Apontis Pharma is a specialty pharma company focused purely on the German market, where it has a rich commercial heritage (formerly Schwarz Pharma and then UCB Innere Medizin). Its current focus is on driving uptake of its single pills for cardiovascular disease, but it also has co-marketing agreements with large-cap pharma for branded respiratory and diabetes drugs.
Following its successful IPO in May, Apontis’s maiden results highlight that the expansion of its single pill franchise continues at pace and should continue to provide high double-digit sales growth. These pills are combinations of commonly co-prescribed generic drugs that have been reformulated into one branded pill. We believe an increasing mix of these higher-margin single pills will improve profitability. Apontis’s shares have appreciated since they were initially priced at €19.0/share (up c 16%) and the company has a market cap of €187m with an EV of c €157m.