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.£1571.7m
Last close602.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)696.0p / 320.2p
Stock market listingLN, US
Forecast net cash (£m)221.9
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & Healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(7.2)0.539.7
Relative *(8.8)4.038.7

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Piper Jaffray Reiterates "Overweight" Rating for GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- (GWPH)

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:07:30 GMT

Analyst Rating Update on GW Pharmaceuticals Plc

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:56:15 GMT

Today's Winner And Loser: GW Pharmaceuticals plc Pushes Higher As Circle ...

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:30:00 GMT

Cowen's Q2 Insights: Gilead Sciences, Inc.(GILD), GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR ...

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:24:52 GMT

GW Pharmaceuticals Plc Analyst Rating Update

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:37:30 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 26/06/2015

Investment summary

The expansion of GW Pharmaceuticals’ (GW) cannabinoid portfolio continues to gather momentum. At the forefront is Epidiolex, now undergoing an extensive Phase III clinical programme for refractory childhood epilepsies. With results from one of these studies (in Dravet Syndrome) due by the end of 2015, Epidiolex development is ahead of potential competitors. 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, at least comparable to approved anti-epileptic drugs. Cash of £149m at end-Q115 and a recent $190m equity raise provide substantial resources to fund significant investment in manufacturing scale-up and pre-commercialisation activities for the Epidiolex programme in 2015/16.

Last updated on 29/06/2015

Industry outlook

GW is the leading player in 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 29/06/2015

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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