|Bid||2.6700 x 900|
|Ask||2.7300 x 1200|
|Day's Range||2.6200 - 2.7400|
|52 Week Range||2.3000 - 7.6000|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||2.28|
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Investment banker Barclays announced it has initiated coverage of 20 U.S. specialty pharmaceuticals stocks.But which 20 stocks within this sector are we talking about today? They include generic drugs companies Mylan (MYL), which Barclays rates Overweight (i.e. 'buy') and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA), which the analyst rates Underweight (i.e. 'sell'), as well as: * Amneal Pharmaceuticals (AMRX) * Endo International (ENDP) * Reddy's Laboratories (RDY) * and Mallinckrodt plc (MNK)Each of which is rated Equal weight (i.e. 'hold').Within the animal health sector (i.e. veterinary medicine), Barclays initiates coverage with Overweight ratings on Zoetis (ZTS) and Kindred Biosciences (KIN), but gives Phibro Animal Health Corporation (PAHC) an Underweight rating.Among developmental and commercial stage companies "with unique products & segments," Barclays has two 'sells' -- Allergan (AGN) and Evolus (EOLS) -- and one hold: Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND). As for Barclays' 'buy' ratings, it rates the following companies Overweight ratings: * AMAG Pharmaceuticals (AMAG) * Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) * Osmotica Pharmaceuticals (OSMT) * Coherus BioSciences (CHRS) * Pacira BioSciences (PCRX) * Revance Therapeutics (RVNC) * Bausch Health Companies (BHC) * and Foamix Pharmaceuticals (FOMX)Today, we really only have time to glance at just one of these stocks: Rehovot, Israel-based Foamix.Foamix is a late clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on foam-based medications for the treatment of acne and rosacea. Foamix stands out in this report primarily by virtue of the extremely high hopes Barclays' has for it, namely, valued at just $2.53 per share today, Barclays believes that within a year, Foamix stock will be selling for $10 -- a four-bagger in just one year.Why is Barclays so optimistic? As the analyst explains, Foamix is on the cusp of becoming a "commercial stage company" -- i.e. a company with actual revenue from sales, a rarity in small drugs stocks -- thanks to its topical Minocycline product for acne and rosacea. Designated "FMX-101" for acne treatment and "FMX-103" for rosacea, both these foam-based products "combine [the] proven efficacy of minocycline with a more tolerable side effect profile" says Barclays. From $3 million in annual revenue today, the banker predicts Foamix could do as much as $272 million in annual sales by 2025E.Considering that the entire company has a market cap of barely half that number -- $138 million -- today, Foamix at least seems to have earned its place on Barclays' list.Foamix has a few upcoming catalysts that could send its shares surging higher: * There is a scheduled PDUFA for FMX-101 on October 20, 2019. This is a key event for Foamix, as FMX-101 is its lead product in acne. * Foamix anticipates filing an NDA in mid-2019 for FMX-103 in moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea. * FCD-105 Phase II study initiation in mid-2019: FCD-105 is another pipeline product being evaluated in patients with acne and is a foam-based combination of minocycline and adapalene."We value Foamix on a DCF basis, assuming an 11.5% discount rate and a 3% terminal growth. We include risk adjusted pipeline values for both FMX-101 (90% probability of success) and FMX-103 (70% probability of success). We also assume base uptake of FMX-101, reaching 2025 risk-adj. sales of ~$200mm. This scenario yields a value of ~$10/share and serves as the basis for our price target," Barclays noted.Read more: Foamix (FOMX): A Beaten-Down Biotech Stock That Looks Like a Bargain Now More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * Village Farms (VFF) Has a Lot Going for It * Hexo Has Difficult Days Ahead, Analyst Says * Square (SQ) Growth Slowing, But Evercore Remains Bullish on the Stock * This Analyst Sticks with His Buy Rating on Aphria (APHA) Stock, But Trims Price Target
