Vancouver, British Columbia – April 27, 2021 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) The Very Good Meals Firm Inc. (TSXV: VERYV) (OTCQB: VRYYF) (FSE: 0SI) (“VERY GOOD” or the “Firm”), a number one plant-based meals know-how firm, is happy to announce its monetary outcomes for its fiscal fourth quarter and 2020 yr ended December 31, 2020.
CEO Mitchell Scott acknowledged, “Our monetary ends in 2020 display the success we now have achieved in implementing a vertically built-in enterprise mannequin to construct our ‘The Very Good Meals’ home of manufacturers into an intensive and progressive plant-based product portfolio. Our progress is guided by our easy mission, which is lofty, badass however fantastically easy: Get hundreds of thousands to rethink their meals selections whereas serving to them do the world a world of excellent. And we’re doing this by providing plant-based meals choices so scrumptious and nutritious, we’re serving to this type of weight loss program turn into the norm. We’re happy to report that by the success of our eCommerce channel which demonstrated an 825% improve in on-line orders and continued demand from our retail distribution companions with a rise in retail distribution factors from 100 to 1,300, we now have began to construct the muse to turn into a key participant in North America’s plant-based meals trade as our objective pushed enterprise resonates with customers.
“As we proceed to see elevated market demand for our distinctive product portfolio, now consisting of 14+ plant-based merchandise, we’re happy to report that we’re properly positioned to achieve a brand new degree of progress for VERY GOOD in 2021. We’re on monitor with the roll-out of our new manufacturing facility in Vancouver, offering us with a considerable progress alternative to extend manufacturing capability by 2,690% with 37 million lbs of annualized product in 2021. As we proceed to construct our operational footprint throughout North America, getting into into new relationships with grocery chains by distribution partnerships and opening our eCommerce web site to new high-growth markets, we look ahead to unlocking the true worth of our amenities within the yr forward,” mentioned Scott.
(1) See “Non-GAAP Measures” under and in our Administration’s Dialogue and Evaluation for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 for additional particulars regarding Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Gross Revenue together with definitions and reconciliations to the related reported IFRS measures, which is obtainable underneath our SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com
- Income elevated 364% to $4,636,838 in fiscal 2020 in comparison with $999,797 in fiscal 2019.
- In This autumn 2020, income was $1,836,682 in comparison with $1,373,814 in Q3 2020.
- eCommerce gross sales elevated 1,403% to $3,382,458 in fiscal 2020 in comparison with $225,121 in fiscal 2019; comprising 73% of complete income ensuing from 40,322 orders in fiscal 2020 in comparison with 4,347 orders within the prior yr.
- eCommerce gross sales had been $1,438,931 in This autumn 2020, a rise of 47% in comparison with Q3 2020.
- Wholesale income elevated 438% to $840,490 in fiscal 2020 in comparison with $156,137 in fiscal 2019; with wholesale distribution factors rising from 100 to 1,300 in fiscal 2020.
- Wholesale income was $255,276 in This autumn 2020, a lower of 18% in comparison with Q3 2020 ensuing from larger gross sales combine weighted in the direction of eCommerce.
- Adjusted Gross Revenue(1) was $1,500,797 or 32% of income in fiscal 2020, in comparison with $156,020 or 16% of income in fiscal 2019; pushed by elevated gross sales quantity and associated operational efficiencies.
- Adjusted Gross Revenue was $676,709 or 37% of income in This autumn 2020, in comparison with $370,507 or 27% of income in Q3 2020. Adjusted gross revenue improved from the transition of the success of gross sales orders to third-party logistics companions.
- Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $(8,344,117) in comparison with $(1,328,260) in fiscal yr 2019.
- In This autumn 2020, Adjusted EBITDA loss was $(3,279,266) in comparison with $(3,138,595) in Q3 2020. Adjusted EBITDA was impacted by the rise in working bills because the Firm continues to scale its manufacturing and distribution community.
- Elevated manufacturing capability at our facility in Victoria, BC by focused initiatives to enhance operational effectivity and transitioning the success of gross sales orders to third-party distribution centres by newly established third-party logistics (“3PL”) partnerships, leading to a rise in weekly manufacturing quantity from 8,100 lbs to twenty,000 lbs per week by the top of 2020.
- Grew eCommerce gross sales by launching US eCommerce platform to broaden our attain to our US prospects and elevated our on-line order success price by 100% from 900 to 1,800 orders per week in the course of the fourth quarter of 2020: supporting the rise in on-line orders from 4,357 to 40,322 in 2020.
