Form 6-K Village Farms International, Inc.

Report of foreign issuer [Rules 13a-16 and 15d-16]

Published: 2019-08-12 21:11:34
Submitted: 2019-08-13
Period Ending In: 2019-08-12
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Form 6-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 


FORM 6-K

 

 


REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 or 15d-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of August, 2019

Commission file number: 001-38783

 

 


Village Farms International, Inc.

(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)

 

 


4700-80th Street

Delta, British Columbia Canada

V4K 3N3

(Address of principal executive office)

 

 


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

☐  Form 20-F             ☒  Form 40-F

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):  

Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted solely to provide an attached annual report to security holders.

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):  

Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted to furnish a report or other document that the registrant foreign private issuer must furnish and make public under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the registrant is incorporated, domiciled or legally organized (the registrant’s “home country”), or under the rules of the home country exchange on which the registrant’s securities are traded, as long as the report or other document is not a press release, is not required to be and has not been distributed to the registrant’s security holders, and, if discussing a material event, has already been the subject of a Form 6-K submission or other Commission filing on EDGAR.

 

 

 



INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to this Report on Form 6-K shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the registration statements on Form S-8 (Registration Number 333-230298) and Form F-10 (Registration Number 333-232115) of Village Farms International, Inc. and to be a part thereof from the date on which this report is filed, to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed or furnished.

Exhibits 99.3, 99.4 and 99.5 to this Report on Form 6-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.



SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

    Village Farms International, Inc.
    (Registrant)
    By:  

/s/ Stephen C. Ruffini

      Stephen C. Ruffini
Date: August 12, 2019       Chief Financial Officer


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Description

Exhibit 99.1    Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements
Exhibit 99.2    Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Exhibit 99.3    Press Release dated August 12, 2019
Exhibit 99.4    52-109F2 – Certification of interim filings – CEO
Exhibit 99.5    52-109F2 – Certification of interim filings – CFO

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EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

Village Farms International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(Unaudited)


Village Farms International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Financial Position

(In thousands of United States dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     June 30, 2019     December 31, 2018  

ASSETS

    

Current assets

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 11,706     $ 11,920  

Trade receivables

     13,823       11,292  

Amounts due from joint ventures (note 7)

     10,602       10,873  

Other receivables

     819       332  

Inventories (note 4)

     17,744       22,485  

Biological asset (note 5)

     5,429       4,230  

Prepaid expenses and deposits

     1,623       889  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     61,746       62,021  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-current
assets

    

Property, plant and equipment (note 6)

     68,665       77,479  

Due from joint ventures (note 7)

     5,745       —    

Right-of-use
assets (note 3)

     3,988       —    

Investment in joint ventures (note 7)

     55,197       18,108  

Other assets

     1,718       2,207  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 197,059     $ 159,815  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

    

Current liabilities

    

Line of credit

   $ 5,000     $ 2,000  

Trade payables

     9,389       14,601  

Current maturities of long-term debt (note 8)

     3,439       3,414  

Accrued liabilities

     6,730       3,509  

Lease liabilities - current (note 3)

     913       78  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     25,471       23,602  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-current
liabilities

    

Long-term debt (note 8)

     30,791       32,445  

Deferred tax liability

     2,259       1,920  

Lease liabilities (note 3)

     3,201       102  

Other liabilities

     1,205       1,050  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     62,927       59,119  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Share capital

     76,435       60,872  

Contributed surplus

     3,425       2,198  

Revaluation surplus (note 6)

     3,351       4,321  

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (482     (562

Retained earnings

     51,403       33,867  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

     134,132       100,696  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

   $ 197,059     $ 159,815  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

1


Village Farms International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity

(In thousands of United States dollars, except for shares outstanding)

(Unaudited)

 

     Number of
Common
Shares
     Share
Capital
     Contributed
Surplus
    Revaluation
Surplus
    Accumulated Other
Comprehensive
(Loss) Income
    Retained
Earnings
    Total
Shareholders’
Equity
 

Balance at January 1, 2018 (restated - note 3)

     42,242,612      $ 36,115      $ 1,726     $ 4,321     $ (391   $ 39,012     $ 80,783  

Shares issued on exercise of stock options

     342,733        263        —         —         —         —         263  

Shares issued pursuant to private placement of common shares, net of issuance costs

     1,886,793        7,755        —         —         —         —         7,755  

Share-based compensation (note 16)

     —          —          256       —         —         —         256  

Cumulative translation adjustment

     —          —          —         —         (89     —         (89

Net loss

     —          —          —         —         —         (3,426     (3,426
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at June 30, 2018

     44,472,138      $ 44,133      $ 1,982     $ 4,321     $ (480   $ 35,586     $ 85,542  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at January 1, 2019

     47,642,672      $ 60,872      $ 2,198     $ 4,321     $ (562   $ 33,867     $ 100,696  

Shares issued on exercise of stock options

     52,782        113        (38     —         —         —         75  

Share-based compensation (note 16)

     278,332        908        1,413       —         —         —         2,321  

Shares issued on exercise of warrants

     300,000        614        (148     —         —         —         466  

Shares issued pursuant to public offering of common shares, net of issuance costs (note 16)

     1,000,000        13,928        —         —         —         —         13,928  

Cumulative translation adjustment

     —          —          —         —         80       —         80  

Reclassification of previously recorded revaluation gain of land (note 6)

     —          —          —         (970     —         —         (970

Net income

     —          —          —         —         —         17,536       17,536  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at June 30, 2019

     49,273,786      $ 76,435      $ 3,425     $ 3,351     $ (482   $ 51,403     $ 134,132  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

2


Village Farms International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Income (Loss) and Comprehensive Loss

(In thousands of United States dollars, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2019     2018     2019     2018  

Sales (note 14)

   $ 41,329     $ 42,039     $ 73,219     $ 71,529  

Cost of sales (note 11)

     (44,263     (41,150     (75,845     (67,053

Change in biological asset (note 5)

     630       856       530       197  

Selling, general and administrative expenses (note 11)

     (4,830     (3,826     (10,265     (7,301
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss from operations

     (7,134     (2,081     (12,361     (2,628

Interest expense, net

     (503     (691     (1,110     (1,289

Foreign exchange gain (loss)

     243       (21     521       (14

Other income, net

     282       26       150       44  

Share of income (loss) from joint ventures (note 7)

     13,841       (104     18,110       (341

Gain on disposal of assets (note 7)

     —         —         13,566       —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

     6,729       (2,871     18,876       (4,228

Recovery of (provision for) income taxes

     3,160       589       (1,340     802  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 9,889     $ (2,282   $ 17,536     $ (3,426
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic income (loss) per share (note 15)

   $ 0.20     $ (0.05   $ 0.36     $ (0.08
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted income (loss) per share (note 15)

   $ 0.20     $ (0.05   $ 0.35     $ (0.08
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss):

        

Foreign currency translation adjustment

     36       (34     80       (89
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

   $ 9,925     $ (2,316   $ 17,616     $ (3,515
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

3


Village Farms International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands of United States dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2019     2018  

Cash flows used in operating activities:

    

Net income (loss)

   $ 17,536     $ (3,426

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     3,766       3,523  

Share of (income) loss from joint ventures (note 7)

     (18,110     341  

Interest expense

     1,457       1,289  

Interest income

     (347     —    

Gain on disposal of assets (note 7)

     (13,566     —    

Share-based compensation (note 16)

     2,321       256  

Deferred income taxes

     338       (819

Change in biological asset (note 5)

     (530     (197

Changes in

non-cash
working capital items (note 13)

     (527     (6,458
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in operating activities

     (7,662     (5,491
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows used in investing activities:

    

Purchases of property, plant and equipment, net of rebate

     (1,096     (1,440

Note receivables to joint ventures (note 7)

     (5,475     —    

Proceeds from sale of asset

     60       —    

Investment in joint ventures (note 7)

     (316     —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (6,827     (1,440
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Proceeds from borrowings

     3,000       7,000  

Repayments on borrowings

     (1,709     (917

Interest paid on long-term debt, net

     (1,063     (1,289

Proceeds from issuance of common stock pursuant to public offering, net

     13,930       7,755  

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

     74       263  

Payments on capital lease obligations

     (423     (34

Proceeds from exercise of warrants

     466       —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

     14,275       12,778  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

     —         (5
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (214     5,842  

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     11,920       7,091  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 11,706     $ 12,933  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental cash flow information:

    

Income taxes paid

   $ —       $ —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

1

NATURE OF OPERATIONS

Village Farms International, Inc. (“VFF” the parent company, together with its subsidiaries, the “Company”) is incorporated under the Canada Business Corporation Act. VFF’s principal operating subsidiaries as at June 30, 2019 are Village Farms Canada Limited Partnership (“VFCLP”), Village Farms, L.P. (“VFLP”), and VF Clean Energy, Inc. (“VFCE”). The address of the registered office of VFF is 4700 80th Street, Delta, British Columbia, Canada, V4K 3N3. VFF owns a 65% equity interest in Village Fields Hemp USA LLC (“VF Hemp”), a 60% equity interest in Arkansas Valley Green and Gold Hemp (“AVGG Hemp) and a 50% equity interest in Pure Sunfarms Corp. (“Pure Sunfarms”), all of which are recorded as Investments in Joint Ventures (note 7).

The Company’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol VFF and are also listed in the United States on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol VFF.

The Company owns and operates sophisticated, highly intensive agricultural greenhouse facilities in British Columbia and Texas, where it produces, markets and sells premium-quality tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers. The Company also markets and sells third party produce through its subsidiaries. The Company, through its subsidiary VFCE, owns and operates a 7.0 MW power plant that generates electricity. The Company’s joint venture, Pure Sunfarms, is a licensed producer and supplier of cannabis products to be sold to other licensed providers and provincial governments across Canada and internationally. The Company’s joint ventures, VF Hemp and AVGG Hemp, are cultivators and extractors of high cannabidiol (“CBD”) hemp in multiple states throughout the United States.

 

2

BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Statement of Compliance

The Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements (“interim financial statements”) have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and its interpretations, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”), as applicable to interim financial statements, including International Accounting Standard (“IAS”) 34, Interim Financial Reporting. They do not include all of the information required for full annual financial statement disclosures and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018, which were prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Basis of Presentation

The interim financial statements are prepared on a going concern basis. The accounting policies have been applied consistently in all material respects. These interim financial statements have been prepared by applying the same accounting policies, assessments of estimates and judgments, and methods of computation as compared with the most recent annual consolidated financial statements with the exception of IFRS 16, Leases as described in Note 3.

Basis of Measurement

The interim financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for the following material items in the interim statement of financial position (“interim statement of financial position”):

 

   

biological assets are measured at fair value less costs to sell;

 

   

land is valued at fair market value; and

 

   

marketable equity securities are measured at fair value through profit and loss.

Functional and Presentation Currency

The functional currency for each entity included in these interim financial statements is the currency of the primary economic environment in which the entity operates. These interim financial statements are presented in United States dollars (“U.S. dollars”) which have been rounded to the nearest thousands, except per share amounts. Currency conversion to U.S. dollars is performed in accordance with IAS 21, The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates.

 

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

3

CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES

These changes were made in accordance with the applicable transitional provisions.

Amendments to IFRS 11, Joint Arrangements, and IAS 28, Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures establishes the criteria for accounting for joint ventures. Investments in joint ventures are accounted for using the equity method. The equity method involves recording the initial investment at cost and subsequently adjusting the carrying value of the investment for the proportionate share of the profit or loss, other comprehensive income or loss and any other changes in the joint venture’s net assets such as dividends. At each statement of financial position date, the Company will consider whether there is objective evidence that its investment in the joint venture is impaired. If there is such evidence of impairment, the Company will determine the amount of the impairment and a loss will be recorded in the condensed consolidated interim statement of income (loss) (“interim statement of income (loss)”). The adoption of the amendments to IFRS 11 did not have and impact on the Company’s interim financial statements.

IFRS 16, Leases, was issued in January 2016 to replace IAS 17, Leases, and related Interpretations. IFRS 16 establishes the principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases for both parties to a contract, i.e. the customer (lessee) and the supplier (lessor) to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by requiring the recognition of

right-of-use
assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet.

On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted IFRS 16 using the updated modified retrospective transition approach and did not restate prior periods. The Company’s classes of assets include land leases, building leases and equipment leases.

On adoption, the Company recognized lease liabilities in relation to leases which had previously been classified as ‘operating leases’ under the principles of IAS 17, Leases. These lease liabilities were measured at the present value of the remaining lease payments, discounted using the borrowing rate of the Company. The weighted average incremental borrowing rate applied to the lease liabilities on January 1, 2019 was 6.25%. These leases are included in

right-of-use
assets, short-term lease liabilities and long-term lease liabilities in our consolidated balance sheet.
Right-of-use
assets are amortized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

For leases previously classified as finance leases the entity recognized the carrying amount of the lease asset and lease liability immediately before transition as the carrying amount of the right of use asset and the lease liability at the date of initial application.

Additionally, the Company has elected the short-term lease exception for all classes of assets, and does not apply the recognition requirements for leases of 12 months or less, and recognizes lease payments for short-term leases as expense either straight-line over the lease term or as incurred depending on whether the lease payments are fixed or variable. These elections are applied consistently for all leases.

 

     2019  

Operating lease commitments disclosed as at December 31, 2018

   $ 5,064  

Less: short-term leases recognized on a straight-line basis as expense

     (210
  

 

 

 
     4,854  

Discounted using the lessee’s incremental borrowing rate of 6.25% at the date of initial application

     4,269  

Add: additional leases identified on adoption of IFRS 16

     88  

Add: finance lease liabilities recognized as at December 31, 2018

     180  
  

 

 

 

Lease liability recognized as at January 1, 2019

   $ 4,537  

Of which are:

  

Current lease liabilities

     1,022  

Non-current
lease liabilities

     3,515  
  

 

 

 
   $ 4,537  
  

 

 

 

 

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

The recognized right-of-use assets relate to  the following types of assets:

 

     December 31, 2018      January 1, 2019  

Land

   $ —        $ 140  

Building

     —          4,017  

Equipment

     176        380  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

right-of-use
assets

   $ 176      $ 4,537  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

4

INVENTORIES

 

     June 30, 2019      December 31, 2018  

Deferred crop costs

   $ 20,759      $ 24,649  

Purchased produce inventory

     457        643  

Biological asset adjustment (note 5)

     (3,541      (2,871

Spare parts inventory

     69        64  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 17,744      $ 22,485  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The cost of inventories recognized as expense and included in cost of sales for the three months ended June 30, 2019 amounted to $37,143 (2018 - $34,375) and $62,881 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 (2018 - $54,580). The biological asset adjustment reclassifies actual costs incurred for the biological asset from inventories to biological asset on the interim statements of financial position.

 

5

BIOLOGICAL ASSET

Information about the biological asset presented on the interim statements of financial position and in the interim statements of income (loss) is as follows:

 

     June 30, 2019      December 31,
2018
     June 30, 2018  

Estimated sales value - biological asset

   $  10,825    $  8,004      $  12,803  

Less

        

Estimated remaining costs to complete

     4,793        3,304        5,114  

Estimated selling costs

     603        470        769  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Fair value of biological asset less costs to sell

     5,429        4,230        6,920  

Less actual costs

     3,540        2,871        4,530  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Increase in fair value of biological asset over cost

     1,889        1,359        2,390  

Fair value over cost of harvested and sold biological asset - beginning of year

     1,359        2,193        2,193  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Change in biological asset

   $ 530      $ (834    $ 197  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

6

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

Property, plant and equipment consist of the following:

 

     Land     Leasehold
and land
improve-
ments
    Buildings     Machinery
and
Equipment
    Construction
in process
    Total  

At January 1, 2019

 

Cost

   $ 9,047     $ 3,820     $ 77,003     $ 65,664     $ 552     $ 156,086  

Accumulated depreciation

     —         (2,308     (36,289     (40,186     —         (78,783
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net book value (note 3)

   $ 9,047     $ 1,512     $ 40,714     $ 25,478     $ 552     $ 77,303  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Six Months ended June 30, 2019

 

         

Opening net book value

   $ 9,047     $ 1,512     $ 40,714     $ 25,478     $ 552     $ 77,303  

Additions/transfers

     —         —         —         608       616       1,224  

Placed in service

     —         —         —         —         (430     (430

Disposals

     (1,848     —         (4,552     (4,178     —         (10,578

Accum deprec on disposal

     —         —         1,934       2,305       —         4,239  

Depreciation expense

     —         (43     (1,153     (2,031     —         (3,227

Foreign currency translation adjustment

     —         —         11       123       —         134  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Closing net book value

   $ 7,199     $ 1,469     $ 36,954     $ 22,305     $ 738     $ 68,665  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

At June 30, 2019

 

       

Cost

   $ 7,199     $ 3,820     $ 72,456     $ 61,573     $ 738     $ 145,786  

Accumulated depreciation

     —         (2,351     (35,502     (39,268     —         (77,121
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net book value

   $ 7,199     $ 1,469     $ 36,954     $ 22,305     $ 738     $ 68,665  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Depreciation related to the greenhouse facilities and equipment is expensed in cost of sales. Land is the only item of property, plant and equipment that is stated at fair values. On March 31, 2019, Pure Sunfarms exercised its option to acquire the Delta 2 assets and operations. Delta 2 land was disposed of as part of that transaction (note 7). The revaluation surplus related to Delta 2 of $1.0 million, net of taxes, that was previously recorded as a component of equity, was reclassified and included as part of the gain on disposal of assets recorded in the interim statements of income (loss).

 

7

INVESTMENT IN JOINT VENTURES

Pure Sunfarms Corp.

On June 6, 2017, the Company entered into an agreement to form Pure Sunfarms, a B.C. corporation, with Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. (“Emerald”). The purpose of Pure Sunfarms is to produce, market and distribute cannabis in Canada. Village Farms has a 50% ownership interest in Pure Sunfarms in the form of common shares. The Company has concluded that the agreement constitutes a joint arrangement where joint control is shared with Emerald and therefore has accounted for Pure Sunfarms in accordance with IFRS 11 and IAS 28, using the equity method.

On July 5, 2018, the Company and Emerald Health Therapeutics Canada Inc. (a subsidiary of Emerald) (together, the “Shareholders”) entered into a Shareholder Loan Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with Pure Sunfarms, whereby, as at June 30, 2019, the Shareholders had each contributed $10,082 (CA$13,000) in the form of a demand loan to Pure Sunfarms. Effective January 1, 2019, the loan amounts bear simple interest at the rate of 6.2% per annum, calculated semi-annually. Interest will accrue and be payable upon demand being made by both Shareholders (see note 10).

