SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kush Bottles, Inc. (OTCQB: KSHB), a leading provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers, accessories and branding solutions for the regulated cannabis industry, today reported financial results for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017.
Fiscal Year End 2017 Financial Summary
Revenue was up 129% Year-over-Year to $18.8 million; revenues included four months of sales from CMP Wellness which was acquired on May 1, 2017.
Gross margins held steady at 33%, in line with the prior year period.
Net income, including $943,000 in non-cash stock compensation, $301,000 in depreciation and amortization expense and $4.6 million in SG&A, was $69,000 compared to net income of $72,000 in fiscal year 2016; the increase in operating expenses stems from costs associated with the acquisition of CMP Wellness, as well as higher SG&A costs to support an expanded outside sales program.
Working capital was $3.45 million compared to $2.03 million at August 31, 2016
"Fiscal year 2017 was a pivotal year for the Company as we began a new and exciting chapter," commented Nick Kovacevich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kush Bottles. "We implemented a series of growth initiatives intended to expand our product portfolio, strengthen our supply chain, increase our sales force and position Kush Bottles as the leading provider of ancillary products and solutions to the rapidly growing cannabis market. As a result of these initiatives, our sales growth steadily gained momentum throughout the year, resulting in record revenues of $18.8 million in fiscal year 2017, representing an increase of 129% compared with fiscal year 2016.
"The strong fourth quarter results were largely driven by the acquisition of CMP Wellness in May 2017, which propelled us into the fast-growing vaporizer market. The acquisition brings significant revenue and growth opportunities in the vapor category, as well as synergies which expand our ability to grow the core packaging, supplies, and services business. This acquisition was the latest of several initiatives implemented throughout the year to diversify our product offerings to capture additional market share in the cannabis sector. We also launched several new SKUs, expanded our unique product offering by launching the proprietary Kush Canister™ wide-mouth container, and secured a patent on the customizable feature of one of our top-selling products – the child-resistant pre-roll tube. Along with our expanded, comprehensive line of ancillary products designed to power businesses in the cannabis space, we have also increased our ability to provide value-added services to our clientele. We continue to educate the marketplace about compliance, working with rule makers in several states to craft sensible legislation around cannabis packaging and consumption, as well as provide branding solutions to help small and large cannabis businesses gain consumer recognition by presenting unique custom packages and designs to the marketplace. We have made great strides to gain market share in new emerging cannabis markets such as Nevada and California, areas we expect to remain a large focus in fiscal year 2018. We continue to service the U.S. legal market, while also expanding international sales and developing a track record of working with prominent names in the sector, such as HIGH TIMES and CannaKorp™," continued Mr. Kovacevich.
"We also made significant progress in 2017 strengthening our management team by appointing of a new CFO, a VP of Supply Chain, a VP of Sales, and launching a new robust sales structure, supported by highly efficient distribution facilities spread across three of the largest cannabis markets – California, Colorado, and Washington. Today, we believe that Kush Bottles not only has the strong leadership and financial platform necessary to achieve our vision, but we believe that we have developed an infrastructure that can scale, especially in new surging cannabis markets like Nevada and California. Our strategy for 2018 is to effectively leverage our current position to drive top line sales and achieve net income growth. When adult use sales in Nevada commenced in July 2017, we experienced a ramp in demand for our products. With California adult-use sales expected to start in early 2018, we are poised for potentially even more rapid growth and a significant scaling in our business. We are excited about this major opportunity in our home market and look forward to seeing the impact of our initiatives continue to drive growth throughout fiscal year 2018," Mr. Kovacevich concluded.
Earnings Results Conference Call
Management will also host a conference call today, Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time.
Participant Dial-In Numbers:
Toll / International: 1-323-794-2551
*Participants should request the Kush Bottles Earnings Call
Investors are also invited to listen via webcast on the Kush Bottles investor section of the Company website at http://ir.kushbottles.com. Please visit the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the call will be available on the Kush Bottles investor website approximately two hours after the conference call has ended.
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About Kush Bottles, Inc.
Kush Bottles, Inc. is a dynamic sales platform that provides unique products and services for both businesses and consumers in the cannabis industry. Founded in 2010 as a packaging and supplies company for dispensaries and growers, Kush Bottles has sold more than 100 million units and now regularly services more than 4,000 legally operated medical and adult-use dispensaries, growers, and producers across North America, South America, and Europe. The company has facilities in the three largest U.S. cannabis markets and a local sales presence in every major U.S. cannabis market.
Kush Bottles aims to be the gold standard for responsible and compliant products and services in the cannabis industry. Kush Bottles has no direct involvement with the cannabis plant or any products that contain THC.
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