Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX)

Business description

Orexigen is a biopharmaceutical company focusing on obesity treatments. It will sell its sole product, Contrave, through its own salesforce in the US after taking back the rights from partner, Takeda. Contrave was launched in the US in Oct 2014 and approved in the EU in March 2015 under the trade name Mysimba.

Stock data

Market cap.US$39.6m
Last closeUS$2.60
High / Low (52 weeks)US$5.4 / US$1.7
Stock market listingUS
Forecast net debt (US$m)133.2
Forecast gearing ratio (%)143
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(12.5)(8.1)(26.1)
Relative *(13.7)(12.5)(35.1)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Vivus Settlement Could Clue In Orexigen Investors

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:33:45 GMT

Orexigen Therapeutics Announces Commercialization and Distributorship ...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:26:42 GMT

Orexigen Therapeutics Announces Commercialization and Distributorship ...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:04:46 GMT

Orexigen Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended ...

Tue, 09 May 2017 20:05:07 GMT

Orexigen Therapeutics to Present at the 35th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare ...

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:41:32 GMT

Y/E Dec Revenue (US$m) EBITDA (US$m) PBT (US$m) EPS (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2015A 24.5 (60.3) (67.3) (523.81) N/A N/A
2016A 33.7 (134.6) (138.1) (972.82) N/A N/A
2017E 87.3 (135.2) (139.2) (823.44) N/A N/A
2018E 160.3 (70.9) (75.5) (485.89) N/A N/A

Last updated on 16/06/2017

Investment summary

Orexigen’s consumer-focused re-launch of Contrave continues to be successful with a 39% increase in prescriptions in the United States in Q117 compared to Q416. Outside of the US, progress continues as the product has launched in 14 countries, with another seven expected by the end of the year, including the Nordic countries, where Orexigen has just signed a local commercial and distribution partner.

Last updated on 16/06/2017

Industry outlook

Orexigen is a biopharmaceutical company focusing on obesity treatments. Contrave was launched in the US in October 2014 and approved in the EU in March 2015, under the trade name Mysimba.

Last updated on 01/06/2017

Key management

Jason Keyes, CFO

Company address

3344 N. Torrey Pines Court
Suite 200
La Jolla
CA 92037
United States
(858) 875-8600
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