Terra Tech Corp. Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Call

Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC)

Revenue from continuing operations increased 131% versus the third quarter in 2018

Revenue from continuing and discontinued operations increased 66% versus the third quarter in 2018

IRVINE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 12, 2019Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX:TRTC) (“Terra Tech” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated cannabis-focused agriculture company, today announced its financial results for the period ended September 30, 2019.

Derek Peterson, Chief Executive Officer of Terra Tech, commented, “In the first nine months of 2019, the cannabis industry experienced unprecedented volatility that has impacted operators’ ability to raise capital and has also led to regulatory challenges affecting the whole industry. As we look toward 2020, building shareholder value remains our primary goal and we are committed to adapting to the changing market in order to maximize our revenue growth. With these goals in mind, we are entering a new phase of our development by entering into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with OneQor Pharmaceutical (“OneQor”), which will immediately position us as one of the most innovative players in the Cannabidiol (CBD) market, as well as cannabinoid research and product development. CBD is becoming an integral part of several industries including health and beauty. OneQor has assembled a team of world-class scientists focused on the development, manufacturing, and delivery of proprietary over-the-counter pharmaceutical products to established suppliers and consumer brands. We are excited they have chosen to merge with us and believe this pivot in our strategic direction will optimize shareholder returns.”

Financial Update

  • For the three months ended September 30, 2019, we generated revenues from continuing operations of $7.61 million, compared to $3.29 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, an increase of $4.31 million or 131.0 percent. The increase was primarily due to increased Cannabis revenues due to our Dispensary year-over-year growth of $2.75 million or 152.5 percent due to an additional store opening in early 2019, increased customer traffic, improvements in store operational standards and enhanced product assortment. Also driving the increase over prior year is the development of cultivation and production operations, which accounted for $1.27 million of the increase.
  • Under GAAP standards, the Company was not permitted to record the top line revenue for the discontinued operations. During the course of the quarter, the Company has been operating the discontinued operations and will continue to operate them until the State of Nevada approves the transfer of the cannabis permits. The actual quarterly revenue including the discontinued operations was $11.76 million, compared to $7.08 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, an increase of $4.68 million or 66.0%.
  • Our gross margin percentage for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was 50.6 percent, compared to 33.2 percent for the three months ended September 30, 2018. The increase in gross margin percentage was attributable to the Cannabis segment, which had $4.06 million and $0.69 million gross profit, or 55.4 percent and 32.8 percent gross margin, for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018. The Cannabis segment gross margin improvements were due to an increase of higher margin private label sales, lower cost of goods from vendor negotiations and price optimization on top selling items.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2019 were $11.0 million, compared to $9.51 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, an increase of $1.49 million or 15.7 percent.
  • The net loss attributable to Terra Tech for the period ending September 30, 2019 was $14.34 million, or $0.13 per share, compared to a net loss of $11.63 million, or $0.16 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2018.
  • The Company had $1.85 million in cash as of September 30, 2019, compared with $7.2 million as of December 31, 2018.
  • Stockholders’ equity for the period ending September 30, 2019 amounted to approximately $91.21 million compared to approximately $94.87 million as of December 31, 2018.

Conference Call

The company will also host a conference call on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 4:30 PM Eastern.

Dial-In Number: 1-857-232-0157

Access Code: 422095

Derek Peterson, Chairman and 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 [email protected] with TRTC Question in the subject line. Mr. Peterson 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 [email protected] with TRTC in the subject line.

About Terra Tech

Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX:TRTC) operates through multiple subsidiary businesses including: Blüm, IVXX Inc., Edible Garden, and MediFarm LLC. Blüm’s retail and medical cannabis facilities provide the highest quality medical cannabis to patients who are looking for alternative treatments for their chronic medical conditions as well as premium cannabis to the adult-use market in Nevada and California. Blüm offers a broad selection of cannabis products including; flowers, concentrates and edibles through its multiple California and Nevada locations. IVXX, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Terra Tech that produces cannabis-extracted products for regulated cannabis dispensaries throughout California and dispensaries in Nevada. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Edible Garden, cultivates a premier brand of local and sustainably grown hydroponic produce, sold through major grocery stores such as ShopRite, Walmart, Ahold, Aldi, Meijer, Kroger, Stop & Shop and others nationwide. Terra Tech’s MediFarm LLC subsidiaries are focused on medical and adult-use cannabis cultivation and permitting businesses throughout Nevada.

