420 Investor Weekly Review 08/05/22


Illinois adult-use cannabis sales lifted 7% sequentially to $135.7 million, up 6.% from a year earlier. Hifyre July data predicts that the month will be a record for sales in Canada, up 7% sequentially from June.

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Here are some of this week's highlights for Focus List names:

  • AYRWF introduced its LIT cannabis brand (premium flower) in Massachusetts.
  • CCHWF introduced a cannabis loyalty mobile app in 14 markets.
  • CGC named a former Aphria veteran as new Chief Legal Officer. It generated C$110.1 million revenue in fiscal Q1, but it had a massive loss due to a write-down.
  • GDNSF launched cannabis-infused gummies in Minnesota.
  • GNLN will conduct a 1-20 reverse-split on 8/9 to retain its NASDAQ listing.
  • GRWG reported a weaker-than-expected Q2, with revenue down 44% from a year ago to $71.1 million despite the M&A it has closed since then.
  • GTBIF reported a solid quarter ahead of expectations with revenue increasing 5% sequentially to $254.3 million in Q2.
  • HYFM pre-announced Q2 substantially lower than what was expected and reduced its outlook for 2022.
  • IIPR reported Q2 revenue at a record of $70.5 million, up 44%. AFFO per share was up $2.14, up 30%.
  • PLNHF announced a purchase option for an Illinois dispensary for the 51% owned by Frank Cowan.
  • SMG experienced a weak fiscal Q3 for revenue and updated its FY22 outlook for EPS of $4.00-4.20.
  • TCNNF opened a Trulieve dispensary in Arizona, its first there. It also opened another in Florida.
  • TLRY named Southern Glazer's as its CBD beverage distributor in the U.S. It also announced a deal with the Denver Broncos for its Breckenridge Distillery limited-edition Mile High Bourbon Blends.
  • VRNOF opened a new medical cannabis dispensary in Maryland, its fourth there. The company also opened its 54th in Florida.

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Market Performance

The Global Cannabis Stock Index fell a bit during the week despite overall market strength, decreasing 0.8% to 15.27, still up from the all-time low close of 14.76 set 6/30:

Posted to Your Cannabis Analyst on Aug 05, 2022 — 4:08 PM
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