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FibroGen: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ FibroGen Inc. (FGEN) on Thursday reported a loss of $45.4 million in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the San Francisco-based company said it had a loss of 53 cents.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 68 cents per share.

The biotech drug developer posted revenue of $23.9 million in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $20 million.

FibroGen shares have fallen slightly more than 1% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $45.67, a decrease of 5% in the last 12 months.

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