$CELG Beats on Q1 Earnings, Shares Down – Tale of the Tape


Celgene (CELG) Beats on Q1 Earnings, Shares Down – Tale of the Tape

Celgene Corporation (CELG) a leading biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs targeting cancer and immune/inflammatory diseases. The Summit, NJ based company is well known for Revlimid and oncology products like Vidaza, Istodax, Abraxane, Pomalyst and Thalomid.


However, like many of its peers, Celgene is facing generic competition for several of the important products including Vidaza.


In this scenario, investor focus remains on the performance of key products like Revlimid as well as recently approved products like Otezla. Celgene is also looking to expand Revlimid’s label.


Celgene has a pretty good earnings track record with the company delivering positive earnings surprises in each of the last four quarters with an average surprise of 4.36%.


Currently, Celgene has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), but that could definitely change following the company’s earnings report which was just released. We have highlighted some of the key stats from this just-revealed announcement below:


Earnings: Celgene earnings were above expectations. Our consensus called for EPS of 93 cents and the company reported EPS of 95 cents (including stock-based compensation expenses and tax adjustments).


Revenue: Revenues were slightly below our estimates. Celgene posted revenues of $2.06 billion as compared to our consensus estimate of $2.12 billion.


Key Stats: Celgene revenues were driven by impressive Revlimid sales. Celgene continues to expect adjusted earnings per share (excluding stock-based compensation) in the range of $4.60 to $4.75 per share in 2015.


Stock Price:  Shares are down 4.1% in pre-market trading following the release.


Check back later for our full write up on this Celgene earnings report later!



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