Hempstract Labs / Riverdale Oil & Gas Corp.
Riverdale Oil & Gas Corp. used to be an oil and gas acquisition company. Now they have pivoted into the hemp industry with their acquisition of Hempstract LLC out of Washington. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.
Is HPST Hemp Stock a strong BUY and HOLD?
HPST Fundamental Analysis
HQ: Austin, TX, USA
Symbol: HPST (OTC)
RVDO was a non-operating oil and gas company that outsourced most of it work. Their projects included natural gas exploration, development, and production, mainly in south Texas and the Gulf Coast. They also held gas leases.
On August 6th, 2020 they announced an asset purchase agreement with Hempstract, LLC to take control of 3 kg of CBD isolate and all equipment held at Hempstract’s Washington location. The sale price was $36.8 million in an all-stock deal.
Market Cap: $6.31 mil
Enterprise Value: $6.1 mil
Number of Employees: 3
Current production: Hempstract produces THC-free CBD isolate and distillate oils along with whole hemp plant extracts to be used downstream in topicals and pet products.
Direct sales: Yes
Store networks: Signed a recent tolling (concentrate manufacturing) agreement with IsoPhlora, Inc. a Portland, Oregon-based company.
Hempstract with retain 40% of finished products from tolling agreement. This type of arrangement is typical for tolling operators.
Vertically integrated: No
Horizontally diversified: No
Revenue (2020): RVDO reported no revenue in Q1 and Q2 2020
Shares Outstanding (diluted): 26.7 million
Return on Equity: -56.6%
CEO: Richard Hawkins
Secretary: Michael Glazer (resigned)
VP: Linda Ellis
In Feb. 2020, Manufacturing 360 acquired the controlling interest of RVDO and Ron Herzfeld resigned as President and Michael Glazer resigned as secretary. The three Hempstract employees paid were Justin Costello, Gregory Haynes, and Kim Melbye. Dr. Todd Talley will be the CSO, Katrina Costello the President, and Richard Hawkins will continue as CEO.
They have no branded products as RVDO or Hempstract.
Current share price: $0.236
Price to Sales: NA
52 week low/high: $0.004-$2.17
RVDO reported losses of $700k in 2020. They had no money and were failing in oil and gas.
HPST Technical Analysis
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Bottom Line: Is HPST Hemp Stock a Buy?
Riverdale Oil & Gas Corp was an exploratory oil and natural gas company active in South Texas and the Gulf Coast. They were struggling. They had 5 leased wells and all were either lost or reported very low production. In fact, they had reported losses of around $700k every year for the last 11 years. Not great.
Obviously, they needed a pivot and the hemp industry provided just that. In February they started due diligence on Hempstract LLC, a Warden, Washington business that produced CBD distillate oil and THC-free CBD isolate for use in topical and infused products. In August they closed on that deal which included assets of 3.1 kg of CBD isolate and manufacturing equipment work $750k. Hempstract was renovating an old missile facility to scale up production.
This brought a lot of excitement to the investing world. It was not warranted. There are 100s of companies in the United States doing what Hempstract was doing. Most are privately held but some are not. Hempstract does have some tolling agreements but that is about it. Given the market saturation and ongoing constriction that is happening in the CBD industry, it does not look promising. The HPST stock did pop all the way to nearly $2.00 but it is now back down to where it started at $0.24. Look for it to drop even more.
The company has zero revenue. Their Annual Report Form 10-K filed with the SEC actually says “At this time, we have not identified specific planned revenue streams. During the years ended April 30, 2020, and 2019, we did not recognize any revenue.” The company hasn’t made a dollar in over 2 years. They’ve signed only non-binding letters of intent and have followed through with no transactions. All this “activity” is good for press releases which may drive stock prices up. Once the stock price goes up nothing much else happens. The company has yet to act on any of these letters of intent. Most are just press releases.
For all the reasons above, we rate this stock as Weak but check out our other featured companies for many other winners in the cannabis and hemp industry.