TILT Holdings Reports Record Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Record Q2 Revenue up 33% YoY to $48.5 Million

Record Q2 Adjusted EBITDA up 2.7x to $6.5 Million

Reiterates 2021 Guidance of Revenue Between $205 - $210 Million and Adjusted EBITDA Between $30 -$32 Million

PHOENIX, Aug. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TILT Holdings Inc. (“TILT" or the “Company”) (NEO:TILT) (OTCQX: TLLTF), a global provider of cannabis business solutions that include inhalation technologies, cultivation, manufacturing, processing, brand development and retail, is reporting its financial and operating results for the three-months and six-months ended June 30, 2021. All financial information is provided in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

“We generated another quarter of record results by continuing to execute our B2B strategy and driving synergies across our business segments,” said Gary Santo, CEO of TILT. “Our ability to cross-sell and deepen relationships with our 700+ customer base is materializing in the numbers. In fact, at the end of last year, 20% of our revenue was generated by our customers leveraging services across our cannabis inhalation and accessory businesses. By the end of Q2, that number increased to over 30%, which tells us that our strategy is working."

“Earlier today we announced a historic partnership with the Shinnecock Indian Nation to develop vertical cannabis operations in New York, marking our entrance into what is projected to be one of the largest cannabis markets in the country. I am incredibly excited for both our teams as well as the economic opportunity this will create for the Nation—this is truly what an equitable partnership should look like.”

“We remain committed to delivering shareholder value through growth and profitability. We are on track to deliver strong organic results in 2021, and given our recently awarded provisional licenses in Massachusetts, our expanded canopy, new and expanded brand partnerships, and our entry into New York, 2022 is positioned to be an even stronger year for TILT.”

Q2 2021 Financial Summary (vs. Q2 2020, where applicable)

  • Revenue increased 33% to $48.5 million driven by growth in both cannabis and inhalation and accessory revenue. Cannabis revenue increased 31% to $10.0 million and inhalation and accessory revenue increased 34% to $38.5 million.
  • Gross profit before fair value adjustments increased 25% to $13.1 million or 27% of revenue, compared to $10.5 million or 28.9% of revenue. Gross margins were impacted by supply chain expenses related to freight costs for the Company’s inhalation and accessory business.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was up 2.7x to $6.5 million compared to $2.4 million. As a percentage of revenue, Adjusted EBITDA increased 680 basis points to 13.5% compared to 6.7%.
  • At June 30, 2021, cash and cash equivalents increased 29% to $9.6 million compared to $7.4 million at December 31, 2020.

Q2 2021 Operational Highlights

  • TILT’s inhalation and accessory business generated record monthly sales in April.
  • Generated record quarterly flower sales in Pennsylvania.
  • Launched exclusive partnership with Old Pal to bring select products to Massachusetts.
  • Expanded exclusive partnership with Airo Brands to bring select products to Pennsylvania.
  • Secured local approval by the City Council of Brockton for adult use cannabis sales at the Company’s Brockton dispensary.
  • Appointed Gary Santo to CEO; Mark Scatterday continues serving as Chairman of the Board.

Operational Highlights Subsequent to Quarter End

  • Announced partnership with the Shinnecock Indian Nation to enter New York’s cannabis market.
  • Received four new provisional adult-use licenses in Massachusetts and final medical dispensary license for the Company’s Brockton location.
  • Expanded partnership with Old Pal to bring select products to market in Pennsylvania.
  • Announced partnership with 1906 to launch various products in three key markets: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
  • Commenced trading of TILT’s common shares on the more senior NEO Exchange in Canada.
  • Entered into a new $10 million revolving credit facility that bears interest at Prime plus 3.5%.
  • Deepened talent pool with several key new hires, including a new Chief Operating Officer, Head of Cannabis Operations and Head of Cultivation.

Earnings Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss its financial and operational results.

The live webcast may be accessed from the Events and Presentations menu in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website as well as through this link. To access the conference call via telephone, please dial 1-877-705-6003. Please register at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start to download and install any necessary audio software.

A replay of the webcast will be available in the Past Events section of the Company’s Investor Relations website approximately 2 hours after the live event and will be archived for 30 days.

