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Cavatak data continue to impress
21 Nov 16
Viralytics’ Cavatak continues to impress, with a 100% disease control rate in 10 patients (seven objective responses) in combination with Keytruda in the CAPRA Phase Ib study. Furthermore, in the MITCI Phase Ib trial Cavatak, in combination with Yervoy, achieved a 50% response rate in the first 18 patients treated, which is an impressive response rate in a heavily pre-treated population. The encouraging results are a good sign for the ongoing trials of Cavatak and are likely to be of great interest to potential partners. We have increased our anticipated deal value assumptions for Viralytics following recent deals in oncolytic virotherapy, which lifts our valuation to A$385m or A$1.60/share.
Three Cavatak/checkpoint combination trials
10 Jun 16
Additional data presented at ASCO confirm the potential for synergistic combinations of Cavatak with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) drugs to improve the proportion of cancer patients who respond to ICI therapy. Three Phase Ib trials are underway testing Cavatak in combination with Yervoy or Keytruda in melanoma, lung and bladder cancers. Initial data in April showed an impressive 67% response rate in the first six patients in the MITCI study of Cavatak and Yervoy in melanoma. Further updates on MITCI and initial data from the CAPRA trial of Cavatak plus Keytruda could be potential catalysts for the stock in H216. We maintain our valuation of A$272m (A$1.15 per share) ahead of the anticipated newsflow.
Eye-catching MITCI data
05 May 16
Impressive initial results from the MITCI Phase Ib trial suggest that Viralytics could push to the forefront of the crowded field of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) combination therapies. The first six melanoma patients treated with Cavatak in combination with Yervoy (ipilimumab) experienced a higher response rate (67%) and lower serious adverse event rate (9%) than other prominent ICI combination therapies. These encouraging initial data bode well for the ongoing Phase Ib trials of Cavatak in combination with Merck’s Keytruda in melanoma, lung and bladder cancer, and are likely to be of great interest to potential partners. We increase our valuation to A$272m (A$192m previously), or A$1.15 per share (was A$1.04).
Combination trials gather momentum
27 Nov 15
Viralytics is escalating combination trials of its Cavatak oncolytic virotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI), adding a collaboration with Merck to study IV Cavatak combined with Keytruda in advanced lung and bladder cancers to its portfolio of ongoing trials combining intralesional Cavatak with Keytruda or Yervoy in melanoma patients. Cavatak has the potential to markedly improve the proportion of patients who respond to ICI therapy and we expect it to continue to attract attention from big pharma. We value Viralytics at A$192m or A$1.04 per share.
Clinical data package continues to build
13 Aug 15
Clinical data from CALM, STORM and CANON trials presented at scientific conferences further highlight the potential efficacy of CAVATAK (oncolytic virus) against a range of cancers using several delivery approaches. While the evidence of CAVATAK’s efficacy as a single agent continues to build, it is also likely to be attractive to big pharma companies seeking complementary therapies to boost immune responses to their checkpoint inhibitors; a Phase Ib trial in combination with ipilimumab (Yervoy) is already underway. We value Viralytics at A$189m or A$1.03 per share.
30 Nov 16
Abzena (ABZA): Interim results indicate happy customers (BUY) | Horizonte Minerals* (HZM): Fund raise completed (CORP) | SacOil* (SAC): Half-year trading statement (CORP) | Revolution Bars (RBG): New openings (BUY) | Amino Technologies* (AMO): Multi operator FUSION roll out (CORP)
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 30-11-2016
30 Nov 16
Sanderson has delivered full year results in line with expectations and the 19 October trading update after a strong finish to the year compensated for a slower start. A healthy level of pre-contracted recurring revenue (50%), incremental sales to existing customers and new customer wins at higher average order values helped deliver solid revenue growth in both the Digital Retail (+9%) and Enterprise (+12%) divisions. A decent order book and good sales momentum suggest that the company is on track to deliver on unchanged profit expectations for the current year. We continue to view the valuation (FY17 EV/EBITDA 8.6x) as undemanding given an attractive combination of accelerating growth potential, strong cash generation and growing dividends.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 29-11-2016
29 Nov 16
Vp has reported another impressive set of interims, confirming strong growth in most markets and a positive outlook. Recent acquisitions are bedding in well and the full year outturn is set to exceed previous expectations (5%/6% EPS upgrades in FY17/FY18). The recent Capital Markets Day provided a reminder of Vp’s qualities (specialist focus, high returns, strong cash generation) and its growth potential, which in our view are not reflected in a modest <11x P/E rating. We firmly believe the shares are due a re-rating and see intrinsic value in excess of 800p.
Small Cap Breakfast
29 Nov 16
Asia Pacific Investment Partner - the research-driven emerging and frontier markets real estate development business intends to float on AIM and conduct a placing in December RM Secured Direct Lending - The secured direct lending fund intends to float on the Main Market on 15 December raising up to £100m Diversified Oil & Gas— Schedule One now out. $60m to be raised. Expected admission 6 December. Creo Medical Group —UK based medical device company focused on surgical endoscopy, a recent development in minimally invasive surgery. Admission due 7 December. Fundraising details TBA.
Food intolerance driving growth
29 Nov 16
Omega Diagnostics Group has an established core business providing high quality in vitro diagnostic tests within three core areas of competence – Food Intolerance, Allergy & Autoimmune, Infectious Disease – that are sold in over 100 countries. The group offers steady low single-digit growth which is profitable and cash generative. Investment in new products has seen the launch of a new panel of automated allergy tests and progress on Visitect CD4 for monitoring of HIV positive patients. Interim results highlighted the opportunities to accelerate growth of the business, particularly Allersys, which has drawn attention from its partner.