Hydrofarm sales flat as hydroponics hit the brakes

Hydrofarm Holdings announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2022, with net sales remaining flat at $111.4 million, which missed the Yahoo Finance average analyst estimates for revenues of $129 million. The net loss was ($23.3) million, or a loss of ($0.52) per diluted share, compared to a net income of $4.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share. This also missed the estimates for earnings of ($0.06). Hydrofarm gave a 2022 forecast for net sales of approximately $480 million to $520 million.

Bill Toler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hydrofarm, said, “Over the past year, our team has strengthened our business through a number of initiatives, including our five acquisitions, the expansion of our distribution and manufacturing footprint, and the creation of new leadership roles. While we remain optimistic about the health of our business and our long-term potential, our ability to reap the benefits of our actions has been impacted by the agricultural oversupply that has hampered cannabis growing activity across the US and Canada. This dynamic was apparent in our first-quarter results.”

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