The management team at Canopy Growth revealed some really positive developments, but also some very painful ones incurred by the business.
In its latest quarter, the company posted a record harvest that indicates strong sales moving forward. However, pricing, declining cash balances, and continued negative cash flows are all concerns that investors need to keep in mind.
Pain just keeps building up for the players in the cannabis space. In its latest filing, for instance, the management team at Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC) revealed that, despite posting strong sales and volume growth in the first quarter of its 2020 fiscal year, it’s still unable to generate a profit.
Add to this continued declines in its cash on hand, poor recreational cannabis pricing, and the prospect of some industry oversupply issues, and investors are right to be concerned. Even though, in the long run, Canopy will likely dominate the space as one of the few major players in the market, in the short run it looks like shareholders could be in for a world of hurt if current trends continue.
Management did say that during the quarter they happened to harvest 40,960kg of the plant, up 323% from the 9,685kg harvested one year earlier. The amount actually harvested during the quarter was well above the 34,000kg worth previously forecasted, and over 70% of what was produced fits the company’s definition of “high THC” strains. This should translate into far higher sales in the next quarter or two, meaning that this prior quarter may have been more of a bump in the road on Canopy’s road to growth.