SAN FRANCISCO – Dexcom Inc. is working hard to take its business to the next level. Wall Street has been rewarding it heavily, doubling its market cap to about $21 billion since the end of 2018. But investors pulled back a tad on the company’s presentation at the J.P. Morgan (JPM) Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, sending shares down about 4% despite beating analyst expectations.
Germantown, Md.-based Senseonics Inc. said results from a recent study confirm that the sensor in its Eversense continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system performs well over multiple, sequential 90-day and 180-day cycles. The real-world trial assessed the accuracy of the Eversense data management system by comparing sensor blood sugar values with self-monitored glucose values in 945 adults.
Diabetes management company Dexcom Inc. trounced Wall Street forecasts for the third quarter of 2019, with the company reporting worldwide sales of $396.3 million, up 49% from $266.7 million in the same period of 2018. Dexcom officials attributed the surge to volume growth plus new patient additions as providers and consumers become more aware of the benefits of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), where Dexcom's G6 has seen steady demand since launching in June 2018.