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GRWG GrowGeneration

Filed: 12 Aug 21, 9:31am

Exhibit 99.1

 

GrowGeneration Reports Record Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

 

Record Revenue increased 190% to $125.9 million; 
Net Income of $6.7 million up 161%;
Adjusted EBITDA of $14.5 million, a 229% increase;
2021 Revenue Guidance Raised to $455 to $475 Million

 

Comparable Store Sales for the Quarter Increased 60% from Prior Year

 

Record Diluted Earnings of $0.11 Per Share in the Quarter

 

DENVER, Aug. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG), (“GrowGen” or the “Company”), the largest chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers with 58 locations across 12 states, today reported record second quarter 2021 revenues of $125.9 million, versus $43.5 million in the same period last year.

 

The Company also reported record second quarter 2021 GAAP pre-tax net income of approximately $9.6 million compared to pre-tax net income of $2.7 million in the same period last year.  Diluted earnings per share, inclusive of tax expense, was $0.11 compared to a $0.06 in the same period last year.

 

Non-GAAP earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and share-based compensation (Adjusted EBITDA) was $14.5 million, compared to $4.4 million in the same period last year, or $0.24 per share, versus $0.11 in the prior years quarter.

 

Darren Lampert, GrowGeneration’s Co-Founder and CEO stated, “The GrowGen team delivered an exceptionally strong second quarter, with revenues up 190% compared to the same period last year, with same store sales up 60%. The entire enterprise generated more revenue in the first half of 2021 than all of 2020 and adjusted EBITDA in the first half of 2021 was more than all previous periods combined.  For the year, we closed 12 acquisitions, adding 20 hydroponic retail locations, bringing our total store count to 58. Our ability to attract and purchase the “best of breed” and largest hydroponic operators in the country was again evident with our signing of HGS Hydro, the country’s third largest hydroponic chain. The strategies implemented several quarters ago are now positively impacting margins. We increased our inventory positions across all key product categories to get ahead of price increases, as well as expanded more private label purchases. Our private-label and proprietary products now account for approximately 7% of our overall sales.  I am proud and encouraged with our 170 basis point increase in gross profit margin. On a per share basis, adjusted EBITDA was $0.24 for the quarter versus $0.11 last year.  These increases were accomplished despite port delays, supply chain interruptions, and increases in container costs. Due to construction and building delays, we now believe the two Southern California and the Ardmore, OK, store openings will open in the fourth quarter.  The company continues to focus on building out a world-class supply chain, with omni-channel functionality, that will allow the company to continue to deliver ” just in time” inventory for all types of growers and cultivators.”

 

 

 

 

Financial Highlights for Second Quarter 2021 Compared to Second Quarter 2020

 

Revenues rose 190% to $125.9 million for second quarter 2021, versus $43.5 million, for the same period last year.

 

Same-store sales at 24 locations open for the same period in 2020 and 2021 were $62.1 million in second quarter 2021 versus $38.9 million for the same period last year, a 60% increase year over year.

 

Gross profit margin for second quarter 2021 was 28.4% compared to 26.7% in the same quarter last year, an increase of 170 basis points.

 

Income before tax was $9.6 million for the second quarter 2021 versus $2.7 million for the same period last year.

 

Net income was $6.7 million, or $0.11 per share based on a diluted share count of 60.2 million.

 

Adjusted EBITDA was $14.5 million for second quarter 2021 versus $4.4 million for the same period last year.

 

Private-label sales, inclusive of Power Si and Char Coir, were 7% of revenue compared to less than 1% for the same period last year.

 

Ecommerce revenue was $12 million compared to $3.3 million for the same period last year, including Agron.io and all of our e-commerce sites.

 

Cash and short-term securities as of June 30, 2021 was $124.5 million.

 

Financial Highlights for Six Months 2021 compared to the same period 2020

 

Net revenue for the six months ended June 30,2021, was $215.9 million, compared to $76.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of $139.5 million or 182%.

 

Gross profit margin was 28.3% for the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to 26.9% for the six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2021 was $12.9 million, compared to net income of $0.5 million for the six months ended June 30,2020.

 

M&A Activity

 

The company acquired the following hydroponic equipment and organic garden centers in the second quarter of 2021:

 

In April 2021, the Company acquired Downriver Hydroponics, a Michigan-based indoor garden center in Wayne County.

 

In May 2021, the Company acquired The Harvest Company, a Northern California-based garden center with operations in Redding and Hayfork, CA.

 

Expansion Efforts

 

The Company’s supply chain spans approximately 875,000 square feet of retail and warehouse space, across existing locations and signed leases in new locations, spanning 13 states.

 

In April 2021, the Company entered into a lease for a 40,000 sq. ft. facility in Jackson, MS, the 13th state of operation.

 

In May 2021, the Company announced the building of a sixth Oklahoma location in Ardmore.

 

The Company announced the addition of 52,000 square feet in downtown Los Angeles and 70,000 square feet in Rancho Dominguez, California, that will serve as distribution and fulfillment locations for the Company.

 

The Company is in the process of building additional locations that will serve as fulfillment centers that include 25,000 square feet in Phoenix, Arizona and 58,000 square feet in Medley, Florida. These locations are expected to be opened by fall of 2021.

 

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Subsequent Events

 

In July 2021, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire HGS Hydro, the nation’s third largest chain of hydroponic garden centers, with six stores across Michigan and a seventh store slated to open in the fall of 2021.

 

In July 2021, the Company acquired Aqua Serene, a southern Oregon-based hydroponic garden center with stores in Eugene and Ashland, Oregon.

