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2 Green Flags and 1 Red Flag With TTCF's New Acquisition Deal

By Jose Najarro - May 4, 2021 at 10:00AM

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Tattooed Chef announced a new acquisition to increase the diversification of its products and manufacturing capabilities, but there is one red flag with this deal.

In today's video I look at Tattooed Chef's (TTCF 2.86%) recent acquisition of New Mexico Food Distributors and Karsten Tortilla Factory. Below I share some green flags and one red flag investors should note with this deal.

Green flags:

  1. Tattooed Chef reaps a few strategic benefits from this deal. It is increasing its manufacturing capacity and diversifying into the Hispanic/Southwest market. It is also expanding outside the frozen food market and into snacks and other ambient products.
  2. Tattooed Chef gave an update on its future outlook, which involves a significant improvement in revenue growth. Before the acquisition it was expecting 49% year over year for revenue. After the acquisition it expects 58% to 63% growth, and this guidance will be updated later this year when another production plant opens up. 

Red flag:

  1. With the updated guidance for FY 2021, Tattooed Chef expects adjusted EBITDA in the range of $2 million to $4 million and is giving no guidance on net income, when previously it guided for adjusted EBITDA in the range of $8 million to $10 million and net income in the range of $2.5 million to $5 million. As investors we should note that the decrease in adjusted EBITDA and lack of guidance on net income might suggest a loss for the year.

Click the video below for my full thoughts. 

*Stock Prices used were the Midday prices of May 3, 2021. The video was published on May 3, 2021. 


 

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