The marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis jumps after posting huge growth


The marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis jumped 4% early Monday after posting first-quarter results.

Here are the key numbers:

  • Revenue: $US29.7 million, +260% year-over-year
  • Profit: $ 104.2 million, +2,826% YoY
  • Gross margin on cannabis: 70%, +12 percentage points YoY
  • Total kilogram equivalents sold: 2.68 million, +201% YoY
  • Production run rate early in 2019: 150,000 kilograms per year

“The commencement of adult consumer use sales in Canada has been very successful for Aurora, with strong performance across all product categories and brands,” CEO Terry Booth said in the press release.

“Our initial roll-out success demonstrates how our high-quality Aurora Standard products and well-positioned brands have resonated strongly with the consumer market and our preparedness for the logistical challenges in effectively bringing our products to market. Given the strong unmet consumer demand evident across Canada, we are confident that our rapidly increasing production capacity will result in continued acceleration of revenue growth.”

Shares were down 21% this year.

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