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Kala Pharma: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) _ Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc. (KALA) on Thursday reported a loss of $25.4 million in its first quarter.

The Watertown, Massachusetts-based company said it had a loss of 75 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense and non-recurring costs, came to 67 cents per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 81 cents per share.

The biopharmaceutical company posted revenue of $1.4 million in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $964,000.

Kala Pharma shares have climbed 45% since the beginning of the year. The stock has fallen 56% in the last 12 months.

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