need-states of our customers. Our flagship PlusCBDTM brand continues to gain market share in the natural product channel, and, with our portfolio of high-quality, proven products, and favorable regulatory momentum, we believe the Company is positioned for future growth.”

 

Operating Results – Third Quarter 2022 Compared to Third Quarter 2021

Sales for third quarter of 2022 were $3.8 million, a decrease of 27% from $5.1 million in the third quarter of 2021. The decline is primarily due to lower sales in the retail channel, primarily to FDM accounts. The total number of units sold during the third quarter 2022 decreased 37% compared to the third quarter 2021, partially offset by increases in average sales price per unit.

 

The Company reduced its operating loss to $0.9 million in the third quarter of 2022, compared to an operating loss of $3.0 million in the third quarter of 2021 mostly due to reductions of its selling, general and administrative expenses.

 

The Company had negative adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2022 of $1.2 million, compared to negative adjusted EBITDA of $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2021.

 

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss these results today at 10:00 am EDT/7:00 am PDT. The webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at https://ir.cvsciences.com/news-events or directly at https://viavid.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1580314&tp_key=ff2ed96878. Investors interested in participating in the live call can also dial (877) 407-0784 from the U.S. or international callers can dial (201) 689-8560. A telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes, and will be available through Monday, November 21, 2022, by dialing (844) 512-2921 from the U.S. or (412) 317-6671 from international locations, and entering confirmation code 13734140.

 

About CV Sciences, Inc.

CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:CVSI) is a consumer wellness company specializing in hemp extracts and other proven, science-backed, natural ingredients and products, which are sold through a range of sales channels from B2B to B2C. The Company’s PlusCBD™ branded products are sold at select retail locations throughout the U.S. and are one of the top-selling brands of hemp extracts in the natural products market, according to SPINS, the leading provider of syndicated data and insights for the natural, organic and specialty products industry.  CV Sciences follows all guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and the Company’s products are processed, produced, and tested throughout the manufacturing process to confirm strict compliance with company standards and specifications.  With a commitment to science, PlusCBD™ product benefits in healthy people are supported by human clinical research data, in addition to three published clinical case studies available on PubMed.gov.  PlusCBD™ was the first hemp extract supplement brand to invest in the scientific evidence necessary to receive self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status. CV Sciences, Inc. has primary offices and facilities in San Diego, California. The Company also operates a drug development division focused on developing and commercializing CBD-based novel therapeutics. Additional information is available from OTCMarkets.com or by visiting www.cvsciences.com.

 

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risk and uncertainties.

 

Contact Information

[email protected]

 

 

CV SCIENCES, INC.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended

September 30,

Nine months ended

September 30,

2022 2021 2022 2021
Product sales, net $       3,751 $       5,107 $     12,336 $     15,079
Cost of goods sold 2,189 2,749 8,348 8,073
Gross profit 1,562 2,358 3,988 7,006
Operating expenses:
Research and development 44 410 267 821
Selling, general and administrative 2,410 4,928 8,443 15,788
 Total operating expenses 2,454 5,338 8,710 16,609
Operating loss (892) (2,980) (4,722) (9,603)
Gain on debt extinguishment (127) (2,945) (127) (2,945)
Interest expense 266 5 1,304 28
Loss before income taxes (1,031) (40) (5,899) (6,686)
Income tax expense 2 11
Net loss (1,031) (40) (5,901) (6,697)
Deemed dividend associated with beneficial conversion of Series A
convertible preferred stock
920
Net loss attributable to common stockholders $     (1,031) $           (40) $     (6,821) $     (6,697)
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted 146,530 109,115 133,651 107,099
Net loss per common share attributable to common stockholders, basic
and diluted
$       (0.01) $         0.00 $       (0.05) $       (0.06)

 

 

 

