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.£1776m
Last close588.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)623.0p / 211.5p
Stock market listingLN, US
Forecast net cash (£m)139.7
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & Healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual16.321.2(7.8)
Relative *7.014.4(8.9)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

GW Pharma advances on new epilepsy drug trial success

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:46:24 GMT

GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (GWPH) Updated Price Targets

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:07:30 GMT

GW Pharma to raise quarter of a billion dollars from US investors

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:30:00 GMT

New Broker Ratings For GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (GWPH)

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:16:29 GMT

GW Pharmaceuticals Plc Ads (NASDAQ:GWPH) Short Interest Increased By 1.58%

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:45:00 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 17/06/2016

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 trial in Dravet syndrome was statistically and clinically significant, with a 39% reduction in the number of convulsive seizures (p=0.01). A second trial in Dravet is ongoing. A Phase III trial in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is due in June and a second later on this year. They have also recently commenced a Phase III in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC).

Last updated on 06/07/2016

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 06/07/2016

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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