Newron Pharmaceuticals (NWRN)

Business description

Newron is a CNS-focused biotech. Xadago (partnered with Zambon, US WorldMeds, Meiji Seika, Sequirus) for PD has been launched in Europe. Other pipeline assets include Sarizotan (Phase III for Rett syndrome) and Evenamide (Phase II for schizophrenia).

Stock data

Market cap.CHF320.2m
Last closeCHF20.25
High / Low (52 weeks)CHF27.8 / CHF16.6
Stock market listingSW
Forecast net cash (€m)45.9
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(0.7)(7.5)19.8
Relative *(0.8)(12.3)8.8

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Newron Pharmaceuticals Announces Expansion of STARS Study to Include Patients ...

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:52:30 GMT

Newron Pharmaceuticals reports 2015 financial results

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:00:27 GMT

Newron Pharmaceuticals: Marching Into 2017

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:41:15 GMT

Newron Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of the STARS Study in the United ...

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:00:29 GMT

Newron Pharmaceuticals Supports Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:00:33 GMT

Y/E Dec Revenue (€m) EBITDA (€m) PBT (€m) EPS (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2015A 2.4 (17.6) (18.3) (117.21) N/A N/A
2016A 6.7 (15.3) (15.2) (103.69) N/A N/A
2017E 15.3 (7.6) (7.2) (45.77) N/A N/A
2018E 15.6 (4.5) (3.9) (24.42) N/A N/A

Last updated on 18/05/2017

Investment summary

Newron's lead product, Xadago (safinamide) for Parkinson's disease (PD) has been launched in 12 European countries and is generating sales through commercial partner Zambon (ex-Japan/Asia). Further launches are expected this year; including in the US market, Xadago's NDA was approved on 21st March 2017, sub licensee US WorldMeds expect a US launch H217. Other pipeline assets include sarizotan for Rett syndrome, the pivotal trial STARS (placebo-controlled Phase II/III trial) to investigate breathing disorders associated with RS has initiated. Full data from the Phase II study of evenamide as an add-on to atypical antipsychotics, published in March 2017, demonstrated efficacy in terms of improvement on the symptoms of schizophrenia assessed by the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). Newron raised CHF26.1m in 2016 in a private placement that it expects will help fund operations through 2018.

Last updated on 01/06/2017

Industry outlook

Parkinson's disease is a growing market. Xadago could have a unique position, with once-a-day dosing and a clean safety profile.

Last updated on 01/06/2017

Key management

Stefan Weber, CEO
Marco Caremi, Executive VP of Business Development

Company address

Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA
via Ludovico Ariosto 21
Bresso (Mi)
20091
Italy
+39 02 610 3461
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