Aurora Cannabis earnings: Here comes a billion-dollar loss

When Aurora Cannabis Inc. announced last week that co-founder and Chief Executive Terry Booth would retire, it also revealed another loss to come: A quarterly deficit of roughly a billion dollars.

Aurora ACB, -1.28% ACB, -1.44%  is scheduled to report fiscal second-quarter results Thursday morning, and it is expected to reveal a loss of about C$1 billion ($750 million) thanks to goodwill and asset-impairment charges that it disclosed amid a big shakeup for the Canadian cannabis company. Aurora said it planned write-downs of C$740 million to C$775 million in goodwill as well as C$190 million to C$225 million worth of intangible property, plant and equipment charges.

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