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Radius Health (RDUS) Posts Wider-than-Expected Q2 Loss

Radius Health, Inc.RDUS is a Waltham, Massachusetts-based development-stage biopharmaceutical company with a focus on the development of new therapeutics for the treatment of osteoporosis and other serious endocrine-mediated diseases.

With no approved products in its portfolio, Radius Health has not generated revenues yet. In this scenario, investor focus remains on updates on pipeline progress.

The company's lead candidate, abaloparatide subcutaneous (abaloparatide-SC), is being developed for reducing the risk of fractures in postmenopausal osteoporosis. The candidate is currently under review in both the U.S. and the EU. It expects an opinion from the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) for its application in late 2016 or in 2017.

A potential approval would allow Radius Health to record its first commercial sales. The company is looking for a partner to commercialize abaloparatide.

Radius Health has a disappointing track record so far. The company has missed estimates in all of the four trailing quarters with a negative average surprise of 15.62%.

Currently, Radius Health 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: Radius Health posted wider-than-expected loss in the second quarter of 2016. While our consensus called for a loss of 98 cents per share, the company reported a loss of $1.01.

Revenue: With no approved product in its portfolio, Radius Health has not generated any revenues in the reported quarter.

Key Stats: Radius Health is currently seeking a commercialization partner for abaloparatide-SC prior to launch. The company's New Drug Application (NDA) for abaloparatide-SC is currently under review in the U.S. with an action date of Mar 30, 2017. Radius Health is also developing abaloparatide-transdermal, (abaloparatide-TD) as a short wear-time transdermal patch.

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