For more information about Blüm Retail Stores visit: http://letsblum.com
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For more information about Edible Garden visit: http://www.ediblegarden.com/
Visit Edible Garden on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/ediblefarms?fref=ts

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, including, but not limited to, risks relating to the completion of the merger between Terra Tech and OneQor, including the satisfaction of closing conditions and expected restructuring-related cash outlays, including the timing and amount of those outlays. 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 does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

(in thousands, except for Shares and per-Share info)

  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  September 30,     September 30,  
  2019     2018     2019     2018  
Total revenues
  $ 7,607     $ 3,293     $ 17,789     $ 13,480  
Cost of goods sold
    3,757       2,201       8,901       8,922  
Gross profit
    3,850       1,092       8,888       4,558  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    11,004       9,513       31,649       26,005  
Impairment of assets
    171             681        
(Gain) / Loss on sale of assets
    72             (893 )      
(Gain) / Loss on interest in joint venture
    5,949       439             439  
Loss from operations
    (13,346 )     (8,860 )     (22,549 )     (21,885 )
Other income (expense):
Interest expense, net
    (1,768 )     (2,710 )     (8,420 )     (11,063 )
Other income/loss
    (6 )           76        
Total other income (expense)
    (1,774 )     (2,710 )     (8,344 )     (11,063 )
Income (Loss) from continuing operations
    (15,120 )     (11,570 )     (30,893 )     (32,948 )
Income (Loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
    633       6       1,282       (579 )
    (14,487 )     (11,564 )     (29,611 )     (33,527 )
Less: Income (Loss) attributable to non-controlling interest from continuing operations
    (143 )     (5 )     (57 )     (24 )
Less: Income (Loss) attributable to non-controlling interest from discontinued operations
          70             272  
  $ (14,344 )   $ (11,629 )   $ (29,554 )   $ (33,775 )
Income / ( Loss) from continuing operations per common share attributable to Terra Tech Corp. common stockholders – basic and diluted
  $ (0.14 )   $ (0.16 )   $ (0.30 )   $ (0.48 )
Net Loss per common share attributable to Terra Tech Corp. common stockholders – basic and diluted
  $ (0.13 )   $ (0.16 )   $ (0.29 )   $ (0.49 )

(in thousands, except Shares)

  (in thousands, except Shares)  
  September 30,     December 31,  
  2019     2018  
Current Assets:
  1,858     7,193  
Accounts receivable, net
    1,445       1,199  
Notes receivable
    4,738       1,045  
Prepaid expenses and other assets
    707       707  
Current assets of discontinued operations
    1,087       1,366  
Total current assets
    10,285       11,510  
Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net
    43,502       31,195  
Intangible assets, net
    16,290       18,466  
    35,173       35,172  
Other assets
    10,529       895  
Other investments
    5,000       12,450  
Assets of discontinued operations
    9,027       10,400  
  129,806     120,088  
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
  9,632     6,211  
Short-term debt
Current liabilities of discontinued operations
    3,248       690  
Total current liabilities
    13,801       6,901  
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term debt, net of discounts
    15,040       18,313  
Long-term lease liabilities
Long-term liabilities of discontinued operations
Total long-term liabilities
    24,796       18,313  
Total liabilities
    38,597       25,214  
Preferred stock, convertible series A, par value 0.001:
100 shares authorized as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018; 12 shares issued and 8 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and 12 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018
Preferred stock, convertible series B, par value 0.001:
41,000,000 shares authorized as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018; 0 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018
Common stock, par value 0.001:
    115       82  
990,000,000 shares authorized as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018; 115,217,155 issued and 112,908,747 outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and 81,759,415 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018
Additional paid-in capital
    258,262       236,543  
Treasury stock (2,308,408 shares of common stock, 4 shares of preferred stock convertible series A)
    (808 )      
Accumulated deficit
    (172,308 )     (142,754 )
Total Terra Tech Corp. stockholders’ equity
    85,261       93,871  
Non-controlling interest
    5,948       1,003  
Total stockholders’ equity
    91,209       94,874  
  129,806     120,088  

Revenue & Gross Profit Breakdown
Continuing & Discontinued Operations
(in thousands)

  Three Months Ended September 30     Nine Months Ended September 30  
              Variance vs. 2018                 Variance vs. 2018  
  2019     2018     $-Amt     %     2019     2018     $-Amt     %  
Continuing Operations
  $ 7,607     $ 3,293     $ 4,314       131.0 %   $ 17,789     $ 13,480     $ 4,309       32.0 %
Discontinued Operations
    4,154       3,790       364       9.6 %     11,701       10,936       765       7.0 %
Total Revenue
    11,761       7,083       4,678       66.0 %     29,491       24,417       5,074       20.8 %
Gross Profit $
Continuing Operations
  $ 3,850     $ 1,092     $ 2,758       252.5 %   $ 8,888     $ 4,558       4,330       95.0 %
Discontinued Operations
    2,158       1,880       278       14.8 %     6,038       5,208       830       15.9 %
Total Gross Profit $
    6,008       2,973       3,035       102.1 %     14,927       9,767       5,160       52.8 %
Gross Profit %
Continuing Operations
    50.6 %     33.2 %   17.4%pts               50.0 %     33.8 %   16.2%pts          
Discontinued Operations
    51.9 %     49.6 %   2.4%pts               51.6 %     47.6 %   4.0%pts          
Total Gross Profit %
    51.1 %     42.0 %   9.1%pts               50.6 %     40.0 %   10.6%pts          


Philip Carlson
KCSA Strategic Communications
[email protected]

SOURCE: Terra Tech Corp.

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