Acquisition Brings Total Number of GrowGen Locations to 46
DENVER, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG), ("GrowGen" or the "Company") the nation's largest chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers, today announced its acquisition of Grow Warehouse, a four-store chain of hydroponic and organic garden stores in Colorado and Oklahoma. The acquisition brings the total number of GrowGen hydroponic garden centers to 46, with new locations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
"We continue to acquire best-of-breed hydroponic stores that complement our existing footprint and accelerate our growth strategy," said Darren Lampert, GrowGeneration's CEO. "Grow Warehouse is our third acquisition this year and boasts a team of 50-plus grow professionals and an additional 35,000 square feet across four state-of-the-art facilities. It's exactly the type of acquisition that will continue to position GrowGen for long-term growth and success."
Founded in 2009 by Mark Rees, Grow Warehouse brings annual revenues of approximately $20 million. It also brings the total number of GrowGen hydroponic garden centers in Colorado to eight and Oklahoma to five. Grow Warehouse's team of cultivation experts will join GrowGeneration's team of close to 500 grow professionals.
Added Grow Warehouse CEO Mark Rees, "Since its inception, Grow Warehouse has worked to raise the level of service, products, and knowledge in the hydroponic industry to that standard of excellence for which Grow Generation has become known. Grow Warehouse couldn't be happier to be joining the GrowGen Family."
The Grow Warehouse acquisition is the Company's third acquisition this year and follows yet another quarter of record earnings. Just last month, the Company pre-announced fourth-quarter revenues of $61.5 million, bringing full-year 2020 revenue to $192 million, up 140% from 2019. Same-store sales increased 63% for full-year 2020, compared to the previous year. The Company also raised its 2021 revenue guidance to $335 million-$350 million and raised its 2021 adjusted EBITDA guidance to $38 million-$40 million. GrowGen plans to have 55 garden center locations by the end of 2021.
GrowGen owns and operates specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening stores. Currently, GrowGen has 46 stores, which include 8 locations in Colorado, 13 locations in California, 2 locations in Nevada, 1 location in Arizona, 2 locations in Washington, 6 locations in Michigan, 1 location in Rhode Island, 5 locations in Oklahoma, 2 locations in Oregon, 5 locations in Maine and 1 location in Florida. GrowGen also operates an online superstore for cultivators at growgeneration.com. GrowGen carries and sells thousands of products, including organic nutrients and soils, advanced lighting technology and state of the art hydroponic equipment to be used indoors and outdoors by commercial and home growers. Our mission is to own and operate GrowGeneration branded stores in all the major states in the U.S. and Canada. Management estimates that roughly 1,000 hydroponic stores are in operation in the U.S. By 2025, the global hydroponics system market is estimated to reach approximately $16 billion.
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