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.£1322.6m
Last close503.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)696.0p / 211.5p
Stock market listingLN, US
Forecast net cash (£m)139.7
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & Healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual2.33.7(24.5)
Relative *(0.6)1.3(19.2)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

GW Pharmaceuticals Epidiolex medical marijuana seeks approval of FDA ...

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 07:35:34 GMT

Risers & Fallers: Boxhill, EKF, GW Pharma, PV Crystalox, Smart Metering, SyQic

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:16:46 GMT

Stock Update (NASDAQ:GWPH): GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR Announces New Planned ...

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:47:24 GMT

GW Pharmaceuticals PLC-ADR: Why GWPH Is Set to Burn Higher

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:07:30 GMT

GW Pharmaceuticals plc Sinks Over 10%: Is It A Better Buy Than Alliance Pharma ...

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:22:30 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 (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 08/06/2016

Investment summary

Data from two Phase III trials (with 171 and 225 patients, respectively) of Epidiolex in Lennox-Gastaut (LGS) patients are coming soon with the first trial to report out in June with the second coming in Q316. In the latest expanded access program data, Epidiolex reduced atonic/drop seizure frequency by a median of 71.1%. Previous data suggest a placebo response rate in LGS of around 10% which, combined with the size of the trials, indicates sufficient power to demonstrate a difference.

Last updated on 08/06/2016

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 01/06/2016

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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