Planet 13 Announces Full Year 2020 Financial Results and Q1 2021 Revenue

  • Q1 2021 Revenue of $23.8 million, including $9.7 million in March
  • 2020 Revenue of $70.5 million
  • Planet 13 accounted for 8.2% of all Nevada cannabis dispensary revenue in Q4
  • 2020 EBITDA of $8.9 million

All figures are reported in United States dollars ($) unless otherwise indicated

LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / April 5, 2021 / Planet 13 Holdings Inc. (CSE:PLTH) (OTCQB:PLNHF) ("Planet 13" or the "Company"), a leading vertically-integrated Nevada cannabis company, today announced its financial results for the three-month and twelve-month period ended December 31, 2020. Planet 13's financial statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

"Based on our performance in March 2021, it is clear that Las Vegas is back." Said Larry Scheffler, Co-CEO of Planet 13. "We dwarfed our single month record with $9.7 million in revenue in March, and we believe that as more people get vaccinated and Las Vegas continues to open, revenue will continue to increase. Looking back on 2020, we weathered the perfect storm of COVID-19 and the resulting 55% decrease in tourism and still increased revenue year over year, generating over $70 million while maintaining our share of the Nevada market."

"With the rapid turn-around we've seen in Q1 and especially in March, it is clear that the improvements we made over the last year will pay dividends as normalcy returns to Las Vegas," commented Bob Groesbeck, Co-CEO of Planet 13. "With tourism back on track, the SuperStore is performing well. Furthermore, our local-focused offerings including Medizin, curbside and delivery, and wholesale are helping us take a greater share of that market. Outside of Las Vegas, the Orange County SuperStore in California is on track and on budget for our projected opening in July. We poured everything we learned from two years running the greatest cannabis store in the world, into our Orange County location and are confident that this store will redefine the cannabis retail experience in California."

Financial Highlights - Q4 - 2020

Operating Results

All comparisons below are to the quarter ended December 31, 2019, unless otherwise noted

  • Revenues were $20.1 million as compared to $16.5 million, an increase of 21.8%
  • Gross profit before biological adjustments was $7.5 million or 37.1% as compared to $9.4 million or 57.1%
  • Operating expenses, excluding non-cash compensation expense and depreciation and amortization, was $8.0 million as compared to $7.1 million, an increase of 13.1%
  • Net loss before taxes of $1.2 million as compared to a net loss of $0.9 million
  • Net loss of $2.9 million as compared to a net loss of $2.6 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $0.3 million as compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $2.6 million

Balance Sheet

All comparisons below are to December 31, 2019, unless otherwise noted

  • Cash of $79.0 million as compared to $12.8 million
  • Total assets of $150.0 million as compared to $62.9 million
  • Total liabilities of $29.3 million as compared to $21.6 million

Financial Highlights - Full Year - 2020

All comparisons below are to the year ended December 31, 2019, unless otherwise noted

  • Revenues were $70.5 million as compared to $63.6 million, an increase of 10.8%
  • Gross profit before biological adjustments was $34.2 million or 48.5% as compared $36.5 million or 57.3%
  • Operating expenses, excluding non-cash compensation expense, were $28.0 million as compared to $26.8 million, an increase of 4.3%
  • Net loss before taxes of $0.8 million as compared to a net profit of $0.5 million
  • Net loss of $7.9 million as compared to a net loss of $6.7 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $8.9 million as compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $10.2 million

Q4 Highlights and Recent Developments

For a more comprehensive overview of these highlights and recent developments, please refer to Planet 13's Management's Discussion and Analysis of the Financial Condition and Results of Operations for the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020 (the "MD&A").

