Delta, Kelowna, BC – January 13, 2022 (Investorideas.com Newswire) www.Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including marijuana and hemp stocks and its potcast site, www.potcasts.ca release today’s podcast edition of cannabis news and stocks to watch plus insight from thought leaders and experts.
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Investor Ideas Potcasts #621, Cannabis News and Stocks on the Move; (Nasdaq: TLRY), (OTCQB: HCANF), (CSE: DELC) (OTCQB: DELCF), (CSE: XBRA) (OTC: XBRAF)
Today’s podcast overview/transcript:
Good afternoon and welcome to another episode of Investorideas.com “Potcast” featuring cannabis news, stocks to watch as well as insights from thought leaders and experts.
In today’s podcast we look at a few public company announcements.
Tilray, Inc. (Nasdaq: TLRY) (TSX: TLRY), a leading global cannabis-lifestyle and consumer packaged goods company inspiring and empowering the worldwide community to live their very best life, reported their financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2021 on Monday this week.
The Company also announced a new parent name, Tilray Brands, Inc., reflecting the Company’s evolution from a Canadian LP to a global consumer packaged goods company powerhouse with a market leading portfolio of cannabis and lifestyle CPG brands.
Irwin D. Simon, Tilray’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our second quarter performance reflects notable success building high-quality and highly sought-after cannabis and lifestyle CPG brands which, coupled with our scale, operational excellence and broad global distribution, enabled us to increase sales and maintain profitability despite sector-specific and macro-economic headwinds.”
Mr. Simon continued, “Looking at performance highlights across key markets, we maintained our #1 cannabis market share position in Canada – despite market saturation and related competitive challenges — on the strength of our brands and adept pricing and marketing adjustments. Importantly, we believe these adjustments will enable us to aggressively recapture share when the market right-sizes. In Germany – Europe’s largest and most profitable medical cannabis market – our nearly 20% share leads the market. We believe this, coupled with our infrastructure, will also allow us to capture the adult-use market as legalization accelerates under the new coalition government. Turning to the U.S., SweetWater Brewing and Manitoba Harvest continued to invest in product innovation and acquisitions to enhance awareness and distribution. These profitable businesses further provide an opportunity to launch THC-based products upon federal legalization in the U.S. Subsequent to the end of the fiscal quarter, we also expanded our spirits portfolio through the acquisition of Breckenridge Distillery, deepening our presence in the fast-growing spirits sector while also providing an immediate contribution to earnings.”
Mr. Simon concluded, “The totality of our performance, our prospects and our global platform make Tilray Brands’ opportunity as compelling as ever, driven by our success as a cannabis and lifestyle CPG powerhouse and our relentless focus on delivering shareholder value.”
Tilray’s stock rose 18% in Monday morning trading, to $7.57, following the announcement.
According to a recent Barrows article this was “Thanks to last year’s merging of the Aphria business with Tilray, sales grew about 20% in the November quarter, to $155 million. But that is accounting for the business’s continuing operations: the pro forma sales of the separate companies in the year-earlier period were actually higher–at some $180 million. Tilray was losing money badly back then. The November 2021 quarter showed a small profit, even though free cash flow was negative.”
The article continued, “Simon’s team is cleaning up the operations of the legacy Tilray business, and the November 2021 quarter saw balance-sheet adjustments for mispriced acquired inventories and charges for product whose costs exceed Canadian sales prices. But synergies from the Aphria combination will reap $80 million in annualized cost savings by the end of the company’s May 2022 fiscal year, said financial chief Carl Merton, and another $20 million in the following fiscal year.”
Delic Holdings Corp (CSE: DELC) (OTCQB: DELCF), a leader in new medicines and treatments for a modern world, announced that its subsidiary, Ketamine Wellness Centers (KWC), has officially expanded operations into Utah with the opening of its Salt Lake City location. KWC was acquired by Delic in September 2021 and currently operates 11 ketamine infusion treatment clinics across nine states, delivering more than 61,000 treatments to date.
