Basilea Pharmaceutica (BSLN)

Business description

Basilea is a Swiss biopharmaceutical company focused on anti-infectives and oncology. Its lead products are Cresemba, an antifungal that is approved in the US and Europe and Zevtera, an anti-MRSA broad-spectrum antibiotic, approved in Europe for pneumonia.

Stock data

Market cap.CHF982.7m
Last closeCHF83.00
High / Low (52 weeks)CHF91.0 / CHF62.0
Stock market listingSW
Forecast net debt (CHFm)37.2
Forecast gearing ratio (%)55
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual4.5(7.8)21.0
Relative *4.9(11.6)6.9

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Basilea reports solid 2016 results and expects to double product sales in 2017

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:17:06 GMT

Basilea proposes Dr. Nicole Onetto as new member of the Board of Directors

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:17:00 GMT

Basilea Pharmaceutica AG (BPMUF) Seeing Increased Action in Session

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:55:44 GMT

Data presented at AACR meeting indicate diverse tumor-targeting properties of ...

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 05:17:07 GMT

Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on June 14

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:46:48 GMT

Y/E Dec Revenue (CHFm) EBITDA (CHFm) PBT (CHFm) EPS (fd) (CHF) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2015A 52.8 (58.9) (61.3) (607.22) N/A N/A
2016A 66.0 (41.6) (50.9) (469.16) N/A N/A
2017E 88.3 (30.7) (37.5) (336.93) N/A N/A
2018E 95.1 (30.0) (36.5) (321.94) N/A N/A

Last updated on 04/05/2017

Investment summary

Basilea is one of the few standalone European companies focused on developing novel antimicrobial drugs. It has two approved hospital-based products: Cresemba for severe mold infections and Zevtera for bacterial infections. Zevtera should enter US phase III development in the next 3-6 months following agreement of the SPA with the FDA and the award of a BARDA (division of US Dept. of Health & Human Services Office) contract (worth up to $100m). Basilea's earlier-stage oncology pipeline focuses on drugs that target resistance to current cancer therapies. BAL101553 is being developed as a tumor checkpoint controller and recently presented final phase I/IIa data at ASCO. BAL3833, a panRAF kinease inhibitor, is in Phase I development.

Last updated on 01/06/2017

Industry outlook

There is an increasing need for novel antimicrobial agents with efficacy against resistant strains of bacteria (eg MRSA), and/or improved side effect profiles. Hence the opportunities for Zevtera and Cresemba could be significant.

Last updated on 01/06/2017

Key management

Ronald Scott, CEO
Donato Spota, CFO

Company address

Grenzacherstrasse 487
PO Box 4005
Basel
Switzerland
+41 61 606 11 11
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