Record Revenue increased 190% to $125.9 million
Net Income of $6.7 million up 161%;
Adjusted EBITDA of $14.5 million, a 229% increase;
2021 Revenue Guidance Raised to $455 to $475 Million

  • Comparable Store Sales for the Quarter Increased 60% from Prior Year
  • Record Diluted Earnings of $0.11 Per Share in the Quarter

DENVER, Aug. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG), ("GrowGen" or the "Company"), the largest chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers with 58 locations across 12 states, today reported record second quarter 2021 revenues of $125.9 million, versus $43.5 million in the same period last year.

GrowGeneration Reports Record Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results (CNW Group/GrowGeneration)

The Company also reported record second quarter 2021 GAAP pre-tax net income of approximately $9.6 million compared to pre-tax net income of $2.7 million in the same period last year.  Diluted earnings per share, inclusive of tax expense, was $0.11 compared to a $0.06 in the same period last year.

Non-GAAP earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and share-based compensation (Adjusted EBITDA) was $14.5 million, compared to $4.4 million in the same period last year, or $0.24 per share, versus $0.11 in the prior years quarter.

Darren Lampert, GrowGeneration's Co-Founder and CEO stated, "The GrowGen team delivered an exceptionally strong second quarter, with revenues up 190% compared to the same period last year, with same store sales up 60%. The entire enterprise generated more revenue in the first half of 2021 than all of 2020 and adjusted EBITDA in the first half of 2021 was more than all previous periods combined.  For the year, we closed 12 acquisitions, adding 20 hydroponic retail locations, bringing our total store count to 58. Our ability to attract and purchase the "best of breed" and largest hydroponic operators in the country was again evident with our signing of HGS Hydro, the country's third largest hydroponic chain. The strategies implemented several quarters ago are now positively impacting margins. We increased our inventory positions across all key product categories to get ahead of price increases, as well as expanded more private label purchases. Our private-label and proprietary products now account for approximately 7% of our overall sales.  I am proud and encouraged with our 170 basis point increase in gross profit margin. On a per share basis, adjusted EBITDA was $0.24 for the quarter versus $0.11 last year.  These increases were accomplished despite port delays, supply chain interruptions, and increases in container costs. Due to construction and building delays, we now believe the two Southern California and the Ardmore, OK, store openings will open in the fourth quarter.  The company continues to focus on building out a world-class supply chain, with omni-channel functionality, that will allow the company to continue to deliver " just in time" inventory for all types of growers and cultivators."

Financial Highlights for Second Quarter 2021 Compared to Second Quarter 2020

  • Revenues rose 190% to $125.9 million for second quarter 2021, versus $43.5 million, for the same period last year.
  • Same-store sales at 24 locations open for the same period in 2020 and 2021 were $62.1 million in second quarter 2021 versus $38.9 million for the same period last year, a 60% increase year over year.
  • Gross profit margin for second quarter 2021 was 28.4% compared to 26.7% in the same quarter last year, an increase of 170 basis points.
  • Income before tax was $9.6 million for the second quarter 2021 versus $2.7 million for the same period last year.
  • Net income was $6.7 million, or $0.11 per share based on a diluted share count of 60.2 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $14.5 million for second quarter 2021 versus $4.4 million for the same period last year.
  • Private-label sales, inclusive of Power Si and Char Coir, were 7% of revenue compared to less than 1% for the same period last year.
  • Ecommerce revenue was $12 million compared to $3.3 million for the same period last year, including Agron.io and all of our e-commerce sites.
  • Cash and short-term securities as of June 30, 2021 was $124.5 million.

Financial Highlights for Six Months 2021 compared to the same period 2020

  • Net revenue for the six months ended June 30,2021, was $215.9 million, compared to $76.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of $139.5 million or 182%.
  • Gross profit margin was 28.3% for the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to 26.9% for the six months ended June 30, 2020.
  • Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2021 was $12.9 million, compared to net income of $0.5 million for the six months ended June 30,2020.

M&A Activity

The company acquired the following hydroponic equipment and organic garden centers in the second quarter of 2021:

  • In April 2021, the Company acquired Downriver Hydroponics, a Michigan-based indoor garden center in Wayne County.
  • In May 2021, the Company acquired The Harvest Company, a Northern California-based garden center with operations in Redding and Hayfork, CA.

Expansion Efforts

The Company's supply chain spans approximately 875,000 square feet of retail and warehouse space, across existing locations and signed leases in new locations, spanning 13 states.

  • In April 2021, the Company entered into a lease for a 40,000 sq. ft. facility in Jackson, MS, the 13th state of operation.
  • In May 2021, the Company announced the building of a sixth Oklahoma location in Ardmore.
  • The Company announced the addition of 52,000 square feet in downtown Los Angeles and 70,000 square feet in Rancho Dominguez, California, that will serve as distribution and fulfillment locations for the Company.
  • The Company is in the process of building additional locations that will serve as fulfillment centers that include 25,000 square feet in Phoenix, Arizona and 58,000 square feet in Medley, Florida. These locations are expected to be opened by fall of 2021.

Subsequent Events

  • In July 2021, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire HGS Hydro, the nation's third largest chain of hydroponic garden centers, with six stores across Michigan and a seventh store slated to open in the fall of 2021.
  • In July 2021, the Company acquired Aqua Serene, a southern Oregon-based hydroponic garden center with stores in Eugene and Ashland, Oregon.
  • In July 2021, the Company acquired Mendocino Greenhouse and Garden Supply, a Northern California-based hydroponic garden center, located in Mendocino, California.

