Aurora Cannabis ceases building at Alberta, Denmark facilities as losses widen


Aurora Cannabis is ceasing building at its significant second-phase facility in Denmark and deferring most of the final building at its Aurora Sun facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta, as the company’s losses widened substantially in the quarter.

The moves would save Aurora a combined 190 million Canadian dollars ($143 million) in the coming year.

Aurora stated the facilities are now completely enclosed and building could be reactivated as worldwide demand rises.

Aurora stated it nevertheless expects to have at least six flower rooms completed at the Medicine Hat facility.

General, the company reported reduced-than-anticipated quarterly net income of CA$75.two million, missing consensus forecasts by about CA$10 million.

The corporation stated its bottom line was adversely impacted by slower provincial orders as distributors looked to move inventory as nicely as the slow pace of retail shop licensing that is taking a toll on cannabis companies across Canada.

Aurora’s adjusted EBITDA loss widened to CA$39.7 million for the period ending Sept. 30, which is substantially worse than the consensus expectations of a CA$17.six million loss.

The company’s Canadian customer cannabis income of CA$30 million represents a steep 33% decline quarter-more than-quarter.

International sales of dried health-related cannabis have been flat at CA$four.five million.

In Denmark, the initial phase of Aurora’s facility – representing about 100,000 square feet – is completed, and the corporation expects to acquire a license to sell health-related cannabis in the close to future.

In Canada, active registered health-related sufferers rose to 91,116, up eight% from the period that ended in June.

Healthcare cannabis income reached CA$30.five million, up three% sequentially.

Aurora’s shares trade as ACB on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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