On March 31, 2019, Pure Sunfarms exercised its option to utilize the Delta 2 assets and operations. The contribution of the assets has been accounted for as a disposal of the land, greenhouse facility and other assets in exchange for 25,000,000 common shares of Pure Sunfarms. This was a

non-cash
transaction, and it was estimated that the fair value of the land, building and other assets was $18.7 million (CA$25 million) at the date of contribution. The Company recognized a gain of $13.6 million on the contribution of the fixed assets. The Company had previously recorded a fair value increase on the Delta 2 land being contributed (2016 - $2.0 million), which was recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income, net of taxes of $1.0 million. As a result of the contribution of the Delta 2 land, this amount has been recycled to the interim statements of income, and has been included in the gain noted above. As at June 30, 2019, the total investment in Pure Sunfarms of US$55.1 million is recorded in the interim statements of financial position. Final determination with respect to the transfer of the land, building and equipment will not be made until year end. As such, the investment and related gain on disposal of assets may be adjusted at year end.

 

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

The Company’s share of the joint venture consists of the following:

 

Balance, January 1, 2019

   $  18,108  

Investments in joint venture

     18,661  

Transaction costs

     55  

Share of net income for the period

     18,260  
  

 

 

 

Balance, June 30, 2019

   $ 55,084  
  

 

 

 

Summarized financial information of Pure Sunfarms (in $000’s of CAD):

 

     June 30, 2019      December 31, 2018  

Current assets

     

Cash and cash equivalents (including restricted cash)

   $ 18,648      $ 2,362  

Trade receivables

     15,458        1,312  

Inventory

     12,632        8,356  

FV of biological asset in inventory

     17,321        —    

Biological asset

     16,546        7,388  

Other current assets

     588        996  

Non-current
assets

     108,611        67,263  

Current liabilities

     

Trade payables

     (2,593      (9,361

Borrowings due to joint venture partners

     (27,333      (26,523

Other current liabilities

     (12,783      (3,582

Non-current
liabilities

        —    

Borrowings – long term

     (18,000      —    

Deferred tax liability

     (4,320      (2,688
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net assets

   $ 124,775      $ 45,523  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Summarized financial information of Pure Sunfarms (in $000’s of CAD):

 

     June 30, 2019      December 31, 2018  

Reconciliation of net assets:

     

Accumulated retained earnings

   $ 51,585      $ 5,523  

Contributions from joint venture partners

     73,190        40,000  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net assets

   $ 124,775      $
 
 
45,523
 
 
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

Summarized financial information of Pure Sunfarms (in $000’s of CAD):

 

     Three months ended
June 30,
     Six months ended
June 30,
 
     2019      2018      2019     2018  

Revenue

   $ 32,356      $ —        $ 46,715     $ —    

Cost of sales*

     (5,293      —          (10,369     —    

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (2,384      (761      (3,712     (1,315

Realized FV included in inventory sold

     (19,177         (27,453  

Change in fair value of

bio-asset

     36,144        422        52,534       422  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) from operations

     41,646        (339      57,715       (893

Interest income

     389        —          390       —    

Foreign exchange loss (gain)

     33        (78      (19     (28

Other income, net

     (4      —          (17     —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before taxes

     41,228        (261      57,361       (865

Provision for recovery of income taxes

     (6,594      —          (11,299     —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 34,634      $ (261    $ 46,062     $ (865
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

*

Included in cost of sales is CA$1,123 of amortization expense.

Village Fields Hemp USA LLC

On February 27, 2019, the Company entered into a joint venture with Nature Crisp, LLC (“Nature Crisp”) to form VF Hemp for the objective of outdoor cultivation of high percentage cannabidiol (“CBD”) hemp and CBD extraction in multiple states throughout the United States. VF Hemp is 65% owned by the Company and 35% owned by Nature Crisp. Under the terms of the VF Hemp Joint Venture Agreement, the Company will lend approximately US$15 million to VF Hemp for

start-up
costs and working capital. Capital investment for extraction capabilities is to be determined and dependent on future decisions with respect to the locations of hemp production and the extraction operations. The Company has concluded that the agreement constitutes a joint arrangement where joint control is shared with Nature Crisp and therefore has accounted for VF Hemp in accordance with IFRS 11 and IAS 28, using the equity method.

On March 25, 2019, the Company entered into a Grid Loan Agreement (the “Grid Loan”) with VF Hemp, whereby, as at June 30, 2019, the Company had advanced $5,193 in the form of a grid loan to VF Hemp. The Grid Loan has a maturity date of March 25, 2022, and will bear simple interest at the rate of 8% per annum, calculated monthly (note 10).

The Company’s share of the joint venture consists of the following:

 

Balance, beginning of the period

   $ —    

Investments in joint venture

     7  

Share of net loss

     (133

Transaction costs

     219  
  

 

 

 

Balance, June 30, 2019

   $ 93  
  

 

 

 

Summarized financial information of VF Hemp:

 

Current assets

  

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 73  

Inventory

     2,486  

Prepaid expenses

     1,439  

Non-current
assets

     2,805  

Current liabilities

     (1,805

Non-current
liabilities

     (5,193
  

 

 

 

Net assets

   $ (195
  

 

 

 

 

10


VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

Reconciliation of net assets:

  

Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2019

   $ (205

Contributions from joint venture partners

     10  
  

 

 

 

Net assets

   $ (195
  

 

 

 

Arkansas Valley Green and Gold Hemp

On May 21, 2019, the Company entered into a joint venture with Arkansas Valley Hemp, LLC (“AV Hemp”) for the objective of outdoor cultivation of high percentage cannabidiol (CBD) hemp and CBD extraction in Colorado. The joint venture, AVGG Hemp, is 60% owned by the Company, 35% owned by AV Hemp, and 5% owned by VF Hemp.

Under the terms of the AVGG Hemp Joint Venture Agreement, the Company will lend approximately US$5 million to AVGG Hemp for

start-up
costs and working capital. The loans bear simple interest at the rate of 8% per annum, calculated monthly (note 10). To the extent cash is available from positive cash flow, the AVGG Hemp has agreed to repay the Company with respect to any such loans, in the range of $2 million to $3 million in the initial two years following the formation of AVGG Hemp. As at June 30, 2019, the Company had loaned AVGG Hemp approximately $552.

The Company has concluded that the agreement constitutes a joint arrangement where joint control is shared with AV Hemp and therefore has accounted for AVGG Hemp in accordance with IFRS 11 and IAS 28, using the equity method.

The Company’s share of the joint venture consists of the following:

 

Balance, beginning of the period

   $ —    

Investments in joint venture

     6  

Share of net loss

     (17

Transaction costs

     31  
  

 

 

 

Balance, June 30, 2019

   $ 20  
  

 

 

 

Summarized financial information of AVGG Hemp:

 

Current assets

  

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 10  

Inventory

     533  

Other current assests

     9  

Current liabilities

     (17

Non-current
liabilities

     (552
  

 

 

 

Net assets

   $ (17
  

 

 

 

Reconciliation of net assets:

  

Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2019

   $ (27

Contributions from joint venture partners

     10  
  

 

 

 

Net assets

   $ (17
  

 

 

 

Summarized joint ventures’ information:

 

     Investment in
joint ventures at
June 30, 2019
 

Pure Sunfarms

   $ 54,117  

VF Hemp

     93  

AVGG Hemp

     20  
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 54,230  
  

 

 

 

 

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

     Share of income (loss) from joint ventures  
     Three months ended June 30,      Six months ended June 30,  
     2019      2018      2019     2018  

Pure Sunfarms

   $ 12,994      $ (104    $ 17,293     $ (341

VF Hemp

     (104     
—  
 
     (133    
—  
 

AVGG Hemp

     (16      —          (17    
—  
 
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

   $ 12,874      $ (104    $ 17,143     $ (341
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

8

DEBT

 

     June 30, 2019      December 31, 2018  

Long-term debt:

     

Opening balance

   $ 35,859      $ 38,380  

IFRS 9 adjustment for deferred financing fees

     —          260  

Repayment of debt

     (1,709      (2,738

Foreign currency translation

     80        (43
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Closing balance

   $ 34,230      $ 35,859  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Current portion

   $ 3,439      $ 3,414  

Non-current
portion

     30,791        32,445  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 34,230      $ 35,859  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company’s subsidiary has two loan agreements in place with a Canadian Chartered bank. As at June 30, 2019, the balance on the

non-revolving
fixed rate loan was US$1,219 (December 31, 2018 – US$1,279) and the balance on the uncommitted credit facility for capital expenditures was US$127 (December 31, 2018 – US$138).

The Company has a line of credit agreement with a Canadian Chartered Bank (“Operating Loan”). The revolving Operating Loan has a line of credit up to CA$13,000 and variable interest rates with a maturity date on May 31, 2021 and is subject to margin requirements stipulated by the bank. As at June 30, 2019, US$5,000 was drawn on this facility (December 31, 2018 - US$2,000), which is available to a maximum of CA$13,000, less outstanding letters of credit totaling US$150 and CA$38.

The Company’s borrowings (“Credit Facilities”) are subject to certain positive and negative covenants. As at June 30, 2019 the Company was in compliance with all covenants on its Credit Facilities.

Accrued interest payable on the credit facilities and loans as at June 30, 2019 was $177 (December 31, 2018 - $184) and these amounts are included in accrued liabilities in the interim statement of financial position.

As security for the FCC Loan, the Company has provided promissory notes, a first mortgage on the

VFF-owned
greenhouse properties (excluding the Delta 3 and Delta 2 greenhouse facilities), and general security agreements over its assets. In addition, the Company has provided full recourse guarantees and has granted security therein. The carrying value of the assets and securities pledged as collateral as at June 30, 2019 was $158,887 (December 31, 2018 – $114,554).

As security for the Operating Loan, the Company has provided promissory notes and a first priority security interest over its accounts receivable and inventory. In addition, the Company has granted full recourse guarantees and security therein. The carrying value of the assets pledged as collateral as at June 30, 2019 was $36,996 (December 31, 2018 - $38,007).

The aggregate annual principal maturities of long-term debt for the next five years and thereafter are as follows:

 

Remainder of 2019

   $ 1,718  

2020

     3,426  

2021

     28,567  

2022

     344  

2023

     175  

Thereafter

     —    
  

 

 

 
   $ 34,230  
  

 

 

 

 

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

9

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

As at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company’s financial instruments included cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables, notes receivable, other receivables, patronage stock, accounts payable, other current liabilities and notes payable. Due to the short-term maturities of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and other current liabilities, the carrying amounts approximate fair value at the respective statement of financial position dates. The carrying value of the notes receivable and notes payable approximate their fair value based on a comparison with the prevailing market interest rates. The fair values of the Company’s notes receivable and notes payable are level 2 measurements in the fair value hierarchy. All other financial assets and liabilities are level 1.

There were no financial instruments categorized as Level 3 as at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018. There were no transfers of assets or liabilities between levels during the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

Interest income, interest expense and gains and losses from loans, receivables and other financial liabilities are recognized in the interim statements of income (loss). The following table summarizes interest income and expense for the three and six months ended June 30:

 

     Three months ended June 30,      Six months ended June 30,  
     2019      2018      2019      2018  

Interest income earned on cash and cash equivalents

   $
—  
 
   $ 3      $ 25      $ 3  

Interest income earned on other financial assets

   $ 211      $
—  
 
   $ 322      $
—  
 

Interest expense from other financial liabilities

   $ 714      $ 688      $ 1,457      $ 1,286  

Management of financial risks

The Company, through its financial assets and liabilities, is exposed to various risks. The following provides a measurement of some of these risks as at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018. The Company uses financial instruments only for risk management purposes, not for generating trading profit.

 

  i)

Credit risk

Credit risk is the risk that the Company will incur a loss due to the failure by its customers or other parties to meet their contractual obligations. Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to significant concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables and other receivables. The Company limits its exposure to credit risk by placing its cash and cash equivalents with high credit quality financial institutions.

The Company’s trade receivables had two customers that represented more than 10% of the balance of trade receivables, representing 11.7% and 11.0% of the balance of trade receivables as at June 30, 2019 (December 31, 2018 - two customer represented 13.8% and 11.5%). The Company believes that its expected credit losses are limited due to the protection afforded to the Company by the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (the “PACA”) for its sales in the United States, which represent the majority of the Company’s annual sales. The PACA protection gives a claim filed under the PACA first lien on all PACA assets (which include cash and trade receivables of the debtor).

As at June 30, 2019, the allowance for doubtful accounts balance was calculated based on the expected credit loss model and expected credit losses continues to be insignificant.

As at June 30, 2019, 97.7% (December 31, 2018 – 90.3%) of trade receivables were outstanding less than 30 days, 1.1% (December 31, 2018 – 8.3%) were outstanding for between 30 and 90 days and the remaining 1.2% (December 31, 2018 – 1.4%) were outstanding for more than 90 days. Trade receivables are considered past due based on the contract terms agreed to with a customer. Aged receivables that are past due are not considered impaired unless customer specific information indicates otherwise.

 

  ii)

Interest rate risk

Interest rate risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market interest rates. The Company is exposed to interest rate risk on its long-term debt, for which the interest rates charged fluctuate based on the

90-day
LIBOR rate. If interest rates had been 50 basis points higher, the net income during the six months ended June 30, 2019 would have been lower by $84. This represents $84 in increased interest expense (2018 - $95).

 

13


VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

  iii)

Foreign exchange risk

As at June 30, 2019, the Canadian/U.S. foreign exchange rate was CA$1.00 = US$0.7636 (December 31, 2018 – US$0.7336). Assuming that all other variables remain constant, an increase of $0.10 in the Canadian dollar would have the following impact on the ending balances of certain interim statements of financial position items at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 with the net foreign exchange gain or loss directly impacting net income (loss).

 

     June 30, 2019      December 31, 2018  

Financial assets

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 837      $ 839  

Trade receivables

     504        328  

JV notes receivable

     1,366        1,335  

Financial liabilities

     

Trade payables and accrued liabilities

     (693      (373

Loan payable

     (176      (193
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net foreign exchange gain (loss)

   $ 1,838      $ 1,936  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

  iv)

Liquidity risk

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will not be able to meet its obligations as they fall due. The following are the contractual maturities of financial liabilities as at June 30, 2019:

 

Financial liabilities

   Total      1 year     
2-3 years
    
4-5 years
     More than
5 years
 

Long-term debt

   $ 36,681      $ 3,717      $ 32,623      $ 341      $ —    

Line of credit

     5,000        5,000        —          —          —    

Trade payables

     9,389        9,389        —          —          —    

Accrued liabilities

     6,729        6,729        —          —          —    

Lease liabilities

     4,739        1,149        2,226        1,243        121  

Other liabilities

     1,205        —          1,205        —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 63,743      $ 25,984      $ 36,054      $ 1,584      $ 121  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

It is the Company’s intention to meet these obligations through the collection of current accounts receivable and cash from sales. If the current resources and cash generated from operations are insufficient to satisfy its obligations, the Company may seek to issue additional equity or to arrange debt or other financing. In addition, as at June 30, 2019, the Company has an operating credit facility of up to CA$13,000, of which US$5,000 was drawn as at June 30, 2019, less outstanding letters of credit totaling US$150 and CA$38.

 

10

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND BALANCES

On February 13, 2019, the Company announced that Pure Sunfarms had entered into a credit agreement with Bank of Montreal, as agent and lead lender, and Farm Credit Canada, as lender, in respect of a CA$20 million secured

non-revolver
term loan (the “Credit Facility”). The Credit Facility, which matures on February 7, 2022, is secured by the Delta 3 facility, and contains customary financial and restrictive covenants. The Company is not a party to the Credit Facility but has provided a limited guarantee in the amount of CA$10 million in connection with the Credit Facility.

As at June 30, 2019, the Company had amounts due from its joint venture, Pure Sunfarms, totaling $168 (December 31, 2018 - $1,079) primarily for consulting services and the reimbursement of expenses which occurred in the year. These amounts are

non-interest
bearing and due on demand. On July 5, 2018, the Shareholders entered into a Loan Agreement with Pure Sunfarms, whereby, as at June 30, 2019, the Shareholders had each contributed CA$13,000 (US$10,434) in the form of a demand loan to Pure Sunfarms. Effective January 1, 2019, the loan amounts bear simple interest at the rate of 6.2% per annum, calculated semi-annually. Interest is accrued and payable on demand being made by either Shareholder. Prior to January 1, 2019, the loan amount bore interest at the rate of 8.0%. These amounts are included in amounts due from joint venture in the interim statements of financial position.

 

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

On March 25, 2019, the Company entered into a Grid Loan Agreement (the “Grid Loan”) with VF Hemp, whereby, as at June 30, 2019, the Company had contributed $5,193 in the form a grid loan to VF Hemp. The Grid Loan has a maturity date of March 25, 2022, and will bear simple interest at the rate of 8% per annum, calculated monthly.

Under the terms of the AVGG Hemp Joint Venture Agreement, the Company will lend approximately US$5 million to AVGG Hemp for

start-up
costs and working capital. The loans will bear simple interest at the rate of 8% per annum, calculated monthly (note 7). As at June 30, 2019, the Company had loaned AVGG Hemp approximately $552 (note 7).

One of the Company’s employees is related to a member of the Company’s executive management team and received approximately $54 in salary and benefits during the six months ended June 30, 2019 (2018 - $54).

Included in other assets as at December 31, 2018 is a $64 promissory note that represents the unpaid amount the Company advanced to an employee in connection with a relocation at the request of the Company. The promissory note was paid in full June 10, 2019.

