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ASLAN Pharmaceuticals (ASLN)

Business description

ASLAN Pharmaceuticals is a Singapore based drug developer targeting Asia prevalent diseases. Varlitinib is in pivotal clinical trials for biliary tract cancer and gastric cancer and ASLAN003 will be advanced to Phase II trials for acute myeloid leukaemia.

Stock data

Market cap.US$246m
Last closeUS$7.77
High / Low (52 weeks)US$62.5 / US$31.8
Stock market listingTaipei
Forecast net debt (US$m)4.9
Forecast gearing ratio (%)16
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(4.3)(15)N/A
Relative *(6.4)(18.6)N/A

* % Relative to local index

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Y/E Dec Revenue (US$m) EBITDA (US$m) PBT (US$m) EPS (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2016A 11.5 (7.2) (7.6) (7.26) N/A N/A
2017A 0.0 (37.8) (38.8) (31.16) N/A N/A
2018E 0.0 (40.5) (40.8) (26.49) N/A N/A
2019E 0.0 (60.7) (61.1) (35.96) N/A N/A

Last updated on 19/09/2018

Investment summary

ASLAN is a pharmaceutical company focused on in-licensing early-stage assets for diseases with a high prevalence in Asia that are orphans in the West. This allows the company to quickly progress these assets through clinical trials in Asia. The goal then is to out-license rights to the EU and Japan while commercialising in the US and other Asian geographies. The company’s lead programme is varlitinib, a pan-HER inhibitor in a pivotal trial for biliary tract cancer (BTC) and Phase II/III for gastric cancer (GC). Initial readouts for these trials are planned for 2018. It's also testing ASLAN003, an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase, in Phase II for acute myeloid leukaemia, and ASLAN004, in Phase I for atopic dermatitis.

Last updated on 21/09/2018

Industry outlook

ASLAN's Asia focused development strategy allows it to address certain indications that have otherwise proven difficult to develop drugs for, such as biliary tract cancer, which has no approved targeted therapies.

Last updated on 21/09/2018

Key management

Carl Firth, Chairman & CEO
Kiran Asarpota, VP Finance
Bertil Lindmark, CMO
Jeff Tomlinson, CBO

Company address

83 Clemenceau Avenue #12-03 UE Square
239920
Singapore
+65 6222 4235
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