U.S. Cannabis Stocks Unstoppable, According to Q1 Results
Back in 2019, the United States’ cannabis industry was not doing well. Stocks were trending low, spending was high, and debt was growing. At that time, there was no sign that the industry would ever become profitable.
Now, just two years later, U.S. cannabis stocks are skyrocketing for all the right reasons. U.S. cannabis companies have become more efficient over time. From this increased efficiency, these companies have recently reported strong revenue growth and profitability in their first quarter results for 2021.
U.S. Cannabis Companies’ Q1 Results
Of the many U.S. cannabis companies operating across the nation, eight of them have stood out amongst the crowd, sharing impressive results.
These companies and their results are:
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CURLF)
Curaleaf reported record Q1 revenue. It was up by 170% year-over-year. They also reported earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) that were up by 213%.
Acreage Holdings, Inc. (ACRHF)
Acreage reported Q1 revenue that was up by 58% year-over-year, as well as a positive adjusted EBITDA.
Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (CWBHF)
Charlotte’s Web reported Q1 revenue that was up by just over 9%.
GrowGeneration Corp (GRWG)
GrowGeneration also reported record Q1 revenue that was up by 173%. This led to record earnings of $0.10 per share.
Green Thumb Industries, Inc. (GTBIF)
Green Thumb reported Q1 revenue up by 89% year-over-year. This was Green Thumb’s third consecutive quarter of positive net income. It was also their fifth consecutive quarter of positive cash flow from operations.
Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. (HRVSF)
Harvest reported doubled Q1 revenue and adjusted EBITDA up by 196% quarter-over-quarter.
Trulieve Cannabis Corp (TCNNF)
Trulieve is another cannabis company who reported record Q1 revenue, which was doubled from the previous quarter. It was their 13th consecutive quarter of profitability.
Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR)
Innovative Industrial Properties reported Q1 revenue that was up by 103%, with net income up by 121%.
Many of these companies reported record revenue growth. For nearly all of them, this is due to a number of factors in the United States.
Reasons for a Strong Q1 in 2021
One of the main reasons for these strong Q1 results is the current general view of cannabis in the United States. More Americans are viewing cannabis favorably, and for the first time, there is an abundance of optimism about the federal legalization of cannabis.
This is largely because so many states have already legalized the substance. Currently, 16 states and Washington D.C. have legal recreational cannabis. But there are so many more states that are on track to legalize cannabis, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
As states across the nation legalize cannabis, it opens new markets for U.S. cannabis companies, which has greatly contributed to their rising sales, revenue, and profitability. If federal legalization does come about, it could lead to significant gains for U.S. cannabis companies and their investors.
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