 

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EXPENSES BY NATURE

The following table outlines the Company’s significant expenses by nature:

 

Cost of sales    Three months ended June 30,      Six months ended June 30,  
     2019      2018      2019      2018  

Purchased produce

   $ 13,026      $ 11,581      $ 24,701      $ 19,767  

Raw materials and consumables used

     14,444        12,829        20,078        16,265  

Depreciation and amortization

     1,814        1,694        3,712        3,465  

Transportation and storage

     6,232        5,905        10,989        10,441  

Employee compensation and benefits

     8,747        9,141        16,365        17,115  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 44,263      $ 41,150      $ 75,845      $ 67,053  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
Selling, general and administrative expenses    Three months ended June 30,      Six months ended June 30,  
     2019      2018      2019      2018  

Employee benefits - salaries and short-term benefits

   $ 2,989      $ 2,294      $ 6,494      $ 4,464  

Marketing

     52        92        53        178  

Professional services

     926        659        1,986        1,070  

Office expenses

     422        449        866        891  

Other

     441        332        866        698  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 4,830      $ 3,826      $ 10,265      $ 7,301  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
Employee compensation and benefits    Three months ended June 30,      Six months ended June 30,  
     2019      2018      2019      2018  

Salaries and short-term employee benefits

   $ 10,824      $ 11,297      $ 20,538      $ 21,323  

Share-based compensation

     912        138        2,321        256  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 11,736      $ 11,435      $ 22,859      $ 21,579  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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DEFERRED INCOME TAX

Income tax expense is recognized based on management’s best estimate of the weighted average annual income tax rate expected for the full financial year. The estimated average annual rate used for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was 24%, excluding the change in biological asset as reported on the interim statements of income (loss), and 25% for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

 

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

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CHANGES IN

NON-CASH
WORKING CAPITAL ITEMS

 

     Six months ended June 30,  
     2019      2018  

Trade receivables

   $ (2,524    $ (3,219

Inventories

     3,405        (2,870

Inventories reclassified to biological asset

     670        (921

Prepaid expenses and deposits

     (1,219      109  

Trade payables

     (5,189      (2,150

Accrued liabilities and taxes

     3,145        3,081  

Other assets/other liabilities, net

     1,185        (488
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ (527    $ (6,458
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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SEGMENT AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

The Company’s two reporting segments include the Produce business and the Energy business. The Produce business produces, markets, and sells the product group which consists of premium quality tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers. The Energy business produces power that it sells per a long-term contract to its one customer. The Company’s Chief Operating Decision Makers also review the results of the Company’s three joint ventures on a quarterly basis (note 7).

The Company’s primary operations are in the United States and Canada. Net sales by the countries in which its customers are located are as follows:

 

     Three months ended June 30,      Six months ended June 30,  
     2019      2018      2019      2018  

Net Sales

           

United States

   $ 33,661      $ 32,892      $ 61,860      $ 60,318  

Canada

     7,423        8,693        10,802        10,232  

Energy - Canada

     245        454        557        979  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 41,329      $ 42,039      $ 73,219      $ 71,529  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company’s property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation, and

right-of-use
assets are located as follows:

 

     June 30, 2019      December 31, 2018  

United States

   $ 43,617      $ 43,651  

Canada

     25,902        30,459  

Energy - Canada

     3,134        3,369  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 72,653      $ 77,479  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization charges in the Produce business for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 were $1,882 (2018 - $1,534) and $3,312 (2018 - $3,112), respectively. Depreciation and amortization charges in the Energy business for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 were $226 (2018 - $188) and $454 (2018 - $411), respectively.

 

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INCOME PER SHARE

Basic income per share is calculated by dividing the net income attributable to owners of the Company by the weighted average number of common shares in issue during the year excluding common shares purchased by the Company and held as treasury shares.

 

     Three months ended June 30,      Six months ended June 30,  
     2019      2018      2019      2018  

Net income (loss) attributable to owners of the Company

   $ 9,889      $ (2,282    $ 17,536      $ (3,426

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (thousands)

     48,825        43,336        48,322        42,894  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Basic income (loss) income per share

   $ 0.20      $ (0.05    $ 0.36      $ (0.08
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

Diluted income per share is calculated by adjusting the weighted average number of common shares outstanding to assume conversion of all dilutive potential common shares. The Company’s share options are potentially dilutive to common shares. A calculation is done to determine the number of shares that could have been acquired at fair value (determined as the average market share price of the Company’s shares for the year) based on the monetary value of the subscription rights attached to outstanding share options. The number of shares calculated above is compared with the number of shares that would have been issued assuming the exercise of the share options. If dilutive effect is less than zero, then issuance is anti-dilutive and is excluded from dilutive income per share calculation.

 

     Three months ended June 30,      Six months ended June 30,  
     2019      2018      2019      2018  

Net income (loss) attributable to owners of the Company

   $ 9,889      $ (2,282    $ 17,536      $ (3,426

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (thousands)

     48,825        43,336        48,322        42,894  

Adjustment for:

           

Share options (thousands)

     1,887        —          1,837        —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding for diluted earnings per share (thousands)

     50,712        43,336        50,159        42,894  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted income (loss) per share

   $ 0.20      $ (0.05    $ 0.35      $ (0.08
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, there were options to purchase 2,612,216 (2018 – 2,197,999) and 310,000 (2018 – 2,197,999) shares, respectively, of the Company’s common stock that were excluded from the diluted income per share computation because the impact of the assumed exercise of such stock options would have been anti-dilutive during the respective periods.

 

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SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

In April 2019, the Company completed a bought deal offering of 1,000,000 common shares of the Company at an offering price of CA$20.00 per offered share for net aggregate proceeds to the Company of approximately CA$18,700 after deducting offering fees of CA$1,300.

The Company has a share-based compensation plan. The maximum number of common shares that can be issued upon the exercise of options granted is equal to 10% of the aggregate number of common shares issued and outstanding from time to time. The term during which an option may be exercised is 10 years from the date of the grant. Options generally vest at a rate of 33% per year, beginning one year following the grant date of the options.

Share-based
compensation expense for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2019 of $912 (2018 - $138) and $2,321 (2018 - $256), respectively, was recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses and the corresponding amount credited to contributed surplus.

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, 355,000 performance-based restricted share units were granted to Village Farms employees and directors involved with future developments of the Company. Once a performance target is met and the share units are deemed earned and vested, compensation expense based on the fair value of the share units on the grant date is recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses in the interim statements of income. There were 1,128,333 performance-based restricted share units outstanding as at June 30, 2019, of which 1,034,000 were not vested as at June 30, 2019.

 

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REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Effective January 1, 2020, the Company intends to comply with Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements applicable to U.S. domestic issuers. This will also require the Company’s financial statements and financial data to be presented under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“US GAAP”). Accordingly, the Company will file its annual report on Form

10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2019 under US GAAP, and regular periodic reports under both Canadian and U.S. law thereafter under US GAAP.

 

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EX-99.2

Exhibit 99.2

Village Farms International, Inc.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

August 12, 2019


Village Farms International, Inc.

 

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis

Information is presented in thousands of United States dollars (“U.S. dollars”) unless otherwise noted.

Introduction

This management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated interim financial statements and accompanying notes of Village Farms International, Inc. (“VFF” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Company”), for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 (the “Interim Financial Statements”). The information provided in this MD&A is current to August 12, 2019 unless otherwise noted.

VFF is a corporation existing under the Canada Business Corporations Act. The Company’s principal operating subsidiaries as at June 30, 2019 were Village Farms Canada Limited Partnership (“VFCLP”), Village Farms, L.P. (“VFLP”) and VF Clean Energy, Inc. (“VFCE”). On June 6, 2017, VFF entered into a shareholders’ agreement in respect of the operation and governance of Pure Sunfarms Corp. (“Pure Sunfarms”) in which VFF owns a 50% interest. On February 27, 2019, VFF entered into a joint venture agreement in respect of the operation and governance of Village Fields Hemp USA LLC (“VFH”) in which VFF owns a 65% interest. On May 21, 2019, the Company entered into a joint venture agreement in respect of Arkansas Valley Green and Gold Hemp (“AVGGH”). AVGGH is 60% owned by VFF, 35% owned by Arkansas Valley Hemp, LLC (“AV Hemp”) and 5% owned by VFH.

Basis of Presentation

The interim data included in the MD&A is based upon the Interim Financial Statements, which are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”), as applicable to interim financial statements, including International Accounting Standard (“IAS”) 34, Interim Financial Reporting, unless otherwise noted.

The preparation of interim financial data requires the use of certain accounting estimates. It also requires management to exercise its judgment in the process of applying the Company’s accounting policies. The areas involving a higher degree of judgment or complexity, or areas where assumptions and estimates are significant to the annual financial data, are disclosed in note 2 of the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements.

Segment Reporting

Operating segments are reported in a manner consistent with the internal reporting provided to the chief operating decision-maker. The chief operating decision-maker, who is responsible for allocating resources and assessing performance of the operating segments, has been identified as the Chief Executive Officer of VFF (“CEO”). Based on the aggregation criteria in IFRS 8, Operating Segments, the operating segments of the Company are treated as two reporting segments.

Functional and Presentation Currency

The functional currency for each entity included in these consolidated financial statements is the currency of the primary economic environment in which the entity operates. These consolidated financial statements are presented in United States dollars (“U.S. dollars”) which have been rounded to the nearest thousands, except per share amounts. Currency conversion to U.S. dollars is performed in accordance with IAS 21, The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates.

Business Overview

Management believes the Company is one of the largest producers, marketers and distributors of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers in North America. These premium products are grown in sophisticated, highly intensive agricultural greenhouse facilities located in British Columbia and Texas. The Company also markets and distributes premium tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers produced under exclusive arrangements with other greenhouse producers. The Company primarily markets and distributes under its Village Farms® brand name to retail supermarkets and dedicated fresh food distribution companies throughout the United States and Canada. It currently operates two distribution centres, one in the United States and one in Canada. Since its inception, the Company has been guided by a sustainable agriculture policy which integrates four main goals – environmental health, economic profitability, social equality and economic equality.

 

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The Company, through its subsidiary VFCE, owns and operates a

7.0-megawatt
power plant from landfill gas that generates electricity and provides thermal heat, in colder months, to one of the Company’s adjacent British Columbia greenhouse facilities and sells electricity to the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (“BC Hydro”).

In June 2017, the Company entered into a joint venture with Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (together with its affiliates, “Emerald”). The joint venture was formed by way of a corporation named “Pure Sunfarms Corp.”, a licensed producer and supplier of cannabis products to be sold to other licensed providers and provincial governments across Canada and internationally. On March 8, 2018, Pure Sunfarms was granted a cultivation license and on July 30, 2018 a sales license, both under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”) by Health Canada (repealed October 17, 2018 and replaced by the Cannabis Act, S.C. 2018, c. 16). During 2017, the Company granted rights to one of its greenhouses located in Delta, British Columbia (the “Delta 3 Greenhouse”). On March 8, 2019 Pure Sunfarms received its seventh amendment from Health Canada, which approved all 16 grow rooms for cultivation. On March 31, 2019, Pure Sunfarms exercised its option on the existing 1.1 million square foot Delta 2 greenhouse facility currently owned by VFF in Delta, British Columbia. The Delta 2 greenhouse facility is a nearly identical “sister” facility immediately adjacent to the 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 greenhouse facility. The addition of the Delta 2 greenhouse facility will double Pure Sunfarms’ total production area to 2.2 million square feet and, with conservatively targeted annual production of approximately 75,000 kilograms of dried cannabis, will double its annual cannabis production potential to approximately 150,000 kilograms.

In February 2019, the Company entered into a joint venture with Nature Crisp LLC (“Nature Crisp”). The joint venture was formed by way of a limited liability corporation named “Village Fields Hemp USA LLC” for the cultivation of high-cannabidiol (“CBD”) hemp and CBD extraction in multiple states throughout the United States.

In May 2019, the Company entered into a joint venture with AV Hemp. The joint venture was formed by way of a limited liability corporation named Arkansas Valley Green and Gold Hemp for the cultivation of

high-CBD
hemp and CBD extraction in Colorado.

The Company embraces sustainable agriculture and environmentally-friendly growing practices by:

 

   

utilizing integrated pest management techniques that incorporate “beneficial bugs” to control unwanted pests. The use of natural biological control technology keeps plants and their products virtually free of chemical agents. The process includes regular monitoring techniques for threat identification and the development and execution of appropriate, tailored responses;

 

   

capturing rainwater from various greenhouse roofs for irrigation purposes;

 

   

capturing landfill gas under a long-term contract with the City of Vancouver, to generate and sell electricity to BC Hydro and provide thermal heat for one of the Company’s adjacent greenhouses;

 

   

recycling water and nutrients during the production process;

 

   

growing plants in a natural medium, including coconut fibre and rock wool, as opposed to growing in the soil and depleting nutrients; and

 

   

using dedicated computer systems which monitor and control virtually all aspects of the growing environment, thereby maximizing the efficient use of energy.

The Company’s assets, as of the reporting date, include six operating produce greenhouses providing approximately 844,843 square metres (or approximately 209 acres) of growing space in Canada and the United States.

All the Company’s greenhouses are constructed of glass, aluminum and steel, and are located on land owned or leased by the Company. The Company also has marketing agreements with growers in Canada, the United States and Mexico that currently operate approximately 808,000 square metres (or approximately 200 acres) of growing area.

 

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The following table outlines the Company’s greenhouse facilities:

 

     Growing Area              

Greenhouse Facility

   Square
Feet
     Square
Metres
     Total
Facility
Acres
    

Products Grown

Marfa, TX (2 greenhouses)

     2,527,312        234,795        60     

Tomatoes

on-the-vine,
beefsteak tomatoes, specialty tomatoes

Fort Davis, TX (1 greenhouse)

     1,684,874        156,530        40     

Specialty tomatoes

Monahans, TX (1 greenhouse)

(Permian Basin facility)

     1,272,294        118,200        30     

Tomatoes

on-the-vine,
long English cucumbers

Delta, BC (2 greenhouses) **

     3,664,390        340,433        85     

Tomatoes

on-the-vine,
beefsteak tomatoes, specialty tomatoes

  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total

     9,148,870        849,958        215     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

**

As of August 1, 2019, tomato production in 5,115 square meters of the facility has been discontinued to allow Pure Sunfarms to start the conversion of this space to cannabis production. It is expected that, on or about September 30, 2019, tomato production in an additional 43,219 square meters will be discontinued the purpose of conversion to cannabis production. The Company expects to use the remaining 48,334 square meters of the facility (half of the facility) for tomato production until the end of the current crop season.

Produce Marketing

The Company is a leading marketer of premium-quality, value-added, branded greenhouse-grown produce in North America, and is a significant producer of the following tomato types: tomatoes

on-the-vine,
beefsteak, cocktail, grape, cherry, roma, Mini San Marzano (a tomato variety for which the Company currently has an exclusive agreement with the seed provider to be the sole grower in North America), other specialty tomatoes under exclusive agreements and long English cucumbers at its facilities. The Company also distributes and markets premium tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers in the United States and Canada produced by other greenhouse growers located in Canada and Mexico. The Company maintains high standards of food safety and requires the same of its contract growers, while providing
on-time,
effective and efficient distribution.

The Company strives to continually exceed the expectations of its customers by consistently providing superior product, including adding new product varieties and packaging innovations.

The Company has distribution capabilities that it believes exceed those of most of its competitors in the North American greenhouse vegetable industry. With leased distribution centres in Texas and British Columbia, the Company provides its customers with flexibility in purchasing. For the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company had an

on-time
delivery record of approximately 98.8%, while maintaining competitive freight rates that management of the Company believes to be among the best in the industry.

The Company’s marketing strategy is to strategically position the Company to be the supplier of choice for retailers offering greenhouse produce by focusing on the following:

 

   

Year-Round Supplier. The Company’s year-round production capability enhances customer relationships, resulting in more consistent pricing.

 

   

Quality and Food Safety. Sales are made directly to retailers which ensures control of the product from seed to customer and results in higher levels of food safety, shelf life and quality control. Food safety is an integral part of the Company’s operations, and management believes that it has led, and currently leads, the industry in adopting Good Agricultural Practices. This program is modeled after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Good Manufacturing Practices using the Primus Labs® format and third-party auditors. All of the Company’s packing facilities undergo comprehensive food safety audits by Primus Labs®.

 

   

Quality Packaging and Presentation. Product is selected at a uniform size and picked at the same stage of vine ripeness. The packaging for the product is “display ready”, ensuring retail customers have a full view of the product on the supermarket shelf.

 

   

Exclusive Varieties. The Company expands its product profile, to create and drive exclusive varietal relationships in North America that enable the Company to present consumers with an enhanced eating experience with the Village Farms brand.

 

   

Direct Sale to Retailer Customers. Greenhouse produce (produce grown by the Company plus supply partner produce) is sold directly to supermarket chains, including, Associated Grocers, Associated

 

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  Wholesale Grocers, BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., Fred Meyer, Giant Eagle, HEB Grocery Company, The Kroger Co., Loblaw Companies Limited, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Safeway Inc., Sobeys Inc., Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s, United Supermarkets, Unified Western Grocers, Wakefern Food Corp.,
Wal-Mart
Stores, Inc., Whole Foods Market and Winco Foods LLC.

 

   

Excellence in Customer Service and Logistics. Logistics and distribution capability are key factors in ensuring fresh high-quality product meets consumer demands. Management of the Company believes it has a competitive advantage through its logistics and distribution networks, which includes strategically located distribution centres.

Pure Sunfarms

On June 6, 2017, the Company and Emerald formed a new corporation named “Pure Sunfarms Corp.”. The Company and Emerald each own 50% of the equity in Pure Sunfarms. VFF contributed one of its

25-acre
greenhouse facilities in Delta, British Columbia as its equity contribution and Emerald contributed CA$20,000 to fund the conversion of the facility, which was fully funded as of April 2018. Pure Sunfarms has commenced the cultivation of cannabis in the licensed portion of the facility and received its sales license for the facility on July 30, 2018 from Health Canada. Pure Sunfarms has commenced the selling and distribution of cannabis.

On July 5, 2018, the Company and Emerald (together, the “Shareholders”) entered into a shareholder loan agreement with Pure Sunfarms, whereby, as at March 31, 2019, the Shareholders had each contributed CA$13,000 (US$10,082) in the form of a demand loan to Pure Sunfarms. Effective January 1, 2019, the loan amounts bear simple interest at the rate of 6.2% per annum, calculated semi-annually applied retroactively, commencing on the date the loan amount was advanced. Interest will accrue and be payable upon demand being made by either Shareholder. From inception until January 1, 2019 the loan amounts bore interest at the rate of 8%.

On March 30, 2019, Pure Sunfarms exercised its option on the existing 1.1 million square foot Delta 2 greenhouse facility currently owned by VFF in Delta, British Columbia. The Delta 2 greenhouse facility is a nearly identical “sister” facility immediately adjacent to the 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 greenhouse facility. The addition of the Delta 2 greenhouse facility will double Pure Sunfarms’ total production area to 2.2 million square feet and, with conservatively targeted annual production of approximately 75,000 kilograms of dried cannabis, will double its annual cannabis production potential to approximately 150,000 kilograms. Pure Sunfarms also expects to benefit from further economies of scale resulting from the concentration of 2.2 million square feet of production area at a single location, which will further support the Company’s goal to be the high-quality,

low-cost
cannabis producer in Canada. The existing automated propagation operation (nursery) in the Delta 3 greenhouse facility will serve the Delta 2 greenhouse facility, enabling more of the footprint of the Delta 2 greenhouse facility to be devoted to flower rooms than in the Delta 3 greenhouse facility, which is expected to generate further cost efficiencies.

