GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH) reported third-quarter 2020 financial results before the regular trading hours on Tuesday. The company, which specializes in cannabinoid prescription medicines, reported a 51% spike in Q3 revenue to $137.1 million, surpassing the Wall Street consensus. Net earnings narrowed to 0.03 per share, stronger than the target that analysts had projected.
GWPH shares gained 19% during market hours. The stock has increased 4% since the beginning of this year.
Epidiolex accounted for a lion’s share of the total revenues, contributing $132.6 million in Q3.
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