GSK, a U.K.-based pharmaceutical company, is set to announce its financial results on Wednesday amidst a week filled with major pharmaceutical earnings. After a lackluster performance in 2023, GSK, like its counterparts, aims to bounce back and regain momentum. While GSK's American depositary receipt saw a 5.6% increase in 2023, the S&P 500 experienced a notable 24% rise.
GSK's Performance in 2023
Compared to peers such as Pfizer and Bristol Myers Squibb, GSK's performance in 2023 was relatively better. Both Pfizer and Bristol Myers Squibb face significant patent cliffs in the near future, unlike GSK. However, GSK does have its own patent expiration looming for a crucial HIV antiviral. Nevertheless, investors are primarily interested in GSK's new respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, Arexvy, which had an impressive launch in 2023.
Industry analysts project that GSK will report fourth-quarter earnings of 29 pence per share, with sales amounting to £7.6 billion (approximately $9.6 billion). In the same quarter of the previous year, sales reached £7.8 billion.
GSK's American depositary receipt has shown positive performance this year, increasing by approximately 5% thus far. Over the past 12 months, it has seen a growth of about 11%.
Arexvy: The Leading RSV Vaccine for Older Adults
Arexvy, a groundbreaking RSV vaccine designed specifically for older adults, made its debut in the U.S. during the fall of last year. Despite facing fierce competition from Pfizer's Abrysvo, Arexvy has managed to establish dominance within the commercial market. In fact, during a recent investor conference in January, Pfizer's CEO revealed that Abrysvo only holds a 35% market share in the United States.
Impressively, Arexvy generated sales amounting to an astounding £709 million in the third quarter of 2023. Although the Food and Drug Administration has currently approved Arexvy solely for adults aged 60 and above, the company aims to expand its approval to include adults in the age range of 50 and above.
Aside from Arexvy, there are several other notable products in GlaxoSmithKline's portfolio worth keeping an eye on. One such product is Shingrix, an immensely popular vaccine for shingles. Additionally, Dovato, an effective and groundbreaking treatment for HIV, holds great promise.
In 2022, GlaxoSmithKline successfully separated its consumer health joint venture with Pfizer and formed a new publicly traded company called Haleon. This move marked GSK's transition into a pure-play biopharmaceutical company. Looking ahead, CEO Emma Walmsley expressed her confidence in delivering strong and sustained momentum throughout 2024. She emphasized the company's commitment to growth and continued progress in developing innovative solutions within their core therapy areas.
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