HEXO Corp. (HEXO) Reports Q1 Net Revenues of $29.5M

December 14, 2020 8:05 AM EST
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HEXO Corp. (NYSE: HEXO) reported Q1 revenue for the quarter came in at $29.5 million, versus $14.5 million reported last year.

Key Financial & Operating Highlights from 1Q21

  • Gross revenue of $41.3M, the highest in the Company’s history, increased 14% from 4Q20 and 114% from the comparative prior year period.
  • Net revenue of $29.5M, up 9% from 4Q20 and 103% from the year ago period.
  • Sales momentum increased across Canada, with 18% of the periods gross sales coming from Alberta, 15% from Ontario and 6% from British Columbia.
  • Maintained number one market share in Quebec.
  • Number one in beverages with net revenue increasing 54% versus 4Q20.
  • Six straight quarters of Adjusted EBITDA loss improvement, 87% reduction from ($3.25M) in 4Q20 to ($0.42M).
  • Adjusted Gross Margin of 39% on sales excluding adult-use beverages, while beverage related revenue was gross margin positive in just its second full quarter of being in market.
  • At the close of Q1, the Company’s working capital was $250.3M, including $149.8M of cash.
  • Operational cash use of ($6.1M) for the quarter, not including financing and investing activities.

“I would like to thank the entire HEXO team for the remarkable progress made in the first quarter,” said HEXO CEO and co-founder Sebastien St-Louis. “Today’s record revenue performance reflects our commitment to providing consumers with high-quality products, at reasonable prices, for all occasions. We continue to hold the number one market share position in Quebec, while continuing to aggressively expand into other markets. HEXO is now top four in adult-use market share by net sales dollars in Canada. We have also moved into the top beverage spot through Truss, our joint venture with Molson Coors, and have reached the number one market share position for hash, which we believe will continue to be an important category for the industry.”

“We made extraordinary gains toward profitability this quarter, as we continue to optimize production, persist in our war on COGS, and focus on reducing our SG&A. This was the sixth sequential quarter of Adjusted EBITDA improvement, as we march towards being Adjusted EBITDA positive. We believe the strength of our balance sheet, along with our low depreciable capital base, have put us on a path where we are looking beyond positive Adjusted EBITDA and striving towards positive EPS,” continued St-Louis. “As discussed on our fiscal year-end earnings call, we purposely took time this quarter to focus on better matching supply to forecasted demand, leading to tough decisions, such as delaying the relaunch of our UP brand until Q2. Despite this, we were able to achieve record sales and I am delighted at the progress we have made to date. UP has been successful thus far, which gives us confidence in our approach moving forward.”

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