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Can Rigel Pharmaceuticals (RIGL) Exceed Q4 Earnings Expectations? Can Rigel Pharmaceuticals (RIGL) Exceed Q4 Earnings Expectations?

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We anticipate Rigel Pharmaceuticals RIGL to surpass expectations when it reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2023 results later this month or early next month. In the last reported quarter, the company delivered an earnings surprise of 57.14%.

Factors Driving Expectations

Rigel Pharmaceuticalsโ€™ two commercial products are Tavalisse tablets, catering to adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (โ€œITPโ€) who have had an unsatisfactory response to a previous treatment, and Rezlidhia (olutasidenib) capsules for treating relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (โ€œAMLโ€) in patients with an IDH1 mutation.

January saw Rigel Pharmaceuticals announce preliminary fourth-quarter 2023 total revenues of approximately $35.7 million. This includes Tavalisse net product sales of $25.7 million, up 17.4%, and Rezlidhia net product sales of $3.9 million, up 333% year over year.

Tavalisse tablet sales have been bolstered by demand growth, marked by a consistent increase in new patient starts, a trend that continued to fuel revenues in the fourth quarter.

Although Rezlidhiaโ€™s sales were initially sluggish post-launch in December 2022, the companyโ€™s efforts to boost product awareness have started yielding results, evident from improving sales trends in the fourth quarter.

Rigel Pharmaceuticalsโ€™ pivotal pipeline candidate, R2891, an investigational, potent, and selective IRAK1/4 inhibitor in a phase I study for treating patients with lower-risk myeloid dysplastic syndrome who are refractory/resistant to prior therapies, is currently enrolling, with preliminary data expected in mid-2024. The update on the conference call is anticipated to shed light on this.

In January, Rigel Pharmaceuticals announced a collaboration with CONNECT, an international collaborative network of pediatric cancer centers, to conduct a phase II study to evaluate Rezlidhia for treating newly diagnosed IDH1-mutant high-grade glioma, further enhancing the companyโ€™s growth prospects.

Earnings Surprise History

The company has a record of beating estimates in the last four quarters, averaging a four-quarter earnings surprise of 58.14%.

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Rigel Pharmaceuticalsโ€™ stock has declined 25.5% in the past year, outperforming the industryโ€™s decrease of 4.4%.

Favorable Earnings Outlook

Our proven model predicts an earnings beat for Rigel Pharmaceuticals in the to-be-reported quarter. The companyโ€™s Earnings ESP stands at +71.43% with a Zacks Rank #3, indicating a potential positive surprise. This bodes well for the upcoming announcement.

Comparative Analysis

In comparison, other large drug/biotech players set to release their earnings include:

Moderna (MRNA) with an Earnings ESP of +37.55% and a Zacks Rank #3. Despite a 47.0% decline in its stock over the past year, Moderna has consistently surpassed earnings estimates in three of its last four quarters, averaging a four-quarter earnings surprise of 31.20%.

Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), which has an Earnings ESP of +877.29% and a Zacks Rank #2, with an 8% rise in stock performance over the past year. Sarepta Therapeutics has a stellar track record of beating earnings estimates in each of the last four quarters, delivering a four-quarter earnings surprise of 48.67%, on average.

Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA) boasts an Earnings ESP of +31.10% and a Zacks Rank #2. Despite a 31.3% decline in its stock over the past year, Intellia Therapeutics has exceeded earnings estimates in three of the last four quarters, averaging a four-quarter earnings surprise of 5.04%.

Investors can stay updated on upcoming earnings announcements using the Zacks Earnings Calendar.

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