Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) stock is falling hard on Friday after the company announced details of a $150 million registered direct offering.
The $150 million registered direct offering covers 5.20% Convertible Senior Notes due 2027. Underwriters of the offering also have a 30-day option to acquire another $22.5 million aggregate principal amount of Notes.
Tilray notes that the registered direct offering will give it additional cash proceeds of $15 million or $37 million if the underwriters exercise their options. It will also bring its cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities on hand to about $440 million.
Tilray also says it will use funds from the offering to pay down current debts. That includes its 5.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 and 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024. It will also use the money for general corporate purposes.
What This Means For TLRY
Management at Tilray sees the registered direct offering as a positive. Irwin Simon, chairman and CEO of the company, said as much in a press release.
“We successfully executed a favorable refinancing which demonstrates the strength of our Company and investor confidence in our management team and strategic plan.”
However, today’s news is sending shares of TLRY stock 22.9% lower as of Friday morning. With that comes some 4 million shares changing hands with the company’s daily average sitting at abotu 10.7 million shares.
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