VFH

On February 27, 2019, the Company entered into a joint venture with Nature Crisp to form VFH, for the objective of outdoor cultivation of high percentage CBD hemp and CBD extraction in multiple states throughout the United States (the “VFH Joint Venture Agreement”). VFH is 65% owned by the Company and 35% owned by Nature Crisp. Under the terms of the VFH Joint Venture Agreement, the Company is expecting to contribute approximately US$15 million to VFH for

start-up
costs and working capital. Capital investment for extraction capabilities is estimated to be between US$7 to US$10 million and is dependent on future decisions with respect to the locations of hemp production and the extraction operations.

AVGGH

On May 21, 2019, the Company entered into a joint venture with AV Hemp for the objective of outdoor cultivation of high percentage cannabidiol (CBD) hemp and CBD extraction in Colorado (the “AVGGH Joint Venture Agreement”). The joint venture, AVGGH, will be 60% owned by the Company, 35% owned by AV Hemp, and 5% owned by VFH.

Under the terms of the AVGGH Joint Venture Agreement, the Company will lend approximately US$5 million to AVGGH for

start-up
costs and working capital. The loans will bear simple interest at the rate of 8% per annum,

 

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calculated monthly. To the extent cash is available from positive cash flow, the AVGGH will seek to repay the Company with respect to any such loans in the range of $2 million to $3 million in the initial two years following the formation of AVGGH.

Reporting Requirements

Effective January 1, 2020, the Company intends to comply with Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements applicable to U.S. domestic issuers. This will also require the Company’s financial statements and financial data to be presented under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (‘U.S. GAAP”). Accordingly, the Company will file its annual report, as a U.S. domestic issuer, on Form

10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2019 under U.S. GAAP and regular periodic reports under both Canadian and U.S. law thereafter using U.S. GAAP.

Results of Operations

Consolidated Statutory Financial Performance

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

 

     For the three months
ended June 30,
     For the six months ended
June 30,
 
     2019      2018      2019     2018  

Sales

   $ 41,329      $ 42,039      $ 73,219     $ 71,529  

Cost of sales

     (44,263      (41,150      (75,845     (67,053

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (3,918      (3,688      (7,944     (7,045

Stock compensation expense

     (912      (138      (2,321     (256

Change in biological asset (1)

     630        856        530       197  

Loss from operations

     (7,134      (2,081      (12,361     (2,628

Interest expense

     (714      (691      (1,457     (1,289

Interest income

     211        —          347       —    

Foreign exchange gain (loss)

     243        (21      521       (14

Other income, net

     282        26        150       44  

Share of income (loss) from joint venture

     13,841        (104      18,110       (341

Gain on disposal of assets

     —          —          13,566       —    

(Provision for) recovery of income taxes

     3,160        589        (1,340     802  

Net income (loss)

     9,889        (2,282      17,536       (3,426

Consolidated EBITDA (2)

     4,593        (1,316      5,873       496  

Earnings (loss) per share – basic

   $ 0.20      ($ 0.05    $ 0.36     ($ 0.08

Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

   $ 0.20      ($ 0.05    $ 0.35     ($ 0.08

 

(1)

Biological asset consists of the Company’s produce on the vines at the period end. Details of the changes are described in note 5 of the Company’s interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019.

(2)

EBITDA is not a recognized earnings measure and does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. Therefore, EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. See

“Non-IFRS
Measures”. Management believes that EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure in evaluating the performance of the Company. Consolidated EBITDA includes the Company’s 50% share interest in Pure Sunfarms, 65% interest in VFH and 60% interest in AVGGH.

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019 compared to the Three Months Ended June 30, 2018

Sales

Sales for the three months ended June 30, 2019 decreased by ($710), or (2%), to $41,329 from $42,039 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in sales is primarily due to a decrease in the Company’s production of (9%) which was partially offset by an increase in supply partner revenue of 14% (or 9% in product volume) and an increase in the average selling price of tomatoes. The decrease in the Company’s own production is due to a

clean-out
in one facility during the second quarter of 2019 that did not occur in the second quarter of 2018 and virus pressure at another facility.

 

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The average selling price of tomatoes increased 3% for the three months ended June 30, 2019 versus the three months ended June 30, 2018. Cucumber pricing decreased by (12%) and pepper pricing increased by 6% in the second quarter of 2019 versus the comparable quarter in 2018.

Cost of Sales

Cost of sales for the three months ended June 30, 2019 increased by $3,113, or 8%, to $44,263 from $41,150 for the three months ended June 30, 2018; primarily due to an increase of $1,447 in contract sales cost (due to the increased volume) and an increase in cost per pound from the Texas facilities, which is due to production issues that caused decreases in production. The decrease in production causes an increase in cost per pound as most costs are fixed and, as production decreases, cost per pound increases.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2019 increased by $230, or (6%), to $3,918 from $3,688 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase is due to accounting costs, legal fees and consulting fees all related to the Company’s growth initiatives involving its new crops in both Canada and United States, as well as its dual listing on the Nasdaq in February 2019.

Stock Compensation Expenses

Stock compensation expense for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 was $912 and $138, respectively. The incremental increase in stock compensation is related to the granting of stock options in June 2018 and early 2019 that have higher exercise and strike prices relative to options granted in prior years.

Change in Biological Asset

The net change in fair value of the biological asset was $630 for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to $856 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in the change in the biological asset was due to a lower starting value for the for the three months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018. The fair value of the biological asset as at June 30, 2019 was $5,429 as compared to $6,920 as at June 30, 2018 due to lower production and lower average selling price in early July 2019 versus July 2018.

(Loss) from Operations

Loss from operations for the three months ended June 30, 2019 increased ($5,053) to ($7,134) from ($2,081) for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increased loss is due to an increase in cost of sales, a decrease in sales due to lower production as well as an increase in selling, general and administrative expense for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018.

Interest Expense

Interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2019 increased by $23 to $714 from $691 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase is due to an increase in interest rates, partially offset by a decrease in the outstanding principal balances.

Share of Income from Joint Ventures

The Company’s share of income from its Pure Sunfarms joint venture for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $13,841 compared to a loss of ($104) for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase is due to having production operations for the three months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to not having production operations for the same period in 2018.

The Company’s share of loss from VFH for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was ($105) compared to $nil for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The loss primarily consists of salaries and other

pre-production
phase administrative costs.

 

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The Company’s share of loss from AVGGH for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was ($16) compared to $nil for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The loss primarily consists of salaries and other

pre-production
phase administrative costs.

Recovery of Income Taxes

Recovery of income taxes for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $3,160 compared to $589 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The income tax recovery increase is due to the increase in the loss from the Company’s produce operations. Pure Sunfarms, VFH and AVGGH are all reported

post-tax
and therefore do not factor into the Company’s tax calculation.

Net Income (Loss)

Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2019 increased by $11,204 to $9,889 from ($2,282) for the three months ended June 30, 2018 primarily due to income from Pure Sunfarms offset by an increase in the loss from the Company’s produce operations.

EBITDA

EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2019 increased by $5,880 to $4,564 from ($1,316) for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase is primarily as a result of an increase in the Company’s share of EDITDA from Pure Sunfarms of $9,712 partially offset by an increase in the loss from operations for the Company’s produce business. See the EBITDA calculation in

“Non-IFRS
Measures - Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA”.

Results of Operations for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 Compared to the Six Months Ended June 30, 2018

Sales

Sales for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased $1,690, or 2%, to $73,219 compared to $71,529 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in net sales is due to an increase in supply partner revenues of 16% over the comparable period in 2018 partially offset by a (12%) decrease in the Company’s production volume. The decrease in the Company’s production volume is primarily due to a

clean-out
in one of Company’s facilities (which did not occur in the last three years) and ongoing virus pressure at the Company’s Texas facilities.

The net price for all tomato pounds sold increased by 1% for the six months ended June 30, 2019 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2018. Pepper prices increased 10% and pounds increased 40% over the comparable period in 2018, and cucumber prices decreased (10%) and pieces decreased (10%) for the six months ended June 30, 2019 over the comparable period in 2018.

Cost of Sales

Cost of sales for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased $8,792, or 13%, to $75,845 from $67,053 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, due to an increase in supply partner purchases of 25% and an increase in the cost per pound of the Company’s own grown product in Texas due to decreased pounds and higher labor costs, due to the higher utilization of hourly rate contract laborers versus VFF employees for the 2018/2019 crop as compared to the prior crop.

 

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Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased ($899), or (13%), to $7,944 from $7,045 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase is due to public company costs such as investor relations, legal, accounting and listing fees.

Stock Compensation Expenses

Stock compensation expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2019 were $2,321 compared to $256 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The incremental increase in stock compensation is primarily related to performance share grants in the first quarter of 2019 that were earned in relation to developments in Pure Sunfarms, as well as the ongoing incremental costs of issuing higher valued stock options.

Change in Fair Value of Biological Asset, Net

The net change in the fair value of biological asset for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased $333 to $530 from $197 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in the change in the biological asset was due to a lower starting value for the six months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2018.

(Loss) from Operations

(Loss) from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased ($9,733) to ($12,361), from ($2,628) for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in operation results is due to an increase in cost of sales caused by a cost per pounds increase due to a production shortfall in Texas, an increase in stock compensation and higher selling, general and administrative expenses.

Interest Expense

Interest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2019 decreased by $168 to $1,457 from $1,289 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. This increase is due to an increase in interest rates, partially offset by a decrease in the outstanding principal balances.

Income Taxes (Recovery)

Income taxes for the six months ended June 30, 2019 were $1,340 compared to an income tax recovery of ($802) for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The difference is due to the gain on disposal of assets in 2019 that did not occur in 2018. Pure Sunfarms, VFH and AVGGH are all reported

post-tax
and therefore do not affect the Company’s tax calculation.

Share of Income (Loss) from Joint Ventures

The Company’s share of income from its Pure Sunfarms joint venture for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $18,260 compared to loss of ($104) for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase is due to having production operations for the six months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to not having production operations for the same period in 2018.

The Company’s share of loss from VFH for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was ($134) compared to $nil for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The loss primarily consists of salaries and other administrative

pre-production
phase costs.

The Company’s share of loss from AVGGH for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was ($16) compared to $nil for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The loss primarily consists of salaries and other

pre-production
phase administrative costs.

 

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Gain on Disposal of Assets

The Company recognized for the six months ended June 30, 2019 a gain of $13,566 on the contribution of one of the Company’s greenhouse facilities in Delta, British Columbia and related land to Pure Sunfarms. See note 7 of the condensed consolidated interim financial statements for details of the transaction.

Net Income (Loss)

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased $20,962 to $17,536 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 from a loss of ($3,426) for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase is a result of a gain on disposal of assets and the Company’s share of income from Pure Sunfarms, partially offset by an increase in the loss from the Company’s produce business.

EBITDA

EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased $5,347 to $5,843 from $496 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, primarily as a result of an increase in the Company’s share of income from Pure Sunfarms (Pure Sunfarms EBITDA - $12,671) partially offset by an increase in the loss from the Company’s produce business. See the EBITDA calculation in

“Non-IFRS
Measure – Reconciliation of Net Earnings to EBITDA”.

Selected Statement of Financial Position Data

 

     As at June 30,      As at December 31,  
     2019      2018  

Total assets

   $ 197,059      $ 159,815  

Total liabilities

   $ 62,927      $ 59,119  

Shareholders’ equity

   $ 134,132      $ 100,696  

Non-IFRS
Measures

References in this MD&A to “EBITDA” are to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, foreign currency exchange gains and losses on translation of long-term debt, unrealized gains on the changes in the value of derivative instruments, unrealized change in biological asset, stock compensation, and gains and losses on asset sales. EBITDA is a cash flow measure that is not recognized under IFRS and does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. Therefore, EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Investors are cautioned that EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income or loss determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of the Company’s performance or to cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities as measures of liquidity and cash flows. Management believes that EBITDA is an important measure in evaluating the historical performance of the Company.

We also present EBITDA, earnings per share and diluted earnings per share on a proportionate segment basis. Each of the components of EBITDA, on a proportionate segment basis, are presented in the table Reconciliation of IFRS to Proportionate Results. We believe that the ability of investors to assess our overall performance may be improved by the disclosure of proportionate segment EBITDA, earnings per share and diluted earnings per share.

 

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Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA

The following table reflects a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA, as presented by the Company:

 

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)    For the three months
ended June 30,
     For the six months ended
June 30,
 
     2019      2018      2019     2018  

Net income (loss)

   $ 9,889      ($ 2,282    $ 17,536     ($ 3,426

Add:

          

Amortization

     1,841        1,722        3,767       3,523  

Foreign currency exchange loss (gain)

     (243      21        (521     14  

Interest expense, net

     503        691        1,110       1,289  

Income taxes (recovery)

     (3,160      (589      1,340       (802

Stock based compensation

     912        138        2,321       256  

Change in biological asset

     (630      (856      (530     (197

Change in biological asset for JVs

     (7,348      (161      (10,399     (161

Interest expense for JVs

     196        —          197       —    

Amortization for JVs

     197        —          424       —    

Foreign currency exchange loss (gain) for JVs

     12        —          (7     —    

Income taxes (recovery) from JVs

     2,424           4,048       —    

Gain on disposal of assets

     —          —          (13,566     —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

EBITDA

   $ 4,593      ($ 1,316    $ 5,873     $ 496  

EBITDA for JVs (See table below)

   $ 9,324      ($ 265    $ 12,525     ($ 502

EBITDA excluding JVs(produce)

   ($ 4,731    ($ 1,051    ($ 6,652   $ 998  

 

Breakout of JV EBITDA

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

   For the three months
ended June 30,
     For the six months
ended June 30,
 
     2019      2018      2019     2018  

Pure Sunfarms EBITDA

   $ 9,447      ($ 265    $ 12,671     ($ 502

VFH EBITDA

     (103      —          (126     —    

AVGGH EBITDA

     (20      —          (20     —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total JV EBITDA

   $ 9,324      ($ 265    $ 12,525     ($ 502
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Reconciliation of IFRS to Proportionate Results

The following tables are a reconciliation of the IFRS results to the proportionate results (which include the Company’s proportionate share of the Pure Sunfarms and VFH and AVGGH (“Hemp”) operations):

 

     For the three months ended June 30, 2019  
     Produce      Pure
Sunfarms (1)
     Hemp (1)      Total  

Sales

   $ 41,329      $ 12,122      $ —        $ 53,451  

Cost of sales

     (44,263      (1,978      —          (46,241

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (3,918      (893      (119      (4,930

Stock compensation expense

     (912      —          —          (912

Change in biological asset (2)

     630        7,348        —          7,978  

Other income (expense) net

     22        (157      (51      (186

(Provision for) recovery of income taxes

     3,160        (2,480      49        729  

Net income (loss)

     (3,952      13,962        (121      9,889  

EBITDA (3)

     (4,731      9,447        (123      4,593  

Earnings (loss) per share – basic

   ($ 0.08    $ 0.28      ($ 0.00    $ 0.20  

Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

   ($ 0.08    $ 0.28      ($ 0.00    $ 0.20  
     For the three months ended June 30, 2018  
     Produce      Pure
Sunfarms (1)
     Hemp (1)      Total  

Sales

   $ 42,039      $ —        $ —        $ 42,039  

Cost of sales

     (41,150      —          —          (41,150

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (3,688      (275      —          (3,963

Stock compensation expense

     (138      —          —          (138

Change in biological asset (2)

     856        104        —          960  

Other income (expense) net

     (686      —          —          (686

Recovery of income taxes

     589        —          —          589  

Net income (loss)

     (2,178      (104      —          (2,282

EBITDA (3)

     (1,041      (275      —          (1,316

Earnings (loss) per share – basic

   ($ 0.05    ($ 0.00    $ —        ($ 0.05

Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

   ($ 0.05    ($ 0.00    $ —        ($ 0.05
     For the six months ended June 30, 2019  
     Produce      Pure
Sunfarms (1)
     Hemp (1)      Total  

Sales

   $ 73,219      $ 17,523      $ —        $ 90,742  

Cost of sales

     (75,845      (3,887      —          (79,732

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (7,944      (1,393      (148      (9,485

Stock compensation expense

     (2,321      —          —          (2,321

Change in biological asset (2)

     530        10,399        —          10,929  

Gain on disposal of assets

     13,566        —          —          13,566  

Other income (expense) net

     (439      (133      (51      (623

(Provision for) recovery of income taxes

     (1,340      (4,249      49        (5,540

Net income (loss)

     (574      18,260        (150      17,536  

EBITDA (3)

     (6,652      12,671        (146      5,873  

Earnings (loss) per share – basic

   ($ 0.01    $ 0.37      $ 0.00      $ 0.37  

Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

   ($ 0.01    $ 0.36      $ 0.00      $ 0.36  

 

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     For the six months ended June 30, 2018  
     Produce     Pure
Sunfarms (1)
    Hemp (1)      Total  

Sales

   $ 71,529     $ —       $ —        $ 71,529  

Cost of sales

     (67,053     —         —          (67,053

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (7,045     (502     —          (7,547

Stock compensation expense

     (256          (256

Change in biological asset (2)

     197       161       —          358  

(Gain) loss on sale of assets

     —         —         —          —    

Other income (expense) net

     (1,259     —         —          (1,259

Recovery of income taxes

     802       —         —          802  

Net income (loss)

     (3,085     (341     —          (3,426

EBITDA (3)

     998       (502     —          496  

Earnings (loss) per share – basic

   ($ 0.07   ($ 0.01   $ —        ($ 0.08

Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

   ($ 0.07   ($ 0.01   $ —        ($ 0.08

Notes:

(1)

The adjusted consolidated financial results have been adjusted to include the Company’s share of revenues and expenses from Pure Sunfarms and Hemp on a proportionate accounting basis, on which management bases its operating decisions and performance evaluation. IFRS does not allow for the inclusion of the joint ventures on a proportionate basis. These results include additional

non-IFRS
measures such as EBITDA.

The adjusted results are not generally accepted measures of financial performance under IFRS. The Company’s method of calculating these financial performance measures may differ from other companies and accordingly, they may not be comparable to measures used by other companies. Refer to the MD&A for a reconciliation of these

non-IFRS
measures and adjusted results.

 

(2)

Biological asset consists of the Company’s produce on the vines and Pure Sunfarms’ crop at the period end. Details of the Company’s changes are described in note 5 of the Company’s interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

 

(3)

EBITDA is not a recognized earnings measure and does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. Therefore, EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. See

“Non-IFRS
Measures”. Management believes that EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure in evaluating the performance of the Company. Consolidated EBITDA includes the Company’s 50% interest Pure Sunfarms, the Company’s 65% interest in VFH and the Company’s 60% interest in AVGGH.

