Celgene (CELG) Misses On Q4 Earnings & Revenues

Summit, NJ based Celgene CorporationCELG is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs targeting cancer and inflammatory diseases. Celgene's key growth driver is Revlimid. The company's portfolio also includes Pomalyst/Imnovid, Abraxane, Otezla, Istodax, Vidaza and Thalomid/Thalidomide.

However, Celgene is facing generic competition for Vidaza. In this scenario, investor focus remains on the performance of Revlimid as well as recently launched Otezla apart from the usual top-and bottom-line numbers. Meanwhile, Celgene has been striking prudent acquisitions and inking strategic deals to bolster its pipeline. The company is also working on label expansion of its approved drugs.

Celgene's track record has been decent with the company beating earnings estimates on three occasions over the trailing four quarters. Overall, the company has delivered an average positive earnings surprise of 4.90%.

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 missed on fourth-quarter 2016 earnings. The company reported EPS of $1.41 (including share-based compensation expense and tax adjustments) while our consensus called for EPS of $1.43.

Revenues : Celgene posted revenues of $2.98 billion, below our consensus estimate of $3.0 billion.

2017 Outlook : Celgene anticipates earnings in the range of $7.10-$7.25 per share in 2017. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings is $6.55 per share. Net product sales are now expected to be approximately $13 billion - $13.4 billion.

Pre-Market Trading: Shares were down around 0.25% in pre-market trading .

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

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