Verde’s 2022 guidance and two-year outlook revised upwards

New EPS guidance grows 74%

 

Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Verde AgriTech Plc (TSX: “NPK”) (OTCQB: “AMHPF”) (“Verde” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce an increase in its 2022 and 2023 guidance, previously published on January 10, 2022[1]. The new 2022 guidance provides for sales of 1,000,000 tonnes of Verde’s multinutrient potassium products, BAKS® and K Forte® sold internationally as Super Greensand® (the “Product”), with revenue of C$109.09 million, EBITDA of C$49.06 million and net earnings per share (“EPS”) of C$0.87. The 2023 guidance provides for sales of 2,000,000 tonnes.

The original target for 2022 was for sales of 700,000 tonnes of Product, with revenue of $72.26 million, EBITDA of $28.43 million, EPS of $0.50. The original target for 2023 was for sales of 1,400,000 tonnes of Product. If achieved, the new revenue target for 2022 will represent a Year-on-Year (“YoY”) growth of 294%.

 

2022 Guidance

The Company’s revised full year 2022 guidance is compared to the original targets and the 2021 results, as follows:

 

2021 Results 2022 Guidance
Guidance Published

March 22, 2022[2]

Original

January 10, 2022

Revised

May 03, 2022

EPS (C$) 0.07 0.50 0.87
EBITDA (C$’000)[3] 6,450 28,434 49,065
Revenue (C$’000) 27,709 72,263 109,097
Sales (tonnes) 400,133 700,000 1,000,000

 

The detailed quarterly targets will be updated along with Q1 2022 results, to be released on May 16, 2021.

 

2023 Guidance

For 2023, Verde’s updated sales volume target is 2,000,000 tonnes. This target represents a potential 100% growth Year-on-Year (“YoY”).

 

Period FY 2023
 Guidance Original

January 10, 2022

Revised

May 03, 2022

Sales target (tonnes) 1,400,000 2,000,000

 

On April 26, 2022, Verde announced the launch of Bio Revolution, a new technology that enables the incorporation of microorganisms to its Product.[4] Verde is the first company to commercialize a fertilizer with added microorganisms. As part of the Fourth Agricultural Revolution, microorganisms are seen as a vital component in boosting plant productivity. Bio Revolution will reduce costs for farmers by sustainably increasing the productivity and profitability. Given Verde’s first mover advantage, the Company is working to become world leader at offering a cost-efficient platform for adding microorganisms to agriculture.

 

Call with Cristiano Veloso, Founder and CEO

Cristiano Veloso will host a call on Monday, May 09, 2022, at 10:00 am Eastern Time, to discuss Verde in general and, more specifically, the role of the Company’s new Bio Revolution technology to the Fourth Agricultural Revolution. The call will be held on Twitter Spaces. Subscribe and join the Space using the link below:

 

Date: Monday, May 09, 2022
Time: 10:00 am Eastern Time
Subscription link: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1MYxNnpYoXnxw

 

About Verde AgriTech

Verde is an agricultural technology company that produces potash fertilizers. Our purpose is to improve the health of all people and the planet. Rooting our solutions in nature, we make agriculture healthier, more productive, and profitable.

Verde is a fully integrated company, from the mining and processing its main feedstock from its 100% owned mineral properties, to the Product sales processes, which also includes direct technical advice for farmers, and distribution.

Verde’s focus on research and development has resulted in one patent and eight patents pending. Among its proprietary technologies are Cambridge Tech, 3D Alliance, MicroS Technology, N Keeper, and Bio Revolution.[5] Currently, the Company is fully licensed to produce up to 2.8 million tonnes per year of its multinutrient potassium fertilizers K Forte® and BAKS®, sold internationally as Super Greensand®.[6] By the end of 2022, it plans to become Brazil’s largest potash producer by capacity.[7] Verde has a combined measured and indicated mineral resource of 1.47 billion tonnes at 9.28% K2O and an inferred mineral resource of 1.85 billion tonnes at 8.60% K2O (using a 7.5% K2O cut-off grade).[8] This amounts to 295.70 million tonnes of potash in K2O. For context, in 2021 Brazil’s total consumption of potash in K2O was 7.92 million.[9]

Brazil ranks second in global potash demand and is its single largest importer, currently depending on external sources for over 96% of its potash needs. In 2021, potash accounted for approximately 2% of all Brazilian imports by dollar value.

