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Namaste Closes Acquisition of Australian Vaporizers

Nachrichtenquelle: Marketwired
16.03.2017, 12:00  |  471   |   |   

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 16, 2017) - Namaste Technologies Inc. ("Namaste" or the "Company") (CSE:N)(FRANKFURT:M5BQ)(OTCQB:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of Australian Vaporizers PTY Ltd ("Australian Vaporizers") using proceeds from its recent "bought deal" financing of CAD $11,338,000, closed on March 9, 2017 (see press release dated March 9, 2017).

The acquisition of Australian Vaporizers adds significant revenue and solidifies Namaste's position as the largest online retailer of vaporizers in the world. Post consolidation, Namaste will control approximately 90% of the vaporizer online retail market in Australia.

During the last fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Australian Vaporizers operated with a 45% gross margin and an EBITDA margin of 27%. The acquisition of Australian Vaporizers represents a 33% increase in Namaste's revenue. The table below is a summary P/L for Australian Vaporizers for fiscal years of 2013-2016.

Profit & Loss Account (AUD)1
Year ending
June 30
2013 2014 2015 2016
Sales 1,729,334 2,489,067 3,522,153 4,464,102
yoy growth 44% 42% 27%
COGS 974,467 1,565,565 2,064,309 2,463,315
Gross profit 754,867 923,502 1,457,844 2,000,787
gross margin 44% 37% 41% 45%
OPEX 393,482 495,802 694,503 816,405
EBITDA 361,385 427,700 763,341 1,184,382
EBITDA margin 21% 17% 22% 27%

In addition to strong financials, Australian Vaporizers' traffic and on site conversions exceed industry standards. The addition of thousands of new customers in Australia has significant value to Namaste, as it focuses on further developing a powerful global database of medicinal and recreational Cannabis users within various demographics and geographical regions. The table below depicts yearly site traffic increases, as well as conversion rates with total shipments sent.

1 Source: audited annual financial statements of Australian Vaporizers.

E-commerce stats2
Year
ending
June 30
Traffic Conversion Shipments Order
value
AUD
Gross
revenues
AUD
2015 292,316 4.40% 12,856 199 2,554,251
2016 344,414 4.60% 15,830 196 3,107,640
HYI 2017 217,617 4.58% 9,975 195 1,945,001

The "bought deal" financing and issuance of new shares represents a 17% increase in total shares in Namaste, which makes the acquisition accretive.

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