Trulieve Posts Q4 2019 Earnings Beat – The Ultimate Value Cannabis Stock?

Trulieve Cannabis Corp (CNSX: TRUL , OTCMKTS: TCNNF) has posted their results for Q4 2019.

Revenue came in at $79.7M which beat analysts’ estimates of $79.54M

Adjusted EBITDA came in $45.0M which beat estimates of $32.19M

Comparing Trulieve’s stock performance to its peers, we see that although the stock price has decline by over 30% since a year ago, it is vastly outperforming all of its major peers in the cannabis industry by a wide margin.

Trulieve Stock Performance (1 Year) Vs. Peers

Although, given that it is still a decline of over 30%, many investors have been wondering if the stock is now undervalued.


15% Of Trulieve Shares Will Be Released From Lockup in May 2020

It is worth mentioning that current and perspective investors should keep in mind of the announcement made last December that Trulieve will extend its lockup period that was originally due in January to May 15th, 2020.

On that day, 11,205,960 shares which represent 15% of the subordinate voting shares, will be released from the restrictions of the lockup agreement.

54,047,133 of the subordinate voting shares of the company shall remain subject to the lockup agreement restrictions until July 25, 2020.


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The Ultimate Value Cannabis Stock?

Previously we have reported on the value case for Trulieve as they trade at a relatively low EV/EBITDA compared to some major companies in the alcohol space. And this still remains the case.

Trulieve EV/EBITDA (Forward) VS. Alcohol Companies

Comparing the forward P/E ratio of Trulieve versus its peers, we see that not only is Trulieve one of the few cannabis companies that is consistently profitable, it also has the lowest forward P/E compared to its peers.

Trulieve Forward P/E Vs. Peers

Although some may argue that Trulieve’s price to sales ratio of over 5 still seems a bit high, it is not at all uncommon in the cannabis industry and in fact ranks among the lowest compared to its peers.

Trulieve P/S Ratio Vs. Peers

It seems as though Trulieve is a potential brightspot in an industry that is otherwise not known for its profitability or low valuations.

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Andy Zhou: Andy Zhou graduated from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, in 2019 with an bachelor’s degree in mathematics (honors). Throughout his time at university, he took on various internships at many major Canadian companies, including the Royal Bank of Canada and Loblaw. In October 2016, he enrolled in the university’s official stock simulator game, StockTrak run by the Faculty of Mathematics. By the time of his graduation, Andy ranked fourth out of 535 participants, with a total portfolio net return of 98 percent. In the last year of university prior to his graduation, he founded and led the UW FIRE Club, where he led discussions and debates on all topics related to finance and investing.
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