Abzena (ABZA)

Business description

Abzena provides proprietary technologies and complementary services to enable the development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products.

Stock data

Market cap.£92.9m
Last close43.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)56.0p / 32.2p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net cash (£m)10.5
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(16.8)27.01.2
Relative *(17.6)28.2(7)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Abzena surges as it inks Taiwanese licensing deal worth up to £128mln

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:46:56 GMT

'We've had a very good year' - Abzena plc Chief John Burt

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:13:36 GMT

Funding will accelerate Abzena towards profitability believes finncap

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:10:06 GMT

Abzena plc chief hails ThioBridge technology agreement

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:34:38 GMT

Abzena shares could be worth three times' more

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:06:17 GMT

Investment summary

Abzena offers fully integrated research and manufacturing services/technologies that enable safer and more effective biological products. This includes immunogenicity assessment, protein/antibody engineering, bioconjugation, biomanufacturing and chemistry/conjugation. It has a fully integrated offering which has a global operating presence and cross selling opportunities across the group. Recent fundraising of £25m (gross) will enable it to expand its service offering and capacity. Fee-for-services provides stable revenues today (H117 £9.0m), while successful commercialisation of products created using Abzena’s technologies offers the prospect of substantial future revenues (small % royalties); 12 such products are now in the clinic, eg Gilead’s GS-5745 (Phase III for gastric cancer) and Roche's RG6125 (formerly SDP051). Abzena has recently announced another licensing deal for its ADC linker technology (ThioBridge™), which adds to the previous deals for up to ten ADC products in one case and with Halozyme for up to three ADC targets.

Last updated on 03/08/2017

Y/E Mar Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2016A 9.9 (6.8) (7.4) (5.86) N/A N/A
2017A 18.7 (7.5) (8.3) (5.82) N/A N/A
2018E 29.7 (7.2) (10.1) (4.52) N/A N/A
2019E 41.1 0.1 (2.6) (1.04) N/A N/A

Last updated on 20/07/2017

Latest video

Executive Interview - Abzena

Industry outlook

The biological services industry is highly competitive but Abzena's deepening portfolio of technologies and services is compelling, while its ADC technology offers safety and efficacy advantages over competitors.

Last updated on 03/08/2017

Key management

John Burt , CEO
Julian Smith , CFO
Matthew Baker, Chief Scientific Officer

Company address

Babraham Research Campus
Babraham
Cambridge
CB22 3AT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 903 498
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