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Harborside Inc. $HBOR Announces Results of Annual General Meeting $VFF.to $HARV.ca $ACB.to

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 6:09 PM on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. and TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2020 /CNW/ – Harborside Inc. (“Harborside”, or the “Company”) (CSE: HBOR), (OTCQX: HBORF), a California-focused, vertically-integrated cannabis enterprise, announced today that the nominees set forth in the Company’s Management Information Circular dated October 26, 2020, Mr. Matthew Hawkins, Mr. Kevin Albert, Mr. Michael Dacks, Mr. Peter Kampian, Mr. Alexander Norman, Mr. James Scott, and Mr. Andrew Sturner, were elected as directors of the Company at the annual meeting of shareholders held today (the “Meeting”). At the Meeting, shareholders also approved the re-appointment of MNP LLP as the auditor of the Company, Harborside’s Equity Incentive Plan, and a special resolution approving certain housekeeping amendments to the articles of the Corporation.

“On behalf of the entire Board, I’d like to thank our shareholders for their overwhelming support and for placing their trust in us to lead Harborside through its next phase of growth,” said Matthew K. Hawkins, Chairman of Harborside. “With a strengthened leadership team in place, we will work together to leverage our high-quality products and brands to accelerate our momentum and drive strong shareholder value. I look forward to updating you as we execute on the opportunity ahead.”

Harborside Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected cannabis retailers in California, operating three of the major dispensaries in the San Francisco Bay Area, a dispensary in the Palm Springs area outfitted with Southern California’s only cannabis drive-thru window, a dispensary in Oregon and a cultivation/production facility in Salinas, California. Harborside has played an instrumental role in making cannabis safe and accessible to a broad and diverse community of California consumers. Co-founded by Steve DeAngelo and dress wedding in 2006, Harborside was awarded one of the first six medical cannabis licenses granted in the United States and today holds cannabis licenses for retail, distribution, cu

ltivation, nursery and manufacturing. Harborside is currently a publicly listed company on the CSE trading under the ticker symbol “HBOR”. Additional information regarding Harborside is available under Harborside’s SEDAR profile atwww.sedar.com.

For the latest news, activities, and media coverage, please visit the Harborside corporate website athttp://www.investharborside.com or connect with us onLinkedIn,Facebook, andTwitter.

CLIENT FEATURE: Harborside Inc. $HBOR.ca Record 3rd Quarter of $19.6 Million Revenue from Dispensaries In California $VFF.to $HARV.ca $ACB.to

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:54 PM on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Harborside Inc (CSE: HBOR) is a California-focused, vertically integrated, fully licensed cannabis company with its business consisting of three primary segments that generated record gross revenue in the 3rd quarter 2020.

  • Retail Dispensaries
  • Cultivation and Processing
  • Wholesale Sales (including branded product sales). 

Harborside operates the only drive through dispensary in California and is one of the oldest and most respected cannabis retailers in California:

  • Operations have generated over $400M in cumulative sales since inception
  • Generated 21.2% Sequential Revenue Growth Q3 
  • Record Gross Revenues of $19.6 Million
  • Expects Full Year Gross Revenues of Approximately $61 Million – $63 Million  from 5 dispensaries 

OPERATIONS: 

California Focused 

Harborside dispensaries have generated over $400M in sales to date, and are strategically focused on growing market share in California. 

  • The SF Bay Area cannabis market is expected to grow from ~$667M in 2018 to ~$1.5B in 20221
  • Market potential & growth for California eclipses the combined value of FL, NY, MA & NV

RETAIL OPERATIONS 

Harborside dispensaries are preeminent NorCal cannabis retail operations with a significant track record and expertise gained through 13 years of operations.

  • Retail operations command 3% of California’s entire retail market
  • Harborside operates five dispensaries that are expected to produce approximately $62M in sales in 2020.
  • Significant market share and captive shelf space drive industry-leading sales
  • Recently opened two new Harborside locations to further expand California footprint

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7 Small Cap #Cannabis Companies That Will Benefit From Increased #Marijuana Legalization In The United States $AVCN.ca $HBOR.ca $HOLL.ca $INNO.ca $SPDR.ca $TBI.ca $TCAN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:10 AM on Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Despite the collapse of marijuana and cannabis related stocks in the last 18 months, there is no denying that Cannabis related products are going to go through a paradigm shifting, parabolic growth stage around the world over this decade for the following reasons: 

1.     Cannabis legalization is gaining momentum around the world. 

2.     Momentum is primarily driven by the realization that cannabis may have a range of medicinal, therapeutic and wellness applications. 