Conference Call

The company will host a conference call August 12, 2021 at 9:00AM Eastern Time.  To participate in the call, please dial 888-390-0546 (domestic); 416-764-8688 (International). Participants should request the GrowGeneration Earnings Call or provide confirmation code: 94991680.  This call is being webcast and can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of GrowGeneration website at: https://ir.growgeneration.com/news-events/ir-calendar.

A replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available for approximately 90 calendar days.   

About GrowGeneration Corp:
GrowGen owns and operates specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening centers. Currently, GrowGen has 58 stores, which include 21 locations in California, 8 locations in Colorado, 7 locations in Michigan, 5 locations in Maine, 5 locations in Oklahoma, 2 locations in Nevada, 2 locations in Washington, 4 locations in Oregon, 1 location in Arizona, 1 location in Rhode Island,1 location in Florida, and 1 location in Massachusetts. GrowGen also operates an online superstore for cultivators at growgeneration.com and B2B ERP platform, agron.io. GrowGen carries and sells thousands of products, including organic nutrients and soils, advanced lighting technology and state of the art hydroponic equipment to be used indoors and outdoors by commercial and home growers.

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release may include predictions, estimates or other information that might be considered forward-looking within the meaning of applicable securities laws. While these forward-looking statements represent current judgments, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect opinions only as of the date of this release. Please keep in mind that the company does not have an obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events. When used herein, words such as "look forward," "believe," "continue," "building," or variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in any forward-looking statements made by us herein are often discussed in filings made with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, available at: www.sec.gov, and on the company's website, at: www.growgeneration.com.

Contacts:

Michael Salaman
michael@growgeneration.com

John Evans
Investor Relations
415-309-0230
john.evans@growgeneration.com

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
GROWGENERATION CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)


June 30,
2021


December 31,
2020


(Unaudited)



ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

67,155


$

177,912

Marketable securities

57,357


Accounts receivable, net

4,377


3,901

Notes receivable, current

4,535


2,612

Inventory, net

95,937


54,024

Income taxes receivable


655

Prepaids and other current assets

26,286


11,125

Total current assets

255,647


250,229




Property and equipment, net

10,455


6,475

Operating leases right-of-use assets, net

31,661


12,088

Notes receivables, net of current portion

1,371


1,200

Intangible assets, net

44,279


21,490

Goodwill

108,740


62,951

Other assets

694


301

TOTAL ASSETS

$

452,847


$

354,734





LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

36,481


$

14,623

Accrued liabilities

2,639


672

Payroll and payroll tax liabilities

4,412


2,655

Customer deposits

6,793


5,155

Sales tax payable

2,046


1,161

Income taxes payable

1,846


Current maturities of lease liability

5,464


3,001

Current portion of long-term debt

83


83

Total current liabilities

59,764


27,350





Deferred tax liability

1,697


750

Operating lease liability, net of current maturities

27,427


9,479

Long-term debt, net of current portion

106


158

Total liabilities

88,994


37,737





Stockholders' Equity:




Common stock

60


57

Additional paid-in capital

353,575


319,582

Retained earnings (deficit)

10,218


(2,642)

Total stockholders' equity

363,853


316,997

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

452,847


$

354,734

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

GROWGENERATION CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)


For the Three Months Ended
June 30,

For
the

For the Six Months Ended
June 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020









Sales

$

125,885


$

43,451


$

215,907


$

76,433

Cost of sales

90,172


31,866


154,817


55,902

Gross profit

35,713


11,585


61,090


20,531









Operating expenses:








Store operations

12,624


3,877


20,806


7,516

Selling, general, and administrative

10,563


4,431


17,968


11,496

Depreciation and amortization

2,917


468


4,971


827

Total operating expenses

26,104


8,776


43,745


19,839









Income from operations

9,609


2,809


17,345


692









Other income (expense):








Other expense

(8)


(66)


(46)


(61)

Interest income

36



40


25

Interest expense

(4)


(13)


(6)


(20)

Total non-operating income
(expense), net

24


(79)


(12)


(56)









Net income before taxes

9,633


2,730


17,333


636









Provision for income taxes

(2,920)


(156)


(4,473)


(156)









Net income

$

6,713


$

2,574


$

12,860


$

480









Net income per share, basic

$

0.11


$

0.07


$

0.22


$

0.01

Net income per share, diluted

$

0.11


$

0.06


$

0.22


$

0.01









Weighted average shares outstanding, basic

59,061


38,617


58,588


38,224

Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted

60,223


41,016


59,794


40,241

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company believes that the presentation of results excluding certain items in "Adjusted EBITDA," such as non-cash equity compensation charges, provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors, facilitating the evaluation of performance across reporting periods. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures for internal planning and reporting purposes. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or net income per share prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Set forth below is a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss):


Three Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020


(000)


(000)

Net income

$

6,713


$

2,574

Income taxes

2,920


156

Interest expense

4


13

Depreciation and Amortization

2,917


468

EBITDA

$

12,554


$

3,211

Share based compensation (option compensation, warrant compensation, stock
issued for services)

1,914


1,187

Adjusted EBITDA

$

14,468


$

4,398





Adjusted EBITDA per share, basic

$

0.24


$

0.11

Adjusted EBITDA per share, diluted

$

0.24


$

0.11

 


Six Months Ended
June 30,


2021


2020


(000)


(000)

Net income

$

12,860


$

480

Income taxes

4,473


156

Interest

6


20

Depreciation and Amortization

4,971


827

EBITDA

$

22,310


$

1,483

Share based compensation (option compensation, warrant compensation, stock
issued for services)

3,241


5,302

Adjusted EBITDA

25,551


$

6,785





Adjusted EBITDA per share, basic

$

0.44


$

0.18

Adjusted EBITDA per share, diluted

$

0.43


$

0.17

 

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