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A Review of Clovis Oncology’s Financial Performance

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In the first quarter, Clovis Oncology’s (CLVS) product revenue rose YoY (year-over-year) to $18.5 million from $7 million. This revenue primarily consisted of US Rubraca (rucaparib) sales. 

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Operating expenses

Clovis’s product costs of sales rose YoY to $4 million from $1.1 million due to higher product sales in the first quarter, and its research and development expenses rose YoY to $43.5 million from $32.4 million due to higher rucaparib clinical trial costs resulting from higher enrolment.

Its selling, general, and administrative expenses rose YoY to $39.2 million from $29.2 million due to the preparation of commercialization activities in Europe, and its total operating expenses rose YoY to $87.2 million from $63.2 million. As a result, its operating loss widened YoY to $68.6 million from $56.1 million.

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Clovis’s interest expenses increased marginally YoY in the first quarter, to $2.63 million from $2.58 million. It incurred a legal settlement loss of $8.0 million due to a one-time charge related to a potential litigation claim against the company.

As a consequence, Clovis’s net loss increased YoY to $77.7 million from $58.4 million, widening its net loss per share to $1.54 from $1.33. In the next part of this series, we’ll look at Clovis Oncology’s cash flow and valuation.

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