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GrowGeneration Reports Record Q2 2019 Revenues and Net Income

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DENVER, COAug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – GrowGeneration Corp. (OTCQX: GRWG), (“GrowGen” or the “Company”)  the largest chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers, with currently 23 locations, today reported financial results for its quarter ended June 30, 2019.

 

Q2 2019 Financial Highlights:

  • Net income of $1,062,000 for Q2 2019 compared to a net loss of $(929,959) for Q2 2018, an increase of $2.0 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1,779,310 for Q2 2019 compared to adjusted EBITDA of $(205,758) for Q2 2018, an increase of $2.0 million.
  • GAAP earnings of $.04 per share for Q2 2019 and $.04 per share year to date, basic.
  • NON-GAAP adjusted earnings per share of $.06 per share for Q2 2019 and $.08 per share year to date, basic.
  • Revenue of $19.5 million up $12.3 million or 172% over Q2 2018 revenues of $7.1 million.
  • Same store sales were up 23% for Q2 2019 versus Q2 2018.
  • Gross profit margin percentage was 29.9% for Q2 2019 compared to 24.2% for Q2 2018.
  • Store operating costs, as a percentage of revenue, have declined to 14% for Q2 2019 compared to 16.1% for Q2 2018.
  • Corporate overhead, as a percentage of revenue declined to 9.8%, for Q2 2019 compared to 16.8% of revenue for Q2 2018.
  • Completed a $12.8 million financing. All of the Company’s strategic institutional investors participated in the offering, including lead investor Gotham Green Partners, Merida Capital Partners and Navy Capital. In addition to the Company’s 3 strategic investors, JW Asset Fund, L.L.C. participated.
  • The Company had $17.9 million in cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2019.
  • As of June 30, 2019, the Company had working capital of $29.6 million compared to working capital of $21.6 millionat December 31, 2018.
  • For the 6-month period, the Company acquired 6 stores, one in Denver, COPalm Springs, CAReno, NV, and Manchester, NH and two in Maine and opened new store locations in Tulsa, OK and Brewer, ME.
  • Appointed Bob Nardelli, former CEO of Home Depot, as Senior Strategic Advisor.

Darren Lampert, Co-Founder and CEO, said, “the Company’s second quarter financial results reflect our company’s continued focus on revenue growth and EBITDA expansion. We improved the financial performance of the Company in all areas. Revenue was up 172% year over year to $19.5 million. Adjusted EBITDA was approximately $1.8 million, with adjusted EPS at a positive $.06. Our same store sales were up 23% versus Q2 2018. Gross profit margins increased 5.7 basis points, to 29.9%. Gross profit dollars were $5.8 million for the 2nd quarter 2019, an increase of $4.1 million versus the same period year over year. With our significant top and bottom-line growth, we were able to reduce our store operating expenses by 13% and our corporate overhead by over 42 % as a percentage of our revenue. The Company continues its rollout of its new ERP platform, adding our Northern CaliforniaMichiganMaineOklahoma and Rhode Island stores to our ERP system in 2019.  The GrowGen ERP platform is designed to lower costs, improve departmental productivity, and provides forecasting and reporting tools. All of our current store operations will be on our ERP platform by the end of 2019.

The newly acquired stores and new store openings are all performing better than expected and have been successfully integrated into the operations of the overall company. The Company has nearly $18.0 million in cash, which will allow the Company to continue to grow at a rate of 100% year over year. We appointed Bob Nardelli, former CEO of Home Depot, as Senior Strategic Advisor, who will provide advice on matters relating to strategic partnerships, supply chain, merchandise, branding, distribution, new product introductions, pricing and channel selection. We have a strong pipeline of new acquisition targets set to close in the second half of 2019. The Company is also investing in an aggressive new store opening plan, working with a National real estate company to locate properties in all major cities in the U.S. We are raising our revenue guidance for 2019 revenue to $65M70M and non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $.14$.18 per share, based on 34.8 million shares outstanding.”

Key Performance Metrics:

Three Months Ended
June 30,

2019

2018

Sales

100.0%

100.0%

Cost of sales

70.1%

75.8%

Gross profit

29.9%

24.2%

Operating expenses

Store operations

14.0%

16.1%

G and A, excluding non-cash

7.0%

11.0%

Total operating expenses, excluding non-cash

21%

27.1%

Income (loss) from operations

8.9%

(2.9)%

Other income (expense), non-cash

.3%

.1%

Adjusted EBITDA      

9.2%

(2.8)%

 

Summary of Q2 2019 and Q2 2018 results:

Three 
Months 
Ended
June 30, 
2019

Three 
Months 
Ended
June 30,
2018

Variance

% Variance

Net revenue

$

19,483,383

$

7,152,299

$

12,331,084

172%

Cost of goods sold

13,663,173

5,423,069

8,240,104

152%

Gross profit

5,820,210

1,729,230

4,090,980

237%

Operating expenses

4,646,499

2,351,207

2,295,292

98%

Operating income (loss)

