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Akorn: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) _ Akorn Inc. (AKRX) on Tuesday reported a loss of $82.2 million in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Lake Forest, Illinois-based company said it had a loss of 65 cents. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 10 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 14 cents per share.

The generic drugmaker posted revenue of $165.9 million in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $153 million.

Akorn expects full-year revenue in the range of $690 million to $710 million.

The company's shares closed at $3.03. A year ago, they were trading at $11.74.

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