3.     It is the most widely cultivated, consumed and trafficked drug worldwide (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime). 

So what is this going to translate into? 

The global cannabis market size was valued at $US 10.6 Billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $97.5 Billion by the end of 2026, a CAGR of 32.92% (Fortune Business Insights

WHY WILL THIS TIME BE DIFFERENT? 

Big promises, big IR budgets, big hype …. Big Letdown. 

That pretty much sums up the last cycle of Cannabis related companies that focused on speed, stories and stock prices rather than the one simple but important thing they should have been doing – building a real business. 

Investors will remember that the same thing happened during the dot-com era.  As with the cannabis collapse over the last 18 months, what followed back in 2000 was a long period of mourning in which many investors had sworn off tech stocks, just as they have with cannabis stocks today. 

But it wasn’t long until tech investors dusted themselves off and realized tech was here to stay – but this time they were only going to focus on real companies with real businesses.  What we got was Amazon, Google, Linkedin, Facebook and then the rest was history. 

US LEGALIZATION IS ACCELERATING 

After postponing a proposed September vote, the full U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote in December on a bill that would effectively legalize marijuana federally by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. 

According to Politico, the House Democratic leadership is preparing for a vote on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019. In addition to legalizing marijuana federally, the legislation would allow states to continue to choose how to regulate a commercial MJ industry. 

Democrats in close elections balked at voting on the MORE Act in September amid concerns that voters might question the importance of legalizing marijuana when Congress had failed to agree on a coronavirus aid package. 

But in the November election, five more states legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana, and a recent poll shows cannabis legalization is more popular than ever. 

Big cap marijuana stocks have already seen significant gains 

Meet the 8 new small cap marijuana horsemen of the next leadership group that are firing on all cylinders (in alphabetical order).  

Avicanna (AVCN :TSX) (AVCN : OTCQX) ( 0NN: FSE) is a vertically-integrated biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing various cannabinoid-based products for the global marketplace.

When we say vertically integrated, we mean it. Avicanna has 4 fully operating divisions to address the entire market for Cannabis products as follows:

1.  The company has a full line of high end CBD based skin care products serving the consumer retail segment with Canadian distribution through Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, as well as global distribution later this year.  These are the only known CBD cosmetics backed by clinical trials. 

2.  Avicanna’s superior medical cannabis line also features products distributed through Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, the online arm of Canada’s largest drugstore chain. In addition, the company recently received certification and authorization for the sale of pharmaceutical cannabinoid products with medical prescriptions in Colombia.  

3.  Avicanna also hosts a full pipeline of Pharmaceuticals in various stages of trials to address Dermatology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Pain and Oncology. Three of the company’s products are already as far as phase 2.  

AND… if that is not enough …  

4.  Avicanna’s Colombian cultivation division hosts 500,000 Sq ft of low cost and USDA certified organic Cannabis Cultivation. The company recently Made History As The First Ever Export Of Feminized Hemp Seeds From Colombia To The United States. 7,000,000 Seeds For $380,000, with an additional 75,000,000 Seeds Available For Export In Several Pending Transactions. 

For more information about the company, please check out the Avicanna HUB on AGORACOM.  

Harborside (HBOR: CSE), (HSDEF: OTCQX) has generated over $400,000,000 (NOT a typo) since its inception in 2006.  We thought that would get your attention.

What Do They Do?

HBOR is a California-focused, vertically integrated, fully licensed cannabis company with its business consisting of three primary segments:

1. Retail Dispensaries

2. Wholesale

3. Cultivation and Processing

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Founded in 2006. One of the oldest and most respected cannabis retailers in California
  • Awarded one of the first six medical cannabis licenses in the USA
  • Operations have generated over $400M in cumulative sales since inception
  • Retail operations command 3% of California’s entire retail market

Q3 REVENUE ($USD)

  • ·        $19.6M +43%  vs. Q3 2019

9 MONTHS ENDED SEPT. 30, 2020

  • ·        $50.4M + 33% vs 2019

OTHER Q3 HIGHLIGHTS

  • 21.2% Sequential Revenue Growth, with Record Gross Revenues and Continued Positive Adjusted EBITDA of $4.5 million
  • Strong Combined Gross Margin of 54.7% (1) Driven by Improved Harvest Yields and Higher Wholesale Volumes
  • Expects Full Year Gross Revenues of Approximately $61 Million – $63 Million with Adjusted EBITDA of 8-10%

For more information about the company, please check out the Harborside Inc  hub on AGORACOM.

