Ariad Pharmaceuticals Earnings: Here’s Why Investors Like These Results

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) had a loss and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 3.86%.

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Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.36 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.35 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 8025% to $6.5 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.36 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.38. It beat the average revenue estimate of $5.01 million.

Quoting Management: “Today, we report Iclusig revenues for the first time,” said Harvey J. Berger, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer of ARIAD. “The first quarter shows a very strong launch for Iclusig, which demonstrates early adoption of Iclusig in all lines of treatment for adult patients with CML or Ph+ALL that is resistant or intolerant to prior TKI therapy and impressive market penetration into both the community and academic physician settings. Our commercial team has shown that it can compete effectively in this market, and we will build on this momentum as we move forward through the year. Ensuring that Iclusig is available to all resistant or intolerant Ph+ leukemia adult patients in need of this new treatment option – independent of their ability to pay – is our priority.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 9185.71% from $70,000 in the previous quarter. EPS increased to $-0.36 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.36 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a loss of $0.33 to a loss $0.40. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of $1.26 to a loss of $1.65 over the last ninety days.

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