Liquidity

Cash flows

The Company expects to provide adequate financing to maintain and improve its property, plant and equipment, to fund working capital produce needs and invest in VFH and AVGGH for the foreseeable future from cash flows from operations, and, if needed, from additional borrowings under the Credit Facilities (as defined below) or additional equity financing. Pure Sunfarms is self-funding and may start repaying shareholder loans in the fourth quarter of 2019. The proceeds will be used by the Company for its produce operations and other U.S. growth initiatives.

For the six months ended June 30, 2019, cash flows from operating activities before changes in

non-cash
working capital and changes in the biological asset totalled ($6,605) (2018 - $1,164).

For the six months ended June 30, 2019, cash flows used by investing activities totalled $6,827 ($5,475 in notes to Joint Venture and $1,096 in capital expenditures) (2018 – $1,440 in capital expenditures).

For the six months ended June 30, 2019, the cash provided by financing activities primarily consisted of the issuance of common shares pursuant to an underwritten public offering of $13,930, operating loan borrowings of $3,000, the exercise of warrants of $466, proceeds from the exercise of stock options of $74, debt payments of ($1,709), net interest payments of ($1,063) and payments on capital lease obligations of ($423) (2018 – private placement of $7,755, operating loan borrowings of $7,000, proceeds from the exercise of stock options of $263, debt payments of ($917), net interest payments of ($1,289) and payments on capital lease obligations of ($34)).

 

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Capital Resources

 

(in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted)    Maximum      Outstanding
June 30, 2019
 

Operating Loan

   CA$ 13,000      $ 5,000  

Term Loan

   $ 32,845      $ 32,845  

VFCE Loan

   CA$ 1,763      CA$ 1,763  

The Company has a term loan financing agreement with a Canadian creditor (the “FCC Loan”). This

non-revolving
variable rate term loan has a maturity date of May 1, 2021 and a balance of $32,845 as at June 30, 2019 (December 31, 2018 - $34,385). The outstanding balance is repayable by way of monthly installments of principal and interest based on an amortization period of 15 years, with the balance and any accrued interest to be paid in full on May 1, 2021. As at June 30, 2019, borrowings under the FCC Loan were subject to an interest rate of 7.076% (December 31, 2018 – 7.082%), which is determined based on the Company’s debt to EBITDA ratio and the applicable LIBOR rate.

The Company’s subsidiary, VFCE, has a loan agreement with a Canadian chartered bank that includes a

non-revolving
fixed rate loan of CA$3.0 million with a maturity date of June 30, 2023 and a fixed interest rate of 4.98%. As at June 30, 2019, the balance was US$1,219 (December 31, 2018 - US$279). The loan agreement also includes an uncommitted,
non-revolving
credit facility for up to CA$300 to cover letters of guarantee issued by the bank on behalf of the Company, with a maximum term of 365 days, renewable annually. The loan agreement also includes an uncommitted credit facility for up to CA$700 to support financing of certain capital expenditures. The Company received an initial advance of CA$250 in October 2017. Each advance is to be repaid on a five-year, straight-line amortization of principal, repaid in monthly installments of principal plus interest at an interest rate of CA$ prime rate plus 200 basis points. As at June 30, 2019, the balance was US$127 (December 31, 2018 - $138).

The Company is also party to a variable rate line of credit agreement with a Canadian chartered bank that has a maturity date of May 31, 2021 (the “Operating Loan” and together with the FCC Loan, the “Credit Facilities”). The Operating Loan is subject to margin requirements stipulated by the bank. As at June 30, 2019, $5,000 was drawn on the Operating Loan (June 30, 2018 - $7,000), which is available to a maximum of CA$13,000, less outstanding letters of credit of US$150 and CA$38.

As security for the FCC Loan, the Company has provided promissory notes, a first mortgage on the

VFF-owned
greenhouse properties (excluding the Delta 2 greenhouse facility) and general security agreements over its assets. In addition, the Company has provided full recourse guarantees and has granted security therein. The carrying value of the assets and securities pledged as collateral as at June 30, 2019 was $158,887 (December 31, 2018 – $114,544).

As security for the Operating Loan, the Company has provided promissory notes and a first priority security interest over its accounts receivable and inventory. In addition, the Company has granted full recourse guarantees and security therein. The carrying value of the assets pledged as collateral as at June 30, 2019 was $36,996 (December 31, 2018 - $38,007).

The borrowings are subject to certain positive and negative covenants, which include debt coverage ratios. As at June 30, 2019, the Company was in compliance with all of its covenants.

Accrued interest payable on the credit facilities and loans as at June 30, 2019 was $177 (December 31, 2018 - $184) and these amounts are included in accrued liabilities in the interim statements of financial position.

 

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Contractual Obligations and Commitments

Information regarding the Company’s contractual obligations as at June 30, 2019 is set forth in the table below:

 

Financial liabilities

   Total      1 year     
2-3
years
    
4-5 years
     More than
5 years
 

Long-term debt

   $ 36,681      $ 3,717      $ 32,623      $ 341      $ —    

Line of credit

     5,000        5,000        —          —          —    

Trade payables

     9,389        9,389        —          —          —    

Accrued liabilities

     6,730        6,730        —          —          —    

Lease liabilities

     4,739        1,149        2,226        1,243        121  

Other liabilities

     1,205        —          1,205        —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 63,744      $ 25,985      $ 36,054      $ 1,584      $ 121  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company is expecting to loan additional amounts to VFH and AVGGH estimated to be up to $12,000. This amount will either increase or decrease based on these Company’s ability to generate cash from sales as expected and the timing of the capital expense cost for extraction.

Capital Expenditures

During the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company purchased approximately $861 and $858, respectively, of capital assets used for replacements and improvements to existing facilities.

Management continues to review new capital expenditures to support its strategic plan of achieving cost efficiencies through increased productivity. Management may elect, where appropriate, to sell inefficient or

non-strategic
assets to produce cash to wholly or partially finance new capital expenditures. The Company will also borrow to maintain, improve and replace capital assets when the return on such investments exceed targeted thresholds for internal rates of return. There can be no assurance, however, that sources of financing will be available, or will be available on terms favourable to the Company, or that these strategic initiatives will achieve adequate cost reduction in actual implementation or considering the competitive pressures on the cost of raw materials and other factors of production. Management believes that its capital expenditures will be funded by further equity raises.

During the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company incurred $732 and $1,493, respectively, in costs to maintain its capital assets. These expenses are classified as repair and maintenance and are included in cost of sales. Management forecasts approximately $2,500 of annual costs to maintain the Company’s capital assets.

Summary of Quarterly Results

For the three months ended:

 

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars,

except per share amounts)     

   Jun 30,
2019
     Mar 31,
2019
     Dec 31,
2018
     Sept 30,
2018
    Jun 30,
2018
    Mar 31,
2018
    Dec 31,
2017
    Sept 30,
2017
 

Sales

   $ 41,329      $ 31,890      $ 38,787      $ 39,684     $ 42,039     $ 29,490     $ 36,864     $ 44,735  

Share of income (loss) from joint ventures

   $ 13,841      $ 4,269      $ 2,750      ($ 28   ($ 104   ($ 237   ($ 35   ($ 220

Net income (loss)

   $ 9,889      $ 7,648      $ 270      ($ 1,989   ($ 2,282   ($ 1,143   ($ 607   $ 294  

Basic income (loss) per share

   $ 0.20      $ 0.16      $ 0.01      ($ 0.04   ($ 0.05   ($ 0.03   ($ 0.02   $ 0.01  

Diluted income (loss) per share

   $ 0.20      $ 0.15      $ 0.01      ($ 0.04   ($ 0.05   ($ 0.03   ($ 0.02   $ 0.01  

Financial Instruments and Risk Management

Risk Management

The Company is exposed to the following risks as a result of holding financial instruments: market risk, credit risk, interest rate risk, foreign exchange risk and liquidity risk. The following is a description of these risks and how they are managed by the Company.

 

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Market Risk

Market risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in the market place.

Credit Risk

Credit risk is the risk that the Company will incur a loss due to the failure by its customers or other parties to meet their contractual obligations. Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to significant concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables and investments in joint ventures.

The Company limits its exposure to credit risk by placing its cash and cash equivalents with high credit quality financial institutions.

The Company’s trade receivables had two customers that represented more than 10% of the balance of trade receivables, representing 11.7% and 11.0% of the balance of trade receivables as at June 30, 2019 (December 31, 2018 - two customers represented 13.8% and 11.5%). The Company believes that its expected credit losses are limited due to the protection afforded to the Company by the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (the “PACA”) for its sales in the United States, which represent the majority of the Company’s annual sales. The PACA protection gives a claim filed under the PACA a first lien on all PACA assets (which include cash and trade receivables of the debtor). PACA fosters trading practices in the marketing of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables in interstate and foreign commerce. It prohibits unfair and fraudulent practices and provides a means of enforcing contracts. Historical write-offs have represented less than

one-half
of 1% of sales.

Trade receivables for each customer were evaluated for collectability and an allowance for doubtful accounts has been estimated. As at June 30, 2019, the allowance for doubtful accounts balance was $50 (2018 – $50). The Company has not recorded bad debt expense during the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 (2018 – $nil).

As at June 30, 2019, 97.7% (2018 – 93.0%) of trade receivables were outstanding less than 30 days, 1.1% (2018 – 5.9%) were outstanding for between 30 and 90 days and the remaining 1.2% (2018 – 1.1%) were outstanding for more than 90 days. Trade receivables are considered past due based on the contract terms agreed to with a customer. Aged receivables that are past due are not considered impaired unless customer specific information indicates otherwise.

The Company’s credit risk in respect of its investment in joint ventures is based on the ability of these joint ventures to become profitable and maintain profitability. As at June 30, 2019 the Company’s investment in joint ventures is as follows; Pure Sunfarms $54,117, VFH $93 and AVGGH $20.

Interest Rate Risk

Interest rate risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market interest rates.

The Company has used derivative instruments to reduce market exposure to changes in interest rates. The Company has used derivative instruments only for risk management purposes and not for generating trading profits.

Liquidity Risk

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will not be able to meet its obligations as they become due. The following are the contractual maturities of financial liabilities as at June 30, 2019:

 

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Financial liabilities                

   Contractual
cash flows
     0 to 12
months
     12 to 24
months
     After 24
months
 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

   $ 16,119      $ 16,119      $ —        $ —    

Bank debt

     34,230        3,439        3,669        27,122  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 50,349      $ 19,558      $ 3,669      $ 27,122  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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It is the Company’s intention to meet these obligations through the collection of current accounts receivable and cash and to refinance the FCC Loan in the spring of 2020. The Company has available lines of credit of up to CA$13,000 (as at June 30, 2019, $5,000 was outstanding and US$150 and CA$38 was utilized in the form of outstanding letters of credit). If the current resources and cash generated from operations are insufficient to satisfy its obligations, the Company may seek to issue additional equity or to arrange debt or other financing.

Under the terms of the Credit Facilities, the Company is subject to certain covenants, including debt service covenants. These covenants could reduce the Company’s flexibility in conducting the Company’s operations by limiting the Company’s ability to borrow money and may create a risk of default on the Company’s debt (including by a cross-default to other credit agreements) if the Company cannot satisfy or continue to satisfy these covenants. In the event that the Company cannot comply with a debt covenant or anticipates that it will be unable to comply with a debt covenant in the future, management may seek a waiver and/or amendment from the applicable lenders in respect of any such covenant in order to avoid any breach or default that might otherwise result therefrom. If the Company defaults under any of the Credit Facilities and the default is not waived by the applicable lenders, the debt extended pursuant to all of its debt instruments could become due and payable prior to its stated due date. The Company cannot give any assurance that (i) its lenders will continue to agree to any covenant amendments or waive any covenant breaches or defaults that may occur under the applicable debt instruments, and (ii) it could pay this debt if it became due prior to its stated due date. Accordingly, any default by the Company under its existing debt that is not waived by the applicable lenders could materially adversely impact the Company’s results of operations and financial results and may have a material adverse effect on the trading price of its common shares. See also “Risk Factors – Dependence Upon Credit Facilities” in the Company’s current Annual Information Form.

Environmental, Health and Safety Risk

The Company’s operations are subject to national, regional and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations governing, among other things, discharge to air, land and water, the handling and storage of fresh produce, waste disposal, the protection of employee health, safety and the environment. The Company’s greenhouse facilities could experience incidents, malfunctions or other unplanned events that could result in discharges in excess of permitted levels resulting in personal injury, fines, penalties or other sanctions and property damage. The Company must maintain a number of environmental and other permits from various governmental authorities in order to operate. Failure to maintain compliance with these requirements could result in operational interruptions, fines or penalties, or the need to install potentially costly pollution control technology. Compliance with current and future environmental laws and regulations, which are likely to become more stringent over time, including those governing greenhouse gas emissions, may impose additional capital costs and financial expenditures, which could adversely affect the Company’s operational results and profitability.

The Company is committed to protecting the health and safety of employees and the general public, and to sound environmental stewardship. The Company believes that prevention of incidents and injuries, and protection of the environment, benefits everyone and delivers increased value to its shareholders, customers and employees. The Company has health and safety and environmental management and systems and has established policies, programs and practices for conducting safe and environmentally sound operations. Regular reviews and audits are conducted to assess compliance with legislation in accordance with Company policy.

Overview

The forward-looking statements contained in this section and elsewhere in this MD&A are not historical facts, but rather, reflect the Company’s current expectations regarding future results or events and are based on information currently available to Management. Certain material factors and assumptions were applied in providing these forward-looking statements. See the “Forward-Looking Statements” section of this MD&A.

 

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Cannabis

On June 6, 2017, the Company announced an initiative into growing cannabis through a joint venture with an existing licensed producer, pursuant to which the Company would contribute one of its Delta greenhouses and growing knowledge in exchange for a 50% equity position. Emerald has contributed CA$20 million for its 50% equity interest. The joint venture is named “Pure Sunfarms Corp.” Pure Sunfarms received its cultivation license from Health Canada for the Delta 3 Greenhouse on March 2, 2018. Pure Sunfarms received its sales license from Health Canada on July 30, 2018. Pure Sunfarms has been harvesting cannabis since the middle of May 2018 and with its sales license has commenced the sales of dried cannabis to other Licensed Producers. The entire facility was licensed for cultivation in March 2019 and it is now one of the largest commercial cannabis production facilities in Canada.

On March 31, 2019, Pure Sunfarms exercised its option on the existing 1.1 million square foot Delta 2 greenhouse facility currently owned by Village Farms in Delta, British Columbia. The Delta 2 greenhouse facility is a nearly identical “sister” facility immediately adjacent to the 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 greenhouse facility, which is already one of the largest cannabis production operations in the world. The addition of the Delta 2 greenhouse facility will double Pure Sunfarms’ total production area to 2.2 million square feet and, with conservatively targeted annual production of approximately 75,000 kilograms of dried cannabis, will double its annual cannabis production potential to approximately 150,000 kilograms in 2021. Pure Sunfarms also expects to benefit from further economies of scale resulting from the concentration of 2.2 million square feet of production area at a single location, which will further support the Company’s goal to be one of the leading high-quality,

low-cost
cannabis producers in Canada. The existing automated propagation operation (nursery) in the Delta 3 greenhouse facility will serve the Delta 2 greenhouse facility, enabling more of the footprint of the Delta 2 greenhouse facility to be devoted to flower rooms than in the Delta 3 greenhouse facility, which is expected to generate further cost efficiencies.

Pure Sunfarms is now producing cannabis for well under CA$1 per gram due to the achievement of full-scale production at the facility which brings economies of scale to the cost of production. Furthermore, Pure Sunfarms has not incurred incremental season costs related to winter production during the second quarter of 2019, which involved substantive power use. Management believes that the full-year cost of production for Pure Sunfarms will be under CA$1 per gram for 2019. Pure Sunfarms continues to sell all of its cannabis to other licensed producers at prices in the $3 to $5 per gram price range, depending on the varieties produced, quality and spot market demand and supply. For the second quarter of 2019 Pure Sunfarms generated a product gross margin of 84%, and the Company expects that through the summer months of 2019 this margin will be sustained. As Pure Sunfarms enters the upcoming winter growing season, the product gross margin is likely to decrease due to higher costs per gram resulting from the seasonal cost of power, which are not incurred during the summer months, as well as the ongoing spot price economics of demand and supply. Once Pure Sunfarms obtains its packaging license, it will have the incremental to increase its selling price as a result of the ability to sell directly to provincial governments and to add oils to its product offering, which may help sustain the current quarter’s product gross margin into through the ended of 2019.

As such, the Company’s 50% equity interest in Pure Sunfarms is generating substantially higher revenue and profits than prior revenues and profits from the tomato crop previously grown in the facility and the Company believes that similar results will occur once the Delta 2 facility is completed and licensed for cannabis production.

Since July 2018, each of the Shareholders of Pure Sunfarms has provided CAD $13.0 million of capital in the form of demand shareholder loans. Due to the positive cash flow of Pure Sunfarms, the Company expects to start receiving repayment of a portion of its demand shareholder loan in the fourth quarter of 2019 with a full repayment by the second quarter of 2020.

Recently Emerald Health Therapeutics (“Emerald”) has been electing not to fully exercise its right under the Supply Agreement to purchase 40% of Pure Sunfarms’ cannabis production. Pure Sunfarms has sold, and continues to sell, all portions of the production that Emerald did not purchase to other licensed producers in the spot market, where it has been realizing pricing in excess of the predetermined selling price to Emerald under this Supply Agreement.

Currently, management has no intention of growing cannabis at its U.S. greenhouse facilities or holding any equity investments in U.S. cannabis cultivation businesses, in each case until it is federally legal to do so. The Company’s sole cannabis operations are its 50% ownership interest in Pure Sunfarms.

The Company continues to seek and evaluate other cannabis opportunities in North and South America where cannabis is either currently legal or is in the process of becoming legal.

Hemp (combination of VFH, AVGGH and VFLP)

On June 11, 2019, the Governor of Texas signed the Texas Hemp Bill making hemp a legal crop to grow in Texas. This follows the federal approval of hemp as part of the 2018 Farm Bill that was passed in December 2018. Under the

 

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2018 Farm Bill each U.S. state must have it state hemp regulations approved. The Texas Hemp Bill requires the Texas Department of Agriculture (“TDA”) to issue licenses to grow hemp. At this time, the TDA is awaiting the federal hemp regulations forthcoming from the USDA before it will initiate the licensing process. As such, while the Company announced it had begun the conversion of one of its Texas greenhouses to hemp, the Company cannot start to produce hemp at any of its Texas facilities until it is issued a hemp license by the TDA. Management does not expect that to occur until early 2020. In the interim, the Company continues to convert a portion of one of its Texas facilities to grow hemp as well as evaluate extraction capabilities, which the Company expects to install at each of the Texas facilities as each is converted to hemp production.