Hollister Biosciences Inc. (HOLL:CSE) (HSTRF:OTC) (HOB: FRANKFURT) is a multi-state cannabis company with products in 230 dispensaries throughout California and over 80 dispensaries throughout Arizona, translating into the following great success:

REVENUES  $USD

  • Q1 +317%  YoY to $862,000
  • Q2 +3685% YoY to  $8,500,000
  • Q3 +5081% YoY to $12,500,000

TOTAL Q1/Q2/Q3

  • REVENUE             $21.8M

With the recent passage of Proposition 207 – legalizing the cultivation, sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the state of Arizona Hollister is extremely well positioned to capitalize. This can best be summed up by quote of Venom Extracts Founder below:

“Seeing recreational Cannabis legalized in the state is an encouraging sign and is hopefully another step toward federal legalization. It should lead to increased tax revenue and job creation. The recreational cannabis market in Arizona could be valued at up to US $760 million by 2024 1 , significantly expanding the total addressable market for Cannabis in the state. We look forward to making our product line available to both the medical and recreational end user.” Shared Jacob Cohen , Founder of Venom Extracts, Hollister’s 100% owned subsidiary based in Arizona

On September 23rd, 2020, Venom achieved the first revenue milestone by generating in excess of CDN$30,000,000 of revenue calculated from January 1 st , 2020

In addition to organic sales, Hollister has several high-level partnerships that demonstrate how trusted the Company is within the industry, including:

For more information about the company, please check out the Hollister Biosciences Inc. hub on AGORACOM.

Innocan Pharma Corporation (INNO: CSE) (IP4:FSE) is developing the pharmaceutical guided missile to defeat coronavirus lung infections. The company specializes in the development of new drug platforms which combine unique properties of Cannabinoids.

3 Fully Operating Divisions For Investor Diversification

Innocan has 3 fully operating divisions to address the market for Cannabis products.  As a Cannabis investor, why limit yourself to a Company with just one specialty, when Innocan offers you exposure to both the exploding world of cannabis pharma, as well as, a portfolio of patent-pending and launch ready consumer health products.

  1.  PHARMACEUTICAL – THE GUIDED MISSILE – Revolutionary technology targeting lungs infected with coronavirus or other viral infections.
  2. CONSUMER RETAIL – DERMA COSMETICS – A premium derma cosmetics brand, manufacturing has commenced with distribution agreements in place.
  3. OVER THE COUNTER (OTC) PRODUCTS FOR PAIN RELIEF – patent-pending CBD pain relief brand received FDA technical validation.

Global Manufacturing / Distribution Agreements

  • Endless Sky Inc. a Canadian large scale Cannabis extractor (Manufacturing and Distribution – Canada)
  • Swiss CBD provider Cloud 9 Switzerland LLC (Distribution – Italy and Switzerland)
  • Active Therapeutics Ltd of Lancashire, United Kingdom (Distribution – UK and Ireland markets)

Superior Management Team

In the small cap world, the jockey(s) that drive the horse are just as important as the horse itself.  The InnoCan Leadership Group Is Incomparable In The Small Cap World, Comprised Of Leading Israeli Pharmaceutical Executives including:

  • Executive Chairman (Ron Mayron) was the CEO Of Teva Israel, one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the world
  • Co-Founder & VP Business Development (Yoram Drucker) was the Founder of 2 NASDAQ Companies (Pluristem & Brainstorm)
  • Chief Technology Officer (Nir Avram) is a former member of the pharma innovation team at Perrigo, producer of OTC consumer goods and specialty pharma.
  • Chief Executive Officer (Iris Bincovich) has a proven track record in opening global markets, having managed hundreds of successful transactions in OTC, cosmetics and dermatology.

