MariMed Reports First Quarter 2023 Earnings

NORWOOD, Mass., May 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MariMed Inc. (“MariMed” or the “Company”) (CSE: MRMD) (OTCQX: MRMD), a leading multi-state cannabis operator focused on improving lives every day, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.

“I am pleased to report another solid quarter,” said Jon Levine, Chief Executive Officer. “We reported our 13th consecutive quarter of positive adjusted EBITDA, and we expect to generate our fourth consecutive year of positive operating cash flow. MariMed is one of the only companies in the cannabis industry to report positive cash flows and positive EBITDA over this extended period of time.”

Financial Highlights1

The following table summarizes the Company's consolidated financial highlights (in millions, except percentage amounts):

 Three months ended
March 31,
  2023   2022 
Revenue$34.4  $31.3 
GAAP Gross margin 45%  54%
Non-GAAP Gross margin 46%  54%
GAAP Net (loss) income$(0.7) $4.2 
Non-GAAP Net income$0.3  $6.9 
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA$7.1  $10.4 
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA margin 21%  33%

1 See the reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures and additional information about non-GAAP measures in the section entitled “Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below and in the financials information included herewith.


MariMed management will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, to discuss these results at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time. The conference call may be accessed through MariMed’s Investor Relations website, or by clicking the following link: MRMD Q123 Earnings Call.


During the first quarter, the Company announced the following developments in the implementation of its strategic growth plan:

  • January 24: Closed a $35 million senior secured credit facility with a $30 million draw down at close and the ability to draw up to an additional $5 million through June 2023. The facility has a three-year maturity and bears interest at a rate of prime plus 5.75%. Funds are expected to be used for capital expenditures, other corporate expenses, and acquisitions.
  • March 13: Closed the acquisition of the operating assets of Ermont, Inc., pursuant to which the Company obtained a vertical cannabis operation in Quincy, MA and rebranded the retail operation to Panacea Wellness Dispensary. MariMed intends to expand the dispensary to accommodate adult use sales, which the company has applied for with the State Cannabis Commission.


Subsequent to the end of the first quarter, the Company announced the following business developments:

  • April 4: The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission issued approval to once again manufacture and sell high-dose edibles. The Company plans to add 40mg products across its entire edibles portfolio including Betty’s Eddies and Bubby's Baked.
  • April 25: Opened an adult-use Panacea Wellness Dispensary in Beverly, Massachusetts, marking the Company’s third operational dispensary in the state, and the tenth dispensary it owns or manages. The Company plans to obtain a license for medical sales at this location.

“Our financial results for the first quarter were very strong and we are maintaining our positive outlook and guidance for 2023,” said Susan Villare, Chief Financial Officer. “We continue to execute on our plan to improve efficiencies and we were pleased to report a sequential improvement in our non-GAAP gross margins of 100 basis point and a 58% increase in our adjusted EBITDA. Our balance sheet remains conservatively leveraged and our ability to generate positive cash flows from operations remains a core strength of the Company.”


MariMed remains committed to its proven strategic growth plan and continues to operate some of the best facilities in the cannabis industry. The Company's guidance for full year 2023 is unchanged:

  • Revenue of at least $150 million;
  • Gross margin in line with full year 2022, which was about 48%;
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA of at least $35 million;
  • Capital expenditures of $30 million.


MariMed’s management uses several different financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing the overall performance of its business, and making operating decisions, planning and forecasting future periods. The Company has provided in this release several non-GAAP financial measures: Non-GAAP Gross margin, Non-GAAP Net income (loss), Non-GAAP EBITDA, Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP EBITDA margin and non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA margin, as supplements to Revenue, Gross margin, Net income (loss) and other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful in reviewing and assessing the performance of the Company, and when planning and forecasting future periods, as they provide meaningful operating results by excluding the effects of expenses that are not reflective of its operating business performance. In addition, the Company’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods and for financial and operational decision-making. The presentation of these non-GAAP measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Management believes that investors and analysts benefit from considering non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the Company’s financial results and its ongoing business, as it allows for meaningful comparisons and analysis of trends in the business. In particular, non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA is used by many investors and analysts themselves, along with other metrics, to compare financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies.

As there are no standardized methods of calculating non-GAAP financial measures, the Company’s calculations may differ from those used by analysts, investors and other companies, even those within the cannabis industry, and therefore may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures used by others.

