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.

Stock data

Market cap.£2453m
Last close812.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)887.5p / 211.5p
Stock market listingLN, US
Forecast net cash (£m)139.7
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

Relative *14.831.971.2

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Britain's GW Pharma to cancel London listing

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:33:45 GMT

GW Pharmaceuticals is going to £10 a share says King of Charts

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:24:21 GMT

GW Pharmaceuticals data the "most convincing so far", says City heavyweight

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:42 GMT

One Stock Analysts Are Watching - GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (GWPH)

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:31:41 GMT

GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR 20.2% Potential Upside Now Implied by Leerink Partners

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:22:20 GMT

Y/E Sep Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2014A 30.0 (17.0) (18.3) (6.4) N/A N/A
2015A 28.5 (54.6) (55.8) (17.6) N/A N/A
2016E 8.8 (94.4) (95.2) (29.9) N/A N/A
2017E 11.4 (84.0) (85.0) (25.6) N/A N/A

Last updated on 28/09/2016

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 program for refractory childhood epilepsies. Initial top-line Phase III data from their trials in Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) were both statistically significant. We expect an NDA filing for both Dravet and LGS early next year. They have also recently commenced a Phase III in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and expect to commence a Phase III in infantile spasms in Q416.

Last updated on 11/10/2016

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 indications such as TSC epilepsy and NHIE.

Last updated on 11/10/2016

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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