  • On October 13, 2020, Planet 13 announced the addition of non-cannabis retail space to the Las Vegas SuperStore.
  • On October 19, 2020, Planet 13 announced expanding the dispensary floor of the Las Vegas SuperStore.
  • On October 19, 2020, Planet 13 announced a CDN$20 million bought deal public offering.
  • On October 20, 2020, Planet 13 announced an upsize to bought deal public offering to CDN$25 million.
  • On November 5, 2020, Planet 13 announced the closing of a CDN$28.8 million bought deal public offering.
  • On November 20, 2020, Planet 13 announced opening the Medizin dispensary.
  • On November 27, 2020, Planet 13 announced second closing under its asset purchase agreement.
  • On December 10, 2020, Planet 13 announced winning multiple awards at Las Vegas Jack Herer Cup.
  • On January 12, 2021, Planet 13 announced a CDN$50 million bought deal and upsizeing.
  • On February 2, 2021, Planet 13 announced closing of CDN$69 million bought deal.
  • On February 3, 2021, Planet 13 announced the start of construction on the Orange County SuperStore.
  • On March 15, 2021 Planet 13 announced a partnership with Curaleaf Select to open shop-in-shop.

Results of Operations (Summary)

The following tables set forth consolidated statements of financial information for the three-month and twelve-month periods ending December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019. For further information regarding the Company's financial results for these periods, please refer to the Company's annual financial statements for the period ended December 31, 2020 together with the MD&A, available on Planet 13's issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the Company's website https://www.planet13holdings.com.

Adjusted EBITDA

  NV Cannabis Ops  Consolidated  Consolidated     NV Cannabis Ops  Consolidated       
  Three Months  Three Months  Three Months     Year  Year  Year    
  Ended  Ended  Ended  Percentage  Ended  Ended  Ended  Percentage 
  Dec-31-2020  Dec-31-2020  Dec-31-2019  Change  Dec-31-2020  Dec-31-2020  Dec-31-2019  Change 
EBITDA                        
Profit (loss) before taxes  (227,795)  (1,238,771)  (914,960)  35.4%  4,896,181   (849,268)  542,664   (256.5%)
Add back:                                
Biological asset adjustments  (1,396,910)  (1,396,910)  351,080   (497.9%)  (1,171,616)  (1,171,616)  480,181   (344.0%)
Non-cash share based payments  -   506,501   1,694,370   (70.1%)  -   2,512,568   4,822,787   (47.9%)
Depreciation and amortization  1,051,894   1,051,894   900,278   16.8%  4,155,741   4,155,741   2,845,464   46.0%
Depreciation included in COGS  517,177   517,177   157,026   229.4%  1,900,288   1,900,288   472,661   302.0%
ROU Interest included in COGS  325,718   325,718   35,524       783,318   783,318   121,257     
Interest and non-operating expense (income)  538,047   538,047   329,291   63.4%  1,579,784   1,579,792   954,960   65.4%
                                 
EBITDA  808,131   303,656   2,552,609   (88.1%)  12,143,696   8,910,823   10,239,974   (13.0%)
Margin  4.0%  1.5%  15.4%      17.2%  12.6%  16.1%    
                                 
                   
Expressed in USD$ Three Months  Three Months     Year  Year    
  Ended  Ended  Percentage  Ended  Ended  Percentage 
  Dec-31-2020  Dec-31-2019  Change  Dec-31-2020  Dec-31-2019  Change 
Revenue                  
Revenues, net of discounts  20,139,944   16,540,324   21.8%  70,491,280   63,595,036   10.8%
Cost of Goods Sold  (12,670,805)  (7,098,908)  78.5%  (36,291,251)  (27,139,658)  33.7%
Gross Profit, Before Biological Asset Adjustment  7,469,139    9,441,416    (20.9%)  34,200,029    36,455,378    (6.2%)
Gross Profit Margin %  37.1%  57.1%      48.5%  57.3%    
Realized fair value amounts included in COGS  377,903   (695,361)  (154.3%)  (1,104,525)  (1,500,965)  (26.4%)
Unrealized fair value gain on growth of biological assets  1,019,007   344,281   196.0%  2,276,141   1,020,784   123.0%
Gross profit  8,866,049    9,090,336    (2.5%)  35,371,645    35,975,197    (1.7%)
Gross Profit Margin %  44.0%  55.0%      50.2%  56.6%    
                         