Management defines non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA as net income, determined in accordance with GAAP, excluding the following items:

  • interest income and interest expense;
  • income taxes;
  • depreciation of fixed assets;
  • amortization of acquired intangible assets;
  • Impairment or write-downs of intangible assets;
  • stock-based compensation;
  • legal settlements;
  • acquisition-related and other;
  • other income and other expense;
  • and discontinued operations.

For further information, please refer to the publicly available financial filings available on MariMed's Investor Relations website, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or as filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities on the SEDAR website.


MariMed Inc., a multi-state cannabis operator, is dedicated to improving lives every day through its high-quality products, its actions, and its values. The Company develops, owns, and manages seed to sale state-licensed cannabis facilities, which are models of excellence in horticultural principles, cannabis cultivation, cannabis-infused products, and dispensary operations. MariMed has an experienced management team that has produced consistent growth and success for the Company and its managed business units. Proprietary formulations created by the Company’s technicians are embedded in its top-selling and award-winning products and brands, including Betty’s Eddies, Nature’s Heritage, InHouse, Bubby’s Baked, K Fusion, Kalm Fusion, and Vibations: High + Energy. For additional information, visit


The information in this release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to several risks and uncertainties.   All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release, including without limitation statements regarding projected financial results for 2023, including management’s belief that it will have its fourth consecutive year of positive operating cash flow, anticipated openings of dispensaries and facilities, timing of regulatory approvals, plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements.   Without limiting the foregoing, the words “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “expects”, “expectations”, “intends”, “may”, “plans”, and other similar language, whether in the negative or affirmative, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.  

Forward-looking statements are based on our current beliefs and assumptions regarding our business, timing of regulatory approvals, the ability to obtain new licenses, business prospects and strategic growth plan, and other future conditions.   Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict.   Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements due to various risks, uncertainties, and other important factors, including, among others, reductions in customer spending, our ability to recruit and retain key personnel, and disruptions from the integration efforts of acquired companies.  

These factors are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of risks and uncertainties that may affect our business and results of operations.   These statements are not a guarantee of future performance and involve risk and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, including, among other factors, changes in demand for the Company’s services and products, changes in the law and its enforcement, and changes in the economic environment. Additional information regarding these and other factors can be found in our reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.   In providing these forward-looking statements, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update these statements publicly or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.  

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For More Information Contact:

Investor Relations:
Steve West, Vice President, Investor Relations
Phone: (781) 277-0007

Company Contact:
Howard Schacter, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (781) 277-0007

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MariMed Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
 March 31,
 December 31,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$21,595  $9,737 
Accounts receivable, net 4,334   4,157 
Deferred rents receivable 686   704 
Notes receivable, current portion 2,639   2,637 
Inventory 22,723   19,477 
Investments, current 104   123 
Due from related parties 49   29 
Other current assets 7,244   7,282 
   Total current assets 59,374   44,146 
Property and equipment, net 73,714   71,641 
Intangible assets, net 19,480   14,201 
Goodwill 12,004   8,079 
Notes receivable, net of current 7,523   7,467 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 10,122   4,931 
Finance lease right-of-use assets 871   713 
Other assets 1,303   1,024 
   Total assets$184,391  $152,202 
Liabilities, mezzanine equity and stockholders’ equity   
Current liabilities:   
Term loan$3,300  $ 
Mortgages and notes payable, current portion 2,773   3,774 
Accounts payable 4,665   6,626 
Accrued expenses and other 2,968   3,091 
Income taxes payable 8,683   11,489 
Operating lease liabilities, current portion 1,798   1,273 
Finance lease liabilities, current portion 322   237 
   Total current liabilities 24,509   26,490 
Term loan, net of current 20,803    
Mortgages and notes payable, net of current 26,610   25,943 
Operating lease liabilities, net of current 8,837   4,173 
Finance lease liabilities, net of current 538   461 
Other liabilities 100   100 
   Total liabilities 81,397   57,167 
Commitments and contingencies   
Mezzanine equity:   
Series B convertible preferred stock 14,725   14,725 
Series C convertible preferred stock 23,000   23,000 
   Total mezzanine equity 37,725   37,725 
Stockholders’ equity   
Common stock 348   341 
Common stock subscribed but not issued 2   39 
Additional paid-in capital 151,052   142,365 
Accumulated deficit (84,569)  (83,924)
Noncontrolling interests (1,564)  (1,511)
   Total stockholders’ equity 65,269   57,310 
      Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and stockholders’ equity$184,391  $152,202 

