BB Biotech (BION)

Last close As at 04/03/2024

CHF46.15

0.35 (0.76%)

Market capitalisation

CHF2,582m

BB Biotech, a Switzerland-based investment company, targets long-term capital growth from biotechnology companies developing and marketing innovative drugs. At least 90% of the portfolio is held in listed companies, primarily those that already have products on the market or promising drug candidates in advanced stages of development. BION is benchmarked against the Nasdaq Biotech Index (in CHF) but is managed on a bottom-up basis, with a focused c 20–35 stock portfolio.

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Key Management

  • Claude Mikkelsen

    Director of IR

  • Daniel Koller

    Head of investment management

  • Dr Silvia Siegfried-Schanz

    Director of IR

  • Erich Hunziker

    Chairman

Share Price Performance

Price Performance
% 1M 3M 12M
Actual 2.6 20.2 (15.7)
Relative 1.6 14.1 (18.2)
52 week high/low CHF55.0/CHF35.6

Overview

BB Biotech (BION) offers investors exposure to the innovative, rapidly expanding biotech sector. BION is the largest biotech investor among its investment company peers. It invests in high-quality biotech assets that target substantial market opportunities. BION’s managers are optimistic about the outlook for the sector. They believe sentiment towards the sector should improve as interest rates peak and begin to decline. Meanwhile, they expect to see ongoing fundamental progress by portfolio holdings, with several due to reach key regulatory, clinical or commercial milestones over coming months. In addition, historically low valuations have created opportunities to add or top up exposure to interesting companies at attractive prices. BION differentiates itself from its peers by its highly competitive dividend policy – it pays a dividend equivalent to 5% of the average share price over December each year.

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