GW Pharmaceuticals (GWP)

Business description

GW is a UK-based speciality pharma company developing cannabinoid medicines. Lead pipeline candidate Epidiolex is undergoing Phase III trials for childhood epilepsy. Sativex is marketed by partners in a number of EU countries for MS spasticity.

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Stock data

Market cap.£1231m
Last close471.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)696.0p / 351.2p
Stock market listingLN, US
Forecast net cash (£m)221.9
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
SectorPharmaceutical & Healthcare

Price performance

Relative *11.1(21.2)13.0

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

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Company Shares of GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) Rally 1.91%

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:18:45 GMT

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Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:45 GMT

Y/E Sep Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2013A 27.3 (8.9) (9.7) (2.6) N/A N/A
2014A 30.0 (17.0) (18.3) (6.4) N/A N/A
2015E 24.7 (37.2) (38.2) (12.5) N/A N/A
2016E 24.1 (41.1) (42.0) (13.7) N/A N/A

Last updated on 16/11/2015

Investment summary

GW Pharmaceuticals (GW) is developing an extensive cannabinoid portfolio with potential to treat a broad range of diseases. The lead pipeline asset is Epidiolex, now undergoing a multiple Phase III clinical study programme for refractory childhood epilepsies; initial top-line Phase III data in both Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome are due in Q116. Encouraging data from 137 patients in the FDA-approved expanded access programme for Epidiolex has shown substantial reductions in seizure frequencies with high responder rates. Also, it recently announced positive proof-of-concept data in schizophrenia.

Last updated on 25/11/2015

Industry outlook

GW is the leading player in cannabinoid medicines. Cannabinoids are diverse chemical compounds that GW extracts from cannabis plant varieties (chemotypes) it has bred. Epidiolex has the potential to treat a broad range of treatment-refractory epilepsy conditions, while the portfolio extends to other orphan indication such as TSC epilepsy and NHIE.

Last updated on 25/11/2015

Key management

Geoffrey Guy, Chairman
Justin Gover, CEO
Adam David George, CFO

Company address

6th Floor
1 Cavendish Place
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1980 557 000
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