Aurora Cannabis in 5 Charts

Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) has captured investors’ imaginations. Due in part to its aggressive acquisition strategy, the Canadian marijuana company has placed itself on track to become the largest producer in the world — at a time when the global cannabis market is enjoying explosive growth. In turn, Aurora’s stock is up more than 1,800% in the past three years, earning fortunes for its shareholders along the way.

If you’d like to learn more about Aurora Cannabis, the following five charts can help you quickly get up to speed on the core aspects of its business…

1. A massive addressable market

Aurora Cannabis estimates its addressable market at $200 billion, including $3 billion in Canadian medical sales, $9 billion in Canadian consumer sales, $70 billion in global medical sales, and $115 billion in global consumer sales


Worldwide cannabis sales will reach $75 billion by 2030, according to investment firm CowenBank of America analysts, meanwhile, believe the marijuana market could eventually reach $166 billion in annual sales. And Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) Co-CEO Bruce Linton says cannabis could one day disrupt markets totaling a staggering $500 billion.

Aurora Cannabis, for its part, is targeting a total global cannabis market opportunity of approximately $200 billion. The company believes that cannabis will increasingly be used in place of other products currently produced by industries such as pharmaceuticals, alcohol, and tobacco. As the leading producer of marijuana, Aurora Cannabis stands to benefit more than perhaps any other company from this booming demand for cannabis.

2. Best-in-class production capacity

Aurora Cannabis expects its peak production capacity to grow from 150,000 kilograms in early 2019 to more than 625,000 kilograms in 2020.


No other company can match Aurora Cannabis’ peak production capacity. Aurora is on track to produce more than 625,000 kilograms of cannabis annually by 2020. Among its rivals, only Canopy Growth can claim even half that amount in peak production potential.

As such, Aurora Cannabis should enjoy scale advantages over its smaller competitors. Perhaps most importantly, the ability to spread its costs over a larger revenue base should help Aurora generate superior profit margins over time…

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