Zenabis Global Inc. announced $25 million in additional debt financing this week in a bid to complete the expansion of its facilities.\r\n\r\nThe company\u2019s cash on hand decreased from\u00a0$17 million\u00a0on\u00a0Dec. 31, 2018,\u00a0to\u00a0$8.7 million\u00a0at\u00a0Jun. 30, 2019. Its net loss widened from $4 million in Q1 2019 to $18.5 million in Q2 as it invests in building out its facilities.\r\n\r\nIt should reach production capacity of 143,200 kg on an annualized basis when they are completed, but right now it only had minor amounts to sell. It cultivated 2,473 kg in Q2 and net revenue fell short of expectations after it was forced to reject poor quality cannabis from a third-party.\r\n\r\nZenabis expected net revenue on cannabis sales to reach $10 million to $12 million during the three months to June 30, 2019, but it only achieved $7.25 million.\r\n\r\nTotal expenses for the quarter were $18.9 million, with salaries and benefits accounting for just over $6 million and professional fees amounting to $3.7 million. Net profit before fair value adjustments was $8.4 million, indicating the company has some way to go before it is profitable.\r\n\r\nIt is burning cash during its expansion drive, so it has turned to R.C. Morris Capital Management Ltd.\u00a0for an additional $25 million in senior debt.\r\n\r\nIt takes Zenabis\u2019 total senior debt load to $50 million. It bears interest at a rate of 14% per annum, calculated and payable monthly. That amounts to $7 million per year, while it has also paid R.C. Morris Capital a 5% structuring fee, which amounts to $2.5 million. RCM also received 902,514 warrants at an exercise price of $1.38.\r\n\r\n\u201cThese developments ensure we have a surplus of capital to complete the expansion of our facilities to achieve an annual design capacity of 143,200 kg of dried cannabis and become cashflow positive upon completion of our current capital program,\u201d said chief executive Andrew Grieve.\r\n\r\nZenabis has liabilities of $176.3 million, and obligations worth $87.7 million that are due in less than a year.\r\n\r\nThe $25 million senior debt is due to be repaid on June 30, 2020, which is on top of the $87.7 million in contractual obligations.\r\n\r\nBut Grieve is confident that it has a surplus of capital to complete its expansion, get capacity up to 143,200 kg and become cashflow positive once the current capital program is complete. It plans to replace senior debt and convertible notes with standard bank financing, and then publish leverage targets to provide for a predictable ongoing capital structure.