About TILT

TILT helps cannabis businesses build brands. Through a portfolio of companies providing technology, hardware, cultivation and production, TILT services brands and cannabis retailers across 36 states in the U.S., as well as Canada, Israel, Mexico, South America and the European Union. TILT’s core businesses include Jupiter Research LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary and leader in the vaporization segment focused on hardware design, research, development and manufacturing; and cannabis operations, Commonwealth Alternative Care, Inc. in Massachusetts, Standard Farms LLC in Pennsylvania and Standard Farms Ohio, LLC in Ohio, and its partnership with the Shinnecock Indian Nation in New York. TILT is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit www.tiltholdings.com.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of presenting information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future and readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward looking information may include, without limitation, expectations regarding 2021 revenue and Adjusted EBITDA guidance, expected success of New York cannabis market, projected expansion into the Commonwealth,expectations with respect to expanding operations and solutions, the opinions or beliefs of management, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, ongoing objectives, milestones, strategies and outlook of TILT, and includes statements about, among other things, future developments, the future operations, strengths and strategy of TILT. Generally, forward looking information can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. These statements are based upon certain material factors, assumptions and analyses that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection, including TILT’s experience and perceptions of historical trends, the ability of TILT to maximize shareholder value, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that are believed to be reasonable in the circumstances.

Although such statements are based on management’s reasonable assumptions at the date such statements are made, there can be no assurance that it will be completed on the terms described above and that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information. TILT assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by applicable law.

By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to risks and uncertainties, and there are a variety of material factors, many of which are beyond the control of TILT, and that may cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.

For additional information regarding forward-looking statements and their related risks, please refer to the “Risk Factors and Uncertainties” section in the Annual Information Form of the Company for the year ended on December 31, 2020, which is available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com

Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures

In addition to providing financial measurements based on International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), 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. These non-IFRS financial measures are EBITDA and 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.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are financial measures that are not defined under IFRS. The Company uses these non-IFRS financial measures, and believes they enhance an investor’s understanding of the Company’s financial and operating performance from period to period, because they exclude certain material non-cash items and certain other adjustments management believes are not reflective of the Company’s ongoing operations and performance. The Company calculates EBITDA as net income (loss), plus (minus) income taxes (recovery), plus (minus) finance expense (income), plus depreciation and amortization expense. Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain one-time, non-cash or non-operating expenses, as determined by management, including stock compensation expense, business acquisition expense, debt issuance costs, severance, unrealized (gain) loss on changes in fair value of biological assets and fair value changes in biological assets included in inventory sold.

Reconciliations of Non-IFRS Financial and Performance Measures
Adjusted EBITDA is reconciled to Net Loss below as well as the section labelled “Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Non-IFRS Measures” in the Management Discussion and Analysis of the Company for the three and six months ended on June 30, 2021, which is available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com

Selected Financial Results

Table 1: Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(in US$ thousands, unaudited)                    
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
($ thousands)   Jun 30, 2021   Mar 31, 2021   Jun 30, 2020   Jun 30, 2021   Jun 30, 2020
Revenue   $ 48,506     $ 46,780     $ 36,436     $ 95,286     $ 77,061  
Cost of Goods Sold     35,389       33,327       25,907       68,716       53,907  
Gross Profit, Before FV Adj.     13,117       13,453       10,529       26,570       23,154  
Gross Margin %, Before FV Adj.     27 %     29 %     29 %     28 %     30 %
Gain on FV of Bio. Assets     11,807       14,720       3,200       26,527       19,171  
FV of Bio. Assets in Inventory Sold     (10,219 )     (13,400 )     (7,008 )     (23,619 )     (13,081 )
Gross Profit, After FV Adj.     14,705       14,773       6,721       29,478       29,244  
Gross Margin %, After FV Adj.     30 %     32 %     18 %     31 %     38 %
Total Operating Expenses     15,045       13,108       15,182       28,153       29,397  
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations     (340 )     1,665       (8,461 )     1,325       (153 )
Total Other Income (Expense)     (2,622 )     (2,768 )     (2,024 )     (5,389 )     (4,236 )
Income Tax (Expense) Recovery     (1,019 )     (477 )     1,677       (1,496 )     (631 )
Net Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations   $ (3,981 )   $ (1,579 )   $ (8,808 )   $ (5,560 )   $ (5,020 )
Net (Loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax     -       -       (236 )     -       (3,973 )
Net Income (Loss)   $ (3,981 )   $ (1,579 )   $ (9,044 )   $ (5,560 )   $ (8,993 )
EBITDA, Non-IFRS     5,101       6,421       (2,859 )     11,522       10,906  
Adjusted EBITDA, Non-IFRS   $ 6,532     $ 6,195     $ 2,427     $ 12,727     $ 7,230  