On February 27, 2019, the Company entered into the VFH Joint Venture Agreement with Nature Crisp to form VFH, for the objective of outdoor cultivation of high percentage CBD hemp and CBD extraction in multiple states throughout the United States. VFH is 65% owned by the Company and 35% owned by Nature Crisp. Under the terms of the VFH Joint Venture Agreement, the Company will contribute approximately US$15 million to VFH for

start-up
costs and working capital. Capital investment for extraction capabilities is to be determined and dependent on future decisions with respect to the locations of hemp production and the extraction operations.

On March 25, 2019, the Company entered into a grid loan agreement with VFH, whereby, as at June 30, 2019, the Company had contributed $5,193 in the form a grid loan to VFH. The grid loan has a maturity date of March 25, 2022 and will bear simple interest at the rate of 8% per annum, calculated monthly.

VFH has planted a total of 600acres of field hemp in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina and is expecting to start harvesting in late August 2019 with ongoing harvests through October 2019. Management expects to sell most of the 2019 VFH harvest as

bio-mass
to third parties, which discussions are currently in process. VFH is finalizing the location for its
CBD-extraction
operations and is targeting late spring 2020 for the commencement field cultivation of hemp.

VFH only conducts, and will only conduct, its operations in locations where it is fully legal to do so at the federal and state level.

On May 21, 2019, the Company entered into a joint venture with AV Hemp for the objective of outdoor cultivation of high percentage cannabidiol (CBD) hemp and CBD extraction in Colorado. The joint venture, AVGGH, has planted 120 acres of hemp seed and is currently evaluating the germination of the seeds at the location. Early results show that planting hemp by seed has a lower germination rate than expected but management nonetheless expects to reach its expected net CBD targets due to higher

bio-mass
yields than initially expected.

On June 7, 2019 the Company entered into a grid loan agreement with AVGGH, whereby, as at June 30, 2019, the Company had contributed $552 in the form of a grid loan to AVGGH. The grid loan has a maturity date of June 7, 2022, and will bear simple interest at the rate of 8% per annum, calculated monthly.

Produce

The Company continues to focus on increasing its produce revenues and returning to profitability on its core crops – tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. The increase in produce revenues will occur through an increased product volume with partner suppliers, through additional suppliers and growth with current suppliers. The Company also continues to actively explore whether to produce certain higher margin alternative crops at the Company’s continuing produce facilities, such as hemp, as well as evaluate other cannabis related business opportunities.

Growth expenditures

The Company expects to spend between $1.0 to $1.5 million on capital expenditures in 2019 on its produce facilities. These expenditures are to repair and enhance existing growing and pack house systems either due to obsolescence of the system or to improve operational efficiencies.

The Company will continue to use it existing capital from its April equity raise to fund the capital needs of VFH and AVGGH throughout 2019. As the Company’s plans in respect of VFH extraction are confirmed, the Company may need to raise

 

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additional capital for VFH. Additionally, if the TDA were to provide the Company with a hemp license or provide the Company with an indication as to the timing of such a license, the Company may seek to raise incremental equity capital to fund the conversion of one of its Texas facilities to hemp as quickly as possible.

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Disclosure controls and procedures have been designed to ensure that information to be disclosed by the Company is accumulated and communicated to management, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures. The Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded, as of the end of the period covered by the interim and year end filings, that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are appropriately designed and operating effectively to provide reasonable assurance that material information relating to VFF is made known to them by others within VFF.

Internal Control over Financial Reporting

National Instrument

52-109
– Certification of Disclosure in Issuers’ Annual and Interim Filings also requires the CEO and Chief Financial Officer of VFF (“CFOs”) to certify, among other things, that they are responsible for establishing and maintaining internal controls over financial reporting for VFF, that those internal controls have been designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS, and that VFF has disclosed any changes to its internal controls during its most recent period that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, its internal control over financial reporting.

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company’s management evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. This evaluation was performed under the supervision of, and with the participation of, the CEO and CFO.    

The Company’s internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Internal control over financial reporting, no matter how well designed, has inherent limitations. Therefore, internal control over financial reporting can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and may not prevent or detect all misstatements.

Based on this evaluation, the CEO and CFO have concluded that, subject to the inherent limitations noted above, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting is effective in providing reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with IFRS.

There were no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the three months ended June 30, 2019 that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

Risks and Uncertainties

The Company is subject to various risks and uncertainties which are summarized below, as well as those discussed in this MD&A. Additional details are contained in the Company’s current Annual Information Form dated March 20, 2019 filed on SEDAR, which can be accessed electronically at www.sedar.com.

Risks Relating to the Company

 

   

Product Pricing

   

Return to Profitability

   

Risks Inherent in the Agricultural Business

 

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Natural Catastrophes

   

Covenant Risk

   

Dependence Upon Credit Facilities

   

Labour Availability

   

Mexican Trade Agreement

   

Competition

   

Governmental Regulations

   

Transportation Disruptions

   

Key Executives

   

Uninsured and Underinsured Losses

   

Product Liability

   

Cyber Security

   

Vulnerability to Rising Energy Cost

   

Risks of Regulatory Change

   

Environmental, Health and Safety Risk

   

Risks Associated with Cross-Border Trade

   

Retail Consolidation

   

Foreign Exchange Exposure

   

Technological Advances

   

Accounting Estimates

   

Growth

   

Intellectual Property

Risks Related to VFH and AVGGH

 

   

State Legalization

   

FDA and USDA regulation

   

Risks Inherent in the Agricultural Business

   

Key Executives of VFH

   

Failure to Realize Growth Strategy

   

Research and Development and Product Obsolescence

   

Intellectual Property Protection May Be Suboptimal

   

Product Liability

   

Environmental Regulations and Risks

   

Fluctuating Prices of Raw Materials

   

Product Recalls

Risks Related to Pure Sunfarms

 

   

Reliance on Licenses

   

Risks Associated with Changes in Laws, Regulations and Guidelines

   

Regulatory Compliance Risks

   

Failure of Regulatory Compliance

   

Failure of Supplier Standards Compliance

   

Marketing Restrictions

   

Unfavourable Publicity or Consumer Perception

   

Third Party Reputational Risks

   

Rapid Growth and Consolidation in the Cannabis Industry

   

Competition

   

Risks Inherent in an Agricultural Business

   

Risks Related to the Joint Venture

   

Reliance on a Single Facility

   

Limited Operating History in the Cannabis Industry

   

Failure to Realize Growth Strategy

   

Ongoing Costs and Obligations Related to Infrastructure, Growth, Regulatory Compliance and Operations

 

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Attracting and Retaining Key Personnel

   

Research and Development and Product Obsolescence

   

Understanding of CBD and THC May Change

   

Consumer Preferences May Change

   

Products May Not Have Intended Effects

   

Product Liability

   

Product Recalls

   

Fluctuating Prices of Raw Materials

   

Supply and demand Fluctuations

   

Reduced Market Due to Personal Cultivation

   

Quantification of Size of Target Market

   

Segment of Cannabis Market

   

Reliance of Third Party Transportation

   

Reliance on Third Party Distributors

   

Reliance on Key Inputs

   

Reliance on Effective Quality Control

   

Possible Restricted Trade by the Canadian Free Trade Agreement

   

Environmental regulations and Risks

   

Insurance Coverage in the Cannabis Industry

   

Liability of Illegal Activities by Employees, Contractors or Consultants

   

Use of Customer Information and Other Personal and Confidential Information

   

Breach of Security

Risks Related to Tax

 

   

Potential U.S. Permanent Establishment of VF Canada GP, VFCLP and VFF

   

Advances by VF Operations Canada Inc. to U.S. Holdings

   

Transfer Pricing

   

U.S. Real Property Holding Corporation

Off-Balance
Sheet Arrangements

The Company does not have any

off-balance
sheet arrangements.

Critical Accounting Estimates

Trade Receivables

Trade receivables are measured at amortized cost, net of allowance for expected credit losses. Credit is extended based on an evaluation of a customer’s financial condition. Accounts outstanding longer than the contractual payment terms are considered past due. The Company determines its allowance by considering a number of factors, including the length of time accounts are past due, the Company’s previous loss history and the customer’s current ability to pay its obligation to the Company. Trade receivables are recorded net of lifetime expected credit losses.

Inventories

Inventories of Company-grown produce consist of raw materials, labour and overhead costs incurred less costs charged to cost of sales throughout the various crop cycles, which end at various times throughout the year and exclude the biological asset (see below). Cost of sales is based upon incurred and estimated costs to be incurred from each crop allocated to both actual and estimated future yields over each crop cycle. The cost of produce inventory purchased from third parties is valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value.

Biological Asset

The biological asset consists of the Company’s produce on the vines at the period end. The produce on the vine is measured at fair value less costs to sell and complete, with any change therein recognized in profit or loss. Costs to sell include all costs that would be necessary to sell and complete the assets, including finishing and transportation costs.

 

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Income Taxes

The Company utilizes the assets and liability method of accounting for income taxes under which future income tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future income tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying value amount and the tax basis of assets and liabilities. Management uses judgment and estimates in determining the appropriate rates and amounts in recording future taxes, giving consideration to timing and probability. Actual taxes could significantly vary from these estimates as a result of future events, including changes in income tax law or the outcome of reviews by tax authorities and related appeals. The resolution of these uncertainties and the associated final taxes may result in adjustment to the Company’s tax assets and tax liabilities.

Future income tax assets are recognized to the extent that realization is considered more likely than not. The Company considers past results, current trends and outlooks for future years in assessing the realization of income tax assets.

Impairment of Financial and

Non-Financial
Assets

At the end of each reporting period, the Company reviews the carrying amounts of its long-lived assets to determine whether there is any indication that those assets have suffered an impairment loss. If any such indication exists, the recoverable amount of the asset is estimated in order to determine the extent of the impairment loss, if any. The Company estimates the recoverable amounts of the cash-generating unit (“CGU”) to which the asset belongs.

Where a reasonable and consistent basis of allocation can be identified, corporate assets are also allocated to individual CGU’s, or otherwise they are allocated to the smallest group of CGUs’ for which a reasonable and consistent allocation basis can be identified. Identifiable cash flows are largely independent of the cash flows of other assets and liabilities. This was determined to be the Canadian and U.S. operations.

Recoverable amount is the higher of the fair value less costs to sell and the value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a

pre-tax
discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset for which the estimates of future cash flows have not been adjusted. If the recoverable amount of an asset or CGU is estimated to be less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount of the asset or CGU is reduced to its recoverable amount. An impairment loss is recognized immediately in the statement of income.

Where an impairment loss subsequently reverses for assets with a finite useful life, the carrying amount of the asset or CGU is increased to the revised estimate of its recoverable amount, but so that the increased carrying amount does not exceed the carrying amount that would have been determined had no impairment loss been recognized for the asset or CGU in prior periods. A reversal of an impairment loss is recognized immediately in the statement of income.

Due to the above-noted considerations, which are based on the Company’s best available information, the Company has not recorded any impairment charge on its

non-financial
assets during the three months ended June 30, 2019.

Property, Plant and Equipment – Useful Lives

Management estimates the useful lives of property, plant and equipment based on the period during which the assets are expected to be available for use. The amounts and timing of recorded expenses for depreciation of property, plant and equipment for any period are affected by these estimated useful lives. The estimates are reviewed at least annually and are updated if expectations change as a result of physical wear and tear, technical or commercial obsolescence and legal or other limits to use. It is possible that changes in these factors may cause significant changes in the estimated useful lives of the Company’s property, plant and equipment in the future.

 

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Land Revaluation

Management concluded that given significant changes in the fair market value of the Company’s land assets, the revaluation method of accounting for land used in production is a more appropriate accounting policy than historical cost. IAS 8, Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors, allows for prospective application of this policy change and therefore the policy change has been applied to year ended December 31, 2016.

Critical Accounting Estimates used by Pure Sunfarms

Estimated useful lives of property, plant and equipment

Management estimates the useful lives of property, plant and equipment based on the period during which the assets are expected to be available for use. The amounts and timing of recorded expenses for depreciation of property, plant and equipment for any period are affected by these estimated useful lives. The estimates are reviewed at least annually and are updated if expectations change as a result of physical wear and tear, technical or commercial obsolescence and legal or other limits to use. It is possible that changes in these factors may cause significant changes in the estimated useful lives of Pure Sunfarms’ property, plant and equipment in the future.

Inventories

Capitalized production costs are expenditures relating to upcoming harvests which are deferred and become part of costing in subsequent periods. To calculate the deferral, estimates are made concerning the expected life cycle and timing of harvests for cannabis plants. Finished goods cannabis inventory is carried at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Management’s estimate of net realizable value is calculated as the estimated selling cost in the ordinary course of business less the estimated costs of completion and the estimated costs necessary to make the sale.

Biological assets

Management is required to make a number of estimates to calculate the fair value of its biological assets. This includes estimating the stage of growth of the cannabis up to the point of harvest, harvesting costs, selling costs, sales price, wastage and expected yields of the cannabis plants. Management has used judgement in determining the point at which biological transformation has occurred to the point they expect it is probable that future economic benefits associated with the cannabis plants will flow to Pure Sunfarms.

Income taxes and deferred income tax assets or liabilities

Management uses judgment and estimates in determining the appropriate rates and amounts in recording deferred taxes, giving consideration to timing and probability. Actual taxes could vary significantly from these estimates as a result of future events, including changes in income tax law or the outcome of reviews by tax authorities and related appeals. The resolution of these uncertainties and the associated final taxes may result in adjustment to Pure Sunfarms’ tax assets and tax liabilities. The recognition of deferred income tax assets is subject to judgment and estimation over whether these amounts can be realized.

Pure Sunfarms’ credit risk arises from cash, cash equivalents, and trade and settlement receivables. Pure Sunfarms’ significant counterparties in respect to cash and cash equivalents are reputable financial institutions with investment-grade ratings. At the date of transition to IFRS 9, Pure Sunfarms’ receivable balance consisted only of recoverable GST as filed with the Canada Revenue Agency. Accordingly, Pure Sunfarms did not record adjustments related to the implementation of the expected credit loss model for trade receivables.

Changes in Accounting Policies

The Company has adopted the following new and revised standards and changes in accounting policies, along with any consequential amendments as at June 30, 2019. These changes were made in accordance with the applicable transitional provisions.

Amendments to IFRS 11, Joint Arrangements, and IAS 28, Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures establishes the criteria for accounting for joint ventures. Investments in joint ventures are accounted for using the equity method. The equity method involves recording the initial investment at cost and subsequently adjusting the carrying

 

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value of the investment for the proportionate share of the profit or loss, other comprehensive income or loss and any other changes in the joint venture’s net assets such as dividends. At each statement of financial position date, the Company will consider whether there is objective evidence that its investment in the joint venture is impaired. If there is such evidence of impairment, the Company will determine the amount of the impairment and a loss will be recorded in the condensed consolidated interim statement of income (loss) (“statement of income (loss). The adoption of the amendments to IFRS 11 did not have and impact on the Company’s interim financial statements.

IFRS 16, Leases, was issued in January 2016 to replace IAS 17, Leases, and related Interpretations. IFRS 16 establishes the principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases for both parties to a contract, i.e. the customer (lessee) and the supplier (lessor) to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by requiring the recognition of

right-of-use
assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet.

On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted IFRS 16 using the updated modified retrospective transition approach and did not restate prior periods. The Company’s classes of assets include land leases, building leases and equipment leases.

On adoption, the Company recognized lease liabilities in relation to leases which had previously been classified as ‘operating leases’ under the principles of IAS 17, Leases. These lease liabilities were measured at the present value of the remaining lease payments, discounted using the borrowing rate of the Company. The weighted average incremental borrowing rate applied to the lease liabilities on January 1, 2019 was 6.25%. These leases are included in

right-of-use
assets, short-term lease liabilities and long-term lease liabilities in our consolidated balance sheet.
Right-of-use
assets are amortized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

For leases previously classified as finance leases the entity recognized the carrying amount of the lease asset and lease liability immediately before transition as the carrying amount of the right of use asset and the lease liability at the date of initial application. The premeasurements to the lease liabilities were recognized as adjustments to the related

right-of-use
assets immediately after the date of initial application.

Additionally, the Company has elected the short-term lease exception for all classes of assets, and does not apply the recognition requirements for leases of 12 months or less, and recognizes lease payments for short-term leases as expense either straight-line over the lease term or as incurred depending on whether the lease payments are fixed or variable. These elections are applied consistently for all leases.

 

Lease liability recognized as at January 1, 2019

   $ 4,537  
  

 

 

 

Of which are:

 

Current lease liabilities

     1,002  

Non-current
lease liabilities

     3,515  
  

 

 

 
   $ 4,537  
  

 

 

 

The recognized

right-of-use
assets relate to the following types of assets:

 

     December 31, 2018      January 1, 2019  

Land

   $ —        $ 140  

Building

     —          4,017  

Equipment

     176        380  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

right-of-use
assets

   $ 176      $ 4,537  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

IFRS 16, Leases, was issued in January 2016 to replace IAS 17, Leases, and related Interpretations. IFRS 16 establishes the principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases for both parties to a contract, i.e. the customer (lessee) and the supplier (lessor) to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by requiring the recognition of

right-of-use
assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet.

 

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On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted IFRS 16 using the updated modified retrospective transition approach and did not restate prior periods. The Company’s classes of assets include land leases, building leases and equipment leases.

On adoption, the Company recognized lease liabilities in relation to leases which had previously been classified as ‘operating leases’ under the principles of IAS 17, Leases. These liabilities were measured at the present value of the remaining lease payments. These lease liabilities were measured at the present value of the remaining lease payments, discounted using the interest rate implicit in the lease. The weighted average incremental borrowing rate applied to the lease liabilities on January 1, 2019 was 6.25%. These leases are included in

right-of-use
assets, short-term lease liabilities and long-term lease liabilities in our consolidated balance sheet.
Right-of-use
assets are amortized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

For leases previously classified as finance leases the entity recognized the carrying amount of the lease asset and lease liability immediately before transition as the carrying amount of the right of use asset and the lease liability at the date of initial application.

Additionally, the Company has elected the short-term lease exception for all classes of assets, and does not apply the recognition requirements for leases of 12 months or less, and recognizes lease payments for short-term leases as expense either straight-line over the lease term or as incurred depending on whether the lease payments are fixed or variable. These elections are applied consistently for all leases.