Expenses                        
General and Administrative  7,386,914   5,351,056   38.0%  24,667,172   20,269,839   21.7%
Sales and Marketing  621,464   1,730,301   (64.1%)  3,305,640   6,539,483   (49.5%)
Depreciation and Amortization  1,051,894   900,278   16.8%  4,155,741   2,845,464   46.0%
Share based payments  506,501   1,694,370   (70.1%)  2,512,568   4,822,787   (47.9%)
Total Expenses  9,566,773    9,676,005    (1.1%)  34,641,121    34,477,573    0.5%
                         
Income (Loss) From Operations   (700,724)   (585,669)   19.6%  730,524    1,497,624    (51.2%)
                         
Other (Income) Expense:                        
Interest Expense, net  504,692   404,332   24.8%  1,796,641   1,306,876   37.5%
Realized Foreign Exchange gain (loss)  -   -  na   -   (1,141)  (100.0%)
Other expense (income)  33,355   (75,041)  (144.4%)  (216,849)  (350,775)  (38.2%)
Total Other Expense (Income)  538,047    329,291    63.4%  1,579,792    954,960    65.4%
                         
Income (loss) for the period before tax  (1,238,771)   (914,960)   35.4%  (849,268)   542,664    (256.5%)
Provision for income tax (current and deferred)  1,666,546   1,662,213   0.3%  7,092,257   7,200,997   (1.5%)
Income (Loss) for the period  (2,905,317)   (2,577,173)   12.7%  (7,941,525)   (6,658,333)   19.3%
                         
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)                        
Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit/loss                         
Foreign exchange translation adjustment  333,528   (24,607)      128,585   195,213     
Net Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the period  (2,571,789)   (2,601,780)       (7,812,940)   (6,463,120)     
Income (Loss) per share for the period                        
Basic and fully diluted loss per share $(0.02)  $(0.02)      $(0.05)  $(0.05)     
                         
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding                        
Basic and fully diluted  175,660,734   135,888,982       151,825,439   134,074,476     
                         

Outstanding Shares

As of April 5, 2021, the Company had 140,330,574 common shares and 55,232,940 class A convertible, restricted voting shares issued and outstanding for a total of 195,563,514 shares outstanding. There were 184,168 options issued and outstanding of which all have fully vested. There were 9,700,341 warrants outstanding and 912,095 RSU's outstanding of which nil RSUs had fully vested as at the date of this MD&A.

Conference Call

Planet 13 will host a conference call on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST to discuss its fourth quarter financial results and provide investors with key business highlights. The call will be chaired by Bob Groesbeck, Co-CEO, Larry Scheffler, Co-CEO, and Dennis Logan, CFO.

CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS

Date: April 5, 2021 | Time: 5:00 p.m. EST
Participant Dial-in: Toll Free 877-407-8035 or International 201-689-8035
Replay Dial-in: Toll Free 877-481-4010 or International 919-882-2331
(Available for 2 weeks)
Reference Number: 40511
Listen to webcast: https://bit.ly/393yrjE

Financial Measures

There are measures included in this news release that do not have a standardized meaning under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and therefore may not be comparable to similarly titled measures and metrics presented by other publicly traded companies. The Company includes these measures because it believes certain investors use these measures and metrics as a means of assessing financial performance. EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) is calculated as net earnings before finance costs (net of finance income), income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization of intangibles and is a non-GAAP financial measure that does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.

For further inquiries, please contact:

LodeRock Advisors Inc., Planet 13 Investor Relations
mark.kuindersma@loderockadvisors.com
(416) 519-2156 ext. 2230

Bob Groesbeck and Larry Scheffler
Co-Chief Executive Officers
ir@planet13lasvegas.com

About Planet 13

Planet 13 (www.planet13holdings.com) is a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Nevada, with award-winning cultivation, production and dispensary operations in Las Vegas - the entertainment capital of the world. Planet 13's mission is to build a recognizable global brand known for world-class dispensary operations and a creator of innovative cannabis products. Planet 13's shares trade on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE) under the symbol PLTH and OTCQX under the symbol PLNHF.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans", "budget", "scheduled", "forecasts", "estimates", "believes" or "intends" or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results "may" or "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. In this news release, forward looking-statements relate to, among other things, Planet 13's first California location and the timeline for opening of the Santa Ana dispensary.

These forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Company at the time such statements were made. Actual future results may differ materially as forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to materially differ from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors, among other things, include: final regulatory and other approvals or consents; risks associated with COVID-19 and other infectious diseases presenting as major health issues; fluctuations in general macroeconomic conditions; fluctuations in securities markets; expectations regarding the size of the Nevada and California cannabis market and changing consumer habits; the ability of the Company to successfully achieve its business objectives; plans for expansion; political and social uncertainties; inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; and the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on cultivation, production, distribution and sale of cannabis and cannabis related products in the State of Nevada and California; and employee relations. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of the Company believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure shareholders that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements of beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors, should they change, except as required by law.

The Company is indirectly involved in the manufacture, possession, use, sale and distribution of cannabis in the recreational and medicinal cannabis marketplace in the United States through licensed subsidiary entities in states that have legalized marijuana operations, however, these activities are currently illegal under United States federal law. Additional information regarding this and other risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's business, including COVID-19, are contained under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's annual information form dated April 5, 2021 filed on its issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

       
Expressed in United States Dollars As at  As at 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2020  2019 
Assets      
Current Assets      
Cash $79,000,850  $12,814,712 
HST receivable  103,445   16,544 
Inventories (Note 6)  7,334,717   5,474,004 
Biological assets (Note 7)  640,995   514,526 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (Note 11)  2,637,547   3,694,272 
Total Current Assets  89,717,554    22,514,058  
         
Property and equipment (Note 8)  32,073,925   30,211,154 
Licenses (Note 9)  7,007,362   - 
Right of use assets (Note 10)  20,149,721   9,478,733 
Long-term deposits and other assets  1,054,443   694,601 
   60,285,451    40,384,488  
Total Assets $150,003,005   $62,898,546  
         
Liabilities        
Current Liabilities        
Accounts payable $1,683,833  $864,260 
Accrued expenses  2,844,714   1,910,046 
Income taxes payable  1,220,652   7,015,606 
Notes payable - current portion (Note 12)  884,000   884,000 
Total Current Liabilities  6,633,199    10,673,912  
         
Long -term lease liabilities (Note 13)  22,326,077   10,522,377 
Other long-term liabilities  28,000   28,000 
Deferred tax liability (Note 19)  313,422   379,665 
   22,667,499    10,930,042  
Total Liabilities  29,300,698    21,603,954  
         
Shareholders' Equity        
Share capital (Note 14)  139,177,034   51,986,849 
Restricted share units (Note 14)  3,262,351   4,119,485 
Warrants (Note 14)  6,972,053   5,961,091 
Option reserve (Note 14)  276,081   399,439 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (479,122)  (607,707)
Deficit  (28,506,090)  (20,564,565)
Total Shareholders' Equity  120,702,307    41,294,592  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $150,003,005   $62,898,546  
         

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

             
Expressed in United States Dollars Three months  Three months  Year  Year 
  Ended  Ended  Ended  Ended 
  December 31,  December 31,  December 31,  December 31, 
  2020  2019  2020  2019 
Revenue            
Revenues, net of discounts $20,139,944  $16,540,324  $70,491,280  $63,595,036 
Cost of Goods Sold  (12,670,805)  (7,098,908)  (36,291,251)  (27,139,658)
Gross Profit before fair value asset adjustment  7,469,139    9,441,416    34,200,029    36,455,378  
Realized fair value amounts included in inventory sold  377,903   (695,361)  (1,104,525)  (1,500,965)
Unrealized fair value gain on growth of biological assets  1,019,007   344,281   2,276,141   1,020,784 
Gross Profit  8,866,049    9,090,336    35,371,645    35,975,197  
                 