Table 2: Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures          
(in US$ thousands, unaudited)              
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
($ thousands)   Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Jun 30, 2020   Jun 30, 2021 June 30, 2020
Net (Loss) from Continuing Operations   $ (3,981 ) $ (1,579 ) $ (8,808 )   $ (5,560 ) $ (5,020 )
Add (Deduct) Impact of:              
Interest (Income)     16     (603 )   (633 )     (587 )   (1,473 )
Finance Expense     2,484     2,597     2,662       5,081     5,508  
Income Tax Expense (Recovery)     1,019     477     (1,677 )     1,496     631  
Depreciation and Amortization     5,563     5,529     5,597       11,092     11,260  
Total Adjustments     9,082     8,000     5,949       17,082     15,926  

EBITDA (Non-IFRS)   $ 5,101   $ 6,421   $ (2,859 )   $ 11,522   $ 10,906  
Add (Deduct) Impact of:              
Share-based compensation     675     882     1,310       1,557     1,927  
Severance     17     -     155       17     207  
(Gain) Loss on Sale of Assets     (8 )   67     -       59     -  
Lease Restructuring Costs     -     (14 )   -       (14 )   267  
Deferred Rent Adjustment     -     (548 )   -       (548 )   -  
Legal Settlement     2,325     2     -       2,327     -  
Unrealized (Gain) Loss on Investment in Equity Security     53     705     (91 )     758     (91 )
Loss on Loan Receivable     -     -     104       -     104  
One time operating expense adjustments     (43 )   -     -       (43 )   -  
Unrealized (Gain) on Changes in FV of Bio. Assets     (11,807 )   (14,720 )   (3,200 )     (26,527 )   (19,171 )
FV Changes in Bio. Assets Included in Inventory Sold     10,219     13,400     7,008       23,619     13,081  
Total Adjustments     1,431     (226 )   5,286       1,205     (3,676 )
Adjusted EBITDA (Non-IFRS)   $ 6,532   $ 6,195   $ 2,427     $ 12,727   $ 7,230  

Table 3: Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows            
(in US$ thousands, unaudited)            
          2021       2020  
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities - continuing operations $ 2,345     $ 13,486  
Cash (used in) operating activities - discontinuing operations   -       (3,271 )
Net cash provided by operating activities     2,345       10,215  
Cash (used in) provided by investing activities - continuing operations   1,274       14  
Cash (used in) investing activities - discontinuing operations   -       (96 )
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities     1,274       (82 )
Cash (used in) financing activities - continuing operations   (1,485 )     (1,312 )
Cash (used in) financing activities - discontinuing operations   -       (145 )
Net cash (used in) financing activities       (1,485 )     (1,457 )
Effect of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents   11       (739 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents     2,145       7,937  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year     7,427       2,580  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year   $ 9,572     $ 10,517  

Table 4: Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Select Items)
(in US$ thousands, unaudited)            
  ($ thousands)   Jun 30, 2021   Dec 31, 2020    
  Cash and Cash Equivalents   $ 9,572   $ 7,427    
  Biological Assets     13,904     11,201    
  Inventory     70,602     52,634    
  Total Current Assets     115,741     101,889    
  Property, Plant & Equipment, Net     65,804     66,795    
  Total Assets     435,478     429,604    
  Total Current Liabilities     53,881     44,488    
  Total Long-Term Liabilities     102,390     102,069    
  Total Shareholders’ Equity     279,207     283,047    
  Working Capital     61,860     57,401    

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