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.£658m
Last close250.75p
High / Low (52 weeks)696.0p / 237.5p
Stock market listingLN, US
Forecast net cash (£m)221.9
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & Healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(18.8)(45.6)(39.1)
Relative *(13.3)(38.3)(26.8)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

INVESTOR ALERT Levi Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Shareholders of GW Pharmaceuticals ...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:46:45 GMT

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

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:22:30 GMT

GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- (GWPH) Shares Up 7.3% Following Strong Earnings

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:26:15 GMT

Shares of GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) Sees Large Outflow of Money

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:11:15 GMT

Robbins Arroyo LLP: GW Pharmaceuticals plc (GWPH) Misled Shareholders ...

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:14:33 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 09/12/2015

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 in both Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome are due in the first half of 2016. Encouraging data from 261 patients in the FDA-approved expanded access programme for Epidiolex has shown substantial reductions in seizure frequencies with high responder rates. Also, it recently announced positive proof-of-concept data in schizophrenia.

Last updated on 05/01/2016

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 05/01/2016

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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