1,173,711

(621,977)

1,795,688

289%

Other income (expense)

(111,711)

(307,982)

196,271

(64)%

Net income (loss)

$

1,062,000

$

(929,959)

$

1,991,959

214%

 

Net revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2019 increased approximately $12.3 million, or 172%, to approximately $19.5 million, compared to approximately $7.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in revenues in 2019 was primarily due to the addition of 14 new stores opened or acquired after April 1, 2018, and the new e-commerce site acquired in mid-September 2018. The 14 new stores and the new e-commerce web site contributed $12.7 million in revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Cost of goods sold for the three months ended June 30, 2019 increased approximately $8.2 million, or 152%, to approximately $13.7 million, as compared to approximately $5.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in cost of goods sold was primarily due to the 172% increase in sales comparing the three months ended June 30, 2019 to the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in cost of goods sold is directly attributable to the increase in the number of stores.

Gross profit was approximately $5.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019, compared to approximately $1.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, an increase of approximately $4.1 million or 237%. Gross profit as a percentage of sales was 29.9% for the three months ended June 30, 2019, compared to 24.2% for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in the gross profit margin percentage is due to (1) reduced pricing from vendors as a result of our increasing purchasing from those vendors, (2) the sales of product acquired in a large bulk purchase in Q1 2019 at a substantial discount. 

Store operating costs as a percentage of sales were 14% for the three months ended June 30, 2019, compared to 16.1% for the three months ended June 30, 2018. Store operating costs were positively impacted by the acquisitions of new stores in 2018 and 2019 which have lower percentage of operating costs to revenues due to their larger size and higher volume. The net impact was lower store operating costs as a percentage of revenues.

Corporate overhead, comprised of general and administrative costs, share based compensation, depreciation and amortization and corporate salaries, was 9.8% of revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 16.8% for the three months ended June 30, 2018

Corporate overhead, excluding non-cash share-based compensation, depreciation and amortization, was 7% of revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 11% for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

The Company currently continues to focus on nine (9) markets and the new e-commerce site noted below and the growth opportunities that exist in each market. We continue to focus on new store acquisitions, proprietary products and the continued development of our online and Amazon sales.

Sales by Market

Three 
Months 
Ended

June 30,

2019

Three 
Months 
Ended
June 30,

2018

Variance

Colorado

$

3,915,664

$

1,894,862

$

2,020,802

California

5,048,307

1,132,389

3,915,918

Rhode Island

2,056,590

1,373,568

683,022

Michigan

1,610,803

825,015

785,788

Nevada

952,344

391,513

560,831

Washington

350,244

334,211

16,033

Oklahoma

2,506,769

2,506,769

Maine/New Hampshire

1,562,578

1,562,578

E-commerce

1,036,334

1,036,334

Closed/consolidated locations

443,750

1,200,741

(756,991)

Total revenues

$

19,483,383

$

7,152,299

12,331,084

 

The Company continues its rollout of its new ERP solution, which it started in Q4 2018, adding our Northern CaliforniaMichiganMaineOklahoma and Rhode Island stores to our ERP system in 2019.  The ERP system is designed to improve departmental productivity and effectiveness and provides forecasting and reporting tools.

Balance Sheet Summary

As of June 30, 2019, we had working capital of approximately $29.6 million, compared to working capital of approximately $21.6 million as of December 31, 2018, an increase of approximately $8 million. The increase in working capital from December 31, 2018 to June 30, 2019 was due primarily to 1) proceeds from the sales of common stock and exercise of warrants totaling $13.1 million during the six months ended June 30, 2019 offset by 2) the application of a new accounting standard related to accounting for operating leases which resulted in a $1.6 million increase in current liabilities. At June 30, 2019, we had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $17.9 million. As of the date of this filing, we believe that existing cash and cash equivalents are sufficient to fund existing operations for the next twelve months.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company believes that the presentation of results excluding certain items in “Adjusted EBITDA,” such as non-cash equity compensation charges, provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors, facilitating the evaluation of performance across reporting periods. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures for internal planning and reporting purposes. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or net income per share prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Set forth below is a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss):

Net income, on a GAPP basis was $1,062,000 for the 3 months ending June 30,2019. With the adjustments for interest, depreciation, amortization, and stock-based compensation, adjusted EBITDA was $1,779,310, or $.06 per share.