 

     2019  

Operating lease commitments disclosed as at December 31, 2018

   $ 5,064  

Less: short-term leases recognized on a straight-line basis as expense

     (210
  

 

 

 
     4,854  

Discounted using the lessee’s incremental borrowing rate of 6.25% at the date of initial application

     4,269  

Add: additional leases identified on adoption of IFRS 16

     88  

Add: finance lease liabilities recognized as at December 31, 2018

     180  
  

 

 

 

Lease liability recognized as at January 1, 2019

   $ 4,537  

Of which are:

  

Current lease liabilities

     1,022  

Non-current
lease liabilities

     3,515  
  

 

 

 
   $ 4,537  
  

 

 

 

The recognized

right-of-use
assets relate to the following types of assets:

 

     December 31, 2018      January 1, 2019  

Land

   $ —        $ 140  

Building

     —          4,017  

Equipment

     176        380  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

right-of-use
assets

   $ 176      $ 4,537  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Related Party Transactions

On February 13, 2019, the Company announced that Pure Sunfarms had entered into a credit agreement with Bank of Montreal, as agent and lead lender, and Farm Credit Canada, as lender, in respect of a CA$20 million secured

non-revolver
term loan (the “Credit Facility”). The Credit Facility, which matures on February 7, 2022, is secured by the Delta 3 facility, and contains customary financial and restrictive covenants. The Company is not a party to the Credit Facility but has provided a limited guarantee in the amount of CA$10 million in connection with the Credit Facility.

 

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As at June 30, 2019, the Company had amounts due from its joint venture, Pure Sunfarms, totaling $168 (December 31, 2018 - $1,079) primarily for consulting services and the reimbursement of expenses which occurred in the year. These amounts are

non-interest
bearing and due on demand. On July 5, 2018, the Shareholders entered into a Loan Agreement with Pure Sunfarms, whereby, as at June 30, 2019, the Shareholders had each contributed CA$13,000 (US$10,082) in the form of a demand loan to Pure Sunfarms. Effective January 1, 2019, the loan amounts bear simple interest at the rate of 6.2% per annum, calculated semi-annually. Interest is accrued and payable on demand being made by either Shareholder. Prior to January 1, 2019, the loan amount bore interest at the rate of 8.0%. These amounts are included in amounts due from joint venture in the interim statements of financial position.

On March 25, 2019, the Company entered into the Grid Loan with VFH, whereby, as at June 30, 2019, the Company had contributed $5,193 in the form a grid loan to VFH. The Grid Loan has a maturity date of March 25, 2022 and will bear simple interest at the rate of 8% per annum, calculated monthly.

Under the terms of the AVGGH Joint Venture Agreement, the Company will lend approximately US$5 million to AVGGH for

start-up
costs and working capital. The loans will bear simple interest at the rate of 8% per annum, calculated monthly (note 7). As at June 30, 2019, the Company had loaned AVGGH approximately $552 (note 7).

One of the Company’s employees is related to a member of the Company’s executive management team and received approximately $54 in salary and benefits during the six months ended June 30, 2019 (2018 - $54).

Included in other assets as at December 31, 2018 is a $64 promissory note that represents the unpaid amount the Company advanced to an employee in connection with a relocation at the request of the Company. The promissory note was paid in full on June 10, 2019.

Outstanding Share Data

The beneficial interests in the Company are currently divided into interests of three classes, described and designated as “Common Shares”, “Special Shares” and “Preferred Shares”, respectively. An unlimited number of Common Shares, Special Shares and Preferred Shares are issuable pursuant to VFF’s constating documents.

On December 21, 2017, VFF issued 2,500,000 Common Shares pursuant to a “bought deal” short form prospectus offering at an issue price of CA$5.40 per Common Share for gross proceeds of CA$13,500,000. The offering was conducted by a syndicate of underwriters led by Beacon Securities Limited.

On May 24, 2018, VFF issued 1,886,793 Common Shares pursuant to a private placement offering at an issue price of CA$5.30 per Common Share for gross proceeds of CA$10,000,000. VFF utilized the net proceeds from this prior private placement offering in a manner consistent with that described in the press release of VFF dated May 18, 2018, namely to contribute capital to the Pure Sunfarms and for general working capital purposes.

On October 12, 2018, VFF issued 3,097,200 Common Shares pursuant to a “bought deal” short form prospectus offering at an issue price of CA$7.13 per Common Share for gross proceeds of CA$22,083,036. The offering was conducted by a syndicate of underwriters led by Beacon Securities Limited. VFF utilized the net proceeds from this prior prospectus offering in a manner consistent with that described in the “Use of Proceeds” section of the related (final) short form prospectus, namely for working capital purposes, which included funding certain capital needs of the Pure Sunfarms.

In April 2019, VFF completed a bought deal offering of 1,000,000 common shares of the Company at an offering price of CA$20.00 per offered share for aggregate proceeds to VFF of CA$20,000,000. VFF utilized the net proceeds from this bought deal offering in a manner consistent with that described in the “Use of Proceeds” section of the related (final) short form prospectus, namely for working capital purposes, including the growth capital needs of VFF’s U.S. hemp business.

In connection with the formation of Pure Sunfarms, the Company issued 300,000 common share purchase warrants to an affiliate of a Canadian financial institution as partial consideration for services provided in respect thereof. In April 2019, the holder exercised the common share purchase warrants and subscribed for 300,000 common shares of the Company at an exercise price of CA$2.07 per common share.

 

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As of the date hereof, VFF has outstanding: (i) 49,275,786 Common Shares carrying the right to one vote at a meeting of voting shareholders of VFF; (ii) nil (0) Special Shares; and (iii) nil (0) Preferred Shares.

For further details on the structure of the Company or the rights attached to each of the above-mentioned securities, please refer to the Company’s current Annual Information Form which is available electronically at www.sedar.com.

Certain statements contained in this MD&A constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (“forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements may relate to the Company’s future outlook or financial position and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the financial position, business strategy, budgets, litigation, projected production, projected costs, capital expenditures, financial results, taxes, plans and objectives of or involving the Company. Particularly, statements regarding future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities for the Company, the greenhouse vegetable industry or the cannabis industry are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by such terms as “outlook”, “may”, “might”, “will”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “occur”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue”, “likely”, “schedule”, “objectives”, or the negative or grammatical variation thereof or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Some of the specific forward-looking statements in this MD&A include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to: product pricing; maintaining profitability; risks inherent in the agricultural business; natural catastrophes; retail consolidation; covenant risk; dependence upon credit facilities; competition; transportation disruptions; labour; governmental regulations; product liability; key executives; uninsured and underinsured losses; vulnerability to rising energy costs; risks of regulatory change; environmental, health and safety risk, foreign exchange exposure, risks associated with cross-border trade; technological advances; accounting estimates; growth; tax risks; and risks related to Pure Sunfarms, including Pure Sunfarms’ ability to obtain licenses under the ACMPR, risks relating to conversion of the Company’s greenhouses to cannabis production, and the ability to cultivate and distribute cannabis.

The Company has based these forward-looking statements on factors and assumptions about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs, including that the Canadian economy will remain stable over the next 12 months, that inflation will remain relatively low, that interest rates will remain stable, that tax laws remain unchanged, that conditions within the greenhouse vegetable and cannabis industries generally will be consistent with the current climate, and that the Canadian capital markets will provide the Company with access to equity and/or debt at reasonable rates when required.

Although the forward-looking statements contained in this MD&A are based upon assumptions that management believes are reasonable based on information currently available to management, there can be no assurance that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, that may cause the Company’s or the industry’s actual results, performance, achievements, prospects and opportunities in future periods to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the factors contained in the Company’s filings with securities regulators, including this MD&A and the Company’s annual information form.

When relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions, the Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements, as forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as guarantees of future results, performance, achievements, prospects and opportunities. The forward-looking statements made in this MD&A relate only to events or information as of the date on which the statements are made in this MD&A. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Public Securities Filings

You may access other information about the Company, including its current Annual Information Form and other disclosure documents, reports, statements or other information that it files with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities, through SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

 

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EX-99.3

Exhibit 99.3

 

LOGO

Village Farms International Reports Strong Second Quarter 2019 Results – Canadian Cannabis JV More Than Doubles Sales to CAD$32.3 Million with an All-In Cost of Production of CAD$0.65 per Gram and EBITDA Margin of 78%, and Achieves Third Consecutive Quarter of Profitability

Vancouver, BC, August 12, 2019 – Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (TSX: VFF) (NASDAQ: VFF) today announced its financial results for the second quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2019. All figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Village Farms’ Financial and Corporate Highlights for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2019

(All comparable figures are for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018)

 

   

Net income before tax improved to positive US$9.9 million and included the contribution of positive net income from Pure Sunfarms Corp. (“Pure Sunfarms”) of US$14.0 million (CAD$18.6 million) (Village Farms’ share based on its 50% ownership). This compares with a net loss of (US$2.3 million);

 

   

Produce sales were US$41.3 million compared with US$42.0 million;

 

   

Earnings per share improved to US$0.20 from a loss per share of (US$0.05);

 

   

EBITDA improved to US$4.6 million, including the contribution from Pure Sunfarms of US$9.4 million (CAD$12.6 million) (Village Farms’ 50% share). This compares with an EBITDA loss of (US$1.3 million); and

 

   

Completed a bought deal offering of 1,000,000 common shares at a price of CAD$20.00 per share for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of CAD$20,000,000.

Second Quarter Financial Results for Village Farms’ Canadian Cannabis Joint Venture, Pure Sunfarms

 

   

Sales (before Village Farms’ 50% share), which consisted entirely of dried cannabis sold primarily to other licensed producers, increased 125% sequentially to CAD$32.4 million (US$24.2 million);

 

   

Cost of goods sold (“all in cost”) per gram was CAD$0.65 (US0.49) per gram;

 

   

Gross margin was 84%;

 

   

Net income (before Village Farms’ 50% share) increased 224% sequentially to CAD$37.2 million (US$27.9 million), marking Pure Sunfarms’ third consecutive quarter of profitability; and,

 

   

EBITDA (before Village Farms’ 50% share) increased 194% sequentially to CAD$25.2 million (US$18.9 million), resulting in an EBITDA margin of 78%.

Recent Highlights for Village Farms’ Canadian Cannabis Joint Venture, Pure Sunfarms

 

   

Achieved full run-rate production of 75,000 kilograms of dried cannabis annually at its 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 greenhouse in Delta, B.C., the first and only single site cannabis operation in the world to exceed 1 million square feet;

 

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Received a Standard Processing License from Health Canada for its 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 greenhouse facility which permits Pure Sunfarms to extract and process cannabis at the Delta 3 facility and which will enable the development and manufacture of products derived from the cannabis plant, including cannabis oil, as well as concentrates and edibles, as regulations permit;

 

   

Met all Health Canada criteria regarding the amendment to its license that will permit it to sell dried cannabis products directly to provincial/territorial and private retailers in Canada and, in anticipation of receipt of the amendment, continues to prepare for sales and distribution to the Ontario Cannabis Store, with which it has a supply agreement in place, as well as to other provinces, with which it is in discussions for potential supply agreements;

 

   

Commenced conversion of its second 1.1 million square foot greenhouse operation, Delta 2, for cannabis production, which is expected to double Pure Sunfarms’ annual output at full production to over 150,000 kilograms (expected by the fourth quarter of 2020);

 

   

Continued to advance towards completion of the 65,000 square foot state-of-the-art processing center in the Delta 3 facility. The processing center, which will include on-site extraction capabilities and is designed for full GMP compliance and certification, and remains on schedule to be completed by the end of 2019 and operational as soon as possible thereafter subject to Health Canada licensing;

 

   

Recently Emerald Health Therapeutics (“Emerald”) has been electing not to fully exercise its right under the Supply Agreement to purchase 40% of Pure Sunfarms’ cannabis production (the “Committed Purchase Amount”). Accordingly, in accordance with the terms of this Supply Agreement, which concludes at the end of 2019, Pure Sunfarms has sold, and continues to sell, all portions of the Committed Purchase Amount that Emerald did not purchase to other licensed producers in the spot market, where it has been realizing pricing in excess of the predetermined selling price to Emerald under this Supply Agreement. Pursuant to the terms of this Supply Agreement, in the event that Emerald elects to purchase less than the Committed Purchase Amount, Emerald is required to compensate Pure Sunfarms for any deficiency between Pure Sunfarms’ realized selling price of such unpurchased cannabis in the spot market and the predetermined selling price to Emerald under the Supply Agreement.

Recent Highlights for Village Farms’ U.S. Hemp/CBD Program

 

   

Commenced conversion of half of its 1.3 million square foot, ultra-high-tech Permian Basin greenhouse for cultivation of high-CBD hemp and CBD extraction, which will include the implementation of leading-edge technologies that will support Village Farms’ leadership position in large-scale precision agriculture. In June 2019, the state of Texas legalized the cultivation of hemp and the processing of hemp and hemp-derived products, including cannabidiol (CBD). The Texas hemp legislation will require licenses for both the cultivation and processing of hemp and Village Farms plans to apply for the requisite licenses as soon as it is permitted to do so;

 

   

The Company’s joint venture for hemp production and processing in the Eastern U.S., Village Fields Hemp USA, LLC (“VFH”), has planted out approximately 600 acres in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina and expects to begin harvesting in August of this year, with initial sales of hemp biomass to commence in the fourth quarter of 2019. VFH is now well advanced in planning and engineering work to establish its centralized extraction operations in the southeastern U.S., which is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2020; and,

 

   

Expanded U.S. outdoor hemp cultivation and CBD extraction program to Colorado through a new joint venture, Arkansas Valley Green and Gold Hemp, LLC (“AVGGH”) for the outdoor cultivation of high-cannabidiol (CBD) hemp and CBD extraction. AVGGH has planted 120 acres of Hemp and expects to begin harvesting in October 2019.

 

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“Pure Sunfarms’ second quarter financial results firmly rank it among the largest, most efficient and most profitable licensed cannabis producers in Canada, and clearly demonstrates that we have built a best in class cannabis operation setting a new bar for industry performance,” said Michael DeGiglio, Chief Executive Officer, Village Farms. “Moreover, Pure Sunfarms’ ability to achieve this level of operational and financial performance in just 24 months from our initial announcement to enter the cannabis industry is clear validation of our unique conversion strategy. It also underscores the considerable advantage of combining existing, state-of-the-art greenhouse operations with 20 years of site-specific experience, and an exceptional management team, supported by Village Farms’ decades-long track record in large-scale, low-cost, precision agriculture.”

“These results are even more impressive given that Pure Sunfarms’ first 1.1 million square foot greenhouse, Delta 3, was not yet at full production during the second quarter and sales were almost entirely to other licensed producers at pricing below what Pure Sunfarms expects to realize when selling directly to provincial/territorial and other retailers. We expect Pure Sunfarms to deliver consistent quarter-on-quarter growth throughout this year and next, driven by Delta 3 now operating at full production, the anticipated start of sales directly to the Ontario Cannabis Store and other provincial/territorial and private retailers, expansion of product sales into pre-rolls and oils and other derivative products, and the doubling of capacity to 150,000 kilograms annually with its second 1.1 million square foot facility, Delta 2, expected to begin operations mid-2020 and achieve full production later that year.”

“The success of Pure Sunfarms to date – both operationally and financially – provides us with tremendous confidence as Pure Sunfarms proceeds with the conversion of Delta 2, which will benefit from the same strategy of transferring Village Farms’ experienced growers, operational team and skilled crop workers that have been so integral to the success of Delta 3. And we continue to be optimistic about the potential for Pure Sunfarms to further expand production to as much as 330,000 kilograms or more through the addition of the 2.6 million square foot Delta 1 facility, further supporting low-cost production.”

“The second quarter also saw Village Farms take major steps in our aggressive pursuit of the significant hemp and CBD opportunity in the United States as we continue to pivot towards these new outsized growth opportunities and transform the earnings potential of our Company. We established our second joint venture for outdoor hemp cultivation and CBD-extraction, adding Colorado to our production in three eastern states. And we began conversion and enhancement of half of our 1.3 million square foot, ultra-high-tech Permian Basin greenhouse for hemp cultivation and on-site CBD extraction. We remain firmly on track to begin sales of hemp biomass this year, transitioning to sales of CBD crude oil early in 2020, and then commence CBD product manufacturing. We are very active with research and development initiatives, including genetics and developing our downstream strategy to establish Village Farms as a leading, vertically integrated, hemp-derived CBD company and capture value throughout the supply chain.”

 

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Summary Statutory Results

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars unless otherwise indicated)

 

     For the three months ended
June 30,
     For the six months ended
June 30,
 
     2019      2018      2019     2018  

Produce sales

   $ 41,329      $ 42,039      $ 73,219     $ 71,529  

Cost of sales

     (44,263      (41,150      (75,845     (67,053

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (3,918      (3,688      (7,944     (7,045

Stock compensation expense

     (912      (138      (2,321     (256

Change in biological asset (2)

     630        856        530       197  

Loss from operations

     (7,134      (2,081      (12,361     (2,628

Interest expense, net

     (503      (691      (1,110     (1,289

Foreign exchange gain (loss)

     243        (21      521       (14

Other income, net

     282        26        150       44  

Share of income (loss) from joint ventures

     13,841        (104      18,110       (341

Gain on disposal of assets

     —          —          13,566       —    

(Provision for) recovery of income taxes

     3,160        589        (1,340     802  

Net income (loss)

     9,889        (2,282      17,536       (3,426

Consolidated EBITDA (3)

     4,593        (1,316      5,873       496  

Earnings (loss) per share – basic

   $ 0.20      ($ 0.05    $ 0.36     ($ 0.08

Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

   $ 0.20      ($ 0.05    $ 0.35     ($ 0.08

Summary Results Including Joint Ventures, on a Proportionate Basis

The following results reflect the Company’s proportionate share of the Pure Sunfarms joint venture operations, as this is the basis on which management bases its operating decisions and performance. For a reconciliation to the results in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) refer to the “Reconciliation of IFRS to Proportionate Results” as presented below and in Management’s Discussion & Analysis (“MD&A”).

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars unless otherwise indicated)

 

     For the three months ended
June 30,
     For the six months ended
June 30,
 
     20191      20183      20191     20183  

Consolidated sales

   $ 53,451      $ 42,039      $ 90,742     $ 71,529  

Cost of sales

     (46,241      (41,150      (79,732     (67,053

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (4,930      (3,963      (9,485     (7,547

Change in biological asset (1)

     7,978        960        10,929       358  

Gain on disposal of assets

     —          —          13,566       —    

Net income (loss)

     9,889        (2,282      17,536       (3,426

EBITDA(3)

   $ 4,593      ($ 1,316    $ 5,873       496  

Earning (loss) per share – basic

   $ 0.20      ($ 0.05    $ 0.36     ($ 0.08

Earning (loss) per share – diluted

   $ 0.20      ($ 0.05    $ 0.35     ($ 0.08

Notes:

 

(1)

Biological asset consists of the Company’s produce on the vines and Pure Sunfarms’ crop at the period end. Details of the changes are described in note 5 of the Company’s interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

(2)

EBITDA is not a recognized earnings measure and does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. Therefore, EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. See “Non-IFRS Measures”. Management believes that EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure in evaluating the performance of the Company. Consolidated EBITDA includes the Company’s 50% interest in Pure Sunfarms, 65% interest in VFH and 60% (effective 63.25% with VFH interest) interest in AVGGH.

