Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) is not yet giving in to the challenge posed by Revlimid’s loss of patent. The company hopes that by increasing the annual EPS annually it will be able to effectively regain its equilibrium.
The patent loss by Revlimid has left a large number of people surprised since this wasn’t expected, more so at this point in time. Investors play a major role towards the growth and establishment of any organization. That is the reason why they have to be kept happy most of the time so that they continue investing more. It comes as a great disappointment that Celgene failed to give a timely update about the expected 2020 guidance. This is something that needs to be looked at and rectified in the future.
What is the way forward for Celgene?
Celgene is determined now more than ever and it is clear from its recent announcement. The company announced its intention of purchasing biotech Delinia. It is a move expected to cost a fortune since it is going for about $300 million not forgetting the $425 million which is expected to cater developments. This will help cater for Delinia’s lead program, IL-2 mutation Fc fusion protein which helps regulate T cells as well as the DEL-106.
There is need for Celgene to regain its lost glory and that will only happen if it commits itself to getting back to its initial standards.
Evercore analyst Mark Schoenebaum’s response
This not happening for the first time considering that in some trade carried out a little time back its shares had fallen with a 2.6 margin.
In a note to clients, Evercore analyst Mark Schoenebaum acknowledged that he had indeed received information that a lot of clients expected Celgene to officially unveil its 2020 guidance as soon as possible. He denied all claims regarding Celgene raising the 2020 targets and trashed all of them as groundless.