- Farmers Edge reports a reduction in net loss and improved Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter and nine months of 2023.
- Revenue per acre in ARR increased, while Digital Agronomy Acres decreased due to strategic discontinuation.
- The company partnered strategically with Claro to expand its digital solutions in Brazil.
Farmers Edge Inc. (TSX: FDGE), a leading digital agriculture company, has announced its financial results for the three and nine months ending September 30, 2023, with all amounts expressed in Canadian dollars.
Improvements in Financial Health:
The company has shown a 30% improvement in Adjusted EBITDA deficiency over Q3 2022 and a 25% improvement for the nine months ending September 30, 2023. Adjusted Free Cash Flow deficiency improved by 12% for the quarter and 27% for the nine months. These improvements are attributed to various cost reduction efforts, with operating expenses expected to stabilize at around 50% of the 2022 run rate 2024.
Revenue and Acreage Adjustments:
Revenue per acre in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) saw a 14% increase in 2023. However, Digital Agronomy Acres decreased by 20% in Q3 2023, mainly due to the discontinuation of low-value acres in Brazil and expiring contracts.
Strategic Partnerships and Expansion:
Farmers Edge has partnered strategically with Claro, one of Latin America’s largest telecommunications providers, to introduce digital solutions to the Brazilian agricultural community, targeting over 600,000 acres in 2024.
Vibhore Arora, CEO of Farmers Edge, expressed optimism about the company’s financial progress and the strategic partnership with Claro, anticipating a turnaround in revenue supported by Fairfax’s backing.
- The net loss for Q3 2023 was $17.9 million, a decrease from the previous year’s $21.1 million.
- Subscription revenue from Digital Ag and Fertility solutions declined due to a smaller acre footprint and operational shifts.
- E-commerce revenue decreased as the company transitioned to a third-party business model, and business analytics solutions revenue declined due to lower insurance revenue.
As of September 30, 2023, total assets stood at $59.382 million, with total liabilities at $91.666 million, leading to a total equity deficiency of $32.284 million.
Despite the challenging financial conditions reflected in the revenue declines and asset footprint reduction, Farmers Edge’s partnership with Claro and continued focus on cost reduction strategies showcase the company’s resilience and adaptability in the digital agriculture market.
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