Cory Renauer
Value, research analyst, biotech, small-cap

Cubist Pharmaceuticals: Doomsday Preparation Update

Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST) is a highly profitable, commercial stage biopharmaceutical company based in Lexington, Massachusetts. It began producing positive cash flows in 2007 and hasn't looked back, largely on the strength of daptomycin (Cubicin), an antibiotic it purchased from Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) in 1997. In 2012, daptomycin comprised 93% of Cubist's total revenue. With only a few years of daptomycin exclusivity remaining, the company is facing armageddon. Here's a look at how much Cubist stands to lose, when they might lose it, and what they're doing to prepare for the impending loss of Cubicin exclusivity.

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