(NASDAQ:APHA at https://www.webull.com/quote/nasdaq-apha) has been ranked as one of the top three cannabis stocks by 2021 to date. This sizzling success is now cooling off.A results from the 3rd quarter, which expired on 28 Feb 2021 before the market opened on Monday, were revealed by the Canadian weed producer. In early trading, Aphria’s stock declined 13 percent. The highlights of the Q3 report of the firm are presented here.
In the third quarter of 153.6 million Canadian dollars, Aphria registered net revenues by the figures. This was expressed in a 6.4% growth over the previous year’s net revenues of CA$144.4 million. However, the total sales forecast by analysts polled by Refinitiv was just below CA$166.2 million.A net loss of CA$361 million in Q3 or CA$1.14 per share has been reported. Aphria reported net revenues of CA$5.7 million, or CA$0.02 per share in the preceding year.
The adjusted CA$47.9 million net losses, or CA$0.15, per share, was posted by Aphria. The net loss of CA$9.8 million or CA$0.04 per share produced in the pre-year period was significantly deteriorated. In addition, the estimated adjusted net loss of CA$0.04 per share by the average analyst was not met.
Behind the figures, (NASDAQ: APHA) mostly makes its money in two respects: distribution revenues from its CC Pharma business in Germany and sales of marijuana for leisure and medicine. Division turnover for the third quarter was down 5 percent to CA$87.1 million from the previous quarter. The net sales of cannabis declined to CA$51.7 million by almost 24% quarter-over-quarter.
The two consecutive drops is due to one similar reason: the lock-up of large provinces in Canada and Germany. Aphria CEO Irwin Simon said, “The length and effect of lockdowns across many of our regions, especially in Canada, have been higher than we expected initially for the cannabis industry as well as for our businesses.”
Lower prices of marijuana have damaged (NASDAQ: APHA) The average retail retail price of the company’s medicinal cannabis (before excise taxes) dropped from 6.96 CA$ per g in Q2, partly due to pricing services that support patients affected by the pandemic, to CA$ 6.69 per gramme in Q3. The average adult recreational cannabis sale price decreased to $3.82.
Aphria did have some positive news in the third quarter, including the lower revenues and the missed analysts’ figures. In both Ontario and Alberta the corporation remained No.1 in sales of cannabis. Its market share climbed to the second place in Quebec.
The group has also reported net sales of CA$14.8 million from its alcohol market. In November 2020, Aphria completed the procurement of the Sweetwater Brewing craft beer manufacturer.
Aphria also announced its eighth quarter of positive, net income before interests, royalties, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA). You can check more stocks like nyse gm at https://www.webull.com/quote/nyse-gm before trading.