In all of the latest earnings reports from cannabis companies, there has been one clear winner. Shadd Dales and Anthony Varrell touch base with CEO Ziad Ghanem of TerrAscend (TSX: TSND) in today’s Trade To Black podcast. Ghanem shares some insights from within his company to discuss TerrAscend’s earning report and what helped them stand head and shoulders above the rest.
Ghanem commends his team’s achievements during the quarter. They made a remarkable number of achievements in this past quarter, including the successful listing on the TSX, strategic acquisitions in Maryland following the state’s recreational launch, debt reduction and repayment, and many fruitful partnerships developed.
This is especially remarkable in light of the current state of the industry. Many cannabis companies are struggling to achieve a decent profit margin and control costs. Nevertheless, analyst feedback on TerrAscend’s earnings has been positive, examining their top line revenue, profitability, and notable growth metrics. We agree that it’s one of the most exciting names in the cannabis space right now.
We know many of the dry facts and figures, but Ghanem shares more about the internal workings of TerrAscend starting with how he ended up in the cannabis space and how his past experience in outside industries is leveraged in this one. Ghanem believes that his customers and his stakeholders from his ‘previous life’ are exactly the same as in this new one.
Ghanem also goes on to explain a philosophy that may not be well-known yet to those on the outside looking in: Team Member First. TerrAscend is keeping a close eye on factors like employee turnover and satisfaction and is proud to have an extremely good retention. These are important, he says, to customer satisfaction and the efficiency of the operation.
Obviously TerrAscend is doing something well, because their net revenue is up 3.9% sequentially to $72.1m and 12.7% YOY. Gross profit margins were 50.2%, which is an increase again over 48.8% in Q1. Truly impressive numbers in this tough climate for cannabis companies.
How does an investor identify companies that are dead, and what’s ahead for the industry and TerrAscend? Tune in for the latest.
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