- Wholesale distribution settlement with UNFI Canada, a subsidiary of United Pure Meals, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI), the biggest publicly traded wholesale distributor in North America, to distribute The Very Good Butchers™ line-up of merchandise throughout Canada. This new distribution partnership and others supported VERY GOOD’s retail enlargement efforts leading to 1,300 distribution factors in 2020 in comparison with 100 in 2019.
- Launched 8 new The Very Good Butchers merchandise into the market together with The Very Good Pepperoni and The Very Good Canine, that are rapidly changing into fan favorites.
- Accomplished three oversubscribed financings totaling over $26 million in gross proceeds employed to scale of operations.
- Three new strategically situated 3PL partnerships with established hubs throughout North America to help with the success of each eCommerce and wholesale gross sales orders with the aptitude to ship VERY GOOD’s merchandise to 50 states within the US; and 10 provinces and three territories in Canada.
- Strengthened company governance with the addition of a brand new unbiased member, Invoice Tolany, previous Entire Meals Market and Amazon govt, to VERY GOOD’s Board of Administrators bringing vital advertising and eCommerce expertise.
- Strategically constructed out management staff including key roles to help the elevated operations and deliberate strategic progress in 2021, together with Kamini Hitkari, who was appointed CFO in late Q3 2020; and Ana Silva, who was appointed as VERY GOOD’s President in Q1 2021.
Fiscal 2021 Strategic Initiatives
Scale manufacturing and distribution
- Commissioning of latest manufacturing traces with the primary manufacturing line already being commissioned, examined and producing product at our Rupert Facility in Vancouver, BC. This line is anticipated to provide 7+ SKUs of our present merchandise already out there. The second line is deliberate to begin meals manufacturing in This autumn 2021 and is anticipated to provide at the least one other 6+ SKUs which might be but to be launched into the market. The Rupert Facility contains 45,000 sq. toes and, as soon as totally operational, is anticipated to provide as much as 37,000,000 lbs of annualized product from these two manufacturing traces to be phased in over 2021, representing an approximate improve of two,690% over the Victoria Facility’s annualized manufacturing capability of 1,375,000 lbs per yr.
- Increase the Firm’s US operational footprint and introduce new merchandise into the market, by the VERY GOOD’s signed lease for the Patterson Facility; a 25,000 sq. foot manufacturing house with the choice to lease a further 25,000 sq. toes in California. The Paterson Facility can accommodate three to 4 manufacturing traces permitting for potential capability of as much as 98,500,00 lbs of annualized product per yr. Meals manufacturing is focused for the latter half of 2021.
- Partnered with Inexperienced Spoon Gross sales, Colorado-based pure meals & beverage brokerage, to speed up VERY GOOD’s attain into grocery and retail throughout the US and not too long ago secured our first US gross sales order from the California-based on-line vegan grocery retailer, GTFO It’s Vegan; marking the primary in its relationship with the sustainable grocer.
- Continued scale of our retail community from 275 retail shops and 1,300 factors of distribution on the finish of 2020 to a goal of at the least 3,000 retail shops and 15,000 factors of distribution by the top of 2021 throughout North America, with our elevated manufacturing capabilities in 2021. Via our newly shaped 3PL partnerships, VERY GOOD plans to construct the aptitude to meet over 5,000 on-line orders per week by the top of 2021; along with wholesale orders with present product sales per pound starting from $7 to $10.
Strengthen model consciousness and client engagement
- Rebranded company presence from “The Very Good Butchers” to “The Very Good Meals Firm” delivered to life in a revamped “The Very Good Meals Co.™” brand and newly unveiled web site, www.VeryGoodFood.com. The brand new web site was created as a centralized platform for our rising portfolio of great-tasting and nutritious plant-based merchandise whereas showcasing its character and approachability to the fast-growing base of customers embracing plant-based meals choices.
- Opening of Mount Nice, our second flagship retailer; situated in Vancouver, BC, with a retail entrance that includes our Butcher Store and Restaurant idea together with a take a look at kitchen and R&D innovation centre. Our flagship shops permit for the fast introduction of latest artistic merchandise into the market. We anticipate to welcome our first prospects to the Mount Nice flagship retailer in This autumn 2021.
