Delota Reports First Quarter Revenue of $9.9 Million and Positive Adjusted EBITDA

July 03, 2024 7:00 AM EDT | Source: Delota Corp.


  • Total revenue of $9.9 million for Q1 2025, reflecting YoY growth of 31% from the comparative quarter

  • 40% gross profit margin for Q1 2025

  • Positive Adjusted EBITDA of $105,366 for Q1 2025

  • Segmented Revenue for Q1 2025:

    • Vape - B2C: $7.8 million, B2B: $1.2 million

    • Cannabis - B2C: $0.8 million

  • Expanded 180 Smoke Vape Store's brick-and-mortar retail presence to 30 locations solidifying its position as the largest omni-channel specialty vape retailer in Ontario1

  • Increased system-wide loyalty accounts to over 235,000 members across Canada

Vaughan, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - July 3, 2024) - Delota Corp. (CSE: NIC) (FSE: S62) ("Delota" or the "Company"), a leading Canadian omni-channel retailer of nicotine vape and alternative tobacco products, is pleased to report it has filed its quarterly financial statements, management discussion and analysis, and associated certifications (collectively, the "Quarterly Filings") for the three months ended April 30, 2024. The Quarterly Filings may be accessed under the Company's SEDAR+ profile at

Cameron Wickham, CEO of Delota, commented, "I am very pleased with our first quarter financial results which demonstrate strong momentum and growth. Our focus remains on driving revenue growth, positive adjusted EBITDA and improved margins. Our run-rate revenue is healthy and consistent at approximately $40 million annually and our efforts to optimize and scale the business have been successful in creating a cash flow positive business with the infrastructure to support future growth and expansion. Looking ahead, we are committed to expanding our footprint across Ontario both organically, through the opening of new stores, and strategically through M&A opportunities. Our proven approach in leveraging our existing infrastructure and templated store designs has consistently delivered optimized returns on investment and accelerated revenue growth. This is an exciting phase for Delota as we advance towards becoming the largest national specialty retailer of nicotine vape and alternative tobacco products."

Financial Highlights:

  • Total revenue of $9,883,883 for the three months ended April 30, 2024 ("Q1 2025"), reflecting YoY growth of 31% as compared to the three months ended April 30, 2023 ("Q1 2024")

  • 40% gross profit margin for Q1 2025

  • Positive Adjusted EBITDA of $105,366 for Q1 2025

  • Segmented Revenue for Q1 2025:

    • Vape - B2C: $7,819,519, B2B: $1,220,412

    • Cannabis - B2C: $843,952

Other Highlights:

  • On June 20, 2024, the Company opened a 180 Smoke Vape Store located at 70 Joseph Street, Parry Sound, Ontario expanding 180 Smoke's brick-and-mortar presence to 30 locations.

  • On April 29, 2024, the Company announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the addition of nicotine-based Siberia White Snus pouches through a partnership with GN Canada, the exclusive Canadian distributor and partner with global snus leader GN Tobacco.

  • On April 11, 2024, the Company provided a corporate update on its significant growth and progress.

  • On April 2, 2024, the Company changed its stock symbol from "LOTA" to "NIC" on the Canadian Securities Exchange. The new stock symbol is intended to better align with its mission of becoming the largest national specialty retailer of nicotine vape and alternative tobacco products.

  • On February 5, 2024, the Company completed debt settlements in the amount of $215,000 with certain creditors of the Company to preserve cash for working capital through the issuance of 1,535,715 units of the Company at a price of $0.14 per unit.

Select Financial Information

The following selected financial information as at and for the three months ended April 30, 2024 and the year ended January 31, 2024 are derived from the Company's consolidated financial statements.

Three Months Ended
April 30, 2024
Year Ended
January 31, 2024
Revenue9,883,883 34,069,680
Net income (loss)(508,188)(1,992,576)
Net earnings (loss) per share - basic and diluted(0.02)(0.07)
Working capital (deficit)(604,863)(771,198)
Total assets14,018,56013,735,729
Total non-current liabilities6,899,3626,565,672
Total liabilities13,924,19613,351,331
Capital stock7,807,4817,592,481
Warrant reserve99,39899,398
Contributed surplus510,159507,005
Accumulated deficit(8,322,674)(7,814,486)
Shareholders' equity (deficiency)94,364384,398


Adjusted EBITDA

The Company's "Adjusted EBITDA" is a non-IFRS metric used by management that does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and may not be fully comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Management defines Adjusted EBITDA as the net income (loss) reported, before income taxes and other expense (income) items such as finance costs, finance income, gains and losses related to derivative liability valuations, and adjusted for share-based compensation, depreciation and amortization expenses, gains and losses related to the revaluations of its right-of-use assets and lease liabilities and foreign exchange differences.

The reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA is presented below.

For the Three Months Ended April 30,20242023
Net loss for the period - as reported(508,188)(324,624)
   Depreciation and amortization132,610145,759
   Interest and accretion expenses203,91829,736
   Stock-based compensation3,154-
   Fair value adjustment of derivative liabilities293,831-
   Deferred tax recovery(15,944)(15,944)
   Lease adjustments(13,341)(84,751)
   Foreign exchange loss9,3266,367
Adjusted EBITDA105,366(243,457)


About Delota Corp.

Delota is the largest omni-channel specialty vape retailer in Ontario with a mission of becoming the largest national specialty retailer of nicotine vape and alternative tobacco products. The Company's growth strategy includes aggressively growing its flagship brand, 180 Smoke Vape Store, by expanding its retail footprint organically in Ontario and select provinces across Canada, strengthening its national e-commerce platform, and through strategic M&A to accelerate growth and market consolidation. The Company is committed to expanding its nicotine product assortment, enhancing customer experience, and growing its loyalty accounts, which now exceeds 235,000 members.

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For further information, please contact:

Delota Corp.

Julia Becker
Capital Markets
T: (604) 785-0850

Cameron Wickham
Executive Vice Chair and CEO
T: (905) 330-1602

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1 Based on number of retail stores in Ontario.

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