Sunesis Pharmaceuticals (SNSS)

Business description

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company focused on oncology. The lead asset is Qinprezo, a chemotherapy for AML in the approval process in the EU. The company has also developed SNS-062, a BTK inhibitor for CLL for Imbruvica refractory patients currently in Phase I.

Stock data

Market cap.US$65.9m
Last closeUS$3.07
High / Low (52 weeks)US$5.5 / US$2.8
Stock market listingUS
Forecast net debt (US$m)0.2
Forecast gearing ratio (%)16
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(19.2)(28.4)3.7
Relative *(20.1)(29.9)(10.2)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

The Life Sciences Report Examines How Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Shifts Focus to ...

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:45:00 GMT

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results and ...

Mon, 08 May 2017 10:52:30 GMT

BRIEF-Sunesis Pharmaceuticals says CFO Eric Bjerkholt to resign to pursue ...

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:30:00 GMT

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Announces 1-for-6 Reverse Stock Split

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:00:25 GMT

BRIEF-Sunesis Pharmaceuticals says board appointed Daniel Swisher as interim CFO

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:48:45 GMT

Y/E Dec Revenue (US$m) EBITDA (US$m) PBT (US$m) EPS (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2015A 3.1 (35.8) (36.7) (301.72) N/A N/A
2016A 2.5 (36.3) (38.0) (242.37) N/A N/A
2017E 0.7 (29.2) (30.9) (144.39) N/A N/A
2018E 0.0 (29.5) (32.5) (145.13) N/A N/A

Last updated on 10/05/2017

Investment summary

Sunesis reported in May 2017 that it has pulled its application to the EMA for the approval of vosaroxin for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia, based on feedback from the agency. The program has been de-emphasized and the new lead is SNS-062, the company’s Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor with potential efficacy in Imbruvica-resistant chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The SNS-062 program will be initiating a Phase Ib/II clinical trial in Q217.

Last updated on 10/05/2017

Industry outlook

Sunesis is an oncology company with a late-stage asset, potentially near European approval, as well as preclinical assets utilising promising targets, making it an attractive partner.

Last updated on 02/05/2017

Key management

Daniel Swisher, CEO
Eric Bjerkholt, CFO

Company address

395 Oyster Point Boulevard
Suite 400
South San Francisco
San Francisco
CA 94080
United States
(650) 266-3500
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