MariMed Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)
 Three months ended
 March 31,
  2023   2022 
Revenue$34,380  $31,282 
Cost of revenue 18,992   14,306 
Gross profit 15,388   16,976 
Gross margin 44.8%  54.3%
Operating expenses:   
Personnel 4,656   3,042 
Marketing and promotion 1,146   643 
General and administrative 4,305   6,228 
Acquisition-related and other 190    
Bad debt (44)  14 
   Total operating expenses 10,253   9,927 
Income from operations 5,135   7,049 
Interest and other (expense) income:   
Interest expense (2,505)  (313)
Interest income 99   163 
Other (expense) income, net (900)  1,002 
   Total interest and other (expense) income (3,306)  852 
Income before income taxes 1,829   7,901 
Provision for income taxes 2,493   3,660 
Net (loss) income (664)  4,241 
Less: Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests (19)  53 
Net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders$(645) $4,188 
Net (loss) earnings per share attributable to common stockholders:   
Basic$(0.00) $0.01 
Diluted$(0.00) $0.01 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:   
Basic 342,794   334,763 
Diluted 342,794   378,890 

MariMed Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
 Three months ended
 March 31,
  2023   2022 
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders$(645) $4,188 
Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests (19)  53 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to cash (used in) provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment 986   702 
Amortization of intangible assets 557   140 
Stock-based compensation 208   2,471 
Amortization of original issue discount 55    
Amortization of debt discount 328    
Payment-in-kind interest 118    
Present value adjustment of notes payable 719    
Bad debt (income) expense (44)  14 
Obligations settled with common stock 1   274 
Write-off of disposed assets 906    
Gain on finance lease adjustment (13)   
Loss (gain) on changes in fair value of investments 20   (48)
Other investment income    (954)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
   Accounts receivable, net (132)  (1,810)
   Deferred rents receivable 18   92 
   Inventory (3,246)  (2,470)
   Other current assets 639   (739)
   Other assets 19    
   Accounts payable (1,961)  3,212 
   Accrued expenses and other (207)  (227)
   Income taxes payable (2,806)  3,592 
      Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (4,499)  8,490 
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Purchases of property and equipment (3,052)  (4,015)
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (2,995)   
Advances toward future business acquisitions (300)  (100)
Purchases of cannabis licenses (601)  (305)
Proceeds from notes receivable 43   43 
Due from related party (20)   
      Net cash used in investing activities (6,925)  (4,377)
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from issuance of term loan 29,100    
Principal payments of mortgages and promissory notes (212)  (176)
Repayment of promissory notes (5,503)   
Proceeds from exercise of stock options    3 
Principal payments of finance leases (69)  (55)
Distributions (34)  (101)
      Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 23,282   (329)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 11,858   3,784 
Cash and equivalents, beginning of year 9,737   29,683 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$21,595  $33,467 

MariMed Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP and GAAP Financial Measures
(in thousands, except percentages)
 Three months ended
 March 31,
  2023   2022 
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA   
GAAP Income from operations$5,135  $7,049 
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment 986   702 
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 557   140 
Stock-based compensation 208   2,471 
Acquisition-related and other 190    
Adjusted EBITDA$7,076  $10,362 
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA Margin (Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue)   
GAAP Income (loss) from operations 14.9%  22.5%
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment 2.9%  2.2%
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 1.6%  0.4%
Stock-based compensation 0.6%  8.0%
Acquisition-related and other 0.6%  %
Adjusted EBITDA margin 20.6%  33.1%

GAAP Gross margin 44.8%  54.3%
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 0.8%  %
Non-GAAP Gross margin 45.6%  54.3%

GAAP Net income (loss)$(664) $4,241 
Stock-based compensation 208   2,471 
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 557   140 
Acquisition-related and other 190    
Non-GAAP Net income$291  $6,852 

MariMed Inc.
Supplemental Information
Revenue Components
(in thousands)
 Three months ended
 March 31,
 2023 2022
Product revenue:   
Product revenue - retail 23,183  21,441
Product revenue - wholesale 10,376  6,062
Total product revenue 33,559  27,503
Other revenue 821  3,779
Total revenue$34,380 $31,282