LOS ANGELES — MedMen Enterprises Inc. today released its consolidated financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 29, 2019.
The company addressed the relationship with the City of West Hollywood, stating that the “City Council of West Hollywood passed an ordinance to extend the Company’s temporary recreational retail license until January 1, 2021, unless otherwise determined. MedMen continues to work with West Hollywood City Council and various community groups on a long-term resolution.”
Systemwide revenue across MedMen’s operations in California, Nevada, New York, Illinois and Arizona increased to $42.0 million for the fourth quarter, up 15% sequentially and 104% year-over-year. Gross margins across retail operations were 50% in the fourth quarter compared to 53% in the prior quarter. The decline in gross margins was related to new store openings, which initially have lower gross margins.
Company reported an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $39.4 million for the fourth quarter, representing an 7% improvement from the previous quarter.
“Fiscal 2019 was a transformative year for MedMen, with over two million completed retail transactions to date and revenues increasing 227% year-over-year,” said Adam Bierman, MedMen co-founder and chief executive officer. “Our success was due, largely in part, to our loyal customer base. Throughout the year, we served over one million customers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. In California, the largest cannabis market in the world, MedMen surpassed a record $110 million in annualized run-rate retail revenue.”
Mr. Bierman continued, “While industry tailwinds propelled us forward over the past twelve months, changing macroeconomic conditions have led us to refocus our strategy, to reevaluate our assets and to determine where it makes most sense to allocate capital going forward. As we progress into the next fiscal year, our go-forward strategy will therefore focus on three key objectives: optimizing our current retail assets, unlocking the further potential of our factories, and leveraging our omnichannel strategy. As we bring all of our factories online and up to full capacity, and simultaneously optimize our current retail assets across our core geographic markets, we continue on our path toward profitability.”
California retail revenue totaled $27.5 million for the fourth quarter. MedMen increased its total California retail license count to 17. Of these 17 retail licenses, 13 are operational as MedMen stores. The Company was also recently awarded a commercial retail license in Pasadena, California. MedMen expects to have a total of 30 operating retail locations in California by the end of calendar year 2020.
In Southern California, following the close of a previously announced acquisition, MedMen added a flagship retail location in Long Beach situated strategically between its Santa Ana and LAX stores. The Company also opened a second San Diego retail location.
MedMen continued to expand its Northern California retail footprint announcing plans to open a retail store in the city of Vallejo upon completion of a pending acquisition of a retail and distribution license.
For the 2019 fiscal year, systemwide revenue increased to $130 million, up 227% from 2018. Gross profit for fiscal 2019, before biological asset adjustment, was $56.5 million, as compared to $13.1 million in the previous year. Gross profit margin after biological asset adjustment was 47%, compared to 35% in the previous fiscal year.
MedMen reported an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $172.0 million for fiscal 2019, compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $50.7 million in the previous year. Net loss was $277.0 million, with net loss attributable to shareholders of MedMen Enterprises $79.1 million or loss of $0.75 per basic and diluted share attributable to MedMen Enterprises shareholders for fiscal 2019, compared to a net loss of $113.9 million, with net loss attribute to shareholders of MedMen Enterprises $68.3 million or loss of $1.69 per basic and diluted share, for fiscal 2018.
On October 8, 2019, the MedMen announced the termination of its merger with PharmaCann. The cannabis sector evolved significantly from the initial announcement of the transaction and, with the current macro-environment and future strategic opportunities which exist for the Company, it became clear it was in the best interest of shareholders to terminate the deal. As part of the agreement to terminate, MedMen will forgive $21.0 million owed by PharmaCann under an existing line of credit, and PharmaCann agreed to pay a termination fee to MedMen through a transfer of the membership interest in three entities holding the following four assets: 1) an operational cultivation and production facility in Hillcrest, Illinois, 2) a retail location in Evanston, Illinois, 3) a retail license for Greater Chicago, Illinois, and 4) a license for a vertically integrated facility in Virginia.
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HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) — Workers rallied Friday outside a Ralphs store in Hollywood where 21 people have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The group called on the store to take more aggressive action when staff test positive for the virus, and to ramp up efforts to protect the grocery store employees, who are considered essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic.
They said they speak for thousands of workers who are afraid they aren’t getting enough protection as the virus continues to spread countywide, infecting more than 24,000 as of Friday.
The Ralphs at 7257 W. Sunset Blvd. has had an outbreak involving several workers who tested positive for the virus, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, which lists businesses and […]
‘Stay Put, Order In’ and Dine With Friends on Zoom, Says Mayor
WEST HOLLYWOOD — WeHo is home to some of the best restaurants in the world and our community members are used to gathering around restaurant tables and enjoying meals together. Now, there’s an opportunity to, instead, gather around kitchen tables at home and enjoy a meal (or many!) while supporting our local restaurants.
“One of the worst things about the Safer At Home directive is being disconnected from friends, neighbors, and the city around us,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “Don’t be alone if you don’t have to be – take advantage of the technology out there and invite a friend to Zoom in for Ziti or share some Farfalle over FaceTime.”
Mealtime is a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends, family, and loved ones using virtual teleconferencing technology, while partaking in your favorite delivered or takeout food.
Many West Hollywood restaurants remain open and are offering takeout, curbside, and delivery meals, which are sensitive to social distancing during the emergency. The City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to offer a directory of “Stay Put, Order In” eateries in West Hollywood, which is accessible by visitingwww.weho.org/coronavirus (click the “Stay Put, Order In” link!) or www.wehochamber.com/dinein. This list is updated daily.
“We need to start hanging out together, and talking, and seeing each other again. So, why not plan to #WeHoDinnerConnect this week – maybe Saturday at 8 p.m.? Or Sunday at 7 p.m.? Or even just 15 minutes of screen-to-screen gossip,” said Mayor D’Amico. “And you don’t have to cook a thing… local restaurants have meals and menus tailored to take-away choices and they’re ready to send food over to your house or make arrangements for you to pick it up.”
If picking up food, remember to wear face coverings, which are required to enter essential businesses.
Amoeba Music Won’t Reopen Original Sunset Boulevard Store
HOLLYWOOD (TimeOut) — In a statement posted to its Instagram account on Monday, Amoeba announced that it would not be reopening its nearly two-decade-old flagship on Sunset Boulevard. Instead, the indie record shop will divert all of its resources to opening its new shop on Hollywood Boulevard, which they still hope to have ready in the fall.
“There are so many unknowns and uncertainties for a business like ours right now,” the statement reads. “The only way we can keep Amoeba Hollywood alive in the future is to make this difficult decision now.”
Our original story about the store’s GoFundMe campaign appears below.
It’s become a pit stop on music-lover’s tours of Hollywood, it’s hosted concerts from Patti Smith and Paul McCartney, and it’s weathered the Great Recession and the transition from CDs to MP3s to all things streaming. But with Amoeba Music’s future more uncertain now than ever, the massive independent record store is turning to its devotees for nearly half a million dollars to try to stay afloat.
In an essay on GoFundMe, Amoeba cofounders Dave Prinz and Marc Weinstein recount […]
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