ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) 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.
ArQule Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.09 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.08 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Decreased 33.41% to $5.66 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: ArQule Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.09 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.11. It beat the average revenue estimate of $3.78 million.
Quoting Management: “With respect to our lead product, tivantinib, in January we enrolled the first patient in the pivotal Phase 3 METIV trial of tivantinib as a single agent in HCC,” said Paolo Pucci, chief executive officer of ArQule. “Building upon the clinical benefits observed in MET-high patients in our Phase 2 trial, investigators in the METIV trial are enrolling previously treated patients with MET-high tumors. We have opened a number of sites in the U.S. and Europe during the past several months, and we look forward to building momentum in patient enrollment in the months to come.”
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Revenue increased 10.12% from $5.14 million in the previous quarter. EPS were the same at $-0.09 in the quarter as EPS of $-0.09 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a loss of $0.12 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a loss of $0.54 to a loss of $0.48 over the last ninety days.
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