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AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

March 11, 2011 | About:

AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AVEO) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a market cap of $517.7 million; its shares were traded at around $14.54 with and P/S ratio of 11.6.

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The aggregate market value of the registrants common stock, $0.001 par value per share (Common Stock), held by non-affiliates of the registrant, based on the last reported sale price of the Common Stock on the NASDAQ Global Market at the close of business on June 30, 2010, was $161,865,077. For purposes hereof, shares of Common Stock held by each executive officer and director of the registrant and entities affiliated with such executive officers and directors have been excluded from the foregoing calculation because such persons and entities may be deemed to be affiliates of the registrant. This determination of affiliate status is not necessarily a conclusive determination for other purposes.

Under the collaboration agreement, we received an initial cash payment of $125 million, comprised of a $75 million license fee and $50 million in research and development funding. We expect to retain net proceeds of approximately $96 million of the initial cash payment from Astellas, after payments to KHK and strategic, legal and financial advisors. We are also eligible to receive from Astellas an aggregate of approximately $1.3 billion in potential milestone payments relating to development and commercialization milestones for tivozanib. In addition, if tivozanib is successfully developed and launched in the royalty territory, Astellas will be required to pay to us tiered, double digit royalties on net sales of tivozanib in the royalty territory, if any, subject to offsets under certain circumstances. We are required to pay to KHK a specified percentage of milestones and royalties we may receive from Astellas in connection with Astellas development and commercialization activities in Europe and the royalty territory.

Despite the various challenges encountered with the approved VEGF receptor inhibitors, sales of VEGF pathway inhibitor drugs have been estimated to exceed over $10 billion worldwide in 2010, based on quarterly and annual reports made publicly available by companies marketing such drugs. According to EvaluatePharma® consensus forecasts from equity research analysts, drugs targeting angiogenesis are projected to have sales of more than $14 billion by 2014. Currently approved VEGF pathway inhibitors include Avastin® (bevacizumab), an antibody that blocks only one of the ligands for the VEGF receptors, and Nexavar® (sorafenib), Sutent® (sunitinib) and Votrient® (pazopanib), each of which are small molecule drugs that target the VEGF receptors, but that also bind to a number of other targets with varying potency.

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