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SymBio Pharmaceuticals (4582)

Business description

SymBio is a Japanese specialty pharma company with a focus on oncology and haematology. Treakisym is SymBio's branded formulation of bendamustine HCl. Rigosertib was in-licensed from Onconova.

Stock data

Market cap.¥16727m
Last close¥203.00
High / Low (52 weeks)¥263.0 / ¥116.0
Stock market listingTYO
Forecast net cash (¥m)2947
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamHealthcare
SectorPharmaceutical & healthcare

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(0.5)65.0(7.7)
Relative *1.779.03.8

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Y/E Dec Revenue (¥m) EBITDA (¥m) PBT (¥m) EPS (¥) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2016A 2368.0 (2101.0) (2317.0) (59.0) N/A N/A
2017A 3444.0 (3917.0) (3977.0) (79.8) N/A N/A
2018E 4203.0 (3004.0) (3030.0) (46.0) N/A N/A
2019E 4325.0 (3591.0) (3617.0) (46.5) N/A N/A

Last updated on 07/12/2018

Investment summary

SymBio announced in October that it has begun preparations to establish its own sales organization to market Treakisym and other anticancer drugs in Japan after the marketing agreement with Eisai expires in December 2020. The announcement validates our decision earlier this year to adopt self-commercialization in Japan in our base-case valuation model. Self-commercialization will improve operating margins and allow it to establish a team of in-house experts to communicate the benefits of Treakisym (and rigosertib if approved) to healthcare providers. Our valuation increases to $225m as we roll forward the DCF model; our earnings forecasts and valuation assumptions are unchanged.

Last updated on 12/12/2018

Industry outlook

SymBio is focused on in-licensing niche opportunities in hard-to-treat indications often overlooked by big pharma. An in-house screening process to select additional pipeline candidates for development and commercialisation will be key to driving operating leverage.

Last updated on 29/11/2018

Key management

Fuminori Yoshida, Representative Director, President & CEO
Kazuo Asakawa, Corporate Officer
Kenji Murata, Corporate Officer

Company address

Toranomon 30 Mori Building
3-2-2
Toranomon
MINATO-KU, Tokyo
105-0001
Japan
+81-3-54721125
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