Humpty Dumpty, the popular nursery nurse, taught children over the English-speaking world foreshadows Aurora's (NYSE: ACB) future as the company continues along a path characterized by substantial cash burn and an increasing debt burden. Therefore, while it is not appropriate for Aurora at this moment, the poem will resonate in the near future.
- Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
- Humpty Dumpty had a good fall.
- All the king's horses and all the king's men
- could not put Humpty back together.
The first line of this poem is about a large, perhaps rather unintelligible mass that has climbed to the top. But because of the size of this mass, it falls after the other line. The law of gravity is absolutely absolute. The third and fourth lines add more color, the fall is impossible.
On the basis of such reasons, Auror's future is still bleak. And as the emptiness of good financial results continues to grow, shareholders will increasingly cling to hope for an investment made by Altria in Cronos and Constellation Brands in Canopy Growth. Can this happen? Perhaps, however, what is certain is that a cash-burning unit with a growing debt gap against non-assets will fall.
A tough financial performance backed by a very worthy balance
During Auror's earnings call, Terry Booth, CEO, told analysts and investors how to "lose sleep" over Aurora's and the cannabis industry's ability to deliver the global market. A strange thing to say when the quality of the company's fundamentals is still sub-optimal with a value of $ 10 billion drawn. "data-width =" 500 "data-height =" 500 "data-and-image-twitter_small_card =" true "data-and-image-twitter_large_card =" true "data-and-image-twitter_image_post =" true "data- and-image-msn = "true" data-and-image-facebook = "false" data-and-image-google_news = "true" data-and-image-google_plus = "true" data and image linkdin = "true" />
|Q3 2018FY||Q4 2018FY||Q1 2019FY||Q2 2019FY|
|$ 12,480,000||$ 14,560. 000||$ 22,970,000||$ 22,970,000  $ 39,690,000|
|– USD 46,800,000|
|Free cash flow in USD||– $ 171,810,000||– $ 171,810,000||– $ 171,800 .000||– $ 34,320,000||– $ 53,470,000||19659014] – $ 99,990,000 [1 9659014] – $ 122,140,000||– $ 108,850,000|
|OCF in% of Revenue||-167.23%||-235.71%||-232.78%|| -117.91%  Aurora is likely to lose US $ 200 million – US $ 285 million ions over the next two financial quarters. It should not have been this way, but this is the result of a number of take-over acquisitions scattered across several geographical countries and carried out without a coherent narrative.