Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) shares continue to trace out a corrective consolidation following the sell-the-news off of Canadian legalization last month. The stock is now trading below both of its major moving averages despite being up 1500% over the past 30 months – a rare feat. To help further flesh out the story, the company recently announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Page, PhD as the Company’s Chief Science Officer.
The company’s recent press release noted that, in this new role, Dr. Page will oversee all science-related projects at the Company. The Aurora science team develops innovative products for the medical, wellness and adult consumer markets and focuses on delivering industry-leading cultivation results in terms of yields, consistency, quality and efficiency.
Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) is one of the most widely diversified players in the cannabis space due to its powerful strategic investments.
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In addition, the company has demonstrated rapid organic growth and strong execution on strategic M&A, which to date includes 15 companies – MedReleaf, CanvasRX, Peloton Pharmaceutical, Aurora Deutschland (formerly Pedanios), H2 Biopharma, Urban Cultivator, BC Northern Lights, Larssen Greenhouses, CanniMed Therapeutics, Anandia Labs, HotHouse Consulting, Agropro, Borela, and the pending acquisition of ICC Labs.
We would also note that the company has invested in and established strategic partnerships with a range of leading innovators, including: The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD), Radient Technologies Inc. (TSXV: RTI), Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (TSXV: HEMP), Cann Group Ltd. (ASX: CAN), Micron Waste Technologies Inc. (CSE: MWM), Choom Holdings Inc. (CSE: CHOO), Namaste Technologies Inc. (TSXV: N), Evio Beauty Group (private), Wagner Dimas (private), CTT Pharmaceuticals (OTCC: CTTH), and Alcanna Inc. (TSX: CLIQ).
However, just drilling down into its core cannabis production operations, Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc, trumpets itself as “one of the world’s largest and leading cannabis companies” and a licensed producer of medical cannabis pursuant to ACMPR.
We would expect expansion on the way given the inflow of investment capital. But, at present, the Company operates a 55,200 square foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Mountain View County, Alberta, known as Aurora Mountain, is currently constructing a second 800,000 square foot production facility, known as “Aurora Sky”, at the Edmonton International Airport, and has acquired, and is undertaking completion of a third 40,000 square foot production facility in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, on Montreal’s West Island.
As noted above, ACB recently announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Page, PhD as the Company’s Chief Science Officer.
Even in light of this news, ACB has had a rough past week of trading action, with shares sinking something like -12% in that time. That said, chart support is nearby and we may be in the process of constructing a nice setup for some movement back the other way. Over the past month, shares of the stock have suffered from clear selling pressure, dropping by roughly -36%.
“We are thrilled to have Jonathan join the Aurora team as Chief Science Officer,” said CEO Terry Booth. “Jonathan’s knowledge of the cannabis plant and its applications make him a globally recognized leader in the cannabis sector. With this appointment, we are well-positioned to continue to innovate through the research our teams are involved in and drive new commercial products.”
Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) managed to rope in revenues totaling $19.1M in overall sales during the company’s most recently reported quarterly financial data — a figure that represents a rate of top-line growth of 222.6%, as compared to year-ago data in comparable terms. In addition, the company has a strong balance sheet, with cash levels far exceeding current liabilities ($149.4M against $75.2M).
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