Together they have built one of the most formidable teams in the small cap cannabis world

For more information about the company, please check out the Innocan Pharma Corporation hub on AGORACOM.

Spyder Cannabis Inc. (SPDR :TSXV) is a Cannabis, Vape and CBD retailer with three retail business units.

  1. SALE OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS – The Company has TWO cannabis dispensaries currently in operation. The first being a location in Calgary, Alberta and the second in Niagara Falls. Both dispensaries are located in busy commercial hubs. The management team is currently evaluating several additional locations in both Alberta and Ontario where it intends to expand the Spyder Cannabis brand’s footprint.
  2. SALE OF HEMP CBD (US) Company is also pursuing the sale of Hemp based CBD products from locations in the USA.
  3. SMOKING CESSATION PRODUCTS IN ONTARIO The company sells electronic cigarettes, E-juice and accessories for the “vape” business from five Canadian retail locations; Woodbridge, Scarborough, Pickering, Niagara Falls and Burlington, Ontario. Spyder has established itself as a savvy retailer.

For more information about the company, please check out the Spyder Cannabis  hub on AGORACOM.

Thoughtful Brands, Inc. (TBI: CSE)( 1WZ1: FWB)( PEMTF: OTCQB) is a global natural health products and eCommerce technology company that is operating at full throttle. 

  • Acquired eCommerce retailers with combined total sales of approximately $29,000,000 with an EBITDA of approximately 12.5%.
  • Current customer base of over 200,000 customers with additional leads of over 600,000 potential new customers
  • Enhanced eCommernce solution through Unified Funding’s software which facilitated over $350 million in consumer transactions (CAD $93.8 million) in 2019 from more than one million paying customers.
  •  Low-cost production will be vertically integrated into retail brands to achieve up to 20x margin increase.

We’ll let these revenue numbers speak for themselves.

  • August 2020 CAD $3,809,000
  • July 2020 CAD $2,340,000
  • June 2020 CAD $2,712,000

The above represents an increase of 19%, over the same period in 2019.

QUARTERLY REVENUE $CAD

  • Q1 $7,600,000 Growth
  • Q2  $12,800,000 Growth 

TOTAL Q1 AND Q2

  • REVENUE  $20,400,000
  •  GROSS PROFIT  $2,154,357

The company has its sights set on European expansion through a joint venture with Franchise Cannabis Corp. The company will now sell and market Franchise-manufactured CBD, hemp and cosmetic products in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and the UK, utilizing its eCommerce platform.

The company also completed acquisition of Verrian, which owns and operates a 110,000-square foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Radebuel, Germany. This acquisition will assist the company in tapping into the burgeoning market for psychedelics as Verrian specializes in developing psychedelic derived medicines for treatments for addictions, including opioids and alcohol.

In Addition, the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire American CBD Extraction Corp. and its Kentucky-based wholly owned subsidiary East Kentucky Extractions, LLC. the Company will gain access to an abundance of hemp biomass in Kentucky, and own a fully equipped and licensed 41,000 square foot facility that can process more than 1,200 pounds of hemp per day.

For more information about the company, please check out the Thoughtful Brands hub on AGORACOM. 

TransCanna (TCAN:CSE) (TH8:FSE) owns a 196,000 square foot cannabis Facility, the largest known fully licensed cannabis facility in California.

  • CAD $24.9M  Revenue Run Rate from 10,000 sq.ft  test facility
  • CAD $90M Annual Revenue expected from first full year of production at Fully Licensed Daly Street Facility.
  • Acquired two California companies,
  • High-end award winning edible producer Soldaze
    • Premium indoor cultivator and distributer Lyfted Farms
  • Lyfted Farms products sold in select Cookies Locations – The most recognizable name in high-end Cannabis.
  • 2019 California Cannabis sales over $3B, industry currently fragmented 
  • Direct to dispensary model, cutting out the middleman

 REVENUES  $CAD

  • Q1  $906,000
  • Q2  $4,300,000

 TOTAL Q1 AND Q2

  • REVENUE     $5,206,000    
  • GROSS MARGIN $1,920,000

OFF-TAKE AGREEMENTS

·       The Company has secured multiple off-take agreements in anticipation of late Q1 production coming out of the Daly facility

REVENUE GUIDENCE

  • ·         Company’s internal gross revenue target for the 2020 fiscal year ranges from CAD$12,000,000 up to CAD$14,000,000 (with anticipated net profits from sales of $600,000 up to $700,000)
    On track to achieve this benchmark
  •            Company maintains its guidance for a gross revenue target of CAD$55,000,000 to CAD$75,000,000 (with anticipated net profits from sales of $6,600,000 up to $9,000,000) for the fiscal year 2021.
  •            This revenue guidance is only for phase one of four in the Daly facility

·          For more information about the company, please check out the TransCanna hub on AGORACOM.

