Marijuana producer Canopy Growth just announced its first quarter financial results for the period ended June 30th, 2019.

For the quarter, the company harvested 40,960 kg of product, surpassing its previous estimate of 34,000 kilograms.

According to the company’s press release, the Q1 harvest is the first full-scale harvest since the retrofitting of its large-scale greenhouse facilities started in calendar 2018, and with a majority of the work completed at Mirabel, Delta, and Aldergrove facilities, the Company is now shifting its focus to optimizing these facilities for yield and cost.

For the period, Canopy Growth reported net revenue of $90.5 million.

Increased dried cannabis sales in the Canadian recreational market by 94% over Q4 2019. Harvested 40,960 kilograms exceeding expectations in the quarter, an increase of 183% over Q4 2019. Increased international medical cannabis revenue by 209% versus Q1 2019.

“The Company has two primary objectives as we complete Q1 2020 and look to the remainder of the fiscal year,” said Mark Zekulin, CEO, Canopy Growth.

“First, the Company remains focused on laying the foundation for dominance in an emerging global opportunity. This means investments in developing intellectual property, building brands, building international reach, and ensuring scaled production capability for current and future products. Second, we are fixated on the process of evolving from builders to operators over the remainder of this fiscal year, meaning that as our expansion program comes to a close in Canada, and as new value-add products come to market in Canada, we demonstrate a sustainable, high margin, profitable Canadian business.”

“Fiscal 2020 is going to be another exciting time for the cannabis industry as we close in on the launch of new product formats. Our recent harvests are proof that our focus on operational excellence is working, and we look forward to showing both our Canadian and U.S. customers what we’ve been working on behind the scenes to prepare for the next wave of products coming later this year,” said Zekulin.
“Internationally we are now executing on the infrastructure we have spent the last several years building, with just under 1,000 kg or kg equivalents of dried flower, oil and softgel products exported from Canada since April 1, and domestic, commercial production now underway in Germany (C3), Denmark (Spectrum Therapeutics) and the United States (CBD only).”

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