Three Months Ended

June 30, 
2019

June 30, 
2018

Net income (loss)

$

1,062,000

$

(929,959)

Interest

3,161

11,312

Depreciation and Amortization

150,842

70,899

EBITDA

1,216,003

(847,748)

Non-cash operating lease expense

55,259

Share based compensation (option compensation, warrant compensation, stock issued for services)

390,898

337,148

Amortization of debt discount

117,150

304,842

Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,779,310

$

(205,758)

Adjusted EBITDA per share, basic

$

.06

$

(.01)

Adjusted EBITDA per share, diluted

$

.05

$

(.01)

 

About GrowGeneration Corp.:

GrowGen owns and operates specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening stores. Currently, GrowGen has 23 stores, which include 5 locations in Colorado, 5 locations in California, 2 locations in Nevada, 1 location in Washington, 3 locations in Michigan, 1 location in Rhode Island, 2 locations in Oklahoma, 1 in New Hampshire and 3 locations in Maine. GrowGen also operates an online superstore for cultivators, located at HeavyGardens.com. GrowGen carries and sells thousands of products, including organic nutrients and soils, advanced lighting technology and state of the art hydroponic equipment to be used indoors and outdoors by commercial and home growers. Our mission is to own and operate GrowGeneration branded stores in all the major states in the U.S. and Canada. Management estimates that roughly 1,000 hydroponic stores are in operation in the U.S. By 2020 the market is estimated to reach over $23 billionwith a compound annual growth.

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release may include predictions, estimates or other information that might be considered forward-looking within the meaning of applicable securities laws. While these forward-looking statements represent our current judgments, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect our opinions only as of the date of this release. Please keep in mind that we are not obligating ourselves to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events. When used herein, words such as “look forward,” “believe,” “continue,” “building,” or variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in any forward-looking statements made by us herein are often discussed in filings we make with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, available at: www.sec.gov, and on our website, at: www.growgeneration.com.

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GROWGENERATION CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

June 30, 
2019

December 31, 
2018

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash

$

17,859,472

$

14,639,981

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $119,237 at

June 30, 2019 and $133,288 at December 31, 2018

1,420,233

862,397

Inventory

15,128,955

8,869,469

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,581,140

606,037

Total current assets

35,989,800

24,977,884

Property and equipment, net

2,832,581

1,820,821

Operating leases right-of-use assets, net

5,461,196

Intangible assets, net

226,205

114,155

Goodwill

14,725,115

8,752,909

Other assets

318,355

227,205

TOTAL ASSETS

$

59,553,252

$

35,892,974

LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

2,865,955

$

1,819,411

Other accrued liabilities

36,247

40,151

Payroll and payroll tax liabilities

673,939

410,345

Customer deposits

436,315

516,038

Sales tax payable

425,792

191,958

Current maturities of operating leases right-of-use assets

1,550,349

Current maturities of long-term debt

294,712

436,813

Total current liabilities

6,283,309

3,414,716

Long-term convertible debt, net of debt discount and debt issuance costs

2,096,992

2,044,113

Operating leases right-of-use assets, net of current maturities

3,993,403

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

288,872

375,626

Total liabilities

12,662,576

5,834,455

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ Equity:

Common stock; $.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 34,834,911 and

27,948,609 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31,

2018, respectively

34,834

27,949

Additional paid-in capital

54,330,413

38,796,562

Accumulated deficit

(7,474,571)

(8,765,992)

Total stockholders’ equity

46,890,676

30,058,519

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$

59,553,252

$

35,892,974

GROWGENERATION CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

Six Months Ended
September 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Sales

$

19,483,383

$

7,152,299

$

32,570,605

$

11,534,558

Cost of sales

13,663,173

5,423,069

23,063,764

8,614,719

Gross profit

5,820,210

1,729,230

9,506,841

2,919,839

Operating expenses:

Store operations

2,734,788

1,148,952

4,616,326

2,029,848

General and administrative

549,129

399,130

1,124,313

762,873

Share based compensation

390,898

337,148

522,243

553,348

Depreciation and amortization

150,842

70,899

291,132

126,994

Salaries and related expenses

820,842

395,078

1,429,106

726,810

Total operating expenses

4,646,499

2,351,207

7,983,120

4,199,873

Income (loss) from operations

1,173,711

(621,977)

1,523,721

(1,280,034)

Other income (expense):

Interest expense

(3,161)

(11,312)

(8,690)

(19,330)

Interest income

15,433

14,038

34,283

29,627

Other income (loss)

(6,833)

(5,866)

(15,797)

8,444

Amortization of debt discount

(117,150)

(304,842)

(242,096)

(622,096)

Total non-operating expense, net

(111,711)

(307,982)

(232,300)

(603,355)

Net income (loss)

$

1,062,000

$

(929,959)

$

1,291,421

$

(1,883,389)

Net income (loss) per shares, basic

$

.04

$

(.04)

$

.04

$

(.09)

Net income (loss) per shares, diluted

$

.03

$

(.04)

$

.04

$

(.09)

Weighted average shares outstanding, 
basic

30,326,304

21,901,093

29,389,636

20,230,146

Weighted average shares outstanding, 
diluted

36,311,850

21,901,093

35,375,182

20,230,146

 

SOURCE: GrowGeneration

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