MedMen Enterprises (CNSX:MMEN) (OTCMKTS:MMNFF) has come under immense pressure if a 60% plus slide in share price, since the start of the year, is anything to go by. While the slide is a point of concern, the stock is slowly emerging as a potential bounce-back play having hit a bottom. A restructuring drive geared towards balancing the balance sheet is one of the developments that continues to affirm the company’s long-term prospects.
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Likewise, the company has provided updated guidance in the wake of the restructuring drive that could signal the worst is behind. In addition, the company has enhanced its corporate governance underscoring the fact that management remains focused on value creation.
That said, the stock has started climbing the ladder after bouncing off the $0.40 support level. The bounce-back has come on renewed investor interest in response to the restructuring drive. Considering the bounce back, OTCMKTS:MMNFF needs to rise and find support above the $0.60 resistance level to reaffirm its breakout credentials.
Conversely, failure to take out the $0.60 resistance level could leave the stock susceptible to further drops. A breach of the $0.40 support level could trigger further sell-offs in continuation of the long-term descending trend line.
MedMen Enterprises is a cannabis-focused company that cultivates, produces, and distributes recreational and medicinal cannabis across the United States. Headquartered in Culver City, California, the company operates over 34 retail stores for cannabis sales.
Following a poor run, OTCMKTS:MMNFF embarked on a restructuring drive that sought to reduce operating costs in a bid to shore the bottom line. The company has already laid off more than 190 workers and more than 40% of its corporate staff as part of the restructuring drive.
The layoffs were part of an effort that sought to lower spending on selling general and administrative efforts. Likewise, the company expects its annualized run rate on salaries to reduce to $65 million translating to $10 million in cost savings.
The layoffs have also coincided with the transfer of super-voting rights made up of 815, 295 Class A shares from co-founder and President, Andrew Modlin. The transfer is part of an effort that seeks to improve corporate governance.
According to the Chief Executive Officer Adam Bierman, the layoffs, as well as the Class A share transfer, affirms management ability to execute on capital allocation and cost-saving initiatives geared towards improving long-term growth.
“Our long-term investors have shown confidence in our strategic direction and industry-leading retail brand. With this strong level of support, we can now further focus management’s attention on maximizing our core assets while also reducing our corporate expenses to achieve positive EBITDA in the calendar year 2020,” said Mr. Bierman.
The restructuring drive comes high on the heels of OTCMKTS:MMNFF reporting a 105% increase in revenues in the first quarter. Amidst the increase, the company still fell short of analysts’ estimates of $47.9 million in sales. Similarly, the company plunged to a net loss of $31.5 million in the quarter compared to a net loss of $12.5 million reported a year ago.
Concerned by the widening net loss, the management has reaffirmed plans to build a more nimble and financially flexible company. The focus going forward will be on the right sizing the company and implementing strategies focused on enhancing free cash flow generation. The CEO expects the company to become more efficient to allow for better serving of the stakeholders.
For the current fiscal year, MedMen Enterprises expects its revenues to range between $225 million and $245 million. For the 2021 fiscal year that begins in June 2020, the company expects revenues of between $450 million and $500 million.
The tide is slowly turning in favor of MedMen Enterprises after a rollercoaster 2019 that has seen the company shed a significant amount of market value. After bottoming out of the $0.40, the stock looks set to continue its solid performance as it continues to implement its restructuring plan.
The strengthening of the balance sheet, as well as the enhancing of corporate governance, underscores a company focused on generating long-term value. Likewise, impressive guidance for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal year affirms the company’s growth metrics.
That said, MedMen Enterprises looks set to continue climbing the ladder up after bottoming out from all-time lows.
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