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Abzena (ABZA)

Business description

Abzena provides proprietary technologies and complementary services to enable the development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products.

Stock data

Market cap.£16.4m
Last close7.65p
High / Low (52 weeks)51.5p / 7.7p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net cash (£m)2.2
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(24.3)(58.7)(85.2)
Relative *(24.9)(60.5)(85.7)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Investment summary

Abzena offers a full-service biologics research and manufacturing capability, enabling safer and more effective biological products, including immunogenicity assessment, protein/antibody engineering, bioconjugation chemistry and biomanufacturing. FY18 results showed a strong H2 and £22m in revenues that were ahead of our forecasts. The Board have guided for service revenue growth just above FY18's 18% and we are at 19.1% for FY19 and 30.4% for FY20 as the investments in capacity are incorporated. Before then, we anticipate fundraising inflows to address the working capital requirement of £5m in FY19 and £2m in FY20, part of which could be met by a royalty monetisation transaction that will help investors better value the Abzena Inside business.

Last updated on 29/06/2018

Y/E Mar Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2017A 18.7 (7.4) (8.3) (5.82) N/A N/A
2018A 22.0 (12.5) (13.5) (6.04) N/A N/A
2019E 26.1 (7.6) (10.0) (4.52) N/A N/A
2020E 34.1 (3.1) (5.6) (2.38) N/A N/A

Last updated on 20/06/2018

Latest video

Executive Interview - Abzena

Industry outlook

The biological services industry is highly competitive but Abzena's deepening portfolio of technologies and services is compelling, while its ADC technology offers safety and efficacy advantages over competitors.

Last updated on 29/06/2018

Key management

John Burt , CEO
Julian Smith , CFO
Matthew Baker, Chief Scientific Officer

Company address

Babraham Research Campus
Babraham
Cambridge
CB22 3AT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 903 498
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