Expenses                
General and Administrative (Note 15)  7,386,914   5,351,056   24,667,172   20,269,839 
Sales and Marketing  621,464   1,730,301   3,305,640   6,539,483 
Depreciation and Amortization (Note 8 & 10)  1,051,894   900,278   4,155,741   2,845,464 
Share-Based Compensation Expense (Note 14 and Note 18)  506,501   1,694,370   2,512,568   4,822,787 
Total Expenses  9,566,773    9,676,005    34,641,121    34,477,573  
                 
Income From Operations   (700,724)   (585,669)   730,524    1,497,624  
                 
Other Expense:                
Interest expense, net  504,692   404,332   1,796,641   1,306,876 
Realized foreign exchange loss  -   -   -   (1,141)
Other income  33,355   (75,041)  (216,849)  (350,775)
Total Other Expense  538,047    329,291    1,579,792    954,960  
                 
Income (Loss) before income taxes  (1,238,771)   (914,960)   (849,268)   542,664  
Provision for tax - current (Note 19)  1,817,805   1,402,227   7,158,500   7,292,188 
Provision for tax - deferred (Note 19)  (151,259)  259,986   (66,243)  (91,191)
Loss for the year $(2,905,317)  $(2,577,173)  $(7,941,525)  $(6,658,333) 
                 
Other Comprehensive Income                
                 
Foreign exchange translation gain  333,528   (24,607)  128,585   195,213 
Net Comprehensive Loss for the year $(2,571,789)  $(2,601,780)  $(7,812,940)  $(6,463,120) 
                 
Loss per share for the year                
Basic and diluted loss per share (Note 16) $(0.02)  $(0.02)  $(0.05)  $(0.05) 
                 
Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding                
Basic and Diluted  175,660,734   135,888,982   151,825,439   134,074,476 
                 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

       
Expressed in United States Dollars  Year    Year 
   Ended    Ended 
   December 31,    December 31, 
   2020    2019 
Operating activities         
Net loss for the year  (7,941,525)  (6,658,333)
Add (deduct) non-cash items:               
Share based payments (Note 14 and 18)    2,512,568      4,822,787 
Depreciation and amortization (Note 8 and 10)    6,056,031      3,607,286 
Deferred tax liability    (66,243)    (91,191)
Write-off of fixed assets during the year    -      82,882 
Non-cash interest expense on ROU Liabilities (Note 13)    2,559,047      1,367,759 
                
Net change in non-cash working capital               
HST receivable    (91,533)    85,287 
Inventories (Note 6)    (227,841)    (151,893)
Biological assets (Note 7)    (126,469)    400,651 
Prepaid expenses and other assets (Note 11)    1,178,734      (2,426,866)
Long term deposits and other assets    (359,842)    (100,262)
Accounts payable    452,393      (856,462)
Accrued expenses    934,669      603,902 
Income tax payable    (5,794,954)    4,828,497 
Other long-term liabilities    -      28,000 
Cash flow provided by (used in) operating activities    (914,965)      5,542,044  
                
Investing activities               
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (Note 8)    (4,481,058)    (16,061,582)
Purchase of licenses (Note 9)    (3,550,400)    - 
Cash flow used in investing activities    (8,031,458)      (16,061,582) 
                
Financing activities               
Issuance of shares on warrant and option exercises (Note 14)    32,871,439      5,030,185 
Issuance of shares and warrants on financings    44,464,540      - 
Payment on lease liabilities    (2,337,006)    (1,247,546)
Cash flow provided by financing activities    74,998,973       3,782,639  
                
Net increase in cash     66,052,550       (6,736,899) 
Cash at beginning of the year    12,814,712      19,364,086 
Effect of foreign exchange on cash    133,588      187,525 
Cash at end of the year  79,000,850     12,814,712  
         

SOURCE: Planet 13 Holdings Inc.



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