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CV Sciences, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results
SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:CVSI) (the “Company”, “CV Sciences”, “our”, “us” or “we”), a preeminent supplier and manufacturer of hemp cannabidiol (CBD) products, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.
First Quarter 2021 and Recent Operating Highlights
- Revenue of $4.8 million for first quarter of 2021, compared to $8.3 million for the first quarter of 2020;
- Gross margin of 48.7% for first quarter of 2021, improved from 48.5% for the first quarter of 2020;
- Improved total cash balance of $5.7 million at quarter end, compared to $4.5 million at year end;
- Total retail distribution of more than 7,300 stores as of March 31, 2021, an increase from 5,799 stores as of March 31, 2020;
- Launched ProCBD™, a full product line of clinical strength products supported by clinical research and available exclusively through health practitioners;
- Launched PlusCBD™ Calm and Sleep, two flavorful gummies that support healthy stress responses and sleep cycles for people getting back to their normal routines; and
- Entered into a partnership with Alkemist Labs to support the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cannabis Quality Assurance program.
“We continued to make progress on our strategic priorities during the first quarter and are encouraged by recent trends, including vaccination programs and reopening of the economy. Our digital platform investment is driving customer engagement and improving metrics as well as resulting in sequential B2C revenue growth. We continue to broaden store distribution in the FDM channel, knowing that the shelf space and relationships represent an important future revenue source. We are starting to see slight improvement in the overall retail environment and continue to see significant potential in the Convenience channel. We are pleased with results from new product introductions including our immunity and pet line products, both of which launched in 2020, targeting some of the fastest growing CBD markets. Our January launch of ProCBD™, a line of clinical strength products targeting health practitioners and natural, plant-based alternatives has also been well received. Just this week, we launched PlusCBD™ Calm and Sleep, two flavorful gummies that support healthy stress response and sleep cycles for people getting back to their normal routines. Quality and innovation remain key points of differentiation for CV Sciences, and we anticipate further strategic product introductions during 2021. The recently announced partnership with Alkemist Labs is further evidence of our leadership position in product safety, quality and customer trustworthiness. We remain optimistic about the potential for positive regulatory development in our industry for 2021, and believe the Company is well positioned financially and strategically to deliver long-term value for our shareholders," stated Joseph Dowling, Chief Executive Officer of CV Sciences.
Operating Results - First Quarter 2021 Compared to First Quarter 2020
Sales for first quarter of 2021 were $4.8 million, a decrease of 41% from $8.3 million in the first quarter of 2020. Current quarter sales were impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and increased market competition, which is largely due to the uncertain regulatory environment for CBD. First quarter sales of 2020 were partially impacted by COVID-19. The Company's products were sold in 7,346 retail stores nationwide as of March 31, 2021, up from 5,799 stores as of March 31, 2020.
The Company recognized an operating loss of $3.1 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to an operating loss of $5.3 million in the first quarter of 2020.
The Company had negative adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2021 of $2.3 million, compared to negative adjusted EBITDA of $3.9 million in the first quarter of 2020.
Conference Call and Webcast
The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss these results today at 4:30 pm EDT/1:30 pm PDT. The webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at https://ir.cvsciences.com/news-events or directly at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=144697. Investors interested in participating in the live call can also dial (877) 407-0784 from the U.S. or international callers can dial (201) 689-8560. A telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes, and will be available through Thursday, May 20, 2021, by dialing (844) 512-2921 from the U.S. or (412) 317-6671 from international locations, and entering confirmation code 13719303.
About CV Sciences, Inc.
CV, or Curriculum Vitae, is Latin for "course of life", and science is the pursuit of truth. CV Sciences: our name is our mission --improving quality of life through nature and science.
CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:CVSI) operates two distinct business segments: a consumer product division focused on manufacturing, marketing and selling plant-based dietary supplements and CBD products to a range of market sectors; and a drug development division focused on developing and commercializing CBD-based novel therapeutics. The Company’s PlusCBD™ products are sold at more than 7,300 retail locations throughout the U.S. and it is the top-selling brand of hemp-derived CBD in the natural products market, according to SPINS, the leading provider of syndicated data and insights for the natural, organic and specialty products industry. CV Sciences follows all guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and the Company’s products are processed, produced, and tested throughout the manufacturing process to confirm strict compliance with company standards and specifications. With a commitment to science, PlusCBD™ product benefits in healthy people are supported by human clinical research data, in addition to three published clinical case studies available on PubMed.gov. PlusCBD™ was the first hemp CBD supplement brand to invest in the scientific evidence necessary to receive self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status. CV Sciences, Inc. has primary offices and facilities in San Diego, California. Additional information is available from OTCMarkets.com or by visiting www.cvsciences.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risk and uncertainties.
CV SCIENCES, INC.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share data)
|Three months ended |
|Product sales, net||$||4,844||$||8,270|
|Cost of goods sold||2,486||4,262|
|Research and development||186||1,509|
|Selling, general and administrative||5,285||7,819|
|Interest (income) expense, net||14||(10||)|
|Loss before income taxes||(3,127||)||(5,310||)|
|Income tax benefit||—||(158||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||104,508||99,678|
|Net loss per common share, basic and diluted||$||(0.03||)||$||(0.05||)|
CV SCIENCES, INC.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share data)
|December 31, 2020|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||5,165||$||4,024|
|Accounts receivable, net||949||1,126|
|Prepaid expenses and other||1,902||2,372|
|Total current assets||17,525||16,863|
|Property & equipment, net||2,688||2,877|
|Operating lease assets||2,912||3,057|
|Liabilities and stockholders' equity|
|Current portion of operating lease liability||670||680|
|Current portion of long-term debt||2,907||2,174|
|Total current liabilities||14,903||14,336|
|Operating lease liability||3,291||3,467|
|Deferred tax liability||157||157|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, par value $0.0001; 10,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding||—||—|
|Common stock, par value $0.0001; 190,000 shares authorized, 106,791 and 100,664 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively||11||10|
|Additional paid-in capital||79,001||75,123|
|Total stockholders' equity||11,964||11,212|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||30,678||$||30,625|
CV SCIENCES, INC.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
|Three months ended March 31,|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash flows used in operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||204||185|
|Non-cash lease expense||145||287|
|Change in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other||692||1,479|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||(349||)||(1,274||)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(1,689||)||(1,691||)|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(35||)||(480||)|
|Net cash flows used in investing activities||(35||)||(480||)|
|Repayment of unsecured debt||(357||)||—|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||3,222||—|
|Proceeds from exercise of stock options||—||161|
|Net cash flows provided by financing activities||2,865||161|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash||1,141||(2,010||)|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period||4,525||9,608|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period||$||5,666||$||
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