(3)

The consolidated financial results above reflect the proportionate share of the Company’s share of revenues and expenses from its joint venture operations, as this is the basis which management bases its operating decisions and performance evaluation. IFRS does not allow for the inclusion of the joint venture on a proportionate basis. These results include additional non-IFRS measures such as EBITDA.

The results are not generally accepted measures of financial performance under IFRS. The Company’s method of calculating these financial performance measures may differ from other companies and accordingly, they may not be comparable to measures used by other companies. Refer to the MD&A for a reconciliation of these non-IFRS measures and proportionate results.

 

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Financial Highlights

(All amounts in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise indicated.)

Cannabis

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, there were no comparable results for the three months ended June 30, 2018 as no production existed.

The Company’s 50% share of sales of Pure Sunfarms for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $12,122. Total Pure Sunfarms sales consisted of close to 8,000 kilograms sold at an average selling price of over $3 per gram (CAD$4 per gram) during the three months ended June 30, 2019.

The Company’s 50% share of cost of sales of Pure Sunfarms for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $1,978. The cost per gram for the three months was about half of that from the three months ended March 31, 2019, the decrease is due to higher production and a reduction of seasonal cost (i.e., electricity) resulting in a cost per gram of approximately $0.49 per gram (CAD $0.65).

The Company’s 50% share of selling, general and administrative expenses of Pure Sunfarms for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $893.

The Company’s 50% share of net income for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $13,962 compered to a loss of ($237) for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

The Company’s 50% share of EDITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $9,447 compared to ($275) for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

For the six ended months ended June 30, 2019, there were no comparable results for the six months ended June 30, 2018 as no production existed.

The Company’s 50% share of sales of Pure Sunfarms for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $17,523. Total Pure Sunfarms sales consisted of close to 11,600 kilograms of flower and trim during the six months ended June 30, 2019, at an average sales price of approximately $3 per gram (CAD $4 per gram).

The Company’s 50% share of cost of sales of Pure Sunfarms for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $3,887 (based on total grams sold of close to 11,600 kilograms), or approximately $0.67 per gram (CAD$0.82 per gram).

The Company’s 50% share of selling, general and administrative expenses of Pure Sunfarms for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $1,393 and primarily consisted of personnel costs.

Income from operations for the Company’s 50% share of Pure Sunfarms was $22,509 for the six months ended June 30, 2019. This income was generated by continuing strong wholesale pricing and six-month cost of sales of cost of $0.62 (or CAD$0.82) per gram sold.

The Company’s 50% share of net income for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $18,260 versus a loss of ($275) for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

The Company’s 50% share of EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $12,671 versus ($502) for the same period in 2018.    

 

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Produce

For the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018.

Sales for the three months ended June 30, 2019 decreased by ($710), or (2%), to $41,329 from $42,039 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in sales for the three months ended June 30, 2019 is primarily due to a decrease in the Company’s production of (9%) partially offset by an increase in supply partner revenue of 14%.

Cost of sales for the three months ended June 30, 2019 increased by ($3,113), or (8%), to $44,263 from $41,150 for the three months ended June 30, 2018; primarily due to an increase of ($1,447) in contract sales cost (due to the increased volume) and an increase in cost per pound from the Texas facilities. The decrease in production caused an increase in cost per pound as a majority of the production costs are fixed so as production decreases cost per pound increases.

EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2019 decreased by ($3,690) from the three months ended June 30, 2018, primarily as a result of a decrease in income from operations, due to a decrease in sales and an increase in cost per pound for product produced as the fixed costs were spread over less pounds.

For the six months ended June 30, 2019 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2018.

Sales for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased by $1,690, or 2%, to $73,219 from $71,529 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in sales for the six months ended June 30, 2019 is primarily due to an increase in supply partner revenue of 16% partially offset by a decrease in the Company’s production of (12%).

Cost of sales for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased by $8,792, or (13%), to $75,845 from $67,053 for the six months ended June 30, 2018; primarily due to an increase of 25% in contract sales cost and an increase in cost per pound from the Texas facilities due to lower production.

EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2019 decreased by ($7,650), from the six months ended June 30, 2018, primarily as a result of a decrease in income from operations, which resulted in decreased sales and an increase in cost per pound for product produced as the fixed costs were spread over less pounds.

Non-IFRS Measures

References in this MD&A to “EBITDA” are to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, foreign currency exchange gains and losses on translation of long-term debt, unrealized gains on the changes in the value of derivative instruments, unrealized change in biological asset, stock compensation, and gains and losses on asset sales. EBITDA is a cash flow measure that is not recognized under IFRS and does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. Therefore, EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Investors are cautioned that EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income or loss determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of the Company’s performance or to cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities as measures of liquidity and cash flows. Management believes that EBITDA is an important measure in evaluating the historical performance of the Company.

 

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Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA

The following table reflects a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA, as presented by the Company:

 

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)    For the three months
ended June 30,
     For the six months
ended June 30,
 
     2019      2018      2019     2018  

Net income (loss)

   $ 9,889      ($ 2,282    $ 17,536     ($ 3,426

Add:

          

Amortization

     1,841        1,722        3,769       3,523  

Foreign currency exchange loss (gain)

     (243      21        (521     14  

Interest expense, net

     503        691        1,110       1,289  

Income taxes (recovery)

     (3,160      (589      1,340       (802

Stock based compensation

     912        138        2,321       256  

Change in biological asset

     (630      (856      (530     (197

Change in biological asset for JV’s

     (7,348      (161      (10,399     (161

Interest expense for JV’s

     196        —          197       —    

Amortization for JV’s

     197        —          424       —    

Foreign currency exchange loss (gain) for JV’s

     12        —          (7     —    

Income taxes (recovery) from JV’s

     2,224           4,199       —    

Gain on disposal of assets

     —          —          (13,566     —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

EBITDA

   $ 4,593      ($ 1,316    $ 5,873     $ 496  

EBITDA for JV’s (See table below)

   $ 9,324      ($ 275    $ 12,525     ($ 502

EBITDA excluding JVs(produce)

   ($ 4,731    ($ 1,041    ($ 6,652   $ 998  

Breakout of JV’s EBITDA

 

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

   For the three months
ended June 30,
     For the six months
ended June 30,
 
     2019      2018      2019     2018  

Pure Sunfarms EBITDA

   $ 9,447      ($ 275    $ 12,671     ($ 502

VFH EBITDA

     (103      —          (126     —    

AVGGH EBITDA

     (20      —          (20     —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total JV’s EBITDA

   $ 9,324      ($ 275    $ 12,525     ($ 502
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Reconciliation of IFRS to Proportionate Results

The following tables are a reconciliation of the IFRS results to the proportionate results (which include the Company’s proportionate share of the Pure Sunfarms operations):

 

     For the three months ended June 30, 2019  
     Produce      PSF(4)      Hemp(4)      Total  

Sales

   $ 41,329      $ 12,122      $ —        $ 53,451  

Cost of sales

     (44,263      (1,978      —          (46,241

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (3,918      (893      (119      (4,930

Stock compensation expense

     (912      —          —          (912

Change in biological asset (5)

     630        7,348        —          7,978  

Other income (expense) net

     22        (157      (51      (186

(Provision for) recovery of income taxes

     3,160        (2,480      49        729  

Net income (loss)

     (3,952      13,962        (121      9,889  

EBITDA (6)

     (4,731      9,447        (123      4,593  

Earnings (loss) per share – basic

   ($ 0.08    $ 0.28      ($ 0.00    $ 0.20  

Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

   ($ 0.08    $ 0.28      ($ 0.00    $ 0.20  

 

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     For the three months ended June 30, 2018  
     Produce      PSF(4)      Hemp(4)      Total  

Sales

   $ 42,039      $ —        $ —        $ 42,039  

Cost of sales

     (41,150      —          —          (41,150

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (3,688      (275      —          (3,963

Stock compensation expense

     (138      —          —          (138

Change in biological asset (5)

     856        104        —          960  

Other income (expense) net

     (686      —          —          (686

Recovery of income taxes

     589        —          —          589  

Net income (loss)

     (2,178      (104      —          (2,282

EBITDA (6)

     (1,051      (275      —          (1,316

Earnings (loss) per share – basic

   ($ 0.05    ($ 0.00    $ —        ($ 0.05

Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

   ($ 0.05    ($ 0.00    $ —        ($ 0.05
     For the six months ended June 30, 2019  
     Produce      PSF(4)      Hemp(4)      Total  

Sales

   $ 73,219      $ 17,523      $ —        $ 90,742  

Cost of sales

     (75,845      (3,887      —          (79,732

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (7,944      (1,393      (148      (9,485

Stock compensation expense

     (2,321      —          —          (2,321

Change in biological asset (5)

     530        10,399        —          10,929  

Gain on disposal of assets

     13,566        —          —          13,566  

Other income (expense) net

     (439      (133      (51      (623

(Provision for) recovery of for income taxes

     (1,340      (4,249      49        (5,540

Net income (loss)

     (574      18,260        (150      17,536  

EBITDA (6)

     (6,652      12,671        (146      5,873  

Earnings (loss) per share – basic

   ($ 0.01    $ 0.37      $ 0.00      $ 0.36  

Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

   ($ 0.01    $ 0.36      $ 0.00      $ 0.35  
     For the six months ended June 30, 2018  
     Produce      PSF(4)      Hemp(4)      Total  

Sales

   $ 71,529      $ —        $ —        $ 71,529  

Cost of sales

     (67,053      —          —          (67,053

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (7,045      (502      —          (7,547

Stock compensation expense

     (256            (256

Change in biological asset (5)

     197        161        —          358  

(Gain) loss on sale of assets

     —          —          —          —    

Other income (expense) net

     (1,259      —          —          (1,259

Recovery of income taxes

     802        —          —          802  

Net income (loss)

     (3,085      (341      —          (3,426

EBITDA (6)

     998        (502      —          496  

Earnings (loss) per share – basic

   ($ 0.07    ($ 0.01    $ —        ($ 0.08

Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

   ($ 0.07    ($ 0.01    $ —        ($ 0.08

Notes:

 

(4)

The adjusted consolidated financial results have been adjusted to include the Company’s share of revenues and expenses from its Pure Sunfarms and Hemp joint ventures on a proportionate accounting basis, on which management bases its operating decisions and performance evaluation. IFRS does not allow for the inclusion of the Joint Venture on a proportionate basis. These results include additional non-IFRS measures such as EBITDA.

 

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The adjusted results are not generally accepted measures of financial performance under IFRS. The Company’s method of calculating these financial performance measures may differ from other companies and accordingly, they may not be comparable to measures used by other companies. Refer to the MD&A for a reconciliation of these non-IFRS measures and adjusted results.

 

(5)

Biological asset consists of the Company’s produce on the vines and Pure Sunfarms’ crop at the period end. Details of the changes are described in note 5 of the Company’s interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

(6)

EBITDA is not a recognized earnings measure and does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. Therefore, EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. See “Non-IFRS Measures”. Management believes that EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure in evaluating the performance of the Company. Consolidated EBITDA includes the Company’s 50% interest Pure Sunfarms, 65% interest in VFH and 60% (effective 63.25% with VFH interest) interest in AVGGH.

Conference Call

Village Farms’ management team will host a conference call Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT) to discuss its second quarter 2019 financial results. Participants can access the conference call by telephone by dialing (647) 427-7450 or (888) 231-8191, or via the Internet at: https://bit.ly/334YIJG.

For those unable to participate in the conference call at the scheduled time, it will be archived for replay both by telephone and via the Internet beginning approximately one hour following completion of the call. To access the archived conference call by telephone, dial (416) 849-0833 or (855) 859-2056 and enter the passcode 1676417 followed by the pound key. The telephone replay will be available until, August 20, 2019 at midnight (ET). The conference call will also be archived on Village Farms’ website at http://villagefarms.com/investor-relations/investor-calls.

About Village Farms International, Inc.

Village Farms is one of the largest and longest-operating vertically integrated greenhouse growers in North America and the only publicly traded greenhouse produce company in Canada. Village Farms produces and distributes fresh, premium-quality produce with consistency 365 days a year to national grocers in the U.S. and Canada from more than nine million square feet of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) greenhouses in British Columbia and Texas, as well as from its partner greenhouses in British Columbia, Ontario and Mexico. The Company is now leveraging its 30 years of experience as a vertically integrated grower for the rapidly emerging global cannabis opportunity through its 50% ownership of British Columbia-based Pure Sunfarms Corp., one of the single largest cannabis growing operations in the world. The Company also intends to pursue opportunities to become a vertically integrated leader in the U.S. hemp-derived CBD market, subject to compliance with all applicable U.S. federal and state laws, Village Farms has established two joint ventures, Village Fields Hemp USA, LLC, and Arkansas Valley Green and Gold Hemp LLC, for multi-state outdoor hemp cultivation and CBD extraction and plans to pursue controlled environment hemp production at its Texas greenhouse operations, which total 5.7 million square feet of production area, subject to legalization of hemp in Texas.

Cautionary Language

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (“forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements may relate to the Company’s future outlook or financial position and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the financial position, business strategy, budgets, litigation, projected production, projected costs, capital expenditures, financial results, taxes, plans and objectives of or involving the Company. Particularly, statements regarding future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities for the Company, Pure Sunfarms, the greenhouse vegetable industry or the cannabis and hemp industries are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by such terms as “outlook”, “may”,

 

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“might”, “will”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “occur”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue”, “likely”, “schedule”, “objectives”, or the negative or grammatical variation thereof or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts.

Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon assumptions that management believes are reasonable based on information currently available to management, there can be no assurance that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, that may cause the Company’s or the industry’s actual results, performance, achievements, prospects and opportunities in future periods to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the factors contained in the Company’s filings with U.S. and Canadian securities regulators, including as detailed in the Company’s annual information form and management’s discussion and analysis for the year-ended December 31, 2018.

When relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions, the Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements, as forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as guarantees of future results, performance, achievements, prospects and opportunities. The forward-looking statements made in this press release only relate to events or information as of the date on which the statements are made in this press release. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

Lawrence Chamberlain

Investor Relations

(416) 519-4196

lawrence.chamberlain@loderockadvisors.com

 

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EX-99.4

Exhibit 99.4

Form 52-109F2

Certification of Interim Filings – Full Certificate

I, Michael A. DeGiglio, the Chief Executive Officer of Village Farms International, Inc., certify the following:

 

  1.

Review: I have reviewed the interim financial report and interim MD&A (together, the “interim filings”) of Village Farms International, Inc. (the “issuer”) for the interim period ended June 30, 2019.

 

  2.

No misrepresentations: Based on my knowledge, having exercised reasonable diligence, the interim filings do not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in light of the circumstances under which it was made, with respect to the period covered by the interim filings.

 

  3.

Fair presentation: Based on my knowledge, having exercised reasonable diligence, the interim financial report together with the other financial information included in the interim filings fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, financial performance and cash flows of the issuer, as of the date of and for the periods presented in the interim filings

 

  4.

Responsibility: The issuer’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (DC&P) and internal control over financial reporting (ICFR), as those terms are defined in National Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure in Issuers’ Annual and Interim Filings, for the issuer.

 

  5.

Design: Subject to the limitations, if any, described in paragraphs 5.2 and 5.3, the issuer’s other certifying officer and I have, as at the end of the period covered by the interim filings

 

  (a)

designed DC&P, or caused it to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance that

 

  (i)

material information relating to the issuer is made known to us by others, particularly during the period in which the interim filings are being prepared; and

 

  (ii)

information required to be disclosed by the issuer in its annual filings, interim filings or other reports filed or submitted by it under securities legislation is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in securities legislation; and

 

  (b)

designed ICFR, or caused it to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with the issuer’s GAAP.

 

  5.1

Control framework: The control framework the issuer’s other certifying officer and I used to design the issuer’s ICFR is the framework set forth in the report of the Treadway Commission’s Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO Framework).

 

  5.2:

N/A

 

  5.3

N/A

 

  6.

Reporting changes in ICFR: The issuer has disclosed in its interim MD&A any change in the issuer’s ICFR that occurred during the period beginning on April 1, 2019 and ended on June 30, 2019 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the issuer’s ICFR.

Date: August 12, 2019

”Michael A. DeGiglio”

Michael A. DeGiglio,

Chief Executive Officer

Village Farms International, Inc.


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EX-99.5

Exhibit 99.5

Form 52-109F2

Certification of Interim Filings – Full Certificate

I, Stephen C. Ruffini, the Chief Financial Officer of Village Farms International, Inc., certify the following:

 

  1.

Review: I have reviewed the interim financial report and interim MD&A (together, the “interim filings”) of Village Farms International, Inc. (the “issuer”) for the interim period ended June 30, 2019.

 

  2.

No misrepresentations: Based on my knowledge, having exercised reasonable diligence, the interim filings do not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in light of the circumstances under which it was made, with respect to the period covered by the interim filings.

 

  3.

Fair presentation: Based on my knowledge, having exercised reasonable diligence, the interim financial report together with the other financial information included in the interim filings fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, financial performance and cash flows of the issuer, as of the date of and for the periods presented in the interim filings

 

  4.

Responsibility: The issuer’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (DC&P) and internal control over financial reporting (ICFR), as those terms are defined in National Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure in Issuers’ Annual and Interim Filings, for the issuer.

 

  5.

Design: Subject to the limitations, if any, described in paragraphs 5.2 and 5.3, the issuer’s other certifying officer and I have, as at the end of the period covered by the interim filings

 

  (a)

designed DC&P, or caused it to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance that

 

  (i)

material information relating to the issuer is made known to us by others, particularly during the period in which the interim filings are being prepared; and

 

  (ii)

information required to be disclosed by the issuer in its annual filings, interim filings or other reports filed or submitted by it under securities legislation is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in securities legislation; and

 

  (b)

designed ICFR, or caused it to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with the issuer’s GAAP.

 

  5.1

Control framework: The control framework the issuer’s other certifying officer and I used to design the issuer’s ICFR is the framework set forth in the report of the Treadway Commission’s Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO Framework).

 

  5.2:

N/A

 

  5.3

N/A

 

  6.

Reporting changes in ICFR: The issuer has disclosed in its interim MD&A any change in the issuer’s ICFR that occurred during the period beginning on April 1, 2019 and ended on June 30, 2019 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the issuer’s ICFR.

Date: August 12, 2019

“Stephen C. Ruffini”

Stephen C. Ruffini,

Chief Financial Officer

Village Farms International, Inc.


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