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Worst-case scenario averted
28 Nov 16
The court ruling upholding the validity of the Orexo ’996 Zubsolv patent precludes Actavis from launching a generic before September 2019. Orexo has 30 days to decide whether to appeal the court decision that a second patent (’330 with 2032 expiry) is invalid. A worst-case scenario allowing imminent launch of Actavis generic(s) has been averted. Zubsolv’s IP portfolio includes two additional patents (’900 and ’421) that extend to 2032, which coupled with the prospect of an appeal on ’330, means that significant hurdles remain ahead of Actavis generic launch.
Zubsolv gathers momentum
04 Nov 16
Orexo’s Q316 results delivered positive momentum in Zubsolv revenues and market share. Exclusive preferred status on Maryland FFS Medicaid from July boosted Zubsolv’s market share in the public segment by 1.4pp. In the coming quarters we expect further US market share gains. Orexo is targeting a disproportionally higher share of new patients embarking on opioid dependence treatment, enabled by continued salesforce optimisation. The impact of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) increased 275 patient cap coupled with CARA 2016 implementation from H217 and ongoing progress in improving market access will support this. Nevertheless, the share price performance remains muted ahead of a Q416 court decision on the Actavis IP litigation.
Good things come in threes
07 Oct 16
Orexo has delivered on three key newsflow items, which should contribute to driving increased Zubsolv use in the treatment of opioid addiction. Submission of Zubsolv’s MAA with the EMA means that first launch ex-US could come from 2018 onwards. FDA approval of a new low dose provides greater dosing flexibility. Positive data from the RESOLV real world study will be leveraged in educating new and existing prescribers to improve their treatment programmes. Ahead of Q316 results we maintain our SEK5.13bn (SEK149/share) valuation highlighting that uncertainty due to the ongoing Actavis litigation continues to weigh on the share price; resolution is expected in H216.
Margins, Maryland and Mundipharma
10 Aug 16
Orexo’s Q216 results pointed to positive Zubsolv momentum with evidence of net revenue growth, improving margins and encouraging market access developments. Financial discipline contributed to a Q216 SEK12.1m operating profit and a second successive quarter of positive operating cash flow. The new Maryland FFS Medicaid agreement should help boost Zubsolv’s penetration into the public market segment and ongoing expansion in US prescribing rights will be a key growth driver longer term. Ex-US, the recent Mundipharma licensing deal provides access to the global opioid dependence market. In the near term, however, uncertainty due to the ongoing Actavis litigation weighs on the current share price.
Mundipharma to take Zubsolv global
04 Jul 16
Mundipharma has licensed exclusive global ex-US rights to Zubsolv. Deal terms include a €7m upfront payment, in addition to further undisclosed regulatory and commercial milestones and up to low double-digit net sales royalties. Ahead of Orexo’s Q216 results on 12 July pending further disclosures, we make no changes to our current forecast and valuation. Nevertheless, this is an important deal for Orexo, which will significantly expand the Zubsolv market opportunity ex-US, where c 20 million people are estimated to be afflicted by opioid dependence. Access to the global opioid dependence market is a key growth driver for Orexo, in addition to the anticipated expansion in US prescribing rights and the currently undisclosed development pipeline.
Putting CVS Caremark in the past
09 May 16
Orexo has successfully navigated a challenging Q116 with the loss of CVS Caremark exclusive status at restricted plans, emerging with positive operating cash flow due to working capital and a focus on cost control (total spend down 17% vs Q4). In the near term, management priorities are Zubsolv revenue growth, balanced with appropriate sales investment to target profitability. Investment will increase as Zubsolv’s market access and reimbursement position improves, and federal legislation is passed significantly expanding the available market. Global expansion with a potential new ex-US partner for Zubsolv represents further upside; a deal is targeted for Q216, with European filing planned in H216.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 12-01-2017
12 Jan 17
As anticipated, the second half has again been stronger than H1 and results will be broadly in line with expectations. In line with this, the order book has continued to grow and is at record levels. This confirms that significant progress has been made in the Group’s shift towards its Technology Products division which, as targeted, contributed c.60% of group revenue in FY16. The small acquisition of Cable Power also gives a complementary boost to the product range. It is also worth noting the significant reduction in net debt, £1.0m ahead of our forecast. We remain supportive of the Group’s strategy and continue to see a bright future as this transition towards a design led technology solutions business continues. We look forward to more detail in March at the final results.
N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - Momentum screen refresh + 10 focus stocks
12 Jan 17
We have refreshed our momentum style screen for the first time since inception on 26 July 2016. As before, the screen selects the 25 stocks exhibiting the most extreme momentum characteristics, according to our measurement method. From these we have selected 10 to focus on. Since inception the screen has underperformed both the main small-cap and micro-cap indices against a background of generally rising momentum. We have noted a subset of the basket, where decelerating momentum at the time of measurement appears correlated with significant share price falls since selection. We shall monitor this factor with the new screen, albeit there are only two such stocks showing this pattern, namely Lamprell (not rated) and Gear4music (not rated).
N+1 Singer - Best Ideas 2017 - Top picks
04 Jan 17
Today we publish our Best Ideas for 2017 - 12 stocks that we believe have excellent prospects in the current year together with a detailed discussion of what we see as the key sector and market themes for 2017. Our top picks are Cineworld, Elementis, Herald Investment Trust, Hill & Smith, IQE, MySale, Redde, ReNeuron, RhythmOne, SDL, Servelec and Severfield.
The Monthly January 2017
09 Jan 17
Despite all the hullaballoo of the Brexit vote and the subsequent election of Donald Trump as the next US President, the UK stock market prospered last year, especially in the latter few months of 2016. The combination of a depreciating currency – making $ earnings more valuable in relative terms - and the Trump emphasis on infrastructure expenditure drove the stock market higher
Small Cap Breakfast
17 Jan 17
Global Energy Development (GED.L) — To be renamed Nautilus Marine Services. Schedule 1 from developer and seller of hydrocarbons and related products. Reverse takeover. Raising $10.5m via a convertible. Expected 9 Feb. Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas—TSX-V listed oil and gas exploration has announced its intention to float on AIM. Assets in Guyana and Namibia. Proposed £2m-£3m fundraise. Diversified Gas & Oil—According to LSE website first day of trading on AIM now expected for 30 January.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 16-01-2017
16 Jan 17
As the birthplace of Stephenson, Armstrong and Swan, the North East of England has a proud history of industrial and technological innovation. Despite local economic challenges, the region’s industrial heritage lives on through continuing success in high end engineering and technology. The recent takeovers of private equity backed SMD (subsea robotics) and Nomad Digital (wi-fi on the railways) are testament to this. The North East has also emerged as a leader in genetics and genomics with an enviable life sciences and healthcare infrastructure. Against this backdrop, we expect the region to continue to throw up attractive IPO candidates to build on the six new listings in the past three years. We expect 2017 to be far kinder to the existing portfolio of North East plcs than 2016 (a year to forget) with recent management changes one important theme for the new year. Our top picks are Hargreaves Services, Quantum Pharma and Zytronic (all N+1 Singer Corporate clients) and we are Buyers of Northgate and Grainger.