Located in the suburb of Taylorsville at 6087 South Redwood Road, Suite B, KWC Salt Lake City is the first of the company’s clinics in Utah. With up to seven treatment rooms at the facility, this location will be one of the largest ketamine clinics in the U.S. and the largest ketamine infusion clinic in Utah. The clinic will also create 10 new jobs, with four filled at the outset and an additional six with a full patient schedule.
“Utah currently experiences one of the highest rates of mental health concerns in the country with lower access to care, and KWC aims to serve this new community of patients struggling with treatment-resistant conditions,” said Kevin Nicholson, CEO of KWC and Chief Operating Officer for Delic. “KWC is known for providing the highest standard of care and we are committed to providing the most effective and personalized treatment protocol to our patients and support and education to their loved ones.”
The launch of KWC Salt Lake City allows Delic to execute its strategy of opening ketamine treatment centers in growing cities with the goal of reaching the greatest number of patients and providing reasonably priced treatments.
Matt Stang, co-founder and CEO of Delic, explained, “As the pandemic enters its third year, the need for effective, affordable options for mental health treatments is even more critical. We are thrilled to be opening the first KWC clinic in Utah and building on our promise to make these vital treatments more accessible by expanding our network into underserved communities where they are most needed.”
To commemorate the grand opening, KWC Salt Lake City will host several events for the community to learn more about the clinic and ask questions about ketamine treatments, including an in-person and virtual meet and greet and a spring event that will bring together other local businesses.
As 1 of only 5 companies to be selected by the Dutch government to participate in trial medicinal cannabis cultivation, Xebra is endeavoring to be awarded 1 of 2 licenses, with a contract for up to 6 years, providing for revenues of up to US$79 million (EUR70.5 million), to co-supply all pharma-grade cannabis to be sold in the Netherlands.
Cultivation in the Netherlands is conducted in Xebra’s indoor facility. Xebra’s specific genetic varieties are characterized by high production, compact flowers of excellent quality and fine tasting terpene profiles, with a growth cycle of 12-16 weeks.
Xebra’s Director of Operations in the Netherlands, Harry von Duijne, is an experienced cannabis horticulture expert with more than two decades of practicing horticulture. He had a leading role at Bedrocan NL(R) from 2014 and 2017, where he was responsible for managing every aspect of operations of a state-of-the-art cannabis facility, from construction through cultivation and processing, quality management, and GMP certification. Bedrocan(R) produces medicinal-grade cannabis under contract for the Dutch Ministry of Health as the only licensed producer in the Netherlands, and for many years was the only licenced producer in all of Europe.
Halo Collective Inc. (NEO: HALO) (OTCQB: HCANF) today announced that it is strategically expanding into the functional beverage market with a proposed stock-based acquisition of private company operating as H2C Beverages (“H2C”) and the entering into of a distribution and manufacturing agreement with Elegance Brands Inc. Pursuant to the terms of the Distribution Agreement, Elegance has agreed to purchase $30 million of Halo’s H2C and Hushrooms(TM) branded products during the 24-month period following the launch of the products (the “Launch Period”) and to distribute these products to retail outlets in respective legal states across the United States.
Kiran Sidhu, Halo’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Nootropic nutraceuticals is a relatively new health category that we believe is poised for robust growth. Our strategic acquisition of H2C Beverages will bolster Halo’s growth opportunities, even as the recreational cannabis industry faces over-supply issues in our California and Oregon markets. Elegance Brands is the perfect partner to manage and distribute H2C and our functional mushroom brand Hushrooms to mainstream consumers.”
Added Raj Beri, Elegance’s CEO and Founder, “Elegance has successfully established a distribution network with a potential reach to tens of thousands of outlets nationwide that uniquely positions for the significant growth expected in the beverages and functional mushroom markets. We believe that Halo’s innovative line of products will be strong sellers alongside our portfolio of brands all built around innovation, and we are excited to offer them to our expanding distribution customers.”
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