Canopy's (TSX:WEED) Q3 revenue declines. What's in store for investors?

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Highlights:
  • In Q3 2022, the revenues were C$ 141 million, representing a decline of eight per cent year-over-year (YoY).
  • Some analysts had reportedly expected Canopy to clock a revenue of C$ 137 million.
  • Canopy Growth's gross margins declined significantly to seven per cent in Q3 2022 from 16 per cent in Q3 2021.

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) posted mixed third-quarter results for the fiscal year 2022 as the cannabis producer's revenue continued to decline.

As the Canadian cannabis market has become hyper-competitive, it is reportedly becoming difficult for Canopy Growth to achieve increased revenues.

Canopy growth reportedly reported a steeper-than-expected loss, and lower pot prices caused a 20 per cent annual decline in its business to C$ 83 million.

Canopy Growth's (TSX:WEED) Q3 2022 financial results: Key details

In Q3 2022, the revenues were C$ 141 million, representing a decline of eight per cent year-over-year (YoY). Meanwhile, the adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) loss was C$ 67.4 million.

Some analysts had reportedly expected Canopy to clock a revenue of C$ 137 million and post adjusted EBITDA loss of C$ 65 million.

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As investors, you could keep in mind the chief executive officer (CEO) David Klein's statement. He said that Canopy Growth continued to reduce operating expenses and capital investments in Q3 2022.

Mr Klein said that the company is focused on achieving profitability in Canada. It aims to take more steps to optimize the expenses and make strategic investments in growth areas.

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Canopy Growth's gross margins declined significantly to seven per cent in Q3 2022 from 16 per cent in Q3 2021. This could be due to higher supply chain costs and price compression in the cannabis market.

Bottom line

In Q3 2022, Canopy Growth's net loss was C$ 115 million, representing a significant improvement of C$ 714 million in the same comparable period of the previous year.

Canopy Growth's cash position remained in a weaker position. As of December 31, 2021, cash and short-term investments were C$ 1.4 billion, a decrease of C$ 0.9 billion from C$ 2.3 billion as of March 31, 2021.

The cannabis producer's free cash flow was an outflow of C$ 168 million, an increase of 24 per cent YoY.

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