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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals: Fusilev Has Explosive Month in June

In my recent article Spectrum Pharmaceuticals: The Bull and the Bear Case, I wrote about the tug of war between bears and bulls on Spectrum Pharmaceuticals. There are several elements to the bear case that has resulted in a short position that amounts to 52% of the float. The centerpiece of the bear argument has been that Fusilev sales will erode sharply as generic leucovorin re-enters the market. However, generic leucovorin is now widely available and Fusilev just keeps on rolling.

The latest Wolters Kluwer numbers have just been published and Fusilev unit sales and sales volume doubled in June over May. This is shown below:



Fusilev 50 mg units
Vials Sales
January 73,807 $14,761,400
February 98,050 $19,610,000
March 123,185 $24,637,000
April 113,316 $22,499,866
May 124,339 $24,867,800
June 248,587 $49,717,400

Source: Wolters Kluwer


I have not had a chance to analyze the possible reasons for the explosive June numbers and what they portend for the future. It is probably the case, although I don’t know at the time of this writing, that Spectrum received an unusually large order from some account. However, I thought that it was important to get this information out quickly. For more detail on the investment outlook for Spectrum, please refer to my recent report. When I have more information, I will get back.

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