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.£979.9m
Last close414.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)523.5p / 153.0p
Stock market listingLN, US
Forecast net cash (£m)79
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & Healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual23.6(10)136.9
Relative *16.2(8.9)136.1

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

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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 2.6 159.2 401.0
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 31/10/2014

Investment summary

GW Pharmaceuticals’ R&D day provided updated interim data from the ongoing physician-led open-label studies of Epidiolex in refractory childhood epilepsies, as well as highlighting pipeline progress and future cannabinoid development opportunities. In 58-pts with at least 12 weeks' continuous Epidiolex exposure, median reduction in total seizure frequency was 36% over the 12 week period, with 40% showing a 50% or greater reduction. For the 12-pts with Dravet Syndrome (in which Epidiolex recently received EU orphan drug designation), median overall reduction in convulsive seizure frequency was 51-72% across a range of time points and analyses. Major near-term inflection points for GW include Phase III cancer pain data (end-2014) and US Phase III start in MS spasticity (H214/H115) for lead programme Sativex, as well as further interim updates from Epidiolex physician studies, ahead of a placebo-controlled Dravet Syndrome Phase II/III trial start in October.

Last updated on 03/11/2014

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.

Last updated on 03/11/2014

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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