Thanks for reading and discovering these great small cap cannabis companies.  Please be sure to visit the AGORACOM Small Cap Cannabis Gateway often to stay up to date with new companies at:

https://agoracom.com/portal/Small-Cap-Marijuana-Cannabis-Stocks

Harborside Inc. $HBOR.ca Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results with Record Gross Revenues of $19.6 Million $VFF.to $HARV.ca $ACB.to

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:18 AM on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
  • Generates 21.2% Sequential Revenue Growth, with Record Gross Revenues of $19.6 Million and Continued Positive Adjusted EBITDA (1) of $4.5 million
  • Reports Strong Combined Gross Margin of 54.7% (1) Driven by Improved Harvest Yields and Higher Wholesale Volumes
  • Expects Full Year Gross Revenues of Approximately $61 Million – $63 Million with Adjusted EBITDA of 8-10% (1)(2)

OAKLAND, CA and TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – Harborside Inc. (“Harborside” or the “Company”) (CSE: HBOR) (OCTQX: HBORF), a California-focused, vertically integrated cannabis enterprise, today reported its financial results for the period ending September 30, 2020 (“Q3 2020”). The Q3 2020 financial report and corresponding management’s discussion and analysis (collectively the “Q3 Filings”) are available for download from the Company’s investor website,investharborside.com, and on the Company’sSEDAR profile. Unless otherwise indicated, all dollar amounts in this press release are in U.S. dollars.

Management Commentary

“We’ve implemented strong operational improvements that have continued our progress towards long term profitability and sustained growth. Harborside continues to be one of the leaders in the Northern California market,” said Peter Bilodeau, Chairman, and interim Chief Executive Officer. “As our production capacity is expected to ramp up in early 2021, following the completion of the planned upgrades at our Salinas greenhouse facility, we expect to be well-positioned to accelerate our growth and continue to gain wholesale market share. I’m thrilled with how far Harborside has come this year and look forward to further growth in 2021.”(2)

Q3 2020 Financial Results and Highlights (2)(3)

 Q3 2020Q2 2020Q1 2020Q4 2019
Retail Revenues$10,681,897$10,940,143$10,181,471$9,511,221
Wholesale Revenues(a)$8,890,723$5,208,439$4,456,775$2,185,701
Total Gross Revenues(a)$19,572,620$16,148,582$14,638,246$11,696,922
     
Retail Gross Profit(e)$5,353,429$5,601,565$5,219,890$4,903,947
Wholesale Gross Profit(a)(e)$5,360,764$2,435,952$787,964-$1,373,186
Total Gross Profit(a)(e)$10,714,193$8,037,517$6,007,854$3,530,761
     
Retail Gross Margin(b)(e)50.10%51.20%51.30%51.60%
Wholesale Gross Margin(a)(e)60.30%46.80%17.70%-62.80%
Total Gross Margin(e)54.70%49.80%41.00%30.20%
     
G&A/Professional Fees(c)(d)$6,783,987$6,764,781$5,786,573$7,621,971
Adjusted EBITDA(e)$4,473,046$642,025$431,562-$2,796,178
NOTES:
a. Not including excise taxes or biological asset adjustments.
b. Retail gross margin in Q1 2020 and Q2 2020 are slightly affected by additional expenditures on personal protective equipment and other safety measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Retail gross margin in Q2 2020 and Q3 2020 include additional pay for the Company’s front line workers and expenses relating to the impacts of the civil unrest in the Bay Area to certain of the Company’s retail stores.
c. Professional Fees for the fourth quarter of 2019 include approximately $953,000 in one-time fees and accruals for legal matters
d. Professional Fees for Q2 2020 and Q3 2020 include approximately $977,000 and $1,115,000, respectively, in one-time costs relating to the audits and restatements of certain of the Company’s previous financial statements.
e. This is a non-IFRS reporting measure. For a reconciliation of this to the nearest IFRS measure, see “Use of Non-IFRS Measures” and “Non-IFRS Measures” in the Company’s management discussion and analysis for September 30, 2020.

