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.£1250.6m
Last close475.75p
High / Low (52 weeks)696.0p / 211.5p
Stock market listingLN, US
Forecast net cash (£m)152.1
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & Healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual0.958.9(23.2)
Relative *(2.3)49.3(15.9)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

GW Pharma's cannabis drug gets orphan drug status

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:11:15 GMT

GW Pharmaceuticals plc ($GWPH) Stock | Shares Double In Price On Positive Late ...

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:40:59 GMT

GW Pharmaceuticals: A Cannabis Stock That's Way Too High To Make Any Sense

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:16:26 GMT

Piper Jaffray Backs GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (GWPH) Following a Call with ...

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Are Analysts Bearish GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ:GWPH) After Last Week?

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:37:30 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 (79.9) (80.7) (25.4) N/A N/A
2017E 11.4 (78.2) (79.2) (23.9) N/A N/A

Last updated on 30/03/2016

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 programme 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 expected in H216. A Phase III trial in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is due in Q216 and a second is due mid-year.

Last updated on 31/03/2016

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 indication such as TSC epilepsy and NHIE.

Last updated on 31/03/2016

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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