Aratana reports 4Q loss

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LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) _ Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (PETX) on Tuesday reported a loss of $15.6 million in its fourth quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Leawood, Kansas-based company said it had a loss of 37 cents. Losses, adjusted for asset impairment costs, came to 19 cents per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 23 cents per share.

The developer of pet medications posted revenue of $10.5 million in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.7 million.

For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $47.5 million, or $1.17 per share. Revenue was reported as $25.6 million.

In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, the company's shares hit $4.43. A year ago, they were trading at $6.95.

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