GrowGeneration Announces Mutual Termination of HGS Acquisition, Updates Guidance, and Enters New Mexico’s Thriving Cannabis Market with Acquisition of All Seasons Gardening

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GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG), (“GrowGen”or the “Company”) the nation’s largest chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers, today announced that the Company and HGS Hydro mutually terminated the July 27, 2021, previously announced asset purchase agreement. The two companies will continue to work together to develop a mutually beneficial working relationship. “This was a difficult decision regarding the HGS Hydro acquisition, but following appropriate due diligence and capital allocation analysis, we decided to mutually terminate the acquisition,” said Darren Lampert, GrowGeneration’s CEO. “Importantly, our near-term objectives are to build and acquire garden centers in new markets that are growth opportunities for the Company.” The Company pre-announced 2021 third-quarter revenue guidance of $114 million to $116 million, bringing year-to-date 2021 revenue to $330 to $332 million, up 150% from 2020. Same-store sales for the third quarter were up over 15%, versus the same period last year. The Company announced fourth quarter 2021 revenue guidance of $110 million to $120 million, incorporating all acquisitions and new stores announced to date.  Full-year revenue guidance has been revised to $440 million to $452 million, following the termination of the planned acquisition of HGS Hydro. This acquisition was assumed to provide about $20 million of revenue for 2021. In addition, the Company expects adjusted EBITDA for the full year to be in the range of $47 million to $51 million.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP metric that represents net income before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and share based compensation. The Company also announced its acquisition of All Seasons Gardening, an indoor-outdoor garden supply center specializing in hydroponics systems, lighting, and nutrients. All Seasons Gardening is the largest hydroponics retailer in New Mexico. With the acquisition of All Seasons Gardening, GrowGen’s portfolio of hydroponic garden centers now includes 63 stores across 13 states. “The All Seasons Gardening acquisition is a testament to our continued investment in best-in-class hydroponic suppliers in emerging adult-use markets across the U.S.,” said Darren…

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