Shield Therapeutics Edison

Shield Therapeutics


£121.3m market cap

103.5p last close

Shield Therapeutics is a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company. Its proprietary product, Feraccru, is approved by the EMA for iron deficiency and is undergoing review with the US FDA. Feraccru is currently marketed through partners Norgine, AOP Orphan and Ewopharma.

Investment summary

Shield Therapeutics is a commercial-stage speciality pharmaceutical company based in the UK. Its primary focus is the commercialisation of Feraccru, approved by the EMA for the treatment of iron deficiency, with or without anaemia. The commercialisation of Feraccru in key markets (ex-US) is in the hands of distribution partners Norgine, AOP Orphan and Ewopharma. Positive top-line data from a Phase IIIb marketing study (AEGIS-H2H) should drive clinical uptake and aid top-line growth. Shield retains the US marketing rights for Feraccru and will seek a partner once a decision on regulatory approval is reached by the US FDA (PDUFA date 27 July 2019).

Y/E Dec
Revenue (£m)
PBT (£m)
EPS (p)
P/E (x)
P/CF (x)
2017A 0.6 (18.5) (18.4) (17.4) N/A N/A
2018A 11.9 (2.8) (5.2) (2.0) N/A N/A
2019E 3.0 (7.0) (9.4) (6.5) N/A N/A
2020E 2.7 (7.9) (10.2) (7.8) N/A N/A
Industry outlook

The market for iron deficiency is substantial, and Feraccru is a unique oral formulation of iron developed to overcome the side effect profile of salt-based oral iron therapies, and provides an alternative treatment to intravenously (IV) administered iron.

Last updated on 25/07/2019
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Balance sheet
Forecast net cash (£m) 4.7
Forecast gearing ratio (%) N/A
Price performance
Actual (9.2) 17.0 168.8
Relative* (10.2) 16.4 176.3
52-week high/low 120.5p/30.5p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Carl Sterritt CEO
Tim Watts Interim CFO