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Esperion Therapeutics: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) _ Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR) on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $87.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

On a per-share basis, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company said it had net income of $3.07.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.32 per share.

The biopharmaceutical company posted revenue of $145.4 million in the period, which also beat Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $94.9 million.

Esperion Therapeutics shares have risen 5% since the beginning of the year. The stock has increased 18% in the last 12 months.

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