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NetScientific (NSCI)

Business description

NetScientific is a transatlantic biomedical and healthcare technology group. Its portfolio of five core investments and one material investment is focused on three main sectors: digital heath (Wanda), diagnostics (Vortex, ProAxsis, Glycotest) and therapeutics (PDS Biotech).

Stock data

Market cap.£25.5m
Last close32.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)73.5p / 31.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net cash (£m)0.1
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(7.4)(26.1)(22.2)
Relative *(6.5)(25.9)(24.5)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Investment summary

NetScientific has a focused portfolio of potentially disruptive biomedical and healthcare technology investments. Recent years saw significant strategic changes, including senior management restructuring, with a new highly experienced CEO on board, rationalisation of the portfolio and new funding. The current focus is on digital health, diagnostics and therapeutics with the portfolio consisting of four core investments in which it has controlling stakes (Vortex, Wanda, ProAxsis and Glycotest) and one material investment (PDS). The aim is to bring these to commercialisation over the next two years, with the ultimate goal of an exit, realising value for investors. Vortex recently made its first commercial sale of the VTX-1 liquid biopsy system and ProAxsis reported strong sales growth.

Last updated on 21/09/2018

Y/E Dec Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2016A 0.5 (12.6) (12.3) (20.6) N/A N/A
2017A 0.4 (10.8) (9.5) (13.6) N/A N/A
2018E 1.9 (11.5) (12.4) (13.5) N/A N/A
2019E 4.1 (8.3) (9.7) (10.8) N/A N/A

Last updated on 12/07/2018

Latest video

Executive interview - NetScientific

Industry outlook

NetScientific remains focused on sourcing, funding and building early- to mid-stage US and UK companies that are developing potentially breakthrough technologies in growing markets with unmet needs.

Last updated on 21/09/2018

Key management

Sir Richard Sykes, Chairman
Dr Fran├žois Martelet, CEO
Ian Postlethwaite, CFO

Company address

30 St Mary Axe
London
EC3A 8BF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 3514 1800
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