Vibe positioned for strong growth in 2021 and 2022 with expanded retail and cultivation capacity
2021 Q2 Highlights
Revenue increased 37% compared to the second quarter of 2020Same-store sales in the second quarter increased 39% versus 2020E-commerce orders accounted for 21.6% of transactions in the second quarter of 2021Vibe grows its dispensary portfolio to 7 retail locations with acquisition in Palm SpringsCash position of $12.99 million
Sacramento, California–(Newsfile Corp. – August 30, 2021) – Vibe Growth Corporation (CSE: VIBE) (OTC Pink: VIBEF) (the “Company” or “Vibe”), a vertically integrated California cannabis enterprise, is pleased to announce record revenue in the second quarter of 2021, resulting from significantly higher sales volumes at its California dispensaries. All financial information is provided in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated. The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021, are available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and Vibe’s website at www.vibebycalifornia.com.
“We are delighted to report another strong quarter and anticipate significantly more record Vibe high-THC cultivation output coming through our stores,” stated Vibe CEO, Mark Waldron. “Our strong cash position has given us the ability to significantly ramp our revenues and margins with our California cultivation and retail expansion strategy. Closing on a 10 acre F40 zoned agricultural land parcel in Monterey, California in August, and the addition of our Sacramento indoor cultivation capacity – which is currently well underway – plus the opening of two new dispensaries in Ukiah and Salinas within the next eight weeks, puts Vibe in a terrific competitive position.”
“What makes Vibe unique in California is our strategic commitment to bringing branded, high-THC Vibe flower and products through our retail stores and distribution network. We are steadfast that the most sustainable, high-earnings growth in California comes from premium cultivation combined with a dynamic retail platform. That is Vibe’s strategy, pure and simple,” added Waldron.
Vibe’s COO Joe Starr commented, “Recent confirmation of at-scale, carbon-neutral electricity at our Salinas greenhouse cultivation site affirms Vibe’s ability to produce a wide array of environmentally responsible cannabis products that match our indoor quality specifications, with significantly lower capital expenditures and improved margins as compared to typical large-scale indoor grow operations.”
Second Quarter 2021 Highlights
Revenue in the second quarter was $7.79 million, a 37% increase over the second quarter of 2020;Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter was $0.89 million, an increase of $0.17 million over the Adjusted EBITDA recorded during the second quarter of 2020(a);Adjusted Funds Flow in the fourth quarter was $0.33 million, versus $0.21 million in the second quarter of 2020(1);Same-Store Dispensary Sales increased 39% versus the second quarter of 2020;E-commerce Orders accounted for 21.6% of transactions in the second quarter of 2021;Palm Springs Dispensary Acquisition closed on May 4, 2021, for cash consideration of $380,000 and assumption of existing and estimated liabilities of $1.2 million;Cash Position as of March 31, 2021 was US $12,992,316.
(1) This is a non-IFRS measure. Readers are cautioned that the amounts presented do not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS. Please see the non-GAAP Financial Measures Disclosure below.
The Company’s key financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 are as follows:
U.S. Dollars For the three
June 30, 2021 For the three
June 30, 2020 For the six
June 30, 2021
For the six
June 30, 2020 Total revenue(a)$7,791,690
Net income (loss)$(100,825)$477,814
Adjusted funds flow(b)$331,582
Adjusted EBITDA(a)$896,235 $727,559 $1,818,071 $1,010,492
Special Note Regarding non-GAAP Financial Measures
(a) This is a non-GAAP measure. Readers are cautioned that the amounts presented do not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS. See discussion of non-IFRS Measures in the MD&A for reconciliation to measures reported in the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
(b) Adjusted funds flow (previously referred to as funds flow from operations) is a non-GAAP measure that represents cash flows from operating activities as presented in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows before the changes in non-cash working capital. The Company considers adjusted funds flow a key measure as it demonstrates the Company’s ability to generate the cash flow necessary to fund future growth through capital investment and to repay debt.
About Vibe Growth Corporation
Vibe Growth Corporation and its cannabis retail brand, Vibe By California, is a trusted, vertically integrated cannabis enterprise with retail dispensaries; cannabis greenhouse cultivation; premium indoor cultivation; commercial cannabis distribution; brand sales and marketing; e-commerce platform; home delivery; and Hype Cannabis Co. marijuana and Vibe CBD (cannabidiol) products. Vibe is focused on maximizing shareholder value through accelerating organic growth, opportunistic acquisitions, distressed workouts, and new license applications. The Company operates retail and e-commerce under its iconic Vibe By California brand.
To learn more about Vibe, please visit: www.vibebycalifornia.com
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Unlike in Canada which has Federal legislation uniformly governing the cultivation, distribution, sale and possession of medical cannabis under the Cannabis Act (Federal), readers are cautioned that in the U.S., cannabis is largely regulated at the State level. To the knowledge of Vibe Growth Corporation, there are to date a total of 33 states, plus the District of Columbia, that have legalized cannabis in some form. Notwithstanding the permissive regulatory environment of medical cannabis at the State level, cannabis continues to be categorized as a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act in the U.S. and as such, cannabis-related practices or activities, including without limitation, the manufacture, importation, possession, use or distribution of cannabis are illegal under U.S. Federal law. Strict compliance with State laws with respect to cannabis will neither absolve Vibe Growth Corporation of liability under the U.S. Federal law nor will it provide a defense to any Federal proceeding, which may be brought against Vibe Growth Corporation Any such proceedings brought against Vibe Growth Corporation may adversely affect its operations and financial performance.
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