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How Is Sarepta Therapeutics Positioned in January?

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Jan. 7 2019, Updated 1:50 p.m. ET

Revenue trends

In the first nine months of 2018, Sarepta Therapeutics’ net revenues grew ~123% YoY to reach $216.6 million from $97.3 million. In the third quarter of 2018, the company’s revenue grew ~71% YoY to $78.5 million from $46.0 million.

Wall Street analysts estimate that Sarepta Therapeutics will generate revenues of $85.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Analysts also estimate that the company’s net revenue in fiscal 2018 will be around $301.1 million, which represents ~49.9% YoY growth.

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In the third quarter of 2018, Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), and BioMarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN), Sarepta Therapeutics’ peers in the biopharmaceuticals market, reported revenues of $27.8 million, $783.9 million, and $391.7 million, respectively, which represents a ~81.9% YoY decline, a ~42.04% YoY increase, and a ~17.23% YoY increase.

Wall Street analysts estimate that Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), and BioMarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN) will generate revenues of $1.2 billion, $3.0 billion, and $1.5 billion, respectively, which represents ~289%, ~37.41%, and ~15% YoY growth.

Expense trends

In the first nine months of 2018, Sarepta Therapeutics’ cost of sales excluding amortization of in-licensed rights amounted to $21.1 million compared to $3.8 million in the same period the prior year. In the first nine months of 2018, Sarepta Therapeutics reported R&D (research and development) and SG&A (selling, general, and administrative) expenses of $255.6 million and $143.5 million, respectively, compared to $122.3 million and $90.5 million in the same period the prior year.

Wall Street analysts estimate that Sarepta Therapeutics will report cost of sales, SG&A, and R&D expenses of $30.2 million, $190.88 million and $317.02 million, respectively, in fiscal 2018.

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