Flora Growth Reports Fiscal Year End 2021 Results
May 10th, 2022
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. & TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC) (“Flora” or the “Company”), a leading all-outdoor cultivator, manufacturer and distributor of global cannabis products and brands, today reported its financial and operating results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. All financial information is provided in U.S. dollars unless indicated otherwise.
“Fiscal year 2021 was a foundational year for our company as we closed our first full year of revenues. In 2022 we anticipate accelerating revenue growth as we activate our Wholesale and Life Sciences growth pillars, while fueling expansion in our global House of Brands”
“Fiscal year 2021 was a foundational year for our company as we closed our first full year of revenues. In 2022 we anticipate accelerating revenue growth as we activate our Wholesale and Life Sciences growth pillars, while fueling expansion in our global House of Brands,” said Luis Merchan, Chairman and CEO of Flora. “We are proud of the milestones we achieved in 2021, including the completion of key strategic infrastructure projects, the strengthening of our balance sheet and the deployment of our M&A strategy. In 2022, we continue to execute on our plan, highlighted by the acquisition of JustCBD, a leading consumer wellness brand. This acquisition increased Flora’s footprint to over half a million consumers and 14,000 retail stores in the United States. The transaction is already proving accretive as Flora’s unaudited revenues for April represent our strongest revenue month since inception.”
Merchan added, “The completion of our cultivation and extraction facilities has positioned Flora for success in this rapidly evolving industry, as we satisfied the requirements for the cultivation, transformation and export of up to 43.6 tonnes of THC cannabis flower. And in our Life Sciences pillar, we look forward to potential commercial distribution of pharmaceutical-grade products based on the research of Dr. Annabelle Manalo-Morgan.”
FY 2021 Financial Highlights:
- Total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2021 was approximately $9.0 million. Revenue for the period was significantly higher when compared to the prior year, primarily reflecting that 2021 was Flora’s first full year as a revenue-generating company, which included the Company’s initial public offering (“IPO”) on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) in May 2021.
- Gross profit on sales for the period was approximately $2.4 million and operating loss was approximately $19 million.
- Cash on hand as of December 31, 2021 was approximately $37.6 million.
- One-time charges for the year totaled approximately $8.2M including $4.7M in issuance costs and $3.5M in legal, accounting and other charges.
- Company reiterates guidance of $35M-$45M USD in 2022, which would realize projected revenue growth of 288% – 400% year over year.
FY 2021 Operating Highlights:
- Completed its IPO listing on Nasdaq under the ticker FLGC in May 2021, as well as completed a subsequent secondary offering, raising an aggregate of approximately $53.7 million in capital through equity offerings in 2021.
- Completed the acquisition and integration of Vessel Brand, Inc., establishing a foothold in the U.S. cannabis accessories business and improving its e-commerce capabilities across the Flora portfolio of brands.
- Completed build-out of Flora’s all-outdoor cultivation and on-site extraction facility to prepare for Colombia’s recently announced regulations allowing for the export of high-THC dry flower.
- Signed licensing agreement with Tonino Lamborghini for the development and distribution of cannabis-based beverage products in the United States.
- Entered into a strategic partnership with Hoshi International to increase Flora’s presence in Portugal, Malta and other key European countries.
- Expanded brand portfolio and retail presence, including Macys.com, Walmart.com Mexico and Coppel as well as the opening of a brick-and-mortar location in Miami, FL.
- Initiated development of new life sciences division, Flora Life Sciences, which launched initial clinical trial protocols to study fibromyalgia in partnership with the University of Manchester.
2022 Recent Achievements:
- Completed the acquisition of JustCBD, adding its portfolio of award-winning products and 14,000 U.S. points of distribution.
- Received 2022 export quota for 43.6 tonnes of high-THC cannabis in Colombia and completed the necessary steps to allow for the commercial planting and export of psychoactive cannabis.
- Interest and LOI’s for both high-THC and high-CBD flower to begin distributing globally in the third quarter of 2022.
Earnings Call: May 10, 2022, at 9am ET
Flora Growth will host its FY 2021 earnings call via webcast on May 10, 2022, at 9 AM ET following the release of the Company’s FY 2021 financial results. During the webcast, Flora management will deliver financial results, operational results and provide comments on the Company’s 2022 commercial operation, house of brands and life sciences strategies. Following the presentation, Flora will open the floor to analysts, media and investors in a Q&A session.
Live Audio Webcast Details:
Date: May 10, 2022
Time: 9 AM ET
Online Participation Link: https://floragrowth.com/flora-growth-2021-earnings/
The live webcast will be available online through the above participant link and will be archived and available on the Company’s website within approximately 24 hours.
About Flora Growth Corp.
Flora is building a connected, design-led collective of plant-based wellness and lifestyle brands, designed to deliver the most compelling customer experiences in the world, one community at a time. As the operator of one of the largest outdoor cannabis cultivation facilities, Flora leverages natural, cost-effective cultivation practices to supply cannabis derivatives to its commercial, house of brands, and life sciences divisions. Visit www.floragrowth.com or follow @floragrowthcorp on social media for more information.
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