Aurora Cannabis Inc. lost $ 237.7 million in the second quarter of its fiscal year even though net revenues surged to $ 54.2 million as sales of cannabis by weight increased six-fold.
The Edmonton-based company says that the loss attributable to common shareholders equals 25 cents per diluted share, compared to a profit of two cents per share or $ 7.7 million a year earlier.
Net revenues for the three months ended Dec. 31 increased from $ 11.7 million in the second quarter of 2017.
The increase was driven by $ 21.6 million in consumer sales in Canada since recreational cannabis was legalized. 17, and $ 26 million in Canadian and international medical marijuana sales. It produced 7,822 kilograms of marijuana and sold 6,999 kg.
The company was expected to lose $ 62.5 million or six cents per share on $ 51.84 million of revenues, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters Eikon.
Aurora's average net selling price for dried cannabis was $ 6.23 per gram and $ 10 per gram for cannabis extracts.