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Intec Pharma (NTEC)

Business description

Intec Pharma is a drug delivery company that has developed the accordion pill, a novel gastroretentive controlled release formulation. The company is currently using this technology to develop AP-CDLD for Parkinson’s in Phase III and AP-ZP for insomnia in Phase II.

Stock data

Market cap.NIS546.6m
Last closeNIS16.45
High / Low (52 weeks)NIS34.1 / NIS14.7
Stock market listingTel Aviv Stock Exchange
Forecast net cash (US$m)57.2
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual8.3(11.1)(15.3)
Relative *9.0(13.8)(19.5)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Y/E Dec Revenue (US$m) EBITDA (US$m) PBT (US$m) EPS (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2016A 0.0 (14.5) (13.4) (116.72) N/A N/A
2017A 0.0 (30.1) (29.1) (164.74) N/A N/A
2018E 0.0 (31.2) (29.5) (93.22) N/A N/A
2019E 0.0 (25.0) (22.8) (67.94) N/A N/A

Last updated on 14/06/2018

Investment summary

Intec Pharma is a drug delivery company that has developed a novel drug delivery device termed the accordion pill (AP), a folded, multilayer membrane packaged into a normal capsule, which expands to a sheet within the stomach to many times its original size. This property causes the pill to be retained in the stomach for up to 12 hours. This is ideal for drugs with local activity in the stomach or upper digestive tract or with poor solubility. AP-CDLD, a controlled release formulation of carbidopa and levodopa for Parkinson’s is in Phase III with enrollment expected to complete by H218 with data in mid-2019. They have also completed a Phase I trial of AP-CBD/THC, their cannabinoid program and will be making some design changes to improve the PK.

Last updated on 29/06/2018

Industry outlook

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease in which the dopamine secreting neurons in the brain are lost, leading to severe motor defects and cognitive impairment. Approximately one million people in the US have Parkinson’s.

Last updated on 29/06/2018

Key management

John W Kozarich, Chairman
Jeffrey A Meckler, CEO
Nir Sassi, CFO

Company address

12 Hartom st. (RMPE building)
P.O.Box 45219
Jerusalem
91450
Israel
+972-2-5864657
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