CV SCIENCES, INC.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share data)
September 30,
2022
December 31,
2021
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $               1,139 $                1,375
Accounts receivable, net 695 2,041
Inventory 7,226 8,624
Prepaid expenses and other 3,143 2,146
Total current assets 12,203 14,186
Property & equipment, net 635 1,717
Operating lease assets 301
Intangibles, net 1,485 1,485
Other assets 557 678
Total assets $             15,181 $             18,066
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $               2,246 $                2,624
Accrued expenses 9,720 10,915
Operating lease liability – current 114
Convertible notes 612
Debt 1,455 310
Total current liabilities 13,535 14,461
Operating lease liability 219
Deferred tax liability 62 62
Total liabilities 13,816 14,523
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity
Preferred stock, par value $0.0001; 10,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and
outstanding
Common stock, par value $0.0001; 790,000 and 190,000 shares authorized as of
September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively; 150,105 and 112,482 shares
issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
15 11
Additional paid-in capital 86,726 83,007
Accumulated deficit (85,376) (79,475)
Total stockholders’ equity 1,365 3,543
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $             15,181 $             18,066

 

 

 

CV SCIENCES, INC.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)
Nine months ended September 30,
2022 2021
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net loss $            (5,901) $            (6,697)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash flows used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 923 746
Stock-based compensation 839 2,375
Non-cash lease expense 44 284
Loss on sale of property and equipment 159
Note discount and interest expense 1,300
Employee retention credit benefit (2,516)
Gain on debt extinguishment (127) (2,945)
Gain on lease modification (906)
Other 361 220
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 1,172 (695)
Inventory 1,398 (36)
Prepaid expenses and other 1,483 916
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (1,230) 417
Net cash used in operating activities (2,095) (6,321)
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of property and equipment (35)
Net cash flows used in investing activities (35)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from issuance of preferred stock and common stock warrants, net of issuance costs 554
Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes, net of issuance costs 954
Proceeds from issuance of note payable, net of issuance costs 1,577
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 4,212
Repayment of convertible notes (675)
Repayment of unsecured debt (311) (721)
Repayment of note payable (240)
Net cash flows provided by financing activities 1,859 3,491
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (236) (2,865)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period 1,375 4,525
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period $              1,139 $              1,660
Supplemental cash flow disclosures:
Interest paid $                    4 $                    7
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash transactions:
Convertible note conversion $            (1,284) $                  —
Services paid with common stock $                384 $                  —
Operating ROU assets obtained in exchange for lease liability $                345 $                  —

 

 

CV SCIENCES, INC.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (UNAUDITED)

We prepare our condensed financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for the United States (GAAP). The non-GAAP financial measures such as net loss per share and Adjusted EBITDA included in this press release are different from those otherwise presented under GAAP. We use non-GAAP measures internally to evaluate our performance and make financial and operational decisions that are presented in a manner that adjusts from their equivalent GAAP measures or that supplement the information provided by our GAAP measures. The non-GAAP financial measures exclude non-cash compensation expense for stock options. When evaluating the performance of our business and developing short and long-term plans, we do not consider share-based compensation charges. Although share-based compensation is necessary to attract and retain quality employees, our consideration of share-based compensation places its primary emphasis on overall shareholder dilution rather than the accounting charges associated with such grants. Because of the varying availability of valuation methodologies and subjective assumptions, we believe that the exclusion of share-based compensation allows for more accurate comparison of our financial results to previous periods. In addition, we believe it useful to investors to understand the specific impact of the application of the fair value method of accounting for share-based compensation on our operating results.

 

Adjusted EBITDA is defined by us as EBITDA (net loss plus depreciation expense, interest expense, and income tax expense), further adjusted to exclude certain non-cash expenses and other adjustments as set forth below. We use Adjusted EBITDA because we believe it more clearly highlights trends in our business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on GAAP financial measures, since Adjusted EBITDA eliminates from our results specific financial items that have less bearing on our core operating performance.

We use Adjusted EBITDA in communicating certain aspects of our results and performance, including in this press release, and believe that Adjusted EBITDA, when viewed in conjunction with our GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation, can provide investors with greater transparency and a greater understanding of factors affecting our financial condition and results of operations than GAAP measures alone. In addition, we believe the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors in making period-to-period comparison of results because the adjustments to GAAP are not reflective of our core business performance.

