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Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) has announced financial results for recently concluded 4Q2015 and entire year 2015. As per the reports, the yearly loss for Novavax surpassed $156.9 million, whereas the quarterly loss touched $78.8 million. Novavax is one of the leading clinical stage vaccine companies focusing on development, research and commercialization of recombinant nanoparticle adjuvants and vaccines.

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During the fourth quarter, Novavax managed to start the Phase 3 trial of its RSV F Vaccine. The final results of this trial are expected to be announced by the end of 2016. Meanwhile, Novavax reported a net loss of $0.29 per share or $78.8 million for the quarter compared to net loss of $0.13 or $31.5 million during the same time in 2014. For the 12-month period, the net loss rose to $0.60 per share or $156.9 million in total compared to previous year’s net loss of $0.37 per share or $82.9 million in total.

Novavax reported 13% plunge in quarterly earnings as it reported $5.9 million revenue for 4Q2015 as compared to $6.7 million revenues during the same period in 2014. Although quarterly revenues declined, it reported 18% plunge in yearly earnings. The revenues for 2015 were $36.3 million as compared to $30.7 in 2014. Reports claim that this growth was primarily driven by the recovery of $7.7 million under BARDA contract and $3.1 million for its influenza VLP vaccine in Australia.

When it comes to expenses, Novavax reported 128% increase in R&D spending to $75.9 million in 4Q2015. For the entire year, R&D expenses were calculated as $162.6 million, 72% higher than the previous year. Company’s General & Administrative expenses increased to $8.9 million in 4Q2015, up 75% from 4Q2014. For the full year, G&A expenses were $30.8 million, 55% higher than the previous year.

Going forward, Novavax will announce top-line data from Phase 2 RSV F Vaccine and Phase 3 pivotal RSV F Vaccine rollover in the second and third quarter, which will determine company’s position at the end of the year.

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