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Agrify moves towards Nasdaq compliance with debt conversion

Published 05/23/2024, 12:56 AM

TROY, Mich. - Agrify Corporation (NASDAQ:AGFY), a provider of cultivation and extraction solutions for the cannabis industry, announced today that it has taken a significant step towards regaining compliance with Nasdaq's shareholders' equity requirement.

The company has converted approximately $13.8 million of debt into equity, a move that is expected to bring its stockholder's equity above the Nasdaq minimum of $2.5 million.

The debt-to-equity conversion was carried out by CP Acquisitions, LLC and GIC Acquisitions LLC, both entities affiliated with Agrify's Chairman and CEO, Raymond Chang, and board member I-Tseng Jenny Chan. CP Acquisitions converted $11.5 million of its senior convertible note into a Pre-Funded Warrant for up to 8,561,644 shares of common stock, while GIC Acquisitions converted about $2.29 million of its junior secured note for up to 3,225,807 shares of common stock.

This strategic financial maneuver is part of Agrify's broader effort to comply with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1), which mandates a minimum stockholder's equity level. The conversion also includes adjustment provisions in the event of Agrify conducting any equity financing within twelve months following the conversion, subject to shareholder approval.

Raymond Chang expressed his satisfaction with the company's direction, stating, "The decision to convert a substantial portion of the senior debt shows the management and the shareholders' commitment to the future of Agrify." He highlighted the positive momentum in Agrify's business, particularly in the extraction and cultivation divisions, and the potential for a cleaner balance sheet to support future growth.

Agrify's proprietary solutions, including its Vertical Farming Units (VFUs), are designed to enhance the quality and consistency of cannabis cultivation at scale. The company also offers a comprehensive line of extraction products, aiming to maximize the quantity and quality of extracts for premium concentrates.

The information reported is based on a press release statement.

InvestingPro Insights

In light of Agrify Corporation's recent efforts to improve its financial position by converting debt to equity, a deeper look at the company's financial health through InvestingPro data reveals a market cap of $5.05 million USD, which is indicative of the company's current valuation in the market. Despite the challenges, analysts on InvestingPro have identified a silver lining, noting a significant return over the last week with a 23.08% price total return and an even stronger performance over the last month at 36.3%. This could signal investor confidence in the company's strategic moves or a response to broader market dynamics.

However, the company's operational performance reflects some concerns. With a negative revenue growth of -64.09% over the last twelve months as of Q1 2024, it's clear that Agrify has been facing headwinds in maintaining sales. This is compounded by the fact that the company is not expected to be profitable this year, as per InvestingPro Tips. The adjusted P/E ratio of -0.46 suggests that investors are wary of the company's earnings potential in the near term.

For investors considering a deeper analysis, InvestingPro offers additional insights into Agrify's financial metrics and future prospects. There are currently 16 more InvestingPro Tips available, which could provide a more nuanced understanding of the company's potential risks and opportunities. Interested readers can access these tips at Investing.com/pro/AGFY and use the coupon code PRONEWS24 for an additional 10% off a yearly or biyearly Pro and Pro+ subscription to InvestingPro.

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