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How Vertex Pharmaceuticals Is Positioned Financially

Daniel Collins
How Vertex Pharmaceuticals Is Positioned Financially

In the first half of this year, Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ (VRTX) revenue grew ~40% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.4 billion from $994.6 million. Kalydeco, Orkambi, and Symdeko saw revenue of $253.0 million, $311.0 million, and $186.0 million, respectively, in Q2 2018, compared with $250.0 million, $354.0 million, and $34.0 million, respectively, in Q1 2018. Vertex’s revenue growth could boost the First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index ETF (FBT), of which Vertex comprises ~3.33%.