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Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (CSE: GLH) (OTCQB: GLDFF)

Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (CSE: GLH) (OTCQB: GLDFF) is a premier consumer-driven cannabis company powered by the Chalice retail and consumer brands. GLH takes a diversified approach to growth through innovation, strategic partnerships and retail expansion, as well as a brand portfolio focusing on health and wellness. The company features best in class retail cannabis experiences backed by cultivation, processing and developing wholesale distribution. With over 160 employees, GLH is one of the largest cannabis operators in Oregon. The company holds licensing in Oregon, as well as partnerships for manufacturing and distribution in California. Its current product portfolio includes recognizable brands such as Chalice(TM), Elysium Fields(TM), GOLDEN(TM), Jackpot(TM) and RXO(TM).

Brands

Golden Leaf Holdings offers an innovative product line that addresses current market needs and looks forward to meet emerging trends. The company’s goal is to offer something for everyone through the wholesale and retail marketplaces. Its current product offerings include:

Chalice(TM)

The Chalice Farms(TM) brand is focused on how cannabis enhances lives and ignites purpose. By offering the highest quality of cannabis in an array of flower, extracts, oils, edibles and full-body care products, the brand provides full efficacy in both the retail and wholesale markets. The Chalice Farms team has over 100 years of combined cannabis experience and continues to be an industry leader for both medical and recreational cannabis use – providing state-of-the-art farming practices, excellent retail and complete product innovation.

Elysium Fields(TM)

Elysium Fields(TM) is a “soil-to-oil” craft cannabis brand intended for cannabis connoisseurs who want the highest quality THC and boldest terpene flavors. Made from small-batch live resin, Elysium Fields creates an experience described as a remarkable entourage effect. The C-Cell cartridge has a 30% strain specific HTE with a 70% high THC distillate. The resin is created from a sustainable, organic garden flower that is flash-frozen upon harvest to preserve the terpenes for a heavenly experience.

RXO(TM)

RXO(TM) features Chalice Farms’ purest and most versatile Rick Simpson Oil products. RXO was developed by the Steele brothers in collaboration with medical professionals and is a potent, strain-specific Ethanol Hash Oil (EHO) purified through a proprietary process. Through this process, various consumption methods can be accommodated, including edible, topical, sublingual and smoking (shatter and vape).

GOLDEN(TM)

GOLDEN(TM) offers a wide variety of craft cannabis products for a diverse population of cannabis users. Sourced from the finest raw materials from local growers, GOLDEN products are high-quality and innovative. Premium cannabis distillate vaporizer cartridges and fruit chew edibles made from organic ingredients are made using the most flavorful terpenes for enhanced health, wellness and enjoyment. Products are distributed online and through Chalice Farms or other dispensary partners.

Jackpot(TM)

Jackpot(TM) products offer a powerful combination of flavor and potency. With 70% THC content in each cartridge, Jackpot adds full-spectrum cannabinoids and flavorful infused terpenes in short-run limited strains for on-the-go fun seekers. The quality hardware of the cartridges makes them easily recyclable and guarantees to produce a large volume draw each time.

Cannabis Market Outlook

In 2020, the legal cannabis market was valued at approximately $23 billion, and it is expected to top $73.6 billion in revenue by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 18.1% during the forecast period (https://ibn.fm/LdkhG). One of the biggest factors driving the cannabis market’s growth is legalization around the world.

As cannabis sales generally increased during the pandemic, Golden Leaf Holdings achieved record financials for Q3 2020, reporting quarterly revenue of $6.2 million, a year-over-year increase of 42%. For the first time in its history, the company also reported positive cash flow in excess of $417,000 (https://ibn.fm/LY1b2).

Golden Leaf Holdings is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growth of both the medicinal and recreational marijuana market segments through a rich product offering that successfully addresses current consumer needs.

Management Team

Jeff Yapp is the CEO and President of Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. He has created a culture at GLH that operates under his mantra of ‘Crawl, Walk, Run’. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and corporate executive who has built a successful career through his ability to recognize opportunity, even when it isn’t obvious. Mr. Yapp has an extensive background in retail, marketing and entertainment. In the past, he has been committed to bringing innovation to Fortune 25 companies such as Microsoft, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo and more. As a strategic partner for Microsoft, he is an integral driver of growth for online and retail operations. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan, majoring in Business Administration. He also graduated with honors from JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

John Varghese is the Executive Chair of Golden Leaf Holdings and is responsible for all capital markets initiatives at GLH. His background is in mergers and acquisitions, investing, operations and capital markets, with professional experience that ranges from private equity, venture capital and investment banking to senior management positions and director roles in both private and public companies. He has served on over 20 boards, acting as the chairman of six of them.

Andrew Marchington is the company’s CFO. His public accounting career experience includes time with start-up, high-growth and enterprise-level organizations, including five years of prior cannabis industry experience. He has a rich understanding of the priorities and best practices within accounting, finance and management. Mr. Marchington’s past experience includes time with companies like Deloitte, Moss Adams, Cambia Health Solutions and C21 Investments.

John Ford, Golden Leaf Holdings’ Chief Revenue Officer and VP of Retail, is a seasoned and dynamic retail leader with extensive experience in the retail industry who has led the launch of major retail brands such as Apple and Microsoft in China and Australia. His goal is to help retailers transition their businesses to modern experiential locations where customers can engage with products and brands in new ways. At Apple, Mr. Ford was the only field expat sent to launch Apple Retail in China. He set several records for Apple while in China, not just in sales but also in inventory management and employee turnover. Mr. Ford left Apple to lead Microsoft’s international retail expansion, where he also managed its e-commerce presence.

Investment Considerations
  • Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. is licensed in Oregon and Nevada, with partnerships in manufacturing and distribution in California.
  • The Chalice Brands offer full lines of cannabis products grown organically and by local growers.
  • The company offers production, processing, wholesale distribution and retail operations within the cannabis industry.
  • Golden Leaf Holdings reported sales growth during the pandemic, recording revenue of $6.2 million in Q3 2020, an increase of 42% from Q3 2019. At the end of the third quarter, the company had exceeded total fiscal 2019 revenues.
  • The cannabis market is forecast to achieve a CAGR of 18.1%, climbing to a value of $73.6 billion by 2027.
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