Terra Tech Corp. First Quarter 2020 Earnings Call

Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC)

Revenue increased 111% over first quarter 2019

IRVINE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 18, 2020 / Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC) (“Terra Tech” or the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

Matthew Morgan, Chief Executive Officer of Terra Tech, commented, “Our first quarter results demonstrate continued improvement in our cannabis operations, driven by both medical and adult-use sales from our San Leandro Blüm dispensary as well as wholesale revenues. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in many retailers delaying purchase decisions and reversing plans to launch new CBD products in stores, it has become clear to us that we must focus on our THC business in California to maximize near-term revenues. We have therefore chosen to postpone our expansion strategy in the CBD market through our OneQor business. For us to advance our strategy, we are now completing a number of asset sales in order to strengthen the Company’s cash position and redirect resources to assets that generate the highest returns. We expect to have approximately $24 million coming in from asset sales over the next 12 months from our Blüm dispensaries in Nevada and Santa Ana, California, as well as various sales of non-core licenses and properties. This is expected to set the Company on a path to sustainability that will allow us to be lean and cost-effective. We intend to complete the build out of our Hegenberger cultivation facility in California and leverage our existing capital base to ramp revenues from wholesale THC products as well as sales at our Blüm dispensaries in San Leandro and Oakland.”

Financial Update

  • For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, the Company generated revenues from continuing operations of approximately $4.31 million, compared to approximately $2.05 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, an increase of approximately $2.26 million. The increase was primarily due to more mature Cannabis segment operations in 2020 operating more efficiently and productively compared to 2019, when these operations were just ramping up.
  • Terra Tech’s gross profit from continuing operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 was approximately $2.34 million, compared to a gross profit of approximately $1.60 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, an increase of approximately $0.74 million. Gross margin for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 was approximately 54.2%, compared to approximately 78.2% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses from continuing operations for the three months ended March 31, 2020 were approximately $9.04 million, compared to approximately $8.59 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, an increase of approximately $0.45 million.
  • The net loss attributable to Terra Tech for the three months ending March 31, 2020 was $17.33 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted share, compared to $11.74 million, or $0.13 per basic and diluted share, for the three months ending March 31, 2019.
  • The Company had $0.95 million in cash as of March 31, 2020, compared with $1.23 million as of December 31, 2019.
  • Stockholders’ equity for the period ending March 31, 2020 amounted to approximately $70.13 million compared to approximately $75.33 million as of December 31, 2019.

Conference Call

The company will host a conference call on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 4:30pm ET to discuss the financial and operational results.

Dial-In Number: 1-857-232-0157
Access Code: 422095

Matthew Morgan, CEO of Terra Tech Corp., will be answering shareholder questions at the end of the call. Should you have questions during or prior to the conference call please send an email to TRTC@kcsa.com with TRTC Question in the subject line. Mr. Morgan will answer as many questions as time will allow.

For those unable to participate in the live conference call, a replay will be available at https://www.smallcapvoice.com/trtc/. An archived version of the webcast will also be available on the investor relations section of the company’s website.

To be added to the Terra Tech email distribution list, please email TRTC@kcsa.com with TRTC in the subject line.

About Terra Tech

Terra Tech, which recently merged with OneQor Technologies, is a holding company with a portfolio of investments focused on cannabis agricultural assets in the THC market and the research, development and commercialization of cannabinoid-based products. Backed by innovative science and best-in-class manufacturing, the company’s mission is to deliver top-tier cannabis and cannabinoid-based products across the wide range of emerging consumer markets for plant-based health products, including CBD, pharmaceuticals and consumer brands.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this communication regarding matters that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, known as the PSLRA. These include statements regarding management’s intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations or forecasts for the future, and, therefore, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Terra Tech undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by law. We use words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “expects,” “projects,” “future,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “guidance,” and similar expressions to identify these forward-looking statements that are intended to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions of the PSLRA. Such forward-looking statements are based on our expectations and involve risks and uncertainties; consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the statements due to a number of factors.