 

Corporate Presentation

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https://verde.docsend.com/view/9mryhmxmcqske7yd

 

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Cautionary Language and Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation. The Cautionary Language and Forward-Looking Statements can be accessed at this link.

 

For additional information please contact:

Cristiano Veloso, Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +55 (31) 3245 0205; Email: investor@verde.ag

www.investor.verde.ag | www.supergreensand.com | www.verde.ag

 

[1] See the release at: https://investor.verde.ag/verde-announces-2022-guidance-and-two-year-outlook/

[2] See the release at: https://investor.verde.ag/verdes-q4-sales-by-volume-grow-137-driving-2021-net-profit-growth-to-540/

[3]  Before non-cash events.

[4] See the release at: https://investor.verde.ag/verde-launches-bio-revolution/

[5] Learn more about our technologies: https://verde.docsend.com/view/yvthnpuv8jx6g4r9

[6] See the release at: https://investor.verde.ag/2-5-million-tonnes-per-year-potash-mining-concession-granted-to-verde/

[7] See the release at: https://investor.verde.ag/verde-to-reach-3-million-tonnes-potash-production-capacity-in-2022/

[8] As per the National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects within Canada (“NI 43 -101”), filed on SEDAR in 2017. See the Pre-Feasibility Study at: https://investor.verde.ag/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/NI-43-101-Pre-Feasibility-Technical-Report-Cerrado-Verde-Project.pdf

[9] Union of the Agricultural Fertilizers and Correctives Industry, in the State of São Paulo (“SIACESP”, from Sindicato da Indústria de Fertilizantes e Corretivos Agropecuários, no Estado de São Paulo).

Verde announces 2022 guidance and two year outlook

Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Verde AgriTech Plc (TSX: “NPK”) (OTCQB: “AMHPF”) (“Verde” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its 2022 guidance of 700,000 tonnes production, with sales of $72.3 million, EBITDA of $28.4 million, net earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.50; and a 2023 guidance of 1.4 million tonnes.

 

 2022 Guidance

The Company’s target is detailed on a quarterly basis, reflecting the market demand’s seasonality, as follows:

Period Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022 Q4 2022 FY 2022
Sales target (tonnes) 115,000 200,000 250,000 135,000 700,000
Revenue ($’000) 10,070 21,954 27,228 13,011 72,263
EBITDA ($’000) 1,358 10,155 13,414 3,506 28,434
EPS ($) 0.02 0.18 0.25 0.06 0.50

 

The 2022 guidance is underpinned by the following assumptions:

  • Grant of mining concession
  • Average Brazilian Real (“R$”) to Canadian dollar exchange rate: C$1.00 = R$4.40
  • Average KCl CFR Brazil of US$500, compared to current price of US$760 per tonne (as per the market intelligence firm Acerto Limited weekly price as of December 3, 2021).
  • Sales Incoterms: 50% CIF and 50% FOB
  • Sales channels: 50% direct sales and 50% indirect sales

“Over the previous years, seeing that we were producing and selling a new product, our guidance was limited to volume and revenue. From 2022 onwards we are pleased to add EBITDA and EPS to Verde’s guidance”, said Cristiano Veloso, Verde’s Founder and CEO.

 

2023 Guidance

For 2023, Verde’s sales volume target is 1.4 million tonnes. This target represents a potential 100% growth Year-on-Year (“YoY”).

 

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About Verde AgriTech

Verde is an agricultural technology company that develops and produces fertilizers. Rooting our solutions in nature, we make agriculture healthier, more productive, and profitable for farmers. We work to improve the health of all people and the planet.

 

Cautionary Language and Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation. The Cautionary Language and Forward-Looking Statements can be accessed at this link.

 

For additional information please contact:

Cristiano Veloso, President, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +55 (31) 3245 0205; Email: investor@verde.ag

www.investor.verde.ag | www.verde.ag | www.supergreensand.com