Ardea's 2007 year-end cash balance was $66.2 million, compared to $48.7 million for the 2006 year-end cash balance. The December 31, 2007 cash balance includes net proceeds of $37.2 million from a private placement of common stock in December 2007.
The net loss for the fourth quarter 2007 was $9.1 million, or $0.86 per share, compared to a net loss for the same period in 2006 of $0.5 million, or $0.05 per share. The net loss for the year ended December 31, 2007 was $25.3 million, or $2.55 per share, compared to a net loss for the year ended December 31, 2006 of $0.6 million, or $0.07 per share. The net loss for the quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2007 included non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $0.6 million, or $0.05 per share, and $1.4 million, or $0.14 per share, respectively. The difference between the Company's 2007 and 2006 results reflects the rebuilding of its operations combined with the advancement and expansion of its preclinical and clinical drug development programs.
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2007 were $0.3 million, compared to zero for the same period in 2006. Revenues for the full-year 2007 were $3.1 million compared to zero for 2006. The increase is due to research performed by the Company as part of a master services agreement with Valeant.
2008 Financial Guidance
On December 31, 2007, the Company had a total of $66.2 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. Excluding any funds that Ardea may receive from future business development activities, the Company anticipates 2008 net cash usage to be between $45 million and $50 million.
About Ardea Biosciences
Ardea Biosciences, of San Diego, California, is a biotechnology company
focused on the discovery and development of small-molecule therapeutics for
the treatment of HIV, cancer and inflammatory diseases, including gout. We
have three drug candidates in clinical trials and several
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