Vancouver, BC – September 1, 2020 – The Very Good Food Company Inc. (CSE: VERY) (OTCPK: VRYYF) (FSE: 0SI) (“VGFC” or the “Company”) today announced its second quarter (“Q2”) financial results for the period ended June 30th, 2020.
Second Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights:
- Revenues were $1,100,816 million, an increase of 400% year over year
- Gross profit margin of 42% over 6 month period, an improvement from 34%
- Total assets of $6,757,062, including a cash balance of $3,508,826
- Outstanding debt reduced by $1.1 million
- Net loss was $1,653,655 million, or $0.03 per common share
CEO Mitchell Scott stated: “We were extremely pleased with our financial performance this quarter, with revenue growth and gross margins both producing industry leading results. With a very healthy balance sheet and quickly growing demand for our products, we are in a position of strength as we charge forward with our international expansion. Over the coming quarters, investors can expect to see significant progress on our next phase of growth, as we transition to becoming a much larger company with global ambitions.”
Management Discussion & Analysis
During the second quarter, the Company reported record quarterly revenue of $1,100,816 million, up 225% quarter-over-quarter from $338,552 and up nearly 400% year-over-year from $222,054. The increase in revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was mainly due to an increase in eCommerce Store sales associated with an eCommerce Partnership Agreement entered into during March 2020.
When compared to the 6 month period ended June 30, 2019 the Company has improved its gross margin from 34% to 42%. The Company continues to have industry leading margins when compared to competitors such as Beyond Meat, who recently announced a 29.7% gross margin on revenues.
Total assets held by the Company increased to $6,757,062 which includes a cash balance of $3,508,826. The increase in working capital was primarily due to an increase in cash from the completion of an Initial Public Offering. Subsequent to the date of the Q2 statements, the Company completed a prospectus offering of 6,555,000 units at $1.30 per unit for gross proceeds of $8,521,500.
During the quarter, the Company repaid $1.1 million of outstanding debt. Where possible without incurring early repayment penalties, the Company intends to deleverage further, with a focus on debt bearing a higher interest rate.
As an early stage company experiencing significant growth, the Company is currently prioritizing reinvesting cash flow in further expansion, rather than short term profits. The increase in net and comprehensive loss for the quarter was mainly due to the increase in advertising and promotional expenses associated with the eCommerce Partnership Agreement, and an increase in selling costs, which consist of shipping and merchant processing fees.
About The Very Good Food Company
The Very Good Food Company Inc. is an emerging plant-based food technology company that designs, develops, produces, distributes and sells a variety of plant-based meat and other food alternatives. Our mission is to employ plant-based food technology to create products that are delicious while maintaining a wholesome nutritional profile. To date we have developed a core product line under The Very Good Butchers brand.
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