Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) Realigns From the Top

Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) Realigns From the Top

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Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) just announced that, effective January 14, 2020, David Klein has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.

According to the release, “David brings a wealth of expertise to this role, having served in a number of senior leadership capacities over the past 14 years at Constellation Brands. His capabilities include extensive CPG and beverage alcohol industry experience, strong financial orientation, and experience operating in highly regulated markets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. David is an experienced strategist with a deep understanding of how to build enduring consumer brands while leveraging operational scale across a dispersed production footprint. He is a strong leader with a proven track record of developing diverse and high performing teams.”

Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC) is one of the bigger growers in the industry. The company produces and sells medical marijuana in Canada. It offers dry cannabis and oil products primarily under the Tweed and Bedrocan brands. It also sells its products online.

According to company materials, “Tweed is the most recognized marijuana production brand in the world. It has built a large and loyal following by focusing on quality products and meaningful customer relationships. Tweed doesn’t just sell marijuana, it facilitates a conversation about a product we’ve all heard about but haven’t met intimately yet. It is approachable and friendly, yet reliable and trusted. As marijuana laws liberalize around the world, Tweed will expand its leading Canadian position around the globe.”

Also from their materials, “Bedrocan is the epitome of medical-grade cannabis. Bedrocan BV pioneered medical cannabis in Holland through decades of selection and refinement, leading to standardized, whole bud cannabis strains that patients can rely on. Bedrocan Canada supplies the same standardized strains to the Canadian market through exclusive licensing rights to the American continents, an arrangement it will also enjoy for all future genetic advancements. Due to its consistency over time, Bedrocan’s strains have been used in clinical research in seven European countries. That commitment to research didn’t stay on the east side of the Atlantic – Bedrocan Canada recently launched one of the largest clinical cannabis studies in the world, the EQUAL Study, to evaluate quality of life before and after medical cannabis use.”

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As noted above, CGC just announced that, effective January 14, 2020, David Klein has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.

We’ve witnessed 10% during the past week in terms of shareholder gains in the name. In addition, the company has witnessed a pop in interest, as transaction volume levels have recently pushed nearly 110% above the average volume levels in play in this stock over the longer term.

“Canopy Growth sits at the forefront of one of the most exciting new market opportunities in our lifetime,” said Klein. “Thanks to the efforts of Mark and the entire team at Canopy Growth, no company is better positioned to win in the emerging cannabis market. I look forward to working with the team to build on the foundation that has been laid, to develop brands that strongly resonate with consumers, and to capture the market opportunity before us. Together we will drive sustainable, industry-leading growth that benefits employees, shareholders and the communities in which we operate.”

Now commanding a market cap of $7B, CGC has a significant war chest ($2.8B) of cash on the books, which is balanced by about $425.8M in total current liabilities. One should also note that debt has been growing over recent quarters. CGC is pulling in trailing 12-month revenues of $344.2M. In addition, the company is seeing major top-line growth, with y/y quarterly revenues growing at 228.4%. We will update the story again soon as developments transpire. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of $CGC 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 $CGC, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.

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