Bavarian Nordic (BAVA)

Business description

Bavarian Nordic is a Danish biotech focused on developing and manufacturing novel cancer immunotherapies and vaccines for infectious diseases. Its lead products are Prostvac (prostate cancer) and Imvamune (smallpox).

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Stock data

Market cap.DKK5838.6m
Last closeDKK211.00
High / Low (52 weeks)DKK217.0 / DKK92.5
Stock market listingOMX
Forecast net cash (DKKm)1058
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & Healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(1.9)22.7110.0
Relative *(8.6)6.874.1

* % Relative to local index

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Y/E Dec Revenue (DKKm) EBITDA (DKKm) PBT (DKKm) EPS (øre) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2012A 1017.0 (32.0) (49.0) (92.0) N/A 1.8
2013A 1213.0 181.0 154.0 38.8 5.4 0.3
2014E 1263.0 63.0 83.0 34.0 6.2 0.1
2015E 1052.0 231.0 183.0 62.0 3.4 N/A

Last updated on 18/12/2014

Investment summary

The $187m exclusive global licensing/supply deal for MVA-BN Ebola with J&J secures Bavarian's financial position and provides large pharma validation for the core MVA-BN vaccine platform. Deal terms include a $43m (DKK251m) equity investment (giving J&J a 4.9% stake), $25m upfront, $20m in development and regulatory milestones, and a $99.3m supply agreement for up to 1m doses of vaccine (including development and scale-up funding). These doses will be used for clinical trials (starting in January) and emergency use for the current Ebola outbreak. The various licence and supply payments will boost FY15 revenues, easing the company through an anticipated gap in US government Imvamune orders. End-FY14 cash preparedness guidance is raised to DKK1,000m from DKK600m; revenue guidance is maintained (recognition will occur in 2015).

Last updated on 22/12/2014

Industry outlook

The prostate cancer market is highly dynamic with various newly approved therapies; further Prostvac clinical data will be important in giving further insight into its commercial potential. Imvamune is a non-replicating third-generation smallpox vaccine that does not elicit comparable safety issues to previous generations; future US, European and Canadian orders are expected.

Last updated on 22/12/2014

Key management

Gerard van Odijk, Chairman
Paul Chaplin, CEO
Ole Larsen, CFO
Rolf Sass, IR

Company address

Hejreskovvej 10A
DK-3490 Kvistgaard
Denmark
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