Clever Leaves Holdings Stock Rises After Strong Earnings
Mar 25, 2022 By MarketDepth
Clever Leaves Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVR) stock jumped more than 20% on Friday after the Company announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021. All financial information is provided in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.
Clever Leaves is a leading multinational operator and licensed producer of pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids. Its operations in Colombia and Portugal produce cannabinoid active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and finished products in flower and extract form to a growing base of B2B customers around the globe.
Revenue Up 25%
For the fourth quarter 2021, Revenue increased 25% to $4.2 million compared to $3.3 million. Cannabinoid revenue increased 11% to $1.1 million compared to $1.0 million, and non-cannabinoid revenue increased 31% to $3.1 million compared to $2.4 million.
CBD Revenue Up
For full year 2021, Revenue increased 27% to $15.4 million compared to $12.1 million. Cannabinoid revenue increased 29% to $3.2 million compared to $2.5 million, and non-cannabinoid revenue increased 26% to $12.1 million compared to $9.6 million.
“We have made progress in the fourth quarter by strengthening our operational foundation and advancing our commercial momentum to better position us for 2022. We delivered year-over-year revenue growth of 26% and 29% across our non-cannabinoid and cannabinoid businesses, respectively. We also maintained our prudent approach to cost management as we drove continued production efficiencies. We believe the incremental milestones we achieved throughout our first year as a public company will enable us to leverage our low-cost production advantages and advance our global distribution efforts in 2022.”Andres Fajardo, President and incoming CEO of Clever Leaves
“Our work to optimize our production footprint has positioned us to further enhance how we serve our growing global B2B partner base. In Portugal, after we completed the construction of our cultivation expansion in the third quarter, we received a license from the Portuguese regulatory health authority, INFARMED, I.P. in December for the newly expanded facilities. Finishing the construction and licensing marks the near completion of our capital expenditures cycle, and we remain focused on ramping our Portuguese flower operations as we move past the capital-intensive phase of our growth. In Colombia, we have continued to prepare our operations to support dried flower exports. With our continued production efficiencies in Colombia, and the learnings we’ve gained from our flower operations in Portugal, we believe we are well-positioned for this expanded market opportunity. Once the guidelines are issued from the Colombian authority for the commercial export of dried flower, we expect to begin the export of dried flower in the fourth quarter of 2022.”