Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN)

Business description

Achillion is engaged in the discovery and development of treatments for chronic HCV and progressing compounds from its research platform in its novel factor D programme. It is collaborating with J&J to develop and commercialise its HCV franchise, including a triple-regimen treatment, which is potentially best in class.

Stock data

Market cap.US$567.4m
Last closeUS$4.15
High / Low (52 weeks)US$9.9 / US$3.2
Stock market listingUS
Forecast net cash (US$m)320.7
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual19.37.5(54.1)
Relative *17.95.4(60.3)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Biotech Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Achillion Pharma, Acorda Therapeutics ...

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:18:45 GMT

Tale of the Ticker: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACHN), CF Corp (CFCO ...

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:03:30 GMT

Jefferies Group LLC Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Achillion Pharmaceuticals ...

Sat, 27 May 2017 04:18:45 GMT

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc Risk Points versus Health Care

Sat, 06 May 2017 15:11:15 GMT

HealthInvest Partners AB Buys Aetna, Osiris Therapeutics, Achillion ...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:33:45 GMT

Y/E Dec Revenue (US$m) EBITDA (US$m) PBT (US$m) EPS (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2015A 66.1 (4.3) (3.9) (3.11) N/A 117.3
2016A 15.0 (52.9) (50.7) (37.10) N/A N/A
2017E 0.0 (85.9) (85.0) (59.24) N/A N/A
2018E 0.0 (89.2) (89.2) (59.18) N/A N/A

Last updated on 08/05/2017

Investment summary

Achillion recently announced that its partner, Janssen, has fully enrolled its 365-patient Phase IIb trial testing the triple combination of ALS-022335, simeprevir and odalasvir (together known as JNJ-4178) to treat hepatitis C patients, with results expected in H217. Importantly, the trial will be testing six- and eight-week treatment durations (the current standard treatment duration is 8-12 weeks). Achillion also recently initiated patient dosing in a Phase II trial of ACH-4471 in treatment naïve PNH patients.

Last updated on 08/05/2017

Industry outlook

More than 150m people are infected with HCV worldwide. Treatment has been transformed in recent years by the approval of Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Gilead's combination product; recent pressure from key healthcare groups has led to a drop in HCV prices.

Last updated on 02/05/2017

Key management

Milind S. Deshpande, CEO
Mary Kay Fenton, CFO
David Apelian, EVP and CMO
Joseph Truitt, EVP of business development and chief commerc

Company address

300 George Street
New Haven
CT
06511
United States
203-624-7000
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