Q3 2020 Financial Summary

During Q3 2020, Harborside generated total gross revenues of approximately $19.6 million. This represented 21.2% sequential growth over the second quarter of 2020 (“Q2 2020”) and a 42.9% year-over-year increase when compared to the approximately $13.7 million of gross revenues reported in the period ending September 30, 2019 (“Q3 2019”). Combined gross profit before excise taxes and adjustments for biological assets was approximately $10.7 million, an 85.8% year-over-year increase as compared to the $5.8 million reported in Q3 2019. On a year over year basis, combined gross margins increased from 42.1% in Q3 2019 to 54.7% in Q3 2020(1).

Harborside’s wholesale operations reported gross wholesale revenues of approximately $8.9 million, representing 70.7% sequential growth compared to Q2 2020 and a year-over-year increase of 169.4% as compared to the approximately $3.3 million in gross revenues reported for Q3 2019.  The year-over-year increase in gross wholesale revenues was primarily due to improved harvest yields and production of premium flower, higher sales volumes, and higher average prices per pound at the Company’s 47-acre integrated production campus in Salinas, California (the “Salinas Facility”). As compared to gross wholesale revenues, wholesale gross margins increased from -22.1% in Q3 2019 to 60.3% in Q3 2020(1).

The Company’s retail operations generated revenues of approximately $10.7 million, a 2.8% increase as compared to the approximately $10.4 million realized in Q3 2019, with gross margins improving from 48.5% to 50.1% on a year-over-year basis, despite increased costs for safety and staffing related to COVID-19 and inventory losses experienced during the civil unrest that occurred in the Bay Area.(1) The year-over-year increase in retail revenue was driven primarily by the Company’s enhanced merchandising and pricing initiatives which resulted in, amongst other things, improved product mix, selected pricing changes and higher sell-through of internally produced products. Across Harborside’s retail stores in California, the Company’s branded products represented from 9 to 14 of the 25 top-selling SKUs in Q3 2020.

Total operating expenses for Q3 2020 were approximately $7.8 million, including $1.15 million in one-time costs related to the audit and restatement of prior year financials. This was a 7.5% year-over-year decrease when compared to approximately $8.5 million of costs incurred in Q3 2019. The year-over-year decrease in operating expenses is primarily related to a decrease in general and administrative expenses of $1.1 million to $4.1 million as compared to $5.2 million in Q3 2019, a decrease in allowance for credit losses of $0.3 million, and a decrease in write-downs of receivables, investments and advances of $1.3 million, as no impairments were recorded on any of the Company’s investments in Q3 2020.

During Q3 2020, the Company also recorded an income tax provision of $1.8 million, compared to $1.3 million in Q3 2019, based on estimated federal income taxes payable at period-end.

Operating Income for Q3 2020 was approximately $0.8 million, compared to an operating loss of approximately $3.6 million for Q3 2019. Net loss and comprehensive loss was $2.4 million, compared to a net loss and comprehensive loss of $1.9 million in Q3 2019, a 24.2% decrease on a year-over-year basis.  The year over year decrease was due primarily to additional income tax provisions and related interest expense booked during Q3 2020.

Adjusted EBITDA(1) for Q3 2020 was approximately $4.5 million, compared to a negative EBITDA(1) of approximately $0.9 million for Q3 2019, with the year over year increase being driven largely by improved operating efficiencies and headcount reductions across the Company. See “Non-IFRS Financial Measures, Reconciliation, and Discussion.”

Q4 2020 and Full Year Expectations (2)(4)

The Company expects Q4 2020 gross revenues to follow a more historically typical seasonal pattern, with lower flower production and wholesale revenues, resulting in total combined gross revenues of $11 million to $12.5 million for the fourth quarter, with EBITDA(1) for the quarter close to breakeven.  For the full year ended December 31, 2020, the Company expects gross revenues in the range of approximately $61 – $63 million, with Adjusted EBITDA(1) for the year in the range of 8 – 10% of revenues.

