Chinese Biotech I-Mab Plans to Repurchase Stocks of USD 20 Mn

Healthcare Author: Mengyao Zhang Jul 16, 2020 12:36 PM (GMT+8)

The Nasdaq-listed Chinese clinical-stage biopharmaceutical is taking action in response to the market undervaluation.

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I-Mab (IMAB:Nasdaq) authorized a stock repurchase program, planning to buy back ordinary shares, or ADS (American depositary shares), of up to USD 20 million.  

Dr. Jingwu Zang, M.D., Ph.D., founder of I-Mab, comments that “this program underscores our full confidence in the potential of I-Mab’s highly differentiated, globally competitive pipeline”.

The biotechnology’s share price has increased to USD 32.71, from USD 12.5, since the IPO in January 2020, given at a P/E ratio of -18.3x – it is negative because I-Mab has not turned a profit yet. Beigene (BGNE:Nasdaq) and Burning Rock (BNR:Nasdaq), the other two Chinese concept biotech companies have a P/E ratio of -14.7x and -23.7 each as of July 15 (US time).