GW Pharmaceuticals (GWP)

Business description

GW Pharmaceuticals is a UK-based speciality pharma company focused on developing cannabinoid medicines. Lead product, Sativex, is marketed in a number of European countries for multiple sclerosis-associated spasticity.

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Stock data

Market cap.£1126.5m
Last close479.750p
High / Low (52 weeks)523.5p / 59.0p
Stock market listingLN, US
Forecast net cash (£m)79
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & Healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual14.342.4741.7
Relative *13.442.3690.6

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

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Y/E Sep Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2012A 33.1 2.8 2.2 2.6 184.5 464.7
2013A 27.3 (8.9) (9.7) (2.6) N/A N/A
2014E 24.5 (19.4) (19.6) (7.6) N/A N/A
2015E 28.6 (11.6) (12.0) (3.7) N/A N/A

Last updated on 31/07/2014

Investment summary

Twelve-week data in 27 children/young adults from open label physician-led Epidolex studies in treatment-resistant epilepsy show encouraging results. After 12 weeks of therapy, 48% of patients had a >50% reduction in seizure frequency vs baseline, four were seizure free, with a mean overall reduction in seizure frequency of 44%. The nine Dravet Syndrome patients had a mean 52% overall reduction in convulsive seizures with a third having a 75-100% frequency decrease. Safety data in 62 patients indicates that 80% of adverse events were mild-to-moderate. These data support the design of the Epidiolex Phase II/III study in Dravet Syndrome due to start in H214. The FDA has granted fast-track status. In June, GW raised $104.2m gross under its shelf registration, through the sale of 1.7m ADSs (1.2m new ADSs and 500k of ADSs sold by the directors). Q3 results report in August.

Last updated on 05/08/2014

Industry outlook

GW is the leader in the field of cannabinoid medicines, which have the potential to become novel therapies for a broad range of diseases. Cannabinoids are diverse chemical compounds that GW extracts from different cannabis plant varieties (chemotypes) it has bred. Sativex is GW’s lead product; we estimate it will achieve 5-10% market share in its approved indications.

Last updated on 05/08/2014

Key management

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

Company address

6th Floor
1 Cavendish Place
London
W1G 0QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1980 557 000
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