Cannabidiol Market Share Leader Charlotte's Web Holdings Release Financial Reports

Charlotte's Web Holdings Inc release financial reports from their third quarter

Charlotte's Web Holdings, Inc the market share leader in full spectrum cannabidiol (CBD) hemp extract products, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. All amounts are expressed in United States dollars. Certain metrics, including those expressed on an adjusted basis, are non-IFRS measures.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

  • Organic consolidated year-over-year revenue growth of 41.8% to $25.1 million
  •  B2C ecommerce sales increased 38.7%, B2B retail sales increased 66.4%
  •  Gross margin of 71.3% (before biological asset adjustments) produced gross profit of $17.9 million▪ Increased operational investments in preparation of FDM channel growth
  • Increased investment into expand production, distribution R&D and extraction capacity
  • Adjusted EBITDA $0.7 million, 2.8% of consolidated revenue reflecting infrastructure build
  •  $35M cash and $96M working capital

Third Quarter 2019 Business Highlights

  •  Surpassed 9,000 doors carrying Charlotte's WebTM products
  • Expanded into new states and locations with current and new retail partners
  •  Increased retail breadth and product depth with new CBD oil flavours, pet and gummy SKUs
  • Evolved CPG leadership team and commenced buildout of infrastructure to expand production, distribution, R&D and extraction capacity processes ahead of the anticipated mass retail channel growth
  • New 136,610 sq ft facility expected to increase current capacity by 10X with significant future operationaland production cost savings through higher efficiencies by Q3 2020.

The company also executed additional actions to support regulatory progress at the federal and state levels, "in an increasingly crowded, noisy and confusing CBD market, brands matter, and Charlotte's Web is the most trusted hemp extract in the world," said Deanie Elsner, Chief Executive Officer of Charlotte's Web.

"Consumers are becoming more informed about product ingredients, production quality, and variances between CBD isolate and full spectrum hemp extract efficacy. Consumer education is increasing and a 68% year-over-year increase in traffic through our online store drove Q3 B2C sales to new highs. As the CBD category's flagship brand, we saw asimilar 66% increase in sales pull into our B2B segment which includes the food/drug/mass ("FDM") and naturalhealth retail channels."

"This helped drive Q3 growth to 42% year-over-year. The majority of our FDM channel partners to only sell CBD topicals while awaiting legal and regulatory clarity from the U.S. Food and Drug Association ("FDA"). Topicals account for less than 15% of our sales at independent stores that carry both our topical and ingestible CBD product lines. This indicates the potential revenue catalyst of a broad adoption of ingestible products within the FDM channel."

"We are prudently investing in the expansion of our production and distribution capacities as planned, ahead of anticipated FDA regulatory clarity that could enable wider adoption of our product portfolio. We remain hopeful that broad political support will help drive quick regulatoryresolutions in 2020," Elsner said.

Ms. Elsner also updated the Company's revenue guidance: "We're pleased with our growth of 42% for Q3 and 49.6%year-to-date. We expect full year revenue for 2019 to be in the range of $95 to $100 million and to maintain growth rates for 2020 in the 40% to 50% range or until clear regulations are set."

To learn more about Charlotte's Web Holdings visit their Company HQ here

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Niki Mohazeb
Niki Mohazeb

Niki is a Sydney based writer, with a passion for promoting the health benefits of medicinal cannabis. Niki also enjoys researching and writing about the future of cannabis along with the many other benefits that the plant provides, such as the diverse utilities of hemp.

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