Launch new merchandise and achieve market share
- Launch of our new gluten-free Butcher’s Choose™ product line which is anticipated to be launched within the third quarter of 2021. The Butcher’s Choose product vary contains additional meaty artisanal meats made with easy plant-based substances. These sausages, burgers and meatballs are gluten-free, soy-free and shall be Non-GMO verified.
- Introduction of The Very Good Cheese Co.™ from the acquisition of The Cultured Nut (“Cultured Nut“), a extremely common artisan vegan cheese producer on the West Coast of Canada, driving the Firm’s entry into the cheese options house. VERY GOOD plans to rebrand the Cultured Nut’s product line underneath a brand new model referred to as “The Very Good Cheese Co.” which is scheduled to launch in the course of the second quarter of 2021.
- European enlargement efforts are underway with the deliberate launch of an eCommerce gross sales platform in the UK within the third quarter of 2021; and an internet platform within the European Union late within the fourth quarter of 2021.
- Accretive acquisitions will proceed to be evaluated to additional broaden each our product classes and geographical areas.
Different 2021 Company Highlights
- Acquired Lloyd-James Advertising and marketing Group, a boutique wholesale and meals service dealer specializing within the plant-based meals trade with a historical past of placement in giant pure, specialty and traditional grocery retailers resembling Entire Meals Market, The Pattison Meals Group, Sobeys, Metro, Loblaw and Walmart.
- Listed on the TSX Enterprise Change on March 17, 2021 underneath the buying and selling image “VERY.V”.
“We’re excited to considerably improve the manufacturing of our rising product line in 2021 by our new 45,000 sq. foot manufacturing house at our Rupert facility. Primarily based on our enhanced manufacturing capability, we anticipate to scale our retail community from 275 retail shops and 1,300 factors of distribution on the finish of 2020 to a goal of higher than 3,000 retail shops and 15,000 factors of distribution by the top of 2021 in Canada and the US. We may even proceed to make the most of elevated on-line grocery procuring by our eCommerce web site and, by our latest initiatives, will have the ability to full over 5,000 orders per week. VERY GOOD is on its approach to transitioning itself into an trade chief in 2021 and we look ahead to leveraging our scaled operations to construct on our success and obtain higher high line progress within the yr forward,” concluded Scott.
The administration’s dialogue and evaluation for the interval and the accompanying monetary statements and notes can be found underneath the Firm’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the Firm’s web site www.verygoodfood.com/investors.
(1) Adjusted Gross Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures utilized by administration that should not have any standardized that means prescribed by IFRS and might not be corresponding to comparable measures offered by different corporations. Administration defines Adjusted Gross Revenue as Gross Revenue much less The Butcher Store & Restaurant associated procurement expense and the non-cash portion of share-based expense acknowledged in procurement. Adjusted EBITDA is outlined as Web loss from operations, as reported, earlier than finance expense, tax, depreciation and amortization, share-based funds and different one-time and non-cash objects.
Administration believes Adjusted Gross Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA are helpful monetary metrics to evaluate its working efficiency on an adjusted foundation as described above. See “Non-GAAP Measures” under and in our Administration’s Dialogue and Evaluation for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 for additional particulars regarding Adjusted Gross Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA together with definitions and reconciliations to the related reported IFRS measures, which is obtainable underneath our SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com
(2) Wholesale distribution factors are outlined because the variety of retail shops multiplied by the variety of SKUs.
This autumn and Fiscal 12 months 2020 Convention Name Particulars
The Firm will host a convention name on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:00 am Japanese Time/ 8:00 am Pacific Time to debate the monetary outcomes and enterprise outlook.
Convention Name Dial-in Numbers and Webcast Particulars
- Toll-Free: 1-855-327-6837
- Toll / Worldwide: 1-631-891-4304
* Individuals ought to request The Very Good Meals Firm Earnings Name.
Please go to the web site at the least quarter-hour earlier than the decision to register, obtain, and set up any essential audio software program. A replay of the decision shall be accessible on VERY GOOD’s investor web page roughly two hours after the convention name has ended.
About The Very Good Meals Firm Inc.
The Very Good Meals Firm Inc. is an rising plant-based meals know-how firm that produces plant-based meat and different meals merchandise which might be scrumptious whereas sustaining a healthful dietary profile. So far we now have developed a core product line underneath The Very Good Butchers model.
OUR MISSION IS LOFTY, BADASS BUT BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLE: GET MILLIONS TO RETHINK THEIR FOOD CHOICES WHILE HELPING THEM DO THE WORLD A WORLD OF GOOD. BY OFFERING PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTIONS SO DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS, WE’RE HELPING THIS KIND OF DIET BECOME THE NORM.
