ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMGN)
Shareholders of ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMGN) were underwhelmed by the biotech firm’s Q2 2017 financial results as the stock dropped nearly 15% today. The loss comes despite ImmunoGen reporting a narrower Q2 2017 (-$0.10) cent per share loss than the expected street estimate loss of (-$0.14).
ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMGN) revenues increased by 427% YoY to $39 million which beat the consensus estimate by $5 million. The revenue increase was driven by higher license and milestone fees totalling $31.1 million compared with the $0.08 million a year ago. This figure includes a $30 million paid-up license fee related to a licensing agreement with Sanofi SNY and $1 millionphase I milestone payment from the collaboration agreement with CytomX Therapeutics. ImmunoGen’s agreement with CytomX allows each company to develop candidates to a specified number of cancer targets using CytomX’s Probody antibody-masking technology. ImmunoGen’s cash and cash equivalents at the end of Jun 2017 were $150.3 million compared with $126.6 million as of Dec 2016. The company expects to use its current cash and expected cash to fund operations through the second quarter of 2018.
ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMGN) developed their proprietary ADC technology to enable the development of cancer therapies. The concept of an ADC is to deploy an antibody that will attach itself to a target (its antigen) found on tumor cells to deliver a cancer-killing agent specifically to these cells.
ImmunoGen has built a large portfolio of ADC technologies. Their technology is used in Roche’s Kadcyla® (ado-trastuzumab emtansine) – the only ADC approved to treat a type of solid tumor – and in two other ADCs now in advanced testing for different types of solid tumors.
Prior to today’s financial release, shares of ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMGN) had risen over 191% YTD and over 110% for the year. In 2014, reported sales hit their high mark of $86.5 million but in 2015 the figure was $60 million and for 2016 the number came in at just $21.5 million.
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