 

In July 2021, the Company acquired Mendocino Greenhouse and Garden Supply, a Northern California-based hydroponic garden center, located in Mendocino, California.

 

Conference Call

 

The company will host a conference call August 12, 2021 at 9:00AM Eastern Time.  To participate in the call, please dial 888-390-0546 (domestic); 416-764-8688 (International). Participants should request the GrowGeneration Earnings Call or provide confirmation code: 94991680.  This call is being webcast and can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of GrowGeneration website at: https://ir.growgeneration.com/news-events/ir-calendar.

 

A replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available for approximately 90 calendar days.   

 

About GrowGeneration Corp:
GrowGen owns and operates specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening centers. Currently, GrowGen has 58 stores, which include 21 locations in California, 8 locations in Colorado, 7 locations in Michigan, 5 locations in Maine, 5 locations in Oklahoma, 2 locations in Nevada, 2 locations in Washington, 4 locations in Oregon, 1 location in Arizona, 1 location in Rhode Island,1 location in Florida, and 1 location in Massachusetts. GrowGen also operates an online superstore for cultivators at growgeneration.com and B2B ERP platform, agron.io. 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.

 

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 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 opinions only as of the date of this release. Please keep in mind that the company does not have an obligation 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 made with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, available at: www.sec.gov, and on the company’s website, at: www.growgeneration.com.

 

Contacts:

 

Michael Salaman
michael@growgeneration.com

 

John Evans
Investor Relations
415-309-0230
john.evans@growgeneration.com

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
GROWGENERATION CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)

 

  June 30,
2021
  December 31,
2020
 
  (Unaudited)    
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $67,155  $177,912 
Marketable securities  57,357    
Accounts receivable, net  4,377   3,901 
Notes receivable, current  4,535   2,612 
Inventory, net  95,937   54,024 
Income taxes receivable     655 
Prepaids and other current assets  26,286   11,125 
Total current assets  255,647   250,229 
         
Property and equipment, net  10,455   6,475 
Operating leases right-of-use assets, net  31,661   12,088 
Notes receivables, net of current portion  1,371   1,200 
Intangible assets, net  44,279   21,490 
Goodwill  108,740   62,951 
Other assets  694   301 
TOTAL ASSETS $452,847  $354,734 
         
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable $36,481  $14,623 
Accrued liabilities  2,639   672 
Payroll and payroll tax liabilities  4,412   2,655 
Customer deposits  6,793   5,155 
Sales tax payable  2,046   1,161 
Income taxes payable  1,846    
Current maturities of lease liability  5,464   3,001 
Current portion of long-term debt  83   83 
Total current liabilities  59,764   27,350 
         
Deferred tax liability  1,697   750 
Operating lease liability, net of current maturities  27,427   9,479 
Long-term debt, net of current portion  106   158 
Total liabilities  88,994   37,737 
         
Stockholders’ Equity:        
Common stock  60   57 
Additional paid-in capital  353,575   319,582 
Retained earnings (deficit)  10,218   (2,642)
Total stockholders’ equity  363,853   316,997 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $452,847  $354,734 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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GROWGENERATION CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 

  For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
  For the Six Months
Ended
June 30,
 
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
             
Sales $125,885  $43,451  $215,907  $76,433 
Cost of sales  90,172   31,866   154,817   55,902 
Gross profit  35,713   11,585   61,090   20,531 
                 
Operating expenses:                
Store operations  12,624   3,877   20,806   7,516 
Selling, general, and administrative  10,563   4,431   17,968   11,496 
Depreciation and amortization  2,917   468   4,971   827 
Total operating expenses  26,104   8,776   43,745   19,839 
                 
Income from operations  9,609   2,809   17,345   692 
                 
Other income (expense):                
Other expense  (8)  (66)  (46)  (61)
Interest income  36      40   25 
Interest expense  (4)  (13)  (6)  (20)
Total non-operating income (expense), net  24   (79)  (12)  (56)
                 
Net income before taxes  9,633   2,730   17,333   636 
                 
Provision for income taxes  (2,920)  (156)  (4,473)  (156)
                 
Net income $6,713  $2,574  $12,860  $480 
                 
Net income per share, basic $0.11  $0.07  $0.22  $0.01 
Net income per share, diluted $0.11  $0.06  $0.22  $0.01 
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic  59,061   38,617   58,588   38,224 
Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted  60,223   41,016   59,794   40,241 

 

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.

 

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

 

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
  2021  2020 
   (000)   (000) 
Net income $6,713  $2,574 
Income taxes  2,920   156 
Interest expense  4   13 
Depreciation and Amortization  2,917   468 
EBITDA $12,554  $3,211 
Share based compensation (option compensation, warrant compensation, stock issued for services)  1,914   1,187 
Adjusted EBITDA $14,468  $4,398 
         
Adjusted EBITDA per share, basic $0.24  $0.11 
Adjusted EBITDA per share, diluted $0.24  $0.11 

 

  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
  2021  2020 
  (000)  (000) 
Net income $12,860  $480 
Income taxes  4,473   156 
Interest  6   20 
Depreciation and Amortization  4,971   827 
EBITDA $22,310  $1,483 
Share based compensation (option compensation, warrant compensation, stock issued for services)  3,241   5,302 
Adjusted EBITDA  25,551  $6,785 
         
Adjusted EBITDA per share, basic $0.44  $0.18 
Adjusted EBITDA per share, diluted $0.43  $0.17 

 

 

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