Get ready, bargain shoppers. Foamix (FOMX) has plummeted 27% since the beginning of the year and it looks like the stock received more lashes than it deserved -- at least, according to Wall Street analysts.2019 is poised to be a transformative year for Foamix. The company's acne treatment FMX101 is currently pending regulatory review in the U.S, and a PDUFA date of October 20, 2019 has been set. Furthermore, Foamix plans to submit a New Drug Application (NDA) for FMX103 during mid-2019, following positive long-term safety data in papulopustular rosacea patients. Now, let's take a closer look at what analysts are expecting ahead of October's FDA decision.FMX101's Approval Chances and ForecastsCredit Suisse analyst Vamil Divan sees a high likelihood of regulatory approval for FMX101, applying a 90% probability of success (POS). The analyst rates FOMX stock an Outperform with a $9.00 price target, which implies nearly 250% upside from current levels. With an FDA approval in hand (100% POS), Divan says his price target will be boosted to $11.00. According to the analyst, "an increase in the sample size (1,507 patients in this trial vs. ~500 each in the two prior trials) and improved site selection and training helped drive statistically significant [clinical] results," which put the company on track to win FDA approval.Similarly, H.C Wainright analyst Ram Selvaraju estimates the probability of regulatory approval at 85%, and assigns a $12.00 price target for the stock. If the price target is reached within 12 months, that would provide a 12-month return of nearly 360%. Selvaraju opined, "We believe that the current valuation situation presents an attractive entry point for value-focused investors, given the fact that Foamix currently trades about 2x book value [...] Our risk-adjusted net present value (rNPV) of FMX101 is $400M, which factors in an 85% probability of regulatory approval [...] We have employed a sum-of-the-parts valuation approach that yields a total projected firm value of $696M, which translates into a price objective of $12.00 assuming ~59M fully-diluted shares outstanding as of end-2019."Commercial Opportunity Selvaraju believes investors seem to be discounting both FMX101 and FMX103 from a commercial standpoint, but "this is unwarranted." Why? "These agents are based on well-known, validated and effective compounds in their respective target indications and have generated statistically significant efficacy data in large, robustlypowered pivotal studies. We also draw investors' attention to the large size and underserved nature of the target markets—namely, acne and rosacea—and the willingness of patients and physicians alike to try new formulations when they are introduced. Furthermore, we point to the user-friendly and well-tolerated nature of the Foamix formulations, which utilize the company's proprietary foam-based delivery technology to enhance efficacy while minimizing off-target systemic side effects," Selvaraju answers.Cowen analyst Ken Cacciatore has recently spoken with 3 dermatology KOLs; they all agreed that "the clinical data were as good or better than they would have expected," and, according to the analyst, one has indicated that "it looked "more impressive" than Aczone (which peaked at over $200MM+ before genericization)." Cacciatore believes that given the wide use of oral minocycline, clinicians are eager to have this option with potential similar efficacy yet without the the systemic side effects, and therefore, the marketing of FMX-101 should be a very easy story to tell. The analyst says "FMX-101 should be able to easily surpass the peak prescription levels of Aczone (via our consultants' feedback)," and "this would place FMX-101 to achieve at least $250MM in revenue." Furthermore, the analyst believes FMX-101 could ultimately reach his target of $350MM given what he believes will be "improved efficacy/outcomes." Cacciatore argues that "even undifferentiated dermatology assets are selling at 3x peak revenue. Using just FMX-101 alone – and the low-end ($250MM) of what we believe will be the ultimate product size – would yield a value of $750MM, or $13-15 per share."Bottom lineFoamix has seen its shares struggle mightily this year, but analysts continue to believe that this beaten-down biotech stock is a sure-fire winner. Analysts are confident that lead asset, FMX101, has substantial potential in treating acne, with an upcoming October 20, 2019 PDUFA date as a key potential positive catalyst for FOMX shares.This latest pullback has arguably skewed the risk-to-reward ratio for the better -- perhaps making FOMX an attractive buy for risk-tolerant investors. More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * Village Farms (VFF) Has a Lot Going for It * Hexo Has Difficult Days Ahead, Analyst Says * Square (SQ) Growth Slowing, But Evercore Remains Bullish on the Stock * This Analyst Sticks with His Buy Rating on Aphria (APHA) Stock, But Trims Price Target
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