 

A reconciliation from our GAAP net loss to non-GAAP net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 is detailed below (in thousands, except per share data):

 

Three months ended

September 30,

Nine months ended

September 30,

2022 2021 2022 2021
Net loss attributable to common stockholders – GAAP $     (1,031) $           (40) $     (6,821) $     (6,697)
Stock-based compensation (1) 177 806 839 2,375
Note discount and interest expense (2) 266 1,300
Employee retention credit benefit (3) (523) (2,516)
Gain on extinguishment of debt (4) (127) (2,945) (127) (2,945)
Gain on lease termination (5) (906) (906)
Deemed dividend (6) 920
Net loss – non-GAAP $     (1,238) $     (3,085) $     (6,405) $     (8,173)
Diluted EPS attributable to common stockholders – GAAP $       (0.01) $         0.00 $       (0.05) $       (0.06)
Stock-based compensation (1) 0.01 0.02
Note discount and interest expense (2) 0.01
Employee retention credit benefit (3) (0.02)
Gain on extinguishment of debt (4) (0.03) (0.03)
Gain on lease termination (5) (0.01) (0.01)
Deemed dividend (6) 0.01
Diluted EPS – non-GAAP $       (0.01) $       (0.03) $       (0.05) $       (0.08)
Shares used to calculate diluted EPS – GAAP and non-GAAP 146,530 109,115 133,651 107,099

 

(1) Represents stock-based compensation expense related to stock options awarded to employees and non-executive
directors based on the grant date fair value using the Black-Scholes valuation model.
(2) Represents amortization of OID/debt issuance costs and interest expense for convertible notes payable and notes
payable.
(3) Represents expense reduction related to benefit for employee retention credit (ERC) in Q1 and Q3 2022.
(4) Represents gain on extinguishment of debt related to our convertible note (Q3 2022) and PPP loan (Q3 2021).
(5) Represents gain associated with lease termination agreement for our main facility (Q3 2021).
(6) Represents deemed dividend associated with beneficial conversion charge of conversion of Series A preferred stock
(Q2 2022).

 

 

 

A reconciliation from our net loss to Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 is detailed below (in thousands):

Three months ended September 30, 2022 Three months ended September 30, 2021
Consumer
Products
Specialty
Pharma
Total Consumer
Products
Specialty
Pharma
Total
Net loss $     (1,030) $            (1) $     (1,031) $          254 $        (294) $          (40)
Depreciation 63 63 345 345
Interest expense 266 266 5 5
EBITDA (701) (1) (702) 604 (294) 310
Stock-based compensation (1) 177 177 806 806
Employee retention credit benefit (2) (523) (523)
Gain on extinguishment of debt (3) (127) (127) (2,945) (2,945)
Gain on lease termination (4) (906) (906)
Adjusted EBITDA $     (1,174) $            (1) $     (1,175) $     (2,441) $        (294) $     (2,735)

 

 

 

A reconciliation from our net loss to Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 is detailed below (in thousands):

Nine months ended September 30, 2022 Nine months ended September 30, 2021
Consumer
Products
Specialty
Pharma
Total Consumer
Products
Specialty
Pharma
Total
Net loss $     (5,838) $          (63) $     (5,901) $     (6,200) $        (497) $     (6,697)
Depreciation 923 923 746 746
Interest expense 1,304 1,304 28 28
Income tax expense 2 2 11 11
EBITDA (3,609) (63) (3,672) (5,415) (497) (5,912)
Stock-based compensation (1) 839 839 2,374 1 2,375
Employee retention credit benefit (2) (2,516) (2,516)
Gain on debt extinguishment (3) (127) (127) (2,945) (2,945)
Gain on lease termination (4) (906) (906)
Adjusted EBITDA $     (5,413) $          (63) $     (5,476) $     (6,892) $        (496) $     (7,388)
(1) Represents stock-based compensation expense related to stock options awarded to employees, consultants and non-
executive directors based on the grant date fair value using the Black-Scholes valuation model.
(2) Represents expense reduction related to benefit for employee retention credit (ERC).
(3) Represents gain on extinguishment of debt related to our convertible note (Q3 2022) and PPP loan (Q3 2021).
(4) Represents gain associated with lease termination agreement for our main facility (Q3 2021).

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About Ryan Allway

Mr. Allway has over a decade of experience in the financial markets as both a private investor and financial journalist. He has been actively involved in the cannabis industry since its inception, covering public and private companies.


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