Aleafia Health reports first profitable Quarter, Q3 – Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks

  • Ultra low-cost production at $0.08 cost per gram at outdoor facility
  • Average net revenue per gram equivalent of $15.11 for medical cannabis sales
  • Medical cannabis sales up 43% Q/Q, adult-use cannabis sales up 53% Q/Q
  • Active, registered medical cannabis patients increase 48% Q/Q
  • $57M in cash/marketable securities, $83M in working capital
  • Total expenses decrease 30% Q/Q
  • Net income improves to $1.9M, from $11.5M loss Q/Q
  • Adjusted EBITDA improves 44% Q/Q

TORONTO – Aleafia Health Inc. (TSX: ALEF, OTC: ALEAF, FRA: ARAH) (“Aleafia Health” or the “Company”) is pleased to report its financial results for the period ended September 30, 2019.


“Aleafia Health has now reached the next phase in our development as we report our first profitable quarter. It saw us realize substantial improvements in all critical financial metrics, as we scale our cannabis health and wellness ecosystem in Canada and globally. Over the last year, we have overseen major cannabis facility build-outs, all of which are now substantially complete. During this industry transition period, our prudent allocation of capital and focus on sustainable growth sets us apart,” said Aleafia Health CEO Geoffrey Benic.

“Today, we believe that with our outdoor grow facility, we are among the lowest-cost Canadian producers, while realizing a strong average revenue per gram sold. These results demonstrate the executional capabilities of our management team, with a clear path towards continued profitability for our young company.”


Financial Results ($,000s) 30-Sep-19 30-Jun-19 % Change
Total Revenue 5,290 3,951 34%
Gross Cannabis Revenue 4,157 2,532 64%
Clinics Revenue1 1,133 1,419 -20%
Gross Profit before fair value adjustment 2,032 557 265%
Total Expenses 8,460 12,069 -30%
Adjusted EBITDA2 (loss) (2,526) (4,538) -44%
Net Income (loss) 1,859 (11,477) n/a
  1. Combined research and consultation revenue
  2. These terms and non-IFRS measures are defined or reconciled in Aleafia Health’s Q3 2019 MD&A

Revenue Growth: A robust increase in cannabis sales drove record revenue in the quarter. During the reporting period, revenues from the sale of packaged consumer products represented 94 per cent of net cannabis revenue.

Cannabis Revenue ($,000s) 30-Sep-19 30-Jun-19 % Change
Net medical cannabis revenue 1,450 1,011 43%
Net adult-use revenue 2,152 1,409 53%
Net bulk LP-to-LP revenue 224 0 n/a
Total net cannabis revenue 3,826 2,420 58%

Ultra low-cost production: As previously announced and subsequent to the reporting period, the all-in cash cost per gram to harvest at our Outdoor Grow facility was $0.10, including capital costs amortized over a five-year period. The Company now boasts among the industry’s lowest cost production and, during the reporting period, maintaining among the highest average net selling price per gram of its peers.

  • Average net selling price per gram (medical): $15.11
  • Average net selling price per gram (adult-use): $6.40
  • Average net selling price per gram (bulk wholesale): $6.00

Balance Sheet: Strengthened balance sheet during the reporting period, as total expenses declined substantially for the second consecutive quarter, despite significantly increasing the scale of the business.

Balance Sheet ($,000s) 30-Sep-19 30-Jun-19 % Change
Cash, cash equivalents & marketable securities 57,172 63,533 -10%
Cannabis Inventory & Biological Assets 21,474 7,217 198%
Working Capital 83,411 75,935 10%

The Company believes that its current cash position is more than adequate to fund all operating and capital activities.

Growth in Medical Patients: Growth in active, registered medical patients increased by 48 per cent over the preceding period.

Operational Results Sep-30 Jun-30 Q/Q% change
Active, Registered Medical Patients 10,298 6,959 48%

The Company has served over 70,000 clinic patients to date through its national network of medical cannabis clinics and education centres. The Company believes it is well positioned to capture increased medical cannabis sales market share due to its unique, integrated health and wellness ecosystem including clinics.


In the last year, Aleafia Health has overseen three major construction projects. The Port Perry Outdoor Grow facility, the Niagara Greenhouse, and the Paris Phase II Expansion are now substantially complete, while construction is ongoing at the Phase II expansion of the Outdoor Grow facility. At an annualized run-rate basis, cultivation capacity is anticipated to reach 129,500 kg across the Company’s completed wholly owned facilities, upon receipt of regulatory approval for the Niagara Greenhouse and expanded outdoor grow. The current licensed and operational capacity is 32,600 kg.

Port Perry Outdoor Grow: Subsequent to the reporting period, the 2019 Outdoor Harvest was completed at our 1.1 million sq. ft. (26 acre) outdoor grow facility. Despite commencing planting in the middle of the growing season, following regulatory approval, the inaugural harvest yielded approximately 10,300 kg of dried flower, with an all-in cash cost per gram to harvest of $0.10. Critical quality control tests conducted to date have been successful.


Paris Processing Facility Phase II Expansion: The Company has secured full occupancy for the new building, which is a 30,000 sq. ft. facility entirely dedicated to the extraction, production, packaging and distribution of high-margin, value-added cannabis health and wellness products. Its 115,000 kg of dried flower equivalent extraction capacity, once licensed and fully operational, can process all dried flower grown at the Company’s cultivation facilities.

Niagara Greenhouse: Material capital improvements of the Niagara Greenhouse are now complete and the facility can be operationalized within two weeks of securing its Health Canada Cultivation Licence. The modern 160,000 sq. ft. greenhouse features the most advanced automation and a moving container bench system that allows for a perpetual, year-round harvest.

About Aleafia Health:

Aleafia Health is a leading, vertically integrated cannabis health and wellness company with four primary business units: Cannabis Cultivation & Products, Health & Wellness Clinics, Cannabis Education, and Consumer Experience with ecommerce, retail distribution and provincial supply agreements.

Aleafia Health owns three major cannabis product & cultivation facilities, two of which are licensed and operational, including the first large-scale, operational outdoor cultivation facility in Canadian history. The Company produces a diverse portfolio of commercially proven, high-margin derivative products including oils, capsules and sprays. Aleafia Health operates the largest national network of medical cannabis clinics and education centres staffed by MDs, nurse practitioners and educators and operates internationally in three continents.

Innovation, the heart of Aleafia Health’s competitive advantage, has led to the Company maintaining a medical cannabis dataset with over 10 million data points to inform proprietary illness-specific product development and its highly differentiated education platform FoliEdge Academy. The Company is committed to creating sustainable shareholder value; the TSX Venture Exchange named Aleafia the 2019 top performing company prior to its graduation to the TSX.