Kush Bottles Inc(OTCMKTS:KSHB) has seen a spectacular past few months with its price rising from the $2 mark to recent highs of $8.51 a share. KSHB has transformed over this period from a fairly thinly traded stock to one of the top most traded stocks on the entire exchange.
KSHB is at the right place at the right time; The MJ sector continues to grow; according to Forbes North American marijuana sales grew by an unprecedented 30% in 2016 to $6.7 billion as the legal market expands in the U.S. and Canada, according to a new report by Arcview Market Research. North American sales are projected to top $20.2 billion by 2021 assuming a compound annual growth rate of 25%. The report includes Canada for the first time as it moves towards implementing legal adult use marijuana.
Kush Bottles Inc(OTCMKTS:KSHB) is a premier packaging supplier, offering certified child-resistant and custom-branded solutions in all states that permit medical or recreational cannabis use. With over 100 million bottles sold, the company is respected for its quality products, exceptional customer service, fast deliveries, and innovative custom design and branding solutions.
Kush Bottles is one of the few cannabis-focused businesses that is publicly traded and has demonstrated profitability and revenue growth without direct involvement with cannabis plants or extracts. The Company has been featured in media nationwide, including CNBC, Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur.com, TheStreet.com, and Inc. Magazine.
Earlier this year KSHB announced record third quarter revenues; revenues for the three months ended May 31, 2016 jumped to $2,322,638, a 94% increase over revenues of $1,198,083 in the year-ago quarter, and were 29% higher sequentially than revenues of $1,798,539 for the second quarter ended February 29, 2016. The revenue growth was primarily attributable to the Company’s continued sales growth across California, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado as well as modest but early sales from the launch of a new product line and the implementation of a new custom packaging website.
The Company achieved record net income of $23,284, or $0.00 per share, compared with a net loss of ($76,393), or ($0.00) per share, in the year-ago quarter. For the third quarter ended May 31, 2016, cost of goods sold increased to $1,588,302 from $779,652 a year earlier due to substantially higher revenues. Gross profit for the third quarter ended May 31, 2016 rose to $734,336, for a 32% gross margin compared with $418,431 and a 35% gross margin in the year-ago quarter. The substantial increase in gross profits was primarily due to the Company’s continued penetration of the California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado markets.
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Kush Bottles launched their new product line, BudGloves™, in April 2016. These premium quality gloves, created by Kush Bottles, meet the specific requirements of the cannabis industry and provides customers with an affordable and effective solution for handling cannabis plants, extracts and other products. They are powderless, non-stick, food-safe, and manufactured to meet industrial-grade standards.
In May, the Company implemented a new website that allows customers to submit design inquiries so they may customize the packaging of their specific brand. This new site has helped increase the number of return customers, attracted new first-time customers, enables scalability and has lead to higher website conversion rates and an overall return on investment.
On February 7 KSHB announced it was selected by Future Farm Technologies Inc. (“Future Farm”) (cse:FFT) (otcqb:FFRMF) to develop a suite of customized packaging and comprehensive compliance solutions to support its expansion into new territories.
Future Farm is rapidly expanding its footprint in the cannabis and hemp sectors nationwide, with a focus on California, Massachusetts, Maine, Florida and Puerto Rico. Kush Bottles will support Future Farm’s expansion and offer branded packaging solutions to ensure Future Farm maintains compliance with state-level regulations at all times.
“As we move forward with our plans to develop a diversified portfolio of cannabis investments in several states, it is important that we stay on the right side of state laws at all times, while also building strong brands as we penetrate these markets for the first time,” comments Mr. William Gildea, CEO and Chairman of Future Farms. “Kush Bottles offers a comprehensive suite of high quality cannabis packaging, branding and compliance solutions all under one roof, and has a strong track record of working with fast-growing cannabis companies, making them the right partner for us as we implement our strategy to scale the business.”
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Currently trading at a $371 million market valuation KSHB had $5.5 million in the treasury according to their latest filing as well as significant fast growing revenues reporting $8,847,115 in sales for the 3 months ended November 30, 2017 up from $2,472,395 for the same period last year. KSHB is an exciting story in small caps making huge moves in one of the hottest sectors to come around in a long time. KSHB CEO Nick Kovacevich recently commented “We entered fiscal 2018 with excellent momentum as we saw the impact of the strategic initiatives implemented throughout 2017 start to take hold. Revenues for the first fiscal quarter of 2018 reached approximately $8.85 million, representing a 258% increase compared with fiscal Q1 2017. This strength in the business led to net profits of $94,615 in fiscal Q1 2018. We also saw our cash balance increase to $5.5 million, which we plan to invest towards inventory purchasing, development of proprietary products, and other strategic initiatives.” We will be updating on KSHB when more details emerge so make sure you are subscribed to Microcapdaily so you know what’s going on with KSHB.
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