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Acacia Pharma (ACPH)

Business description

Acacia Pharma is a hospital pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of new nausea and vomiting treatments for surgical and cancer patients. Its main product, BARHEMSYS, is for the treatment of PONV and is forecast to launch in 2019.

Stock data

Market cap.€87.9m
Last close€1.65
High / Low (52 weeks)€4.0 / €1.2
Stock market listingEU
Forecast net debt (£m)5.6
Forecast gearing ratio (%)0
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceuticals & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual6.1(37.3)N/A
Relative *3.0(34.9)N/A

* % Relative to local index

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Y/E Dec Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2016A 0.0 (14.4) (16.3) (5.06) N/A N/A
2017A 0.0 (3.0) (6.5) (2.32) N/A N/A
2018E 0.0 (16.7) (18.4) (0.33) N/A N/A
2019E 2.6 (42.7) (45.1) (0.81) N/A N/A

Last updated on 19/11/2018

Investment summary

Acacia Pharma is focused on bringing antiemetic drugs to the US hospital setting for unmet needs in post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). Acacia’s lead product BARHEMSYS (repurposed amisulpride for the management of PONV) has beenresubmitted to the FDA following receipt of a CRL (in October) relating to deficiencies at the contract manufacturer. The FDA has now set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal and will review the class 2 resubmission by no later than 5 May 2019. We still anticipate US launch of BARHEMSYS in Q219 for PONV ‘rescue treatment’ and expect broadening of use for PONV prophylaxis in subsequent years. As of 30 September, Acacia had net cash of £27.1m.

Last updated on 02/01/2019

Industry outlook

Inadequately treated PONV leads to prolonged stay in post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) recovery rooms. BARHEMSYS use could reduce patient hospitalisation time and the associated costs.

Last updated on 02/01/2019

Key management

Julian Gilbert, CEO
Christine Soden , CFO

Company address

Harston Mill, Harston
Cambridge
CB22 7GG
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 875130
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