This information launch incorporates forward-looking data for the aim of offering details about administration’s present expectations and plans referring to the long run. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such data might not be acceptable for different functions. Any such forward-looking data could also be recognized by phrases resembling “proposed”, “expects”, “intends”, “could”, “will”, and comparable expressions. Ahead wanting data contained or referred to on this information launch contains statements relating: to the positioning of VERY GOOD to turn into a key participant in North America’s plant-based meals trade and the extent of help from customers; VERY GOOD being properly located to unlock and attain a brand new degree of progress in 2021; plans and timing for manufacturing on the Rupert Facility together with the graduation of meals manufacturing on the second manufacturing line and variety of SKUs to be produced thereon in addition to the final word manufacturing capability of the Rupert Facility to be phased in over 2021; VERY GOOD’s plans to broaden its operational footprint within the US; the plans and timing for and the anticipated manufacturing capability of the Patterson Facility; VERY GOOD’s expectation of scaling its retail community to a goal of higher than 3,000 retail shops and 15,000 factors of distribution by the top of 2021; the Firm’s plans to construct the aptitude to meet over 5,000 on-line orders per week by the top of 2021; the plans and timing for opening of the brand new flagship butcher store and restaurant at Mount Nice; the anticipated timing for the launches of the Butcher’s Choose product line and The Very Good Cheese Co.; VERY GOOD’s plans for enlargement to the UK and European Union; and the Firm’s plans to proceed to search for accretive acquisitions. Ahead-looking data is predicated on a variety of components and assumptions which have been used to develop such data, however which can show to be incorrect together with, however not restricted to materials assumptions with respect to the continued robust demand for VERY GOOD’s merchandise, the provision of ample financing on cheap phrases to fund the Firm’s capital necessities and the flexibility to acquire essential gear, manufacturing inputs and labour. Though the Firm believes that the expectations mirrored in such forward-looking data are cheap, undue reliance shouldn’t be positioned on forward-looking data as a result of VERY GOOD can provide no assurance that such expectations will show to be appropriate. Dangers and uncertainties that would trigger precise outcomes, efficiency or achievements of VERY GOOD to vary materially from these expressed or implied in such forward-looking data embrace, amongst others, detrimental money stream and future financing necessities to maintain and develop operations, restricted historical past of operations and revenues and no historical past of earnings or dividends, enlargement of amenities, competitors, availability of uncooked supplies, dependence on senior administration and key personnel, common enterprise threat and legal responsibility, regulation of the meals trade, change in legal guidelines, rules and pointers, compliance with legal guidelines, unfavourable publicity or client notion, product legal responsibility and product remembers, dangers associated to mental property, difficulties with forecasts, administration of progress and litigation, in addition to the influence of, uncertainties and dangers related to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, lots of that are past the management of VERY GOOD. For a extra complete dialogue of the dangers confronted by VERY GOOD, please check with VERY GOOD’s Administration’s Dialogue & Evaluation for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking data on this information launch displays the present expectations, assumptions and/or beliefs of the Firm primarily based on data presently accessible. Any forward-looking data speaks solely as of the date on which it’s made and, besides as could also be required by relevant securities legal guidelines, VERY GOOD disclaims any intent or obligation to replace any forward-looking data, whether or not on account of new data, future occasions or outcomes or in any other case. The forward-looking data contained on this information launch is expressly certified by this cautionary assertion.
This information launch makes reference to sure non-GAAP measures. These measures will not be acknowledged measures underneath IFRS, should not have a standardized that means prescribed by IFRS, and are subsequently unlikely to be corresponding to comparable measures offered by different corporations. Reasonably, these measures are supplied as extra data to enhance these IFRS measures by offering additional understanding of our outcomes of operations from administration’s perspective. Accordingly, these measures shouldn’t be thought-about in isolation nor as an alternative to evaluation of our monetary data reported underneath IFRS. Definitions and reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to the related reported measures might be present in VERY GOOD’s Administration’s Dialogue & Evaluation for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com.
The TSX Enterprise Change has neither permitted nor disapproved the contents of this information launch. Neither the TSX Enterprise Change nor its Regulation Companies Supplier (as that time period is outlined within the insurance policies of the TSX Enterprise Change) accepts duty for the adequacy or accuracy of this information launch.
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