Liquidity and Cash Balance (2)(3)

As of September 30, 2020, Harborside had approximately $13.3 million in cash. The increase in cash balance since the second quarter of 2020 included a delay in payment of approximately $1.6 million of sales taxes that were due to the state of California. Payment of these taxes was postponed by the state as part of their COVID-19 business relief program and, in accordance with state guidelines, the funds were ultimately remitted at the end of October 2020.

Recent Operational Highlights

Wholesale Operations:  Harborside recently announced planned cultivation facility upgrades at the Salinas Facility. The planned upgrades include, among other things, the installation of blackout curtains and supplemental LED grow lights at the Salinas Facility. Following the successful completion of these upgrades, the Company expects an approximately 50% increase in production, an expected approximately 10% increase in bulk wholesale revenue capacity, and an approximately 7% increase in the total productive capacity, on an annualized basis(2)(4). The upgrades are expected to be completed within the first quarter of 2021(2).

In furtherance of its brand strategies, Harborside announced that two of its award-winning in-house brands, Harborside Farms and Key, introduced new product offerings for the market. Key has added ‘Key Mini Pre-Rolls’, a pack of seven 0.5g strain specific pre-rolls, to its product suite. These mini pre-rolls use flower that is sustainably grown in Harborside’s state of the art greenhouses using proprietary techniques. Key also recently offered a new seasonal SKU, ‘Limited Edition Skeleton Key Mini Pre-Rolls’, a nighttime blend of G4 OG and Gelato 33 packed in seven 0.5g mini pre-rolls. Harborside Farms has also added ‘Harborside Farms Quarter Ounces’, which offers strain-specific and single-origin flower from Harborside Farms. The Company also recently commenced sales of clones grown at its Salinas Facility at all Harborside branded retail locations, including Desert Hot Springs.

Capital Markets: During Q3 2020, the Company commenced trading on the OTCQX under the ticker symbol of “HBORF” and, subsequent to the quarter end, Harborside received depository trade clearance (DTC) eligibility.

Acquisitions: Subsequent to Q3 2020, Harborside announced it had executed a definitive agreement with FGW Haight, Inc. (“FGW”) to acquire majority ownership FGW, which holds a dispensary license in the historic Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco, where the Company expects to start operations in the second quarter of 2021(2).

Secured Indemnity

On November 17, 2020, the Company and its subsidiaries entered into a guaranty and security agreement to guarantee and secure the obligations of the Company to defend and to indemnify its directors and officers (collectively, the “Secured Indemnity“). The Secured Indemnity is intended to supplement coverage available under existing directors and officers insurance maintained by the Company in order to mitigate concerns about claims and potential claims against directors and officers and whether the available insurance applies to and will satisfy in full such claims and potential claims. The scale and complexity of the Company’s operations in a highly regulated sector requires that the directors and officers managing those operations be committed to the performance of their duties without undue or inappropriate distractions. In management’s view, concerns about claims and potential claims and adequacy of insurance may detract from the performance of the directors and officers involved in the Company’s operations or lead to their resignations, which would disrupt the Company’s business. The Board has therefore determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its subsidiaries to enter into the Secured Indemnity in order to induce the directors and officers to perform their duties to the Company, provide comfort to the directors and officers involved in the Company’s operations and to encourage their ongoing services.

The Secured Indemnity constitutes a “related party transaction” under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Securityholders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101“). The Company is relying on the exemptions from the valuation and the minority approval requirements of MI 61-101 provided for in subsections 5.5(a) and 5.5 (b) and subsection 5.7(a) of MI 61-101, respectively, as the Company’s shares are not listed on specified markets and neither the fair market value of the subject matter of, nor the fair market value of the consideration for, the Secured Indemnity, in relation to the interested parties, will represent more than 25% of the Company’s market capitalization, as determined in accordance with MI 61-101.

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About Harborside:

Harborside Inc., a vertically integrated enterprise with cannabis licenses covering retail, distribution, cultivation, nursery, and manufacturing, is one of the oldest and most respected cannabis companies in the world. Founded in California in 2006, Harborside was awarded one of the first six medical cannabis licenses granted in the United States.  Today, the company operates three major dispensaries in the San Francisco Bay Area, a dispensary in the Palm Springs area outfitted with Southern California’s only cannabis drive-thru window, a dispensary in Oregon and an integrated cultivation/production facility in Salinas, California. Harborside continues to play an instrumental role in making cannabis safe and accessible to a broad and diverse community of California and Oregon consumers. Harborside is currently a publicly listed company, trading on the CSE under the ticker symbol “HBOR” and the OTCQX under the ticker symbol “HBORF”. Additional information regarding Harborside is available under Harborside’s SEDAR profile atwww.sedar.com.

