Sizing Up the Current Opportunity in Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF)

Sizing Up the Current Opportunity in Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF)

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While it may appear as if Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF) has been a laggard play in the cannabis space over recent months, we would highlight the stock’s recent resilience, including the fact that it is up over 20% in the last 10 months and trading well in positive territory for the year to date. To make matters more interesting, the company just announced that its 50%-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, has received a Standard Processing License from Health Canada for its 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 greenhouse facility.

According to the release, “The Processing License permits Pure Sunfarms to extract and process cannabis at its Delta 3 facility, which will enable the development and manufacture of products derived from cannabis, including oils, other concentrates, and edibles. Pure Sunfarms will require an additional amendment to its sales license to sell cannabis oil, which it expects to be distributing to provincial/territorial distributors and private retailers by the fourth quarter of this year.”

Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF) trumpets itself as a licensed producer of medical marijuana under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, which allows the company to produce and sell medical marijuana and cannabis oils to clients and other licensed producers.

Individuals may become clients of the company by registering with the company through its secure online portal or via telephone after the individual has received a medical document signed by a licensed health care practitioner setting out the daily quantity of dried marijuana, in grams, that the practitioner authorized for the person.

According to company materials, “Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF) operates through Emerald Health Botanicals Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary and Licensed Producer under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. Botanicals is authorized to produce and sell both dried medical cannabis flower and medical cannabis oil in Canada. Botanicals currently operates an indoor facility in Victoria, BC, and is progressing on expansion plans for a 32-acre property in Metro Vancouver and a partnership with Village Farms, called Pure Sunfarms, utilizing a 25-acre existing greenhouse complex in Delta, BC. Botanicals is one of Canada’s most medically focused licensed producers, with a team highly experienced in life sciences product development and large-scale agribusiness. Its vision is to be a leading provider of cannabis products through its production capabilities, proprietary genetics, value-added products and branding, and superb customer experience. Emerald Health Therapeutics is associated with the Emerald Health group, which comprises multiple companies advancing diverse botanical, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products that may provide wellness and medical benefits by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system.”

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As noted above, EMHTF just announced that its 50%-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, has received a Standard Processing License from Health Canada for its 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 greenhouse facility.

Traders will note just above the flat line for the past week. Moreover, the company has registered increased average transaction volume recently, with the past month seeing 14% beyond what we have been seeing over the larger time frame.

“Receipt of our Processing License is a critical step in the execution of our product development strategy, allowing us to expand beyond dried flower into the production of cannabis oil for the current legal recreational market, as well as to develop a wide range of products for the expected legalization in Canada of concentrates and edibles for recreational use in October 2019,” said Mandesh Dosanjh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pure Sunfarms. “Importantly, the Processing License permits Pure Sunfarms to store cannabis oil on site at Delta 3, which will allow us to purchase oil from external extractors for production of concentrates and edibles ahead of having our own extraction operations in place, which we continue to target for this year.”

Now commanding a market cap of $411.9M, EMHTF has a significant war chest ($52.9M) of cash on the books, which is balanced by about $30.7M in total current liabilities. One should also note that debt has been growing over recent quarters. EMHTF is pulling in trailing 12-month revenues of $1.3M. In addition, the company is seeing major top-line growth, with y/y quarterly revenues growing at 51.9%. We will update the story again soon as developments transpire. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of $EMHTF stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in $EMHTF, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.

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