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Canopy Growth gains Glass Lewis support for share amendment

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Published 03/14/2024, 08:37 AM
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SMITHS FALLS, ON - Canopy Growth (NASDAQ:CGC) Corporation (TSX: WEED) (Nasdaq: CGC), a leading North American cannabis company, has received a recommendation from Glass Lewis & Co., an independent proxy advisory firm, for shareholders to vote in favor of a special resolution.

This resolution, if passed, would allow the creation of an unlimited number of a new class of non-voting exchangeable shares and add a conversion feature for common shares. The recommendation comes ahead of Canopy Growth's special meeting of shareholders, which is set to take place on April 12, 2024.

Glass Lewis, which advises institutional investors and manages over $40 trillion in assets, endorsed the proposal, stating it aligns with shareholder interests. The move is part of Canopy Growth's strategy to accelerate its entry into the U.S. cannabis market through Canopy USA, LLC, a holding company that holds all U.S. cannabis investments. The strategy aims to leverage the U.S. market's growth potential, which could reach approximately US$50 billion by 2026.

The proposed share structure change is expected to enable Canopy USA to exercise rights to acquire various U.S. cannabis businesses, including Acreage Holdings (OTC:ACRGF), Inc., and others, positioning the company for growth in anticipation of federal permissibility of cannabis in the U.S. Canopy Growth anticipates realizing value through revenue and cost synergies within Canopy USA, highlighting the value of its U.S. THC investments to investors.

Shareholders have until April 10, 2024, to vote on the proposal, with the company urging a timely response regardless of share quantity. The meeting will be conducted virtually, and details are provided in the definitive proxy statement available on Canopy Growth's website.

This report is based on a press release statement from Canopy Growth Corporation.

InvestingPro Insights

As Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (Nasdaq: CGC) seeks to expand its footprint in the burgeoning U.S. cannabis market, investors are closely monitoring the company's financial health and stock performance. According to InvestingPro, Canopy Growth faces significant challenges, as evidenced by real-time metrics and analysis. The company's market capitalization stands at $268.51 million USD, reflecting the scale of the business in the current market landscape.

One of the most telling metrics is the company's negative P/E ratio of -0.21, which suggests that investors are not currently expecting earnings growth. This is further supported by a Price/Book ratio of 0.66 for the last twelve months as of Q3 2024, indicating that the stock is trading below the company’s book value, which could be a sign of undervaluation or reflect the market's assessment of the company's prospects.

InvestingPro Tips highlight that analysts have revised their earnings upwards for the upcoming period, which could signal a potential turnaround or at least a more positive outlook than previously anticipated. However, the same analysts anticipate a sales decline in the current year, and they do not expect the company to be profitable this year. These mixed signals underscore the uncertainty and volatility surrounding Canopy Growth's future performance.

For investors seeking a deeper dive into Canopy Growth's prospects, InvestingPro offers additional insights, including an analysis of the stock's recent performance, which has seen significant volatility and a decline in price. In fact, the stock has been trading near its 52-week low, and over the last six months, the price total return has plummeted by -76.65%. Despite these challenges, the RSI suggests the stock is currently in oversold territory, which could be of interest to contrarian investors looking for potential buying opportunities.

InvestingPro's platform offers a comprehensive list of 16 additional tips for Canopy Growth, which can provide investors with a more nuanced understanding of the company's financial health and stock performance. To access these insights and more, use coupon code PRONEWS24 to get an additional 10% off a yearly or biyearly Pro and Pro+ subscription. The upcoming special meeting of shareholders will be a critical moment for the company, as it will shape Canopy Growth's ability to execute its strategy for U.S. market penetration.

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