 

New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all such factors, nor can we assess the impact of each such factor on the business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the combination, will be more fully discussed in our reports with the SEC. Additional risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of Terra Tech’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC. Forward-looking statements included in this release are based on information available to Terra Tech as of the date of this release. Terra Tech undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

TERRA TECH CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except for shares and per-share information)

    Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2020     2019  
             
Total revenues
  $ 4,313     $ 2,045  
Cost of goods sold
    1,975       445  
                 
Gross profit
    2,338       1,600  
                 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    9,037       8,591  
Impairment of assets
    5,120        
(Gain) / Loss on sale of assets
    (35 )      
Loss on interest in joint venture
          1,067  
                 
Loss from operations
    (11,784 )     (8,058 )
                 
Other income (expense):
               
Interest expense, net
    (902 )     (2,928 )
Other income/loss
    65       11  
                 
Total other income (expense)
    (837 )     (2,917 )
                 
Income (Loss) from continuing operations
    (12,621 )     (10,975 )
Income (Loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
    (4,752 )     (484 )
                 
NET INCOME (LOSS)
    (17,373 )     (11,459 )
                 
Less: Income (Loss) attributable to non-controlling interest from continuing operations
    (44 )     77  
Less: Income (Loss) attributable to non-controlling interest from discontinued operations
          200  
                 
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO TERRA TECH CORP.
  $ (17,329 )   $ (11,736 )
                 
Income / ( Loss) from continuing operations per common share attributable to Terra Tech Corp. common stockholders – basic and diluted
  $ (0.08 )   $ (0.12 )
Net Loss per common share attributable to Terra Tech Corp. common stockholders – basic and diluted
  $ (0.11 )   $ (0.13 )
                 
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding – basic and diluted
    150,906,135       93,710,004  

TERRA TECH CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except Shares)

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2020     2019  
    (Unaudited)        
ASSETS    
             
Current Assets:
           
Cash
  $ 946     $ 1,226  
Accounts receivable, net
    1,561       693  
Inventory
    5,012       4,334  
Prepaid expenses and other assets
    942       675  
Current assets of discontinued operations
    206       2,440  
                 
Total current assets
    8,667       9,368  
                 
Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net
    35,021       35,469  
Intangible assets, net
    16,865       14,871  
Goodwill
    24,034       21,471  
Other assets
    11,842       7,631  
Investments
    5,330       5,000  
Assets of discontinued operations
    13,227       25,440  
                 
TOTAL ASSETS
  $ 114,986     $ 119,250  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
     
LIABILITIES:
               
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
  $ 13,025     $ 9,504  
Deferred Revenue
    300        
Short-term debt
    16,514       11,008  
Current liabilities of discontinued operations
    4,436       7,070  
                 
Total current liabilities
    34,275       27,582  
                 
Long-term liabilities:
               
Long-term debt, net of discounts
    2,159       6,570  
Long-term lease liabilities
    8,422       8,902  
Long-term liabilities of discontinued operations
          869  
Total long-term liabilities
    10,581       16,341  
                 
Total liabilities
    44,856       43,923  
                 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
               
Preferred stock, convertible series A, par value 0.001:
           
100 shares authorized as of March 31, 2020 and
December 31, 2019; 12 shares issued and 8 shares
outstanding as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019
               
Preferred stock, convertible series B, par value 0.001:
           
41,000,000 Shares Authorized as of March 31, 2020
and December 31, 2019; 0 Shares Issued and Outstanding as
of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019
               
Common stock, par value 0.001:
    193       120  
990,000,000 Shares authorized as of March 31, 2020
and December 31, 2019; 193,239,261 issued and
190,930,853 outstanding as of March 31, 2020
and 120,313,386 shares issued and 118,004,978 shares
outstanding as of December 31, 2019
               
Additional paid-in capital
    272,455       260,516  
Treasury Stock (2,308,408 shares of common stock, 4 shares of Preferred Stock Convertible Series A)
    (808 )     (808 )
Accumulated deficit
    (207,015 )     (189,685 )
                 
Total Terra Tech Corp. stockholders’ equity
    64,825       70,143  
Non-controlling interest
    5,305       5,184  
                 
Total stockholders’ equity
    70,130       75,327  
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
  $ 114,986     $ 119,250  

Contact:

Philip Carlson
KCSA Strategic Communications
TRTC@kcsa.com
212-896-1238

SOURCE: Terra Tech Corp.

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