At MJResearchCo, we choose companies, states, and events for in-depth research because we have a strong positive bias before initiating our research.
Our beginning hypothesis on The Parent Company (TPCO) was the company was in a rare position to create a dominant California focused “house of brands” operator by consolidating smaller operators at high incremental margins onto a fixed infrastructure, which would be accelerated by tax audits coming to cannabis operators in California.
The business model would be the first of its kind for cannabis, and the forecasted financial model would justify at least in-line multiples, if not a meaningful premium to peers.
Ultimately a positive return in the stock will need to be driven by multiple expansion, and that will only come with successful margin expansion and integration acquisitions with limited dilution.
However, our research reflects a different situation in the near term: