The company’s gross revenue increased 9.7% from the first quarter of fiscal year to the second quarter of fiscal year 2022, more than 54% of the gross revenue of the second quarter of fiscal year 2022 from repeat orders. Improved production efficiency/speed of TAAT®’s Beyond Tobacco™ base material using the advanced “V3” formulation partially contributed to the company’s gross margin improvement of 28.09% in the first quarter of fiscal 2022 to 46.1% in the second quarter of fiscal 2022.
LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER British Columbia, June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TAAT® GLOBAL ALTERNATIVES INC. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQX: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP) (the “Company” or “TAAT®”) is pleased to announce several corporate developments reflected in its financial statements for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 (for the three-month period ended April 30, 2022). The Company’s flagship product, TAAT®, is currently sold in more than 2,700 stores in the United States, which include major national and global chain locations in the convenience and gas categories. As more TAAT® in retail circulation is now manufactured with the Version III (“V3”) of its patent-pending Beyond Tobacco™ base material, the Company and its wholesale/retail partners have generally observed improvements in conversion rates of adult smokers who choose TAAT® over their preferred brand of cigarettes of tobacco. An overview of the highlights reflected in the Company’s second quarter fiscal 2022 financial statements is provided below. Unless otherwise indicated, all monetary figures are in Canadian dollars.
TAAT® Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Highlights
- Sequential revenue growth of 9.7% in gross revenue, from $469,782 in the first quarter of Fiscal 2022 to $515,464 in the second quarter of Fiscal 2022;
- The Company’s cost of goods sold increased from $337,817 in Q1 Fiscal 2022 to $277,846 in Q2 Fiscal 2022, reflecting a gross margin improvement of 28.09% in Q1 of the fiscal 2022 to 46.1% in Q2 fiscal 2022;
- The Company’s reduced cost of goods sold and increased gross margin can in part be attributed to manufacturing efficiencies that are an inherent result of the Beyond Tobacco™ V3 formulation manufacturing process;
- Repeat orders (“new orders”) from existing TAAT® accounts represented $279,875 or 54.29% of the company’s gross revenue of $515,464 in the second quarter of fiscal 2022;
- One-time reverse logistics expenses reduced the company’s gross margin in the second quarter of fiscal 2022, primarily to effect the replacement of previous shipments of TAAT® with TAAT® manufactured using the V3 formulation of Beyond Tobacco™;
- The Company has entered into an agreement to acquire ADCO Distributors, Inc. (“ADCO”), an Ohio tobacco distributor with 2021 net revenues exceeding C$87 million (as detailed in a press release dated February 25, 2022); and
- The “TAAT®” brand name has become a registered trademark in eight global markets, including the United States and the European Union (as detailed in a press release dated March 25, 2022).
Please refer to the documents filed by the Company on SEDAR (http://sedar.com) for all information provided in the company’s second quarter fiscal 2022 financial statements.
Pictured above is ADCO’s 18,000 square foot warehouse (Canton, Ohio), where a staff of 28 handles full-service distribution of TAAT® as well as traditional tobacco products and a full line of convenience products. As announced during the Company’s second quarter of fiscal 2022, TAAT® entered into an agreement to acquire ADCO, which was ultimately finalized in May 2022.
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TAAT® Founder Joe Deighan said, “Our second quarter of fiscal 2022 was a pivotal time for the company as we made two key transitions. The first was the acquisition of ADCO, which added integrated distribution to our business model in addition to a stable revenue stream of over C$87 million (based on 2021 financial results) to complete our existing TAAT® sales pipeline across the United States. The second was the rotation of TAAT® inventory with our wholesale and retail partners to ensure that TAAT® made with Beyond Tobacco™ V3 formulation is as available as possible in our national footprint. It is difficult to express how important V3 is compared to our previous formulations. Consumer feedback from adult smokers who have tried V3 reflects validation of our mission to create an experience that is truly better than their favorite brand of tobacco cigarettes. This has done wonders for our point-of-sale conversion rates, which is why we chose to take the plunge to voluntarily replace existing inventory with products manufactured using V3. With the additional distribution bandwidth resulting from our acquisition of ADCO, we are excited to continue as an integrated player in the US$812 billion global tobacco category, and are grateful to our loyal investor base for their continued support.
On behalf of the Company’s Board of Directors,
TAAT® GLOBAL ALTERNATIVES INC.
Joe Deighan, COO and Director
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About TAAT® Global Alternatives Inc.
TAAT® develops, manufactures and distributes alternative products in categories such as tobacco, hemp, kratom and other emerging segments of the CPG industry. Its flagship product is a nicotine-free, tobacco-free cigarette with a patent-pending base material formulation, sold in more than 2,700 stores in the United States. With over $80 million CAD in overall net revenue in 2021, TAAT® facilities include a manufacturing facility in Nevada, as well as a distribution center and multiple convenience stores in Ohio.
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