Harborside Inc. $HBOR Announces Cultivation Facility Upgrades and Launch of Clones Sales at All Harborside Retail Stores $VFF.to $HARV.ca $ACB.to

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:28 AM on Friday, November 6th, 2020
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OAKLAND, Calif. and TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2020 /CNW/ – Harborside Inc. (“Harborside”, or the “Company”) (CSE: HBOR), (OTCQX: HBORF), a California-focused, vertically-integrated cannabis enterprise, announced today that it is engaging in a substantial upgrade of one of its approximately 45,000 square foot greenhouses at its 47-acre integrated production campus in Salinas, California (the “Salinas Facility”).

The planned upgrades include, among other things, the installation of blackout curtains and supplemental LED grow lights in the greenhouse. Following the successful completion of these upgrades, on an annualized basis. the Company expects an approximately 50% increase in production from this greenhouse, an expected approximately 10% increase in bulk wholesale revenue capacity, and an approximately 7% increase in the total productive capacity of the Salinas Facility. The project is expected to be completed within the first quarter of 2021 and the Company expects that the total cost of the updates will be fully recouped within the first twelve months of operation following completion of the project.

In addition, the Company announced today that its in-house brand, Harborside Farms, a highly recognized, customer-centric product line, will commence sales of clones grown at its Salinas Facility at all Harborside branded locations, including Desert Hot Springs. On a year-over-year basis, sales of Harborside Farms products have grown by 229% at Harborside’s iconic dispensaries capturing 42% of its total retail flower sales through the end of the third quarter of 2020, demonstrating continuing strength and customer loyalty to one of its flagship brands.

“We have carved out a strong reputation for supplying high-quality cannabis products to the growing California market and these upgrades are a crucial investment that will fuel our growth heading into 2021,” said Peter Bilodeau, Interim CEO and Chairman of Harborside. “Leveraging the strength of our Salinas facility, we’re thrilled to be officially commencing sales of clones that are grown at our farm and only available at our stores immediately. This new in-house product category was developed utilizing sustainable cultivation techniques to provide discerning consumers with access to locally grown, high-quality cannabis.”

The Company’s clone initiative aims to capitalize on these trends and the continued high-quality production from its Salinas Facility, and will underscore the single-source, local nature of the Harborside Farms brand, as well as its emphasis on sustainable cultivation practices. The initiative will also continue to enhance the Company’s retail gross margins by adding an additional in-house product category sourced internally from its Salinas Facility.

At its retail dispensaries, clones (inclusive of seeds and seedlings) are expected to comprise approximately 5% of the Company’s total annual retail sales, or approximately $2M in annual net retail revenue in 2020. The Company’s average gross margin in this category is approximately 52% through the end of the third quarter. The Company anticipates Harborside Farms clones capturing at least 50% of total clone sales throughout the course of 2021, resulting in total sales of approximately $1M, with estimated gross margins as high as 90%. The Company expects average gross margins across its entire clones category to increase to approximately 70% during 2021 as a result of this initiative, providing an approximate 18% improvement over its expected annual average gross margin in this category as compared to 2020.

For the latest news, activities, and media coverage, please visit the Harborside corporate website at http://www.investharborside.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Harborside:
Harborside Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected cannabis retailers in California, operating three of the major dispensaries in the San Francisco Bay Area, a dispensary in the Palm Springs area outfitted with Southern California’s only cannabis drive-thru window, a dispensary in Oregon and a cultivation/production facility in Salinas, California. Harborside has played an instrumental role in making cannabis safe and accessible to a broad and diverse community of California consumers. Co-founded by Steve DeAngelo and dress wedding in 2006, Harborside was awarded one of the first six medical cannabis licenses granted in the United States and today holds cannabis licenses for retail, distribution, cultivation, nursery and manufacturing. Harborside is currently a publicly listed company on the CSE trading under the ticker symbol “HBOR”. Additional information regarding Harborside is available under Harborside’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.