Opevesostat is a small molecule commercialized by Merck, with a leading Phase III program in Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer. According to Globaldata, it is involved in 6 clinical trials, which are ongoing. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of Opevesostat’s valuation in its risk-adjusted NPV model (rNPV). Buy the model here.

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The revenue for Opevesostat is expected to reach an annual total of $235 mn by 2040 globally based off GlobalData’s Revenue Model. The drug’s revenue forecasts along with estimated costs are used to measure the value of an investment opportunity in that drug, otherwise known as net present value (NPV). Applying the drug’s phase transition success rate to remaining R&D costs and likelihood of approval (LoA) to sales related costs provides a risk-adjusted NPV model (rNPV). The rNPV model is a more conservative valuation measure that accounts for the risk of a drug in clinical development failing to progress.

Opevesostat Overview

opevesostat is under development for the treatment of metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. The drug candidate is administered orally in the form of tablet. It acts by targeting CYP11A1.

Merck Overview

Merck is a biopharmaceutical company with focus on the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of prescription medicines, biologic therapies, vaccines, and animal health products. It offers prescription products for the treatment of cardiovascular conditions, cancer, immune disorders, infectious and respiratory diseases, and diabetes, among others. The company provides animal health products such as vaccines, poultry products, livestock products and aquaculture products. Merck sells medicines to drug wholesalers, retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed health care providers; and animal health products to veterinarians, distributors, and animal producers. The company and its subsidiaries operate in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Merck is headquartered in Rahway, New Jersey, the US.
The company reported revenues of (US Dollars) US$60,115 million for the fiscal year ended December 2023 (FY2023), an increase of 1.4% over FY2022. In FY2023, the company’s operating margin was 3%, compared to an operating margin of 30.3% in FY2022. In FY2023, the company recorded a net margin of 0.6%, compared to a net margin of 24.5% in FY2022. The company reported revenues of US$15,775 million for the first quarter ended March 2024, an increase of 7.8% over the previous quarter.

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This content was updated on 10 June 2024

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The rNPV method integrates the probability of a drug reaching a clinical stage into the cash flow at that time, which provides a more accurate valuation, as it considers the probability that the drug never makes it through the clinical pathway to commercialization. GlobalData’s rNPV model uses proprietary likelihood of approval (LoA) and phase transition success rate (PTSR) data for the indication in the highest development stage, which can be found on GlobalData’s Pharmaceutical Intelligence Center.