Ultragenyx Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Corporate Update

- May 8th, 2018

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel products for rare and ultra-rare diseases, today reported its financial results and corporate update for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. As quoted in the press release: For the first quarter of 2018, Ultragenyx reported net income of $30.3 million, or $0.63 per … Continued

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel products for rare and ultra-rare diseases, today reported its financial results and corporate update for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

As quoted in the press release:

For the first quarter of 2018, Ultragenyx reported net income of $30.3 million, or $0.63 per basic share and $0.62 per diluted share, compared with a net loss for the first quarter of 2017 of $68.3 million, or $1.63 per share, basic and diluted. The income for the first quarter of 2018 includes the $130 million gain from the sale of the priority review voucher (PRV). The net income for the first quarter of 2018 reflected cash used in operations of $89.5 million compared to $61.2 million reflected in the net loss for the same period in 2017.

For the first quarter of 2018, Ultragenyx reported $10.7 million in total revenue, which includes $1.3 million in product revenue from Mepsevii™ (vestronidase alfa) and UX007, and $9.4 million in collaboration and license revenue, primarily from our research agreement with Bayer. Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2018 were $107.2 million compared with $70.0 million for the same period in 2017, including non-cash stock-based compensation of $18.8 million and $14.5 million in the first quarter of 2018 and 2017, respectively.  The increase in total operating expenses is due to the increase in development, commercial, and general and administrative costs as the company commercializes, grows and advances its pipeline.

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